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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of the church community in Clarendon in bemoaning the crime situation plaguing the mid-island parish have said that the problem has been festering due to a lack of job opportunities and not enough positive role models and demonic possession...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The toll that violent crimes can take on families was made real for teenager Omarion Gayle and his stepfather, Delroy Lennon, who were both struck by the same bullet while inside their Oliver Gardens, Effortville, yard two years ago. On April 27,...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One fateful Saturday night, five years ago, Kayon Morris was walking with a cousin and an elder in his Clarendon community of Oliver Gardens, when his life was turned upside down. As he made his way home from work, Morris said he heard the words “...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Rocky Point, Clarendon, are relishing a welcome respite from violent crimes gripping other sections of the parish and are hoping the peace will remain for a long time. The fishing town on the island’s south coast is, however, fighting...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) says that despite opposition, it will not relent in its campaign for the Government to institute a tax on sugary drinks in a bid to encourage healthier manufacturing and consumption habits to reduce the...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:43 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Yohan Chin, the Jamaican businessman kidnapped by gangsters in Trinidad and Tobago on April 14, is free at last, The Gleaner has learnt. Gleaner contacts at the Trinidad Guardian last night said Chin was believed to have been released yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced a four-day period of mourning from June 19 to 22, leading up to the June 23 funeral for Edward Seaga. In making the announcement at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday,...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Setting at-risk high-school students with serious behavioural issues on the correct path is what Janilee Abrikian, project manager of the Supporting, Training, Empowerment, Parenting for Success programme (STEPS), has been busy doing over a six-...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

While security expert Reneto Adams is giving the plan to disband the Mobile Reserve his full support, the retired senior superintendent of police believes it doesn’t go far enough. National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang announced plans to...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

If former senior superintendent of police and security expert Reneto Adams could have had a drink with former prime minister and West Kingston member of parliament (MP) Edward Seaga before he died on Tuesday, he would have treasured the moment....

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Samantha Brown-Thompson is a woman on a mission. The 34-year-old woman corporal in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has been on a campaign in communities surrounding the Guys Hill Police Station in St Catherine, where she serves as a subofficer...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The family of Jonathan Worton, the flight instructor who died in a 2016 plane crash along with two aviation students in November 2016, is finalising plans to take legal action against the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre. At a press conference on...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Media and church colleagues have praised the life and work of newspaper columnist and academic administrator Martin Henry, who died suddenly last night. Henry, the longest-serving columnist at The Gleaner, over three decades, collapsed and died...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The government may not be able to implement a tax on sugary drinks anytime in near future out of fear of being hit with political implications, according to chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force, Dr Kwesi Marshall. Marshall was...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ failure to get the all-clear from the Integrity Commission in the filing of his statutory declarations has raised concern from Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Rev Kenneth Richards, who says it is incumbent...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Alveda King, the niece of one of United States’ most celebrated civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr, is appealing to Jamaican lawmakers to steer clear of making abortion legal in the island. King, an international human rights advocate...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:08 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

By the middle of next week, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown expects to lay to rest all issues surrounding a tweet made last Wednesday by People’s National Party Youth Organisation President Krystal Tomlinson, likening Prime Minister...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Al Miller, pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle church in St Andrew, yesterday used his sermon to appeal to the Universal Service Fund (USF) to gift churches across Jamaica Internet connectivity. If this is done, said Miller, youth...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:35 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the idea of an integrated health management system picks up steam, a local expert has underscored that privacy must be paramount for the paradigm to work and have public confidence. Even when the framework enabling cross-facility sharing is in...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Open your eyes and beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. That was the message from Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, head of the police’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit, as he sought to drive home the point of how vulnerable children are to human...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A number of fast-food chains are expected to increase the range of healthy or light menu options to consumers in a few months in keeping with the Government’s recently announced wellness push. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory Limited yesterday became the first private company to receive a multimillion-dollar contract from the $1 billion earmarked by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for the outsourcing of diagnostic services in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dena Brown never imagined that the son chased out of the kitchen, “not wanting him to make a mess”, would become a top chef and restaurateur after a roller-coaster ride through academia and the working world. Yesterday, Brown looked on with a...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:32 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

An urgent appeal has come from president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Carmen Johnson, for the Ministry of Health to address the heavy psychological toll that trauma cases are having on nurses. Johnson also lamented the high attrition...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says Jamaica is on the right path towards slashing its carbon footprint and is poised to achieving its nationally determined contribution target of reducing emission levels by 7.8 per cent...

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