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Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Italian Special Envoy for the Caribbean Roberto Natali says that his country would be ready to increase its support for regional governments should the European Union ratify a Brexit deal with Britain."We cannot replace Britain fully in terms of all...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Veteran criminal defence attorney Patrick Atkinsonhas rubbished a recommendation by the nation's chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn,, that the law be amended to allow her office to utilise, during a criminal trial, statements given to the police by a...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

With the advancements in technology, have the services of the library become outdated?Maureen Thompson, director general of the Jamaica Library Service, gave a resounding no. Thompson disclosed, however, that the challenge being faced by libraries...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor

WESTERN BUREAU:Crime scene investigators and forensic specialists were kept quite busy yesterday in Fish River district in Orange Bay, Hanover, where they exhumed the remains of American national, 72-...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Barack Obama's historic presidency was a "disappointment" for black people, a retired Jamaican businessman now living in the United States (US) has asserted.Leonard 'Gerry' Grindley, former chairman and managing director of the Grimax Group of...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The embattled human resource manager for Petrojam, Yolande Ramharrack, has resigned. Her resignation took effect on November 22.Ramharrack had been under scrutiny since July when it was revealed that she was hired without the required qualifications...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon taxi operator told the court yesterday thathe gave the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a false name in his first three statements out of fear."I was afraid because of what I see happening," the witness said, testifying...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 7:15 PM

Defence attorneys today called the Crown’s key witness in the so-called police death squad case a liar, saying he has failed to provide consistent answers at the trial of the three policemen charged with the September 5, 2011 murder of Andrew Bisson.

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 9:44 AM

Police investigators are now in Green Island, Hanover preparing to exhume a body from a shallow grave.

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The National Identification System (NIDS) will be a major tool for curbing cybercrime, according to Richard Delapenha of the Office of the Prime Minister."In Jamaica, there was a study done some time ago and it says that we lose up to $64 billion...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Jamaica scored poorly in the category of safety and security but still gained four places, moving into the 54th position in this year's Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, which captured data from 149 countries.The ranking placed Jamaica eighth of...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has reacted with dismay at the recent revelation about the treatment of detainees under the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James.Mitchell said the PSOJ was not...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A diverse group, including several persons who have not yet made it on to the national stage, has been nominated for this year's RJRGLEANER Honour Awards, with nominations set to be closed today.They join some of the island's best-known companies,...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

When Inspector Davon Shirley was placed in charge of the Red Hills Police Station in St Andrew North more than five years ago, residents who wished to host constant parties without respect for the Noise Abatement Act did not see eye to eye with him....

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson/Senior Staff Reporter

SANTIAGO, CHILE:Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean are five times more likely to be murdered than those in other parts of the world. In fact, at least 67 youth between the ages of 10 and 19 years old are the victims of homicide daily in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday told the court that Andrew Bisson's last words were "me daddy a police", before meeting his demise in a board house in the Corn Piece district in Hayes, Clarendon, on September 5, 2011.Testifying during the trial of...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry says that with each extension of states of public emergency (SOEs), her office receives less cooperation from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Harrison Henry, who yesterday made her second appearance in less...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 2:39 PM

A disagreement between the prosecutors and defence attorneys about adducing into evidence photographs of a crime scene, this morning prompted an early adjournment of the so-called death squad murder trial for three Clarendon cops in Kingston's Home Circuit Court.

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Fear and dependency are still believed to be the major reasons Jamaican women remain in abusive relationships.Joyce Hewett, acting executive director of the female support group Womam Inc, told a Gleaner Editors' Forum late last week that studies...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A dangerous subculture, where some Jamaican women expect to be physically abused as a show of love from their partners, is making the work of non-governmental organisa-tions catering to women's empowerment extremely difficult.Described as a global...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says approximately $100 million has been earmarked to transform the Old Shoes Market on St James Street in Montego Bay into a modern arcade for small business owners.Davis, who is also chairman of the St...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says that the education system needs to be overhauled to ensure that students at all levels are exposed to the best opportunities to excel.Speaking at a fundraising event in North Central Clarendon on the...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The following statement is issued by the vice-chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.The headline of the story originally published in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper dated November 25, 2018, and...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Thanks to the government of Japan and the United States Agency for International Develop-ment, Jamaicans in need of HIV treatment or those who want to get tested for the virus can now do so at the expanded Jamaica AIDS Support for Life in St Andrew....

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

At least one curriculum and assessment specialist has expressed concerns about the Ministry of Education's approach to combine the scores of students who fell in the categories of 'standard met' and 'standard nearly met' for the recent Primary Exit...

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