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Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 2:59 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Well-known medical doctor Jephthah Ford has been found guilty of corruption charges. The verdict was handed down in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a short time ago by Parish Judge Simone Wolfe Reece. He is to return to court on August 22 when a date...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 3:06 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired president of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) Earl Richards has described popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller as a man of integrity. Richards was giving character evidence in Miller's corruption trial, which...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 2:56 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A police sergeant today recounted how he secretly recorded a meeting in which popular medical doctor Jephthah Ford offered him millions of dollars to end a criminal probe against two Surinamese men and release the US$533,886 or approximately J$55...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 10:44 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The trade union fraternity has been hit with another loss of one of its own. Vice-President of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) Alvin Sinclair passed way this morning, after ailing for some time. President General of the BITU, Kavan...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 4:58 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Ballots from 15 of the 108 boxes had been counted so far in the magisterial recount for the St Mary South Eastern constituency. The recounting began this morning at the Civil Division of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:50 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the media have been barred from watching the magisterial recount for the controversial St Mary South Eastern constituency now underway at the Sutton Street Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's court in Kingston. It is, however, not...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 11:47 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The magisterial recount for the controversial St Mary South Eastern constituency is now underway in downtown Kingston under the watchful eyes of high-powered attorneys for both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP)....

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:07 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Trevor Smith, a former member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) turned up at the army's Up Park Camp headquarters in St Andrew early this morning to cast his ballot for the People's National Party (PNP), but learned that his name was not on the...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 11:39 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has directed its commanding officers at military bases across the island to make arrangements for some members of the army to vote on Thursday. This was disclosed today by JDF Electoral Officer Major Denston Smalling...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 8:57 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A small number of police personnel are now lined up at one of several polling stations established at Harman Barracks in St Andrew as voting gets underway for members of the security forces and election day workers. Voting has been going smoothly...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 11:30 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

After 90 days of testimony from 94 witnesses, including former government and high-ranking law enforcement officials, the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry into the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens came to an end Friday. Retired...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 11:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Protesters have blocked several roads in North East and North West St Elizabeth. The affected areas include the famed Holland Bamboo main road as well as the roads leading from Lacovia to Maggoty...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2016 | 6:19 PMSenior Gleaner Writer

Two policemen and a former cop have been arrested on drug charges in connection with a cocaine bust at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. According to law enforcement sources, one of the policemen was dressed in uniform. It's...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 4:26 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Police Superintendent Charmaine Shand, who was head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force St Thomas operation until last week, has commended efforts by People’s National Party candidate for West St Thomas, Marsha Francis in quelling tensions in...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 1:34 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has obtained a copy of the quarry licence connected to a major hotel development which was granted to relocate sand from one location to the other. This is in contrast to claims by the Negril Chamber of Commerce of “shady sand-...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 1:03 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Government is paving the way for motorists affected by contaminated gas to be compensated. Phillip Paulwell, the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, made the disclosure during an oil and gas exploration tour of the vessel BGP...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 2:34 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

A contingent of supporters of North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce are now meeting with officers of the People’s National Party (PNP) after busloads of them descended on the party’s headquarters. They arrived at...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 4:08 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

A motor vehicle driven by the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for Northern Trelawny, John-Paul White, was damaged by alleged disgruntled PNP supporters today. It is understood that White, who replaced first-term Member of Parliament...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 5:08 PMErica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Jamaica Constabulary Force have now cleared sections of the Balaclava main road in North East St. Elizabeth which were this morning blocked by supporters of outgoing Member of Parliament Raymond...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 2:07 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Decorated trade unionist Lloyd Goodleigh is dead. He passed away this morning at the Andrews Memorial Hospital where he had been recovering from a recent operation. Goodleigh is a former President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 9:05 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

 Labourites are at this hour rocking to the beat of old gospel rhythms as they await the arrival of senior Jamaica Labour Party JLP functionaries on the party’s stomping ground of Old Harbour in South West St Catherine. It's expected...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:07 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

By next month, residents of Angels in St Catherine will be able to access the spanking new leg of the North-South Highway that runs from their community to Linstead. Highway officials made the disclosure during a tour of the new highway this...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 11:09 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Gleaner Writer

Having visited Portland and St Thomas on Sunday, Dr Peter Phillips, the People's National Party (PNP's) campaign director, said it is clear that there is need for a new economic and social dispensation for the eastern parishes. Phillips,...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 10:46 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller has responded to a request from a group of major national stakeholders who last week wrote to her seeking commitments for five major items going into the next general elections...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 9:53 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Dr Norman Dunn, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for South East St Mary has promised to make life better for the people of South East St Mary if he unseats the incumbent People's National Party's Dr Winston Green. The aspirant...

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