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Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Since its explosion on the local scene in 2015, Gustazos has developed an enviable reputation for providing top deals on its e-commerce platform across various sectors.However, according to Chief Executive Officer Carlos Villares, Gustazos has been...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines and Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Reporters

The island's sole distributor of electricity, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has signalled its readiness to face the ongoing 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, declaring that it has a robust disaster preparedness programme.Speaking with...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Teachers have given the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination the thumbs up after yesterday's national mock sitting, citing its practicability and ease. However, while confident of its role in preparing students for secondary-level education,...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton/ STAR Editor

Pastor Robert Walker said it well. Avis Rebecca Henry's was a beautiful life well lived. Family members, friends and well-wishers who packed the Hollis Peter Lynch Multipurpose Building in Westgate, St James, nodded in agreement as they reflected on...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A Supreme Court judge has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of a man who has spent more than two decades in prison after he was convicted for fatally stabbing another man during a robbery.Elvis Thomas, who was 17 years old when he...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Grade five students at Calabar Infant, Primary and Junior High, as well as Winward Road Primary schools, emerged from day one of the national mock exam of the performance task component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) with mixed reactions."It was...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Owen Glaze and Andrew Brown, the men who were recently found guilty in relation to 66 kilograms of cocaine valued at J$264 million, were yesterday sentenced when they appeared in the St James Parish Court.The two men were sentenced by...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SOCHI, Russia (AP):Unlike the other FIFA World Cup favourites that struggled through their opening matches, Belgium looked every part the title contender.Having Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku capable of scoring the way they did against Panama helps...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As of June 30, passengers travelling through Jamaica's international airports, Sangster and Norman Manley, will not be allowed to carry powdered products weighing more than 12 ounces in their carry-on luggage on entering the United...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Yadel Home for Children, located in Old Harbour, St Catherine, has outgrown its facility and is seeking funding to improve and expand.Evon Blair, director of the home, said the facility, which started in 2001 as a project of The New Testament...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The non-collection of garbage in Hanover is said to be at an all-time high, and the parish's municipal authority is seeking to have the situation fixed urgently. However, Western Parks and Markets (WPM) says that the collection is being hampered by...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action, is concerned about the unpreparedness of public administrators who appear before parliamentary oversight committees to answer important questions related to administration...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon woman who used a piece of board to beat her two-year-old daughter to death because the child defecated on herself will likely spend no time in prison.Delreta Smith, 53, was sentenced last Friday to three years in prison, but Justice...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A major car company has expressed an interest in growing hemp in Jamaica for use as an alternative in the upholstery and decoration of their vehicles.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw, who recently returned from a...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sandals Royal Caribbean's Gerald Christ and Sandals Montego Bay's Kadeen Black topped the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association's (JHTA) national awards at the organisation's 57th anniversary Annual General Meeting at Moon Palace in Ocho Rios on...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Beaches Ocho Rios Diamond Team Member of the Year Jardine Vassell outclassed 25 of her colleagues locally and across the Caribbean to win the coveted 10th Anniversary Sandals Ultimate Award for 2017.Vassell walked away with $2.6 million in cash -...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The life of Sharon June Antoinette Bernard-Lowe, mother of accomplished Gleaner sports writer and editor Andre Lowe, was one of fight, dedication, motivation and hard work.Bernard-Lowe, who passed away in hospital last month after battling cancer,...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Financial adviser and popular local actor Clive Duncan is urging fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children.Duncan was among successful professionals and fathers who brought inspiration to boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Some residents of Portland expressed overwhelming fear, while others were more relaxed as they reflected on previous hurricane seasons and how they fared. They all agreed, however, that proper precaution must be adhered to if they are to be spared...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Hundreds of residents occupying a property in Westmoreland, which has Kathleen Eugster and her late husband John as the registered title holders, are petitioning the Government through Cabinet member Karl Samuda, to do for them what was done for...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The waves crashed angrily against the rocks separating the road from the sea in Little Bay, Westmoreland, last week, in what residents claimed was its vexation about the efforts to evict them from the property they have lived on for decades.Louise...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With the Ministry of Health reporting a 162 per cent increase in the number of visits to the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) in 2017 when compared to 2016, senior medical officer at the facility, Dr Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson, is...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Fear that two recent unexplained deaths in Hanover might be dengue related has been dismissed by the Hanover Health Department, which says test done on the two bodies have turned up negative results.According to Dr Kaushal Singh, the acting medical...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Managing Director of Carreras Jamaica, Marcus Steele, is baffled by the large quantity of illicit cigarettes making it through the island's ports, into the hands of Jamaican smokers."What is baffling for me, as part of the legal industry, is that...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

Anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe is demanding that any public official, up to Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley, be sanctioned, if investigations confirm breaches of the rules at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam."In ensuring...

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