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  • Female arrested in relation to Portland couple's murder released
    by Gareth Davis – Senior Gleaner Writer on May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    A female who was among  three people arrested in relation to the murder of a couple in Manchioneal, Portland, on Wednesday, has been released. The other two suspects who remain in custody for further questioning have retained…

  • Five more die from COVID; positivity rate remains low
    on May 15, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Five more people have died from COVID-19, even though Jamaica continues to record a low positivity rate, when compared to earlier this year.  The dead are all middle-aged and senior citizens. They comprise two men aged 85 and 65 years-old…

  • 15 fishing beaches slated for redevelopment – Green
    on May 15, 2021 at 5:10 am

    Fifteen fishing beaches are to be redeveloped over the next five years, says Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green. He said that the redevelopment process will include three beaches per year at an estimated cost of $2.25 billion,…

  • Archer appointed to UN-Habitat’s SAGE
    on May 15, 2021 at 5:09 am

    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-…

  • More men dying from COVID, but fewer getting vaccinated
    by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer on May 15, 2021 at 5:09 am

    WESTERN BUREAU: While men are reported as dying from COVID-19 at a disproportionately higher rate than women, the Ministry of Health says that men’s rate of COVID-19 vaccination to date is 43 per cent, trailing behind women’s vaccination rate of 57…