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Two alleged robbers shot dead in St Catherine police shoot-out

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:23pm
Two men were shot and killed by the police during an alleged robbery attempt at a bar on Creamy Corner in Above Rocks, St Catherine early this morning. A third man is in custody. The incident happened around 2:15. It is reported that the presence...
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Opposition calls for immediate allocation for drain cleaning

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:05pm
Opposition Spokesperson on Local Government Natalie Neita Garvey is calling for Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie to provide municipal corporations with adequate funding from the Parochial Revenue Fund (PRF) to clean drains and...
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Hanover police name 10 wanted men

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 5:31pm
The Hanover police have listed 10 men as wanted for various crimes in the division. Being sought are: 1. Ricardo Palmar, otherwise called 'Richie', who is wanted for murder. 2. Eric Clarke, otherwise called 'Legacy', whose last...
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Power outages to prolong in some flood-hit communities, says JPS

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 4:58pm
Electricity provider, Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), says customers in parishes hardest hit by Monday's flooding should prepare for prolonged outages because its crews are having problems accessing some communities. 
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Flooding triggers water lock-offs for several Spanish Town communities

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:20pm
More than two dozen communities in the Spanish Town areas have lost their water supply because of high turbidity levels from the heavy rainfall linked to Hurricane Ian.  Turbidity refers to the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye. 
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South Africa’s beleaguered Zuma open to return to politics

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:14pm
Beleaguered former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is ready to make a surprise return to politics by standing for a top position at the ruling African National Congress’ elective conference in December — if he is nominated by party members.
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Kenyan lawyer in ICC case linked to new president found dead

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:00pm
Police say a Kenyan lawyer facing charges at the International Criminal Court of bribing and threatening prosecution witnesses in a past ICC case against Kenya’s recently elected president has been found dead.
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Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba as Florida braces for hit

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:20pm
Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba on Tuesday as a major hurricane, with nothing to stop it from intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane before it hits Florida on Wednesday.
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Jamaica's southern parishes on flash flood watch

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:02pm
The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has downgraded its flash flood warning that has been in effect for southern parishes, to a flash flood watch. Rainfall associated with Hurricane Ian continues to cover much of the northwestern Caribbean, the service said in an update Tuesday morning. 
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Growth & Jobs | ‘We have to commoditise capital now’

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:07am
THE GOVERNMENT is creating the enabling policies to support the establishment of a capital pool to fund business ventures that will fuel the country’s growth and development, says Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke. “Our aim...
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Growth & Jobs | Post-pandemic economic recovery strategies effective - Dunn

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:07am
MINISTER OF State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Norman Dunn, says that programmes put in place by the Government to combat the economic fallout from the COVID -19 pandemic have strengthened the island’s position in the...
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Growth & Jobs | Aim for at least 75% income replacement ratio when planning for retirement - Blagrove

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:06am
PLANNING FOR the golden years is an important undertaking since more persons are leading longer, active lifestyles beyond their working years. However, it is recommended that persons ensure that they set aside an adequate sum in order to maintain...
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Immigration Corner | What will happen to my baby?

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:06am
Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am seeking advice on my current immigration case. I am 24 years old and currently being filed for by my mother. After I received my interview date, I found out that I am pregnant. How will this pregnancy affect my...
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Immigration Corner | What to do when you’re settled in the UK but have no documents

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:06am
Dear Mr Bassie, I entered the United Kingdom (UK) prior to 1973 and I do not have any official document that I can use to prove that I am eligible to work and live here. Please advise me if there is anything that I can do to assist me. YG Dear YG...
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Immigration Corner | Strong study permit application

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 7:05am
Dear Miss Powell, I’m planning to apply for a study permit as a pathway to getting permanent residence, due to my age. However, I notice that many people have been rejected in the last year or so, and I don’t want the same to happen to me. What are...
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#TrackingIan | Schools to continue online classes tomorrow: Education Ministry

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 4:56am
The Ministry of Education and Youth is advising that based on the latest update from the Meteorological Office, schools should remain in the remote/online modalities and only have face-to-face classes where conditions are safe. According to the Met...
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CARICOM launches new initiative to facilitate intra-regional trade

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 4:09am
PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) today launched a new regional platform to facilitate intra-regional trade in goods and agricultural products, even as President Chandrikapersad Santokhi reminded that one of the...
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#TrackingIan | Heavy rain forced suspension of face-to-face classes in western Jamaica

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:42am
While there were no major reports of flooding in western Jamaica, heavy and continuous rains forced the suspension of face-to-face classes at several schools in the region today. For the first time since school reopened for the start of the 2022-...
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#TrackingIan | Hurricane nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Category 4

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:26am
HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it barreled toward Cuba on a track to hit Florida's west coast as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday. Ian was forecast to hit the western tip of Cuba as a major hurricane and then...
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Supreme Court temporarily blocks Mystic Mountain sale

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 26/09/2022 - 8:32pm
The Supreme Court has blocked the sale of the assets in the bankrupt Mystic Mountain Limited, operators of a major tourism attraction in Ocho Rios, St Ann.  The order was granted on September 14, following an urgent notice of application filed by Karibukai Limited, the owner and operator of Mystic Mountain Limited. 
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