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Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The recent fires at the Riverton and Church Corner disposal sites in St Andrew and St Thomas, respectively, have negatively affected the health of thousands and put a dent in the operations of numerous business establishments, triggering concern by...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A major fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew, which authorities strongly believe was set by arsonists on Sunday afternoon, is almost under full control. But acting commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Stewart Beckford, has warned residents...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three young scholars from Jamaica's three counties have received monetary support from Tang to lighten the burden of back-to-school expenses.Vittania Bedward from Mico Practising Primary and Junior High in St Andrew, who will attend the Immaculate...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) passengers in the Corporate Area have started to enjoy free Wi-Fi service on four of the state-run buses. Wi-Fi devices have been installed on the buses as part of a pilot project before full rollout of...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Paula Llewelyn, director of public prosecutions (DPP), should receive a file later this week from police investigators seeking guidance in a case in which nine-year-old Geana Leathing was fatally hit by a motor car driven by an intoxicated teenager...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pearnel Charles Jr, has appealed to member states within the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to pay their dues.The ISA was established to control and regulate all mineral-related activities...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's agricultural sector will in short order receive a £55-million (J$9.4-billion) boost by way of development assistance from the United Kingdom (UK).During an interview with The Gleaner recently, UK's high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Yvette Clarke, the first African American and Caribbean American woman to be elected to the US Congress, has charged the 2018 graduating class of the University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) to play their roles in transforming the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Justice this week hosted its first quarterly press briefing for this fiscal year at its Constant Spring Road Head offices in St Andrew, with the occasion also serving as a contract-signing ceremony for the refurbishment of the St...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come Wednesday, the Justice Ministry's National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) will host local and foreign standard-bearers in the global fight against human trafficking at a two-day international conference, scheduled to be...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of a police patrol team emerged unhurt from a sustained gun battle lasting more than two hours with criminals in Mountain View, east Kingston, on Sunday, which has resulted in tension in the community.Victor Hamilton, superintendent in...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As local government authorities prepare to undertake drain cleaning activities across the Corporate Area, Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action, has warned against corruption in the issuance of contracts.The...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says that a fire believed to be set by arsonists at the Retirement dump in St James will be brought under control by Wednesday.Smoke from the fire is said to...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Region 6 yesterday hosted an appreciation banquet for retired high-school principals at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew. The occasion also served as the launch of the School Improvement Support...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than one week after his company, KingAlarm, was thrust into the national spotlight following an altercation involving some members of its armed-response team and a licensed firearm holder, Managing Director John Azar yesterday announced that...

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

Government, through the economic growth and job creation ministry in the Office of the Prime Minister, has officially opened the Special Economic Zone Authority, situated on Waterloo Road, St Andrew.Prime Minister Andrew Holness told The Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Peter Champagnie, the attorney representing Andrew Woolery, the licensed firearm holder who shot and injured a security guard contracted to the Braemar Estate apartment complex in St Andrew last week, has revealed that his client sustained internal...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has not yet interviewed the licensed firearm holder who shot and injured a security guard at the Braemar Estate apartment complex inSt Andrew a week ago during an attempt by the guard to disarm the man.Cleveland...

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...

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