Sun | Jul 5, 2015

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Jamaicans turn to frozen sheets and wet beds to beat the heat at nights.With no respite from the sweltering heat that is blanketing sections of the island day and night, some Jamaicans are adopting extreme measures to cool down.The Sunday Gleaner...

Awed by the achievements under the Building Academic Success for Inner-City Schools (BASICS) initiative in the tough South St Andrew community, the education ministry is looking to replicate this in many of the other ailing early childhood...

Plans by the National Water Commission (NWC) to reactivate several of its unused wells, as part of short-term measures to alleviate the impact of the prevailing drought, could be stymied by the state of these facilities.Last week, Water Minister...

Four people were arrested in Mandeville, Manchester following a raid by the police yesterday. The police say the operation is part of an ongoing investigation into breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act. The police's Corporate Communications Unit...

A man was arrested in Spalding, Manchester yesterday following the seizure of a Ruger pistol with a magazine containing seven .45 cartridges. His name is being withheld pending an investigation. Meanwhile, an AK47 assault rifle was seized in the...

The primitive slash-and-burn farming practice has been identified as the cause for a series of bush fires that has been ravaging farms in the hills of western St Thomas.President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant,...

Motorists using the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 reacted with anger to the new toll fees, which took effect yesterday.Under the new rate structure, motorists will pay J$180 for a class one vehicle, up J$10; J$290 for class 2 vehicles, up J$30; and J...

Starting today, adults and some children will pay J$100 to travel on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses.The J$20 reduction for adults is part of the JUTC’s special summer deal, which will remain in place until August 29.However, the state-...

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC - A Trinidadian national and a 16-year-old student were among 21 persons held by the police in western Jamaica, during an anti-scamming operation.The police report that the two - whose names have not been released - were...

Less than one week after The Sunday Gleaner reported that almost 50 of the country's more than 4,000 attorneys-at-law have been banned for life from practising law in Jamaica, the General Legal Council (GLC) has issued a plea to Jamaicans to be...
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