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Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Campus Registrar at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, is confident that the institution will be approved for institutional re-accreditation despite the rigorous systems and standards of the University Council...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Serika Sterling's decision to start The Preemie Foundation of Jamaica was not to add another title to her rÈsumÈ. It came from a deep place within of watching two of her triplets die from complications they developed due to premature births.In an...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women living with HIV/AIDS who are uncertain where to go for assistance due to fear of being stigmatised can turn to Eve for Life.The non-governmental organisation recently received US$43,000 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The new US$1-million bypass for Three Miles in St Andrew that is being constructed to help ease traffic congestion in the Corporate Area should be completed within the next two weeks.The two-lane 1.5-kilometre roadway is part of the Government's...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness rebuked adversaries of the controversial National Identification System (NIDS) as he drummed up political support around the issue in West Kingston, the toughest stronghold for his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).NIDS, which...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

Residents of Cambridge and Retrieve in St James are begging the security forces not to leave their community until wanted man Delano 'Prekeh' Wilmot is caught as they fear his wrath following yesterday's killing of his right-hand man in a gun battle...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The killing of a parent in front of Lannaman's Preparatory School in St Andrew yesterday has left a school community in shock.Dead is 47-year-old businessman Ainsley Folkes, who was shot multiple times in his car at the school gate on Terrence...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris yesterday warned jurors to be cautious when considering the identification evidence given by the Crown's purported eyewitness due to the weaknesses in the case.She gave this warning as she continued her summation of...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Members of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) have argued strongly that a system of a two-term limit for prime ministers should be implemented, while the mandatory retirement age of members of parliament and senators should be set at 75...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A British professor who developed a model that uses hospital data to help prevent violent crimes is trying to convince Jamaican authorities and other stakeholder groups to embrace the initiative.The Cardiff Model was developed by Jonathan Shepherd,...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Principal of the Wolmer's Boys' High School Dr Walton Small is likely to be named as the next candidate for the People's National Party (PNP) in South St James, to replace veteran Member of Parliament (MP) Derrick Kellier.Small is also the president...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 11:22 PMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several major stakeholders in St James, including West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC) president, Pastor Glen Samuels, are calling for fresh attention to be paid to the increase in societal violence and the...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:37 PM

State Minister with responsibility for youth Floyd Green has asserted that the Government will be paying keen attention to the recommendations emanating from today's sitting of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica. Green who made the remark...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 10:27 AM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is urging residents of Richmond Hill in St James to be on the lookout for wanted man Richard Anderson also known as 'Cruz'. Cruz escaped a dragnet this morning in the bushes of Richmond Hill during which...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:49 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Almost 100,000 birth, death, marriage and other certificates remain unclaimed at the offices of the Registrar General's Department (RGD).Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning manager at the RGD's offices, speaking with The Gleaner last week, appealed...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

First-time lawmaker Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has admitted that she sometimes gets bored listening to debates in Parliament.Cuthbert-Flynn, the former star athlete-turned-politician, asserted, too, that not enough legislation is being passed and...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Following the murders of 43-year-old Dionne Smith and her 16-year-old daughter, Jay-Shenel Gordon, committed by Smith's common-law husband in September, two pastors are urging women to leave abusive relationships and to be careful in...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Almost 70 years after they were first celebrated in written word, six significant figures in Jamaica's history are once again being recognised for their invaluable contributions to the nation.The six have impacted aspects of Jamaica's history,...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Without a birth certificate, 23-year-old Junior Paige, up to recently, was living like an alien in his own country, but that obstacle has now been removed and he can pursue his dream of becoming a soldier in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).With the...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday marked exactly 100 years since the 'Great War', World War I, was brought to an end and tribute was paid to those Jamaican men who died in that catastrophic event during a Remembrance Day ceremony held at National Heroes...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Since taking shape in August 2012, the University of the West Indies Community Film Project (UWICFP) has graduated more than 300 persons islandwide, 70 per cent of whom have gone on to find work in their area of training or otherwise.Professor Ian...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Beverly Barakat, the property consultant and real estate dealer who was a co-accused in one of the fraud cases against attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado, is happy she has been cleared by the court but livid at how the police went about constructing...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A medical review of adolescents with sexually acquired HIV in Jamaica has found that the majority had their first sexual experience between 10 and 14 years old, but in some cases children as young as five years old have also been infected.This...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Although Jamaica signed the UN Treaty which guarantees the right of every child to play, there are concerns that a dearth of safe play spaces, particularly in dense urban communities, is preventing Jamaican children from fully enjoying this right."I...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) investigators are spending thousands of hours hunting down key witnesses in cases before the courts.The cops have spent the time visiting last known addresses, quizzing associates, and scouring morgues, hospitals and...

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