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Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that Jamaica’s continued failure to rise from the Tier 2 ranking in the United States’ 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report is due to deep-seated cultural issues and a lack of adequate...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Mark McGann and Anthony Murray, the councillors for the Somerton and Rose Hall divisions, respectively, in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC), have declared that they will be giving serious attention to resolving the...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alleged sexual harassment victim Janelle Blair says opposition by some members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) into hearing her testimony regarding reports of misconduct at the Edna Manley College of...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

In the first six months of 2019, Clarendon has already recorded more than half the 133 homicides it saw for the entire 2018, yet Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is confident the parish can still end the year with fewer murders...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In 2017, fewer Jamaicans migrated to foreign countries in comparison to 2016, data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica (ESSJ) has revealed. Traditionally, Jamaicans have migrated to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

CARICOM partners remained adamant yesterday that Jamaica should make further payments to the Caribbean Development Fund after they were told ahead of one of the caucuses at the 40th Heads of Government Conference in St...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is yearning for the completion of the four multibillion-dollar legacy road projects and a return to normalcy as police officers have been experiencing serious challenges in laying down the law on...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Family members of Judith Johnson, one of three women accused of being a member of the Uchence Wilson gang, breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes found her not guilty of being a member of a criminal...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The country’s ability to speedily process DNA samples from crime scenes and speed up investigations will get a significant boost by year end, according to Judith Mowatt, head of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine. Mowatt...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Documents integral to the progression of the case involving alleged rogue cops Corporals Kirk Fraser and Ramone Scott will not be available to defence attorneys until August. Addressing the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday,...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is urging lawmakers to take another look at the new Road Traffic Act with a view to making clear how and when traffic cops should use lethal and non-lethal weapons in their interactions with...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Melissa Harriot, the St James woman who allegedly stole a baby from another woman six months ago at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, has been ordered to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on September...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is expressing concern over the health and safety of his colleagues and himself due to what he termed the haphazard refurbishment of the Guanaboa Vale Police Station in St Catherine. Speaking with The...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Parliament’s Public Adminis-tration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday heard that a second household helper assigned to former Education Minister Ruel Reid was the recipient of contracts from the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU),...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Brascoe Lee, the man who co-founded the National Democratic Movement (NDM) with Bobby Marsh in 1995, died yesterday after a short illness. Lee, a former state minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and four-term member of parliament for South...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Results coming out of dialogue on the issue of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) at the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting now under way in St Lucia will be critical to national and regional economic development, says Howard...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution yesterday began responding to no-case submissions made by defence attorneys, telling the court that reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 21 alleged gang members have a case to answer. Since Monday, defence attorneys have been...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AM

PEP percentage scores to be released Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for education, has said the ministry would be publishing the percentage scores for each student who sat the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations. “We will be...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law and member of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament Leslie Campbell yesterday referred to Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Principal Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson as the “...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While the National Works Agency (NWA) is maintaining that work on four legacy road projects in the Corporate Area will be completed by the end of summer, business operators and motorists affected by the rehabilitation exercise are anxious to see...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Approximately $65 million was paid to consultants to carry out the strategic review into the operations of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, Energy Minister Fayval Williams has revealed. The disclosure came during yesterday’s sitting of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys yesterday continued to make no-case submissions, asserting that the evidence against their clients is weak. They insisted that the witnesses who testified were not at the alleged robberies and, therefore, their testimonies were...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Peter Bunting, the man who wants to take the reins as president of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) with his eyes set on Jamaica House, said the levels of alleged corruption, nepotism and cronyism which have engulfed a number of state...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While not slighting the current crime-fighting measures, businesswoman and journalist Janet Silvera, the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), thinks a national coalition is needed to address...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney is questioning the basis on which her client, alleged rogue cop Constable Ramone Scott, is being held at Up Park Camp, the headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Scott and his co-accused Corporal Kirk Fraser were...

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