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Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Not all local educators are buying into an overseas-based behaviour intervention strategy to be launched in 20 high schools across the island late next month.According to former school principal Esther Tyson, who has been appointed to monitor the...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Worried about their personal safety, more and more professional women are seeking to acquire licensed guns as the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) reports a spike in applications.Chief Executive Officer of the FLA Kenroy Wedderburn told The Sunday...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, backtracking on his recent description of uncontrolled students as 'leggo beasts', yesterday went a step further to condemn reports that students are forming gangs within some high schools."Every time I hear about...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:43 AMCorey Robinson

The fatal shooting of 14-year-old Jazianne Cole and the injuring of two other person in the Kingston Western Police Division last week, has again put the spotlight on the operation of gangsters in the several inner-city communities that are in the...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The ever-present laughter of 15-year-old Jazianne Cole, affectionately called 'Angel', that normally echoed in the Tulip Lane, Denham Town, west Kingston tenement yard her family calls home, was absent when our news team visited late last week Angel'...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As Yvonne Green waited to be escorted across the street and through the metal gates of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston, the 46-year-old, unlike most other persons visiting the prison, sported a gleeful smirk two Tuesday's ago....

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of persons trying to survive the drought are purchasing potable water that might not be properly treated for human consumption.The Water Resources Authority (WRA) and the Public Health Department are mandated to approve and monitor the...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson

It has been days since slipper vendor Delroy Roberts was crushed to death by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus at West Parade in downtown Kingston, and still his elderly mother, Hyacinth Graham, sits on her...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Tertiary-level children of some 50,000 public-sector workers are to benefit from a $45-million fund providing education grants as part of a public-sector wage agreement signed by the Government and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU)...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It was a nasty sight at West Parade in downtown Kingston yesterday morning as looters descended on a crash scene, pulling splattered melon and other fruit from the spot where a slipper vendor was crushed and another person injured by a Jamaica Urban...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Careless hunters of wild hogs are among those being blamed for the bush fires which have affected some 405 hectares of forest reserves since May.In its a preliminary assessment of the recent fires, the Forestry Department added the wild hog hunters...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Three former crime fighters, who made their names on the gritty streets before ending their long service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, have pointed to a lack of leadership, a failure to connect with the people they serve and an absence of...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The police have started implementing emergency measures in a desperate attempt to keep police stations functioning normally despite the severe drought now affecting the island.The Police High Command has already issued a reminder to members of the...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There was no Independence Day frolic on Maiden Street in Franklin Town yesterday as residents mourned the death of Nicholas Thomas, the 20-year-old killed in Wednesday's controversial shooting on East Queen Street in downtown Kingston.Unlike at...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

While the advance in technology has given Jamaicans the chance to capture their every special moment on their cellular phones or other personal devices, this development is proving a challenge to the persons who make their living taking pictures in...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has confirmed reports that some of its investigators have received threats, and the suspicion is that these are coming from cops who are being probed or members of their associates.But despite...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The move by some companies to offer supersize (one litre or more) bottles of alcohol for sale is causing concerns for members of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), who are warning that bigger is not necessarily better."Alcohol is measured in...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A year after an Ebola outbreak pushed the world into panic, the Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA) has described the region as being adequately prepared to deal with the disease that killed more than 27,000 people globally.CARPHA director Dr...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Rose Town in South St Andrew are confident that the heavy cloud of violence that has hovered over the community in the past is slowly blowing away, even though sporadic shootings continue to stymie efforts towards a lasting peace."The...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For scores of vendors in downtown Kingston, dodging the authorities is as much a part of their daily lives as is making a sale.Many of these vendors are not licensed...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Housing woes in several inner-city communities have forced scores of persons to live in board houses on premises which could ignite in a minute. Today, The Sunday Gleaner continues its series looking at some of those communities...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The tough economic climate is forcing a scale back in the operation of several non-governmental organisations established to provide support for women who are victims of spousal abuse, rape, incest, and other forms of abuse.Among the victims is the...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Robert Blenker, president and CEO of the Florida-based WRB Energy, says he is confident about the success of a 20 megawatt solar PV generation facility, for which ground is scheduled to be broken in Content, Clarendon, today.The construction of the...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Sunday Gleaner continues its series of once-thriving residential communities which have started to decay because of crime and other factors, such as the illegal operation of commercial activities. If your community is dying a painful death,...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several students of Jamaica's more prominent high schools are being denied well-needed help to deal with ganja addiction as administrators at these schools are believed to be keeping cases hush-hush in a bid to protect the 'good name' of the...

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