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Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Cabinet is expected to give consent shortly for the release of funds to pay legal fees owed to lawyers for police personnel facing murder charges arising from the so-called death squad cases.The cases, which involve about nine policemen, have...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hailey Baker, the one-month-old baby who was born with a rare genetic disorder which required $31 million for treatment, has died.Hailey died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning where she had been admitted for the last three...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

England-born criminologist Craig Pinkney is adamant that while Jamaica has its unique problems, the island's crime problem is not beyond solutions that have worked in some of the hardest communities in the United Kingdom and the United States.But...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The police are taking steps to increase their rate of arrest of persons who are paying gunmen to carry out killings for them.Reports on the streets are that 'killers for hire' are now making big money across the island, despite some taking a low of...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

More than a decade after east Kingston businessman Danhai Williams and six others were charged with 87 counts of fraud involving the Operation PRIDE scheme operated by the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC), there has been no new...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Crime may be the major nightmare for residents of several communities across the island, but for residents of Portland, that is far down on their list of major problems.Roads and infrastructure,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The conviction rate for sexual offences more than doubled last year, and prosecutors are reaping even more success so far this year, with at least 15 sexual offenders convicted last week in the Corporate Area alone.Head of the Centre for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jewel Walters, widow of Winston 'Corey' Walters, the taxi operator who was shot and killed along with businesswoman Simone Campbell-Collymore in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, is a broken woman.Weeks after the gun attack that ended her husband's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Acting Leader of the House Everald Warmington tried to move a motion on Thursday in the Lower House to reverse a decision by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in 2007 that allows the Opposition to name members to chair oversight committees.The...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prosecutors yesterday closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006.However, the trial was adjourned early as McLean's attorney, Carlton Colman, indicated in the...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The beleaguered state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is projecting a dramatic increase in its loss from operations for the new financial year 2018-2019.For the new fiscal year, the bus company's losses from operations are...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Blind trust has been cited as a big hindrance to some young people protecting themselves sexually and otherwise, a trend Hannalisa Morgan-Williams believes needs to be reversed.The targeted Interventions officer for the Kingston Chapter at the...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Ministry of Agriculture is to subsidise the cost of transporting sugar cane produced by the Trelawny Cane Farmers Association from that western parish to Worthy Park Sugar Estate in St Catherine, and the Appleton Sugar Estates, in...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who chaired the commission to review Jamaica's relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM frameworks, believes that some of the proposed sanctions for member states will stir up controversy.The recommended...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

His intention was to snap the more than century-old Kingston Parish Church located at the corner of King Street and South Parade in downtown Kingston.However, when photographer Karim Lyn stumbled upon pure, unfiltered joy in the form of a little...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:10 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

There are sizable increases for national security, education, tourism, the Office of the Prime Minister, and road repairs in the Government's Budget for the new fiscal year despite a $31 billion cut in the planned expenditure.The Government is...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) are both adequately prepared for an emergency evacuation should the need arise, noted the hospitals' chief executive officer, Errol Greene.Responding to a recent Gleaner...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the wake of frightening levels of crime resulting in the murder of 1,616 people, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party Government is moving to pass a raft of legislative measures designed to improve crime-fighting efforts and to better enable the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Andrew Holness administration has given a September 2018 deadline for the tabling in the House of Representatives, the National Identification and Registration Authority Regulations.Government lawmakers passed the National Identification...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The commissioners who will preside over the new single anti-corruption body to be established this year will be known shortly.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck told The Gleaner yesterday that the governor general would appoint the commissioners next...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At least two public sector bargaining groups have inked a wage agreement with the Government.State Minister for Finance and the Public Service Rudyard Spencer told The Gleaner yesterday that the Government had already signed wage deals with some...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Police High Command has ordered an investigation into an incident, captured on video, depicting members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) embroiled in an altercation with members of the public. During the incident, Gleaner photographer...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The accident and emergency (A&E) department at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, which is now operating out of the Mt Salem Health Centre, is seeing significantly reduced numbers...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has expressed condolences to the families and victims of Wednesday's mass school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, United States."I empathise with the victims, parents,...

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