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Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Steve McGregor says he is watching intently to see which of his senior colleagues will make a move for the now vacant police commissioner post, before he decides if he is to submit his own application to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:01 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of the blind community have expressed outrage at the stabbing of a visually impaired elderly man inside Coronation Market in downtown Kingston over the weekend, expressing their frustration with the general treatment they face from vendors...

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

With the window now open for persons wishing to apply for the post of police commissioner, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has said that a military background should not automatically qualify anyone for...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday strengthened its partnership with National Integrity Action (NIA) through the signing of a sub-award agreement at the NIA's Holborn Road offices in New Kingston, worth roughly $45...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The rock solid confidence that Nathaniel Stone exhibited throughout yesterday's final of The Gleaner's Children's Own 2018 Spelling Bee Competition, was a sure indicator that the 11-year-old meant serious business. So it was no surprise when he...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Telling of the daily struggles they encounter while walking on Kingston and St Andrew sidewalks, members of the blind community are livid at slamming into utility poles and being chased into the streets by angry vendors afraid of having their goods...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Through her interaction with many 16- to 18-year-old children in state care, counselling psychologist Dr Patrece Charles believes that because their lives are so complicated, many of them turn to drugs for comfort.Charles was speaking at a National...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As a former ward of the state, the life story of Nickeisha Ingram is one of struggle and hardship as she has spent most of her life feeling rejected and uncared for.Battered and bruised, but not giving up, she said, as she last week recounted to The...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

George Quallo officially vacated the post of Police Commissioner yesterday after spending roughly nine months on the job, clearing the way for Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake to act in the top-cop spot as of today until further notice.A...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

While decrying the blood-letting taking place islandwide since the start of 2018, some Manchester residents are adamant that apart from the three murders recorded in the parish up to January 20, things have been relatively calm there compared to...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Recently installed United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Jamaica, Baber Abdullah Saeed Almatroshi, has issued an invitation to the Jamaican Government to send a delegation to Expo Dubai 2020.The ambassador, whose office is located in Havana, Cuba...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A study, to be officially published soon, has revealed that more Jamaicans are less willing to accept or pay bribes.Speaking yesterday at a Rotary Club Luncheon at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew, executive director of National Integrity Action...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston have threatened to stop voting in national elections if the Government fails to compensate them properly for atrocities committed against them in the 2010 incursion.During a protest in front of the...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There were cheers and celebrations on Tuesday as a surviving victim of Saturday's shooting incident, which claimed two lives in Porus, Manchester, returned home from hospital.He was shot multiple times in the brazen attack but is grateful he has...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange urged Jamaicans yesterday not to turn their backs on pregnant teenagers, or teenage mothers.Grange was speaking during the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation's 40th anniversary...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Within the next six months, IBEX Global Solutions, which has become a major player in the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, will be embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill 500 to 1,000 vacancies at its newly opened branch on...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In short order, the Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary will have its own Toyota Coaster bus, and therefore will have no more excuses for not having its children come to school, or participate in key activities that contribute to their development....

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is a leap of faith for a pastor who has been preaching at one church for 26 years, to suddenly decide to start a new church on his own.That is what Pastor Steven Hayle of the Church of Pentecost Jamaica has done.Hayle was pastor at the Alpine...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The usual complaint that crime-fighting efforts in Jamaica are hampered by a lack of resources is being challenged by businessman John Mahfood, who is of the opinion that the problem really rests in the Government's lack of guts, and its failure to...

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

Although being thankful and elated, the family of one-year-and-10-month-old baby Jazmin Dunn, says the journey before and after her child underwent a liver transplant in the United States of America approximately a year ago has been very rough,...

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

The tight financial position of five students at The Mico University College was eased earlier this week through the generous donations of one of the institution's alumni, Sylvester Tulloch, the managing director of Kemtech Development and...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:38 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Local Anglican Bishop, the Reverend Howard Gregory has expressed disappoint-ment that even after 70 years, the majority of citizens in the English-speaking Caribbean still don't have access to tertiary education at the University of the West Indies...

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