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Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

MINISTER OF Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has given the assurance that the $60 million donated by the Lee-Chin family will be distributed to registered small coffee farmers in a non-partisan and equitable way, based on...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

RESIDENTS OF Majesty Gardens, popularly called 'Back-To' in Kingston, yesterday said motorists have nothing to fear following a gun attack last Saturday that left a man dead, and some drivers scared of detouring through the community.Motorists...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In June, 11-year-old Sevaun McKenzie was selected for the 2018 Gleaner Editor's Scholarship after he scored a 91 per cent average and was placed at Kingston College, the school of his first choice.Sevaun has now started classes, and this week, as...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that non-governmental organisations' partners have been championing the call for a tax on sugary drinks, pointing out the policy success in other jurisdictions."They have made the call because they believe...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

MOTORISTS AND residents in the Corporate Area have rubbished claims by the National Works Agency (NWA) that unruly motorists were at the heart of the traffic gridlock that brought movement to a standstill for extended hours yesterday.In a release...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard is taking seriously Tropical Storm Isaac, even though it poses no immediate threat to Jamaica and is not projected to reach Barbados until Thursday.In preparation, the Coast Guard is evacuating its personnel...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 11:02 PM
Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 8:17 PM

Tropical Storm Isaac has now been upgraded to a category one storm and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard is urging fisher-folk to evacuate the Pedro Cays as soon as possible as the system heads towards the eastern Caribbean. The...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has made public his distaste for modern dancehall music, which he describes as lacking in substance."We seem to be searching, but fruitlessly. After a run of all the different basic rhythms that we have developed,...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Heading down the final stretch of his vice-presidential campaign, People's National Party (PNP) contender Damion Crawford has offered what he believes is the reason Prime Minister Andrew Holness is popular among the youth.Crawford, at the same time...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Setting up governance clubs in high schools is a sure-fire way of fostering a strong culture of good governance throughout the country, one expert has suggested.The assertion, by Dr Christopher Charles, senior lecturer in the Department of...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With Jamaicans across the island questioning how a man with a deadly criminal past was allowed to become a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) deacon, the leadership of the church has declared that it will not be daunted in its mission by the past failures...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite years of talk by successive governments, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), civil society groups, and individuals that civics - studies about the rights and duties of the citizenry - should be returned to the classroom, its return has...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Police investigations into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three men in a motor vehicle collision along the Whitefield main road in Porus, Manchester, were under way yesterday.The dead men have been identified as Delroy Lindsay, 36-year...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/ Gleaner Writer

When no one else was up for classroom discussions, Shanoya Wray's enthusiasm for learning and keenness to participate would always spark productive discourse, and it is this trait that family and consumer management teacher Kimberly Rose will miss...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As at least three storms churn their way towards the Caribbean and North America, Evan Thompson, director of the Meteorological Service Division, is warning that, statistically, the peak of the hurricane is now here.While the Met Service said that...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:43 AMCarlene Davis

Several parents who celebrated the success of their children who copped passes in the required number of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) to gain places in sixth form (grades 12 and 13), are now facing the stark reality of higher...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

A senior lecturer in the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Department of Government is advocating for the introduction of established guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of political leaders in Jamaica."The prime minister and members of...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A developing property in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, is providing a haven for drug pushers, a hideout for illegal taxi operators, a home for some squatters, and a dark, foul arena where women are sexually assaulted.Sunday Gleaner sources say women...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Ministry of Health's efforts to eliminate sweet drinks and other sugary products from schools could be stymied by the scores of vendors outside school gates despite several declaring their support for the plan.For the start of the new school...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Corporate Area Family Court in downtown Kingston is seeing an average of eight custody applications per day as mothers and fathers battle over the control of their children.According to one social worker at the Child Protection and Family...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There are calls for a deeper analysis of a national survey which has shown that there is an unusually high rate of depression among Jamaican men in the 55 to 64 year age group, particularly from the parishes of Manchester and Trelawny.More women are...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As the executive director of a pro-life organisation, Christina Milford interfaces with women and girls on a daily basis who are experiencing extreme guilt and trauma after aborting their babies."We recognise that abortion kills babies and hurts...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has disclosed that the Government has so far exceeded its capital expenditure budget by five per cent.The capital budget is the money set aside for new projects like roads, schools, and hospitals.According to Clarke...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Poor governance, lack of accountability and transparency in the public sector have been cited among the leading reasons for increasing voter apathy towards the Jamaican political process, making it unattractive not only to millennials but to...

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