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Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

United States (US) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to arrive today for a working three-hour visit, where he is expected to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Andrew Holness on important matters, including national security.He is likely...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The search is now on in earnest to find the country's next commissioner of police, but those who could be in the running to replace the retired Commissioner George Quallo are being extremely cautious about tipping their hats too early.Any of the...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans traveling to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics have nothing to fear, says the country's Charge d'Affaires Young-Gyu Lee.His assurance comes as the 92 teams begin arriving in the Asian nation for the start of the Games...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The People's Republic of China remains a strong and committed partner to Jamaica, says Ambassador Niu Qingboa in praising the police for the improved crime situation in St James."I want to congratulate the Jamaica Constabulary Force for the improved...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Class and social status must not have a role in who is sent to jail for corruption and other white-collar crimes in the island, says British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad.The former banker of 20 years says that this "subtler" form of crime...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of 13 awardees will this year be named the RJRGLEANER 'Man of the Year' on February 13 during a ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Yesterday, the final group of four was presented with their individual citations in three...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Financial Investigative Division (FID) is to be made into an independent government agency to strengthen its capacity to effectively carry out its mandate and to afford it greater autonomy, the Finance and Planning Minister Audley Shaw has said....

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), B. Larry Watson, is urging stakeholders not to dismiss offhand the idea of an attempted hijacking of the State by criminal gangs, who have put aside turf disputes in pursuit of much higher stakes....

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been urged to be strong in advocating Jamaica's foreign-policy positions in relation to crime, climate change, border security and trade arrangements, when the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley told high-level communications officials yesterday that their respective entities have an important role in ensuring that citizens are notified of impending threats from natural disasters...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One woman was arrested in connection with the seizure of $1.4 million and US$8,400 in cash by the security forces during an operation, on Wednesday, which targeted persons involved in the illegal lottery scam and other illicit activities, as part of...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Removing the silencers from motorcycles constitutes a breach that is drawing the attention of the police, says head of the Elletson Road-based Police Traffic Division, Senior Supt Calvin Allen...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer, Major Basil Jarrett, has touted the army's new tip hotline as an extremely valuable weapon in the war on criminality, with information received so far being very...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Walker's Place of Safety had a comprehensive safety and security plan, in keeping with the 29 Standards of Care governing all childcare facilities across Jamaica, says the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA).The safety of children...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Head of the Jamaica Diaspora Crime Intervention and Prevention Task Force, Rupert Francis, says that the Government did the "absolute right thing" in declaring a state of emergency for St James.He told The Gleaner yesterday that there was...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 150 persons deemed homeless and residents of communities in downtown Kingston were recently fÍted by the Rotaract Club of New Kingston in their annual feeding of the homeless project.The 14-year-old service club comprising young...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Boys' Town Community Intervention Programme's chief executive officer Trevor Spence said that Jamaica does not need another crime plan. What it needs is a holistic community-development plan."Jamaica was ahead of most countries on the focus of youth...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Mico University College is in line to host a first-of-its-kind international mathematics summit by the middle of next year, according to Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Neville Ying.The proposed summit could take place as early as April 2019 and...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae crooner Hugh Beresford Hammond led a cast of four individuals and one organisation to receive the first batch of RJRGLEANER Honour Awards for their significant contribution to the quality of life in Jamaica during the last 12 months...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The commitment to Jamaica's health needs is a core priority for the government of Japan, as it continues to strengthen already established linkages in the sector with a $9.4-million grant to the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine."I am pleased to...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry says she has accepted the report of the Compensation Committee and its finding that a payment of more than $200 million is to be made to citizens of Western Kingston, particularly those in Tivoli Gardens, whose...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Contractor General Dirk Harrison says that too many officials in the public and private sectors are involved in "hanky-panky Anancyism" made possible because of the lack of appropriate systems designed to keep corruption at bay.He was speaking at a...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Old Harbour Bay in St Catherine never got an official warning, neither were there any planned evacuations in place, but the news of a possible tsunami threat sent them scampering by the hundreds to higher ground in search of safety...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

"How come him fi dead leave me?" That is the question that Gloria Powell asked no one in particular.She was referring to her husband of 20 years, 75-year-old Winston 'Dickie' Powell, a farmer of Copperwood district. Powell, along with 34-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The tenure of Commissioner of Police George Quallo could be hanging in the balance despite him refuting reports circulating in the media that he is being pressured to resign.News began making the rounds that Quallo is to hand in his resignation...

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