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Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 12:26 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

"There is smoke everywhere," American footballer, Brandon Marshall, tweeted saying the entire Jamaica smells of ganja. Marshall who plays for the New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL) made the suggestions in two...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 9:33 AMAndrew Harris, Gleaner Writer

Spurred into action by a Gleaner article published in April, which highlighted the impact of crime on businesses operating in downtown Kingston, director of Liberty Hall, Donna McFarlane, embarked on a programme to improve the lives of persons who...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 9:18 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator AJ Nicholson, has reserved comments on reports of a poor relationship with former Ambassador to the United States, Professor Stephen Vascianne. Vascianne served for three years...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:14 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) says no further restrictions are being considered at this time although its water storage levels continue to decline. The agency's s main storage facilities are the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam which...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 5:09 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has rejected claims by west Kingston residents that police constable Lynden Barrett was last night killed by his colleagues in Denham Town during a 'friendly fire'. "Not true, not true!"...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 3:40 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The University of Technology (UTech) says it will not change its new registration policy although special considerations are being made for certain groups of students. UTech’s student government has expressed concerns about the new system...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 11:33 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner, Dr Carl Williams and other members of the Police High Command are now at the Denham Town Police Station in west Kingston meeting with senior officers. Williams did not address reporters as he joined a case management meeting...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 10:58 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A member of the Police Federation’s Executive has charged that members of the constabulary are being targeted by criminals. Corporal Rohan Jones, the Federation's Welfare Director says his view is supported by intelligence available to...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 9:35 AMRichard Morais, Gleaner Writer

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship is on fire at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny. Eye witnesses say they saw thick smoke coming from what appeared to be the chimney of the vessel, known as Freedom of the Seas as it made its way into the pier. Persons are...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 7:12 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Students at the University of Technology, UTech, are upset about a system which demands that they pay part of their tuition before they are allowed to register for their courses. According to UTech, new students and those benefiting from the...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 4:18 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jason Livermore and Sheldon Mitchell booked their place in the semifinals of the men's 100 metres at the Pan American Games Championships, in Toronto, Canada today.  Livermore earned his place in the semis after finishing second in...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:30 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Children's Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, said the children arrested in relation to the video-recorded assault of a 14-year-old girl have still not made a court appearance.  Yesterday, Commanding Officer for the Trelawny Police,...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:05 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The Majesty Gardens basketball team has been fined $15,000 by the Southern Conference Basketball Association. This after a stone throwing incident by their spectators following the team's 61 to 59 defeat to Upper Room Church in the Western...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 6:59 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is supporting a suggestion for the National Water Commission (NWC) to be privatised. According to president, William Mahfood, privatisation is worth considering given the history of problems...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 5:43 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Manchester Police say robbery may have been the motive for this afternoon’s murder of Christiana businessman, Terrence Green. Green was shot dead in the North East Manchester town around noon while making his way from a bank to...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 2:07 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Acting president of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett, says he does not believe that the agency should be privatised, even after years of losses running into billions of dollars. Earlier this year, Opposition Spokesman on Water, Dr...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:02 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, says three children have been taken into custody over the video-taped sexual assault of a girl. The video, which shows the attack taking place in Zion in Trelawny, has been circulating on social...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 11:27 PMAdrian Frater, Gleaner Writer

Sumfest chairman Robert Russell says he was disappointed with the crowd support for Friday night's International Night One as according to him the performances were quite good but the crowd support was below expectation. "We had a quality...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 10:47 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Oneil Duffus, a 27-year-old taxi driver, was yesterday charged for the murder of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Nardia Jackson, whose burnt body was found in bushes off the Mocho Main Road on Wednesday July 7.

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 5:57 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Jesse Royal, the reggae singer from Maroon Town is perhaps one of the most underrated artistes in Jamaica, but his performance at Reggae Sumfest served a clear reminder of his potent talent. Royal took the stage at 11:45 p.m. and quickly delved...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 5:43 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Roots, rock, reggae Band Raging Fyah scorched the Sumfest stage with a blistering set lasting twenty-five minutes and left the patrons inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre wanting more. It was their first ever performance at summer reggae...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 3:24 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Jesse Royal, the reggae singer from Maroon Town is perhaps one of the most underrated artistes in Jamaica, but his performance at Reggae Sumfest served as a clear reminder of his potent talent. Royal took the stage at 11:45 p.m. and quickly delved...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 1:52 AMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Roots, rock, reggae band Raging Fyah scorched the Sumfest stage with a blistering set lasting 25 minutes and left the patrons inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre wanting more. It was their first ever performance at the summer reggae...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 10:10 PMPaul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Night Two of Reggae Sumfest just got underway with Dominican reggae band Oriel sampling the stage first. They are expected to be on stage for close to half an hour. Tonight’s performances mark International Night One and will also include...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 8:58 PMDania Bogle, Gleaner Writer

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Taylor delivered as expected in the boy's 400m at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Colombia this evening, winning gold in a world leading 45.27 seconds.  Taylor was challenged in the final 150 metres...

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