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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...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Children first, the non-governmental organisation, has estimated that over the past five years, it has positively impacted the lives of between 20,000 and 30,000 of the most marginalised Jamaicans.Co-founder and executive director of Children First...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The general attitude towards young Jamaicans suffering from mental-health problems is usually one of scorn, and according to co-founder and executive director at Children First, Claudette Pious, that needs to stop.Pious sat down with The Gleaner on...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For young and vibrant Jamaicans seeking to further their studies at a university in the United States, as well as those interested in advancing their sporting skills in a Division One league, Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, has opened...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With Jamaicans prone to breaking organisational rules for personal gain, Lt Commander George Overton, director of operations at the Guardsman Group Limited, is encouraging business people not to view security with one-track minds.Overton was one of...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Serious economic pressure has befallen Venezuela, but that country's charge d'affaires at its embassy in St Andrew, Luisa Gutierrez, says that through alliances with other nations, conditions are gradually improving.Gutierrez was speaking with The...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang is decrying a recent gun attack on two persons in Top Bay, Annotto Bay, a community in South East St Mary.In a statement yesterday, Chang said that based on information from the police,...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 1:41 PMJason Cross

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Millions of dollars have been pumped into the North Street sewer line repair project in Kingston, but to little avail, as raw sewerage has begun to overflow on to the roadway once more in the vicinity of St George's College, with the only difference...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Critical thinking is not a common trait among many Jamaicans because the country's leaders, both past and present, have been reaping much rewards from keeping the minds of the people in bondage, University of the West Indies lecturer in the School...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Professor Marvin Reid says that parents have a lot more to do in teaching their children about the importance of proper eating habits, noting that there continues to be an increase in the number of obesity cases among the youth population.Reid,...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has asked the police to help it secure its buses as it continues to lose millions of dollars to vandals who insist on stoning the public transportation and smashing the windows.Over the past four years, the...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

More than 30 dons have informed stakeholders in the redevelopment of downtown Kingston that they want a piece of the action to restore the capital city and have expressed willingness to participate and make it happen, piquing the interest of...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Renovation to sections of Coronation Market in downtown Kingston is under way, and Mayor Delroy Williams is adamant that vendors will be held liable for excess piles of garbage surrounding the immediate spot from which they operate.Williams was...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Chief Executive Officer of Jamaican Teas Ltd John Mahfood has lauded the government for the Barbican Road development project in St Andrew, which authorities say will be completed by December."We (the Mahfoods) have a business in the area on...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Attempts to discredit the government of Nicol·s Maduro in Venezuela has given charge d'affaires at that country's embassy in Kingston, Luisa Gutierrez the impression that various media entities have been launching deliberate and unwarranted attacks...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Stressing that there is no quick fix for a long-term culture of bad behaviour, civil society stakeholders are adamant that the 60-day time frame set out for the implementation of social intervention programmes within the zones of special operations...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Residents of Franklyn Town in St Andrew are adamant that a woman who was killed by gunmen early Sunday morning was no saint."Yuh have two man weh dead a Rae Town weh day, and dem seh a she lick dem dung. Dat's why yuh seet suh serious, because dem...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaican economy will not grow by five per cent in four years without murders going down and the island's tourism pull increased dramatically, CEO of Jamaica Teas, John Mahfood, has said.He was speaking on Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club meeting at...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 7:03 PMJason Cross

Fire fighting personnel were called to the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew early this morning after sections of the property caught fire in an incident the police believe was caused by arsonists.  “It occurred...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Greater scrutiny now applies to all government agencies that fall under the banner of national security, such as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).This...

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

Young people in Jamaica are being reminded by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that drugs destroy the brain and, therefore, cannot be the solution for experiencing different degrees of pleasure."These are challenging times for our young people, and we...

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

Despite a deployment of more than 30 lawmen in Spanish Town yesterday, one man is now dead, while four others - two women and two men - are nursing gunshot wounds at hospital.Gunmen launched a brazen attack inside the arcade, situated next to the...

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