US Ambassador offers US$5,000 reward for arrest of culprits in cruel croc feeding

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The United States Ambassador to Jamaica is offering a US$5,000 reward for anyone with information which could lead to the arrest and conviction of the men who fed a dog to a crocodile in St Catherine.    Donald Tapia made the announcement…

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Forty-six deportees arrive from the US

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Forty-six Jamaican deportees this afternoon arrived at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport from the United States. The group landed shortly after 1 o’clock on board a special charter flight. They were met at the airport by a…

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COVID claims UWI professor

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Retired Professor Tara Dasgupta, a distinguished researcher in physical chemistry at The University of the West Indies, Mona, for decades, has died of COVID-19 related complications, increasing the number of deaths locally to six. His passing…

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Hanging up on call centres - 14-day lockdown to curb virus spread

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Uncertainty now hangs over the lucrative business process outsourcing (BPO) sector after the Government announced a 14-day lockdown of the industry within the next 24 hours, but has offered exemptions to operators who support critical private- and…

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High-school sweethearts say ‘I do’

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

When Tomeika Flemmings and Matthew McFarlane’s plans to get married seemed threatened by the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to go ahead with the ceremony in the safest way possible. The lovebirds first met during their formative years in high…

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Principal charged with sexual assault of daughter

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The principal of an eastern St Andrew school is now on bail after he was charged recently for the alleged sexual abuse of his teenage daughter. The police confirmed that the principal was arrested and charged by detectives from the Centre for…

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Mayor calls for more testing sites, kits in St Catherine

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Spanish Town Mayor Norman Scott has appealed to Prime Minister Andrew Holness to increase the number of COVID-19 testing sites and kits throughout St Catherine, especially since residents may have come in contact with workers from the Alorica call…

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Newsman turns a new page

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The plan was always to make Saturday, April 18, 2020, special. Family and friends had secured vacation leave and made travel plans. The wedding party was settled. Everyone was set and ready. As the date for Adrian Frater and Sharon Williams to tie…

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Uncertainty soars as oil prices plunge

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

United States oil prices crashed into negative territory for the first time in history as the evaporation of demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic left the world awash with the commodity and not enough storage capacity. “There is really nowhere…

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Multimillion-dollar fire destroys MoBay store

Gleaner on April 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: A Montego Bay-based Chinese business operator, who was already bracing for a significant COVID-19 economic fallout, has got an unexpected, heavier blow with a major ravaging his store on Barnett Street in the Second City. The…

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