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Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The enthusiasm that the St Ann 4-H Club has sparked in 11-year-old grade-5 student Brianna Grant, of the Priory Primary and Infant School, is living testament to the potentially far-reaching effects of the club's trash to cash project, which Grant...

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

The police have vowed to continue Operation Clean Sweep over the long term as they move to ensure order in public spaces.Operation Clean Sweep, which started last month, involves the deployment of police personnel in public areas to provide...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Making sure that the people of Falmouth, Trelawny benefit directly from tourism, the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has committed to empowering the locals by providing a volunteer from the Asian...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As Jamaica's first multinational corporation and first to establish free health and insurance schemes for staff, GraceKennedy was strongly urged by the Reverend Ronald Thwaites to never to forget to apply the principles of religion in their daily...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With Jamaica struggling to cope with one of the highest murder rates in the world, a security officer based at the Japanese Embassy in Kingston has outlined a host of measures the country could implement to help reduce gun crimes.He told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Much to the annoyance of public passenger vehicle operators (PPV), police personnel were busy yesterday removing tints from windows and windscreens of their vehicles in the Parade area of downtown Kingston."We are doing our daily traffic enforcement...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

No matter the rate at which the number of students who qualify for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) principles of business and principles of accounts (POA) increases islandwide, the philanthropic arm of the National Commercial Bank,...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

If a patient were to dishonour the time set for an appointment with dental surgeon Dr Charles Meeks, there was little doubt that that individual would have had to reschedule. There was no getting in late. Such was the respect the good doctor had for...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Blame for Mandeville's deplorable solid waste management conditions has been cast, by some, on the area's business community that is accused of improperly laying out garbage in piles in front of their establishments.Mandeville stakeholders voiced...

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

Young Jamaica's vice-president with responsibility for Area 2, Okeino Robinson, is arguing that lawmen should never resort to disrespectful and unfair acts."While we understand that they must show some amount of strength, it doesn't mean disrespect...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The practice of smuggling metallic items into correctional facilities has become much harder, with the Department of Corrections receiving a new batch of metal detectors, a donation from the United States Embassy in Kingston.The metal detectors,...

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

Adamant that public order must be restored to Mandeville, Mayor Donovan Mitchell has warned that commuters, particularly vendors and other business people, who create chaos in the town will soon be punished.Mitchell was among a group of Mandeville...

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

Sexual grooming as well as the many illegal activities targeting children were the central focus yesterday at the Mona High School in St Andrew, as telecommunications firm FLOW joined the rest of the world in celebrating Safer Internet Day."We are...

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

It was initially meant to sensitise students at Green Pond High School in St James, on how to practise safe online behaviour, but now, following the gruesome murder of 15-year-old student, Shineka Gray, Digicel will pay special respects and...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In ensuring that our youth are properly socialised and to steer their lives away from crime, Peter Bunting, opposition spokesman on national security, is convinced that structured programmes like martial arts and other uniformed activities should be...

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

The extremely fast pace at which intellectual property is stolen in today's advanced world has forced the University of the West Indies (UWI) to place greater emphasis on educating its young scientists and inventors on how to prevent their...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:03 AMJason Cross

The man who oversaw and spearheaded the transition of the Jamaica Customs Department into the Jamaica Customs Agency, Major Richard Reese, is being hailed for his work as CEO ahead of his departure. The team at the Ministry of Finance, including...

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

Violent drama unfolded on Saturday night, leaving a security officer dead, a police officer battling for life in hospital, and a wounded suspect in custody.According to police reports, around 10:40 p.m., 39-year-old security officer Asfidel Harrison...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The controversial proposal to restrict some rights of Jamaicans in a tough stance against crime has been given the thumbs down by former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting."That has been tried over and over again from the '80s coming right...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant is convinced that Jamaica's children are lacking proper care from both their parents and society in general, and is demanding that whether the connection to a child is biological or otherwise, they be...

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

Jamaica is moving gradually towards developing a solid forensic investigative capacity with the help of the University of the West Indies (UWI), through the UWI forensic science programme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.Revealed by UWI professors...

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

Rushing to the defence of National Security Minister Robert Montague in light of the harsh criticism directed at him in recent times, one of the vice-presidents of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) youth arm, Young Jamaica, unwaveringly declared that...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:18 AMJason Cross

Jamaica Labour Party youth affiliate group, Generation 2000 (G2K), has fired back at the chairman of the People’s National Party Patriots for accusing National Security Minister Robert Montague of being an “existential threat to...

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

One-time national security minister Peter Phillips is making a strong appeal for the urgent restructuring of informal and practically inaccessible communities across Jamaica.He stresses that the existing situation hinders the police's access to...

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

IT IS the People's National Party Patriots' view that National Security Minister Robert Montague is an "existential threat to national security" and they are demanding that he go. They are accusing him of battering, mismanaging, and demoralising the...

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