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Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:29 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The dreams of university education for 15 youngsters affiliated with the SOS Children’s Villages in Jamaica may soon vanish if the welfare group’s international funding dries up, its interim national director has said. Ray Gregory...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:50 AM

Chairman of the LASCO Group of Companies, Lascelles Chin, has sought to assure business owners at the White Marl Small Industrial Complex that their operations will not be disrupted if his company is successful in acquiring the facility. Last week...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:50 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis is dismissing a resolution to be tabled at Thursday’s general meeting by the minority councillors of the People’s National Party (PNP) to boot Brown’s Town Councillor Kim Brown-Lawrence, who is facing charges in...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:49 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Government has earmarked $1.3 billion, broken down into $15-million allocations, to each of the 63 constituencies across the island, to roll out a four-month sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme. At the same time, with the...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:47 AM

A Full Court ruling that Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) officers have no power to compel police personnel under probe to answer questions during an interrogation has been hailed by the Police Federation as a landmark victory....

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:44 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Councillor Kari Douglas has taken a swipe at her political colleagues, accusing senior members of the People’s National Party (PNP) of using news of her recent confrontation with a doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children as part of a...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:44 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The St James police are reportedly making headway into unmasking police impersonators who have been on a deadly rampage in the parish, driving terror into the hearts of residents. “We have identified suspects in the three most...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:40 AMBarbara Ellington and Livern Barrett/Gleaner Writers

The top American diplomat in Jamaica has questioned why local authorities have not been able to stem the flow of illegal guns coming into the island. At the same time, United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, has disclosed that...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A probe has been launched into the whereabouts of security guards on Sunday as a confrontation between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and Dr Judith Francis Bogle at the Bustamante Hospital for Children resulted in the shutdown of...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Entertainer Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell said he remains committed to raising funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children while publicly pledging $100 million towards the expansion of the paediatric institution yesterday. The artiste yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Late former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca has been eulogised as a fair judge who served the judiciary for some 38 years until his retirement in 1996. Zacca, 88, died yesterday morning after a short illness. The Jamaican Bar Association...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMBarbara Ellington/Gleaner Writer

In stinging criticism of the Holness administration’s warming relationship with Beijing, United States Ambassador Donald Tapia has urged the Government to be wary of China’s deepening footprint in Jamaica, citing the Asian country’s lavish...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least one attorney-at-law has described as “significant” a decision by a High Court judge to allow for the polling of jurors when the trial of reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, Tesha Miller, begins tomorrow. “Certainly, it...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Julian Robinson to head electoral observer mission to Montserrat People's National Party General Secretary Julian Robinson is to head a seven-member observer mission to the November 18 general election in Montserrat. The Commonwealth Parliamentary...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Employers and trade unionists are waiting with bated breath for next year’s opening of the Western Division of the Industrial Dispute Tribunal (IDT), which is expected to bring relief in settling job-related disagreements in that...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Gordon House was in session yesterday, but instead of the elected representatives, young people from Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey vigorously debated issues of national concern, including abortion reform, climate change and youth violence...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Through its mobile learning and assessment unit, the HEART Trust/NTA has been providing on-the-spot assessment and certification of youth with various skills. Certification is offered in customer service, make-up artistry, bartending, painting,...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Psych test ordered for mom after fire deaths A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons, in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on November 1. Shantel Brown, 28, who was charged...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A clash between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and a medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children exploded into an expletive-laden tirade and near-brawl, triggering a shutdown of the Accident and Emergency (A...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite his political career being birthed in tumult and foundering on upheaval in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Douglas Vaz was yesterday praised as a stalwart and a patriot. Vaz, 82, died yesterday in his sleep, plunging his family and the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:30 AM

HARVEY, ND (AP): A 90-year-old American woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only US$287 of the US$400,000 she’s owed. Edna Schmeets of Harvey, a small central North Dakota town about 77...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Managing partner in the law firm Murray and Tucker, Dr Leon HoSang, is lamenting the tough professional decisions lawyers have to make. Speaking to The Gleaner on Saturday at the thanksgiving service of murdered lawyer Sashakay Fairclough, who...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Yvonne Foster was the only woman among the almost 60 veterans represented at the National Memorial Service and Parade honouring military personnel who served in World Wars I and II. The 62-year-old, who never served in either World War, joined the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Amid speculation over the visa revocations of two senior parliamentarians, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has blamed the People’s National Party (PNP) for the country’s travel troubles. Chuck, member of parliament for North East St Andrew, promised...

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