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Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 6:37 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 | 12:59 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 1:54 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:15 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 | 11:06 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 | 11:01 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 | 9:56 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:33 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...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Jamaican billionaire banker Michael Lee-Chin is said to be stunned by an attempt of fraudsters using his name and image to lure unsuspecting individuals to click on an advertisement, and who themselves become pawns in an online scheme to generate...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The president of the People's National Party (PNP) is being warned to carefully handle the selection process of candidate to run on the party's ticket to contest a by-election to replace Portia Simpson Miller as member of parliament for South West...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that had Finance Minister Audley Shaw followed existing government protocols, he would not have racked up an over $8 million one-year cell phone bill, rejecting Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A Government senator has come to the defence of embattled Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw, suggesting that he was the victim of "reckless business practices", which has caused him to rack up a whopping telephone bill of more than...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid a chilling double-digit spike in murders since the start of the year, the president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is calling on citizens to engage in mediation and dispute resolution to settle their differences,...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Telecommunications provider Digicel has indefinitely halted a controversial levy of a prepaid maintenance fee to customers whose monthly spend is less than $50.The development comes as Digicel has been under the microscope of the Office of Utilities...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The World Health Organization (WHO) is expressing alarm over what it says is the increase in cases of a new strain of gonorrhoea that cannot be treated, driving concerns that last-resort drugs will soon be ineffective.According to the WHO, data from...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A flare-up of violence over the past few days across sections of the capital city has plunged the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) into crisis, forcing management to take emergency-like measures in order to manage a surge in demand for...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As public interest heightens over the one-ring scam that some cell-phone users were exposed to on the weekend, Jamaican authorities have sought the assistance of international partners to investigate the matter.Head of the Organised Crime...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As St Elizabeth seeks to become a major contributor to the growth agenda being pushed by the Government, the parish has found itself reeling, as there are no qualified takers for some jobs requiring high skills and education.At a Gleaner Inside the...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A building to house both the Transport Authority and the Island Traffic Authority is to be constructed in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.The building, according to the entities involved, will facilitate more efficient transaction for customers in the...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Telecommunications giant Digicel is charging its customers $15 under its new scheme, which seems to penalise those who spend less than $50 per month on their prepaid account.An amendment to the terms and agreement between Digicel and customers gave...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has refused to say how much it will cost the institution to replace the condemned bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey erected at the Faculty of Humanities at the Mona campus. However, it has revealed that...

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