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

Fewer children are being murdered, according to the latest data from the police, but children's advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison believes that the 2018 figures are quite alarming nonetheless.The statistics reveal that from January 1 to October 31,...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Persons with spinal injuries who are without family or a place to live may find it hard getting treatment, as administrators of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew are adamant that they must have a set place of residence before...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Although not conclusively attributing the drastic plunge in persons being shot and stabbed in the Old Capital to the state of public emergency, chief executive officer of the Spanish Town Hospital, Dwayne Francis, said it was a positive sign that...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Rory Dixon, chief medical officer at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew, is charging the Ministry of Health to ensure that citizens with spinal injuries receive the best care and attention possible by collecting accurate data...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

For its 146th anniversary as the capital of Jamaica, Kingston will receive a three-day tribute in March 2019, in the form of the Kingston City Marathon, which is poised to bring together thousands of locals and foreigners.The inaugural international...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Ian Neil, head of orthopaedics at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), has said skin bleaching is one of the main causes of the cases of hand infections seen at Kingston Public Hospital.Neil, who was one of the main presenters at the 11th annual...

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

To provide options to Jamaicans when the ban on single-use on plastic bags, straws, and Styrofoam takes effect on January 1, Bio-Packaging Solutions Ltd (BPSL) is offering 100 per cent compostable products as good replacements.These products, which...

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

Trust between security forces and members of certain communities considered volatile has taken a drastic turn for the better, but Dr Kadamawe K'nife of the University of the West Indies, Mona, believes that social programmes are not working in...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans who are passionate about earning good money by becoming butlers for diplomats and other important individuals are being encouraged by Christopher Jones, an accomplished player in that industry locally, to hold on to their dream.Jones is...

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

The Trinidad and Tobago military has been mobilised to carry out relief efforts in the twin-island republic following heavy flooding that has been blamed on three days of heavy rainfall.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Trinidadian journalist...

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

Jamaican authorities are cracking down on the practice of one parent abducting a child and moving away with him or her as an act of spite against the other parent.Problems and solutions surrounding the matter have been items of discussion since...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Word from Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is that the Social Development Commission (SDC) is readying itself to begin a census of the 22 families living at the Retirement Dump in St James to have them relocated.The minister recently...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Solutions to offer help to children who suffer trauma owing to violence and other circumstances were discussed during a mental health conference at The Mico University College in Kingston on Wednesday.The conference was organised by the Department...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Criminals will come under increased surveillance when Jamaica Eye is fully implemented next year.Jamaica Eye was launched in March and gradually the database and infrastructure continue to improve significantly, according to Arvel Grant, senior...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Demonstrating that the safety of children is a priority, the police have begun providing additional security for students who attend schools in and around the central Kingston area. However, the Ministry of Education is being encouraged to make good...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motorists in the Corporate Area should expect to face more inconveniences as the National Water Commission (NWC) says that more roads are to be dug up to lay pipes in furtherance of the state company's Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRW) Project"The...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government's US$2.5-billion Vernamfield Development Project in Clarendon is to get under way by the end of October, with the runway for the touted "aerotropolis" to be completed by mid-2019.Citing the World Bank's warning of devastating effects...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Terrified students who attend schools within the Kingston Central region can soon breathe easier, as the relevant authorities are moving quickly to protect them from robberies, as well as sexual and physical assaults on the streets.Student leaders...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One key factor preventing the arrest and prosecution of criminals who rob students is fear. According to Ivel Calder, deputy superintendent in charge of territorial operations within the Kingston Central Division, most parents of the teen victims do...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The pain was as raw yesterday as it was almost 40 days ago when the burnt body of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis was found metres from her house in Trench Town, St Andrew.This time, the emotions flowed inside the Half-Way Tree Seventh-day Adventist...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Proving that being a youth ambassador to the United Nations is far more than just a fancy title, Santana Morris has embarked on a mission to empower the young people of St James and its environs with knowledge on key issues such as knowing their...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Head of the police Criminal Investigations Branch, Acting Assistant Commissioner McArthur Sutherland, is noting that Jamaicans are much more inclined to give information on crimes but indicated that work is needed to solidify citizens' confidence in...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After almost five years, Percival McIntosh's compensation plea is in limbo. In March, the elderly blind man belted out his frustration to The Gleaner about the Government's failure to compensate him for damages after he fell into a Corporate Area...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The state of emergency (SOE) in sections of the Corporate Area, which was declared yesterday morning by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has already turned out results as the security forces have removed three firearms from the possession of criminals...

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