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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...

The opposition, People's National Party (PNP), has called for the finance minister and health minister to intervene in a situation at the South Eastern Regional Health Authority (SERHA) that has resulted in employees' personal statutory...

The Gleaner understands that well-known attorney-at-law, Captain Paul Beswick has passed.  He passed earlier today. He had tested positive for COVID-19.  Beswick was an attorney with the firm Ballantyne, Beswick and...

The St Thomas Police are probing the shooting death of a man in the parish last night. He has been identified as David Elliot, a 60-year-old labourer of Duhaney Pen in the parish capital, Morant Bay.  Reports are that about 8:00 p.m. yesterday...

The Manchester police are probing allegations that a four-year-old boy was buggered by a teenager at a daycare centre in the parish. The alleged perpetrator is a 14-year-old boy and is the son of the daycare operator. A police officer in the...

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is looking to administer 50,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at blitz events across Jamaica over the next four days. Targeted are persons aged 60 years and over, teachers and other employees of educational...

A GoFundMe has been launched to raise money to assist persons displaced as a result of the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The volcano began erupting this morning, hours after the government...

The family of Clarendon teacher Nattalie Dawkins has released a statement thanking Jamaicans for their support in the search for her. The police yesterday found a body in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, presumed to be that of the teacher. READ: ...

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as selfish, the decision by the country’s marine pilots to withdraw their services as they pressed their case for them to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Gleaner was...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many private doctors, dentists, and health workers in Mexico are protesting that they have been left out of a government-run coronavirus vaccine programme despite the fact they are exposed to possible infection. The...

Denver, Colorado-based Frontier Airlines is expanding service to Jamaica arising from increased travel demand. Frontier is to add three new weekly non-stop flights between Montego Bay and Miami starting next month. In making the announcement,...

TOKYO (AP) — Doctors in Japan have announced that they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19. The recipient, identified only as a...

The St Catherine mechanic accused of the murder of 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson was remanded when the matter was called up in the Home Circuit Court this morning.    

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen says the legacy of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away today, will live on. His passing was announced by Buckingham Palace today. He was 99. Reacting to the news, Allen said that the...

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks, and...

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will be increasing the deposit charged to accounts and certain categories of delinquent and disconnected customers. JPS says it will be bringing customer deposits in line with the average monthly...

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s national vaccination committee has announced it is recommending the AstraZeneca vaccine continue to be administered to people 30 and older, saying the risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 far...

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is awaiting the completion of a police report to decide whether St Ann pastor, Peter Chambers, will be charged for public comments he made regarding Prime Minister Andrew Holness.   

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie says there have been no reports of blood clots in persons who received the AstraZeneca vaccine in Jamaica. She made the disclosure while speaking...

For a second day this week, Jamaica recorded 15 additional COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 661. A similar amount died the day before. Those who died on Thursday are: * A 61-year-old man from Portland * A 78-year-old man from Hanover *...

The UWI Seismic Research is reporting that as of 8:41 am EST, an explosive eruption began at La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent. The seismic activity began on April 8, the first time since 1979. St Vincent’s national emergency...

The Jamaica-born Bishop of Dover and former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II has expressed sadness at the passing of Prince Philip, the husband of The Queen.

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded 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. He...

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and members of the Senior Men’s National team - the Reggae Boyz, announced on Friday, that both parties have reached an agreement in their contract negotiations, ending months of disputes. "The Jamaica...
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