Jamaica Gleaner

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:15:24 -0500
SOE dilemma - Court rules against unconstitutional detentions
A landmark Supreme Court decision ruling as unconstitutional the months-long detention of five men without charge could doom the Holness administration’s much-touted plans to use states of emergency (SOEs) as a long-term crime-fighting measure.......

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:14:11 -0500
‘How much longer must we suffer?’ - Anger at NHT as MoBay home turns flood zone
WESTERN BUREAU: Joan and Elvis Clarke have inherited “a mini Dunn’s River Falls”, which has literally claimed ownership of their home. It only has to rain for 20 minutes for their Rosemount Gardens home to be flooded out. Their ordeal can be....

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:08:52 -0500
Farming family plants seed of faith - Charlemont clan holds strain as thieves, mongooses test patience
Jermaine Black and his family remain committed to farming though they have repeatedly fallen victim to livestock thieves. In the midst of the struggle to survive the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, thieves paid Black a visit twice,...

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:12:16 -0500
Toots went out with a bang, says Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff has rated the recently released album of late fellow reggae legend and tourmate Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert as a high note and fitting end to more than five decades of stellar achievements. Toots, who passed away on Saturday, September...

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:14:57 -0500
Schools brand faces as Oct 5 resumption looms
Face masks will be compulsory accessories when school reopens in October, but already students are taking issue that some administrators have made it mandatory for them to wear branded protection. The matter was highlighted by president of the...

Jamaica Observer

Sat, 19, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Clarendon North Western recount 'still tight'
TODAY's tally of the contents of 27 remaining ballot boxes will determine the ultimate winner of the judicial (magisterial) recount for the Clarendon North Western seat in a race described as “still tight” following ye...

Sat, 19, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
5 unlawfully detained under SOE to seek damages
LAWYERS for the five men who challenged the State on the legality of their detention under the recently ended states of emergency (SOEs) say they will now begin the process of getting a final edict from the courts to determine jus...

Sat, 19, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Three killed as Southside gang feud reignites
A long-running gang feud in Southside, central Kingston, has been reignited with a vengeance, leaving three people dead and four nursing gunshot wounds this week.Residents of sections of Southside are now cowering in fear as the f...

Sat, 19, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
'Mi no have any more'
The piercing wail of 51-year-old Loreen Powell set off a flood of tears from those around her yesterday morning in the gritty squatter community of Mona Commons, St Andrew, as she remembered her two daughters who were killed by g...

Sat, 19, Sep, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Several factors to guide reopening of schools
MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams yesterday met with the E-COVID Management Task Force where she outlined plans for a phased reopening of schools, starting on October 5, and based on a vulnerability inde...

Jamaica Star

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:35:03 -0500
Kanye West shares photo with Buju in studio
Rapper Kanye West is in Jamaica. The artiste shared a picture of himself in studio with reggae superstar, Buju Banton. The photo was captioned 'Greatness in the making'. Kanye, who in recent times has been very vocal on...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:47:50 -0500
Guatemalan president tests positive for coronavirus
GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he's tested positive for the coronavirus. The 64-year-old Giammattei told a local radio station he feels well. He has multiple sclerosis and uses canes to walk. The...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:29:14 -0500
Tropical Storm Wilfred forms in the eastern Atlantic, the latest storm in an active hurricane season
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Wilfred has formed in the eastern Atlantic, becoming the latest storm in an active hurricane season. The storm's maximum sustained winds Friday morning were near 40 miles per hour. The US National Hurricane...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:32:37 -0500
Police in Trinidad to monitor COVID-19 patients in home quarantine
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Set 18, CMC - The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) says it will be monitoring persons who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been confined to quarantine at home. This after reports...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:25:24 -0500
New Education Minister ready to continue transformational initiatives
New Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, says she is ready to continue the transformational initiatives in the Ministry for the benefit of all Jamaicans. Minister Williams was sworn in by Governor-General, His Excellency......