Jamaica Gleaner

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:26:46 -0500
No karate school - JTA boss backs non-lethal weapons for teachers but cautions against promoting self-defence training
WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association President Owen Speid is lobbying for the arming of teachers with non-lethal weapons like pepper spray to fend off attacks from students and others but is resistant to the promotion of official training...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:28:26 -0500
Jamaica, no problem - New UK job migration rules not expected to hit locals hard
Jamaicans and other English-speaking Caribbean people with specific high-value skills may benefit from a windfall of job opportunities in the United Kingdom as the Boris Johnson administration announced a policy shift that is likely to limit...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:31:16 -0500
St Ann teacher dies days before exam
Staff and students at Ocho Rios Primary School received grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47-year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to Friday to check....

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:30:44 -0500
Baby saved as fire devours homes
A baby was rescued from a burning building as a raging fire yesterday consumed three homes along Grants Pen Drive in northeast St Andrew, leaving seven people homeless. The fire brigade was summoned to the scene of the fire, which torched homes in.....

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:27:16 -0500
Natalie vs Natalie - Campbell-Rodriques to challenge Neita in St Catherine North Central
Natalie Campbell-Rodriques is tapped to become the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for the St Catherine North Central constituency ahead of the next general election. Campbell-Rodriques is a shoo-in for the position, The Gleaner...

Jamaica Observer

Thu, 20, Feb, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
JLP insists PNP contesting Clarendon South Eastern by-election
THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is still insisting that the People's National Party (PNP) is stealthily contesting the Clarendon South Eastern by-election despite repeated claims from the Comrades that they do not have a horse in t...

Thu, 20, Feb, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Traffic lights finally for Passagefort Drive/Dyke Road intersection
THE Dyke Road/Passagefort Drive intersection in Portmore, St Catherine, considered a crash hot spot, is finally getting traffic signals.

Thu, 20, Feb, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Commonwealth secretary general defends track record
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Embattled Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland yesterday defended her track record amid reports that she may not be granted an automatic second term when her current term en...

Thu, 20, Feb, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Woman still traumatised 20 years after mom, dad shot dead
The unceremonious declaration by a schoolmate that “dem kill yuh mada and fada” to a thunderstruck 15-year-old Cassandra who had just emerged from an examination room, still haunts the now 35-year-old woman.When she go...

Thu, 20, Feb, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Cycling secretary hurt
CYCLING sensation Shellysha McCarthy, who was all over social media last October for her unconventional mode of transportation to and from work, and even reportedly attracted marriage proposals for her cycling prowess, is now laid...

Jamaica Star

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:42:10 -0500
Lawyer rejects claims Popcaan was found with firearm
Popcaan’s lawyer, Bert Samuels, says he wants to unequivocally deny that his client, Andre Sutherland more popularly known as Popcaan was held in possession of an illegal firearm. This comes on the heels of a video now circulating on social...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:07:54 -0500
Gun and ammunition found in Mountain View
The Security Forces have confirmed that a .38 Revolver along with ten live rounds of ammunition were recovered during a targeted raid at a premises on Glasspole Avenue, Mountain View, on Tuesday. The operation was conducted by a joint Police/...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:28:14 -0500
Seven left homeless after Grants Pen fire
At least three houses in the community of Vietnam, located off Grants Pen Drive in St Andrew, have been ravaged by fire. Seven people have now been left homeless. When our news team arrived on the scene, three fire trucks were on location carrying.....

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:12:28 -0500
$83 million to furnish new Foreign Affairs building
The Government has set aside $83.3 million to furnish the new Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade building, in downtown Kingston. The project, which is slated to end in March 2021, is being financed by the Jamaican and the Chinese...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:33:14 -0500
Security Minister says attacks on women and children must end
Dr. Horace Chang, minister of National Security, has condemned the murder of Donna Brathwaite of Regent Street and Shontoll McCarthy of Nelson Street in Kingston. Both women were shot to death in separate incidents on Sunday, February 16....