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An average 75 percent of prisoners in this year’s cohort of the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) have passed at least one subject. Human rights group, Stand Up for Jamaica which runs a prison school programme, says…

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s chances of reelection dwindled last week, his campaign began blasting out a nonstop stream of emails and text messages that led to a website raising money for an “election defence…

With some new retirees reeling from a reduction in their retirement income due to the adverse effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on market conditions, Sagicor Life Jamaica has allocated $40 million towards an increase in their…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has won the state of Alaska. The Republican nominee was awarded the state’s three electoral votes, pushing his Electoral College tally to 217. His Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, was declared the…

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s elections commission said Tuesday that it has discovered more than 100 briefcases containing uncounted ballots a week after the US territory held its general election, drawing criticism…

The partially decomposed body of a man was discovered along the seashore in St Ann’s Bay this morning. The body is yet to be identified. Head of the St Ann Police, Superintendent Carlos Russell told The Gleaner that the police received a call…

Hurricanes are keeping their staying power longer once they make landfall, spreading more inland destruction, according to a new study. Warmer ocean waters from climate change are likely making hurricanes lose power more slowly after landfall,…

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded one additional COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 225. The deceased is a 55-year-old male from St Mary. One other death is under investigation, pushing that figure to 31. Meanwhile, there were eight new cases with ages…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Eta regained hurricane strength Wednesday morning as Florida braced for a second hit from the storm. The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased to around 75 miles per hour off Florida’s…

Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, Evan Thompson, is encouraging Jamaicans to prepare for the possibility of more rainfall on the weekend. Thompson said that Jamaica may be impacted by a tropical wave, which is now developing in the…

Thirty-two-year-old Andrew Simpson, a guest house manager of Bogue Heights Boulevard, Bogue, St James, has been charged for allegedly attacking a woman who refused his advances. Simpson was charged on Monday with assault at common law, discharge of…

BELMOPAN, Belize, CMC – Voters in Belize go to the polls today to elect a new government with both the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) and the main opposition People’s United Party (PUP) confident of being victorious. Polling…

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalisations Tuesday and surpassed one million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no…

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP): The West Indies cricket squad has been stripped of the right to train while in managed isolation after players were found to have breached rules around their 14-day quarantine. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health said…

Agriculture Minister Floyd Green says the Government will be working closely with farmers to ensure that Jamaica has enough food as the Christmas season approaches. Farmers have been hard hit by several days of rainfall and flooding….

Education Minister Fayval Williams has outlined a programme for needy students not on state welfare to receive electronic devices for virtual learning. The own your device incentive programme seeks to benefit an estimated 36,000 needy students in primary and secondary schools across the island.



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