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Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 4:59 PMJason Cross

Speaking to The Gleaner on Wednesday for the purpose of warning Jamaica and other Caribbean governments, Trinidadian environmentalists have cast blame on their leaders for failing to impose laws governing plastic bottles which, they say, contributed to the recent, unprecedented flooding in the twin-island republic, following days of constant rain.

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 6:42 PMJason Cross

As Trinidad and Tobago picked up the pieces after undergoing unprecedented flooding, due to excessive rainfall in the last few days, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said he was pleased with the outpouring of support from regional counterparts....

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 4:18 PMJason Cross

Pastor Bobby McIntosh of Maranatha Ministries International is adamant that there will be no gyrating of hips at the massive Jesus in the City Jamaica parade, scheduled for October 27, but said instead, the event will be perfect for persons yearning to lift their voices onto Jesus.

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:17 AMJason Cross

With her quick dashes and sprints on the track, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been a source of entertainment and joy for millions of people. But it was her time to smile yesterday, during the unveiling ceremony of a statue in her honour....

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:52 AMJason Cross

A recent spate of robberies and violence against schoolchildren has prompted a meeting today of the heads of some Kingston high schools at St George's College. The meeting will include representatives from schools in and around Central Kingston...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:01 AMJason Cross

Taxi operators have already begun plotting the various off roads they will have to resort to in order to cope with possible stress from the major traffic changes in the Corporate Area that will take full effect when schools reopen next week....

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 3:00 PMJason Cross

Vendors at the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown, Kingston have reportedly lost millions following a fire early this morning. They believe that the fire, which started about 4 a.m., may have been deliberately set. The vendors...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 8:34 PMJason Cross

Eric Coleridge Barnett, the longest serving former headmaster of Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston, died yesterday, leaving thousands of past students in mourning. Barnett, affectionately called 'Barnie Rubble' by...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 6:05 PMJason Cross

Key issues preventing the prosecution of persons in human trafficking cases in four Caribbean nations were placed on the table yesterday during a corporation workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St. Andrew. Law enforcement...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:17 AMJason Cross

The Seventh-day Adventist church in Jamaica says it fully supports the stance taken by Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), who declared on Monday that punitive action would be taken against member...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:28 AMJason Cross

For the upcoming fiscal year, mothers who sexually solicit young daughters to men for monetary gain will become targets for the Ministry of Justice and other local entities engaged in the fight against human trafficking. Carol Palmer,...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 5:17 PMJason Cross

Jamaica’s administrative preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan are already under way, and president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda, has expressed his ambition to have Jamaica tackle the...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

"Excellent idea" is how the National Security Ministry's JamaicaEye closed-circuit television network initiative is being described by Professor Anthony Clayton.Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner recently, Clayton stressed that such a centralised system...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:41 AMJason Cross

Conflicts among families within communities around Denham Town Primary School in west Kingston tend to spill over into the school environment sometimes. So, for Peace Day yesterday, students planted a number of trees, laying important groundwork...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Professor of sustain-able development at the University of the West Indies Anthony Clayton has warned that scores of Jamaicans will be out of jobs when the looming technology revolution leads to an increase in the use of robots and other forms of...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Now that Jamaica is seeking to expand its overseas employment programme, Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson says Canada is showing interest in having more Jamaican women become seasonal farm workers.Robinson was speaking on...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Since a massive fire destroyed practically everything they owned on New Year's Day, residents of 1 Slipdock Road in east Kingston have had to make various sleeping arrangements for themselves, and with the Easter term scheduled to start in just a few...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Warring factions in Mountain View, St Andrew, that had residents cowering in fear last month are being congratulated by commander of the East Kingston police, Deputy Superintendent Robert Walker for maintaining calm in the area and for ringing in...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:27 AMJason Cross

The Waterfront in Downtown Kingston, was a burst of light and festivities on Sunday night, (New Year’s Eve) into New Year’s Day, as Jamaicans rang in a new year with excitement, celebrations and fireworks display.  ...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Leading up to 12 a.m. on Monday, which would have signalled the end of an old and murderous 12-month period in Jamaica and the beginning of a fresh new year - 2018 - activities and excitement throughout Kingston and St Andrew seemed quiet, until The...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Having had to endure a constant feeling of fear over the past few weeks, due to a flare up of violence in their community, Mountain View residents are upset and concerned that years of hard work and dedication to maintaining peace...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Representatives of two warring factions from Mountain View, St Andrew, turned up at the Mountain View New Testament Church yesterday to engage in private talks with stakeholders - including the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) and the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Deputy Superintendent in charge of criminal investigations for the Kingston Eastern police division, Christopher Brown, has issued an appeal to warring gangsters from Goodwich Lane and Jaqcues Road in Mountain View, St Andrew not to shatter the...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:45 AMJason Cross

A deliberate attempt to heal the broken relationship between the police and the community of Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston led to a day of fun filled activities inside the community,...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Robert Montague has declared that the mobility concerns of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will soon be a thing of the past, even as Police Commissioner George Quallo cautioned that the latest handover of vehicles was...

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