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Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley confirmed yesterday that 99 per cent of the island's creditors had agreed to back a debt-restructuring exercise proposed by her government."I am happy to report that in respect to that debt exchange, which...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The slow pace of Jamaica's justice system could cause the Government to pay out millions of dollars in compensation to persons who have had their cases take years in the courts.Already one person has indicated that he will be seeking $30 million in...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The investigation into the improper disposal of two dead babies at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in May has revealed that one of the bodies had been at the hospital morgue for more than a year.The probe also found that the bodies of babies were...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has vowed to move decisively to address any deficiencies which led to the bodies of two babies being found outside the morgue at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).Tufton, who ordered an investigation into the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is again warning Jamaicans about get-rich-quick schemes, following the latest 'sure money' deal to emerge in the island, Loom.Using mainly social media, the operators of Loom are promising up to 300 per cent...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The state of emergency (SOE) declared in the St Catherine North Police Division has resulted in a big reduction of crime in the communities it covers and an equally big reduction in the earnings of many small nightlife businesses in the communities....

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaica and other countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are being encouraged to spend smarter and not necessarily more to reduce crime.A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), dubbed Better Spending for...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Member of Parliament for St Andrew South, Mark Golding, has challenged the figures released by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the level of crime in Trench Town, which is included in the section of the Corporate Area now under a state of emergency....

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Solutions to offer help to children who suffer trauma owing to violence and other circumstances were discussed during a mental health conference at The Mico University College in Kingston on Wednesday.The conference was organised by the Department...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

President of The Mico University College Dr Asburn Pinnock estimates that nearly 30 per cent of the country's children have a special need and is, therefore, hoping that a diagnostic centre in each parish will soon become a reality."While we claim...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Pastor Peter Burnett, the chairman of the St James Ministers' Fraternal, has sharply rebuked the organisers of the weeklong celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lifestyles, describing the event, which will kick off...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is insisting that there will be no increase in tuition fees to reflect the regional institution's recent placing among the top five per cent of the world's best institutions as published by...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Eleanor Jones, environmentalist and businesswoman, says that there is need for a fresh injection of selfless giving of one's time and effort to create a better society.She, however, acknowledged that Jamaica has benefited over the years as a result...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Volunteerism will become much more attractive and appealing to Millennials if they are given key roles to play in the activity, a subset of the group of this year's national honourees has suggested.The group of four, which included cultural...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some fisherfolk will end up in prison because they are unable to afford the "unreasonable" fines included in the revised Fisheries Act passed by the Senate yesterday, one opposition senator has warned.The amended Fisheries Act, which was unanimously...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Peter Ivey, an entrepreneur who overcame homelessness and hunger as a youngster, will be using his platform as founder of the New York-based Reggae Chefs company to launch a school feeding programme at the St John's Primary School in Spanish Town,...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.He said that while seismic activity throughout the...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Gleaner Writer

Students with learning disabilities have been assured that special consideration will be given to those who will be sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) next year.The assurance was given yesterday by Minister of State in the Ministry of Education...

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

Jamaica's new Parliament building has the potential to become the country's most iconic edifice, according to the project's adviser and patron, Gordon Gill."This could really be Jamaica's 'Dubai' moment. I think this new Parliament building,...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Gleaner Writer

The usually cheerful Kingston College (KC) family has been mourning heavily following the deaths of at least six students and the hospitalisation and incarceration of two others in recent months.School authorities and KC's head boy have been trying...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Despite her national heroine status, some people still are convinced that Queen Nanny, the legendary Windward Maroon leader, was a myth, a figment of some historians' overactive imagination. And the fact that the image that represents her is not...

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

The trial for murder-accused Collis 'Chucky' Brown will resume next Tuesday, ending days of intense interrogation of Assistant Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Hamish Campbell.Yesterday, Campbell denied...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

One of Jamaica's most prolific goalscorers, Luton Shelton has been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. At 32 years old, Shelton could still play football at the highest level, however, not much...

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

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck believes that the reasonable time guarantee set out in the Jamaican Constitution for accused persons to have their cases determined by the court should be three years.The suggestion comes in the wake of a number of...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Much more rain is in the forecast for today and is projected to last through to National Heroes Day, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised.This is because the trough across the central Caribbean, which has been generating unstable...

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