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Huge turnout for vaccination in St. Ann

Despite a slow start to today's vaccination blitz in St Ann, there was a huge turnout at the Gran Bahia Principe Hotel in Runaway Bay, in Runaway Bay and at other locations on the North Coast.  The turnout prompted Health...
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Mass vaccination roll out smooth in St Catherine

Authorities in St Catherine are reporting that today's mass vaccination exercise has been progressing smoothly. The St Catherine aspect of the country-wide roll out is taking place at the Portmore HEART Academy, where several...
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Two policemen who robbed a Manchester businessman of his licenced firearm and an undisclosed sum of money in 2013, convicted in the Gun Court.

Cops who robbed Manchester man jailed

Two policemen who had held up and robbed a Manchester man of his licensed firearm and an undisclosed sum of money in 2013 are now serving time behind bars. The two lawmen, Constable Gary Gassop and Corporal Gregory Givans, were sentenced on Friday...
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Accused in Khanice Jackson’s murder remanded after first court appearance

Robert Fowler, the 50-year-old mechanic who has reportedly confessed to the murder of 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson is scheduled to return to the Home Circuit Court on July 8, after he was remanded yesterday. The accused made his...
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High rate of absenteeism among students worries education minister

Education Minister Fayval Williams says that 25 per cent of Jamaica's students are not attending school consistently or at all owing to illness or lack of interest. At the same time, teachers are only conducting classroom management and engaging...
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Health ministry pushes to overcome vaccine hesitancy

The COVID immunisation programme has been going well but is still affected by ‘vaccination hesitancy’ which the government is planning to overcome with a greater public awareness drive, according to Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher...
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Reggae Girl Khadija Shaw (left) in action against Australia's Karly Roestbakken at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France during the FIFA Women's World Cup on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Bob Marley Foundation's Bell aims to bring better relationship between JFF, Reggae Girlz Premium

Onaje Bell, Bob Marley Foundation's (BMF) Marketing and Development Strategist for Jamaica's senior women's football team, says his goal is to ensure it receives respect from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). Bell, who was designated the...
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Berger motivated by new female jockeys incentive

After the recent announcement by Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment that it will be awarding $100,000 to the female jockey with the most wins at the end of the quarter, Natalie Berger has signalled her intentions after her first win of the...
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Natalie Haynes, deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica.

BOJ gives digital currency security assurance Premium

Recognising that one of the greatest risks to the planned roll-out of the central bank digital currency, CBDC, is lack of interest and therefore, slow or no take-up by the public, the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, is seeking to give assurances that the...
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Jamaica pulled into ConocoPhillips, Venezuela battle Premium

An interim receiver has been appointed by the courts over some Venezuelan assets in Jamaica at the request of ConocoPhillips as part of a long-running, multi-jurisdictional bid by the American oil giant to get compensation for the expropriation of...
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Born April 10, 1947, today is the 73rd anniversary of Bunny Wailer's birth.

Wailers Ltd plans release of 'Soul Rebel 50' album

To commemorate the anniversary of Bunny Wailer's birthday today, Wailers Ltd announced the planned release of the Soul Rebel 50 album recorded by The Wailers Trio Tribute Band. The tribute band is actually a conceptual group of young artists that...
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Keri Hilson is basking in her 'manifestation season'

(AP): Keri Hilson is projected to have a busy year, but it does not include releasing new music. The two-time Grammy nominee is preparing for the release of several film projects, and if that surprises you, you are not alone. "It took even me by...
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Editorial | IMF forecast and vaccines

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) projection of a faster-than-expected recovery by the world economy from its COVID-19 slump should be good news for Jamaica, especially with the forecast for a strong resurgence by the United States, whose...
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Floyd Morris | What of COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities in Jamaica?

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is currently implementing its COVID-19 vaccination programme. The programme is being implemented amid growing shortage of the COVID vaccines on the international market as selfish developed countries move to purchase...
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Letter of the Day | Can our leaders start being brutally honest?

THE EDITOR, Madam: While public relations (PR) is necessary for the many strategies that governments use to increase dialogue with citizens, when it comes to Jamaica, her people and the decades of mismanagement by successive administrations, there...
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Talkback Thursday

The second weekend lockdown ended on Tuesday, April 6. We asked The Gleaner’s social media followers what was their experience under the extended curfew. Here are some of the responses. Not good because me cannot go work. – Dyedye Queen Not so...
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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth dies at 99

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
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St Vincent warns of volcanic eruption, orders evacuations

Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent said on Thursday they believe an active volcano is in danger of exploding and have ordered mandatory evacuations. The island’s emergency management office switched the alert level to red and...
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