Jamaica Gleaner

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:37:47 -0500
Five-star horror! ...Hotel staff fed-up with sexual harassment by unruly guests
Staff members at some of Jamaica’s top hotels are reportedly being sexually harassed by guests, while their managers turn a blind eye or threaten them with dismissal if they speak out. It is such behavioural concerns and victimisation within the....

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:38:06 -0500
Over 7,000lbs of ganja worth $36m seized in Boscobel
The St Mary police made a massive ganja seizure on Friday evening after raiding premises in the Boscobel area in the parish. The lawmen recovered 289 plastic bags loaded with packages of compressed ganja, weighing over 7,000 pounds, which they say.....

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:39:23 -0500
Lights On! - JPS reports fewer power outages thanks to new US$25m energy storage facility
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting a 70 per cent decrease in the frequency of power-generation-related outages as it continues to roll out a US$25 million energy-storage facility in Hunts Bay, Kingston. The facility is the largest hybrid....

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:30:30 -0500
Same-name marriages on the increase … But many find it weird for persons with same surname to wed
Dating someone with the same last name might give some people the creeps, but this is not the case for more than 125 Jamaicans who, since 2016, have walked down the aisle with a partner who shares their surname. Data provided by the Statistical...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 00:32:28 -0500
Marrying on a budget … More couples opting to tie the knot at RGD outlets
The number of new marriages in Jamaica may be decreasing, but more and more couples wishing to wed are choosing to do so at a Registrar General’s Department (RGD) outlet. This option is arguably more economical than forking out exorbitant sums to...

Jamaica Observer

Sun, 25, Aug, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
No vengeance after election
Dr Peter Phillips is going into the People's National Party (PNP) presidential election confident that he will beat the challenge mounted by Peter Bunting.But after September 7 when the party's almost 3,000 delegates make their ch...

Sun, 25, Aug, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Applications open for 2020-2021 Chevening Scholarships
Applications are being accepted from Jamaicans interested in studying in the United Kingdom (UK) through the 2020-2021 Chevening Scholarships.The application period opened on August 5 and will close on November 5, 2019. Applicati...

Sun, 25, Aug, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
Trump names Jamaica among four Caribbean drug transit or producing nations
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The United States has named four Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries as major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries.President Donald Trump in his “Presidential Determination on Major D...

Sun, 25, Aug, 2019 06:01:00 GMT
No 'Jess-tering'
Since 1980 the People's National Party (PNP) has put up eight candidates against the Jamaica Labour Party's Mike Henry in the Clarendon Central constituency in general elections, and he has devoured them all.But this time, 31-year...

Sun, 25, Aug, 2019 08:00:03 GMT
Sunday Brew — Aug 25, 2019
Public relations vaccine cannot fix health sector, Dr TuftonHealth and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is batting on a bouncy pitch.

Jamaica Star

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:01:30 -0500
A man who is said to be a security guard disarmed a policeman at the Cross Roads Police Station in Kingston and ran off with his firearm yesterday. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) identified the man as Romario Kevin Abrahams. The cops said......

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:01:29 -0500
Help me make St Thomas great - Popcaan pleads with fellow residents to stand up for parish
P opular artiste Andrae 'Popcaan' Sutherland is encouraging the people of St Thomas to join his efforts to improve their parish. Popcaan, whose activism for St Thomas was first realised in 2017 when he led a peaceful protest against bad roads.....

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:01:06 -0500
Doctor takes payment in food
Mangoes, pears, and even corn are just some of the food items that patients who visit an eye clinic in Half-Way Tree use to pay for their eye examinations. And while some may view this as unconventional, the doctor who sees these patients...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:01:44 -0500
Meet Jimmy, Copie Duppy’s best friend - Man says he had great time with infamous ghost
Many people may have heard of 'Copie Duppy', the rambunctious ghost that allegedly occupied Isaac and Adina Brown's house in Font Hill, St Thomas, in the early 1970s. Not many, however, would declare themselves friends of the spirit that had...

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:01:26 -0500
‘Garrison mechanic’ makes car magic without hands
Naquanne Harrison may not have hands, but when it comes to cars, he's pretty 'hands-on'. The 34-year-old mechanic was born without hands, but this did not stop him from pursuing his passion. And his genius when it comes to fixing cars has earned....