Jamaica Gleaner

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:22:02 -0500
Flagging public outrage over a domestic violence scandal, House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert called out the Opposition on Tuesday, pushing for there to be a definitive statement on whether members of parliament who are involved in criminal...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:21:08 -0500
Vaccines due for 2nd shots only – NHF
As the global shortage of COVID-19 vaccines worsens, chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF), Howard Mitchell, has disclosed that the 55,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine expected from the COVAX Facility later this week will be...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:20:45 -0500
Wright’s Foote kicks back with lawsuit threat
Attorney-at-law Able-Don Foote has sounded a warning that a chorus of public comments about George Wright, the member of parliament for Westmoreland Central, could be construed as defamatory as the police had found no evidence to take action...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:23:13 -0500
CMO warns against Sharpe vaccine death rumour
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has dismissed speculation that the death of veteran broadcaster Michael Sharpe on Tuesday was linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine he received on Sunday, March 14. Speaking with the...

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:21:23 -0500
Pastor challenges COVID law as unconstitutional
A religious company affiliated with embattled clergyman Jeffrey Shuttleworth has slapped the Government with a lawsuit over the legislation it has used as a vehicle to impose public order and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Freedom Come...

Jamaica Observer

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Many countries reopen for tourism
COMING on the heels of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clearing people who are fully vaccinated for travel, and inoculation programmes picking up steam in major markets, a number of countries are starting to welcome to...

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Oversight of NIF, resort company now under control
PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Colette Roberts Risden yesterday pointed to a runaway oversight system in the relationship between the National Insurance Fund (NIF) and its resort management company (NI...

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 06:20:01 GMT
'We can't stop here,' Biden tells America after Floyd verdict
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) - President Joe Biden said yesterday the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd "can be a giant step forward" for the nation in the fight against s...

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Michael Sharpe remembered as fearless journalist
VETERAN Jamaican journalist Michael Sharpe was yesterday remembered as one who was fearless while on the job and who was never afraid to give young people a shot at success in journalism.Sharpe, who spent close to 40 years in the profes...

Wed, Apr 21, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
America breathes
MINNEAPOLIS, United States (AFP) - "Guilty!" As the jury's murder conviction against white ex-policeman Derek Chauvin was relayed on a loudspeaker yesterday, the anxious crowd in front of the Minneapolis courthouse erupted in joy and ex...

Jamaica Star

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:40:13 -0500
17-year-old charged with shooting with intent
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged a following an incident along Sea Pathway, Phase 2, Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11 on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was charged with shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm and...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:17:48 -0500
Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:40:08 -0500
Jamaica to pull out of World Relays
Jamaica has pulled out of the World Athletics Relays which is set for Chorzow in Poland. The decision to withdraw from the May 1-2 championship event, is expected to be confirmed by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association shortly (JAAA).......

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 14:39:05 -0500
Man apprehended after snatching woman's bag
A man who attempted to rob an accountant along the busy commercial strip of William Street in Port Antonio, Portland is now in police custody. Reports are that the man snatched a bag containing money from the accountant and then ran on to Blake...

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:48:10 -0500
118 additional COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths
Jamaica has recorded 11 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 738. Those who died on Monday are: * A 42-year-old man from Trelawny whose death was previously under investigation * An 88-year-old male from Trelawny * A 60-year-old woman...