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Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 11:29 PM

Carla Seaga, the wife of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga says her ailing husband is stable and is receiving excellent medical care. The former prime minister who had been seeking medical care for the past few weeks has been admitted to a Miami...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nine students were admitted to Percy Junor Hospital and two transferred to Kingston Public Hospital after a taxi in which they were travelling careered off the Grantham Bridge and plunged into the river below after colliding with another vehicle....

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMEdmond Campbell/News Coordinator

Following concerns raised by the People’s National Party (PNP) about the inclusion of independent bodies such as the Auditor General’s Department on the Integrity Commission, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has indicated that she was never...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Though declaring that the contract that the Jamaican Government signed with PBS Solutions for the provision of hardware and software for its national identity project was “not fully executed”, Cabinet is exploring whether the State is in danger of...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A day used to celebrate the nation’s teachers turned from joy to sorrow as the school community mourned the shooting death of educator Clevon Campbell at his Portmore, St Catherine, home in the wee hours of Teachers’ Day yesterday. Campbell was at...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Patrons at a bar near South Camp Road in Kingston were left in mourning yesterday as news surfaced about the death of Constable Toddmar Allen, who was assigned to the Mobile Reserve located nearby. Allen was among patrons at another bar in...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMEdmond Campbell/News Coordinator

The Auditor General’s Department will not be conducting a review of the report of the former Office of the Contractor General (OCG) into the controversial sale of Rooms on the Beach hotel by the Government and beach lands by the Urban Development...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James are being urged by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to take advantage of its mortgage discounts so that it can hand over to landowners the approximately 8,000 property titles it has in its possession. In...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The plight of Waterhouse residents who have suffered from empty faucets in their homes for up to six months yesterday captivated the attention of dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who mobilised his foundation to ensure that especially...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:13 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Senior executives at Petrojam and permanent secretary in the energy ministry, Carol Palmer, were left stumped for answers after lawmakers questioned the decision by the state-owned oil refinery to pay a Canadian firm US$55,000, or about J$7 million...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The House of Representatives voted for a 90-day extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover after an extended session that ended after 8 o’clock last night. Forty-four members of parliament voted in favour of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even though he has polio and, since 2017, kidney disease, 60-year-old teacher Solomon Scott has never harboured the slightest thought of giving up on life or resorting to depend on people for his survival. Those traits have earned him the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AM

At least one resident of Waterhouse in St Andrew has hinted that some community members are contemplating blocking the major Washington Boulevard thoroughfare in protest over having to endure close to six months without water in their homes. Their...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Just over $30 billion will be spent over the next five years to upgrade some of the country’s ageing health facilities. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has, however, acknowledged that the capital injection of between $27.2...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans should brace for the possibility of more power cuts as a breakdown in negotiations between the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) could see workers employed to...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With no water running through their pipes for roughly two weeks, residents of Albion, St Thomas, say daily routines such as cooking decent meals and having a shower are becoming distant memories. As if dry pipes were not enough, they also claim...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Gunfire rocked the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday morning when an irate construction worker shot and seriously injured two of colleagues and then fled the location. He is still...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:18 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Former boss Floyd Grindley was repeatedly warned by a subordinate about possibly breaching the Government’s procurement guidelines before he gave instructions for Petrojam to back out of $29.8-million contract with the National Works Agency (NWA)...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The attorney for on-the-run cop Kurt Fraser, who finally surrendered to the police on Sunday afternoon, says that there are still heightened security concerns for her client although he is less anxious than he was days ago. Fraser, who was...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The parliamentary Opposition yesterday took veiled shots at the Integrity Commission, using words such as “odd” and “strange” to describe the corruption watchdog agency’s handling of the controversial Rooms on the Beach report. Further, Opposition...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government plans to roll out a multimillion-dollar spend to clear the backlog of public-sector patients languishing from the wait for diagnostic tests and non-emergency surgeries by outsourcing healthcare to private practitioners, free of...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The strike by members of the University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU), which began last week, will continue if the salary adjustments set out in the 2015-2017 heads of agreement are not implemented, says union President Lebert...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarl Gilchrist and Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writers

Some say it was fate. After the party at Galina, St Mary, on Sunday morning, sisters Nicoda Bryan and Simone Bryan called Rudolph Alphanso Henry and asked for a ride home on his Yamaha R6 motorbike. A third female insisted she also wanted a ride,...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson is said to have fired several shots at a policeman who attempted to apprehend him during an August 9, 2017, operation at his Maryland, St Andrew, home, the court was told yesterday. The detective sergeant told...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:22 AM

GG congratulates Harry, Meghan on royal baby's birth Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen yesterday congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan on the birth of their baby boy. “We are pleased at the news that...

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