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Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell and Brian Walker/ Staff Reporters

"Obey the law," was the firm and ominous warning from Leader of Government Business Kamina Johnson Smith as lawmakers in the Upper House yesterday gave the nod to the new Road Traffic Act with a staggering 161 amendments.Indicating that it would not...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The spotlight will be on the ground-breaking and far-reaching Data Protection Bill in a specially convened town hall being organised to stimulate debate and answer questions from the public about the legislation.The forum is being organised by a...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has said that its General Council voted yesterday to accept the latest salary offer from the Government to public sector teachers.The JTA said that it has communicated this decision to the Ministry of Finance...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jennifer Messado, one of the nation's top real estate attorneys, was taken into custody by the police late yesterday.Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, who heads the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime division, confirmed that Messado...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A deliberate and strategic approach is necessary to meet the challenges that abound in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), says Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson.These challenges, he said, are not insurmountable but would...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Lisa Hanna, the opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs, believes that Jamaica has been too silent on critical issues related to international relations."The United States has announced trade sanctions and tariffs. Britain has decided to withdraw...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Reflecting on Teacher's Day celebrations throughout the years, Fae Lindsey, an educator at the Morant Bay Primary School, has expressed gratitude for being recognised, but she said that there have been several misconceptions that continue to plague...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:It appears that all is not well with water coming from the 23 minor water-supply systems scattered across the parish of Hanover. The Hanover Health Department has raised concerns about the quality of the water with the Hanover...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

While lauding the Government for its efforts to certify early childhood institutions, Opposition Spokesman on Education Ronald Thwaites has said that this is insufficient to bring about the revolution of care and healthy socialisation required for...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With its already massive appeal on the world stage, Jamaica's technological innovations and products will be on show at the World Expo in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to State Minister for Foreign Affairs Pearnel Charles Jr.He made the...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Dionne Jackson Miller-led Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has called on the Government to immediately resume, as a matter of urgency, the traditional post-Cabinet press briefings.In a press statement issued yesterday, the PAJ said that there...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Supreme Court is to hear on June 8 the claim brought by People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson challenging the National Identification and Registration Act 2017 (NIDS).The Opposition has insisted that sections of the act...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to supply electricity to scores of residents in Hope Pastures, St Andrew, through underground cables at its own expense, the Supreme Court has ruled."Goliath wins again," one resident,...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The privilege of carrying a licensed firearm has been taken from the man who pulled his handgun inside the National Commercial Bank in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last month.In a letter, signed by the board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) on...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

 

 

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that neither had any intention to cause damage to the other's organisational reputation, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Integrity Commission have decided to bury the hatchet nearly two years after the former filed a suit...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A police constable on Tuesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting a nine-year-old girl while he was chasing a suspect in the inner-city community of Majesty Gardens nearly 15 years ago.Walter Spike, 54, entered the plea after a jury...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Despite having a zone of special operations and a state of emergency in force in western Jamaica, the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force Periodic Crime Statistics Review continues to paint an ugly picture of the region, with well above...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has insisted that the final decision to appoint a new principal for the Mona Campus has not been taken, following The Gleaner's report yesterday that Professor Dale Webber would take up the post on October 1...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans should continue to track developments and brace for fallout from Tuesday's announcement by United States President Donald Trump that he intends to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, Leonard Green, past president of the Jamaica Gasolene...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Making his first public comment since the implementation of the state of emergency in St James in January of this year, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that the steps taken were unavoidable. Parliament recently extended the...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

More youth are set to gain employment through the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP) as the Government has disclosed plans to provide approximately $1.2 billion in budgetary support this year."Last year, Mr Speaker, we put $200 million into the...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

For a great portion of her life, Arlene Bernard, principal of the Maranatha Basic School in Waterhouse, St Andrew, was like a rolling stone, gathering no moss.Along with her mother, grandmother, and siblings, she did not have an assigned place to...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter has his eyes on the movement of oil prices on the world market as a result of geopolitical factors. Oil prices have risen 17.7 per cent since January, and the upward trajectory is already causing worry about...

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