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Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 2:32 PMBarrington Flemming, Gleaner Writer

Angry residents of a St James community this morning attacked the Maldon High School in the parish following the killing of a student by a colleague yesterday. The Education Ministry, says 15-year-old Romaro Salmon was stabbed off the school’...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRenee Dillion, Gleaner Writer

The smell of chicken foot soup and fried chicken greeted The Gleaner on the way up the stony track.A blue tarpaulin as a tent, a yard filled with people and a table decorated with cakes were the first things in sight.It was Ragland Bailey's birthday...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 2:38 PMMarc Stamp, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's national senior football coach, Winfried Schafer, has made one change for the game against Paraguay in the 2015 Copa America tournament in Chile. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. Forward Darren Mattocks, who started in the first Group B...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:56 PMRicardo Makyn, Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is investigating an oil slick in the Kingston Harbour this morning. It is understood that the slick occurred about six this morning when oil from a generator leak at Digicel's Head...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 11:06 AMGleaner Writer

Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites says policy decisions taken by his Ministry are all data driven, unlike in the past where decisions were usually taken without the backing of empirical data.  He was addressing attendees during a plenary...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 6:20 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Nicholas Walters failed to make weight this afternoon and was stripped of his featherweight world title ahead of his fight against Miguel Marriaga tomorrow night. The fight is scheduled for the Theater at Madison Square Garden in...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 6:27 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who won Barbados in a free movement court case is seeking to enter political representation in the Corporate Area. The 27-year-old told The Gleaner that, yesterday she submitted an application to represent the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 4:28 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

OSLO, Norway: Veronica Campbell-Brown was beaten into second place in the 100m at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games today. The seven-time Olympic medallist was, pre-race, of the opinion that she could emulate compatriot Kerron Stewart and dip under the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 4:01 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it is reviewing the case involving the policeman whose accusations against two Guardsman employees were contradicted by video footage.  Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the Inspectorate of...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 3:46 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, is defending her office against criticisms that a case involving video evidence contradicting a policeman’s claims should not have made it to the courts. Last week, the Gun Court...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 3:17 PMJermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Australia were in control of the second Test versus the West Indies at tea. The visitors were 170 for three with  Steve Smith unbeaten on 86 at Sabina Park. With him is first Test centurion, Adam Voges, who is not out on 18. Captain Michael...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 1:55 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

OSLO, Norway: In-form Kaliese Spencer won the 400m hurdles with ease at the 50th edition of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games which makes up a leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series. Spencer, fresh from her win in Birmingham on Sunday,...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 2:13 PMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

A former policeman has been sentenced to six months imprisonment at hard labour, for stealing a motor vehicle. Thirty-year-old, Phillip Steele, from St Mary, was sentenced yesterday in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate Court in St Elizabeth....

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 1:35 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Transport lobby groups are criticising as impractical, the government's intention to prosecute motorists who damage road furnishings.  President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell, says the government should revisit...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 1:01 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Kent Gammon is reminding Jamaicans that they can sue the government where it’s believed negligence by the authorities resulted in road-related accidents. His remarks follow a disclosure yesterday by Minister without portfolio...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:54 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Police say two men have been taken into custody in connection with yesterday's gun attack on a family which left two brothers, including a schoolboy, dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Artel Colley, who is in charge of...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:42 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

OSLO, Norway: Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown is quietly confident that she can run a sub 11 seconds 100m at Oslo’s ExonMobil Bislett Games tomorrow. The seven-time Olympic gold medallist is of the opinion that she can emulate compatriot...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 6:49 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

West Indies coach Phil Simmons says he is very optimistic that the Caribbean side can pull off a series-levelling victory over Australia in the final Test.  The Windies, trail the two Test series 1-nil and will face the Australians in the...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 10:13 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police are investigating a shooting incident last night in New Bowens that has left one man dead and another in hospital nursing gunshot wounds. The deceased has been identified as Denmark Thomas otherwise known as Tuggy, an...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 8:27 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says an appeals body is to hear in September, the case brought by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) quash an order to refund customers almost $1 billion. The disclosure from the OUR follows a call last week...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 2:14 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England: There was no joy for Jamaica’s 100m sprinters at the Birmingham Diamond League meet today. Nesta Carter recorded 10.00 seconds for fourth place while Julian Forte clocked 10.15 taking fifth place in the final, after both...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 11:34 AMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England: A disappointed Simone Facey came home sixth in the 200m in Birmingham. Facey, who once broke Veronica Campbell's national junior record in the 200m, clocked 22.92 seconds. Facey told The Gleaner: “It was just a bad...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 11:16 AMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England: 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer stormed to victory at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham to record yet another Diamond League victory. Spencer, who won the same event in Shanghai, set off like a train to record a season best time...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 10:46 AMDave Rodney, Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England: Stephanie McPherson confirmed her penchant for running in the United Kingdom, when she won the 400m at the Birmingham Diamond league meeting today. McPherson, who won gold at the same distance at last year’s Commonwealth Games, clocked a time...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 7:18 AMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

One of the suspects in the St Elizabeth quadruple murder has surrendered to the police. The suspect reported to the Santa Cruz Police in the company of his attorney yesterday. His name is being withheld pending an identification parade. The...

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