Jamaica signs post-Brexit agreement with UK

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Jamaica is among nine Caribbean countries which have signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms between their countries and the United Kingdom in a Post-Brexit era. “Given that the United Kingdom is our largest trading…

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Jamaica not abandoning Venezuela - Johnson Smith

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has responded to what she called the “ill-informed and irresponsible” comments made by her opposition counterpart Lisa Hanna regarding the Ministry’s announcement to…

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Wellington addresses Calabar athletes’ alleged assault on teacher

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Following reports that two student-athletes from Calabar High School have allegedly assaulted a teacher, Keith Wellington, vice president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) has sought to clarify his stance on the matter….

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High-powered rifles recovered in Salt Spring, St James

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

The police in St James are reporting a big gun find. They say a police-military operation led to the recovery of four high-powered rifles in Salt Spring. The police say three of the weapons along with 137 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized…

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Jamaicans encouraged to engage in climate smart activities

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Jamaicans are being encouraged to engage in climate-smart activities for World Meteorological Day, to be observed on March 23. “We encourage persons to conserve on energy. If you don’t have to do any unnecessary driving on World…

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Local entrepreneurs secure over $630m in contracts through tourism linkages speed networking

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed that his Ministry’s Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event has resulted in local Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) negotiating contracts valued at over $630 million, over the past…

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Curfews imposed in sections of Kingston West and Whitfield Town

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

A curfew has been imposed in sections of Trench Town and Admiral Town in Kingston West. The curfew began at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, March 21 and will continue until 5:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH:…

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Samuda to assess management systems at Education Ministry

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Karl Samuda has indicated that he will be moving to assess management systems at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Meeting with executive management…

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American man dies in Manchester crash

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Sixty-seven-year-old Vernmon Francis of Middleton Street, South Carolina in the United States died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision on the Content main road in Manchester on Wednesday. The Kendal Police report that about 7:00…

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Mountambrin: An artistic oasis

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

In the Withorn community is a gem that is filled with phenomenal vegetation and craftsmanship, Mountambrin. It started as a five-acre property that was bought by Dr Rus Gruhlke in 1975, when it was used for residential purposes. It was also once…

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