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Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Manchester MC fraud convicts get new court date for forfeiture order Mandeville, Manchester: The court hearing for a forfeiture order the Financial Investigations Division is seeking to use to cease the assets of the convicts in the Manchester...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It is a recurring debate among residents every time they are swamped by floodwaters after a heavy shower of rain: Is White Lane in Waterhouse, St Andrew, a street or a gully? Yesterday, as the roadway, which links Penwood Road to Henley Road, was...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 7:39 PM

The police are now at the scene of a daring shoot-out at the intersection of Waterloo and Hope roads in St Andrew during peak hour on Wednesday. Evening traffic was at a standstill when explosions rang out. It is reported that the shooting involved...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Gleaner Writer

Up to Monday night, 23-year-old Gabriela Morris was just a university student focused on youth representation. But today, the Montego Bay native holds the title of being the country’s youngest ever senator. “Life comes at you fast,” she said,...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Several opposition senators have disclosed that they have not considered resigning their posts to give a new party president a free hand when Dr Peter Phillips steps down. But it is unclear whether that position will open a new round of conflict in...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness laid out a list of “nation-building” investment strategies, including a world-class broadband system that he says will create the space needed for Jamaica to return to economic growth. Holness was speaking for the...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Less than two months after expressing optimism that the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) would be a game-changer in the vehicle importation industry, dealers are fuming. Stakeholders’ blunt verdict is that JSWIFT is just too slow, resulting...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After emerging as the member of parliament-elect in a nail-biting magisterial recount for Westmoreland Eastern, Daniel Lawrence vowed on Tuesday to rebuild public trust by addressing long-standing infrastructural blight. Lawrence...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Come October 5, distance learning will become the reality for tens of thousands of students, and Jamaican Shamir Saddler is hoping to help schools improve their educational and administrative processes. Saddler is the CEO of SmartTerm, a United...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Curfew charge dropped against Kari Douglas Controversial councillor Kari Douglas was absolved of breaching a coronavirus curfew when the charge was withdrawn in the St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday. Douglas, who represents the Trafalgar...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:12 AM

At the end of the second day of the magisterial recount for the St Ann South Eastern constituency, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Lisa Hanna is leading the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Delroy Granston by 50 votes. With 96 of the 126 boxes...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 7:09 PM

President of the senate Tom Tavares-Finson has proposed that the library to be built at the new parliamentary building be named in honour of late former senator Jeanette Grant-Woodham.  Grant-Woodham, the first female president of...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 6:15 PM

Prosecutors have withdrawn the charge against Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Kari Douglas for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act. Douglas, represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) says efforts are under way to arrive at a consensus on a new president.  But it said if this is not achieved in the short run, the matter will be brought to the next National Executive ...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

A former manager of the late Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert is lobbying for a statue of the late reggae legend to be erected in May Pen, Clarendon, from where he hails. Herbie Miller, who knew the reggae icon from the early 1970s, ranks Toots among the...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Having lost one vote in the magisterial count and enduring what he describes as the mishandling of voting, Manchester Central independent candidate Rohan Chung says he will be seeking justice in the Supreme Court. But not...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The Spanish Town Post Office has been closed for deep cleaning in the wake of a COVID-19 case at the facilty. The infected person has gone into isolation. The post office will reopen for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, September 16. Jamaica recorded...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has picked Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert to be the new Speaker of the House of the Representatives It’s the second time she will be holding this position, having first served from July 2011 to December 2011. The...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Following public concern about his health, Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, investment and commerce, has disclosed that he is nursing a vocal cord injury. The public was alarmed about Shaw’s voice during Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony at King’...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:13 AM

People’s National Party (PNP) President and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips appears to have rejected suggestions of the party’s youth organisation for Senate appointments even as he has been given an ultimatum by the young Comrades to vacate...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/Gleaner Writer

As violence rocked the sections of the island in the 1970s and ‘80s, several families hurriedly packed what they could carry and ditched their inner-city Kingston houses for safer communities in what was the bloodiest period on the local political...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Daniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has turned the corner and widened the gap on People’s National Party’s (PNP) opponent Luther Buchanan in the race for the Westmoreland Eastern seat. Buchanan, the incumbent, has been...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Returning growth and development to rural communities is crucial to the Holness administration’s bid to stem urban drift and brain drain, says State Minister Homer Davis. Davis, the member of parliament-elect for the farming-dependent St James...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew South police are investigating Monday’s daring daylight murder of a man at the entrance to the Maxfield Park Comprehensive Health Centre shortly after the facility was opened. The incident reportedly sent several persons scampering...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 6:26 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has named the full slate of Government Senators to be sworn in on Tuesday. The 13 Government senators include some who sat in the Upper House during the last term. However, there are three new faces: Natalie Campbell...

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