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Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Government Senator Charles Sinclair is accusing former National Security Minister Peter Bunting of frequently resorting to "name calling" when dealing with issues affecting the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA).Sinclair was responding to a Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:22 AM

Jamaica has recorded a further decline in the unemployment rate, with the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reporting that unemployment has fallen by 2.9 percentage points, to 8.4 per cent as at July 2018. “This was mainly due to an...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott

Businessman and philanthropist Joseph M. Matalon was last evening inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame, at a formal ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Matalon is chairman of ICD Group...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Plans are in the pipeline of the National Water Commission (NWC) to significantly expand its water transmission systems by utilising larger and more reliable sources such as the Rio Bueno in Trelawny to meet the demand of the growing population....

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

CLARENDON:Fourteen-year-old Leroy Hamilton of Central High School in May Pen, Clarendon, was burnt to death at his home in Stewarton Gully, Mocho, early yesterday morning.Hamilton got caught in the crossfire between his mother and her 42-year-old...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are indications that the release of a reputed gangster, who was sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison, has triggered a directive from the National Security Council (NSC) for a comprehensive review of the parole process.The Office of the...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Well-known western Jamaica-based family therapist Dr Beverly Scott is calling on the Ministry of Health to provide sensitisation training for the families of mentally ill persons so that they will be better equipped to properly treat...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Fewer children are being murdered, according to the latest data from the police, but children's advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison believes that the 2018 figures are quite alarming nonetheless.The statistics reveal that from January 1 to October 31,...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health, through its Jamaica Moves initiative, will be training and appointing student ambassadors who will be charged with passing on the message of healthy lifestyle to their peers.The initiative was recently launched in pilot...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:Popular Mandeville-based attorney-at-law Norman Godfrey found himself on the other side of the law last Friday when the judge presiding over his cases in the Manchester Circuit Court ordered that he be taken into custody for...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Other Caribbean countries have been listed as areas that pose a threat to American tourists, according to a second investigative piece published by the Free Press, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.Jamaica was dragged into the spotlight on...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United States Embassy, through its Public Affairs Department, yesterday advised US citizens to contact the nearest consulate or the Office of Overseas Citizens Services should they encounter incidents of sexual assault or other forms of crime...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has implemented anti-harassment initiatives and security measures to ensure a safe and hassle-free environment for tourists.A major thrust launched in September was the 'Treat Our Visitors Right'...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:06 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Andrew Holness administration has made it clear that Jamaica will not support any changes to a United Nations (UN) draft resolution, to be voted on today, that condemns the decades-old economic embargo imposed on Cuba by the United States (US...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Rory Dixon, chief medical officer at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew, is charging the Ministry of Health to ensure that citizens with spinal injuries receive the best care and attention possible by collecting accurate data...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Persons with spinal injuries who are without family or a place to live may find it hard getting treatment, as administrators of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew are adamant that they must have a set place of residence before...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The crown's final witness yesterday testified that police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown identified one of his dons as a well-known contractor from Manchester.The witness, who on Tuesday told the court that he was a police informant, also admitted...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend says he will be heading to court this morning to file a habeas corpus application seeking the release of his client, reputed leader of the Clansman Gang, Tesha Miller.Miller was arrested by members of the Counter...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that a decision has been taken to extend the permissive 10-digit dialling period by five months, to March 30, 2019.To facilitate the transition from seven- to 10-digit local dialling, the OUR had...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's tourism sector has been left with the difficult task of trying to cauterise serious damage being done to its reputation, following an investigative story published in the international media, which outlined terrifying incidents of sexual...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Although not conclusively attributing the drastic plunge in persons being shot and stabbed in the Old Capital to the state of public emergency, chief executive officer of the Spanish Town Hospital, Dwayne Francis, said it was a positive sign that...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The tourism sector was dragged into the spotlight yesterday, following an article published in the international media which reported that more than 70 United States (US) tourists have been raped at some of Jamaica's top resorts over several years....

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

For its 146th anniversary as the capital of Jamaica, Kingston will receive a three-day tribute in March 2019, in the form of the Kingston City Marathon, which is poised to bring together thousands of locals and foreigners.The inaugural international...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The findings of the latest U-Report poll have indicated that most young Jamaicans have never been cyber-bullied.But a few of the persons who have experienced it have since stepped forward to give chilling accounts of their ordeal. They want to raise...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Labelling Government Senator Charles Sinclair as "an idiot", former minister of national security Peter Bunting has responded with disdain to a call for him to tell the country what he knows about a firearm dealer's licence issued to the operator of...

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