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Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 6:24 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) says there could be run-offs in 12 constituencies to determine the party’s representatives for national elections. Speaking on Cliff Hughes Online this afternoon, PNP general secretary, Paul Burke, said...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 10:05 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Commonwealth Students' Association is worried that many high schoolers could be denied the opportunity to qualify for tertiary-level education because of Jamaica's decision to allow tuition increases for sixth-formers. The Education...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 9:48 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Clayton Hall has resigned as principal of the Spanish Town High School in St Catherine, to work full time with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA). His resignation comes ahead of the release of a follow-up education inspectorate report....

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2015 | 12:44 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed while a third is now in hospital with gunshot wounds following an incident in Clarendon last night. The dead men have been identified as Lloydel Pennant and Nigel Simpson, both 20-years-olds from Denbigh Crescent, in...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 12:33 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

There is word this afternoon that another accused person is now in hospital in critical condition after a brutal beating at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in St Andrew. Attorney-at-law Hugh Thompson says his client Carey Rose has informed him that...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2015 | 12:23 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The police have now confirmed that a criminal gang based in west Kingston has ordered the deaths of four police personnel as revenge for the killing of its leader. Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Criminal Investigation Branch,...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2015 | 12:20 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell has revealed that Constable Lynden Barrett  was killed after members of the Strikers’ Gang were tipped off that he was in the Denham Town community. The new information comes as the Police High Command continues to...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 6:18 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Junior government minister Damion Crawford, is continuing his campaign against the Independent Commission of Investigation, INDECOM. This time he is accusing the entity of only being interested in public relations while failing to fulfill its...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 1:22 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The University of Technology (UTech) has rejected a request by students to delay the implementation of a contentious registration system, but has reduced the mandatory enrollment fee.  Returning students will now be required to pay $20,000...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 6:50 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Prime Portia Simpson Miller has told the United Nations that the time has come for a comprehensive write off of the crippling debt owed to international financial institutions by Caribbean small island developing states. She made the appeal during...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 3:25 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce confirmed her class with another show of powerful sprinting at the BAHAUS Athletics Diamond League meeting. The Jamaican sprint queen clocked 10.93 for the 100m in front of an appreciative Stockholm crowd...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 3:09 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

There was no success for either Rusheen McDonald or Edino Steele in the Men's 400m at the BAHAUS Athletics meeting in Sweden today. McDonald made a flying start and was leading off the final bend, however, he failed to see the race out and...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 1:47 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Peter Matthews put up a decent showing to claim second place in the 400m B race at the BAUHAUS Athletics meeting in Stockholm. The one lap runner clocked a time of 45.79 seconds to place behind Donald Sanford the American-born...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:05 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

Triple jumper Kimberly Williams finished third at the BAHAUS Athletics meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. Williams, the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, had a best jump of 14.22m. In cold and wet conditions, Williams started her series of jumps with a...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 4:29 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The United States is insisting that it will be difficult for Jamaica to improve on its human trafficking ranking without more convictions. The US was reacting to Jamaica’s concerns over its 2015 human trafficking report which maintained...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 4:21 PMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have charged two businessmen for illegal sand mining in the parish. Charged are 34-year-old Khalil Latchman and 65-year-old Paul Chin. The police say the men were charged after they were found breaching a stop order. According...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 3:36 PMHorace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

Police personnel at the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon have expressed despair and disbelief following yesterday’s suspected suicide of Corporal Tyrone Thompson in Manchester. “None of us saw it coming … it is a surprise...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 1:22 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The police have declared as dead the former University of Technology student and a St Andrew businessman who went missing in 2013. Detective Inspector, Marvin Brooks, says charges against the three people held in the case will be upgraded to murder...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 10:56 AMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Anyone who thought that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was content to relax on her many laurels would be mistaken. The current Olympic and world 100m champion, in Stockholm, Sweden, for the BAUHAUS athletics meeting which forms a...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 10:34 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Tyrone Thompson, the 32-year-old Clarendon police corporal who last night committed suicide in Newport, Manchester was reportedly under severe stress. Thompson, who would have turned 33 in October worked at the Four Paths Police station near May...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 9:43 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police corporal has been shot dead in Newport, Manchester. His name has not yet been released, however the corporal was attached to the Clarendon Police Division. The commanding officer for Clarendon, Superintendent Maurice Robinson confirmed the...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 2:18 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Track and field analyst Hubert Lawrence says he is not surprised by the decision of a number of Jamaica's athletes to switch their allegiance to other countries.  Former Jamaica College sprinter Winston Barnes has become the latest...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 11:03 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams this morning quipped that termites have been holding together the Old Hope Road headquarters of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Williams was speaking after gaming company, Supreme Ventures Limited, donated...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 7:51 PMChristopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

A second suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the July 12 murders of four persons in Whithorn, Westmoreland. Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of St James, Steve McGregor, says the man, who is believed to be one of the...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 6:47 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz defender, Michael Hector, has apologised to his teammates for his defensive mistakes against Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup last night in the United States.  Hector made two huge blunders in the second half...

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