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Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys yesterday suggested that the police were in pursuit of the blue Suzuki Swift motor car along Spanish Town Road in St Andrew on March 20, 2012, when they were fired upon by occupants of the vehicle and took evasive action. This...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Come Monday, patients who utilise pharmacy services at the St James Type 5 Health Centre on Creek Street in Montego Bay will do so in a new, more spacious Drug Serv towards the back of the property. As a result, pharmacy services will no longer be...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Damage to a critical pipeline, the major 33" Rio Cobre-Tulloch Spring Water Transmission Main along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew yesterday has led to water disruptions in sections of the Corporate Area.The damage, which was caused by major road-...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, PORTLAND:The resort town of Port Antonio, Portland, is being overrun by rats, which now poses a serious health risk to commercial businesses and residents, who are already being plagued by a dengue outbreak.The rodent population, which...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams is calling for greater emphasis on the creative industries in order to diversify the city's revenue streams.He made the suggestion recently at the first meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Tourism security expert Dr Peter Tarlow says that while he will be working closely with the Ministry of Tourism to provide a new architecture for tourism ethics and visitor safety, he cautioned citizens against expecting 100 per cent security.Tarlow...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that strengthening the relationship with the diaspora must include pertinent input from critical stakeholders as much as from the Government.This active...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica yesterday sided with 18 other members of the Organization of American States (OAS) in favour of a resolution not to recognise the legitimacy of Nicol·s Maduro's new term as Venezuela's president.The resolution was passed in Washington...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Clarendon is now in dengue-outbreak mode, according to the medical officer for the Clarendon Health Department, Dr Kimberly Scarlett Campbell. Ten days into the month, the parish has recorded 16 suspected cases of dengue so far.Last month saw 18...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

It would cost approximately $8 billion to carry out the maintenance work needed on nearly 70 per cent of the nation's secondary roadways, an assessment conducted by the National Works Agency (NWA) has revealed.Executive Director of the NWA E.G....

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, is calling on the Government to provide the legislative frame-work that would empower and equip community colleges to effectively prepare their students to meet the...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A probe is under way into the circumstances that led to the stabbing of a woman inside the Fort Augusta Correctional Centre on South Camp Road in Kingston yesterday.Luckily, she survived the attack, reportedly carried out by a fellow inmate, who...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The anticipated committal hearing for Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following a collision that claimed two lives in 2017, has been deferred to March 4 as the St James Parish Court is awaiting...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

A letter from Winston Watson, general manager of Petrojam, has revealed that the $1,370,850 that was spent on a surprise birthday party for former science, energy, and technology minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has been reimbursed.The letter, dated...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Three hundred young people have benefited from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund Poverty Reduction Project (JSIF-PRP) tertiary and vocational scholarships programme since its implementation in 2015.Managing Director of the JSIF Omar Sweeney, while...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dean-Roy Bernard has revealed that steps are being taken to ensure that the approximately 400 persons now employed to the ministry without degrees can attain them over a four-year...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Renowned political historian Troy Caine has died. Caine, 71, died yesterday afternoon.Caine was also a researcher, graphics consultant, calligrapher, and designer. He was also a Gleaner columnist and radio commentator on...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Venesha Phillips, councillor/caretaker for the Papine division in St Andrew, is happy for the curfew in the community, following recent murders, but stressed that Jamaica needs to go back to the drawing board and find an effective method for...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Lloyd Distant, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), says that the organisation will this year be lobbying for the rationalisation and simplification of Jamaica's tax system and for the introduction of legislation and regulations to...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church did not only commend the Ministry of Health for its 'Jamaica Moves' campaign, but they have partnered with the entity by adopting 100 clinics across the island in a bid to improve the lives of citizens....

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

More than $2 billion has been spent on the construction, rehabilitation, and refurbishment of justice institutions as the justice-system reform picks up pace, the Ministry of Justice has revealed.More than $1.12 billion was spent on the...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Having overpaid by some $7.1 million on the five-year lease agreement for its Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices over a two-year period, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is being asked by the Auditor General's Department...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education yesterday endorsed the move by the Wycliffe Caribbean Bible Translators to translate the Old Testament into Jamaican Patois.Marlon Morgan, senior technical coordinator at the ministry, shared that Caribbean Creole languages...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Health did not obtain approval for five contracts, valued at $17.9 million, that were awarded under a multimillion-dollar technical cooperation between Jamaica and a leading multilateral organisation to bolster the country's response...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Poor planning and failure to do adequate due diligence have resulted in the public coughing up an additional $30 million for renovation work at the Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development....

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