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Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Prominent medical doctor Shane Alexis will be on the People's National Party's (PNP) ticket in the race to replace Dr Winston Green as member of parliament for St Mary, South East setting up another clash of doctors when a by-election is called for...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

It is now 130 years since the birth of Marcus Garvey, and to this day, the national hero is still being hailed and remembered as one of the bravest men of his time."A revolutionary," is how Minister of Entertainment, Sport, Culture and Gender...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:54 AMRomario Scott

A senior member of the Andrew Holness administration has disclosed that the recently released Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Administrative Review report has not been accepted by the Government.  The controversial report which ...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid growing unrest at the Kingston Freeport Terminal, the Government has stepped in to ease the frustration of truckers who had become irate over the pace of work at the terminal.At a press conference yesterday morning at Jamaica House in Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:38 PMRomario Scott

At a press conference this morning at Jamaica House, Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth Creation Horace Chang said the Government and frustrated truckers have worked out a formula for preventing the issues which led...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) has distanced itself from its spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, for publicly lashing out against the Chinese dominance in the construction sector, suggesting that its former general secretary was...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:01 PMRomario Scott

Amid a strike by tanker drivers, Petrojam is seeking to assure the public that its loading racks are fully open for business. General Manager of Petrogam Floyd Grindley said the petroleum refinery company is committed and capable of delivering all...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has added his voice to the growing concerns surrounding Chinese investment in Jamaica, accusing the foreigners of using unfair competition to control the construction industry.Bunting, the host of...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) Robert Pickersgill says that he is pleased with the process of selecting a candidate to run on the party's ticket to replace Portia Simpson Miller as member of Parliament for South West St Andrew.In that...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that construction of its new home in downtown Kingston is a month behind schedule.The ministry said that, so far, foundation works have been completed while revetment and retaining walls are close to...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

There is tension in the gritty Payne Land community and adjoining areas in St Andrew following the shooting of at least seven persons, two fatally, sometime after 7 o' clock on Friday night.Dead are 46 year-old Oneil 'Dumpling' Fagan and a man known...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Family and friends turned out yesterday at the Swallowfield Chapel in St Andrew to celebrate the life of Lydia Faith Brown, who most called 'Aunt Fay'.The service, led by the Elder Leroy Williams and Pastor Kermitt Jones, was lively and joyful,...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

The August Town police are expressing concern about the fatal end to a number of domestic disputes in the community since the start of the year.After a murder-free 2016, the St Andrew community has recorded seven murders so far this year and...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:37 PMRomario Scott

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding what they believe is a murder-suicide involving a married couple in August Town this morning.  The deceased have been identified as Kiron Beckles of 87 August Town Road and Alethia...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:59 PMRomario Scott

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has sought to clarify that no illegal power connection was discovered at the Negril Police Station following media reports. The light and power company explains that while several customers in a...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Forbes Magazine contributor Laura Begley Bloom has listed Jamaica at number 3 on its list of '10 Most Dangerous Places for Women Travellers'.According to Bloom, a travel and lifestyle authority and content strategist, in an article published on July...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Scores of mourners turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to Dr Vary Jones-Leslie, the obstetrician and gynaecologist who met her demise in The Cayman Islands last month, sending shockwaves throughout the medical community in Jamaica and...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:54 PMRomario Scott

The Economic Growth Council has raised concern that the Government has missed some of its deadlines. The Michael Lee-Chin-chaired Council in its April to June Report to the nation points out that the Government missed its May deadline to...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMRomario Scott

There is fear among ganja stakeholders that the thrust to establish a blazing marijuana industry in Jamaica could be stalled, as there is uncertainty surrounding where revenues from the business would be banked.This, as financial institutions...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:15 AMRomario Scott

Ambassadors from the three main regions populated by Jamaicans are in the island participating in the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference, which comes to a close today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.Speaking with The Gleaner on...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:06 AMRomario Scott

Six volunteers from the Diaspora yesterday received the coveted Governor General's Achievement Awards.  The recipients are from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Canadian recipients were community and cultural...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:01 AMRomario Scott

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday kicked off the Jamaica 55 Diaspora conference in Kingston calling on Jamaicans living overseas to continue to participate in the process of economic and social development as the Government seeks to...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:56 AMRomario Scott

The opposition people's National Party will in 10 days launch an education commission to help the party develop its policy for national education. PNP President and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips made the announcement yesterday, the final...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:00 AMRomario Scott

Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting is expressing serious concern over what he says is the lack of discipline and the strong resistance to the enforcement of law and order in the country.Bunting, addressing a forum on crime and...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:33 PMRomario Scott

Opposition spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting is bemoaning the number of young men and teenagers involved in serious crimes across the country.  His reaction comes as the police and residents in communities being affected by crime...

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