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Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Independent team to review CXC results An independent review team will shortly probe concerns about reported anomalies in the grading of regional exams, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) announced on Monday. CXC Chairman Professor Sir...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the local COVID-19 death toll gets closer to 100 and the number of cases continues to rise daily, Health...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Before his death, not many residents would openly speak of 28-year-old Shavaughn ‘Bunwaist’ Johnson, but since his demise, they recall that as early as his teenage years, his “evil tendencies” were exhibited. And as such, according to those with...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Grade seven students Sameerah Dyer and Salama Abdul-Majeed are over the moon about their performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams as they aced principles of business with a grade one with distinction and a...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite hurdles, Khadeelia Simpson remains optimistic about achieving her next goal of becoming a nurse, having accumulated 19 subjects and units in external exams while at Anchovy High School in St James. “It was a lot of work,...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Michelle Henry looked with bewilderment at her house a day after her eight-year-old daughter was found inside hanging from a clothes line in Commodore, St Catherine, on Sunday. Her face was a canvas of devastation and dumbfoundedness as she...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Tempers flared at the People’s National Party (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday as deliberations got under way at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Outgoing President Dr Peter Phillips had left the meeting early as NEC members...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A fierce political battle for the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) between front runners Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna got under way on Sunday, with November 7 set for the climactic run-off for presidency of the deeply divided 82-year-...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The heartache of two brilliant Jamaican teenagers who have had their applications to study medicine at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, rejected exemplifies the dilemma that many parents and students face despite eye-popping exam...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation has launched an investigation to determine if homeowners at the gated community of Negril Estate and the developer Reading Holdings Limited have been compliant before deciding to intervene in a dispute between...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It’s not a myth that girls are outperforming boys in Jamaica, but for 25 determined tenth-graders at St George’s College in Kingston, that will never be the reality. All 25 aced mathematics, attaining grade ones in the 2020...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju - Senior Gleaner Writer

Residents of Pretoria Road off Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew, where 27-year-old Constable Kemar Francis was shot dead after a police team responded to reports of gunfire on Friday night, were tight-lipped yesterday, refusing even to acknowledge the...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Since 2018, the Government has written off approximately $4 billion in taxes owed by 86 companies, including one entity which had $1.5 billion in corporate income tax (CIT) arrears, a Sunday Gleaner probe has found. The revelation comes as the...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

Beauty queen-turned-lawmaker Lisa Hanna has emerged as the front runner to take over the reins of the floundering People’s National Party (PNP), according to a leaked internal poll commissioned by the party. But with the PNP heading towards a...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

With what are believed to have been coordinated attacks on the lives of police officers and their relatives last weekend, triggering the High Command to raise the threat level for cops to high, the Jamaica Police Federation is up in arms over the...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:15 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Kara Edwards sat outside her New Kingston apartment leafing through a photo album of her late mother, Juliet Wilson, vice-principal of Kingston College (KC) and one of at least 88 Jamaicans who lost their lives to COVID-19. With every turn and...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:11 AMBarbara Gayle and Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writers

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman says he wants to make it abundantly clear to the public that it is not true that there is no right to a jury trial in Jamaica. Chief Justice Bryan Sykes said this week that the COVID-19 pandemic had forced many changes...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Wayne Wesley, yesterday defended the exam body’s grading system amid howls of protestations across the region about discrepancies in the 2020 results published this week. Hundreds of...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:10 AM

In a Gleaner story headlined: ‘Field hospital opens at Chest’, it was reported that the facility to treat COVID-19 patients was valued at $12 million. However, the hospital, donated by the United States Command to Jamaica, cost the donor some J$114...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The nude body of Anglican priest Father Larius Lewis was found in the rectory in Chapelton, Clarendon, on Friday. The body was discovered by persons from his church after a report was made to the police that they had not seen him since Wednesday...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one-year-old Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Private Reneil King, fell victim to hoodlums who attacked members of the security forces in Milk River, Clarendon, late Thursday. King was part of a police-military team that was deployed...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Except for rape, which has seen troubling increases in Hanover and Trelawny, the latest serious crime statistics for western Jamaica, which had been wearing the dubious tag as the nation’s crime capital over recent years, appear...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

State Minister in the Ministry of Health...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Gunman destroyed my life before I had a chance to dream what I would like to become,” said 38-year-old Kevin Robinson of Sevens Height in Clarendon. Robinson was 16 years old when his body was crippled by bullets that pierced his back. When...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda has committed to the revision and implementation of the National Policy for Senior Citizens. Samuda, who was making his first presentation as the new portfolio minister, said the framework of the...

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