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Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Pressure continues to mount on the Government to give greater insight into a new security deal brokered with Washington last Wednesday that replaces a landmark electronic surveillance memorandum of understanding (MOU), which has reportedly been...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:05 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Small Chinese businesses have come under the microscope of the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Chief Food Storage Inspector Maxine Hoffman says these businesses...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is stumped by Tuesday’s revelation by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that the Supreme Court had ruled that Operation Anthem – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memoranda...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Questions are being raised about the legality of extraditions that took place between 2004 and 2010 under Operation ANTHEM – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States and United Kingdom...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung was yesterday freed of all 11 sexual assault charges in relation to a woman who accused him of having sex with her over a nine-year period, beginning in 1976 when she was 13 years old. Chung, 78, was...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 8:56 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has thrown its support behind the proposed plan by the leadership of the party to get youth involved in national development. PNP President Dr Peter Philips has suggested using the education...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Without the main witness, believed dead, to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Dexter Street Gang, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has indicated that the case would not succeed. The alleged gangsters –...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite more than a decade of aggressive lobbying to protect Brand Jamaica internationally, there is resistance from other nations profiting from the use of the country’s name. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, LilyClaire Bellamy, executive...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief technical director of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), Robin Sykes, has said that members of the Constabulary Financial Unit (CFU), comprising police personnel, arrested and charged former Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Justice is hoping to create a searchable online platform through which Jamaica’s laws can be easily accessed by the public. “So currently, if you need to find the laws of Jamaica, they are provided online on the Minstry of Justice...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Upgrading the effluent holding facilities at the Windalco plant in St Catherine may lessen the likelihood of caustic waste finding its way into the Rio Cobre, an executive at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has suggested. Last...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Stung by defeat after a weeklong legal battle with the St James Municipal Corporation, gay-rights lobbyist Maurice Tomlinson has vowed to reapply for permission to host a controversial forum after losing on a “technicality”. The Court of Appeal...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A gender-rights advocate has bemoaned the sentencing of Pastor Kenneth Blake, who, in July, pleaded guilty to having sex with a person under 16 years old. Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church on Slipe Pen Road in St Andrew, was...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The St James Municipal Corporation is now claiming that it did not withdraw permission from gay- rights group Montego Bay Pride from having a forum on same-sex marriage at the western city’s cultural centre. Attorney-at-law Georgia Gibson-Henlin,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to allay concerns about Jamaica’s economic prospects following the release of a recent survey that showed a dip in business and consumer confidence. The business confidence index in the third quarter fell by...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The proposed Bernard Lodge township hailed by the Holness administration as a model of mixed-use development will have 76 per cent more lands designated for farming, a senior government minister revealed yesterday. The St Catherine town, slated for...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:54 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says parishes currently under a state of emergency (SOE) will see more relaxed business hours in a few weeks to facilitate increased commercial activity associated with the Christmas season. “The end of November – or...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Taxpayers have forked out at least $25.9 million since October last year to carry out repairs on 98 buses operated by the cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) due to vandalism. Of the 98 buses, 18 sustained damage to the windshield,...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid is alleged to have sent WhatsApp messages to Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock instructing him, among other things, to hire his wife, Sharen Reid. Reid’s wife, 49, is...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Point Hill Health Centre will be renamed in honour of the late former Minister of Health Dr Kenneth Baugh. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, who made the announcement on Wednesday,...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, said that Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock should not have returned to duties last week Monday. “The details of the corruption...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Minority leader Councillor Andrew Swaby yesterday sought to ascertain the position of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on food vendors across the Corporate Area. His questions followed a statement from Town Clerk Robert Hill...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has been given the go-ahead to list the first-ever Caribbean green bond on the stock market, which will be used to raise money to fund environment-friendly projects. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement yesterday while...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican journalist Carol Rose has been made editor for the Florida-based Palm Beach Daily News. The Manchester native was appointed at the newspaper dubbed ‘The Shiny Sheet’ last month after serving in the position temporarily since June. For her...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that Jamaica is on track to exceed its projected US$3.6 billion in tourism earnings for the 2019-20 fiscal year by some US$100 million. Bartlett said that the adjustment comes following the latest tourism...

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