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Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:48 AM

Two men believed to have created panic in Kingston and Falmouth last year reporting fake bomb threats at courthouses to detract from case

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) analysis showing that more than three-quarters of clients have abnormal blood pressure and that nearly 70 per cent are overweight has prompted the organisation to ramp up its sensitisation programmes in the lead-up...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:46 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

Melissa Harriot, the St James woman accused of stealing a three-week-old baby at Cornwall Regional Hospital on January 4, was given a stern warning by Parish Judge Kacia Grant when she had her bail extended in the St James Parish Court yesterday....

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:45 AM

Twelve of the 14 bullet impacts observed in the blue Suzuki Swift motor car in which 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High School student Vanessa Kirkland was shot and killed on March 20, 2012, came from the outside, according to a crime-scene...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:44 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Noted Jamaican historian and Garvey scholar, Professor Rupert Lewis, has slammed ex-drug convict and reggae artiste Buju Banton and his publicity team for seeking to equate the entertainer’s drug-related incarceration with Nelson Mandela...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:43 AM

An attorney who fleeced a St Catherine couple out of nearly $2 million they paid as deposit on a house has been convicted of fraud after a trial that lasted two years. Arlene Beckford was found guilty in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Noted Jamaican immigration-rights advocate Irwine Clare has warned against high expectations of preferential treatment towards blacks or any other minority group should Kamala Harris be elected president of the United States (US). Harris, a first-...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:19 AM

With nine days to go before the state of emergency (SOE) in St James expires, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has led an impassioned defence of the crime-suppressing measure as an effective method of staunching the tide of murder that...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Juxtaposing the rallying cry for reparation from Britain for slavery for almost 200 years, climate-change consultant and former senator Raymond Pryce is demanding that the Jamaican State be compensated by the United States for environmental...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of United States President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Seprod Group CEO Richard Pandohie has warned policymakers against a tunnel-vision focus on macroeconomic indicators while failing to expand human resource investment. “I think our governments have consistently missed the boat when they talk...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

School administrators who continue to punish students with beatings have been warned by the Ministry of Education to desist, as they run the risk of disciplinary action being taken against them. “In light of renewed concerns expressed in the...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

A witness said to be an expert in crime-scene reconstruction is expected to testify today in the trial for the police constables charged with the murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland in 2012. Anna-Kay Bailey, Durvin Hayles, and...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have signalled that they are ready to deport dozens of Jamaicans who were convicted there for a range of criminal offences. Jamaican officials revealed yesterday that the group of 50 is expected to arrive in...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Holness administration will today begin its second round of deliberations on the upcoming Budget. Yesterday, the Cabinet went into a three-day retreat to discuss the 2019-20 Budget. This follows three days of consultations last week on the...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is targeting updated contact information for 50 per cent of its more than 650,000 customer base this year. The disclosure follows a statement from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) last Thursday in...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The RJRGLEANER Honour Awards were created to honour initiative, courage and accomplishment to individuals and companies that have contributed significantly to the improvement of quality of life in Jamaica, and this year’s recipients fit the...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 6:28 PM

The Education Ministry is warning school personnel that disciplinary action could be taken against them if they continue to use any form of physical punishment, which may result in injury or abuse of a student. In a bulletin issued today, the...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As far as achievements go, being appointed a senator in the Canadian Parliament is a huge deal for Jamaican, Dr Rosemary Moodie.She was appointed to the Senate by the Canadian Governor General Julie Payette on the advice of Prime Minister Justin...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, has urged Jamaicans to use the 10-year challenge now trending on social media as a litmus test to determine whether the country had made any strides in the fight...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) is hoping that negotiations with an undisclosed partner reaches a satisfactory conclusion for the utility company to start work this year on the construction of a new 15-million imperial-gallon-per-day water-...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled his administration's intention of tapping the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for competitive loan offerings to expand the country's creaking water-supply system."Just recently, president of the CDB,...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

With Jamaica's youth unemployment rate just under 20 per cent, American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AmCham) President Allison Peart believes something must be done to engage these individuals to make them productive members of society.Her...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Chartered accountants converged on the Sts Peter and Paul Church in St Andrew yesterday not to balance financial books, but to give praise to God in celebration of the 54th anniversary since the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ)...

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