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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Police Federation is now breathing a sigh of relief following years of negotiation as they were yesterday outfitted with eight motor vehicles – five Toyota Coasters and three Toyota Hiace buses – to transport police officers to and from...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Parents of prospective students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) got a shocker recently as they toured the grounds of the Palisadoes Park institution in Kingston and noticed the names of booted Cabinet ministers Ruel Reid and Dr Andrew...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton is insisting that a greater public-education push is needed to shore up efforts to combat bush fires which have been threatening the livelihood of several farmers. He was speaking...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A traffic change at the intersection of Constant Spring and Grants Pen roads in St Andrew has been a source of major pain for some motorists unaware of the new arrangements. The National Works Agency issued a media release on Monday afternoon...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While an affiliate of the Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church was reluctant to speak on the outcome of the sexual offence case against their disgraced pastor yesterday, residents of the community heaped rebuke on the man of the cloth....

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says since permitting construction to be undertaken at 29 Dillsbury Avenue in Barbican, St Andrew, it has cited the developer for three breaches. In an emailed response to a July 26 Gleaner story...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Dillsbury Avenue in Barbican, St Andrew, are anxiously awaiting the next move from two state agencies after they claim that at least one dropped the ball when it granted approval for the construction of a multistorey development in the...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has declared that Jamaica’s arrears are in the best condition ever. Speaking to stakeholders on Tuesday at the 2019 procurement seminar at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, Clarke assured micro, small and...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Patrick Newman, director at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Walderston, Manchester, says Jamaica needs some special facilities for children who are not candidates for foster care in order to nurture them in a loving environment. Newman made the call...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:37 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Campion College Principal Grace Baston yesterday sought to set the record straight on concerns around funding her institution was promised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in relation to the Career Advancement Programme (CAP). On...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Eight months since being formally advised via email from Campion College that her child was awarded a monetary grant through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), a disgruntled parent yesterday said...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips yesterday revealed that he has seen evidence where a member of Ruel Reid’s security team was being paid heftily through the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) as questions continue to mount over...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Member of Parliament for Manchester Southern Michael Stewart has described the present state of the education system in Jamaica as a runaway ship and is calling on the Government to have a minister installed immediately, six weeks before the start...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), in marking its 50th anniversary, will offer five tertiary-level students internship opportunities to sharpen their skills and contribute to the standards agency which seeks to continue nation-building. On...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement last week of impending sweeping deportation raids beginning on Sunday has rattled communities across the North American country, sending several undocumented immigrants, including Jamaicans, into...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that more than $39 million was paid out to consumers by utility providers in the first quarter of 2019 for service breaches of guaranteed standards. According to the OUR’s performance report for...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It appears that the Government and some probation officers may be headed for a collision course when the Ministries of Justice and National Security jointly roll out a child-diversion programme come November. Yesterday, during a sensitisation...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Government is thinking of ways to spin seaweed into cash as a way to tackle the sargassum threat currently plaguing the island’s shores, especially in Portmore, St Thomas and Portland. It is believed that a rise in ocean temperatures has been...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is yearning for the completion of the four multibillion-dollar legacy road projects and a return to normalcy as police officers have been experiencing serious challenges in laying down the law on...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While the National Works Agency (NWA) is maintaining that work on four legacy road projects in the Corporate Area will be completed by the end of summer, business operators and motorists affected by the rehabilitation exercise are anxious to see...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his address during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Morant Bay Urban Centre last week, told parish leaders that there is no need to ‘bad mind’ St Thomas and declared that all major townships will be developed....

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“Think big and set your goals high.” That was the charge Lady Allen gave yesterday to the 126th graduating class at the Shortwood Practising Infant, Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew. “There is nothing in this world you cannot do once you...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Andrew family, though still in shock, is breathing a sigh of relief as their youngest sibling regained consciousness after her common-law husband 25-year-old Jermaine McKenzie took his own life, thinking he had strangled her to death yesterday...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Family members and residents of Ramble, St Thomas, came together over two days this week, sharing memories and laughter, as they prepared the final resting place for educator, public affairs commentator and Gleaner columnist Martin Henry. According...

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