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Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The effort given to ensuring that clean agricultural produce make their way on to supermarkets shelves and to tourists should also be made for food items sold to locals in parochial markets across the island, Lenworth Fulton, president of the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The debate over whether Jamaica should amend the Offences Against the Person Act to make abortions legal in the country continued this week, with one pro-life activist telling Parliament’s Human Resource and Social Development Committee that the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Since a state of emergency was declared in Westmoreland on April 30, there have been four murders in the parish, Carlos Russell, the deputy superintendent of police with responsibility for operations in the Westmoreland Police...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has raised an alarm over an increase in reports of assault by cops using non-lethal weapons such as batons and pepper spray. At a press conference at the agency’s New Kingston offices on...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:39 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

An eight-page indictment crafted by prosecutors has alleged that over a 42-month period, starting in June 2013, Sanja Elliott, a former official at the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC), his wife, and parents conducted a series of multimillion...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:37 AMLeon Jackson and Nickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writers

One of five Jamaican fishermen who accuse the United States Coast Guard of holding them captive in inhumane conditions on several vessels has revealed details of the physical and psychological trauma they endured during their 32-day detention....

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:37 AMMcPherse Thompson/Assistant Editor – Business

Private sector leaders have greeted with optimism news that Sagicor Group Jamaica Chairman Richard Byles has been appointed the next governor of the Bank of Jamaica. President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Howard Mitchell said Byles...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:36 AM

Second sister killed in home attack identified The police have confirmed the identity of the second of two sisters who were shot dead at their home in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, on Sunday. She has been identified as 33-year-old Salomie Plummer,...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:36 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore says the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) plans to take action unless the National Works Agency (NWA) takes steps within the next 30 days to repair the Paradise Bridge in Ferris, which has...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:35 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang said the planned police headquarters to be sited in an area of south St Andrew commonly referred to as ‘No Man’s Land’ will be a beacon of change and renewal for downtown Kingston and surrounding...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Lisa Hanna believes that the Government should get cracking on making provisions for Jamaicans living overseas to participate in local elections. “I think it’s something we should get done as quickly as...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday reiterated its call for the wide-scale distribution of body cameras for police personnel, citing that none of the allegations it has probed have involved evidence from such devices....

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Chairman of the embattled Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Marigold Harding, has reacted with shock at the principal’s revelation that she had previously warned a lecturer who was recently sent on leave as a...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Gail Campbell Dunwell, a United States-based Jamaican, was given a two-year, J$20-million contract last January to serve as a consultant to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and by the end of the first year, she pocketed a shade under J$15...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

An endorsement from former People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller could have been a fillip to the campaign of either current leader Dr Peter Phillips and challenger Peter Bunting ahead of a September internal election. But...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:27 AM

One attorney-at-law has suggested that the decision by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) to hire a private attorney to challenge court orders obtained by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) could have been avoided had the government...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:26 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Presiding judge Ann-Marie Grainger yesterday rejected 29 documents the prosecution was attempting to have admitted into evidence as the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued in the Manchester...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has warned that local gangsters could make the switch from small arms to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), imitating international terrorists and unleashing horrific acts on the Jamaican public. The...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While they are not entirely pleased with the restrictions, especially with regard to some aspects of their social life, some residents of Mount Salem in St James are in support of the latest 60-day extension to the zone of special...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The toll that violent crimes can take on families was made real for teenager Omarion Gayle and his stepfather, Delroy Lennon, who were both struck by the same bullet while inside their Oliver Gardens, Effortville, yard two years ago. On April 27,...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite wide-ranging discussions on issues affecting Jamaicans overseas and opportunities for their engagement locally at the biennial Diaspora Conference over the years, a belief that not much comes out of the talks has been fuelling an increased...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A week before the release of results from the first sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, several education ministry officials are struggling to understand and explain the new format in which the students’ performances are being...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Housing Dr Morais Guy has suggested that there is a correlation between raising the ceiling on funds potential homeowners are able to access from the National Housing Trust (NHT) and skyrocketing market prices, making it...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The attorneys representing the eight individuals charged in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial complained bitterly yesterday that files they were expecting to be presented with from the onset of the trial are still...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

It was a rare scene in the lobby of the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday as three of seven jurors who found Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte not guilty of murder moments before engaged the acquitted cops in...

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