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Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 10:53 AMJason Cross

Fifty-eight-year-old businessman Dennis Mattis, who shot his wife's female attacker in a 2014 incident, was on Tuesday freed on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and wounding with intent when he appeared before acting Supreme Court...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Convinced that too many of Jamaica's children are not properly educated about abuse, the National Child Month Committee has selected this topic as the focus for Child Month 2017, which began yesterday.The 2017 theme is 'Take Action, Break the Chain...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commitment has come from the Government that greater focus will be placed on tackling corruption due to its key role in perpetuating crime and violence and causing low levels of economic growth.During his address at the Commonwealth Association of...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Gynaecologic onco-logist and robotic surgeon, Dr Troy Gatcliffe, has moved to discredit popular belief that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is evidence of unfaithfulness between sexual partners.Gatcliffe was the guest speaker at the Dr JosephSt Elmo...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 12:02 AMJason Cross

In the presence of numerous local and foreign dignitaries, yesterday, newly installed Police Commissioner George Quallo declared his full support for members of the force, who, from time to time, may have to apply deadly force against members of the...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being challenged to lead Jamaica forward to global prosperity, by way of a well-pronounced ganja industry, and to prevent the nation from soon having to import the herb.Basil Hylton, president of the Kingston and St...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:02 AMJason Cross

University lecturer Dr Christopher Charles is adamant that the Police Service Commission (PSC) missed the mark when it failed to name Novelette Grant as Jamaica's 29th police commissioner.While there has been the usual lack of explanation from the...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 7:13 PMJason Cross

Reminding the Government and the island’s ganja growers that the world will not wait for Jamaica to step up the pace in establishing a stable marijuana industry, the chief executive officer of RISE International, a Canada-based marijuana...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

New police Commissioner George Quallo is being charged by one Jamaican to find ways to eradicate the division between the public and the police, in order to better facilitate information sharing."The trust within the police force break down. You can...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In expressing that parents must be held to greater accountability for the ills of their children, outspoken anthropologist, Dr Herbert Gayle, is urging that more support be given to them from a policymaker's standpoint.He was addressing a special...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The police are once again appealing to ATM users to take precautionary measures when using the money outlets, especially now that Jamaica and other countries are being targeted by Romanian scammers.Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For Jamaicans with African heritage, it is the 'wake', 'nine-night' or 'set-up'; for those Jamaicans with Chinese ancestry, it is Gah San, the annual tribute to the ancestors.During Gah San, members of the Chinese community visit the graves of their...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is demanding that funeral home proprietors and practitioners raise the standards within the industry to ensure the profession does not continue to be used as a hustle by some...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The practice of companies flooding the local market with a variety of processed foods has been given the brunt of the blame as one of the leading causes of untimely deaths in Jamaica.Stating that he understands the reasoning behind companies adding...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Incoming Police Commissioner George Quallo yesterday received a warm welcome in the House of Parliament from both sides of the political divide, signalling high expectations of the new police chief.National Security Minister Robert Montague declared...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaicans of Chinese descent are expressing outrage as thieves continue to deface headstones and steal marble that was used to construct the majority of the approximately 3,600 graves at the Chinese Cemetery in Kingston.The graves belong to the...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In celebration of Child Month, State Minister in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green has argued that the abominable wrongs being carried out against Jamaica's children are being underlined by the fact that the Secret Gardens' memorial for children...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Much appreciation is being expressed for the Government's plan to build a new Parliamentary building, which will include features to properly facilitate members of the disabled community.Visually impaired director of policy research and political...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Preventing illicit traffickers from traversing Jamaica's territorial waters at will should become easier for the security forces to tackle since some members of the Jamaica Defence Force's (JDF) Coast Guard and the Jamaica Constabulary Force's...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The long-awaited apology from the Government to the residents of Coral Gardens, particularly the Rastafari community, for the atrocities meted out to them more than half a century ago...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With Jamaica seeming to be missing out big time on economic opportunities in sports, chairman of the Institute of Law and Economics, Milton Samuda, has outlined the seriousness in ensuring the country takes advantage of its athletes' successes....

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Corporate Area fans of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships have placed sure bets on the Red Hills Road-based Calabar High School, predicting that they will take the 2017 games. They do not seem to have a clear choice for...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As much as he might not have to worry about moving up Jamaica's social ladder, brilliant and outspoken Ardenne High School student Fabrizio Darby is very concerned about the low level of sustainable job opportunities that his peers will have to...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Effecting positive changes in Jamaica's historically murky political environment, along with the desire to serve society, is the main pull for some brilliant youth eyeing representational politics in the country.At a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning's (JFLL) track record of taking persons from a literacy rate of zero to obtaining multiple passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) has attracted the generosity of the Japanese...

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