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Demonstrators broke into the building that houses the eastern Libya-based parliament in Tobruk on Friday, setting fire to parts of it amid protests over months of failed efforts to set the divided country on a path toward elections. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/world-… #GLNRToday
Carnival is upon us, and with revellers geared up to enjoy a series of events leading up to a feathery fete of road march, companies like Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica and Carnicycle are encouraging socaphiles to recycle their costumes. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lifest… #GLNRLifestyle
#CoronaMeter: Jamaica on Friday recorded 185 #COVID cases and four deaths. Jamaica has recorded a total of 143,097 #COVID cases. Meanwhile, 56 people recovered. There have been 1,423 active cases in the last two weeks as 100 people remain hospitalised.
World Athletics Championships team manager Lincoln Eatmon says he is pleased with the strength of the team assembled that will battle for medals in Eugene, Oregon, starting in two weeks. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports… #GLNRSports
The Independent Commission of Investigations says assertions that it participated in the video-recorded medical examination of murder accused Rushane Barnett are false. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
A property on West Palm Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland was this morning destroyed by fire. The iconic building housed the Portland Art Gallery, a youth information centre, and the headquarters of a marching band. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
An overheated hot plate is believed to have caused a mid-morning fire which destroyed a family home in Craig Town, Kingston 12, on Thursday, leaving four men displaced. Full video: youtube.com/watch?v=klSbit… Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s… #GLNRToday
Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany's regulatory agency for energy called for residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter when use increases. Read more:jamaica-gleaner.com/article/world-…
While high views and trending statuses on YouTube have become the marker of success for some artistes, Buju Banton is more focused on creating music that will carry a longer shelf life. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entert… #GLNREnt
By the time two-time 100 metres breaststroke Olympic finalist Alia Atkinson retired in December, she already harboured a dream of helping her sport develop. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports… #GLNRSports
Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has pushed back against critics of the move to look overseas for additional healthcare workers (HCWs) to assist Jamaica in clearing a backlog of nearly 5,000 elective surgeries. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s… #GLNRToday
The parents of the nine-year-old schoolgirl in Westmoreland who was raped and murdered four years ago have welcomed yesterday’s guilty verdict against a 17-year-old boy on trial for the brutal crime. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s… #GLNRToday
The lawyer representing Rushane Barnett, the man accused of murdering a mother and her four children in Clarendon, is angry about a video-recorded medical examination in which her client contradicted claims his claims that he had been assaulted by cops. jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2…
Customer service at the island’s utility companies has taken a hit, with average performance in a recent survey falling below 50 per cent. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/commen… #GLNROped
#JamaicaNow: Lawmaker at the centre of debate over whether a man accused of cutting the throats of a mother and her four children should be hanged. And the murder accused has been implicated in an alleged sex crime involving a minor. Full video: youtube.com/watch?v=SVCQOG…
Today's #LasMay editorial cartoon. See more cartoons: jamaica-gleaner.com/cartoon
Saturday's front page of The Gleaner. Pick up a copy or read online: jamaica-gleaner.com
The full list of the more than 60 athletes who will be competing at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, in two weeks, was released on Friday. #GLNRSports
Sculptor Basil Watson, late former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vice-President Kamala Harris, and reggae superstars Jimmy Cliff and Beres Hammond will feature significantly in the Jamaican Museum and Cultural Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s…
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging families not to take violent behaviour from their relatives lightly. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
Rushane Barnett, who is accused of murdering a mother and her four children in Clarendon, says he has not been assaulted by the police, contrary to his assertions in court. But his lawyer Tamika Harris is upset about a leaked medical examination where he made the admission.
