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Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

High-end fashion and Jamaican entertainment converged and burnt down the runway of The Collection MoDa at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on November 9. It was astar-studded event, with the likes of Yendi Phillipps, Kaci Fennell-Shirley and a shirtless...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 10:02 AMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE , Manchester: It's been a night of grief for the Manchester police and members of affiliated ‎community groups battling to come to terms with the murder of corporal Melvin...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Many glowing tributes were paid to the late Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell at his thanksgiving service which was held at the National Arena yesterday.Hundreds of mourners, headed by Governor General Sir...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Clarendon schools see improved GSAT performancesCecelia Campbell-LivingstonSeveral preparatory and primary schools in Clarendon shared with The Gleaner that they have seen improved performances from their students in the Grade Six Achievement Test (...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

History repeated itself in the $13.9 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park yesterday when the 8-5 favourite SEEKING MY DREAM won the richest race on the calendar for the second consecutive year.Similar to last year, the classy four-...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

LUCKY HILL, St Mary:Farmer and retired businessman Lloyd 'Busher' Neil agrees with Justice Minister Delroy Chuck's ambitious plan to increase the number of justices of the peace (JPs), but insists that applicants should undergo a rigorous vetting...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Crime has been the cause of the economic downturn and missed opportunities for decades. however, stakeholders in Manchester are making a concerted effort to rid the parish, and by extension the country, of this malady through the further...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

SPRINGFIELD, St Thomas:Zeron Sewell of the Springfield community in St Thomas was recently listed as one of five players of the Jamaica College Under-19 Manning Cup team to join the Virginia...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 11:05 PMGleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:A normal day would see a parent picking up his or her child at the end of school, dropping the child off for extra-curricular activities and heading back to work. But in a bid to develop stronger bonds and healthier mother-...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 10:12 AMRosheika Grant, Gleaner Writer

Courtney Walsh's restaurant, Cuddy'z Ultimate Sports Bar, appears to have hit hard times. According to reports in THE STAR, the popular hang-out spot has been closed for more than a week. Chrissy Lee Walsh, manager of the restaurant,...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 4:11 PMGareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

At least a dozen students narrowly escaped serious injuries when the bus they were travelling in overturned in the vicinity of Little Spring Gardens near Hope Bay in Portland, this morning. The Toyota Hiace public passenger vehicle, which plies the...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 3:23 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The recent release of a prisoner who was detained at the Court’s pleasure for more than 20 years because he was a juvenile when he and two men murdered three persons in 1993 has highlighted the need for a system to be put in place for such...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 2:03 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

At least one local drone operator says the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority's (JCAA) guidelines for the use of drones are too restrictive and will eventually hamper the use of the devices. Owner of Modern Media Services, Zomian Thompson, says...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 1:25 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones have been responsive since it issued guidelines governing the safe use of the units in public areas. The JCAA's Deputy Director General for...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine:Mother of six Paulette Tulloch is doing everything to keep her head above the waters.Tulloch, who has been selling in the Old Harbour market "forever" said things used to be a whole lot better in the past."These days it...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 9:36 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The health ministry is continuing to urge women to delay pregnancy until further notice in light of the threat that Zika virus (ZIKV) poses to newborn babies. Last week US health officials confirmed that the Zika virus definitely causes...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer

The Billboard reggae chart saw quite a few changes this week, with several of reggae's top acts falling out of contention in the Top 10. Assassin and Sizzla Kalonji, who both released albums over the last month, have already fallen from the Top 10,...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 1:16 PMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

A taxi driver who operates on the Comfort to Mandeville route in Manchester escaped serious injuries ‎this morning after his vehicle crashed during a robbery attempt. According to the Manchester Police, around 6 a.m., the driver picked up two...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 10:34 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Human rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) says it is currently not in a position to take on cases of citizens who have been abused by the police as it is strapped for cash. JFJ chairman Horace Levy says the agency hasn't been receiving...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 10:16 AMRasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

Thirty-four-year-old Jamaica Defence Force soldier Ludane Henry died early this morning when his Honda Integra motorcar crashed into a parked garbage truck on the Linstead Bypass in St Catherine. He is the second soldier to be killed in a motor...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:24 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Sahjay Stevens of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the first gold medal on today's penultimate day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Championships currently underway at the National Stadium. The stoutly-built Stevens won the...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 5:04 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High School’s Janique Burgher captured first gold medal on day three of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships underway at the National Stadium. Burgher won the Class Three girls high jump event with a...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 4:31 PMJason Cross, Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has appealed to parents of Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students to continue supporting their children as they go through one of the most important stages of their lives. “Parents are important to the...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 9:41 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

At least one member of the private sector has agreed that Jamaica would benefit from another International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme when the current one ends in 2017. The suggestion was made this week by Co-chair of the Economic Programme...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 2:06 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Several persons had to be rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon following a collision along a section of the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon. The accident which occurred sometime after 5 o’clock, involved a Nissan Caravan minibus with six...

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