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Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Seaga's body to arrive Sunday The body of the late Edward Seaga will be flown to Jamaica on Sunday evening. Seaga, who served as Jamaica's fifth prime minister, who was head of Government from 1980 to 1989, died on Tuesday at a Florida hospital in...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are mounting over the welfare of cops amid reports of several police officers being overworked as the already undermanned Jamaica Constabulary Force is seeing its resources being stretched even further due to two major security operations...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:16 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A federal appeals court in the United States is giving advocates of medical marijuana hope that they can persuade federal authorities to relax or end laws that consider marijuana as dangerous as heroin or LSD. By a 2-to-1 vote, three...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Limited Paul Abrahams has warned that administrative sanctions would be brought against employees who carried out “poor workmanship” on buses that were destroyed by fire in recent times...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Nari Williams-Singh, has shot down any speculation about press advisories to all operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more properly known as drones, as a pre-emptive...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:35 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Apparently seizing on a major scandal that has rocked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Prime Minister Andrew Holness has charged the police hierarchy to weed out rogue cops who collude with criminal actors in the underworld. Addressing the...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:35 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The police last night called off the search for a man who was believed to have dramatically jumped into a sinkhole after allegedly chopping to death his eight-month-old baby and injuring the child’s mother. Superintendent...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:34 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The male lecturer at the centre of the sexual harassment and assault allegations at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been sent on leave. This comes following a nine-hour meeting on Tuesday of the board...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

More than 300 mentally ill people are serving indefinite prison sentences or have simply fallen off the court list, many languishing in limbo for decades. But Hugh Faulkner, executive director of the Legal Aid Council, said his organisation has...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:23 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Balfour Peart, the United States-based Jamaican businessman placed in the spotlight because of two payments by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) totalling almost $700,000 towards a yacht party for since-discarded education minister Ruel Reid, has...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Though Darian Douglas did not win the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, he is treasuring the experience gained from the competition and brimming with confidence at taking a second shot. The 12-year-old Gleaner Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Anti-corruption campaigner Jeanette Calder has made a strident call for more vigilance and for Jamaicans to put up a fierce opposition to corruption, dubbing the scourge a major drag on the country’s economic development. Calder, executive...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

With an expression of shock as he collected his medal, The Gleaner’s Children’s Own 2019 Spelling Bee champion Darian Douglas has landed a spot in finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States. The finalists were announced...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) did an about-face yesterday and acknowledged at the weekly Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) meeting that it had paid $674,000 towards a party for discarded Education Minister Ruel...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Police in the Corporate Area had their hands full yesterday, following two shooting incidents since Tuesday that left a man dead and another injured, with Old Hope Road and Maxfield Avenue communities engulfed in fear. Onlookers at the Old Hope...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

With an associate degree, former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament Othneil Lawrence secured a three-year contract that pays him $5.1 million a year, or $425,000 per month, to serve as an adviser to the Caribbean Maritime University (...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Seeking to bolster the confidence of Jamaican businesses eager to deepen their export footprint across the Caribbean, Prime Minister Andrew Holness urged investors to push back at perceived structural or cultural barriers to trade by regional...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An autopsy carried out on the body of Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought revealed that he was shot three times, causing injury to his heart, which ultimately resulted in his death. The doctor who did the examination said that Trought sustained one gunshot...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Samantha Brown-Thompson is a woman on a mission. The 34-year-old woman corporal in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has been on a campaign in communities surrounding the Guys Hill Police Station in St Catherine, where she serves as a subofficer...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad remembers the late Edward Seaga as a man filled with energy and an active force in the shaping of Jamaica’s future. Ahmad was paying his respects for the life and work of the 89-year-old former prime minister...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After 31 years behind bars without standing trial and having not entered a guilty plea for the murder charge levelled against him, 61-year-old Walter Blackstock is set to be a free man, following a declaration on Tuesday by Director of Public...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The family of Jonathan Worton, the flight instructor who died in a 2016 plane crash along with two aviation students in November 2016, is finalising plans to take legal action against the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre. At a press conference on...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MBJ Airports Limited, the consortium operating the Montego Bay-based Sangster International Airport in St James, is now hunting investors to build a 160-room hotel targeting business tourists. Sharon Hislop-Holt, manager of...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:33 AM

"It should not be that the prime minister is afraid to lose out in a referendum ... . It should be about giving the people the opportunity to choose its final court of appeal ... to allow them to choose the type of justice they want ... . This is a...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:33 AM

As Minister of development and welfare, his first Cabinet post, and later as minister of finance and planning, he had been responsible for a great deal of social and economic change in the island, initiating reform in the...

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