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Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:40 AM

As investigators continue to probe the triple murder that rocked Waterford, Portmore, last weekend, there is a denial from the grandson of one of the victims that there could be a link between the killing and the shooting of entertainer Sikka...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:39 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Government is being urged to crack down on lavish guest houses and villas operating under the guise of Airbnb interests that are charging thousands of US dollars per night while dodging tax authorities. Wayne Cummings, a past...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:38 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The complete rupture of a recently discovered fault line in the Kingston Harbour could generate a 5.8 to 6.9 magnitude earthquake, potentially having serious implications for the capital city located less than five kilometres away, according to a...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:31 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Especially for Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, who depicts her epic love for the holiday season by mounting her Christmas Village, which occupies an entire wall and more of her living room. It...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A tense standoff between settlers on a property along Lyndhurst Road in Kingston and bailiffs armed with eviction orders was defused yesterday when East Central St Andrew Member of Parliament Dr Peter Phillips interceded on the residents’ behalf,...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:57 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The 28-year-old labourer who was electrocuted at the Sangster International Airport Wednesday morning was reportedly using a drill that became entangled in high-tension wires. Identified as Triston Rose of a Rhyne Park, Rose Hall,...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:56 AM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is coming in for praises after it nabbed the operator of a bus caught on camera heckling a female motorist. The video shows the male driver and the female motorist in a heated verbal exchange as she chided him...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:56 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A motorcyclist was killed in a bizarre case of apparent road rage yesterday afternoon after he was kicked off course by a fellow angry biker before ploughing into a utility pole at the end of a chase on a busy Kingston street. The deceased is 51-...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:55 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Government has been urged to give an additional month’s maternity leave to mothers instead of offering fathers time off from work. That call has come from outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:55 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The police have for the past two years failed to execute a warrant of committal on Jamaican cricketer-turned-politician Daren Powell, who has been held in contempt because of his failure to comply with a 2016 court order. The warrant of committal,...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:54 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

New York-based professor Dr Donna Wright has urged Jamaicans to invest in the talents of the special-needs community, especially those in schools, to enhance their contribution to national development. Wright, who is originally from Jamaica, was...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:53 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Shocked at the run-down state of the four main cemeteries in Trelawny, a Jamaican expatriate has committed to clean the burial ground in her hometown of Martha Brae because of the failure of municipal authorities. Judy Doctor, who lives in the...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:53 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have taken two suspects into custody in relation to last Friday night’s brutal murder of a Negril businessman and his Italian wife who were tied up and shot in what the police believe was a West End home...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:53 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Holness administration is moving to root out some of the inherent unfairness in the compensation structure for public-sector employees. This follows the signing yesterday of two contracts, valued at US$5.4 million and US$1.6 million,...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:52 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The team undertaking a multimillion-dollar overhaul of the decrepit Ward Theatre has been criticised for failing to retain the iconic building’s core character and for not having sufficient dialogue with musicians and performers. The nub of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:35 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the fate of the principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson, remains uncertain, a male lecturer at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal brought to light by The...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Despite its appointment of Keisha Prince as Jamaica’s acting corruption czar, the Integrity Commission says it is seeking to wrap up its hunt to fill a number of vacant senior positions. Interim Director of Corruption Prosecutions Dirk Harrison had...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:35 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

As Tesha Miller was found guilty of accessory before and after the fact to the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Douglas Chambers, residents and business operators in Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday pondered...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St James remains under the gun with six persons slaughtered in the last four days despite a number of security initiatives meant to curb the parish’s runaway murder figures. The latest victim has been identified as 28-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:32 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With LATAM Airlines committed to three flights per week to Jamaica from the lucrative South American market, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is predicting that the pie will get even bigger with a multi-destination arrangement with...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:31 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mark Thompson was able to witness the birth of his child at the Lionel Town Hospital in Clarendon recently. It was an eye-opening experience that he thinks more fathers should have. Though the ministry has no policy allowing for that practice,...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:29 AM

 A St Mary man believed to have broken into at least two houses has been nabbed by the Manchester Police. The man, 30-year-old George Hamilton, has been charged with housebreaking and larceny in relation to two...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Works Ageny (NWA) CEO E.G. Hunter has blamed bureaucratic bungling for several missed deadlines in the completion of the Legacy road projects in the Corporate Area. He told The Gleaner that when the NWA signed off on the contracts to...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer -

As she sang a hymn about Jesus while slowly making her way down the stairs of the Supreme Court building yesterday, Sharon James said she was “somewhat surprised” when her son, reputed gangster Tesha Miller, was convicted of accessory before and...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:06 PM

The Integrity Commission has announced the appointment of Keisha Prince as its director of corruption prosecution. Prince, a deputy director of public prosecution in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), is being seconded to the...

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