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Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It was as if Christmas was in the air in August Town, St Andrew, when residents returned home on Wednesday night to see street lights, which had either been shot out by gunmen or had just gone bad. The lights once again shone brightly after the...

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

The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee on Wednesday fulfilled its commitment to the Randolph Lopez School of Hope, handing over $450,000 to the institution that specialises in preparing mentally challenged individuals to function in a...

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

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces.On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine division and caretaker for the Eastern St Andrew constituency, is adamant that a swift move must be made to halt the practice of local officials appealing to criminal elements to put down...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Seriously concerned about the future of her education, Bianca Gardener, eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School in St Andrew, is beseeching the authorities to put an end to the violence wreaking havoc across Jamaica for the...

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

Deacon Peter Espeut is viewed as radical by his wife and others who know his mind and literary work well, but even though some, at times, disagree with his articles, the support for the veteran Gleaner columnist, who was celebrated at a special...

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

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as "wicked", the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons' accounts under the...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Steve McGregor says he is watching intently to see which of his senior colleagues will make a move for the now vacant police commissioner post, before he decides if he is to submit his own application to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:01 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of the blind community have expressed outrage at the stabbing of a visually impaired elderly man inside Coronation Market in downtown Kingston over the weekend, expressing their frustration with the general treatment they face from vendors...

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

With the window now open for persons wishing to apply for the post of police commissioner, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has said that a military background should not automatically qualify anyone for...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday strengthened its partnership with National Integrity Action (NIA) through the signing of a sub-award agreement at the NIA's Holborn Road offices in New Kingston, worth roughly $45...

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

The rock solid confidence that Nathaniel Stone exhibited throughout yesterday's final of The Gleaner's Children's Own 2018 Spelling Bee Competition, was a sure indicator that the 11-year-old meant serious business. So it was no surprise when he...

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

Telling of the daily struggles they encounter while walking on Kingston and St Andrew sidewalks, members of the blind community are livid at slamming into utility poles and being chased into the streets by angry vendors afraid of having their goods...

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

Through her interaction with many 16- to 18-year-old children in state care, counselling psychologist Dr Patrece Charles believes that because their lives are so complicated, many of them turn to drugs for comfort.Charles was speaking at a National...

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

As a former ward of the state, the life story of Nickeisha Ingram is one of struggle and hardship as she has spent most of her life feeling rejected and uncared for.Battered and bruised, but not giving up, she said, as she last week recounted to The...

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

George Quallo officially vacated the post of Police Commissioner yesterday after spending roughly nine months on the job, clearing the way for Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake to act in the top-cop spot as of today until further notice.A...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

While decrying the blood-letting taking place islandwide since the start of 2018, some Manchester residents are adamant that apart from the three murders recorded in the parish up to January 20, things have been relatively calm there compared to...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Recently installed United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Jamaica, Baber Abdullah Saeed Almatroshi, has issued an invitation to the Jamaican Government to send a delegation to Expo Dubai 2020.The ambassador, whose office is located in Havana, Cuba...

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

A study, to be officially published soon, has revealed that more Jamaicans are less willing to accept or pay bribes.Speaking yesterday at a Rotary Club Luncheon at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew, executive director of National Integrity Action...

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

Residents of Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston have threatened to stop voting in national elections if the Government fails to compensate them properly for atrocities committed against them in the 2010 incursion.During a protest in front of the...

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

There were cheers and celebrations on Tuesday as a surviving victim of Saturday's shooting incident, which claimed two lives in Porus, Manchester, returned home from hospital.He was shot multiple times in the brazen attack but is grateful he has...

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

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange urged Jamaicans yesterday not to turn their backs on pregnant teenagers, or teenage mothers.Grange was speaking during the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation's 40th anniversary...

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

Within the next six months, IBEX Global Solutions, which has become a major player in the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, will be embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill 500 to 1,000 vacancies at its newly opened branch on...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In short order, the Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary will have its own Toyota Coaster bus, and therefore will have no more excuses for not having its children come to school, or participate in key activities that contribute to their development....

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is a leap of faith for a pastor who has been preaching at one church for 26 years, to suddenly decide to start a new church on his own.That is what Pastor Steven Hayle of the Church of Pentecost Jamaica has done.Hayle was pastor at the Alpine...

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