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Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Residents of Allman Town and adjacent communities in central Kingston who are worried about possible dislocation because of the proposed construction of a new Parliament building at the National Heroes Park are being given assurances by the...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 7:26 PM

The state of public emergency in sections of the Corporate Area has been extended for three months to January 7. The extension was unanimously approved in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.   On September 23, Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:52 AMJason Cross

A recent spate of robberies and violence against schoolchildren has prompted a meeting today of the heads of some Kingston high schools at St George's College. The meeting will include representatives from schools in and around Central Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is a complaint of inner-city residents from Negril Point to Morant Point. They think they are being blocked from employment opportunities because of their addresses. And residents of Jones Town in south St Andrew have the same cry.And for Jones...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The South St Andrew community of Jones Town is home to many bright but impressionable young minds, and 23-year-old resident Tremaine Spragg is convinced that a mentorship programme is what is needed to steer them towards success and away from...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Damion English, a 22-year-old resident of the south St Andrew community of Jones Town, is convinced that football is the glue that holds the sometimes volatile area together, but more important, the sport offers him hope.The St Joseph's High School...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

At just 17 years old, the world was just about to open up in all its majesty for Shawn'd Ferguson. He had big dreams of being a success but was taking his time deciding what career path to take. Then tragedy struck.Ferguson was among a group of...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Oswald Williams, chairman of the board of the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), has been summoned to appear before tomorrow's sitting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament.He is to answer questions...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two of the survivors of the vehicular crash in the vicinity of Heroes Circle, Kingston, last Friday night, which claimed the lives of two of their friends, say they too could have easily been killed if it weren't for quick thinking."I had to jump up...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Any decision by the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) to go through with a proposal that would see three sections of its Jamaican operations being moved to the Dominican Republic can be viewed as "chasing corporate greed", one trade unionist has suggested....

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With at least 192 suspected cases of dengue reported since the start of the year, principal medical officer and national epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr at the Ministry of Health said based on most recent statistics, there is no outbreak of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Mellissa Edwards-Whyte would have celebrated her 46th birthday yesterday."Next week, she would have travelled overseas for her daughter's wedding. She was the mother to the children of other Crime Stop counsellors. She volunteered and could be...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamion Mitchell/ Integration Editor

It appears that the RIU Resorts did not carry out adequate background checks on 24-year-old Demar Scott, the entertainment coordinator now arrested for raping two guests at gunpoint at its Montego Bay Riu Reggae Hotel last Thursday night.Scott is...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:06 AM

The Blue Lagoon is the latest site to be declared as a National Monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT).The Portland-based landmark was declared as a National Monument by reason of its aesthetic and scientific values and the site...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Four of Jamaica's top universities, led by their presidents and principals, are coming together for an unprecedented unveiling of their own technology innovations that can impact health, crime, natural disaster risk, and the blue and green economies...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Noting that between six and seven children are born in Jamaica each year with liver disease that can be addressed with transplants, efforts are under way to have these surgeries readily available and accessible.Following two liver transplant...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Four past students, including the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), have been added to the St George's College Hall of Fame.PSOJ President Howard Mitchell, Robert Hill, Clovis Metcalfe and Phillip Wong were the latest...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lucea, HanoverLucea Parish Church Hall1. Tymari Allen, Claremont Primary2. Demarle Mico, Green Island Primary3. Sobrina Dawkins, Rusea's High4. Leonardo McFarlene, March Town SDA Preparatory5. Danique Daley, Green Island PrimaryTop Boy: Demarle Mico...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The pain was as raw yesterday as it was almost 40 days ago when the burnt body of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis was found metres from her house in Trench Town, St Andrew.This time, the emotions flowed inside the Half-Way Tree Seventh-day Adventist...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Montego Bay, St JamesHollis Peter Lynch Building1. Honey Advani, Heinz Simonitsch School2. Malique Markes, St Mary's Preparatory School3. Robyn Hill, Mt Alvernia Preparatory4. Richan Allie Brown, Alcar Academy5. Daniel Johnson, Heinz Simonitsch...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost half of the graduates of the Jamaica Defence Force National Reserve were missing from their passing-out parade (graduation ceremony) on Saturday having been fast-tracked into service in the areas where enhanced security measures have been...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Up to late yesterday, detectives assigned to the Hunts Bay Criminal Investigation Branch were continuing their search for the man believed to have murdered District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte at her home on Farmbrook Avenue, Patrick City,...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Despite an extensive national crusade to get Jamaicans moving, the latest national health and lifestyle survey has shown that 52 per cent of Jamaicans made no attempt to increase their physical activity last year, and for most of those who work, the...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's early childhood programme has been hailed as an example for the region by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The IDB has also ranked Jamaica and Barbados at the top of 58 low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has gone to the Attorney General's Chambers for advice on how to handle disputes involving individuals and health institutions about demands for medical records.According to Tufton, he decided to seek the legal...

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