JAMAICA

Jamaica’s Education Minister seeks National School Bus System

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Education Minister calls on Jamaican Diaspora to help establish National School Bus System By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Education, News and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid has called on members of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States to partner with government in establishing a national school bus system. Senator Reid Read More

Gail Dunwell Appointed Donor Consultant for NET Jamaica

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President of Atlanta BMA, Gail Dunwell appointed International Donor Consultant for National Education Trust (NET) Jamaica By Derrick Scott Gail DunwellPresident of the Atlanta based Benevolent Missions of Atlanta (BMA) WASHINGTON, DC – President of the Atlanta based Benevolent Missions of Atlanta (BMA) Mrs. Gail Dunwell, has been appointed to the position of International Donor Read More

Gordon “Butch” Stewart receives inaugural Hospitality Jamaica Award

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(Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart (right) gets warm smiles from CEO Gary Allen (left) and COO Christopher Barnes) (PRESS RELEASE) – Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was honored this past weekend at the 2017 RJRGleaner Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards with the inaugural Pioneer Award at the Montego Bay Convention Center. Mr. Read More

Manhunt underway after shooting in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood

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JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. (WHDH) — Boston police are investigating a shooting that caused a serious car crash Friday afternoon in Jamaica Plain. A manhunt is now underway for any suspects. Police responded to the area of 140 School St. near the Roxbury line for a report of shots fired and roped off several crime scenes. Read More

US sanctions on Venezuela hurting Jamaica says energy minister

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Energy Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley says the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by United States administration, have had a negative impact on Jamaica. US sanctions on Venezuela are affecting the supply of oil products to Jamaica according to Jamaican Energy Minister Andrew Wheatley. Energy Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley says the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by United Read More

Jamaica to fund improvements in quality and efficiency of its public services

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Jamaica is taking steps to improve the quality and efficiency of transactional public services. Jamaica is taking steps to improve the quality and efficiency of transactional public services with a US$160 million loan program, which was approved by the Inter-American Development Bank on November 15. The program consists of a US$110 million policy-based loan and a Read More

PHOTOS: Police name five main crime producers

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The police have announced they will be focusing on five main crime producers as they seek to reduce crime levels across the country. The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force held a press conference this morning at the Police Commissioner’s Office on Old Hope Road in St Andrew. Deputy Commissioner Selvin Haye this morning said Read More

Tributes pour in for late Lester Spaulding

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There has been an outpouring of tributes for the late chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group J Lester Spaulding. Spaulding, 76, died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston this morning where he was hospitalised on Monday after his health deteriorated. READ: RJRGLEANER Group Chairman Lester Spaulding Dies He had been ill for some time. See Read More

Police fire shot at car that hit officer in Jamaica Plain

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Police are asking for the public’s help following a daytime shooting in Jamaica Plain that left one officer injured, police Commissioner William B. Evans said. “It’s a crazy scene, but as of now no one’s hurt seriously and thank God my officer’s OK,” Evans said at the scene. He said police responding around 3 p.m. Read More

Jamaica Drive-By Suspect Arraigned

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BY TRONE DOWD A 28-year-old Jamaica man was arraigned at Queens County Criminal Court Thursday in relation to a fatal drive by shooting this past Independence Day weekend. Murder suspect Victor Ocasio was indicted Thursday for the slaying of two in Jamaica this past July. (FILE PHOTO) The suspect, Victor Ocasio, was arraigned by Judge Read More