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Published:Saturday | May 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

FREE TOWN, Clarendon: THE MIRACLE Tabernacle Free Town Church of God of Prophecy in Clarendon celebrated the beginning of Child Month last Sunday...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 4:57 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Long-time coffee farmer, Joan Gordon-Webley, says the bush fires sweeping across several communities in east rural St Andrew since last Saturday could leave billions of dollars in losses. She says this would deliver a major blow to Jamaica's...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 9:40 AMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party councillor (JLP) for the Southfield Division in St Elizabeth, Gregory Myers has confirmed that he will switch his support to the People's National Party (PNP).  The councillor says he sees the PNP as a...

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 2:15 PMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

A man believed to be of unsound mind, was reportedly shot and injured by police on Hagley Park Road in the vicinity of the former Housing Ministry, this morning. Eyewitnesses say that the man, who reportedly had a knife was told to drop it on the...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 9:43 AMGleaner Writer

Firefighters battling a major blaze at a commercial complex on the corner of Blake Street in Port Antonio, Portland early this morning had to resort to pumping water from the sea to put the fire because the hydrants were dry amid the usual water...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 4:16 AMGleaner Writer

A massive fire is now raging at a commercial complex on West Street in Port Antonio, Portland. Two business establishments – a restaurant and a supermarket – are on fire.

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 9:56 AMGleaner Writer

It seemed accidental, said one patron who was at a bar in White River, near Ocho Rios St Ann, where a constable was this morning shot by his colleague before he killed himself. "They were playing with something they shouldn’t be playing...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 8:52 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Two policemen attached to the St Ann Division were killed this morning in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide. The identities of the two male cops have not yet been ascertained. The Gleaner Online understands that about 3 o'clock...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 1:06 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The May Pen Hospital is being blamed for negligence in the death of 32-year-old construction worker, Richard Lee, who was taken there yesterday. However, the hospital is denying the claim and is insisting that it provided the best care it could to...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 8:44 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Northern Clarendon Horace Dalley has chided the authorities for not doing enough to protect 15-year-old Amoya Brown who was chopped to death in St Ann on the weekend. Brown, who was from Good Hope district in Clarendon and...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 11:59 AMHorace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Hopeton Clarke is expected to make a bail application tomorrow for Jason McLeod, who is accused of a triple murder in Clarendon.  McLeod is scheduled to appear before the Clarendon Circuit Court tomorrow. He has been in police...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 11:13 AMGleaner Writer

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season is projected to be one of the least active since the middle of the 20th century. Jeffery Spooner, head of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, told The Gleaner that based on information from the Department of...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:31 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The St James Police say appropriate force was used yesterday to arrest artiste Dexta Daps at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The dancehall artiste, whose given name is Louis Grandison, has been charged with...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 11:42 AMLauntia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

A 24-year-old St Elizabeth man charged under the anti-lottery scamming Act was granted $1 million bail when he appeared in court yesterday. Edroy Thompson was ordered to return to the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate’s Court on July 13. It is...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 8:59 AMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

A woman was stabbed to death on Sunday after she reportedly accused a man of performing oral sex. The deceased woman has been identified as Khadian Webb of a Wint Road, Kingston 11 address. According to a police source, Webb reportedly told a crowd...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 3:00 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has branded Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier, as an exuberant Minister who is seeking to prop up the ailing sugar industry at the expense of more productive sectors. The PSOJ’s...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 12:55 PMRenee Dillion, Gleaner Writer

After Paul Walker’s death in 2013, the seventh instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 7 which was set for release the following year took an unexpected turn. Screenwriters and directors were now forced to find a way to do away...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Scotiabank is once again demonstrating its desire to make the life of the average Jamaican that much more bearable. This time, their altruism takes the form of a welcome alternative to the traditional student loan programme utilised by many students...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 10:39 AMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

It was a positive start for Jamaican athletes this morning, the final day of competition at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, as St Elizabeth Technical's (STETHS) Marvin Williams, competing in the first event for High School Boys, the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 5:26 PMRasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

Upset residents of Williamsfield district in St Catherine today set a house on fire as they sought answers for the death of 12-year-old Jameila  Johnson. Johnson’s decomposing body was found in bushes by passersby today. Following the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 4:49 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Following her two brilliant performances in the High School Girl's Championships of America 4x100 and 4x400 metres Relays today inside the Franklin Field Stadium where she piloted her team to double success, Edwin Allen Saqkuine Cameron was...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 4:36 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen closed out the Penn Relays in fine style after winning the  Championships of America Girl's 4x400 metres in 3:40.41 to retain their title and in the process made it two from two after winning the 4x100 metres earlier in the day...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 4:29 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High made it back to back victory in the Girl's 4x100 metres after winning the Championships of America event at the Penn Relays in 45.40 seconds, turning back favourite St Jago High into second in 45.86 seconds. Jamaican teams...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 2:34 PMRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Holmwood Technical gave the Jamaican team its first success in the relays today as the girls captured their ninth title after clocking 9:01.01 to win the Championships of America High School event. Western Branch out of Virginia was second in 9:07....

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 2:18 PMGleaner Writer

Mayor of Lucea, Councillor Wynter McIntosh, has reportedly been served four summonses to appear in court for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

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