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Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The academic staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) have still not accepted the latest $400-million interim offer to pay a portion of retroactive salaries owed to them, but there is optimism that there could be a breakthrough with...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education is hopeful that a proposed interim payout of $400 million in retroactive wages will cool the wrath of striking academic staff at the University of Technology (UTech) who have ground classes to a halt for seven days,...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Their furrowed brows and frowning faces told it all. One hour. Two. Three. And even more. The weight of delay took a toll on customs brokers, deliverymen and other customers as they endured the gruelling wait to collect goods at the Port of...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Construction of a multistorey apartment complex in the upscale Dillsbury Avenue community has been ordered halted by the Supreme Court, with a stay being granted against the building permits issued by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With more than 11,000 Jamaicans being made homeless as a result of fire over a five-year period, firefighters are ramping up a safety-and-awareness campaign to reduce the incidence of blazes that cause death, displacement, and trauma. The...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Kingston Eastern police are appealing to the Government for more resources to combat rising crime in the violence-plagued division. During a visit by National Security Minister Horace Chang to Vineyard Town yesterday, area commander, Assistant...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Even while librarians are seeing reduced foot traffic at physical locations, they remain upbeat about the future with a boom in online engagement and an increase in the number of foreigners visiting the island to access local archives. “Of sorts,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Confidence in a state of emergency (SOE) in the violence-plagued St Andrew South Police Division was shaken yesterday amid a spate of six murders in 48 hours in a low-income section near Olympic Way. Wails of “comprehensive blood covering...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:54 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Four children who were removed from a vessel transporting what is believed to be illegal migrants are now in state care, pending further investigations by local authorities. The Gleaner understands that the boat, which is believed to have been...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Students at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have welcomed news of a reduction in tuition fees across all faculties mere hours after the arrest of the president of the institution, Professor Fritz Pinnock, along with four other persons, in a...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Stray cows belonging to cattle herders with sprawling farms along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew have been causing nightmares for motorists who traverse the roadway after dark. The Gleaner understands that there have been at least two near...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The management at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it has repaired the damage caused by years of poor industrial relations at the State’s garbage-collection agency. Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, they...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After 80 years of it attaining an international standard and approximately one year after a multimillion-dollar crash-simulation exercise, the first of its kind in Jamaica, the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is now certified for...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

If the management and board at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) have their way, party promoters will soon need to secure a solid waste permit before they can host events in Jamaica. In a move geared at holding promoters...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A tense calm hung over the Mountain View Road area yesterday in the vicinity of Baron Road, where gangsters engaged in a fierce gunbattle between Thursday night and Friday morning. Some residents say the flare-up is believed to be as a result of...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A crane being used at a construction site along Wellington Drive in St Andrew has been lifting tension sky high as residents of the area and motorists traversing the roadway express safety concerns. “Up to Tuesday, I drove up there and said, ‘What...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As its drivers withdrew their services to protest the killing of a colleague and death threats reportedly made to other workers, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has appealed for calm. The transport sector in the Corporate Area...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Local corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) says the recent findings in the Global Corruption Barometer underline the serious challenges that Jamaica and the wider Caribbean must confront in combating corruption more effectively. If...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was a ‘WOW’ affair at the National Arena yesterday for the 81st annual conference of the People’s National Party (PNP) as energised Comrades vowed to “work, organise, and win” the next general election. Bright orange-clad party supporters were...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

At 11a.m., the People’s National Party (PNP) anthem was blaring through the speakers, signalling a start to the 81-year-old party’s annual conference inside the National Arena. Party Chairman Fitz Jackson’s voice was then heard...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has revealed that occasionally, debris from other countries washes ashore in Jamaica after being swept here by ocean currents. In recent months, Jamaicans have been capturing images of debris, including plastic...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has signalled that public order and safety will improve significantly with the handover of 80 Yamaha motorcycles to the police and a revamped ticketing system set to be rolled out next month. “We are...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Dealing with parents who lose children to suicide might be hard, but it’s possible to reach them, says psychologist Faith Thomas, Thomas, director of counselling at Choose Life International (CLI), whose counselling repertoire spans three decades,...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Dancehall, soca and even some gospel music blared from the speakers of both the Rise United camp, led by Peter Bunting, and Dr Peter Phillips’ One PNP camp yesterday, as delegates were kept energised during the high-tension presidential election...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) Executive Director Yulit Gordon is calling on the Government to craft a national policy to enable easier access to prostate cancer screening for all men over the age of 40. Gordon made the call while speaking with The...

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