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Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:47 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night appealed to members of the diaspora for help in addressing the country’s growing crime problem but hinted that focus be placed on new and emerging threats to Jamaica’s all-round security. “The...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:42 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s foreign minister Kamina Johnson Smith last night confirmed that the board of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the South American country’s oil and gas company, has filed a lawsuit in relation to Kingston’s forcible takeover of its 49 per...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:38 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration will not be distracted by discussions in the public domain on abortion, sexuality and obeah. In a release yesterday, Holness declared that he will defend the traditional institution of the...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:33 AM

As the leadership race in the People’s National Party (PNP) heats up, Dr Peter Phillips will launch his ‘One PNP – Powerful Together’ campaign on June 27, according to campaign manager Natalie Neita. Central Manchester Member of Parliament and...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:29 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

For years, twin brothers Georzinno and Jerzinno Gayle have been making weekend and holiday trips from Spanish Town, St Catherine, to the shallow but dangerous waters under the Port Kingston Causeway. They often bring along their sons – Jaylon, 12...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With Ghana commemorating 400 years since the first African slave was shipped from its shores, the president of the West African country, Nana Akufo-Addo, has offered an invitation to Jamaicans to come share in activities taking place in that...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:22 AM

As the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference got under way yesterday in Kingston, it is believed that one of the key roles that Jamaicans living abroad can play in the development of their country is to collaborate with the Government, the...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While lauding the success of the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in curbing the runaway lawlessness which was plaguing St James, Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is still...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 9:46 AM

Two people have been left seriously injured following a seven-vehicle early morning crash on Washington Boulevard at the intersection with Molynes Road in St Andrew. Earl Simpson, a newspaper vendor said he was about 10 feet away from the first...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:41 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Increasing reports of adverse test results have sparked alarm from the watchdog of Jamaica’s medical laboratories, with growing concern over a ballooning crisis as only five of more than a hundred lab companies are accredited to practise. Though...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:40 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Gleaner Writer

It was a bloody Friday in Clarendon as three persons were shot in Sandy Bay and a senior citizen stabbed to death in York Town. In the first incident, an alarm was raised when relatives discovered the body of Robert Paris of Howell’s Content, York...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:39 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown stirred controversy on Friday after accusing the Government of quietly slipping through the back door legislation that could give credence to homosexual practices in Jamaica. Brown was making specific mention to a...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:37 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Veteran photojournalist Errol Harvey was yesterday hailed as a family man, professional and a lover of God who always wanted to see greater collaboration between churches to arrest Jamaica’s wave of crime and social disorder. “We have reached a...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:37 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Former long-time chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP), Robert Pickersgill, has not bought into suggestions coming from factions within the party that the looming leadership challenge triggered by Peter Bunting is likely to cause upheaval...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Former political ombudsman and founder of the Deliverance Evangelistic Association Inc, Bishop Herro Blair, has credited the late Edward Seaga for helping to reposition non-traditional churches in Jamaica from the margins to the centre of religious...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Sixteen persons have been arrested for trying to smuggle guns and ammunition into the island since 2016, and of that number, only seven have been convicted as local law enforcement battles a deadly arms industry in Jamaica. The majority of the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A woman yesterday detailed for prosecutors how an official at the then Manchester Parish Council, whom she had befriended, telephoned her days before Christmas in 2015 to ask her to encash a cheque for him. The Manchester Parish Council has been...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMEdmond Campbell/News Coordinator

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government cannot call in officials from the United States Embassy to shed light on the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to five Jamaican fishermen by the US Coast Guard until she has...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: The eastern parish of Portland is arming itself to tackle a rat-infestation problem that has taken root especially in the seaside town of Port Antonio, the parish’s capital. “They are just about everywhere. You hear them...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Three held on illegal gun, scamming charges Members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch arrested two males and a female for breaches of the Firearm Act and the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions)...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of the church community in Clarendon in bemoaning the crime situation plaguing the mid-island parish have said that the problem has been festering due to a lack of job opportunities and not enough positive role models and demonic possession...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The effort given to ensuring that clean agricultural produce make their way on to supermarkets shelves and to tourists should also be made for food items sold to locals in parochial markets across the island, Lenworth Fulton, president of the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The debate over whether Jamaica should amend the Offences Against the Person Act to make abortions legal in the country continued this week, with one pro-life activist telling Parliament’s Human Resource and Social Development Committee that the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Since a state of emergency was declared in Westmoreland on April 30, there have been four murders in the parish, Carlos Russell, the deputy superintendent of police with responsibility for operations in the Westmoreland Police...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has raised an alarm over an increase in reports of assault by cops using non-lethal weapons such as batons and pepper spray. At a press conference at the agency’s New Kingston offices on...

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