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Police charge three men in connection with $1 billion drug bust

The Narcotics police have charged three men in connection with Monday's seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Black River, St Elizabeth.  They are to appear in the St Elizabeth Parish Court on Thursday,...
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#JLPConference | Holness would support death penalty for gun crime convicts

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness were to have his way, criminals convicted for illegal possession of a firearm would be liable to face the death penalty. "That's how strongly I feel about it," Holness said Sunday at the Jamaica Labour Party's Annual Conference at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew.
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Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness speaks during the party’s 78th annual conference at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Sunday.

Guns under fire

Seeking to staunch bloodshed with more than 1,300 people killed this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday promised a vigorous legislative push to tackle the country’s galloping murder rate. The thrust follows last Thursday’s blocking of...
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Power inspection fee hike triggers alarm

The privatisation of electrical inspection services previously offered by the Government Electrical Inspectorate (GEI) has led to a meteoric rise in costs for customers seeking to become registered on the grid which could threaten the push for...
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Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson (left) presents the Dr  Marshall Hall Award to St Catherine North Divisional Commander, Superintendent Howard Chambers. The occasion was the 2021 Police Civilian Oversight Authority  Area 4 Transforming

Anderson bemoans lack of ‘basic things’ to aid crime-fighting

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson’s approach to leadership is a transformative one. Thus, he goes out of office to see for himself what is happening in the administration of the police divisions. And he has seen and heard things...
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FHC awards top civil servants

Following a week of Civil Service Week celebrations that began on November 21, the First Heritage Co-operative (FHC) Credit Union Limited held its annual FHC Civil Servant of the Year Awards ceremony on Friday. Since its inception in 2004, FHC has...
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Spectators at the National Stadium’s grandstand during the Concacaf World Cup qualifier between Jamaica and the United States on Tuesday, November 16.

‘We must be cautious’ Premium

Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, says that a cautious approach will be taken regarding an increase in spectator numbers for sporting events next year. This is in spite of what was seen as a successful return of spectators at the Concacaf World Cup...
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Fairfield crowned SDC T20 champs

In what was a low-scoring but exciting final, Manchester’s Fairfield United claimed their first Social Development Commission (SDC) National Community T20 title with a four-wicket win over Race Course of Clarendon at the Noranda Sports Club in...
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The Supreme Court building in Kingston.

Mystic heads back to court

The Supreme Court is being asked to resolve several issues that have derailed a scheme of arrangements for a payout to creditors of Mystic Mountain Limited, MML, which owns and operates the Ocho Rios-based attraction known for its bobsled and...
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Pandemic overshadows Fesco profit projections, revenue

Future Energy Source Company, which trades as Fesco, fell short of its profit forecast for year ending March 2021, and could do so again this period, based on its earnings to date. At half-year profit of $97 million, recorded over the April-...
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Stonebwoy recently concluded the UK leg of the Anloga Junction Tour and is preparing to reunite with family in Ghana.

Stonebwoy proud to be on three Grammy-nominated albums

Ghanaian hitmaker Stonebwoy has been in a “happy” mood. He has contributed to three albums nominated in the Best Reggae Album category for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, and there were no other words to describe how he was feeling at the time of...
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Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

CHICAGO (AP): A popular actor steps out on to the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the colour of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted...
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Editorial | Holding Maj Gen Anderson accountable

Jamaica’s police chief, Major General Antony Anderson, last week mounted a stout defence of the commitment of his officers and of the professionalism with which they go about their jobs “I see officers extending themselves, not only in terms of...
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Ronald Thwaites | Darkness and light Premium

We are a truly remarkable people to countenance instances of wilful darkness and brilliant light, all in one week. First, the atrocious part. The Government very well knew that the Opposition would not support the continuance of the states of...
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Letter of the Day | What is next for the states of emergency?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Last Thursday evening, I watched the last 15 minutes of the Senate Debate regarding the resolution to extend the period of the current states of emergency (SOEs). I stayed up for a while after the vote was taken and then...
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Readers’ Reactions – Montague mulls time in politics

With another storm gathering in the Ministry of Transport and Mining he now heads, Robert Montague is placing his political future in the hands of his St Mary Western constituents. Here are some readers’ reactions sourced from The Gleaner Online....
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Travellers wearing protective face masks arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, yesterday. Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp

More Omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

THE HAGUE (AP): Cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world on Sunday, and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it’s not clear if the new variant...
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Farmers who suffer loss due to climate change to be compensated

ST JOHN’S (CMC): An insurance scheme being facilitated by the Department of Environment (DoE) will be making funds available to farmers who have encountered major losses over the years due to natural disasters and other unplanned events. Through...
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From left: Wyvolyn Gager, former editor-in-chief of The Gleaner; Ambassador Elza Moreira Marcelino de Castro of Brazil; Consul of Ecuador Clelia Barreto de Hunter; Ambassador Gina Gillen of Costa Rica; and Chile’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Constanza Figuero

Something Extra | Monday

Following recent appointments by foreign governments, female leadership is expanding in the local diplomatic community, so much so that nine missions are now headed by women. It’s a reason to celebrate, and celebrate these lovely women did with a...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

NEW YORK (AP): Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday...
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