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Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Former executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), Dr Carolyn Gomes, is hailing a major ruling from the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which could place cops accused of extrajudicial killings under greater...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Placing Senator Pearnel Charles Jr at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), which already has three ministers without portfolio, will accomplish nothing, political commentator Martin Henry has suggested. Karl Samuda, Mike Henry...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMDania Bogle/Gleaner Writer

Student athletes who do not face the consequences of their behaviour and are allowed to flout rules because they are talented will not develop the sense of responsibility they need to rise to the top of their field, according to head of community...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is facing an uphill task to supersede and replace the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in popularity, according to Martin Henry’s reading of the RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll on the...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The privately run school, Quality Academics, has declared that it does not get any special treatment from the Ministry of Education (MOE). Quality Academics was responding to allegations raised by the parliamentary Opposition that it gets almost...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Area One Police Division in western Jamaica is basking in its success following the seizure of eight illegal firearms and more than 180 rounds of assorted ammunition in Westmoreland and St James on the weekend. The gun seizures came on the...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020. Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Having extended the period of permissive dialling by five months ending March 30, 2019, 10-digit dialling will be mandatory as of March 31, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has confirmed. The extension was granted following requests from...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 8:50 PM

The Board of Management of Jamaica College (JC) says de facto principal Ruel Reid has been sent on leave amid a major corruption investigation. Reid, who had been education minister since 2016 was asked to resign by Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 11:31 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) is turning up the pressure on the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) demanding answers to questions about birthday parties and celebrations for resigned Education Minister Ruel Reid.

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School’s acting principal, Calvin Rowe, has fired back at physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, accusing the educator of attempting to overstep his boundaries in wanting to dictate what punishment should be meted out to track stars DeJour...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock has distanced himself from Cabinet discard Ruel Reid, denying allegations that he holds chairmanship of a fundraising foundation linked to the former education minister, who was sacked...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A man who raped a woman three times while holding her hostage inside her home for three terrifying hours has had his 40-year sentence slashed by 16 years. The Court of Appeal, in a ruling handed down last Friday, ordered that Neville Barnes, 44,...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime ministers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been sounding off over the decision of a select few Caribbean leaders to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump last Friday in Florida to discuss the deepening political...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, Ann-Marie Vaz says she will be partnering with administrators at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) to acquire university status in five years if she is elected member of parliament on...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Vice-president of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the PNP’s candidate for the upcoming East Portland by-election, Damion Crawford, has outlined several initiatives to assist with improving student achievement and outcomes in the parish....

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Sleuths from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) and the Financial Investigations Division yesterday turned up at a premises on College Green Avenue, St Andrew, in search of information crucial to their probe of sacked senator...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:32 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Damion Crawford, the charismatic People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate in Portland Eastern, said he will not be buying truckloads of fast food to feed his constituents because he respects them too much. Instead, he is selling something – self-...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:26 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

The thought of following her husband into the rough and tumble world of representational politics was completely alien to Ann-Marie Vaz. By her own admission, she was comfortable caring for her children, building a sound family structure, and being...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Years after graduating from university, some dental hygienists have failed to secure jobs in their field because they are shut out of the public-health sector. The refusal to employ dental hygienists in the public sector is disheartening, said...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Only two reports against members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were made to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) last year, but JDF commanders say several other soldiers were disciplined or fired following altercations with...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

An alarming shortage of registered dentists in Jamaica has led to a surge in botched services as patients pay a heavy toll chasing after dirt-cheap options. The horror cases have local dentists worried amid a refusal by clients to heed warnings....

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Calabar High physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, the man at the centre of assault allegations involving two of the school’s biggest track and field stars, De’Jour Russell and Christopher Taylor, has chastised the school’s administration for dragging its...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The decision by Senior Corporate Area Judge Vaughn Smith to support the application by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for forfeiture of the two industrial fishing boats from the Dominican Republic is being hailed for its...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP): United States President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigations in New York even with the Russia investigation complete. Special counsel Robert Mueller yesterday delivered his report to the Justice...

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