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Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:01 AM

As Jamaicans across the island prepare for the announcement of the first zone of special operations, The Gleaner outlines key elements of the new law which address what individuals can expect if their communities are named.Powers of the Joint...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Almost six in every 10 Jamaicans are convinced that the high unemployment rate is the main reason for the country's chronic crime state.Poverty, bad parenting, poor education and an unfair justice system also figure prominently among the factors...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: As St James continues to bleed, with the murder rate racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay's mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Unlike some of his fellow clergymen, who are seemingly waffling on the issue, Charles Brevitt, the outspoken pastor of the Glendevon circuit of Seventh-day Adventist churches, in St James, says buggery is just as wrong as other sexual...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

The stage is set for Jamaica to once again deliver strong economic growth, says Michael Lee-Chin, chairman of the Economic Growth Council, while urging members of the diaspora to "get on board the train of success or risk being left behind".Lee-Chin...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Former Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson still believes there is need to review the no-user-fee policy implemented in 2008 by Bruce Golding administration, when he served as opposition spokesperson.A study of the no-user-fee policy, conducted by...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AM

A recommendation has been made for the establishing of a Global Jamaican Immigration Card for members of the diaspora who seek closer ties to their homeland, says Dr David Panton, chairman of the Economic Growth Council Diaspora Task Force.This...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Legislation has been tabled in Parliament for a judge alone to try murder cases involving a gun, a provision that got little attention from the Opposition at yesterday's meeting of the House of Representatives that ended in confusion.But at least...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:40 PM

American actress Victoria Rowell, who filmed her comedic soap opera ‘Rich and Ruthless’ in Jamaica last year, has committed to undertaking further projects here. "Persons come to Jamaica, take Jamaica and leave with it, but my goal...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Systemic weaknesses in the investigative, prosecutorial and judicial services, amid the high level of unemployment, make combating human trafficking a difficult challenge, says Carol Palmer, chairperson for the National Task Force Against...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Crime, violence and 'bad-mindedness' have emerged as the main issues that cause most Jamaicans to not be so proud of the country.Corruption, unemployment and poverty also figure high on the list when Jamaicans were asked about the things that make...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Jamaica's culture, heritage and history have been placed at the top of the list of reasons why Jamaicans think the island is special, and the factors that make persons proud to declare that they are from this little rock in the Caribbean.The rich...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMSyranno Baines

Though Nichol Aris has known the volatility of Norman Gardens in eastern Kingston for more than three decades, it is a training programme of a few weeks that has left a lasting imprint on her character.The 33-year-old is the valedictorian of the...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A charity organisation formed by members from the Jamaican diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK) is peeved that an ambulance it donated to Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, has been languishing at Kingston Wharves for 11 months while the...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AM

The general health of the Jamaica population, as well as productivity, improved under the no-user-fee policy in public health facilities implemented in 2008 by the Jamaica Labour Party administration of then Prime Minister Bruce Golding, according...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMJovan Johnson

There will be slight changes to the Integrity Commission bill, an anti-corruption legislation that, in its current form, would allow Cabinet to designate as confidential any contract it chooses, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said, following...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Just as it was in 2015, the 2016 Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica Top Award ended with a tie. This time, it was The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited and the Jamaica Observer that came out sharing the prime prize.The awards presentation,...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Baby years are expected to be filled with laughter, giggles, and joy, but that's not the case for Zariah Robinson, who has been battling bilateral retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye that affects children.Born of Jamaican parentage, the nine-...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Wayne Fearon created history by becoming the first male to be placed in the top three of the Lasco/Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year competition, since its inception 18 years ago.Screams rang throughout the room as the emergency...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMRyon Jones

"Sad" is how pastor of the Richmond Park Church of the Nazarene, the Reverend Andrew Henry, has described the recommendation made by head of the Anglican Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands, Bishop Howard Gregory, for buggery to be...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AM

While commending the previous and current administrations for their efforts at reducing Jamaica's high debt burden, Government Senator Don Wehby says that contraction of the debt alone is not sufficient and there is urgent need to pursue strategies...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMJovan Johnson

Jamaica's biggest business group and the main anti-corruption lobby in the island are demanding that the Government remove the 'dangerous' section of an anti-corruption bill that would allow Cabinet to designate some contracts 'confidential' and...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AM

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips is appealing to supporters to ensure that the selection process to decide the party's candidate for St Andrew South West is peaceful and fair.The PNP's National Executive Council (NEC)...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMSyranno Baines

The typical American dream is a couple with two children, a house with a white picket fence, and a dog. Not so for Jamaicans.A recently concluded Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll found that there was no real Jamaican dream for 51 per cent of...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Medical practitioner and president of the Rotary Club of New Kingston, Dr William Aiken, has joined those expressing concern about how some pregnant women are treated at public health facilities.With several horror stories from mothers over the year...

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