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Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Valrie Campbell is small in stature and unassuming in her demeanour, but her exterior belies a woman who is blazing trails in the port terminal industry, wielding tremendous influence and earning the respect of her peers in a male-dominated...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 7:29 PM

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke today announced the abolition of some taxes and adjustments in others as he opened the 2019/20 Budget Debate. According to Clarke, the measures will see the government giving up $14 billion. "After almost...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:17 AM

St Ann North West Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Dayton Campbell has withdrawn a controversial statement he made at a People’s National Party (PNP) mass rally in Port Antonio, Portland, on Sunday. Addressing party supporters in seeking to rally them...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Lowe/Sport Editor

NEW ROCHELLE, New York: Twenty-six days ago, Kemoy Campbell’s heart stopped. Today, the Jamaican Olympian, who holds the national record in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m, is as determined as ever to keep on going. February 9, 2019, started like...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) President Dr Clive Lai believes that Jamaica does not have a widespread quack doctors problem. “It’s not a huge problem in Jamaica, but it does happen, and we have to take steps to ensure that it doesn’t recur,...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former St Ann South West Member of Parliament (MP) Ernest Smith has admitted that there was “some delay” in completing his declaration of assets and liabilities to the Integrity Commission in 2012 but insists that the issues have been resolved. “I’...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter -

Anti-corruption campaigners erupted with outrage yesterday charging that Jamaican lawmakers are helping to erode confidence in the rule of law by failing to declare their assets within the time required by law. Paula Llewellyn, the nation’s chief...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trisha Thompson, sister of Ann-Marie Vaz, prospective Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the East Portland by-election, has pushed back against comments of classism and racism, saying that the “typical Jamaican family” had humble beginnings...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:06 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Education Ronald Thwaites has labelled the move to subsume the National Council on Education (NCE) under the Ministry of Education as dangerous, saying that it will effectively strip the council of its independence. On...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health is on a collision course with players in the food and beverage industry who have vowed to “fight to the death”’ against what they termed the wide-scale and sustained misinformation behind the Government’s campaign to get...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 5:31 PM

Forty-one-year-old Damion Watt of Burnt Savannah, Westmoreland was this morning killed in a motor vehicle crash along the Frome main road in the parish. The Frome police say about 2 a.m, Watt was travelling lost control of the motorcycle he...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 5:14 PM

A new report by the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) has found that half the deaths of all people from 10 to 24 years old in the Americas are due to homicides, road traffic crashes and suicides. The report is titled ‘The Health of...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 2:32 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says the Angels #2 facility remains out of operation as a result of a damaged motor but should be restored by Friday. The system breakdown has been affecting water supply to the following areas:...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:24 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Over three calendar years, starting in 2014, sixteen current and former lawmakers from the two main political parties were reported to the nation’s top prosecutor for failing to declare income, assets and liabilities within the required time,...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Officers from the Fisheries Division will return to the Coast Guard base at Cagway, Port Royal, this morning, to continue their inventory of conch, lobster, fin fish and other marine products aboard the two Dominican Republic boats caught poaching...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that the dengue virus peaked around two to three weeks ago and that normality could return to the health sector in another month. The minister’s disclosure came yesterday in Gordon House where the...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Two high end vehicles, electronic devices and cash were among the items said to have been stolen from an upper St. Andrew home in 2016 as the crown’s first witness outlined one in a series of burglaries allegedly carried out by the Uchence Gang....

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Westmoreland’s porous borders are making the parish especially vulnerable to crime but the police do not have the capacity to rein in smugglers, says Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Carlos Russell. Addressing members of The Jamaica National (...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The tense political atmosphere in the high-stakes Portland East by-election, which is set for April 4, could spiral out of control if supporters of both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) fail to adhere to the...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The by-election for the East Portland constituency has been shifted to April 4. The poll was initially announced for Monday, March 25 by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a mass rally in Port Antonio Square last Friday. Nomination day was slated to...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is to update Parliament on the extent of Government’s continued involvement in the local horse racing industry after a multimillion-dollar sponsorship arrangement triggered concern. Eyebrows were raised at...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:23 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Andrew Holness administration has committed $1 billion for a “revolutionary” initiative, first announced during the last annual conference of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), that will target unattached young people, tenements or so-...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The proposed Enhanced Security Measures legislation considered last Friday by the National Security Council (NSC) will include, among other things, a provision that will allow law enforcement to carry out searches and detentions and identify...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse is adamant that administrative issues playing out at entities such as the Jamaica Fire Brigade and earlier at Petrojam Limited are because the public service has been politicised. “This is a process that has...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The Kingston pastor charged with rape and other sex-related offences for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has had his bail revoked by a High Court judge who reportedly suggested that he give careful consideration...

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