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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Eight contractors received deals yesterday to refurbish 14 police stations across the island in the second phase of the Government’s solution for the deplorable conditions under which law-enforcement personnel currently work. The projects, which...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As The Gleaner continued its 185th anniversary celebrations with a church service yesterday, local journalists have been urged to display courage in highlighting stories that defend morality, a characteristic Suffragan Bishop of Kingston The...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A number of soldiers from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) left the island yesterday for The Bahamas to carry out relief assistance following wide-scale devastation by Hurricane Dorian. The first batch of soldiers from the Disaster Assistance...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to a sharp rise in murders when a previous state of emergency (SOE) was brought to an end in the parish last January, the island’s police commissioner has suggested that the current SOE in St James must continue as part of a long-term...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As Hurricane Dorian ravaged The Bahamas yesterday, Evan Thompson, director of the Meteorological Service in Kingston, warned Jamaicans not to drop their guard as the storm season picks up steam. Speaking with The Gleaner, the veteran meteorologist...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:50 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Police High Command has slammed the brakes on Assistant Commissioner of Police Bishop Dr Gary Welsh’s tenure as head of the traffic police after two months following a series of comments and actions which have drawn public criticisms about his...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bishop Dr Gary Welsh has signalled that the traffic police will be stepping up its vigilance to clamp down on motorists who violate the Road Traffic Act. Welsh, who heads the police’s Public Safety and...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than $500 million has been pumped into the training and certification of roughly 600 young men and women under the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP). Arriving from across the 14 parishes, the young Jamaicans, aged 18 to 35, converged at...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There are calls for the police to throw the book at the driver captured on tape performing a dangerous daylight stunt along a major thoroughfare in the Corporate Area recently. Dennis Dietrih had apologised for the incident on Tuesday, claiming he...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:35 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A motorist has been let off the hook after he was caught on a camera performing a daring stunt with a motor vehicle along the busy Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew. There was no collision, but Dennis Dietrih was summoned by the police yesterday to the...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it has been cracking down on rogue holders of permits who have not been paying due regard to the conditions of their licences and is urging all persons to follow all prescribed guidelines. Among those in...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A newly formed charity organisation, led by a team of Jamaicans living overseas, has launched a food bank in Kingston and St Andrew to serve the less fortunate. The organisation and its food bank initiative were launched on Saturday at the Marie...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Four local institutions of learning and training have latched on to the opportunity of being able to teach their students Chinese Mandarin, when they signed a memorandum of understanding with the government and people of China on Thursday at the...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) Delano Seiveright has expressed satisfaction with Jamaica’s progress in developing its medical marijuana industry despite challenges such as a lack of regulatory framework governing export. Local...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Having survived a major life-changing motor vehicle accident four years ago, 29-year-old Sherese Brown is urging Jamaicans to exercise more care on the nation’s roads. Though not down-spirited, Brown admitted to The Gleaner on Tuesday that her life...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The ongoing downtown redevelopment project has been taking shape to the satisfaction of Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams. Williams, who was speaking with The Gleaner on Monday, said a number of persons have expressed interest in acquiring property...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) Professor Anthony Clayton says that the commission cannot act on the trusted YouTube flagger status it received from the Internet giant earlier this year because local lawmakers are yet to...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church has vowed to press on, declaring that it has nothing to be ashamed of as its disgraced pastor awaits sentencing on sex-related charges after impregnating a 12-year-old girl. Last week, Pastor...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Garfield Tully, a close family friend of Marc Stamp, the well-known sports and entertainment journalist who died on Sunday, June 9, told The Gleaner that the former Ardenne High School bright spark will be missed for the knowledge he wasn’t afraid...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:52 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday called on member states of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to demonstrate their recommitment to the preservation of global maritime resources. Holness was addressing delegates from more than 160...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With sights set on brighter prospects in the future, 21-year-old Mashekia McKenzie is delighted to be participating in a programme at this time that has presented a glimmer of hope in her pursuit to grasp greater success. Working on a...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Local government authorities have confirmed that a cease order was issued on refurbishing operations at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Kingston for breaches of the Building Act and code. On Sunday, the chief executive officer at the Kingston and...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The launch of the support for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support project last week has indicated Jamaica’s acknowledgement of the damning effects of climate change and the urgent need for mitigation. This programme is aimed at slowly halting and...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

United States-based attorney Millicent Clarke says many illegal immigrants in the United States, including Jamaicans, are now on the run as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teams carry out raids to send home foreigners with final...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pro-abortion campaigners came out swinging at the Church yesterday as Parliament’s Human Resources and Social Development Committee continued hearing arguments on a motion by West Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn calling...

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