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Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:31 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown is investigating what she has called credible allegations of vote-buying in yesterday’s high-stakes Eastern Portland by-election. Parchment Brown told The Gleaner that the police would be investigating the...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:30 AM

Boston, Portland: Labourites and Comrades descended on Boston, the home of jerk, in droves yesterday as the high-stakes East Portland battle came to a climax. Several vendors enjoyed good sales as party supporters turned up in large numbers, making...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Even though four decades have passed, Joy Nelson remembers the Jamaica Labour Party’s victory in the 1980 general election like it was yesterday. Nelson, 59, has worked in various roles, including as runner and outdoor agent in East Portland. But...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Even though more than 7,000 native or descended Jamaicans may be beneficiaries of a portion of the £200 million Windrush Compensation Scheme, the British high commissioner here has urged against focusing on monetising the trauma of the thousands of...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Principals of embattled firm Caricel Jamaica have labelled the Government’s revocation of operations licences as tantamount to a conspiracy aimed at preventing the start-up company from providing direct competition to “incumbent foreign-owned...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In an attempt to salvage pride following anti-gay chants aimed at Kingston College (KC), which were captured on video, Calabar High head boy Andre McKenzie and seven other students trekked from Red Hills Road to North Street yesterday to officially...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Today’s high-stakes by-election in East Portland could cause tremors as pundits and party officials will judge whether the result could be a weathervane of the political fortunes of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party and the Opposition People’s...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, East Portland: Passionate about her role as assistant cluster manager, Tashana Watson, who hails from Lighthouse Road, a depressed community in East Portland, said she is inspired by nostalgia and her loyalty to the People’s...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:18 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Yet another figure has emerged as the total salary package for former Petrojam human resource manager Yolande Ramharrack. New documents presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Tuesday indicate that Ramharrack’s annual...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson

A 38-year-old former taxi operator was yesterday accused of using media reports to formulate his evidence to the court, as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies continued at the...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Lionel Myrie has been fingered as the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) director who submitted a sponsorship request to Petrojam from a reportedly unregistered citizens’ group that ended up with a $9-million donation being disbursed from the...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Junior Education Minister Alando Terrelonge says the ministry will soon have in place a values and attitudes policy to address indiscipline in schools. This comes in light of a number of videos showing Calabar High School students chanting...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Christopher Tufton has sounded the warning that stricter regulations on foods high in trans and saturated fats and sodium, as well as for tobacco and alcohol products, are on the horizon. “When we talk about lifestyle issues, I...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Junior Hayles, a 30-year-old police constable assigned to the Kingston East Division, has been charged with murder in connection with the July 2018 shooting of 33-year-old Vince Walcott of a St Catherine address. Nicole Montaque, a 34-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite rigorous attempts by defence attorneys to discredit a witness in the ongoing trial of Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged gang members yesterday, he maintained that he told the truth during his week-long testimony to the court. The witness,...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a 2017 accident which claimed two lives, is scheduled to undergo her long-awaited committal hearing on May 2, after the hearing was postponed for a...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 10:44 PM

St Jago High School has beaten Kingston College to be crowned the 2019 Television Jamaica Schools’ Challenge Quiz champion. "Monk Street, it’s coming home,” said team captain Chanarie Lindsay after the win, referring to the address of his school. KC had won the toss and asked St Jago to go first in what was a keen battle at the outset with the four-member teams vying for top honours for the 50th renewal of the Caribbean’s longest running television programme.

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:22 AM

In an attempt to quell the flare-up of violence in Eastern Portland, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang, who is also the national security minister, toured one of the volatile areas, Halls Avenue, and met with residents on...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Tempers flared among People’s National Party (PNP) supporters yesterday after it was revealed that a polling station, which is in proximity to its constituency office at Smatt Road in Port Antonio, Portland, was illegally...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:22 AMJerome Reynolds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean source country of marijuana and a significant transit point for cocaine trafficked from South America to North America and other international markets. Further, traffickers export Jamaica-grown marijuana to...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys are this morning expected to carry out their cross-examination of the Crown’s second witness, who is said to be a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang which allegedly carried out several robberies and other crimes across at...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, commanding officer for St James, has moved to assure members of the local Chinese business community in the western parish that the security forces are working to ensure that the commercial environment...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The leaders of the joint observer team for Thursday’s by-election in East Portland have declared that any breaches of the electoral process will be reported and the necessary action taken by the relevant authorities. Citizens Action for Fair and...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority, said construction of the long-awaited Western Children’s Hospital, which will be located in Montego Bay, is scheduled to begin in June and is expected to be...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer -

Discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid has pulled the plug on his foray into representational politics, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has revealed. Further, JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has disclosed that his party, which forms the...

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