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Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Thirty-three-year-old Kasington 'Kase' Watson was left heartbroken when he crashed his first car, affectionately called 'Lady-Canary' - a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. The accident occurred just three months after putting her in a road-worthy condition....

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The family of Kadeen Hunter, who is believed to have been killed by her boyfriend, police Constable Rajon Stephens, before he committed suicide last Sunday, are still in shock over the incident.As The Gleaner entered the Duhaney Park community and...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Last year, Immaculate Conception High School student Morgan Kennedy stunned her mother when she copped a distinction in the Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE) mathematics when she was just 14.This year, her dedicated mother cried tears...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 12:51 AMAndrew Harris

The love of motor bike is normally associated with men, but when Anna Walcott, a past student of Immaculate Conception High School got her first ride on one it started a passion that could not be subdued.  Spurred out of being late for a Bible...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 9:33 AMAndrew Harris, Gleaner Writer

Spurred into action by a Gleaner article published in April, which highlighted the impact of crime on businesses operating in downtown Kingston, director of Liberty Hall, Donna McFarlane, embarked on a programme to improve the lives of persons who...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Empower Ministries International (EMI) has collaborated with Member of Parliament for St Andrew East André Hylton and the Queens, New York-based Bethel Gospel Tabernacle to take their annual health fair to the Mountain View area.The Gleaner on...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake, closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera systems are very effective tools used to aid in policing."I would recommend these for any public place," said Blake.Recently, the Jamaica National...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Vendors in downtown Kingston are hoping to cash in on the traditional back-to-school spending spree this year but have expressed concern that recent reports of violent incidents in the market district, coupled with inadequate infrastructure could...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The Ministry of Tourism is optimistic that its plan to establish dedicated entertainment zones in downtown Kingston could soon be a reality following sound tests conducted in the area last Friday.Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Family members and friends on Tuesday paid their last tributes to renowned retired Court of Appeal judge Boyd Humbert Glouster Carey, who died at his Florida home at age 85 on May 11.For those in his rather...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The transformation of a dust bowl to what is now Emancipation Park in New Kingston has been the envy of many communities across the island as residents wish for a place to play, exercise or...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke has fostered a $2-million entrepreneurial programme, a gesture aimed at improving the economic development of the Kingston and St Andrew (KSAC) municipality."The local Enterprise Assistant Programme came out of...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Almost four years after residents of downtown Kingston were promised that plans by the National Water Commission (NWC) to construct a new waste-water pump station on Darling Street to solve the problem of raw sewage flowing on the streets nothing...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

STATE MINISTER for Technology Julian Robinson was left blown away by the successful execution of the first staging of the Hacking Generation Y Hackathon, hosted by the Vybz Media Group, in association with other sponsors, at the Start Up Jamaica...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Jamaica recorded 100 road fatalities in the first 102 days of this year as efforts to encourage greater care on the road continue to fall on deaf ears.Director of Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport Kenute Hare disclosed the numbers on...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Sixteen-year-old Jamaican CEO Jadan Johnson and his company, Vybz Media Group, will be hosting the first-ever Hacking Generation Y competition here in Jamaica this month.Johnson, who started Vybz TV at 10 years old, by just shooting videos with his...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 1:00 AMAndrew Harris

Police Commissioner Police Carl Williams yesterday urged the killers of three persons in New Haven last Tuesday to turn in themselves as investigators have strong leads on...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Local captains and executives of industry travelled to downtown Kingston recently for the first Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Mingle of 2015. While they enjoyed themselves on the beautiful 10th floor of the Digicel building at the event dubbed 'Destination Downtown',  they took time to share their vision and time line for the city's redevelopment...

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Police investigating the death of a 15-year-old ward of the State have not ruled out foul play.The boy was found hanging in the bathroom of the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre in St Catherine last Friday afternoon.He was taken to the Spanish...

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has expressed sadness at the passing of former Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) executive director and educator, Dr Clover Thompson Gordon, who died at her Miami, Florida, home on Sunday."One of...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

"The only way to eradicate systematic poverty is to eradicate systematic corruption."Graham Power, South African Christian businessman and owner of Power Group of Companies, is encouraging Jamaican business owners to be "unashamedly ethical" as...

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Irving McKenzie, the chief dental officer in the Ministry of Health, is warning that Jamaica faces an increasingly high risk of persons developing oral cancer due to a growing appetite for oral sex.

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Five Kingston based charities, including some in downtown Kingston, are to benefit big from the third staging of the Kingston City Run in March. 

Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is not in the best position to effectively respond to emergencies as

Published:Sunday | January 18, 2015 | 11:06 PMAndrew Harris

Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor, commanding officer for the Kingston West Police Division, on Saturday kept his promise to Iris May

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