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Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Days after Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that the Government plans to build six schools that will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a tech expert has recommended that the curriculum prioritise data...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:42 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Environmentalists have welcomed a move by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to lay criminal charges against bauxite mining company Windalco, but they have asserted that the regulator needs to do more to protect the environment and...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has expressed confidence that it will be successful at the next general election, notwithstanding the weighty albatrosses of high crime, corruption scandals, and anaemic economic growth during its...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Ardent supporters of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have declared that the 76-year-old political organisation will win the next general election, which is constitutionally due in 2021. Among the Labourites who are upbeat is Howard Hines...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Former American television news anchor Darieth Chisolm says there is still much to do in the fight against revenge porn, even after her Jamaican ex-boyfriend, who admitted to posting nude pictures and videos of her on the Internet, was yesterday...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A seven-member jury comprising three men and four women was urged by lead prosecutor Paula Llewellyn to hold accused Kemar Riley to account for the murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter. “Do not allow Kemar Riley ‘Blacks’ to get away...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution’s key witness yesterday explained why elements of his statement to police varied from testimony he gave in court against accused Tesha Miller, who is on trial for allegedly ordering the 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban Transit...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Observer Limited will have to fork out almost $6 million more to business mogul Joseph M. Matalon after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the newspaper to overturn a Supreme Court decision that found it liable for defamation....

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:49 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution’s star witness has rejected suggestions by a defence attorney that he lied in his sworn testimony against Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Douglas...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:41 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney yesterday questioned the prosecution’s star witness’ motives for testifying against accused Tesha Miller. The witness, a self-proclaimed ex-member of the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang, last week told the court that he decided...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tesha Miller was yesterday named by the star witness as the don of the Clansman Gang that unleashed murder and extortion in Spanish Town, creating an empire built on fear and force. The witness, a self-confessed ex-gangster who is blindfolded and...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:49 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A murder convict-turned-Crown witness yesterday detailed how he and other men executed the plan orchestrated by accused Tesha Miller to kill the then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers. Yesterday, the court heard...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:30 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A self-proclaimed former gangster yesterday testified that Tesha Miller ordered the hit on then Jamaica Urban Transit Company Chairman Douglas Chambers 11 years ago and that he was standing across from the bus depot in Spanish Town when the murder...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A number of deaf and hard-of-hearing children are being kept out of specialised schools by their parents, potentially denying them of much-needed education, according to Kimberley Sherlock Marriott-Blake, executive director of Jamaica Association...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Late former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca has been eulogised as a fair judge who served the judiciary for some 38 years until his retirement in 1996. Zacca, 88, died yesterday morning after a short illness. The Jamaican Bar Association...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least one attorney-at-law has described as “significant” a decision by a High Court judge to allow for the polling of jurors when the trial of reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, Tesha Miller, begins tomorrow. “Certainly, it...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The simultaneous construction of several high-rise buildings across the Corporate Area has raised concerns among members of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ), who are calling on the Government to present a clear plan for...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The deployment of hundreds of police personnel under a plethora of states of emergency has hamstrung investigations into praedial larceny, sapping faith in the ability of the security forces to put the brakes on the $5-billion hit to agriculture, a...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

St Elizabeth-based farmer Shawn Taylor was shocked in November 2018 when he turned up to his farm one Wednesday morning to discover that three of his goats had been killed by dogs. The 50-year-old, who is also a fisherman, told The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:44 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Contractors have grown wary of bidding for contracts in inner-city communities across the island because of security concerns, says Lenworth Kelly, president of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ). Kelly said that...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the White Marl Small Industrial Complex in St Catherine as the impending divestment of the warehouse facility may force the relocation or closure of several businesses, some of which have been operating there for...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:36 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite ongoing states of emergency in six parishes, car thefts have climbed by 32 per cent, raising concerns among insurers that have to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in compensation. But those statistics are startlingly lower...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For Manning’s School student Afrecia Samuels, being recognised as one of three top students in the region for agricultural science in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams came as a surprise. The 19-year-old student, who...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The athletics programme at Calabar High School yesterday received a boost with the opening of the Vincent Lawrence Gymnasium on the institution’s compound in St Andrew. Named in honour of Calabar old boy and celebrated public servant Dr Vincent...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least one local expert has lauded an assertion by urban planner Dr Pedro Ortiz that there can be no sustainable “real mass transit” between Jamaica’s cities and chief towns without the revival of an efficient railway system. Director at...

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