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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI) says there is no need to discard GSAT textbooks bought for students preparing for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams this academic year. According to the education ministry, the GSAT textbooks...

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has announced the sudden resignation of its general manager. In a statement to the media a short while ago, the UDC said Dr Damian Graham resigned his position as the general manager of the state agency to...

Three illegal firearms have already been seized by the security forces in the first 12 hours of the state of emergence declared in sections of the Corporate Area this morning. Details of the seizures are yet to be released but The Gleaner...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president today accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan...

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defence attaché and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian...

Another of the so-called Police Death Squad cases is set to go to trial in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston on Monday. Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, who is assigned to the Clarendon Police Division, is scheduled to face...

The engineer onboard the ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, in Tanzania, was rescued today, two days after the vessel capsized. A report by the British Broadcasting Corporation described his condition as serious. Authorities in Tanzania have...

The woman who has accused United States (US) Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify against him next week. University Professor Christine Blasey Ford was given until 2:30p.m. today to indicate whether she...

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says senior police investigators have been assigned to probe the killing of Pastor James Johnson inside his St Catherine church on Thursday evening. Chang revealed, in a statement yesterday, that the team...

The issue of universal health coverage will be put under the spotlight tomorrow when the Liguanea Chapter of the Order of St Luke and the Church of St Margaret stage a panel discussion to focus on this controversial issue.   The panel...

Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Keith Duncan is backing the government’s latest policy move to target inflation touting, suggesting that it will protect pensioners and savers.   Duncan, who was...

Popular disc jockey DJ Stone has been reported missing, the police have confirmed. The Vineyard Town Police reports that DJ Stone, whose real name is Rayon Thompson, has been missing for nearly six weeks. According to the police, the 31-year-...

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has established an email address members of the public can use to get information or raise issue about the recently-announced ban on single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam and plastic straws. The...

The woman who has accused United States (US) Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been given until 2:30p.m. today to indicate whether she will testify against him at his confirmation hearing. However, university Professor...

Deputy Attorney General of the United States (US) Rod Rosenstein has denied a report that he discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Donald Trump. The New York Times reported that Rosenstein discussed recruiting members of...

St Andrew resident, 29-year-old mechanic Oshane Bogle, was today freed in the Gun Court of charges of illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and assault after a prosecution witness testified that the accused was framed by...

Members of the Senate today voted to extend the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division for another three months. The security measure, which was slated to end on October 2, will remain in place until January 2, 2019....

Michael Harris and Clive McNuff were each fined $50,000 for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday. The men were filmed killing a turtle at 9 Miles, Bull Bay, St...

The Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, yesterday completed three days of the 2018 planning consultation process.  The discussions were held in the context of preparation for the 2019/2020 budget.   The Cabinet deliberated...

The National Works Agency (NWA) is now preparing to implement a new multi-million dollar hotmix patching programme in Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas and St Catherine. The programme, valued at just under $200 million dollars,...

The Andrew Holness-led administration has awarded a contract valued at approximately US$7.4 million to buy patrol vehicles for the Jamaica Defence Force. The Government has indicated that the 159 vehicles, which are to be provided by Toyota Jamaica...

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighbourhood nursery for new...

FORT WORTH, Texas — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United...

A police constable was today arrested and charged with two counts of murder in connection with the shooting death of two men during a traffic stop in St Catherine seven years ago. According to sources, Constable Michael Lawrence was charged...
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