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Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 7:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of several volatile communities in St James yesterday welcomed members of the security forces with open arms as the Government's latest initiative to quell the parish's rampant lawlessness started with a joint police-...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has given qualified support to the Government's decision to impose a state of public emergency in St James.PNP president Dr Peter Phillips said that the Opposition is awaiting the regulations governing...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Within the next six months, IBEX Global Solutions, which has become a major player in the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, will be embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill 500 to 1,000 vacancies at its newly opened branch on...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Under The Emergency (Public Security) Act, once there is in force a proclamation by the governor general declaring that a state of public emergency exists, the regulations, so far as appears to the governor general to be necessary or expedient for...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Highly impressive would be an understatement in describing how some stakeholders in Clarendon viewed the Reverend Astor Carlyle's message, which was delivered at the 38th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For the country to claim a future of productivity, prosperity, and peace, Jamaicans must turn from moral insensitivity and move towards clear-minded moral clarity where citizens live for each other as people of truth, the Rev Astor Carlyle has...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Boys' Town Community Intervention Programme's chief executive officer Trevor Spence said that Jamaica does not need another crime plan. What it needs is a holistic community-development plan."Jamaica was ahead of most countries on the focus of youth...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Targeting criminals and their facilitators, the Andrew Holness administration declared a state of public emergency for St James, the parish that recorded frightening levels of murders in 2017, numbering a record 335.The prime minister made the...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican judiciary, under fire for perceived light sentences handed to persons convicted for possession of illegal guns and ammunition, has come out swinging at critics and media reports on the controversy.Through its Court Management Service (...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of several volatile communities in St James yesterday welcomed members of the security forces with open arms as the Government's latest initiative to quell the parish's rampant lawlessness started with a joint police-...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 2:28 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon declared a state of public emergency for the parish of St James. It’s in response to rampant criminality including murders and shooting in the parish. Last year, St James recorded 335 murders, the...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:46 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St James. This means that extraordinary powers have been given to the security forces and some rights have been suspended. Members of the security forces may also search places without a warrant. 

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Reverend Astor Carlyle, head of the Webster Memorial United Church, is to deliver the main message at the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast slated for this morning at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The breakfast has been...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Four sets of siblings who were temporarily displaced after a fire destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Monday night are living together once again in three children's homes across the Corporate Area.The hellish blaze at the Lyndhurst Crescent,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Several students of Holy Trinity High School in Kingston were locked out yesterday morning as the administrators moved to improve discipline at the institution.Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt told The Gleaner that she arrived at school shortly...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Today's grand opening of the new Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth, where the Campari Group invested more than US$7.2 million, is a mega testament of its commitment to the 269-year-old Jamaican brand."It underlines the fact...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The JOY Anniversary Blend Rare Jamaican Rum, special edition, produced by J. Wray & Nephew's master blender Joy Spence, was sold out locally and internationally in record time...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

After failing to account for how it spent $218 million in advance payment from the Ministry of National Security to import 200 pre-owned motor vehicles for the police force, the ministry revealed that it has partially terminated the controversial...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Diane McIntosh yesterday admitted that she signed an agreement for a one-month moratorium to facilitate the payment of special consumption tax (SCT) and general...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican prosecutors who have long been clamouring for the right to challenge the outcome of cases in the courts could soon have their wish granted.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has revealed that proposed legislation giving prosecutors the right of...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Youth Minister Ruel Reid said the Government would make every effort to assist the parents of the two female wards of the State who perished in a fire at the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew on Monday night.Reid, along with State Minister for...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has admitted that he has concerns about the disparity in the punishment being handed down by High Court judges even as one of the country's top attorneys rushed to their defence.Chuck's admission comes as the judiciary...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Police Commissioner George Quallo has submitted a request for more than 800 vehicles for the police force, but permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security Diane McIntosh has indicated that only half of that number could be accommodated...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 11:08 PM

Chairman of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill has summoned senior technocrats from the Ministry of Finance and Jamaica Customs to the next meeting on Wednesday.

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae crooner Hugh Beresford Hammond led a cast of four individuals and one organisation to receive the first batch of RJRGLEANER Honour Awards for their significant contribution to the quality of life in Jamaica during the last 12 months...

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