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Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Two of the three policemen implicated in the shooting death of a businessman at a party in Chedwin Park, St Catherine, last month are to face criminal charges. Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn ruled yesterday that Corporals Kurt...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Fire Brigade has confirmed that at least 25 businesses, including supermarkets and haberdasheries, are operating in the town of Falmouth in breach of the International Fire Code as it relates to having clear exits in...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Following a meeting with the Government last Friday, the University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) has accepted a proposal from the management of the university, putting an end to their long-standing salary-adjustment dispute....

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Antigua and Barbuda still optimistic about saving LIAT ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government has reaffirmed its position to ensure the survival of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, even as Barbados has signalled “that...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The sentencing for the three cops found guilty of manslaughter in relation to the March 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for next Wednesday. This is the second postponement...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday admitted to not mentioning the name or giving a description of accused Constable Jerome Whyte in his statements to the police. However, he denied only making mention of the policeman at the preliminary enquiry held in...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:20 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Lawmakers yesterday saluted Ackaisha Green, the woman who gained popularity for her extraordinary display of honesty when she turned over a bag believed to have contained millions of dollars, which she found at an ATM in downtown Kingston. Holding...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As the thrust to transform and improve medical care at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, continues, two Hanover-based charities have stepped up to render cancer-care assistance to the health facility....

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Cuba has been experiencing a massive tourism boom over the last five years, according to Ambassador Inés Fors Fernández. Fors Fernández, who was speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, said that since the start of 2019, Jamaica’s northern...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Danree Delancy, the deputy mayor of Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland, has described as shameful and disgraceful the manner in which the establishment of a fire substation, which the Japanese government is funding in the...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:38 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Imani Duncan-Price has put herself forward as a possible candidate to take up the mantle People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in Central Kingston when Ronald Thwaites exits even as political foes lurk on the fringes with their eyes also...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:38 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Amid a spate of violent attacks and sexual abuse of young children, the nation’s top prosecutor Paula Llewellyn has challenged the police to use the Child Care and Protection Act to go after parents and caregivers who fail to report incidents...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:36 AM

Former Mayor of Lucea Shernet Haughton has been freed of charges of misconduct in a public office. Haughton was freed by Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday after the prosecution dropped its case. The move came after the court ruled that a prima facie...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:29 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Brandon McKoy has plans to set sail from the Kingston Harbour on Labour Day, May 23, and when The Gleaner asked him about fishing expedition, the young businessman just wouldn’t stop talking trash – volumes of it. In fact, McKoy is so hooked on...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the Government was moving to reconstitute the board of Petrojam, the scandal-hit state-owned oil refinery. In her maiden sectoral presentation as energy minister in Parliament on...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the efforts of the St James Municipal Corporation, the city of Montego Bay is still grappling with rodent infestation resulting from improper disposal of garbage by some food establishments and street-side food vendors. And...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney yesterday quizzed a Crown witness on various aspects of his testimony ultimately suggesting that he was lying when he said that accused Detective Corporal Kevin Adams shot Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought in cold blood as the trial for two...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Professor Verene Shepherd says that Jamaica’s thrust to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Vision 2030 will only be a pipe dream if countries such as Spain and Britain do not own up to their responsibility and pay out...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock yesterday insisted that the hiring of former St Ann North West Member of Parliament Othneil Lawrence as a $5.4 million-a-year adviser to the institution was above board. Further...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Although the bodies of businessman Curtis Martin and UTech student Mario Daley were never recovered, the three persons charged with their murder have pleaded guilty. Damian Lawrence, Dionne Mitchell and Evon Simmonds recently entered the plea in...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Saying that if he were in such a position, he would have taken back his money and pulled up stumps, billionaire investor Michael Lee-Chin yesterday expressed serious concern over the Rooms on the Beach saga. Lee-Chin, who chairs the Government’s...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Councillor for the Oracabessa division in St Mary, Sheldon Kidd, is appealing for help for the parents of two sisters who died in a motorcycle crash last week Sunday, as they try to sort out funeral arrangements. Sisters Nicoda Bryan, 22, and...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday told the court that he saw when Detective Corporal Kevin Adams fired two shots, hitting his friend Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought, who later died. The allegations are that Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte murdered Trought in cold...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Open your eyes and beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. That was the message from Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, head of the police’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit, as he sought to drive home the point of how vulnerable children are to human...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group has committed $10 million in partnering with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) to execute a six-month public-education campaign to boost road safety....

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