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Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home.The situation...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has expressed condolences to the families and victims of Wednesday's mass school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, United States."I empathise with the victims, parents,...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) are both adequately prepared for an emergency evacuation should the need arise, noted the hospitals' chief executive officer, Errol Greene.Responding to a recent Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

When gunmen ran roughshod over a birthday celebration in Thompson Pen, Spanish Town, in St Catherine on Sunday night, killing three and injuring a 10-year-old boy, it served to remind residents of the gravity of the crime infestation in their...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Amid a 40 per cent increase in murders in the St Catherine North Police Division and with no end in sight to the bloodletting that is responsible for 30 persons being killed since January 1, the division's top cop, Beau Rigabie, is adamant that the...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While universities in developed nations have been pushing the boundaries of research and innovation, those closer to home are stuck at the research stage, generally, according to University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor Professor Hillary...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government has set aside $30 million over the next three years to fund high-quality research projects, as part of an agreement on research and development between Jamaica and South Africa in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water research,...

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...

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