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Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell, says that the bureaucratic process at the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is counter-productive and is calling for greater support from the Government...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:58 AM

"This historic victory and qualification places the girls in the pantheon of the greatest sports teams of all time from Jamaica. This win symbolises the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by the team and management...

 

 

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:21 AMAndre Lowe/ Sports Editor

“It is an unbelievable feeling; it is a feeling of accomplishment.” Those words by assistant coach Andrew Price perfectly sums up the almost super human effort that led to Jamaica’s historic qualification to next year’s FIFA...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With at least 2,000 cryptocurrencies now in existence, Regional Advisory Leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers Alok Jain has said that investing in them is highly speculative and so is warning individuals against the practice.Cryptocurrency is a...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

When a heavily hued Jamaican woman with 'Chiney bump' (hair twisted and rolled into knots) was featured as a television presenter, there was collective shock and surprise, but there was also celebration for the promotion of women who looked like the...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

PICK YOUR PARLIAMENTOver the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has committed to repairing half of the 12,000 out-of-service street lights islandwide over the next few months, State Minister for Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams has stated.This, as the...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Following yesterday's revelation that the prosecution's final two witnesses are not available this week, the trial for murder-accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown has been adjourned until Monday.Brown is being tried for the January 10,...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:O'Neil and O'Brian Walters, the brothers who were on trial for the murder of Kahni Erskine following a brazen daylight attack by gunmen at a St James gas station in 2016, were found not guilty yesterday afternoon in the St James...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlicia Barrett/Gleaner Writer

Some members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) group took to the streets of Montego Bay, St James, on Sunday to make it clear that they would like to be accepted in society the way they are.In a well-organised march, the LGBT...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With about two months until the climax of the Houses of Parliament Design Competition, all eyes will be on whose design will be chosen to become the historic model by which the Government will construct its new seat of power.That honour could well...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Word from Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is that the Social Development Commission (SDC) is readying itself to begin a census of the 22 families living at the Retirement Dump in St James to have them relocated.The minister recently...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-nine people from Hanover were honoured for their service to the parish on National Heroes Day. They were recognised during the parish'ssalute to the Heroes and Awards Presentation civic ceremony, which was jointly staged by...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys in the trial of murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown yesterday insisted that the letter assistant commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Hamish Campbell, is claiming to have...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that his administration is exploring ways to ensure that its two main anti-crime measures do not dampen the Christmas spirit for Jamaicans.Holness announced yesterday that discussions are now taking place...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Outrage has greeted a report in The Sunday Gleaner about a Portland mother who had to seek a transfer for her daughter to a school closer to home, because of unsavoury practices in the public transportation system in the parish.The mother, whose...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Bad things happen to good people, too, but God's comfort is present in the midst of all the grief and anguish.This was the main takeaway as the Kingston College (KC) student body, school administrators, alumni, as well as principals and students...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Andrew Holness administration has announced that it is now laying the groundwork to roll out its signature anti-crime measure, the zone of special operations (ZOSO), in at least 20 crime hotspot communities.Holness, the prime minister, said...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:37 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Even as he expressed overwhelming joy for the recognition he received at yesterday’s National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House, St Andrew, Earl Jarrett, renowned businessman, was most grateful to be alive. He was awarded ...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:12 AMSyranno Baines

It was maternal instinct more than anything else that spurred Woman Inspector Allison Grant-Johnson into action on the night of September 26, 2017, when the piercing screams of her daughter alerted her to three gunmen who invaded her home at around...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The trial of Collis 'Chucky' Brown will resume today when the investigator, who is said to have used a covert recording device to capture the first interview between Brown and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), is expected to...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is among eight Caribbean states to benefit from a climate change assessment programme being spearheaded by the Republic of Korea (South Korea) as part of its expanding overseas engagement with developing countries.Dubbed the Impact...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Education Minister Ruel Reid is hopeful that the Ministry of Education will be able to open a new 'Time Out' facility in its Region Four division by next academic year, after two similar centres were opened recently in Kingston and...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A fresh-faced schoolboy in March of 1986, 17-year-old Kavan Gayle was seeking only work experience before undertaking tertiary studies, but would instead stumble into a lasting career. Thirty-two years onwards and the now 50-year-old who started as...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Nine years ago, the Rotaract Club of St Andrew started its semi-annual blood drive after a club member expressed a desperate need for blood for a relative fighting the pangs of cancer.That relative unfortunately died from the disease, but with more...

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