Jamaica Gleaner

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:13:05 -0500
Surging admissions of COVID-19 patients have sparked a bedspace crisis at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) — a snapshot in a montage of malady threatening healthcare services across Jamaica which is in the throes of a third wave o...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:12:31 -0500
Dwyer survives torrid journey to make Olympic final
TOKYO, Japan: Jamaican sprinter Rasheed Dwyer says he is looking to deliver a strong performance in the men’s 200 metres final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, after booking a somewhat surprising qualification, which he has dedicated to his coach,...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:12:26 -0500
Charge looms for Windalco in Rio Cobre fish kill
West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) is to be charged for breaches under the Wild Life Protection Act after an investigation by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) found that the bauxite company is responsible for Monday’s fish.....

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:12:44 -0500
Salary strife at Hope Gardens as workers cry foul
Lower-level workers at the Nature Preservation Foundation (NPF) have complained bitterly that they are forced by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) to survive on reduced income since the onset of COVID-19 last year, while higher-paid...

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:12:06 -0500
Parties hold superspreader risk, say health officials
WESTERN BUREAU: St James health officials have expressed concern that unregulated entertainment events may pose a greater risk of coronavirus transmission than large parties like the upcoming Dream Weekend series. Parties have been banned for the.....

Jamaica Observer

Wed, Aug 4, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Woman bemoans silence of residents despite broad daylight shootings
FOLLOWING the brazen gun slaying of her brother in Stony Hill on Monday afternoon, one woman has questioned the lack of witnesses coming forward with information on a number of murders and shootings committed in broad daylight in the co...

Wed, Aug 4, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Haitians who landed in Portland receiving help
BUFF BAY, Portland - Four Haitian men who arrived at Spring Gardens in Portland yesterday morning have been given accommodation where they are being cared for. The men appeared to be very weak when their boat washed ashore, according to...

Wed, Aug 4, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
Public defender probing claim cop trimmed Rasta teen's locks
The Office of the Public Defender says it has launched an investigation into a complaint that 19-year-old Rastafarian Nzinga King was forcibly trimmed by a woman cop."We have commenced our investigation. It being a matter of great publi...

Wed, Aug 4, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
22 women honoured for years of service to fishing industry
TWENTY-TWO of the island's female fisherfolk, who have dedicated decades of their lives in service to the local fishing and aquacultural industry, were recently honoured for their commitment, hard work and years of service by natural ga...

Wed, Aug 4, 2021 07:01:00 GMT
This Day in History - August 4
Today is the 216th day of 2021. There are 149 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS1966: The British Empire and Commonwealth Games begin in Kingston, Jamaica. They run until August 13. OTHER EVENTS1539: Ghent rebels fight against Ma...

Jamaica Star

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 14:57:24 -0500
INDECOM launches probe into trimming of dreadlocked teen in lock-up
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has commenced a probe into an allegation and complaint of abuse of rights for the trimming of a dreadlocked teenager, allegedly by a police officer. Princess Nzinga Candice King, 19, a...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 11:35:21 -0500
Four Haitians land in Portland
Four Haitian males have landed in Buff Bay, Portland. They arrived on a boat in Spring Gardens shortly before 5 o'clock on Tuesday and are now awaiting an examination by the local health department. The police say the Haitians were...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 10:42:00 -0500
115 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths
Three more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 1,203. The deceased are a 55-year-old man from Portland, a 59-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew, and a 68-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew. One...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 10:28:30 -0500
China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads
BEIJING (AP) -- China suspended flights and trains, cancelled professional basketball league games, and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan on Tuesday as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was...

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:02:59 -0500
Rasta teen trimmed in lock-up
Attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan has likened the trimming of a dreadlocked teenager, allegedly by a police officer, to the scalping of a member of Britain's Royal family. Princess Nzinga Candice King, 19, a Rastafarian, alleged that her hair was...