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Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:37 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

A Jamaican man believed to be living in the United States (US) illegally has admitted, in a federal court in Florida, that he was the person behind a shipment of high-powered rifles and pistols along with thousands of bullets that were intercepted...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:36 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

For the second consecutive year, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness will face party faithful at an annual conference after losing a Cabinet minister under a cloud of corruption. Holness, who is also the prime minister, lost Ruel Reid...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

An estimated 35,000 cars were imported into Jamaica last year, but president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), Lynvalle Hamilton, is concerned that some of these cars were sold by individuals not licensed to undertake such...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager has reaffirmed that vendors will not be permitted to ply their wares illegally in the Trelawny parish capital’s historic Water Square during the upcoming Christmas season. Gager said the town would come...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The new leadership of the young professionals’ affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Generation 2000 (G2K), says it will be using a combination of media platforms to get its message out to young people as it woos increased support for the...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness described Friday’s donation of J$2.5 million to the University of Technology Jamaica’s (UTech) scholarship fund as a “no-strings-attached” grant geared towards alleviating the financing challenges...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Pembroke Hall High teacher’s fate hangs in the balance after she was videotaped on Thursday hurling death threats repeatedly at a student in a tirade that drew widespread public outrage, triggering an investigation by school authorities and the...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Stewart Beckford says that the more than $100-million reconstruction of the Yallahs Fire Station in St Thomas is a timely development that will directly benefit the people of the parish. The...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Former American television news anchor Darieth Chisolm says there is still much to do in the fight against revenge porn, even after her Jamaican ex-boyfriend, who admitted to posting nude pictures and videos of her on the Internet, was yesterday...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The practice of federal Air Marshals travelling on passenger aircraft to and from Jamaica under a revised agreement between the Holness administration and the United States is not about signing over our sovereignty, National...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A seven-member jury comprising three men and four women was urged by lead prosecutor Paula Llewellyn to hold accused Kemar Riley to account for the murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter. “Do not allow Kemar Riley ‘Blacks’ to get away...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More Jamaicans are taking an interest in Europe, information from the Spanish Embassy in Kingston has revealed. Victoria Garcia Ojeda, deputy head of mission, said that there has been a 12 per cent increase in travel to countries the Spanish...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 1:04 PM

The Jamaican man who admitted to posting nude pictures and videos of his ex-girlfriend, American television anchor Darieth Chisholm, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined $1 million.

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-year-old Samuel Bailey has been named the 2020 Rhodes Scholar. A past student of Ardenne High School, Bailey holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with first-class honours from The University of the West Indies and is now bound for the...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:37 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Jurors in the so-called beheading murder trial have been asked to rely on a liar, the attorney for the last remaining accused has asserted. Lloyd McFarlane, the attorney for accused killer Kemar Riley was making reference to the main prosecution...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:36 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican priest Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was consecrated on Tuesday as the first black woman bishop in the Church of England, says she will cherish this “special” moment and be true to her island heritage while defending her religious mandate....

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Having dropped several hints that it is about to shift gears into election mode, there will be high anticipation surrounding the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 76th annual conference on Sunday. Party leader Andrew Holness and other senior officials...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has expressed outrage at recent attacks against school administrators and teachers, urging parents and other stakeholders to use non-confrontational alternatives to settle disputes. The alarm...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution’s key witness yesterday explained why elements of his statement to police varied from testimony he gave in court against accused Tesha Miller, who is on trial for allegedly ordering the 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban Transit...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Health-sector stakeholders have faulted the Government’s failure to invest in customised medical facilities as a key contributor to Accident and Emergency departments becoming a powder keg of emotion, marked by the anger of patients and the fatigue...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 2:10 PM

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has declared that the relationship between Washington and Kingston will remain strong. There has been increased attention on diplomatic relations between the United States and Jamaica amid a...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:34 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A financial forensic examiner of the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has testified of a web of conspiracy between a former municipal officer and several bank personnel to make massive deposits without documentary evidence of...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:33 AM

Parliament is to debate a resolution setting out salaries for members of the Integrity Commission. A resolution tabled in Parliament on Tuesday indicates that the chairman of the oversight body, Justice Seymour Panton, is to be paid an annual...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:33 AM

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Michael Lee-Chin, says that ineffective permanent secretaries present a hindrance to the elusive five per cent nationwide growth the council aims to coordinate. “We are calling on both political...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:33 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Holness administration should pull the plug on the technical role of the National Education Trust (NET) to manage major construction projects in schools across the country, a government backbencher and member of Parliament’s Public Accounts...

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