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Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Come Sunday, the police will embark on a tour of the Corporate Area to examine the tidying up of roadworks being undertaken and to make their final assessments ahead of Monday’s start of the new school year. The tour will guide their final plan as...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:13 AMLynford Simpson/Gleaner Writer

In March 2007, Jamaica became the first country to affix its signature to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Seven years later, in 2014, Jamaica passed the Disabilities Act. However, that piece of legislation...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James whose loved ones have been affected by dengue are demanding that more effort be put into tackling the illness even as the authorities ramp up efforts to battle the mosquito-borne virus. Megan Green, a resident...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:42 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

There are mounting concerns that some Jamaicans could be exposing the rest of the population to serious diseases and infections – and possibly death – by their self-serving insistence on smuggling exotic animals into the island. Dr Osbil Watson,...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AM

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean said students should not be prevented from entering classes or sitting exams if they do not have a taxpayer registration number (TRN). In the...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the new school term gets under way next week, there are concerns about traffic management in the Corporate Area as a number of projects have missed their projected deadlines. Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister with oversight responsibility for the education ministry Karl Samuda has said that schools are prepared for the new academic year, which commences on September 2. “The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is satisfied that all the...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:40 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With just a week left before People’s National Party (PNP) delegates select either Dr Peter Phillips or Peter Bunting as party president, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley believes the campaign has raised the party from the dead. Ashley told...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Government said it is moving to distribute water tanks to schools across the island as the nation continues to be grapple with the effects of an ongoing drought. The assurance was given yesterday by Karl Samuda, the minister overseeing the...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:34 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A man said to be a top-tier member of the Montego Bay-based G-City gang is now behind bars, facing extortion charges for allegedly using a death threat to get a woman to give him more than J$100,000. The accused, 26-year-old Odain...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commander of the St James Police Division, says criminal suspects are now pleading guilty in court before the return of DNA test results with the hope of getting lighter sentences. Ellis told The...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:27 AM

24-hour helpline coming to assist mentally ill A new 24-hour toll-free helpline will soon be launched by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for persons living with mental illnesses and those affected by the condition. This was announced by...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The nightmare haunting the Integrity Commission continues as the impending departure of one if its senior staffers has become the latest shock to jolt the anti-corruption body. Dirk Harrison, acting director of corruption prosecutions at the...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hours ahead of the delivery of a letter of suspension to principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, the vice-chair of the board of governors, Sheryn Hylton Parker, broke ranks with her colleagues. Hylton...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Quick action by residents of Southside in Kingston resulted in the rescue of at least 60 elderly people after fire razed the Good Shepherd Home where they lived and levelled a nearby tenement yard, turning their possessions into smoke and soot....

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Scores of students and faculty members of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts gathered at the institution’s Arthur Wint Drive gates yesterday to register concerns about issues gripping the fine arts college. Mainly dressed in...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Ministry of Justice will embark on a special trauma-intervention programme in Montego Bay in September to provide assistance and treatment for students with behavioural issues stemming from psychological trauma. Garey Gardener,...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:50 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Police High Command has slammed the brakes on Assistant Commissioner of Police Bishop Dr Gary Welsh’s tenure as head of the traffic police after two months following a series of comments and actions which have drawn public criticisms about his...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:49 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

There are indications that Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been thrown into more turmoil following reports that Principal Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson has been suspended by the board of directors. There was no...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:47 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that an assessment of dengue cases is suggesting that some parishes are being affected more than others. Since the start of the year, there have been 21 suspected and confirmed...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:45 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC): The police have seized several counterfeit goods as in operations as business places as unsuspecting bargain hunters are being ripped off as they prepare for the new school year...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:45 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St James is again bleeding profusely, as over the past six days, the parish, which is now under a state of emergency (SOE), has recorded five murders, casting an eerie shadow over the ability of the security forces to contain the...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a prominent advocate for legalising marijuana, will again be among the high-profile guests in Jamaica for next month’s fourth staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo. Douglas...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The September month-end deadline originally projected for the completion of works to relocate the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) main entrance on South Camp Road will be missed, according to the National Works Agency (NWA). NWA Communication and...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:08 AMLynford Simpson/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the St Andrew-based August Town Primary has been moving to stem the traumatic impact of violence on its students. August Town, a hotbed of gang violence for many years, experienced a lull in homicides in 2016, leading to...

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