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Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 1:37 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The public will be able to use the Angels to Linstead leg of the North-South Highway free of cost for a while longer as toll rates have not yet been assigned. The Angels to Linstead leg was opened in February and tolls were expected to be...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:29 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The inaugural staging of the Racers Track Club Grand Prix is set for Saturday, June 11 at the National Stadium in Kingston. The announcement was made by president of the Racers club Glen Mills at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel this morning.  Triple...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross, Gleaner Writer

Parents who gathered at Jamaica College (JC) in St Andrew on Tuesday for the opening of the R. Danny Williams career week were urged to be more understanding of their children as they decide on a suitable career path.Career week is aimed at...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 10:59 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly shot and killed a patron at a dance hosted by People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for northern Clarendon Horace Dalley in Crooked River last night. The shooter...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 4:08 PMChristopher Serju, Gleaner Writer

At midday only 66 of the 185 registered election day workers had cast their ballot at the Edgewater Community Centre in Portmore, St Catherine, with most of the voting taking place between 8 and 9. When The Gleaner team returned at about 1:35 there...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 1:47 PMChristopher Serju, Gleaner Writer

“We started right on time. I don’t mean one minute past eight,” Sergeant Julene Stewart told The Gleaner team when we caught up with her at the Police Academy at Twickenham Park, St Catherine, some two hours after the polls opened...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:58 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is reporting that 22 of the buses chartered by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for its rally in Half-Way Tree yesterday were damaged while a driver was injured in an alleged gang feud on one of the units...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 3:46 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has signalled that the three-member tribunal would not be recommending that retired army chief Major General Stewart Saunders and the army's mortar expert Major Warrenton...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:40 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Public Defender says murder charges should be filed against retired Chief of Defence Staff Major General Stewart Saunders and the army's mortar expert, Major Warrenton Dixon. The attorney representing the Office of the Public...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:17 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has signaled that the three-member tribunal will not be afraid to make strong findings where necessary. "We will make strong finding where we have to. We won't shirk our...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 1:26 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The attorney for several residents of Tivoli Gardens has asserted that police investigators had no intention of conducting any serious probe into reports that some of their colleagues engaged in extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Shanique SamuelsSUMMERFIELD, Clarendon:The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but what does it mean to 'have the fear of the Lord?' The word 'fear', in the context of the Bible, is used interchangeably.Throughout the Bible, God reminds his...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 8:22 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Dr Michael Harvey says he is now cleaving to prayers, after his church leadership sent him on administrative leave following his appearance on a People's National Party (PNP) platform, urging Jamaicans to stick...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 6:27 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it's taking serious steps to ensure that no dual citizen is elected to sit in the House of Representatives when the February 25 elections are held. At a press conference held this morning to...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 7:54 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Deputy chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) Anthony Hylton, has labelled Edward Seaga an 'armchair politician' after the retired MP asserted that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) would have 'wiped out' the PNP if the...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 7:44 PMHorace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Winston Maragh has publicly apologised for describing former Prime Minister Michael Manley as an idiot. The apology comes as Maragh faced mounting criticisms for the comment he made during a JLP mass meeting in...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:53 PMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

  The People's National Party (PNP) Administration has signalled that there will be no vote on the buggery law in Parliament any time soon. Finance and planning minister, Dr Peter Phillips says before any vote on the matter,...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 9:48 AMRichard Morais, Gleaner Writer

Two persons have been held for the beheading of a sixty-year-old man whose body was found in his community of Martha Brae, Trelawny yesterday. Police reports are that the headless body of Lionel Lewis known as Alfred was found at 4:15 p.m. near the...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 2:21 PMGleaner Writer

Police killings dropped to a 16-year low last year. According to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), 98 persons were killed by the police in 2015. This is 15 per cent less than the 129 police killings recorded in 2014 and 42 per...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 2:56 PMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

 Western Bureau: A businesswoman, who allegedly used a baseball bat to beat a student of the Cedric Titus High School, in Trelawny, last Saturday, has been charged by the police and is to appear in court next Wednesday. The businesswoman,...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 6:19 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's sporting star Usain Bolt has admitted that he has faced "strong" levels of classism and racism from Jamaica's upper class throughout his rise as a global athletics icon. The multiple world and Olympic record holder...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 10:53 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Police are now investigating a case of murder-suicide involving a Jamaica Defence Force soldier and his wife. The incident took place last night at the couple's home in Park Hall near James Hill in northern Clarendon. The couple...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 5:44 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), now the subject of scrutiny over the quality of its training and education, is to be upgraded to a university. The Transport Minister, Dr Omar Davies, says the Cabinet has sanctioned legislation to...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 10:14 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is being accused of employing unqualified and inexperienced people to teach its students and breaching international guidelines. Auditor General Pamela Munroe Ellis made the disclosure in a report on an...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:04 PMGleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams this morning revealed that over 700 persons were arrested for murder last year. According to Williams, this is the largest number of murder arrest in the country's history. A total of 1,207 persons were...

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