Sun | Feb 25, 2018

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Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, who presided over a tripartite meeting with representatives of the executive, legislature, and judiciary, said that everyone agreed that the recent developments in the judicial branch of Government could have been...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Great colleague, wonderful father, a fine sense of humour were some of the ways colleagues and friends of Constable Carl Bailey described him."It hurts to the core," said Sergeant Princess Bayliss, who is still having trouble accepting that Bailey...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was in the process of creating an anti-crime plan but that such an initiative would not work if the country's social ills are not addressed."We are currently...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Several students and a teacher of the Mona High School in St Andrew were yesterday rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies following an explosion, reportedly from an experiment that had gone terribly wrong.The Gleaner understands that...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:40 AMChristopher Thomas

  WESTERN BUREAU: The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) said no cause has been identified for the fresh outbreak of noxious fumes at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, which resurfaced earlier this week when the...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:24 AMLivern Barrett

The attorney for the St Ann couple, who, along with their three adult sons, were sentenced yesterday to a total of 110 years in prison for stoning, then chopping a mentally-ill man to death, has taken issue with the punishment. “The sentences...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

In its presentation before the Joint Select Committee hearing submissions from interest groups on the Data Protection Act, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) on Tuesday called for journalism to be completely exempted from provisions of the act...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.We Jamaicans are house-proud. Even the meanest...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate News Editor

The recent flare-up of violence in August Town, St Andrew, has left students at the nearby universities in fear despite the fact that they are not being targeted by the warring factions.On Monday, gunmen struck on August Town Road, leaving one man...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fearless, feisty, with a commitment to truth and an intellectual rigour to match were some of the descriptions of Roman Catholic Deacon Peter Espeut yesterday as a small group of close friends broke bread to mark his 25th year of writing for The...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans in conflict with the law will no longer benefit from outdated fines as close to 700 pieces of legislation will be amended by the end of the 2018-2019 financial year to include stiffer penalties, according to Minister of Justice Delroy...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has risen 15 places in the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International, but the gains could easily be eroded if delays in the full appointment of a chief justice are prolonged.That was the...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The restoration of dignity and what it means to Jamaicans will be on the agenda of Reverend Karen Kirlew when she becomes the first female president of the 169-year-old Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) on Sunday.Being held under the theme 'Being God's...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has voted almost unanimously to call off the annual police sports day amid soaring murder figures.The JCF confirmed yesterday that the annual police national sports day was raised during the...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Wolmer's Boys' School administration is defending its decision to charge students a total of $5,000 for their Career Day and luncheon package, which will be held in April.A letter that The Gleaner received from a disgruntled parent showed that...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown, who are all facing manslaughter charges arising from the 2014 beating death of Kamoza Clarke, are now slated to reappear before the Trelawny Circuit...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces.On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home.The situation...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Gleaner Reporter

A critical provision in the long-awaited, far-reaching legislation addressing occupational safety and health at the workplace gives a worker the right to refuse to carry out duties where safety or health is threatened at the workplace."A worker may...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Established on Emancipation Day, August 1, 1838 and later to become the childhood church of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the St Ann's Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early yesterday morning, leaving losses valued at millions of...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing six people, including four children, has painted two of his alleged victims as drug dealers who had discussions about a large cocaine shipment with two men on the day they were killed.McLean acknowledged...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:55 AMPaul Clarke

Just the mention of the word rape and several taxi operators react with scorn. They say it is one of the most hateful criminal acts being perpetrated on females, reasoning that imposter taxi drivers should be weeded out of the system and...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:32 AMAdrian Frater

  WESTERN BUREAU: It was a mixture of anger and grief in Brown’s Lane in Granville, St. James yesterday, as while some residents were mourning the brutal murder of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, others were lamenting the fact that they...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is to be legal wrangling over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), as Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has signalled that he will be taking the law to the Constitutional Court for it to be struck down.Phillips, also People's...

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