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Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has expressed regret for the death of two men who were electrocuted on Tuesday in Negril after a power line reportedly fell on a motorcycle on which they were travelling....

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

One woman is claiming that her 20-year-old niece who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in east Kingston on Sunday was being unfairly targeted.The shooting took place at King's Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, located...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Day two of The Gleaner's Pothole Patrol continued yesterday, capturing additional roadways in and around Kingston and St Andrew that have been reduced, over months and or years, to stone- or water-filled craters.Retirement Crescent, which is...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The streets of the capital city, like those of many urban and rural towns, are littered. Not with garbage this time. With potholes. Ugly, accident-beckoning, motor vehicle-wrecking, back-dislocating potholes! Starting today, The Gleaner goes on...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says that due to heavy rains over recent months, makeshift repair work is ongoing to correct severe damage to the Riverton disposal site's interior roads and may affect garbage collection during...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has announced a plan to collaborate with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to house traffic violators who fail to capitalise on a new traffic ticket amnesty deadline set for January 14, 2018, at Up Park Camp...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Upon arriving at the main entrance to the Edith Dalton James High School in St Andrew on weekday mornings, students will have to first make their way past a walk-through metal detector, similar to the ones used at airports, before being granted...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Between Friday and Sunday, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) seized more than 10 illegal guns.The latest find, a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver, along with five rounds of ammunition, occurred on Sunday in the Kingston 8 region.Official...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Terrence Williams, is demanding clarity from Prime Minister Andrew Holness for a statement he made on Sunday at the Jamaica Labour Party's 74th annual conference at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

An appeal was thrown out to Jamaicans on the weekend for them to reach out to someone they know who might be suffering from distress caused by HIV.During a church service ahead of World AIDS Day, which is commemorated on December 1, chairperson at...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Danilo Medina Sanchez, president of the Dominican Republic, is expected to arrive in the island today at approximately 10 a.m. for a two-day state visit.The visit will see him making a number of appearances, beginning with a floral tribute at the...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government is moving towards creating a greater level of efficiency among state agencies, which should help to stamp out corruption.He was addressing recipients of the Integrity Champions certificate at...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is insisting that penalties will be imposed on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for breaches of their contract.In a letter dated November 20 directed to the attorney for the police federation, Bert Samuels,...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A recommendation has been put forward by chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, that the woman seen violently beating her four-year-old daughter in a viral video be charged. The case has...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Davian Brown and his family are living in fear, and want his name cleared at once following the publication of his photograph on various media platforms on Friday labelling him as one of Jamaica's most wanted men, and the most wanted man in...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A woman seen in a video violently beating a small girl has been located by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). A source at the CPFSA, formerly the Child Development Agency, told The Gleaner yesterday that the incident took place...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of Police George Quallo has indicated that the police force is moving much closer to doing away with the old practice of recording reports and statements in station diaries.The commissioner was the guest speaker at yesterday's opening...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Scores of Jamaican women, who walk out of relationships for one reason or another, are being stalked and face physical violence from their former partners long after they have moved on.While the number of cases reported to the police was not...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie is warning that unless the police improve their investigation of crimes, guilty persons will continue to take their chances with the courts while ignoring the opportunity to accept a plea deal from prosecutors....

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Claudette Pious boastfully claims that every barber shop and hairdressing salon in Spanish Town has a worker who was trained by Children First, but it is the impact being created among juvenile offenders in youth penal institutions that has given...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Management at UWI, Mona campus, Densil Williams, is expressing concern that the 44-year-old Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) might not achieve all the success that it can....

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Come December 1, celebrated globally as World AIDS Day, non-governmental organisation Children First will take to the Mandela Park in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, to educate young people from various schools on the disease.Claudette Pious, co-founder...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With rampant criminality contributing to the backlog within the court system, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is advocating for Jamaicans to buy into plea bargains.Chuck was addressing a recent town hall meeting organised by the Ministry of Justice at...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

There are ongoing fears among many in Britain that when the United Kingdom's (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) is finalised, disaster could break out in the former empire.This according to a British university professor who was speaking with...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaicans should soon begin to experience more compassion from medical practitioners when they visit public clinics and hospitals, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has said.He was speaking to The Gleaner yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus...

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