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Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is reassuring residents in the communities adjacent to the National Heroes Park in Kingston that the planned redevelopment of the area will be to their benefit, hence they have no reason to be concerned.Residents have...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The World Cup, the global football showpiece event held in Russia between June and July, brought some respite for Jamaicans living at the mercy of armed criminals, one expert has suggested.The assertion by respected psychologist Dr Aggrey Irons came...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is implementing a results-based management (RBM) system to arrest the long-standing "implementation deficit disorder" that has plagued the efficiency of the organisation and its agencies.The RBM system...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that he has been receiving updates on the controversy surrounding former Minister of National Security Robert Montague's involvement in the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) granting a gun licence to man who...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Sir Patrick Allen, governor general of Jamaica, has urged auditors general in the Caribbean to do their best to ensure that their jobs are done without fear or pressure.Giving the keynote address at the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Although making it quite clear that discipline will be maintained, Dr Elaine Cunningham, who heads St Hugh's High School inSt Andrew, believes that the issue of grooming must include negotiation and compromise.Speaking with The Gleaner about...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Anthony 'Okey' Williams said he cried "one million times" as the turbulent weather hoisted his boat into the air several times, thirst parched his throat, and his stomach screamed for food.By day five of the seven days being lost at...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is guaranteeing that there is an active national security strategy at work that has led to an overall reduction in crime. However, he pointed out that to make the details public was a sure way to ensure failure....

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Members of Parliament's Constituency Development Fund Committee yesterday blasted school administrators who continued to demand the payment of auxiliary fees before students are admitted.During a special sitting of the CDF committee yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-four projects valued at more than $20 million were approved during a special sitting of Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee yesterday.With members of parliament off on their traditional summer break, Chairman Everald...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared his administration's commitment to doing its part to ensure freedom of the press in Jamaica.Addressing the opening ceremony for the 49th Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) at...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Governments across the region must use the media to disseminate information on climate change initiatives, according to Dr Ulric Trotz, deputy director and science adviser at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.He made the call during...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A successful country where every child gets the opportunity to maximise their learning potential and realise their dreams without depending on scholarships is the fervent wish of Dennis Harris, head of Unicomer Jamaica Limited, the operators of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

If the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has its way, persons caught urinating in public spaces will see an increase in fines and penalties for the offence.The KSAMC yesterday passed a resolution calling for the Government to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's second-highest court has ruled that it is not desirable, in the interest of the public, for the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) to retain or exercise jurisdiction over an attorney following his/her appointment to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines and Jason Cross/Gleaner Writers

It's not "perfect" and an alternative is quite welcome, but the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James has been the catalyst for murders trending down, according to Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.The man, known only as Okey, in his late 50s, of a Treasure Beach address, was in...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Persons being called to serve as juror need not worry about their safety, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has assured."Once they are empanelled, we try to provide them with as much security at least in the precincts of the court," Chuck said in an...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is close to completing a study that will look into implementing changes in relation to illegal vending and other illicit activities in the greater Half-Way Tree area of the capital, says...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Ornell Bedasse, the chief executive officer at Gateway Co-operative Credit Union, says the credit union has provided $7 million worth of scholarships and bursaries to 375 students from the county of Cornwall for the last 25 years.He...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, has made it clear that despite the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy for government buildings there will be no changes to the operations at Gordon House until he is guided by the Standing Orders.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament Peter Phillips has advised the top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students from the Maxfield Park division of his St Andrew East Central constituency to be wary of peer pressure.Phillips, who is also the leader of Opposition...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pushing to replace Queen Elizabeth II as its Visitor, which would make justice more accessible for students and staff who have conflicts with the institution by the appointment of a regional jurist to the...

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