Jamaica Gleaner

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:11:31 -0500
‘Abuse of office’
Sanctions have been recommended against Rovel Morris, chief executive officer (CEO) of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, for the accounting officer’s role in a corruption scandal that enmeshed then Mayor Michael Belnavis and which involved the...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:09:43 -0500
Supply crunch puts squeeze on vax for under-12s – Tufton
Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said Jamaica could have commenced the immunisation of children under 12 if the required COVID-19 vaccines were available. Late last year, Cuba began a massive vaccination campaign for children.....

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:12:22 -0500
Barbados heads to polls after court drama
BRIDGETOWN (Barbados Nation): IT WILL BE a general election like never before today as Barbadians determine their path of governance for the next five years. The polls will be held amid a wave of COVID-19 infections in a once-in-a-century pandemic.....

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:11:01 -0500
Ex-prisoner suing Government for impotence
A former inmate is suing the State for an erectile condition that he reportedly developed while in state care which has left him impotent. He is seeking millions of dollars in compensation. The claimant, Rupert Campbell, had developed an episode of....

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:11:53 -0500
Robinson, Clarke spar over missed bauxite earnings
A departure from the bauxite production levy on Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II in 2018 in favour of a profit-share agreement may have cost the Government US$81 million in earnings, but Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has cautioned against “....

Jamaica Observer

Wed, Jan 19, 2022 10:30:01 GMT
MP: Portmore deserves right to become Jamaica's first new parish in 155 years
ST Catherine Member of Parliament Dr Andrew Wheatley said Tuesay that the Government is convinced that the municipality of Portmore deserves the right to become Jamaica's first new parish in 155 years."I am not a sentimental man but as ...

Wed, Jan 19, 2022 07:01:00 GMT
Black River Hospital gets donation to boost health-care delivery
BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth - The Black River Hospital (BRH) has benefited from donations aimed at improving health care in rural Jamaica. On Wednesday, January 12, the hospital received two phototherapy lamps for its Paediatric Unit from...

Wed, Jan 19, 2022 07:01:00 GMT
Charging port for mayor lands council CEO in problems
THE Integrity Commission has referred a report to the Attorney General's Department and the Ministry of Finance for action to be taken against the chief executive officer of the St Ann Municipal Corporation for breaches of government gu...

Wed, Jan 19, 2022 07:01:00 GMT
Major law revision
NEWLY minted Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte says her ministry will take on the task of fixing the current "chaos" in the legislative process, which has, among other things, seen significant lag in the...

Wed, Jan 19, 2022 07:01:00 GMT
Girl, 7, in grief as mom she prayed to be safe chopped to death
STRATHBOGIE, Westmoreland - Seven-year-old Nayla often prayed God would keep her mother, 25-year-old Shadae Foster, safe. Now the young girl and the rest of her family are looking to Him for strength to cope with Foster's gruesome murd...

Jamaica Star

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:25:28 -0500
23 killed in road crashes since January
Twenty-three have been killed in road crashes in the first 17 days of the year. This is one more than that the tally for the comparative period of 2021. The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry says six private motor vehicle drivers, six...

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:05:39 -0500
New nightly curfews in parts of Westmoreland
A new nightly curfew has been imposed in sections of Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland where a Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) has been declared. The impacted communities are Russia, Dexter Street and Dalling Street. According to the police, the...

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:58:16 -0500
Police warn car buyers of false car adverts
The police are calling on the public to aid in reporting fraudsters using the images of Government Minister Daryl Vaz to lure unsuspecting car buyers. "These persons are in no way connected to Vaz and do not have the authority to conduct...

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:50:31 -0500
Guyana records 15 deaths among children from COVID
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC - The Guyana government Monday confirmed that 15 children have died as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, since the country recorded its first case of the virus in March 2020. Overall, Guyana has...

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 09:13:24 -0500
Four men arrested for $2 million corned beef theft
Four men have been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing three pallets of corned beef valued at $2 million. The corned beef was stolen from a compound on Salt Pond Road, Spanish Town, St Catherine on Wednesday, January 5. Charged...