Underperforming school board members will now be better policed by the Ministry of Education and Youth through the establishment of an online platform. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s… #GLNRToday
Newbie company Gastronomic Concepts is pumping $36 million into the buildout of a lounge branded as Republic, just a year after launching Japanese restaurant brand, Oceano. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busine… #GLNRFinance
Jamaican-American nurse Sandra Lindsay has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest United States civilian honour. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
Northern Caribbean University has received endorsement from the business sector for its new suite of short courses which have been developed from labour-market information provided by @JamaicaMlss, along with @heartnstatrust. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
Trinidad and Tobago's Information Minister Symon de Nobriga has dismissed as “fake news” reports being circulated on social media that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was being investigated by US authorities on money laundering. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
Leaders of a deeply divided Caribbean Community start their annual meeting this weekend in Suriname with the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, food security and governance among the key matters for consideration. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2…
Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says the Government has reached the threshold for Central Bank Digital Currency wallets that are eligible for the $2,500 incentive. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
Jamaicans now have the opportunity to access advanced diagnostic services for cancer and cardiac diseases at the newly reopened Nuclear Medicine Division at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s… Full video: youtube.com/watch?v=FYjzz6…
University student 31-year-old Clavroy Ahmard has been charged with the rape of a female student in a bathroom on the campus in May. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
On the way from @NMIAJA in Kingston, it has become a ritual for many travellers to stop at Adrian's coconut stall. The Kareem’s Quest team stopped to chat with the coconut vendor who revealed that he is from St Thomas. FULL VIDEO: bit.ly/3yz6qgX #KareemsQuest
Minister Grange said the selection panel has decided on the 10 finalists. “We will remember that initially, the panel selected three songs, which was not a sufficient number for a competition,” said Grange in a statement today. #GLNREnt
Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange has announced that the process for selecting the finalists for the 2022 Jamaica Festival Song Competition is now completed. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entert… #GLNREnt
The Jamaica Stock Exchange Combined Index advanced on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 53/38. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busine…
In today's foreign currency trading, the US dollar gained one cent to close at $151.56 and the Canadian dollar gained $2.49 to close at $121.24. Meanwhile, the British Pound lost $2.64 to close at $181.71. #GLNRFinance
Forty-four-year-old taxi operator Ralston Cockett, who was gunned down on the weekend in Springfield, Clarendon, had plans to celebrate with his sister at her June 24 wedding. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s… #GLNRToday
A St James taxi operator accused of raping a female passenger has been charged. Charged is 36-year-old Dwain Cunningham, otherwise called 'Courtney', of Lima in Adelphi. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
#CoronaMeter: Jamaica on Thursday recorded 108 #COVID cases and two deaths. Meanwhile, 66 people recovered. There have been 1,643 active cases in the last two weeks as 106 people remain hospitalised. Yesterday's positivity rate: 24.7 per cent
The Sol Group has acquired all of the Jamaican assets held by GB Energy, including its retail, aviation, LPG/Autogas, commercial and lubricants activities. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busine… #GLNRToday
Private Kishawn Henry Sr, whose 23-month-old son was among the five victims of a throat-slashing slaughter on June 21 on New Road in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, is still finding it difficult to talk about the tragedy without falling apart. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s…
A memorial was mounted for 5-y-o Rafaella Smith at the Beulah All Age and Infant School graduation today. A chair was also reserved among the graduates. Rafaella, who would have graduated today, was killed along with her mother and siblings in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon on June 21.
The 17-year-old boy charged with the rape, buggery and murder of a nine-year-old schoolgirl four years ago in Westmoreland was today found guilty. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
The 17-year-old boy charged with the rape, buggery and murder of a nine-year-old schoolgirl in Westmoreland four years ago has been found guilty. He was convicted a short while ago by a six-member jury in the Westmoreland Circuit Court.
Jamaica Teaching Council advisory board member Maurice Saunders has warned against seeking to mandate that private tutors be certified. However, @floydgreenja rejected Saunders’ position that tutors should be left to their own devices. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-s…
The Jamaica Defence Force is reporting that an investigation has been launched into the confrontation involving a soldier and a resident in the Parade Gardens community in Kingston on Tuesday. Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/2… #GLNRToday
.@nepajamaica has responded to an ultimatum from Montego Bay Freeport residents’ association, making it clear that the agency will not require the developer of the planned 11-storey Dreams hotel, to conduct a new environmental impact study Read more: jamaica-gleaner.com/article/busine…
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