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Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 11:12 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The body of a man was found in New Ground District of Chapelton, Clarendon last night. The dead man has been identified as 59-year-old Dennis Temple. Temple was found in his house with several gunshot wounds to his upper body. According...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 8:08 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

President of the MVP Track Club Bruce James says he doesn't believe the recent controversial comments by West Indies opener Chris Gayle to a female television reporter were sexist or amounted to sexual harassment. "Based on the clear,...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 12:01 PMTameka Gordon, Gleaner Writer

The driver of a Coaster bus had to be rushed to hospital this morning, after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a Nissan motorcar on the Mandela Highway. The incident caused a pile up of traffic into Kingston for several hours. According to...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 10:56 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The St Richards Primary School teacher accused of beating a student causing him injuries this morning pleaded not guilty to assault charges. It was the first court appearance for Beverly Dinall since the alleged incident sparked a national debate...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

An annual beauty pageant that aims to engage and boost the confidence of young girls in rural communities on St Mary's north coast has been hailed as a success by its participants and local residents.The Miss Boscobel contest was organised last...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 10:38 PMGleaner Writer

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver has died after being shot in August Town, St Andrew Tuesday night. The Gleaner Online understands that the driver, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the University Hospital of...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:32 PMHorace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

A 57-year-old teacher was this morning shot and killed in Toby Heights, Clarendon. The deceased, Audley Coleman, pastor at the Four Paths Berean Church of God and teaches geography at the Glenmuir High School was killed when men armed with guns...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 8:20 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Theatre expert and university lecturer, Dr Brian Heap, is being sharply criticised on social media for suggesting that Miss Jamaica World Dr Sanneta Myrie compromised her chances of winning the Miss World crown by wearing an "unflattering...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 3:12 PMGleaner Writer

A man who the St Catherine North Police have described as a person of interest in the shooting of former Spanish Town Mayor Dr Raymoth Notice is to be questioned by investigators later today. The man was taken into custody yesterday. Senior...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 11:00 PMGareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

A police constable and a district constable from Manchioneal in Portland have been hospitalised in serious condition after the service vehicle in which they were travelling overturned late Saturday afternoon. The constable was driving a recently...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 3:53 PMGleaner Writer

A stash of counterfeit cigarettes valued at over $65 million was seized a short time ago during an operation in an upper St Andrew community. The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime division (C-TOC), which led...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 8:40 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Leading Jamaican scientist, Professor Errol Morrison, is supporting the Government's decision to consider paying science and maths-based teachers more than their other colleagues to keep them in Jamaican classrooms.  Education Minister,...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 5:03 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it will not support any move to pay certain categories of teachers more than their colleagues, to keep them in Jamaican classrooms.  Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the government...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 8:23 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican government is considering providing better salaries to trained science and mathematics teachers than their other colleagues in a bid to keep them in the classrooms. Jamaica has been losing some of its best teachers in these two subject...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 3:09 PMGleaner Writer

Several teachers of Eltham High School in St Catherine were injured today when the bus they were travelling in crashed and caught fire in Fern Gully, Ocho Rios. Dr Roosevelt Crooks of Lifeline Medical Response said his team transported at least 30...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 4:43 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Malissa Bryan, one of the mothers whose child died in the infectious outbreak leading to the dead babies scandal says she is taking steps to sue the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew. Bryan told The Gleaner/Power 106 News...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 11:16 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Monetgo Bay United have taken over sole leadership of the Red Stripe Premier League competition following their 2-0 victory over rivals Reno last night at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in St James.

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 1:54 PMShereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

Scores of Jamaicans flocked to The University Chapel of the West Indies this morning for the funeral service for dancehall artiste Jordan Joel Phillips, popularly known as J Capri. Though patrons were asked to wear cheerful colours, the dress code...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 11:36 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Some 700 additional police personnel are to be deployed across the island for the Christmas season. Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations Clifford Blake, who made the announcement this morning, says the additional personnel will be taken from...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 10:15 AMCorey Robinson, Gleaner Writer

Police are now combing sections of Mammee Bay, St Ann in search of two men who fled a vehicle transporting 893 pounds of marijuana.  Investigators believe the ganja was destined for Haiti. Police say they are following several leads. Reports...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 4:22 PMAdrian Frater, Gleaner Writer

The St James police are investigating a brazen attack in Salt Spring this morning that left one motorist dead and five young schoolchildren traumatised. The dead man is yet to be identified. It is reported that the motorist was transporting the...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 2:12 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The use of mortars during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens saved lives. That was the assertion made this morning by Major Warrenton Dixon, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer tasked with supervising the use of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 3:30 PMGleaner Writer

The west Kingston commission of enquiry has ruled that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) should turn over any after-action report in its possession on the use of mortars during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens. However, chairman of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 1:27 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons is to rule shortly on whether the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) must produce the after-action report on the use of mortars during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens. This...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:07 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has revealed that only two mortar rounds were fired into Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operations. This assertion by Major Warrenton Dixon came this morning as he sought to dismiss claims by residents of...

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