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Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Dane Richardson, Digicel Foundation CEO: The Church plays an important role in national development. I look forward to the event's continued success and growth...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Murder and mayhem continue to cast an eerie shadow over western Jamaica as another five persons, including two children, were slaughtered on Wednesday night in the ongoing rampage that has transformed the region into a killing zone.In...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Three Hanover policemen, who are on corruption charges for accepting money from a man found with lottery scam documents, are to return to court on February 28 after being granted bail in the Hanover Parish Court.Shemroy Hewitt, Andre Drummond, and...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

While admitting under cross-examination that the driver of the taxi in which she was travelling when she was shot had disobeyed an order from the police to stop, Janice Hines, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, yesterday intimated that...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Nurse Joy Crooks, the administrator of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), says that less talk and more action is needed if the country is serious about fixing the problem of mentally ill persons roaming the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The original objective of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast has been met, according to four inner-city young people, who pointed to the relative calm and the absence of wanton killings linked to partisan politics in recent times, a stark...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Many persons are of the opinion that the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast should be scrapped, and a few young persons from several inner-city communities in the Corporate Area have said that they believe the reason for this is a grave...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A call is being made for community leaders to be included among the invitees to the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast.The event, which was first held in 1981, was established with the aim of bringing together leaders from various sectors...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Reverend Burchell Taylor, the keynote speaker at the 37th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), expressed great displeasure with the current acts of moral and criminal injustices taking place in the Jamaican society.In his address to the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Tempers were blazing long after the fire, which claimed the life of an elderly woman and left more than 50 persons homeless, had been brought under control at 7-11 West Street in downtown Kingston yesterday.Angry about the death of Ms Gloria, also...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Spanish hotelier Excellence Group Luxury Hotels will invest US$110 million to construct an adults-only resort at Oyster Bay in Trelawny.Groundbreaking on the 325-suite luxury resort will be done in February, with completion set for...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:29 AM

Former Jamaican ambassadors to Washington during the 2009-2017 presidency of Barack Obama are hailing him for his ‘understanding’ of Jamaica’s culture and the ‘success’ of bilateral cooperation in areas such as...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:17 AM

Senator Ruel Reid - Minister of Education, Youth and InformationAs a leader, he inspired people to think about reaching for the greatest heights. He was the kind of leader who inspired...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:15 AM

They've all completed the packing and the boxes have been moved out. The staff has handed in those items belonging to the State, even the BlackBerry phones that they were using for the past eight years. Teary-eyed goodbyes have been said in the...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:12 AM

Jamaica's Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has expressed good wishes to outgoing United States President Barack Obama, telling him to do good deeds and keep in touch with the nation that has come to love him.In a message yesterday, Holness commended...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju

The Gleaner yesterday kicked off the first of its Honour Awards appreciation luncheons, in recognition of individuals and organisations whose initiative, accomplishment and courage have contributed significantly to improving Jamaica's quality of...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Distinguished South African literary icon, apartheid critic, journalist, and broadcaster Peter Henry Abrahams is dead. He was 97 years old.According to police reports, Abrahams, who would have turned 98 in March, was found dead in his remote...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is seen by one political analyst as a significant plus for outgoing United States president, Barack Obama.Richard 'Dickie' Crawford said Obama's decision to set aside the...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that Jamaica has recorded its first case of microcephaly, believed to have been caused by the Zika virus infection.The child was delivered in December last year at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Helping to preserve the eyesight of citizens and providing free cholesterol and blood tests are some of the longstanding contributions made to Jamaica by the Lions Club. Celebrating 100 years of service, its members spread across the globe are proud...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Reverend Hartley Perrin, chairman of the Clifton Boys' Home board of directors, said he was hoping to tap into the generosity of Jamaicans, both at home and in the diaspora, to generate the funding required to rebuild the facility...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Riddled with flaws. That's how lawyers for Portia Simpson Miller, president of the People's National Party (PNP), described a 2011 ruling by then High Court judge, Justice Lennox Campbell, compelling her and other party functionaries to give...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The saga involving the controversial bush-clearing work has taken another turn because of statements contradicting E.G. Hunter, the chief executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA). As a result, consideration is now being given to having...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Rev Dr Paul Gardner, former president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica, has issued a statement indicating that he will be working assiduously to clear his name.Gardner resigned last Thursday, two days after a woman wrote to the bishops of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Christopher Stephenson, the examination coordinator at the centre of last year's ungraded exams debacle at Penwood High in St Andrew, has been sacked by the school's board. But he's fighting it.Howard Isaacs, president of the Jamaica Teachers'...

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