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Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Almost seven in every 10 Jamaicans would not recommend an abortion to a friend who is faced with an unwanted pregnancy.Only one in seven persons (14 per cent) would recommend the termination of the pregnancy, while 17 per cent would give their...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The island's public school teachers should see a five per cent increase in their basic salaries come payday next month.The teachers will also see increases in several allowances, plus any top-up that they may be due on the five per cent retroactive...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

While seven out of every 10 Jamaicans are firmly against abortion on demand, an equal number are adamant that it is the woman's right to determine if she is going to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and not the Government's.That's the finding of a...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is preparing to vigorously defend the National Identification and Registration Act, better known as the NIDS Act, which is now the subject of a court challenge by the parliamentary Opposition.JLP sources...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Ethel Pete-Smith was in bed with the pitter-patter of the rain on her roof lolling her to sleep when she heard a loud rumbling, then a crash, as the wall to rear of her house at 19 Harbour Drive in Harbour View, St Andrew, collapsed.The floodwaters...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The fear was evident in the faces of several residents on Harbour Drive in Harbour View, St Andrew, yesterday, as they prayed for an ease in the rain that lashed the community Sunday evening into Monday morning.More rain over the next 24 hours could...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:02 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

At 45-year-old Sandra 'Pagey' Heron is mother to the four children she gave birth to, six she has unofficially adopted and scores of others, she is determined to keep out of trouble in the east Portland community of Manchioneal."I do it out of the...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

A split in the deadly Clansman gang has been playing out violently across sections of the St Catherine North Police Division and is believed to be the main driver behind a 60 per cent increase in murders in the area since the start of this year.With...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

New police commissioner could look to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to bolster his management team as he takes office.There is growing speculation that former head of the JDF, Major General Antony Anderson, will look to his former colleagues for...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Stunned by the level of hurt being caused by persons involved in the illegal burning of tyres around the Riverton City dump, Minister with Responsibility for the Environment Daryl Vaz has vowed to introduce a zone of special operations (ZOSO)-type...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:10 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

There are sizable increases for national security, education, tourism, the Office of the Prime Minister, and road repairs in the Government's Budget for the new fiscal year despite a $31 billion cut in the planned expenditure.The Government is...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Jamaicans should know how much the Government plans to spend in the new fiscal year when the Estimates of Expenditure for 2018-2019 are tabled in Parliament this afternoon.Before that, the broad outlines of projects and legislative agenda for the...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The owners of Caricel, Jamaica have sold their controlling interest to a South African entity, Involution Limited, ending a long running nightmare for the Andrew Holness administration.Since early last year, the Government has been trying to ease...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the People's National Party (PNP) is ready to enter talks with the Government on a national anti-crime plan, but he argues that it was up to the Andrew Holness administration to take the lead."We have urged...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Police Commissioner George Quallo and Minister of National Security Robert Montague shared smiles, handshakes, and even a short embrace yesterday as they sought to dispel claims that their relationship had broken down.Following a meeting at the...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

After more than 30 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Deputy Commissioner Novelette Grant is ready to take her leave.Grant spent her penultimate day in office yesterday, while indicating that she would be going off and returning in...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Member of Parliament for West Portland, Daryl Vaz, is projecting that the damage caused by the weekend's heavy rains in the parish will run into hundreds of millions of dollars.The assessment of the damage started yesterday, but Vaz told The Gleaner...

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