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Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Before there ever was an official invite to Ghana for the Year of Return, Audley Sinclair Morris, a Jamaican from Mona in St Andrew, fell head over heels for the West African country. “I am now on the brink of getting my Ghanaian citizenship. I...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is now engaged in talks with United States Embassy officials to probe whether Washington adhered to maritime protocol in the wake of a lawsuit filed by four Jamaican fishermen who claim to have endured inhumane conditions...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans at home receiving remittances from relatives in the United Kingdom (UK) could find that supply of cash drying up depending on the outcome of Britain’s charge to leave the European Union, asserts Dr Kevin Brown, chairman of the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew North police are probing whether the death of a man in Grants Pen late Monday is linked to an ongoing investigation involving the deceased man ‘s older sibling. Dead is 20-year-old Dylant ‘Tom Tom’ Wedderburn, a vendor of Shortwood...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AM

As students, teachers and parents nervously await the results of the first sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the People’s National Party (PNP) has joined the call for the raw scores from the examinations to be revealed. “We insist ... that...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The four day period of mourning for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga begins today. No public social functions or official events should be held during the four-day period and flags on public buildings are to be...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans at home and abroad say they have little faith in the authorities’ efforts to stop the flow of illegal guns into the island and away from inner-city youths who regard them as “business” and “power”. Dozens of teenagers and young adults...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Employees at Petrojam have been left demoralised after nearly six months of public hearings by a parliamentary committee that has shone a searchlight on alleged acts of nepotism, cronyism and corruption which cost the state-owned oil refinery...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Discharged from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) eight years after a motor vehicle accident left him visually impaired, Rohan Dwight Brown has defied the odds by successfully re-enlisting, and today he occupies the post...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:31 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, last evening charged Jamaican green card holders living in America to embrace dual citizenship as a potential foil against the four pillars of immigration reform enunciated by US President...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:29 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A policeman is now nursing injuries after a squabble with a detainee at the Falmouth Police Station on the weekend left him with a fractured right arm. The incident triggered a plea from the commanding officer in charge of the parish,...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Venezuelan oil subsidiary PDV Caribe is demanding that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) pay a minimum of US$50 million (J$6.5 billion) in core share value as compensation for the forcible takeover of its 49 per cent stake in the local refinery,...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The water woes that have been plaguing sections of the island this year are expected to continue into July and August as the Meteorological Service of Jamaica is urging citizens to prepare for what could be a very dry summer. “We would say that you...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cherie Johnson, one of the 2019 Governor General’s Jamaica Diaspora Award for Excellence recipients, says that the power of positive thinking and a hunger for valuable educational experiences provided the stimulus to turn her life around after...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After the Labour Day fanfare that ignited hope among staff at the Stony Hill Fire Station in St Andrew that the woeful conditions at the facility would be addressed, a halt in the restoration works has doused their optimism, and there’s no word on...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Describing the sector as chock-full of untapped potential, Montego Bay Deputy Mayor Leeroy Williams is imploring the nation’s youth to give serious thoughts to a career path in agriculture. Williams was speaking at Sangster...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference officially got under way at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston yesterday, with Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith vowing to advance results from discussions held from...

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...

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