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Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As at least three storms churn their way towards the Caribbean and North America, Evan Thompson, director of the Meteorological Service Division, is warning that, statistically, the peak of the hurricane is now here.While the Met Service said that...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:43 AMCarlene Davis

Several parents who celebrated the success of their children who copped passes in the required number of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) to gain places in sixth form (grades 12 and 13), are now facing the stark reality of higher...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

A senior lecturer in the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Department of Government is advocating for the introduction of established guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of political leaders in Jamaica."The prime minister and members of...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A developing property in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, is providing a haven for drug pushers, a hideout for illegal taxi operators, a home for some squatters, and a dark, foul arena where women are sexually assaulted.Sunday Gleaner sources say women...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Ministry of Health's efforts to eliminate sweet drinks and other sugary products from schools could be stymied by the scores of vendors outside school gates despite several declaring their support for the plan.For the start of the new school...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Corporate Area Family Court in downtown Kingston is seeing an average of eight custody applications per day as mothers and fathers battle over the control of their children.According to one social worker at the Child Protection and Family...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There are calls for a deeper analysis of a national survey which has shown that there is an unusually high rate of depression among Jamaican men in the 55 to 64 year age group, particularly from the parishes of Manchester and Trelawny.More women are...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As the executive director of a pro-life organisation, Christina Milford interfaces with women and girls on a daily basis who are experiencing extreme guilt and trauma after aborting their babies."We recognise that abortion kills babies and hurts...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has disclosed that the Government has so far exceeded its capital expenditure budget by five per cent.The capital budget is the money set aside for new projects like roads, schools, and hospitals.According to Clarke...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Poor governance, lack of accountability and transparency in the public sector have been cited among the leading reasons for increasing voter apathy towards the Jamaican political process, making it unattractive not only to millennials but to...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Christopher Charles:"If you are not interested in governance, governance will not work."Professor Alvin Wint:"Ultimately, what improves the development prospects of the entire country is good governance at all levels."Cecile Watson:"It keeps our...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague said that the signing of the Novation Agreement between the Government and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited is historic and momentous and a unique arrangement that is a win-win for both parties.The...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government has made it clear that its priority is to preserve what the Jamaican dollar can buy even as there are jitters in the market about the slide in the value of the currency against the United States dollar.Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man is now on the run after he allegedly murdered his father on Thursday night during a domestic dispute over stolen money at their Green Pond home in Montego Bay.The dead man has been identified as 59-year-old Clifton...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that commencing this October, several new flights will be making their landing at the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, St James, directly out of Eastern Europe."We are expecting to...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Students of Calabar High School in St Andrew who were barred from entering fifth form will have to wait until Monday to know the way forward.This comes after The Gleaner first reported that grade 10 students who attained an average of less than 60...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Red Hills Skills Training Centre in St Andrew has been renovated at a cost of $3 million and will now offer unattached youth four skill-based courses through partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA.The refurbishing was under-taken through the...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has expressed his disappointment with The University of the West Indies (UWI), charging that the institution has failed to build and elevate the business class through...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Knockalva Agricultural School is now a polytechnic college, providing greater access to tertiary education for persons in western Jamaica.Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid noted that the rebranded institution, located in...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The planned eight-month closure of the east and westbound approaches to the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew is cause for concern, according to some residents along portions of the alternative route.They say that in addition to the expected...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Family members, including the mother and father of slain 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, teachers and students from the Kingston Technical High School, and members of the community came out yesterday to offer thanks for a life they all agreed was cut...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans looking beyond racial differences as well as political and religious biases is one sure way to preserve the country's standing among nations of the world in ways others take for granted, said Stephen Facey, chairman and chief executive...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The People's National Party (PNP) will use its 80th annual general conference next weekend to outline its plans to take Jamaica forward if it is elected to form the next government.PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson says that while the party has...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The permeation of the 'Willie Lynch phenomenon' is one of the main reasons why good governance is lacking in Jamaica, insisted Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), during a Gleaner Editors' Forum yesterday...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:A 13-year-old student of Muschett High School in Trelawny is now nursing bullet wounds in hospital after he and two men were shot and injured by a masked gunman in Falmouth, the parish's capital, yesterday morning.Speaking with The...

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