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Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:34 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, says yesterday’s incident which left three young boys and an adult dead in Clarendon highlights that laws and regulations alone cannot help to address violence against children. She says parents and...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 10:19 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, says it's time the decision is made to remove the State's "veto" power that interferes with women’s control over their bodies and make it unlawful for them to do abortion. She first...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 4:09 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Three students and a 35-year-old Clarendon man were on Wednesday night shot dead in the Monymusk Housing Scheme, Hayes in the parish. The police have identified them as: 14-year-old Raymond Givans, a student of the Vere Technical High School; Ricardo Briscoe, also 14 years old, of ...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 7:19 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The 2015 information technology report has found that 80 percent of Jamaica’s population widely use social media networks including Twitter and Facebook. This weakens an argument by government minister Robert Pickersgill, who in the height of...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 4:05 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Family Court is to rule tomorrow on whether the teen detained on suspicion that he was trying to join Islamic militants in the Middle East should be released from police custody. The court has issued a gag order barring attorneys and police in...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 12:54 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Aide to the Opposition Leader Sharon Hay Webster has confirmed that she has applied to the Jamaica Labour party (JLP) to be its representative for North East St Catherine constituency. The seat is currently held by the JLP’s Gregory Mair....

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 12:33 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A new international report says Jamaica is failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations. The finding was published in the...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 12:14 PMGleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Zara Lewis, says she will be seeking a declaration from the court on whether the continued detention of a teen over suspicions he is trying to join Islamic militants in the Middle East is a breach of his constitutional rights....

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 11:16 AMGleaner Writer

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, says the recent removal of homeless persons in the corporate area was routine and not a special programme because of last week's visit of United States President Barack Obama. Images by concerned...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 10:09 AMGleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Edmund Barttlet is commending moves by United States President Barack Obama to rescind Cuba's State Sponsor of Terrorism designation. Yesterday the White House announced that Obama...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 3:02 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington says after 2001 the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke-led gang Presidential Click significantly upgraded it's firepower. In 2001 there was a commission of enquiry into another police-military operations...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 2:45 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington says the nation is fortunate that the security forces were able to repel the attack on the state by the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke led Shower Posse back in 2010. Ellington, who was testifying before...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 12:10 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has revealed that days before the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens there were reports that an aircraft carrying a "shipment of guns" landed at the Vernamfield airstrip in...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 4:36 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The government is to acquire lots on the historical lands at Pinnacle in St Catherine for use by members of the Rastafarian community. Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, made the disclosure on the online current affairs programme, On the Record, to be...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 2:53 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding was this morning questioned at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry on his relationship with Reverend Al Miller, in whose company, then fugitive, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was found in 2010. ...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 9:45 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

An upset Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, says there is no fire at the Riverton City dump in St Andrew, contradicting reports from the Jamaica Fire brigade. He says an “ugly” fire is at an open lot off Spanish Town Road. Minutes...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 11:58 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman allegedly by her three-year-old son. The incident happened sometime around 3 o'clock in the quiet rural community of Nairne Castle...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Over 1,500 children, plus adults, came out on Easter Monday to be part of the James and Friends Foundation's 10th anniversary Easter Fun Day. The heavy showers that pelted the Effortville community and its environs did not deter the patrons from...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 10:18 AMDaviot Kelly, Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Coalition for A Healthy Society and other groups are currently staging a protest in Mona at the intersection of Mona Road and Araila Drive. The protestors say they are mourning the loss of free speech under the Obama...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 8:52 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Defence Force soldiers and US secret service agents are manning the entrance to the Office of the Prime Minister in anticipation of the arrival of US President Barack Obama.

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:59 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law and broadcaster Emily Crooks Shields will retake the airwaves on Thursday as host of the call-in programme 'Hotline' on RJR 94FM. She replaces veteran broadcaster, Barbara Gloudon, who hosted the programme for the last time...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 11:32 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica is set to receive the backing of United States President Barack Obama for its handling of the economic programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Obama is to arrive in Jamaica tomorrow on a State visit, where he...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 6:21 PMChad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

An armed gunman shot and killed an 11-month-old infant this afternoon in Central Kingston. Another child who was shot is reportedly battling for life in hospital. The dead infant has been identified as Omar Lindo. The incident reportedly happened...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 9:32 AMRichard Morais, Gleaner Writer

The driver of a Coaster bus which crashed, and seriously injured 16 people in Duncans, Trelawny, remains in police custody this morning. The man, who reportedly fled the scene after yesterday afternoon's incident, was arrested by the Duncan...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2015 | 5:16 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Members of the Hope General Baptist Church in Hayes, Clarendon are appealing to people to be careful when buying audio equipment following the theft of several items from their building on Friday night. ‎ According to a church member, four...

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