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An Israeli air strike today targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets. Hours later, Israel bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a top leader of Gaza...
Petersfield High School's Antonio Watson (left) gestures to Edwin Allen High School's Bryan Levell as he crosses the finish line ahead of him in the Class One Boys 200m final during the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships at the Natio

Antonio Watson of Petersfield High School won the Class One Boys 200m title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday. Watson crossed the line in 20.74 seconds. Edwin Allen High School’s...

A teenager from Hanover is missing. She is 14 year-old Moleca Beckford.  The police say she was last seen in Esher District in the parish capital, Lucea on Thursday.  She was wearing a yellow blouse, white knickers and...

Jamaica College’s (JC) Javier Brown, the new 400m hurdles class one record holder, completed the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships double, winning the Class One 400m title in a time of 45.75 seconds on Saturday morning....

Edwin Allen High School maintained its lead today in the girls' section of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships. On the boys' side, Kingston College remains ahead with Jamaica College closely behind. See...

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has named former Opposition lawmaker AJ Nicholson as the person she said sent her harassing emails.  Nicholson and Johnson Smith have served as legislators in the Upper House.

A man who was wanted for murder in St James was held in Rocky Point,  Clarendon during an intelligence-driven operation Friday afternoon. He is 21-year-old Soniman Walker, otherwise called Short Man.  Police sources told The Gleaner that...

Jamaica College’s Javier Brown now has the distinction of being the second athlete to break a record at the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs). Brown took the Class One 400m hurdles title, stopping the clock...

HAVANA (AP) — The jab didn't even hurt, and Mabel Aguilera figures it may finally let her see granddaughters on the other side of Cuba who she hasn't glimpsed during many months of pandemic restrictions. “Sometimes I thought I...

Detectives assigned to the St Andrew South Police Division today charged a 20-year-old man in connection with a gun attack on a group of women in the community of Payne Land. Oshane Cephas, who is from South Anderson Crescent, Kingston 11, has been...

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – The St Vincent and the Grenadines Government says farmers as well as other people employed in the volcano Red Zone will get financial support for the rest of the year to help cope with the loss of income as a...

The 13-year-old girl at the centre of an alleged case of buggery in St Ann has reportedly changed her account of the incident.  

It's the penultimate day of the 2021 Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships. Eleven finals are slated for today. Here is the full schedule: Morning Session 9:00AM Triple Jump Class 2 Boys Final 9:00AM 100M Hurdles Hep Girls Event #1 9:20M...

The Department of Correctional Services is to resume accepting care packages for inmates and wards through appointments starting on May 25. In light of the COVID-19 protocols, the public is being advised to obtain approval from the correctional...

Anti-corruption watchdog the National Integrity Action (NIA) has asked the Integrity Commission to investigate several aspects of the multibillion-dollar Montego Bay Perimetre Project. In a letter dated May 13 NIA executive director Professor...

Former Petrojam general manager Floyd Grindley and his former chairman Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh are to go on trial in October. The trial has been set for October 27-29. Both men appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this morning...

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie is expressing sadness at the death of Councillor for the Greater Portmore East Division in the Portmore Municipality, Yvonne McCormack. McCormack died earlier today. “Yvonne had been fighting...

Professor Carol Archer has been appointed to serve as a member of the acclaimed Special Advisory Group Enterprise (SAGE) to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) The appointment was made by Under-Secretary-General and UN-...

The National Health Fund (NHF) has received pharmaceutical drugs valued at US$900,000 geared towards boosting inpatient and outpatient care across Jamaica. This contribution to the country's health system was made possible by Direct Relief in...

Jamaica on Thursday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 838. The deceased are a 58-year-old man from Manchester, a 74-year-old woman from St Catherine, a 33-year-old woman from St James whose death was formerly under...

The Ministry of Agriculture has earmarked an additional $200 million to continue the Government's Buy-Back Programme. Portfolio Minister, Floyd Green, said that programme is among “aggressive strategic initiatives” implemented last...

TOKYO (AP) — An online petition with more than 350,000 signatures calling for the Tokyo Games to be cancelled was submitted Friday to local organisers, the International Olympic Committee, and others. The Olympics are scheduled to open in...

Persons 50 years and older are now eligible to register to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. This is down from the previous 60 years and older requirement. The announcement was made by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher...

LONDON (AP) — When London's Science Museum reopens next week, it will have some new artefact: empty vaccine vials, testing kits and other items collected during the pandemic, to be featured in a new COVID-19 display. Britain isn't...
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