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Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Veronica Campbell-Brown won her first Olympic medal in 2000 as part of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning women’s 4x100m relay team that included Merlene Ottey. Last night, the multiple Olympic and World champion was honoured with a statue in her...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s deadliest police region, St Andrew South, is among police divisions and units across the island that have been given new heads in the latest shake-up of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s top brass. St Andrew South, which has racked up an...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ranch Hill, Portland: With an eagerness to assist just about anyone in dire need in Ranch Hill, Everton Russell has become quite well known in his Portland community. His latest campaign to improve lives came as no surprise to residents as Russell...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Upgrading the effluent holding facilities at the Windalco plant in St Catherine may lessen the likelihood of caustic waste finding its way into the Rio Cobre, an executive at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has suggested. Last...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Crime sleuths in St Ann’s Bay are still trying to piece together clues in Saturday’s mass shooting in the seaside St Ann town that left five persons nursing injuries. Reports are that some minutes to 4 o’clock on Saturday morning, several persons...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A month after a harrowing experience being pinned down for more than three hours and mauled by four pit bulls while out exercising, a St Andrew teacher is remaining optimistic about her eventual rehabilitation even as she remains hospitalised. When...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The president of the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA) is suggesting that sections of the Emergency Powers Act may need to be challenged in the Constitutional Court in order to bring an end to questionable detention practices under...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Even while librarians are seeing reduced foot traffic at physical locations, they remain upbeat about the future with a boom in online engagement and an increase in the number of foreigners visiting the island to access local archives. “Of sorts,...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Panellists at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum held at the newspaper’s downtown Kingston head offices last Thursday agreed that libraries and information units will remain relevant for years to come. Here are their reasons: Dr Paulette Stewart, head of...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:40 AMBarbara Gayle - Contributor

A former inmate, who claims to have suffered inhumane and degrading treatment while he waited for four years behind bars for his appeal to be heard, wants drastic steps to be taken to remedy some of the deplorable conditions in local prisons. The...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Gleaner printery assistant Clive Evans spent much of Saturday rehearsing and readying his attire for the National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House in St Andrew tomorrow. Evans will be saluted for his service to the sport of...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

As concerns mounted throughout yesterday over American rapper Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir’s improper use of Jamaica’s national symbols and emblems on apparel being sold on its website, Culture Minister Olivia Grange last night said she had...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

There are some 116 libraries across Jamaica and the Public Library Network receives less than a 10th of the budget needed to sustain them. As a result, many of the commonly regarded ‘poor man’s universities’ have been falling into disrepair while...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Jennifer Housen, who had backed Peter Bunting in a losing effort to wrest the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) from Dr Peter Phillips, is claiming that forces bent on sabotaging her were enabled by the party hierarchy ahead of her...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With visits to public libraries islandwide being in excess of 2.1 million in the last year, and even more accessing their services offsite, library officials are confident they will continue to remain relevant, despite increasing access to digital...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Thirty-two-year-old Fabian Dixon* would love to have children and own his own house one day, but earning less than $1 million annually has shattered, for him, the prospects of these dreams being realised in his near future. The library assistant...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:07 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Documents, including those that disclose government actions that affect the lives of the population over many years, may be lost to another generation if they are declared of no legal, cultural or administrative value after review by the Archives...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has thrown its support behind Dean-Roy Ralston Bernard in his court battle with the Public Service Commission over his reassignment from the education ministry to the Ministry of Finance and the Public...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Stung by defeat after a weeklong legal battle with the St James Municipal Corporation, gay-rights lobbyist Maurice Tomlinson has vowed to reapply for permission to host a controversial forum after losing on a “technicality”. The Court of Appeal...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay was plunged into mourning on Wednesday night when a member of a victorious Cornwall College daCosta Cup football team was shot and killed when gunmen sprayed his vehicle with bullets in the Catherine Hall section...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

American rapper Kanye West struck a pastoral figure as he and his 120-strong choir transformed Emancipation Park into an open-air church brimming with thousands of spectators and a galaxy of cell-phone lights that lit up the venue. The news-making...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Middle-aged Sonya Johnson was seated on a bench at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston eagerly anticipating the performance of Kanye West at his Sunday Service Pop-up Concert on Friday evening. She had travelled with a group of friends to take...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Accusing factions loyal to People’s National Party (PNP) President Peter Phillips of a “vindictive push” to have her removed, Kari Douglas quit yesterday as minority spokesperson amid a fallout targeting backers of leadership challenger Peter...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A gender-rights advocate has bemoaned the sentencing of Pastor Kenneth Blake, who, in July, pleaded guilty to having sex with a person under 16 years old. Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church on Slipe Pen Road in St Andrew, was...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Stronger regulations and tougher enforcement are required to bring an end to environmental breaches, says Suzanne Stanley, CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Stanley has thrown her support behind the legal action being pursued by St...

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