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Javon East of Portmore United (left) is tackled by Mount Pleasant's Cardel Benbow in the Red Stripe Premier League Semi-Final at the National Stadium on Monday April 15, 2019.

Government approves return of Premier League football

Local top flight football is set to return after more than a year on the sidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after the Jamaican Government granted approval for the Jamaica Premier League on Wednesday. The announcement was made by Minister of...
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US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic. United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness gestures during his address to lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

BACK TO SCHOOL

Students poised to sit a range of exit and external examinations are set to return to school for face-to-face engagement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. The declaration covers the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the Caribbean Secondary...
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Chapelton crash orphans boy

A three-vehicle crash on the Chapelton main road in Clarendon has left a little boy an orphan. His father, Hector Mowen, a taxi operator who plies the May Pen to Chapelton route, was flung from his vehicle into a culvert on Tuesday afternoon and...
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A bus parked at the Western Hospitality Institute, St James.

Government reviewing WHI tax records Premium

An internal review of tax records has started in government following revelations that the Western Hospitality Institute (WHI), a prominent skills training school, declared only six employees in a three-year period in payroll taxes to the HEART/...
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Audio book powers conversation around child abuse, trafficking

Identifying child abuse and having ‘the talk’ around it has got much easier with the Caribbean Development Bank-funded book The Tribe - Break the Silence – an illustrated story with CD narration on child sexual abuse. The book has been described as...
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Kimani Reece (right) of York Town brings the ball under control while under pressure from Chadwick Thomas of St Benedict’s in their INSPORTS All-Island Primary School Football quarter-final first leg tie at the Bell Chung Oval on January 28, 2019. The ga

INSPORTS outlines post-COVID focus Premium

Having returned for another two years as chairman of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), Newton Amos says that he is looking to help facilitate the roadmap for sports in Jamaica beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Amos will serve his new term along with...
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No ‘Champsy’ at Champs Premium

As high school athletes get ready to return to the biggest track and field stage in Jamaica, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), they will notice a glaring absence, with ever-present mascot ‘Champsy’ sitting out...
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A section of the Mystic Mountain adventure park in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

Setback for Mystic directors Premium

Jamaica-based directors of Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures have been dealt a further blow in their bid to retain management control of the eco-attraction, even as the business has been granted a second reprieve until next month to avoid being...
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Tourist train in the works Premium

Jamaica is seeking investors to pump at least US$30 million ($4.5 billion) into developing and managing a tourist train that would link the beaches of the north coast with the sugar plantations inland. Phase one of the project entails developing a...
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Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Constabulary Communications Unit, told The Gleaner the ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ initiative follows on their ongoing ‘Missing Mondays’ campaign.

Dancehall flavour brings attention to police ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ campaign

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is receiving lots of praise from some quarters for a creative social media campaign dubbed ‘Wanted Wednesdays’. The initiative, which appears to tap straight into the dancehall culture, mimics the names of the...
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Ja-born film-maker happy to sign deal with Caribbean One TV

Jamaica-born American film-maker and novelist Julian ‘Jingles’ Reynolds, CEO of the New York-based Fiwi Productions, said the global demand for the Jamaican culture not only remains, it is growing stronger. Reynolds is celebrating a recent deal...
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Editorial | Get going on impeachment bill

USUALLY, THEY are not directly voted down. Private members’ bills, especially those by the Opposition, tend to languish, in perpetuity, in legislative purgatory. Which, in the normal scheme of things, is what you would expect to happen to the bill...
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Elizabeth Morgan | What really are remittances?

Since mid-April, the matter of the diaspora, remittances and their perception of its contribution to government finances have been in the news in Jamaica. The controversy has led me to reflect on what really are remittances. There is no doubt that...
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Letter of the Day | Crime is killing us

THE EDITOR, Madam: I READ in utter disbelief a recent news report about a man found in a 55-foot pit, after he was abducted and his car was stolen. Fortunately, he was rescued and is now recovering from the ordeal. We’ve heard reports of...
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I did not jump ship

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was very surprised, indeed shocked, when I saw front-page stories in the Jamaica Observer and in The Gleaner print and online platforms today (yesterday), bearing my image and preceded by headlines that I had “jumped ship” and...
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A subway car is prepared to be lowered to the ground, with the help of a crane, from a collapsed elevated section of the metro, in Mexico City. The elevated section of the Line 12 metro collapsed late Monday, killing at least 24 people and injuring at leas

Overpass collapse on metro kills 24

MEXICO CITY (AP): The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro rose to 24 Tuesday as crews untangled train carriages from the steel and concrete wreckage that fell on to a roadway. Another 77 people were injured when the...
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Man jailed for killing ex-lover’s husband

GEORGETOWN, (CMC): A High Court judge has sentenced a former soldier, Corwyn Arthur, to jail for 15 years after he confessed to stabbing the husband of his ex-lover in 2018. Justice Sandil Kissoon imposed the sentence on Arthur at the Demerara...
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Lyme disease: Symptoms and causes

Lyme disease or borreliosis is a tick-transmitted infection that affects mammalian and avian hosts. It is the most commonly diagnosed tick-borne disease in people in certain parts of the world, but is not known to occur in Jamaica beyond...
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Jamaica-born man finds solutions to illnesses

Prospective Research Innovations is a leading provider in clinical research trials, with a team of researchers, and 15 years of expertise and knowledge of study procedures and protocol compliance. Over the years, this organisation has been finding...
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