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Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Rehabilitation and successful reintegration of juvenile offenders into society must be given national priority, with all Jamaicans playing a part and not relying solely on the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).That is the view of Rudyard...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Nurses at Bellevue Hospital in Kingston are left to fend off robbers and other malicious persons amid growing fears that their lives could be in danger following the attack on one of their own last week.The incident, which occurred last Tuesday...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The P.J. Patterson Collection, consisting of more than 500 files, will be formally handed to the Main Library of the University of the West Indies, Mona, during a function at the UWI Regional Headquarters today at 5:30 p.m.The collection consists of...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Several persons have expressed an interest in giving motivational talks to students at the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) following concerns expressed by the institution's principal Denise Jeffries that Jamaicans are generally unwilling...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Audley Shaw will today establish a first in Jamaica's modern parliamentary system, being the only former finance minister to open both the Budget Debate and the Sectoral Debate in the same legislative year.In March, a spirited Shaw presented a...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With the killing last Friday night of the main witness, a question mark now hangs over the case against three police officers charged in connection with the death of Mario Deane, who succumbed to injuries sustained at the Barnett...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Vivienne Green Evans could not contain the itch of having her own business - and one involving roast breadfruit - given the demand for a piece of her mother's supply when she took it from Jamaica to the United States.Her mother would cut, carve and...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Energy Conservation company Solar Buzz Jamaica (SBJ) does not profess to be the cheapest option in the market. Instead, the Kingston-based operation prides itself that its top-quality installations are on par with global standards.Founded in 2011,...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Inundated by a flood of harsh criticisms and public outrage over its handling of the Windrush Generation saga, the Theresa May-led Conservative Party Government yesterday moved beyond apology and compensation and pledged to grant citizenship to...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Residents of Denham Town in west Kingston yesterday welcomed an increase in the presence of the security forces in their community after several persons were reported to have been shot in the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in recent weeks.The...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:13 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Four hundred and forty-two murders have been committed across Jamaica between January 1 and April 21 of this year, a 5.2 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year when 420 were killed.According to the latest statistics compiled...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is said to be losing out on billions of dollars because of the country's failure to fully exploit the resources of the sea and a continued stubborn reliance on land area only to generate economic growth, this despite the allocated ocean area...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the issue of climate change taking sharp focus on the global stage, at least one local expert is sounding an ominous warning that Jamaica's airports and others in the Caribbean could be at risk due to rising sea levels.Addressing a public...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Professionals such as medical doctors and lawyers are often considered among the top tier on the career pyramid, usually earning considerably more than the average worker.Given their earning power and high level of education, many persons also...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

With an almost capacity crowd, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, attending yesterday's final day of Expo Jamaica 2018 at the National Area and National Indoor Sports Centre, satisfied Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) officials said...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Recognising that out of fear, Pap smears are painful, many women shy away from the possibly life-saving procedure, an appeal is being made to medical practitioners to be gentle when carrying out the test.Pap smear screening could help women detect...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A mere six months into its operations and Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park Ltd copped the 2016 Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association award for attraction of the year, besting the likes of world-renowned ice cream purveyor Devon House, Dolphin...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A corporal and a constable attached to the Shady Grove Police Station in St Catherine North were shot and injured by gunmen early yesterday morning while responding to a robbery in the area.The incident occurred less than 24 hours after National...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake has rejected claims that rouge cops are moving prisoners from one lock-up to the next to lose them in custody. Blake was responding to claims from some Kingston Justices of the Peace (JPs) and human...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A provision in the proposed Data Protection Act to exempt parliamentarians from culpability if they disclose personal data during a sitting of either House did not find favour with participants of a recent round table discussion on the legislation...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in all terrain vehicles without some of the basic safety features for automobiles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island's second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While expressing his joy at the quality of the products being displayed by small entrepreneurs at Expo Jamaica 2018, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged them to demand more from the government...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Career diplomat Angella Comfort has been tapped to become Jamaica's next high commissioner to the Republic of South Africa. The disclosure was made recently by Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade."Mrs Comfort's wealth...

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