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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Christopher Tufton has sounded the warning that stricter regulations on foods high in trans and saturated fats and sodium, as well as for tobacco and alcohol products, are on the horizon. “When we talk about lifestyle issues, I...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said a US$100-million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank will facilitate a number of upgrades in the public health sector, including facilitating the provision of telemedicine. Speaking at the...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Although confirming reports of gunfire in the St Andrew South police division on Sunday, acting commanding officer, Superintendent Aaron Fletcher, told The Gleaner yesterday that he is not “in a position to attribute it to the killing of ‘Oney...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than a third of food eaten globally depends on natural pollinators – especially bees – for a successful harvest. And with honeybees dying at an alarmingly high rate in the United States since 2006, the more than a decade-long die-off could put...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that there is enough medication available to treat cases of influenza A (H1N1) and other flu viruses in the island. Speaking with The Gleaner last night, Tufton indicated that the strong strain of the...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Calabar High School physics teacher who last week went public with allegations that he was assaulted by two of the school’s top athletes says that despite criticism being levelled at him on social media that he wanted to tarnish the future of...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:40 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

West Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament (MP) Juliet Cuthbert Flynn faced the heat yesterday as a team of medical and legal experts made their contribution to the debate on a motion she moved to have the Government to decriminalise abortion and...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Businessman John Mahfood says a scramble is now under way to protect earnings at his St Andrew supermarket, Shoppers Delite, because the Government rushed to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, without putting measures in place to meet high...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School’s acting principal, Calvin Rowe, has fired back at physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, accusing the educator of attempting to overstep his boundaries in wanting to dictate what punishment should be meted out to track stars DeJour...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Scientific and technical abilities of countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa could receive a major boost through the appointment of The University of the West Indies’ Professor Anthony Clayton as chairman of the Social and...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A marathon meeting of the Jamaica College board, which finished late last night, ended in a stalemate as executives were warned that they did not have the authority to fire Ruel Reid as principal even as some senior members want to set the...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Public sector worker, Rahja Harrison, employed to the Accountant General’s Department, is hopeful that opinions and ideas that will spring out of the inaugural staging of the Public Sector Debate Competition will spark action at the highest levels...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Government’s tax cuts have been hailed by chief executive officer of Jamaican Teas, John Mahfood, as a good move, but the businessman said yesterday evening that it was inadequate to boost the personal financial well-being of the majority of...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:33 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite a gesture of reconciliation towards Buju Banton, his son Mark Myrie Jr has implored the dancehall star to be a better father. The two were allegedly involved in an altercation two days before Banton’s major Long Walk to Freedom concert at...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:33 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

An apparent scam forced the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday to accommodate the registration of thousands of young people from across the island who responded to a WhatsApp hoax that was being circulated. Daily, the JDF invites 80 to 120...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is now left up to Mark Myrie Jr to obtain a medical report to substantiate his claim that he was physically assaulted by his father, Mark Myrie Sr, popularly known as Buju Banton, before the police can decide if any charges should be laid....

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The live Facebook broadcast of the mass murder of 50 people and the injuring of around 50 others in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday has been cited by Professor Anthony Clayton, chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, as giving credence to...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Equipment and training to protect the country’s territorial waters and disaster recovery are two areas in which Japan is willing to assist Jamaica, says former adviser to two Japanese prime ministers, Yukio Okamoto. Okamoto, an international...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) was given the perfect platform to drive home the message of responsible drinking to thousands of patrons in attendance at last weekend’s Jamaica Rum Festival at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. At the inaugural...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The civil Aviation Authority has imposed a temporary restriction on Boeing 737-8 MAX and 738-9 MAX operating in Jamaica’s airspace until further notice. Operators who had flown the aircraft into Jamaica before receiving the directive from the...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Alleged breaches of the Political Code of Conduct in Portland Eastern have, seemingly, irked Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown, prompting her to send a letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, demanding action. In the letter, dated March 13...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A recent call from Santana Morris, one of Jamaica’s youth ambassadors to the United Nations, for the island to quickly become multilingual, has found favour with State Minister Alando Terrelonge. The state minister said that the Government was...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Broadcasting Commission has urged the Holness administration to increase its oversight responsibility beyond free-to-air electronic media to policing social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Citing growing concerns about...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Eight years ago, a minor tremor felt in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, prompted then Jamaican ambassador to Japan, Claudia Barnes, to update her list of Jamaicans living in the East Asian country. Almost a week later, on March 11, 2011, a 9.1-...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) CEO Suzanne Stanley is hoping that the recent international spotlighting of the health impact of fires at the Riverton City landfill will nudge the Government to move faster with its divestment plans. The issue was...

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