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Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Police Constable Romario Gayle yesterday expressed concern about the negative picture being painted of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as he argued that most members of the force are honest, dedicated, and hardworking.Gayle, who is attached to the...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four Jamaicans were yesterday inducted as new I Believe Initiative (IBI) ambassadors for 2018 by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. They have committed to using things that are great about Jamaica to fix the things that are undesirable....

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Egerton Newman, president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, is warning bus and taxi operators in the Corporate Area who have been taking protest action for the past few days to stop removing passengers and keys from the...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite the chaos caused by taxi operators who protested yesterday for the second day across sections of the island over what they called "ridiculous" aspects of the newly proposed Road Traffic Act, a government source said that not much will change...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A few years ago, Audley Facey was faced with the predicament of bleeding eyes. Even though that condition has healed, he still has not got a break from the struggle, as he is now in need of surgery to remove a cataract from the left eye and address...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will not yield in its efforts to arrest and charge gang leaders and members under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act (anti-gang law), a statement from the police has said.The...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Now that the nothing-to-declare queue at the Norman Manley International Airport has been expanded from one to four, Commissioner of Customs Velma Ricketts Walker has said the honesty of persons bringing goods into the island will determine the...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Admitting that not enough investigative stories are being produced by local journalists, president of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), George Davis, has pledged to create opportunities for media practitioners to expand investigative abilities...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Guns, drugs smugglers and illegal fishermen, no longer have a free ride operating in Jamaica's territorial waters, now that the island has its own maritime patrol aircraft, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said.The Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica needs to desist from its practice of excessive borrowing if the country is to grow economically, stressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness.He made this declaration yesterday during a National Competitiveness Council Meeting, held at the Office...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Alister McLean, a member of the disabled community in Jamaica, believes that members of parliament (MPs) must express the same zeal for allowing persons with disabilities easy access to constituency offices, as they do when it is election time....

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The killing of a parent in front of Lannaman's Preparatory School in St Andrew yesterday has left a school community in shock.Dead is 47-year-old businessman Ainsley Folkes, who was shot multiple times in his car at the school gate on Terrence...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women living with HIV/AIDS who are uncertain where to go for assistance due to fear of being stigmatised can turn to Eve for Life.The non-governmental organisation recently received US$43,000 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:49 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Almost 100,000 birth, death, marriage and other certificates remain unclaimed at the offices of the Registrar General's Department (RGD).Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning manager at the RGD's offices, speaking with The Gleaner last week, appealed...

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

Without a birth certificate, 23-year-old Junior Paige, up to recently, was living like an alien in his own country, but that obstacle has now been removed and he can pursue his dream of becoming a soldier in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).With the...

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

Yesterday marked exactly 100 years since the 'Great War', World War I, was brought to an end and tribute was paid to those Jamaican men who died in that catastrophic event during a Remembrance Day ceremony held at National Heroes...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the nation awaits a ruling from the courts as to whether aspects of the National Identification and Registration Act are unconstitutional, the public education campaign for the National Identification System (NIDS) has gone into overdrive.Chief...

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

The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, has issued a statement refuting assertions from the Opposition that it has failed to collect US$3 million from a Greek fuel trading company that has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States."...

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

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that he is pleased with the level of cooperation being shown by manufacturers who are putting plans in place to comply with the January deadline to reduce the sugar content in beverages sold to schools and...

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

Jamaicans wishing to visit France for extended periods (more than 90 days), whether to work or attend school, no longer have to travel to Panama to obtain a visa, now that a French visa application centre has been established at the DHL building in...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There are several reasons why Jamaica and the rest of the world have a lot to fear ahead of today's midterm elections in the United States, noted chairman of Wisynco Group Limited, William Mahfood.Immigration and trade are two of the key issues that...

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

The recent massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, United States, has brought into question whether churches and other places or worship in Jamaica are safe. But Reverend Merlyn Hyde-Riley, president of the Jamaica Council of Churches, has suggested...

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

Heavy rain yesterday afternoon did not stop roughly 600 young men and women in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) from parading their new uniforms at Up Park Camp, St Andrew, during celebratory activities marking their 75th anniversary.All who...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With too many of the nation's children being subjected to violence and sexual abuse, stakeholders are calling on the Government to fast-track plans to create safe spaces for youth, which they believe will be a good therapeutic tool.Minister of...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Nightmares are common occurrences among Jamaican children who experience acts of violence or regular sexual abuse, Dr Elizabeth Ward, chairman of the Violence Prevention Alliance, has said.Examining the latest police data on the number of children...

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