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Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For the price of a drink, or a $200 lunch, you can get any document you want signed by a group of justices of the peace (JPs), who operate out of the Transport Authority post in the Montego Bay Transportation Centre.These JPs are ignoring the oath...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that the Government will use the security forces to ensure that the fight against crime, which has led to a 21 per cent decline in murders since the start of the year, will continue into the new year when the...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A call is being made for young doctors to receive more in depth training about the importance of patients’ rights and working as a team.  Linnette Vassell, advocacy specialist in the Partnership for the Promotion of Patients'...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:45 AM

A mobile testing unit, valued at over $12 million, which has been handed over to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), will enable health personnel to go into communities to conduct human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests. The unit was...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:23 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be implementing traffic changes in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, come Monday. The changes are to facilitate the conversion of Main Street in the town into a one-way. As of Monday, Main Street, Santa Cruz,...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:   Patrick Gilchrist, the public cleansing officer at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in western Jamaica, says plans are in place to ensure the effective removal of solid waste from the Montego ...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

This is the seventh year that SoHo boutique has been on a massive drive to gather female clothing for their annual Christmas Closet, and chief executive officer Michele Coulton, along with her team, never gets tired of spreading the love.In the...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

It was a day of food, frolic, and fun for students and staff at the All Saints Infant School in west Kingston yesterday as the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation hosted a Christmas treat for them on the school grounds.The students,...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

One Government senator has joined the call for the Andrew Holness administration to publicly name the companies that got contracts from the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, that were found to be in breach of government procurement rules.Further,...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle, who collapsed in court three weeks ago when he was found guilty for shooting a pregnant woman in Montego Bay, escaped a prison term but was fined $1 million when he appeared in the St...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

After almost two years of torrid, and, at times, heated negotiations, yesterday, the Government and the Jamaica Police Federation signed a heads of agreement, which covers the contract periods 2017-2019 and 2019-2021."We are pleased, based on the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:41 AM

Acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has indicated that the flu vaccine is now available to high-risk groups, including children, the elderly, and persons with immuno-compromised conditions such as...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Bishop Alvin Bailey, chairman of Jamaica CAUSE, told The Gleaner that a clear strategy of the lesbians, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to undermine the push to promote faith and healthy families is the constant assertion that the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 130 children with disabilities from the Corporate Area sang, danced, and feted to their hearts' delight at a Christmas treat arranged by the Sanmerna Foundation in partnership with the Be the Change Foundation/Jamaica Urban Transit Company...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:"Weak", "spineless", and "disgraceful" were among the heated words thrown across the aisle at the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) yesterday. The majority Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillors were upset as they blasted their...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:While several prominent stakeholders in St James are unhappy with the planned termination of the state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish, it is welcome news for many small-business operators who have been taking a financial...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of persons, from as early as 5 o'clock, lined up outside the St George's College Emmett Park Pavilion yesterday morning, eager to enter the grounds of the complex to benefit from the Food For The Poor (FFP) annual Christmas treat.Vera...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Donna Scott-Mottley, opposition spokesperson on justice, says that the People's National Party (PNP) will not accept any blame if murders increase in St James, noting that the Government has the power to ensure that sufficient members of the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While acknowledging that the decision not to support an extension of the states of pubic emergency in three parishes could have dire political consequences, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is resolute that his party did the right thing in...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Christmas is right around the corner, and many await its arrival - except a few inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston. Being totally abandoned by family and friends, they seem to have lost all hope.Yesterday, during the...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 4:48 PM

The husband of 34-year-old attorney-at-law, Nordraka Williams-Burnett has reportedly been battling mental health issues for some time now. But at least one neighbour, only knew him a decent Christian man. The husband is now in police custody.

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that the Government is serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector."I am absolutely serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector. Without...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

At least 22 companies have been sued by the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) since the start of the year for copyright infringement, and after securing a recent win in its legal battle against Mars Cable Vision...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has criticised members of the prosecution for what he describes as their inefficient use of time in the management and presentation of their cases in the nation's courts."I think too much time is spent by the prosecution...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam) Stephen B. Facey has been appointed as the new chairman of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), which was made official at the think tank's most recent quarterly...

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