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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...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2015 | 12:36 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

A 24-year-old motorcyclist became the latest person killed on the nation’s roadways. He is Richard Brown, a vendor from May Pen in Clarendon, who died in a collision along the Bustamante Highway in the parish. Brown is the 90th person killed...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 6:44 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit has charged a man who is alleged to have stolen 10 boxes of bees in Clarendon. Havannah Heights resident, Oliver Aldred, was charged with simple larceny when he appeared in the May Pen Resident Magistrate's...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 10:25 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The police are investigating the circumstances under which an 11-year-old boy was shot dead in New Bowen, Clarendon last night. He has been identified as Steven Williams of Fourth Street, New Bowen. According to a police report, residents heard...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 4:01 PMRichard Morais, Gleaner Writer

Dancehall artiste Sizzla, whose real name is Miguel Collins, has been fined $1,000 for the use of expletives. The entertainer appeared at the petty session of the Falmouth Resident Magistrate Court today. He was charged after delivering an...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 10:23 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Ardenne High School is the 2015 champion of TVJ’s Schools' Challenge Quiz. They comfortably beat St. Jago 28-16 to lift the coveted trophy for the sixth time in the competition's 46-year history. It was a keen tussle up to the buzzer...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 11:10 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller have until May 4 to provide a magistrate with written submissions outlining why the corruption charge against him should be dismissed. Prosecutors have been given until May 11 to respond and...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2015 | 2:50 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Festivity reigned at the Edwin Allen High School in Frankfield, Clarendon on Monday morning as staff, students and well-wishers extended the celebration of Saturday’s victory in the girls’ section of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 5:28 PMShane Fairman, Gleaner Writer

Joanne Reid of St Jago High School ran a superb new champs record of 24.21 in the girls class four 200m finals at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships inside the national stadium in Kingston today. The champion lowered...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 10:34 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

There are reports that praedial larcenists are trading the meat from stolen livestock for guns. According to head of the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Francis the practice has been going on for some time. [...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Shayne FairmanThere was no stopping discus thrower Demar Gayle of Edwin Allen High School, who outclassed his competitors, even new Calabar High star Warren Barrett Jr.Many expected Barrett to take top spot in his first year in the green and black...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 8:25 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

St Jago High and Ardenne High will contest the 2015 finals of TVJ's Schools' Challenge Quiz competition. Quiz master, Marlene Stephenson Dalley, announced after the last semifinal match this evening that the live finals will take place next...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 1:37 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A magistrate has barred the media from publishing the names and other identifying information for the remaining witnesses in the corruption trial of the juror accused of trying to bribe his peers in the Vybz Kartel murder trial. Resident...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 4:03 PMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Spanish Town, Norman Scott is reporting a drastic reduction in light bills at the Spanish Town Market in St Catherine following $11 million of refurbishing work. The Local Government Ministry says the work included re-wiring of the...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 1:50 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The corruption trial of the juror accused of trying to bribe his colleagues in the Vybz Kartel murder trial failed to get underway today after his attorney raised a number of concerns. Livingston Cain is facing five counts of attempting to pervert...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 1:17 PMNevada Morgan Wright, Gleaner Writer

Ebru Tunali of Turkey defeated number one seed Zuzana Pavelkova of the Czech Republic, in three sets, in the Women’s Singles final of the Jamaica International Badminton championships. The championships, culminated at the Alfred Sangster...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 12:32 PMNevada Morgan Wright, Gleaner Writer

Oshane Williams riding Unattached was the main winner in the Jamaica Cycling Federation 60-mile Road Race which took place yesterday from Kingston to Mandeville. Williams won in a stylish and convincing two hours and 45 minutes in category one....

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 4:44 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has described as insensitive and inappropriate photographs posted on social media sites believed to be from the post mortem of Kayalicia Simpson, the 14-year-old Donald Quarrie High School teen who...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 2:10 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Conflicting information is coming from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) about when the fire at the Riverton City dump in Kingston will be extinguished. The fire which has been burning since last Wednesday is a...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 1:13 PMNevada Morgan Wright, Gleaner Writer

Campion College has won their first ISSA/Grace, Corporate Area, Grace Shield Cricket title in 27 years, after completing a six wicket victory over St George’s College, in the final at Melbourne Oval a short while ago. Campion who resumed...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 3:28 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A nine-year-old student and a policeman are now in hospital after they were both stabbed in the head during an incident in downtown Kingston a short while ago. Their attacker - described as a man of unsound mind - managed to elude the police and is...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2015 | 5:44 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness says several factors including poor parenting, are to be blamed for teen pregnancies. He made the comments in Frankfield, Clarendon yesterday in reaction to the recent cases of teen pregnancies and killings. He says...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 7:24 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Several bee farmers in Clarendon have complained that praedial thieves have left them with hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. The farmers say since Thursday thieves have made off with several boxes of bees and honey in the communities of...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 4:28 PMGleaner Writer

President of The Mico University College, professor Carol Clarke, says she is concerned about the unprofessional attire of some teachers in the public school system. She was reacting to a photograph that has emerged on social media showing a...

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