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Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:42 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Questions were yesterday raised about two items the prosecution wished to admit into evidence which were, according to a defence attorney, not labelled or sealed. Yesterday, a witness who identified himself as a superintendent in the Westmoreland...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:39 AM

Foreign Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Mark Brantley has dismissed as “unnecessary noise” the recent position taken by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, in opposition to talks held here this week involving...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:39 AM

Is it a bolt of blue or pink? Neither the Olympic legend nor his lady love, Kasi Bennett, would say. But, with the super couple yesterday confirming what has long been rumoured – that they’ve got a baby on the way – the only speculation left for...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:38 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Nassau, Bahamas: Highest recorded number of stopover visitors, highest recorded number of stopover visitors ever from the United States, and a whopping 7.2 million in total arrivals. That’s the report coming out of The Bahamas months after that...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:37 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Hugh Wildman, the attorney representing president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Fritz Pinnock in his corruption case, yesterday expressed optimism in the St Andrew Parish Court that his client would be vindicated on February 10. That...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:36 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has positioned Jamaica as the fourth most corrupt state among Caribbean countries ahead of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti. The 2019 index, released yesterday, showed...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:36 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Tourism Linkages Council is being touted as an entity that if properly utilised by local farmers, could significantly reduce the nation’s annual J$40-billion import bill. Floyd Green, the state minister in the Ministry of...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:32 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With a vision to enhance the education of their students through exposure to digital technology, the leadership of Port Royal Primary and Infant School embarked on a journey in November 2018. Their research led them to the SMART Board technology,...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 9:40 PM

The police have found the Toyota Wish motor car that on Thursday morning mowed down ​a policeman in New Kingston.

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:18 PM

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University President (CMU) Fritz Pinnock and their co accused are to return to court on April 8 on corruption charges. Reid, his wife Sharen, their daughter Sharelle, Pinnock and Brown’s...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:24 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The man charged with soliciting to commit murder after he allegedly sought the help of a student to poison Montego Bay Community College vice-principal Carol Walters was yesterday freed of the charge in the St James Circuit Court....

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:24 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/Gleaner Writer

For months, 17-year-old Aaliah Wray shed many tears as she wondered about the fate of her son, Nyyear Frank, who was snatched on Rousseau Road in St Andrew on October 13 last year. Yesterday, the teenager was still in tears, but this time, they...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:24 AM

Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer Jamaica and regional governments were warned by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday to view with suspicion Chinese investments, hinting that the cash-rich benefactor’s influence threatened national...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:23 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As Washington forges stronger alliances across the region to pressure the beleaguered Venezuelan regime to relinquish power amid socio-economic turmoil, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heaped praise on Jamaican Prime Minister...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman

Defence attorney Everton Bird yesterday suggested to the witness that he has been holding a childhood grudge against his client, Copeland ‘Tupac’ Sankey, which drove him to maliciously name the accused as an alleged...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:22 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost 80 per cent of the estimated $505 million budgeted to maintain states of emergency (SOE) during fiscal year 2019-20 has already been spent on meals and hotel accommodation as the Government has dug deep to finance police operations. As at...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:22 AM

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the humanitarian crisis rocking Venezuela is the worst he has seen and was only comparable in scope to war-torn Syria. More than six million people have been displaced from the two countries...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican authorities have heightened the alertness of officials at ports of call amid the emergence of a new virus that has caused more than a dozen deaths in China and has spread to four other countries, including the United States. Travellers –...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A pact signed by the agriculture ministry and municipal corporations will increase the turnaround time for the rehabilitation of farm roads across Jamaica. The move towards establishing the farm road MOU was designed to speed up the...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 1:07 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this afternoon faced four questions from members of the media following bilateral talks at Jamaica House. Pompeo, who arrived in Kingston last evening also held...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 3:21 AM

"It's ridiculous that Jamaica is just so non-progressive, it's just an evil, evil place," said Abigail Pinnock, claiming that her father was being threatened because of jealousy and "bad mind". "The media can really mek yuh tink seh this is a really selfish tief and it is really not true!" she said.

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:32 AMNeville Graham/Business Reporter

A major infrastructural programme about to be rolled out by the Government will tap into smart technology and be anchored on a rigorous maintenance regime. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday unveiled the Greater Infrastructure Development...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:32 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Charging that claims by Karl Samuda, minister with responsibility for education, that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) had no challenges in its daily operations at this time, Peter Bunting, the opposition spokesman, said that the school’s...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kingston yesterday evening amid a clamour of controversy in CARICOM, but Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith rolled out the welcome mat and delivered a sharp retort to the...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:30 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

When Opposition Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, repeatedly refused an order to sit down yesterday afternoon, it was evident that Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr was facing open mutiny in the House of Representatives. With his...

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