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Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Through its mobile learning and assessment unit, the HEART Trust/NTA has been providing on-the-spot assessment and certification of youth with various skills. Certification is offered in customer service, make-up artistry, bartending, painting,...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Psych test ordered for mom after fire deaths A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons, in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on November 1. Shantel Brown, 28, who was charged...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A clash between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and a medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children exploded into an expletive-laden tirade and near-brawl, triggering a shutdown of the Accident and Emergency (A...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite his political career being birthed in tumult and foundering on upheaval in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Douglas Vaz was yesterday praised as a stalwart and a patriot. Vaz, 82, died yesterday in his sleep, plunging his family and the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:30 AM

HARVEY, ND (AP): A 90-year-old American woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only US$287 of the US$400,000 she’s owed. Edna Schmeets of Harvey, a small central North Dakota town about 77...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Managing partner in the law firm Murray and Tucker, Dr Leon HoSang, is lamenting the tough professional decisions lawyers have to make. Speaking to The Gleaner on Saturday at the thanksgiving service of murdered lawyer Sashakay Fairclough, who...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Yvonne Foster was the only woman among the almost 60 veterans represented at the National Memorial Service and Parade honouring military personnel who served in World Wars I and II. The 62-year-old, who never served in either World War, joined the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Amid speculation over the visa revocations of two senior parliamentarians, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has blamed the People’s National Party (PNP) for the country’s travel troubles. Chuck, member of parliament for North East St Andrew, promised...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The fight for three Corporate Area seats has intensified, with the top brass of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday vowing to protect their turf as the People’s National Party (PNP) moves to launch a political attack on them. St Andrew...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Former People’s National Party-affiliated member of parliament for Northern Trelawny, Wendel Stewart, has died. Affectionately called ‘Bull Bull’, the former parliamentary representative passed away before dawn yesterday. He was 65. He had lymed...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Growing disquiet among Jamaican expatriates in relation to the newly established Diaspora Council must be addressed immediately, Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Lisa Hanna has urged. Hanna said that members of the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:22 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Consultant psychiatrist and government senator Dr Saphire Longmore has turned the spotlight on the treatment of mentally ill persons by their families and the wider society, charging that the stigma and discrimination against this group was “very...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:45 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) activist and former information minister, Colin Campbell, has landed in hot water and is facing the possibility of a lawsuit that could set the stage for more disclosure surrounding the recent revocation of two senior...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:45 AM

The University of the West Indies Department of History and Archaeology is sounding off over the planned development of the Port Royal Pier, arguing that the fragile ecosystem is in danger. Cabinet had approved US$7.4 million for the supply,...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:44 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With children as young as two years old being sexually abused, one counselling psychologist has recommended that sex education be taught from the preschool level so that toddlers can better identify paedophiles and notify those in authority. The...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:34 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The threat of backlash from stakeholders, including the Church and other sectors, has left Government walking on eggshells over the issue of sex education in schools, following a failed attempt to quietly introduce anal and oral sex to the...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:32 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Dorrell Steele bore a sad look on her face as she lay in a bed at the Spanish Town Infirmary at Monk Street in the Old Capital on Friday. Steele has been in the infirmary for two years and has never been visited by a relative. She told The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation has pledged to donate $100 million to the Bustamante Hospital for Children following the recent disclosure that the hospital had yet to benefit from the charity concert hosted by the artiste in January 2018...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The perpetrators of sexual abuse are getting younger and so, too, are the victims who, according to one expert who interfaces with them after their traumatic ordeals, are as young as two years old. Osbourne Bailey, director of the Victim Services...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Traumatised by reports of brutal killings and assaults, several Jamaicans not connected to victims of these crimes have been showing up for counselling at the Victim Services Division (VSD) after experiencing severe anxiety and sleepless nights....

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Two charged for plastic ban breaches Two companies have been charged for breaching the Plastic Packaging Materials Prohibition Orders as the Government ramps up enforcement in south-central Jamaica. Officials of the company will appear before...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Change. That’s the message that inspires teenagers at Pembroke Hall High on a warm Monday afternoon, embracing a bigger mission than their frolicsome schoolmates fraternising on the compound after a long day of classes. Jahime Ashley is testament...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The deployment of hundreds of police personnel under a plethora of states of emergency has hamstrung investigations into praedial larceny, sapping faith in the ability of the security forces to put the brakes on the $5-billion hit to agriculture, a...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Government Senator Kerensia Morrison wants the Holness administration to move swiftly to amend the archaic 1877 Dogs (Liability for Injuries by) Act to impose criminal sanctions against persons whose dogs attack and injure individuals owing to...

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