Two times the pain

At 11:13 p.m., a baby boy was born at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary. Twelve minutes later, his twin brother joined him, as a breech birth. Together, they weighed less than a bag of sugar, and at 26 weeks' gestation they were severely premature...

New Anglican bishop elected

The Rt Rev Dr Howard Kingsley Ainsworth Gregory has been elected the 14th Anglican Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands following yesterday's day-long deliberations at a special synod held at St Luke's Church Hall, Cross Roads....

Try to preserve suspects' lives, Bunting tells cops

NATIONAL SECURITY Minister Peter Bunting is calling for police, even when engaged in shoot-outs, to make every effort to preserve the lives of suspects in crimes.At the same time, Bunting, addressing yesterday's...

Rattray remembered as outstanding Jamaican

Retired Justice Raphael Carl Rattray was yesterday remembered during a sombre state funeral at the University Chapel in Mona, St Andrew. Remembered for his exemplary role as a jurist, politician, attorney, justice minister, human-rights activist, father...

JFJ protesters intimidated by cops' high-powered rifles

Eyebrows were raised yesterday when a handful of police personnel armed with high-powered rifles turned up to monitor a protest organised by human-rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) outside the St Andrew offices of the Ministry of National Security....

Government supports ECJ's campaign reform report

The Government has indicated its support for the recommendations contained in the report of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) on campaign-finance reform."We will be working with the ECJ to make sure that the accompanying legislation...

Seventh-day Adventists celebrate 'Vision One Million'

At age 15, she got baptised, but drifted from God while getting caught up with the pleasures of the world. More than two decades later, Burnice Williams came running back to the Lord...

Gleaner Company honours 26 of its pensioners

The accolades came faster than copies of the newspaper roll off the press. Yesterday, The Gleaner hosted some of its retired stalwarts during its annual pensioners' luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston...

Tax window closes in four days

TAXPAYERS NOW have only four days before a reprieve offered by the tax authorities expires, as the countdown to March 31 gets closer.On Monday, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) reminded taxpayers that a window of opportunity still exists to make...

JLP's chances of getting Trelawny council slim

LORRIMERS, Trelawny: The Newly elected Independent councillor for the Lorrimers division in Trelawny Paul Patmore has said he will not betray the people of Trelawny by crossing...

PNP revels in Portland victory

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: A SEA of orange supporters of the People's National Party (PNP) converged near the counting centre at the Methodist Church in Port Antonio Monday night into Tuesday morning to celebrate their party's...


Local government elections were held on Monday. The Gleaner asked persons across the island the following question...

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