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Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is appealing to passengers not to get upset or verbally confrontational with ticket inspectors who may pop up on the buses to check the validity of customers' tickets.Pointing out that many individuals resort...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Police personnel, including a batch that graduated two weeks ago, flooded Half-Way Tree (HWT) yesterday as part of an initiative of the Police High Command to eradicate lawlessness from society.Similar to yesterday, increased presence within the HWT...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Before the end of Jamaica-born athlete Germaine Mason's thanksgiving service yesterday, national 100m and 200m sprinter Julian Forte revealed to The Gleaner that Mason badly wanted a 2016 Olympic-branded Jamaican vest signed by sprint legend Usain...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Accusing the police of using excessive force, residents along a section of Orange Street, Kingston, in the vicinity of Bulla Lane, yesterday set fire to debris that was used to block the road.Residents complained that the police used pepper spray on...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Heavy rains that have battered Jamaica over the past few days have left several of the island's roads in a deplorable state, many of them impassable. Breakaways, sinks, and major damage are highlighted right across the country, including to several...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is adamant that informal settlements will not be allowed to continue across the island as they presented too great an issue in times of natural disasters.Yesterday, Holness and a team - including...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

As heavy rains pounded sections of the island this week, forcing several persons to flee their flooded homes, 82-year-old Kenneth Reid had to be rescued by police officers from his cabin on the banks of the Rio Cobre in St Catherine on Tuesday....

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

As parishes across Jamaica experienced torrential rainfall yesterday, which caused severe damage to several communities, scores of residents in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, were sent scampering as agents from the Urban Development Corporation (...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:03 AMJason Cross

A comprehensive crime plan has been recommended to the Jamaican Government by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which should ensure that greater emphasis is placed on eradicating the glamour from illegal activities.While not outlining the...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

The failure of local workers to be the best they can be at their jobs as well as Jamaica itself not being able to properly monetise its creative industry, have been listed as two of the most significant factors that have forced the island into the...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Economic hardships faced by Internet users across the globe are being cited as playing a significant role in large numbers of persons falling victim to cyber hackers and scammers.Local information security consultant Damian Donaldson made the...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

The hunt is on to convince the nation's youth that the greatest platforms for developing their leadership abilities, discipline, and career exist within the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force.Pearnel Charles Jr, state minister in the National Security...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Bemoaning the fact that Jamaica is too overrun with illegal firearms that end up in the hands of young men who are more than willing to shoot and kill, Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake wants the Firearms Act amended as soon as possible...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Celebrations to honour teachers at the Jessie Ripoll Primary School in Kingston yesterday were overwhelmed by the students, who filled the classrooms with joy and excitement, while volunteers from Scotiabank engaged everyone in conversations and...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Correctional officers from Jamaica's Department of Correctional Services joined their colleagues from other countries in a mock, prison riot training course that was held in West Virginia, USA, from April 30 to May 3.Five officers were engaged in...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

The Read Across Jamaica Foundation yesterday embarked on another mission to encourage the nation's children to pattern fluent and impressive reading, by having influential persons in society and representatives from major organisations read to them...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Alongside the blessing of humans, the popular Christ Church in Vineyard Town, Kingston, used yesterday's service to bestow God's grace upon animals.The church was packed yesterday with pets of all kinds, from dogs to snakes, all turning out with...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Beer maker Red Stripe has underscored its commitment to use more cassava in its products with a 25-year lease agreement with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.The agreement will give the company access to 610 acres of...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Having fathers play more active roles within families may be the solution to the problem of child abuse in Jamaica, says Pastor Eric Nathan, president of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.Nathan delivered reflections on child...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Florida-based gynaecologic oncologist and robotic surgeon, Dr Troy Gatcliffe wants Jamaicans to know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause cervical cancer all by itself, but is aided by poor lifestyle practices such as smoking, which...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:11 AMJason Cross

Another big step was made in the journey to transform Kingston and St Andrew into the capital of the Caribbean yesterday following the official launch of the Kingston and St Andrew Development and Homecoming Foundation at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel,...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

The deadline for completion of the road work project on Marcus Garvey Drive has flown by and the new timeline for completion has been set for the end of May.Insisting that the road work has not slowed down, communications manager at the National...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

The National security ministry's procurement policy to acquire 250 used motor vehicles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force has met strong challenge from Opposition Spokesperson on National Security Peter Bunting, who described the process as flawed...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

Convinced that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has the power to utilise laws that would enable a faster rejuvenation process in the capital city, Custos of Kingston Steadman Fuller is suggesting that potentially unsafe and...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMJason Cross

In accordance with its chief mandate, ensuring the protection of the nation's children, the Child Development Agency (CDA) has embarked on its own set of special activities in celebrating Child Month 2017, themed 'Take Action! Break the Chain of...

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