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Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the nation awaits a ruling from the courts as to whether aspects of the National Identification and Registration Act are unconstitutional, the public education campaign for the National Identification System (NIDS) has gone into overdrive.Chief...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is costing the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, close to $30 million per month to secure its 650 acres of space.Principal of the tertiary institution, Professor Dale Webber, who made the disclosure, said the sum spent for security was...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Staff Reporter

A new study conducted by a university in The Netherlands has found that smoking cannabis can triple the risk of developing a mental illness such as schizophrenia, one government senator has revealed.Dr Saphire Longmore used the finding by the...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

At the end of September, St James was showing the worst drought conditions across the country, according to the latest data from the National Meteorological Service.Responding to queries from The Gleaner about the current drought conditions, the Met...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/ Gleaner Writer

Lamenting that many Jamaicans still can't meet the basic needs of life, a harsh reality, particularly at Christmas, Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Group Jamaica (SGJ) David Noel has encouraged all citizens to contribute to the Salvation Army's...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Staff Reporter

Two lawmakers have called for the Government and the parliamentary Opposition to commence a joint investigation of local insurance companies that they claim are demanding that policyholders, including pregnant women and persons with cancer, upfront...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Spirits dropped, hearts palpitated, and shops were forced to close earlier than usual in Logwood, St Thomas, on Thursday night following the shooting death of Jamaica Labour Party activist Rameish Simpson at the gateway to his home in the community....

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Residents of several communities within the St Andrew South Police Division are breathing a sigh of relief following the fatal shootings of two high-profile gangsters who the police say have been terrorising the area in recent years.The police said...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are not being priced out of boarding, says Campus Registrar Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson.She was making reference to the new student dormitories, which are more costly than the traditional...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:16 AM

Three children - two little boys and a three-year-old girl - will now have to face life without at least one parent in the wake of yesterday's quadruple murder in Masemure Meadows, Little London, Westmoreland.The community will also have to endure...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:While police investigators in Westmoreland are yet to determine the motive for the gangland-style killing of four persons in Masemure Meadows, Little London, yesterday, one family member sees the killings as part of a recent string of...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Data from the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has revealed that 10,000 facilitators of learning exist within the sector. However, of that number, only 2,263 teachers have received formal training through teacher-training colleges and universities....

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The parliamentary committee tasked with monitoring public expenditure has proposed that Cabinet and the finance ministry develop clear guidelines that set out the positions and circumstances under which persons convicted of criminal offences can be...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Andrene Collings has underscored the immense potential economic value of the Grow What We Eat ... Eat What We Grow campaign.She says that every Jamaican can...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

After years of steady decline, Jamaica's total fertility rate is now at two children per woman, and the adolescent fertility rate is currently at 46 per 1,000 girls between the ages of 15-19.This was revealed during the launch of the State of the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor and Adrian Frater/Gleaner Writers

Western Bureau:Residents of Masemure Meadows in Little London, Westmoreland, woke up to, possibly, their worst fears yesterday morning when they were greeted with the horrifying news that four members of the community - three men and a woman - had...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Presiding judge Justice Vivene Harris will begin her summation today at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston as the trial for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown nears its end.Brown is being tried for the 2009 murder of Damoy (...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Aegean, the Greek fuel trading company that filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States, has stated in court documents that it owes the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, US$3.17 million.This comes in the wake of denials yesterday by...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Stephen Fray, the Jamaican man who was sentenced to more than 70 years in prison for hijacking a commercial airline at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, nearly a decade ago, is back with his family."He is safe and in good...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Since Jamaican yellow yam became associated with the success of the country's track and field athletes, especially retired sprinting legend Dr Usain Bolt, interest in the product has sky-rocketed resulting in extensive research currently under way...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Despite over 1,700 volunteers participating in the International Coastal Clean-up Day, removing an estimated 15,488 pounds of garbage from the Kingston Harbour, solid waste management in Jamaica is in a state of crisis according to Suzanne Stanley,...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton has charged the Government and the private sector to provide greater support to local farmers by utilising more Jamaican produce. This is necessary, he said, to reduce the heavy...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that he is pleased with the level of cooperation being shown by manufacturers who are putting plans in place to comply with the January deadline to reduce the sugar content in beverages sold to schools and...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The time is long overdue for consumers, farmers, and the Jamaican economy to begin to benefit in a tangible way from the Eat Jamaican Campaign, which is now in its 15th year, according to President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/ Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is not expecting any changes to bilateral relations with the United States given the outcome of Tuesday's mid-term elections."Jamaica's relationship with the US has always been...

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