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Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

One of the country's top criminal-defence attorneys has suggested that lawmakers enact special sanctions for law-enforcement personnel proven to have "planted" evidence on an accused person to secure a conviction.For Bert Samuels, the maximum...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Isheba Cornwall, an outspoken 17-year-old student from Excelsior High School in Kingston, has utilised her passion for positivity to push her company, Empower YOUth Tees.Established in August 2018, the company specialises in selling T-shirts that...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The stench was stifling and the abundance of flies nauseating as the Gleaner news team approached the garbage pile-up on Blount Street in Hannah Town yesterday to get a close-up view and better appreciation of the public-health risk affecting Melody...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS) pilot project, which was scheduled for this month, has been pushed back to the second half of 2019, a member of the NIDS team has revealed.NIDS' public relations and marketing manager Richard...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The three Clarendon cops who were yesterday freed of a murder charge have asserted that they acted professionally when they carried out an operation in the Corn Piece District in Hayes, Clarendon, on September 5, 2011. During the operation, 23-year-...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday held full, frank, and confidential talks on issues concerning security and crime management, a joint statement from both men has confirmed.The statement notes that the...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The election of officers to form the executive for the Kingston and St Andrew Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will go ahead despite a last-ditch effort by former president Norman Grant to stall proceedings."...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bishop Dr Delford Davis, chief coordinator of the Heal the Family, Heal the Nation Conference, made an urgent appeal yesterday to Jamaica's political leaders to desist from using crime and violence as a platform to gain mileage and instead put the...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 6:25 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips this afternoon held private talks at Vale Royal on security and crime management in Jamaica. It culminates public exchanges of correspondences between both leaders over a meeting...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Nine judges are to be appointed this week to serve in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, Gleaner sources have revealed.There are reports, too, that Justice Hilary Phillips is to be sworn in to act as president of the Court of Appeal to allow...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/ Gleaner Writer

Overcoming depression, escaping death, and even getting job promotions were some of the experiences shared by church folk as they reflected on the past year at their Watchnight services on Monday.Jonathan Garth was overwhelmed with gratitude to God...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Eighteen-year-old Wolmer's Boys' School student Shaquille Johnson has impressed observers with how successfully he has run his company, Drone Repairs Jamaica.Shaquille, who is serving as head boy in his last year at Wolmer's, started his company...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The fall in Jamaica's ranking from 72 to 80, out of 161 countries, in the Forbes Best Countries for Business 2018 report is being labelled by the People's National Party (PNP) as "yet another indication that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Plagued by an influx of homeless persons to the capital city, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) yesterday reiterated its resolve to find solutions for the problem this year.Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams gave the reassurance...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Commanders in three of the island's most notorious police divisions say their 2019 crime-fighting strategies will require greater social intervention by the State and a stronger adherence to values by communities crippled by gang violence."It is not...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has expressed surprise and scepticism that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips won't be able to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness any earlier than January 7 to discuss issues surrounding the extension of...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Kyle Billings, an 18-year-old student from the Wolmer’s Boys’ School, has defied expectations to operate his successful graphics company, Rise Visuals. Currently in his last year at Wolmer’s, Kyle started his company as a...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:03 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Kaylia Ellington, the 18-year-old student from St Andrew High School for Girls has combined her creative passion with an acute understanding of financial independence in the running of her company, May’s Sūn. Just celebrating its second...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

A motorist who survived a crash, which left two persons dead last year, is calling for new legislation to require mandatory periodic refresher courses for drivers.The motorist, whose name is being withheld as the deadly crash is still being...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

As the people of Cuba mark the 60th anniversary of the revolution that toppled the Batista regime, Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inez Fors Fernandez is declaring that the country is better today because of the work of its late former leader, Fidel...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Fresh Bread Ministries International worship centre was filled with music, laughter, and fond memories as relatives, friends, and members of the RJRGLEANER family came together on Sunday for the thanksgiving service for Sandra...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Early bird registration for the 2019 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run will open tomorrow with a special registration cost of $1,200 per individual participant for race day on Sunday, February 17.In a statement yesterday, Sagicor said that registration...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Fellow Jamaicans, at home and abroad, I greet you warmly and wish for you a bright, prosperous, and happy New Year.It does not seem like a year since we were ushering in 2018, but we cannot hold back the hands of time.Last year had its fair spread...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it stands in support of a planned winding down of operations at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew to move centralised waste-management activities to other sites across the island.The announcement...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

This is the new day that the Lord has made, and we who have been spared to see it rejoice and are glad in it for we stand on the threshold of new possibilities and opportunities.As a country, we were able to accomplish much in 2018:...

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