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Stories by Carlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Customs Agency is standing behind its decision to demand that persons come into its offices to provide electronic verification of the amount that they have paid for goods they order online.Several persons have complained about the hassle...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Scanners, body cameras, and closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) are some of the measures being considered by the Jamaica Customs Agency as it seeks to beef up security at the island's ports.Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Jamaica Customs Agency...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Some of the major players in transnational crime in the region are Jamaicans who are posing a serious threat to the country, according to Minister of National Security Horace Chang.Speaking at an Anti-Illicit Trade Conference in Kingston yesterday,...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Criminals are wreaking havoc in the Jamaica Customs Agency, and the assistant superintendent of police assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), Victor Barrett, has warned that the integrity of that...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

More than 55 per cent of the cigarettes smoked in Kingston are illegal, according to data from a 2018 Illicit Cigarette Trade Study conducted by Carreras Limited.Managing director of Carreras, Marcus Steele, speaking during a conference held at The...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

There are two working bathrooms at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon, but at the moment, the doors are closed because persons refuse to pay the $50 charged to use them.Instead, many persons have opted to make the beach their bathroom."A...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Corporal Arleen McBean, chairman of the Police Federation, has said that the latest wage offer from the Government was a gross disrespect to rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).McBean, in a press release yesterday, demanded...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The story of 15-year-old Tahjay Rowe, who suffered brain damage at birth, caused by negligence on the part of staff at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, has moved Prime Minister Andrew Holness to make a personal donation to the teen yesterday.Tahjay's...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Struggling to find workers to fill several vacancies, employers are of the view that educational institutions are lagging behind when it comes to preparing Jamaicans for job opportunities.The 2017 Labour Market Trends and Prospects for Employment...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Managing director of Carreras Jamaica Marcus Steele has again called on Government, along with the Jamaica Customs Agency, to fast-track the implementation of stronger port- and border-protection measures to stem the flow of illegal cigarettes into...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The quality of the human capital in Jamaica has left a positive impression on Laurent Freixes, Nestle's vice president and chief executive officer for Zone Americas.Freixes, who is in charge of the largest region for Nestle International, was in...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:10 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The materno fetal medicine unit of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), which caters to pregnant women who have conditions that increase the risk of death to them and their babies, yesterday received medical supplies and equipment valued at over $...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

One hundred and ninety-five new employees are expected to benefit from what's being described as the Google of Jamaica at Nestle's new corporate office and distribution centre, opened on Monday at Ferry Pen in St Andrew.The 84,000-square metre...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

If the Jamaica Judo Association (JJA) has its way, the nation could become a top challenger for medals in the sport of judo come 2020 during the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.The traditional Japanese wrestling sport is said to reflect values...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The life of Sharon June Antoinette Bernard-Lowe, mother of accomplished Gleaner sports writer and editor Andre Lowe, was one of fight, dedication, motivation and hard work.Bernard-Lowe, who passed away in hospital last month after battling cancer,...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Just a few days after a seven-year-old boy was killed at the Anchovy Primary School in St James by a car driven by a teacher, a 10-year-old-boy was killed by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus yesterday in St Catherine while on his way to...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

In one of the biggest illegal cigarette seizures since the start of the year, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) and The Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force confiscated approximately $400 million...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has reported that enough money is available to fund pre- and post-emergency work for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season."In our allocation from the Government this year, we have an...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Persons living in flood-prone and low-lying areas who refuse to move in the event of a hurricane are being warned by Major Clive Davis, director general of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), that their refusal to...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange was yesterday given the nod of approval by delegates to sit on the Inter-Governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for the first time....

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The decision by the police to frequently shut down parties while they are in full swing in the central Kingston community of Southside has left several residents disappointed and upset, even though the cops are only enforcing the Noise Abatement Act...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With pharmaceutical company Pfizer claiming that pharmacies in Jamaica are selling counterfeit versions of its drug Viagra, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that a facility in Spanish Town, St...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Plans are under way to develop and implement training courses in the creative arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St Andrew for persons with disabilities.Zavia Mayne, state minister in the Ministry of Labour and...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

State minister in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has expressed concern that the Horizon Adult Remand Centre wasn't doing enough to feed itself.Spencer, during a tour of the centre on Wednesday, said that he strongly believed that...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Describing the water supply system at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre as filthy and in bad shape, state minister in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has indicated that something will be done immediately."I'm going to try and...

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