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Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Indicating that it was too early to determine the success of the popular Jamaica Moves Campaign, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton believes the message has reached most if not all Jamaicans.The ministry has been taking the message of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has extended sincere con-dolences to the government and people of Haiti following a major earthquake that hit the country on Saturday.A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the French-speaking nation on Saturday, October 6,...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:10 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP):The US Geological Survey (USGS) says a 5.2 magnitude aftershock rattled northern Haiti, a day after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake left at least 12 dead and 188 injured at the same location. The USGS says the aftershock's...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:08 AM

Police yesterday morning foiled a break-in at the Scotiabank at the Oxford House, Oxford Road in St Andrew. Up to press time, one man was in custody and two were on the run. According to reports, approximately...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) this week became the first Caribbean and non-American recipient of the NACOLE (National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement) Achievement in Oversight Award.The award was...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has been backed by Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, who, too, is adamant that change must come to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) if the issues of crime and violence are to be brought under...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Half-Way Tree, St Andrew: Pentecostal Tabernacle Church Hall1. Ashleigh Jarrett, Immaculate Conception HighSchool2. Kayona Campbell, Campion College3. Armani Dyer, Ardenne High School4. Ajani McFarlene, Campion College5. Nyela Fearon, Ardenne...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

More Jamaican women are opting to undergo a double mastectomy as a precautionary measure against breast cancer, a growing trend as a result of the 'Angelina Jolie Effect', one local expert has suggested.A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A leading voice in the Jamaican diaspora has fired back at government Senator Kerensia Morrison, pointing out that the shipment of guns and ammunition found at the wharf in Kingston last week is not a reflection of all Jamaicans living overseas."...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Jamaica Defence Force soldier was arrested yesterday after he was allegedly held with an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition.The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed the incident, which...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Media personality and comedienne Elva Ruddock died yesterday. Reports are that she had been ailing for some time with lupus and had been hospitalised.News of her death has shocked the entertainment, media and theatre industries on which Ruddock made...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:10 AM

At least six people are reported to have died after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Caribbean neighbours Haiti on Saturday evening. The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic were also affected.Haiti's Civil Protection agency is quoted as...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Operator of A1 Training Institute, Julie Morris, is defending the integrity of the private entity, and charging that the critics are making mischief as it relates to her school.Responding to a recent publication in The Sunday Gleaner, Morris said...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKerensia Morrison

I spent my early childhood years in a hellish household. Violence from my father's drunkenness was chilling.My mother, a teacher and daughter of a pastor, never realised abuse when it started. She told me that she thought that he was playing until...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Several Jamaicans are forging doctors' signatures to secure strong pain-relieving drugs such as morphine and pethidine, raising fear among pharmacists that the country could be facing a growing abuse of prescription narcotics.At a meeting last...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

More than one year after Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck first indicated that the Government would be speedily reviewing and modernising Jamaican laws with ridiculously low fines, the justice ministry is now promising that the first set will be...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With the closure of the Three Miles intersection at the usually busy Portia Simpson Miller Square for road improvements, the windshield wipers, who are normally seen hustling there, have migrated to other sections of the Corporate Area, with the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With Jamaicans trying to come to grips with a spate of domestic disputes ending in murder in recent weeks, president of the Jamaica Council of Churches, Merlyn Hyde-Riley, is concerned that some persons are remaining in loveless relationships...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Acknowledging that the Bible has been used by some Christians in instances to justify abuse in the church, deputy general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Professor Isabel Apawo Phiri, has called upon the clergy to also consider...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Veteran broadcaster and musicologist Dermott Hussey has joined the team at Music 99 FM. Hussey, known for his extensive knowledge of all musical genres, brings to the table more than 50 years of experience, which he will no doubt use to great...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for a renewed focus on ways the country can benefit from the opportunities that the natural environment and environmental sustainability can provide, which can enhance Jamaica's resilience and inclusiveness for all citizens....

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Mauricio Pulido, chief executive officer of GB Energy Texaco Jamaica, said that with the launch of his company's liquid petroleum gas (LPG), called Autogas, motorists who convert their vehicles will benefit from a significant reduction in the price...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has defended the Government's position to remove bullas from schools, noting that their checks have indicated that the initiative was a waste of resources.Reid, while addressing the 54th Jamaica Teachers' Association's...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Government Senator Kerensia Morrison has urged Jamaicans overseas to help stem the murder rate in their homeland by stopping the shipping of guns into the country."Send us opportunities. Send us the school fees. Send the lunch money. Send the money...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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