Champs frenzy

INTENSE FRIENDLY rivalry both on the track and in the stands is expected to fuel the competitive spirit of the annual Champs on today's final day, as early favourites Kingston...

Children killer gets 45 years

JEFFREY PERRY, the 37-year-old security guard who was convicted in 2008 for the 2005 murders of three children in Killancholly, St Mary, was sentenced to life imprisonment on all counts.He will not be eligible for parole until he has served 45 years.

Boston Jerk Festival to sizzle again

TITLE SPONSOR Wisynco echoed its commitment to the Boston Jerk Festival during a press launch at the community centre on Wednesday.Tamar Ward, brand manager of Wisynco, lauded the organisers for honouring its pledge to have the jerk festival return to...

Boston welcomes return of home-grown festival

BOSTON, Portland:Tamar Ward, brand manager of Wisynco, title sponsor of Boston Jerk Festival, says it is a fitting time to return the event to the community, which was without its own festival for more than six years. It was moved from the community to the parish capital and renamed the Port Antonio Jerk Festival.

Shock decision in Portland

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:CONTROVERSIAL COUNCILLOR Benny White was sworn in as mayor of Port Antonio on Thursday, a decision, according to many, which came as a shocker after it was widely expected that veteran councillor Dexter...

Breezes gets top Travelife honour

RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann:BREEZES RUNAWAY Bay Resort Spa and Golf Club is basking in the success of its team members who have enabled the hotel to earn another Travelife Gold Award for Sustainability in Tourism - the second in two...

Diabetic minors

JUNK FOOD is having a deadly effect on Jamaica's children as approximately 10,000 of them under age 15 are said to be suffering from diabetes.According to University of...

'Crime plan slowly breaking'

OPPOSITION LEADER Andrew Holness has expressed concerns about the handling of the national security portfolio.In an interview with The Gleaner this week, Holness said, "I am very concerned about where our national security plan is going."Deep down, I...

Bishop speaks on cop-citizen relations

NEWLY ELECTED Anglican Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the Reverend Dr Howard Gregory, has raised concern about the relationship between citizens and police personnel, saying it is a matter that needs to be addressed urgently.In a Gleaner...

Police chief stands by his decision

POLICE COMMISSIONER Owen Ellington has insisted that it was his prerogative to have the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) use-of-force policy reviewed.The policy has been the subject of intense debate after the recent spate of controversial police...

Earl Jarrett is Manager of the Year

GENERAL MANAGER of Jamaica National Building Society Group (JNBS), Earl Jarrett, is the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM)/Gleaner 2011 Manager of the Year.He received the award on Thursday during a special ceremony at King's House, at which time a...

Lawman injured in shoot-out

A REPORTED gun battle between police and gunmen along Dunbarton Avenue in St Andrew late yesterday afternoon left one man dead and a policeman shot and injured.

Harris chides unruly supporters at MoBay swearing-in

WESTERN BUREAU:DISORDERLY CONDUCT by political supporters marred the swearing-in ceremony of Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris, who chided the poor behaviour at the official civic ceremony on Thursday.

Moore returns as Sav mayor

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland:PEOPLE'S NATIONAL Party (PNP) Councillor Bertel Moore was re-elected as chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council and mayor of Savanna-la-Mar.

Barnswell assumes leadership of Clarendon Parish Council

AFTER TWO terms as minority leader of the Clarendon Parish Council, 39-year-old People's National Party (PNP) Councillor Scean Barnswell was sworn in as chairman of the Clarendon Parish Council and mayor of May Pen, at the...

Reduce import bill through mutton production - Harris

WESTERN BUREAU:WITH JAMAICA importing more than 90 per cent of the mutton consumed locally, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Glendon Harris wants to see an increase in the rearing of goats and sheep as a way of reducing the country's import...

Report on Tivoli incursion coming soon, says Witter

PUBLIC DEFENDER Earl Witter said the country can expect to hear from him on the outstanding ballistic reports for the more than 70 persons killed while the security forces searched Tivoli Gardens for convicted drug...

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Students of the Early Achievers Learning Centre show off their hats to motorists and pedestrians on Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, on Thursday during the institution's Hat Day

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