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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Christmas is right around the corner, and many await its arrival - except a few inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston. Being totally abandoned by family and friends, they seem to have lost all hope.Yesterday, during the...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In trying to make sure that Jamaica and five other Caribbean Community nations are not lagging behind socially and economically by 2040, the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Caribbean Country Department, has published a road map in the form...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is adamant that the full force of the law must be brought against all parties embroiled in the Petrojam saga.Following the recent damning revelations by Auditor General Pamela...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Robberies have deflected attention from murder and gang activity in the community of Harbour View in east Kingston, according to the police, who have been conducting numerous covert operations to clamp down on thieves in the area.Subofficer in...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dorcas Estella Dobson has described her marriage of 67 years as one filled with thistles and thorns, but it was her determination to live by the vow she made with the man she loves that helped to keep the relationship in check.The elderly woman and...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pedestrians and the disabled are being adequately catered for with the provision of ample sidewalk space as part of the redevelopment of a number of roadways across the Corporate Area, according to the relevant authorities.A tour of three of the...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

From potential robberies, to stray animals crossing the newly opened Three Miles bypass in St Andrew, residents of Seaview Gardens, the community through which the thoroughfare runs, are calling on the relevant authorities to implement 24-hour...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The usually stern demeanour of members of the police force was not on display in east Kingston on Friday, as personnel from various stations across the division hosted a 'Run a Boat' for the residents.Hosted in several police divisions, 'Run a Boat...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson revisited his alma mater, Calabar High School, on Wednesday, to stimulate the minds of young men at the institution, motivating them with stories of his own rise from humble beginnings to Jamaica House.Patterson...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

When Inspector Davon Shirley was placed in charge of the Red Hills Police Station in St Andrew North more than five years ago, residents who wished to host constant parties without respect for the Noise Abatement Act did not see eye to eye with him....

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Thanks to the government of Japan and the United States Agency for International Develop-ment, Jamaicans in need of HIV treatment or those who want to get tested for the virus can now do so at the expanded Jamaica AIDS Support for Life in St Andrew....

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Police Constable Romario Gayle yesterday expressed concern about the negative picture being painted of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as he argued that most members of the force are honest, dedicated, and hardworking.Gayle, who is attached to the...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four Jamaicans were yesterday inducted as new I Believe Initiative (IBI) ambassadors for 2018 by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. They have committed to using things that are great about Jamaica to fix the things that are undesirable....

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Egerton Newman, president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, is warning bus and taxi operators in the Corporate Area who have been taking protest action for the past few days to stop removing passengers and keys from the...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite the chaos caused by taxi operators who protested yesterday for the second day across sections of the island over what they called "ridiculous" aspects of the newly proposed Road Traffic Act, a government source said that not much will change...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A few years ago, Audley Facey was faced with the predicament of bleeding eyes. Even though that condition has healed, he still has not got a break from the struggle, as he is now in need of surgery to remove a cataract from the left eye and address...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will not yield in its efforts to arrest and charge gang leaders and members under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act (anti-gang law), a statement from the police has said.The...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Now that the nothing-to-declare queue at the Norman Manley International Airport has been expanded from one to four, Commissioner of Customs Velma Ricketts Walker has said the honesty of persons bringing goods into the island will determine the...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Admitting that not enough investigative stories are being produced by local journalists, president of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), George Davis, has pledged to create opportunities for media practitioners to expand investigative abilities...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Guns, drugs smugglers and illegal fishermen, no longer have a free ride operating in Jamaica's territorial waters, now that the island has its own maritime patrol aircraft, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said.The Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica needs to desist from its practice of excessive borrowing if the country is to grow economically, stressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness.He made this declaration yesterday during a National Competitiveness Council Meeting, held at the Office...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Alister McLean, a member of the disabled community in Jamaica, believes that members of parliament (MPs) must express the same zeal for allowing persons with disabilities easy access to constituency offices, as they do when it is election time....

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The killing of a parent in front of Lannaman's Preparatory School in St Andrew yesterday has left a school community in shock.Dead is 47-year-old businessman Ainsley Folkes, who was shot multiple times in his car at the school gate on Terrence...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women living with HIV/AIDS who are uncertain where to go for assistance due to fear of being stigmatised can turn to Eve for Life.The non-governmental organisation recently received US$43,000 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:49 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Almost 100,000 birth, death, marriage and other certificates remain unclaimed at the offices of the Registrar General's Department (RGD).Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning manager at the RGD's offices, speaking with The Gleaner last week, appealed...

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