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Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With the window now open for persons wishing to apply for the post of police commissioner, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has said that a military background should not automatically qualify anyone for...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The broad smile on Michael Nicholson's face aptly reflected the elation he felt about being among 502 civil servants who have been honoured for their years of invaluable service to Jamaica.Although he is readily recognised as an actor, having...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13.The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Whenever you hear the sound of the horn and shouts of "Bleach and soap!" along St Johns Road and its environs in Spanish Town, St Catherine, residents know that Courtney Smith is passing through.The 42-year-old can often be found riding his...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Thanks, thanks, thanks," was all that Patsy Wheatley, a senior citizen of Palmer's Cross, Clarendon, could mutter as she claimed the keys to her new home courtesy of the Indigent Housing Programme, powered by the local government ministry.The house...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

People's National Party's shadow minister of justice Senator Donna Scott Mottley is adamant that the move by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to appoint Bryan Sykes in an acting chief justice position is a blatant indication that there could be...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Businessman Patrick Powell, who was sentenced to nine months in prison last August for failing to hand over his firearm to the police, was released last Tuesday after serving just under six months.Joyce Stone, deputy commissioner - custodial...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has urged new Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recruits to be courageous and to abide by the core principles of the JDF, which include discipline, integrity, honour, commitment, and loyalty.Malahoo Forte was...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An intriguing battle should be launched today when the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke and the People's National Party's (PNP) Keisha Hayle are nominated to contest the March 5 by-election in the St Andrew North West constituency.Clarke...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:56 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

No enquiries were submitted to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) about registered sex offenders last year, sparking fears that those tasked with protecting the nation’s children have not been doing their due diligence while hiring...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) recorded a sharp reduction in the number of patients it saw with gunshot wounds in December last year, and the hospital's CEO Errol Greene is convinced that this was linked to the introduction of a zone of special...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Ricardo Wittingham was all smiles last Thursday as his yard was among the latest to be fenced under the Zinc Fence Removal Project, part of social-intervention initiatives earmarked by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in the Denham Town...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 200 gangs said to be operating in Jamaica, British-based criminologist Craig Pinkney is arguing that it is pointless for the security forces to try to disrupt them as they will inevitably replenish themselves over time.Pinkney, youth...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS could be stymied by the Church, as several persons who have tested positive have abandoned medical treatment because they were declared cured by their spiritual leader.Executive director of the...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There is currently no known medical cure for HIV/AIDS, but national superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church of Jamaica (UPCJ), Bishop O'Garth McKoy, said he has encountered individuals who have been healed from the disease.The pastor...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

PersonS interested in becoming Jamaica's next commissioner of police have until February 21 to submit their applications to the Police Service Commission (PSC), with the selection expected to be made before the end of next month.The PSC yesterday...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While universities in developed nations have been pushing the boundaries of research and innovation, those closer to home are stuck at the research stage, generally, according to University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor Professor Hillary...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Rocked by several allegations of mismanagement and frequent queries from the auditor general over its handling of State resources, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has embarked on a campaign to repair its image, and the current management is...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans are paying approximately $1.3 million per inmate for their maintenance each year, according to Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, state minister in the Ministry of National Security, as he added his voice to the State of the Nation debate,...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Councillors attending Thursday's general meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation vented their disgust with the National Water Commission (NWC) over what they say is a severe water crisis affecting sections of the parish.Councillors for the...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna-Kay Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Councillors of the People's National Party in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation have joined other groups, including the Jamaican Bar Association, in calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to immediately confirm acting Chief Justice Bryan Sykes...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

Radcliffe McDonald, councillor of the Toll Gate division of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, had fellow councillors erupting in laughter as he shouted that some government agencies needed "Donald Trump-style" action to deal with them.His...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The lawlessness of motorists and the inconsistencies with traffic signs and lights throughout Mandeville continue to make maintenance of order in the town extremely difficult, and stakeholders are now past their boiling point.Speaking at the...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

The years of living in squalor, coupled with enduring conditions way below the poverty line, could soon be over in a few months for retired and disabled ex-cop Lorenzo McLeggon, who is on the verge of owning his own home at Hart Hill in Portland....

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The opposition People's National Party (PNP) is taking issue with the manner in which the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) acted in slapping a three-month suspension on Councillor Michael Troupe, of the Granville division,...

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