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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Following in the footsteps of the Reverend Karen Kirlew, the first woman appointed as president of the Jamaica Baptist Union, Bishop Christine Gooden-Benguche has been appointed the first female president of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Determined that the public transport system cannot continue in a state of anarchy, Transport and Works Minister Robert Montague met with various players in the public transport industry yesterday, hoping that his 15-point transformation proposal,...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of KingAlarm, John Azar, has revealed that within the next 30 days, all armed security personnel at the company will be given refresher training in human rights.Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, Azar claimed that recent video...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

"Something crazy", is how Cleveland Crooks, director of compliance and enforcement at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has described the actions of a security guard who on Monday was shot and injured while trying to...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Four young, bright foreigners of Jamaican parentage have been given the opportunity of kindling their roots and fulfilling childhood dream under the GraceKennedy (GK) Jamaican Birthright Programme.The 2018 launch of the Jamaican Birthright Programme...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The practice of many Jamaicans looking down on certain schools considered to be non-traditional cannot continue, says former chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Limited, Douglas Orane.Orane was speaking yesterday at the 2018 staging of the...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Taxi drivers and some residents of August Town, St Andrew, are unhappy with the pace at which authorities are repairing a massive hole in the middle of University Road in the community.Just under two months ago, a section of the roadway collapsed,...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Financial adviser and popular local actor Clive Duncan is urging fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children.Duncan was among successful professionals and fathers who brought inspiration to boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite having their studies interrupted several times because of violence, since the start of the year, grade six students at the August Town Primary School in St Andrew have triumphed in the March 2018 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Football supporters have been flocking vendors across the Corporate Area to purchase flags of nations that they would love to see win the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and the names that come up, for the most flags bought, are Brazil, Argentina and...

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

The police are maintaining an "open mind" as they investigate the murder of Clarendon businessman Brandon Murray at the Mayfair Hotel in St Andrew on Sunday. In addition, they are hoping that closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras located at the...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motor vehicle accidents, coupled with the high number of hospital patients injured because of acts of violence, has pushed the National Blood Transfusion Service into a hunt to secure at least 60,000 units of donated blood this year.Keishawna...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Before winning a huge portion of the J$301.5 million Super Lotto jackpot on May 11, N. Gray was swimming in debt.However, today she is a multi-millionaire, after officially receiving a cheque for over J$180 million from Supreme Ventures Limited on...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The South East Regional Health Authority (SEHRA) has been advertising in the media, seeking replacements for three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) who were sent on leave recently.But Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dayton Campbell...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Added to the air-quality crisis that Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) inSt James has been trying to remedy, administrators at the institution have been stocking up on food items and medical supplies in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A meeting with a four-member technical delegation from Venezuela yesterday to discuss Jamaica's repurchase of that country's 49 per cent shares in Petrojam Limited has sparked the optimism of energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley.Yesterday's meeting is...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Energy Minister Andrew Wheatley says that Jamaica is anxious to finalise the purchasing of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam Limited that is held by Venezuelan company Petroleum of Venezuela.The minister said that although Jamaica owns majority...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital have been sent on leave, pending investigations into the discovery of the improper disposal of the bodies of two neonates last month.The bodies were being stored inside the morgue at the institution...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A programme recently launched by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, geared towards saving teenage mothers from a life of struggle, has received support from University of the West Indies Sustainable Development professor,...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Islamic terrorist group ISIS is virtually dismantled, but a warning has been sounded for Caribbean nations to be on the lookout for members of that and other radical organisations moving in to regroup or expand.The warning came from Earl Harris,...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The long-promised legislation to deal with sexual harassment should get the final nod from the Cabinet shortly before being taken to Parliament, and Minister with responsibility for Gender Affairs Olivia 'Babsy' Grange is encouraging Jamaicans to...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come Labour Day on Wednesday, the process of increasing the number of public schools fitted with ramps to accommodate physically disabled students will begin.Education Minister Ruel Reid said that roughly $50 million has been earmarked for the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Deacon Peter Espeut has described abortion, whether safe or unsafe, as murder and has asserted that no woman should be given that right.He was commenting on a recent survey finding that 42 per cent of persons polled agreed that women should have the...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The public education sector has received a financial boost through the Japanese Trust Fund to launch the programme of Support for Sustainability of the Education Sector Transformation Plan.A grant of US$500,000 (J$63m), managed by the Inter-American...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motherhood is nothing new to Seckoria Williams, but being the first to give birth to a healthy child on Mother's Day at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine last Sunday - making her a mother of five - was an extra special occasion.Williams gave...

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