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Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner

Dennis Chung, chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, told The Gleaner yesterday that arsonists were responsible for the majority of the 11 fires at several dumps across the island in the last two months, raising concerns about...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With the recent departure of Andrew Wheatley from the Cabinet, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley says senior member Karl Samuda, who lost his portfolio as industry and agriculture minister in late March, should be saddled with the task to oversee...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Over the last 10 years, 26 attorneys-at-law have been disbarred by the General Legal Council of Jamaica, the majority as a result of professional misconduct stemming from criminal charges.Since the start of the year, the profession has been thrown...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With five murders last week and a number of alleged killers on the run, Hanover is now on the brink of eclipsing the 60 murders committed last year as the current tally for 2018 is 39, with five full months to go in the year."We are...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Gleaner Writer

The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) has weighed in on public debate about governance issues and hiring practices in the public sector.On July 30, HRMAJ President Karl Williams wrote to the prime minister expressing "great...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A major fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew, which authorities strongly believe was set by arsonists on Sunday afternoon, is almost under full control. But acting commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Stewart Beckford, has warned residents...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew has caused serious air-quality and health issues in parts of Kingston and St Andrew, as well as sections of St Catherine, since Sunday, leaving many residents livid.However, neither residents nor government...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) indicated late yesterday that it was too early to determine its next move after receiving the go-ahead from the Supreme Court to execute a search warrant at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Up...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The ongoing scandal that began at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has claimed its latest casualty with the resignation yesterday of Andrew Wheatley as minister of science and technology. This follows several weeks of allegations of nepotism...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In his resignation letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday, Andrew Wheatley said that against the background of continued questions, it was agreed that there should be a general performance review of the board and executive levels of the...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The May Pen Unit for the Deaf, located in Woodside, a remote district in rural Clarendon, caters to the educational needs of children from 10 months old to 21 years of age.A satellite school of the Lister Mair-Gilby High School for the Deaf, more...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Customs Agency is standing behind its decision to demand that persons come into its offices to provide electronic verification of the amount that they have paid for goods they order online.Several persons have complained about the hassle...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From outside, the Monymusk Branch Library in Alley, Clarendon, makes an engaging postcard picture.The old-style architecture highlighted by oven-baked bricks with a pitched timber roof harks back to an era when sugar was king. Now this remnant of a...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The many teaching aids adorning the walls are a reflection of the rich learning environment at New Life Basic School in Dunbeholden, St Catherine.The school, which recently benefited from significant funding from the European Union for refurbishing...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Acting deputy commissioner of the Jamaica Customs Agency, Kirk Benjamin, is urging Jamaicans to understand and accept the security measure implemented to cut down on the underinvoicing of goods being imported into the island through online purchases...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition senator K.D. Knight wants the Government to carry out a deed poll and rename the Edward Seaga Highway the Kingsley Thomas Highway.The North-South leg of Highway 2000 was recently named after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, but in the...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Policeman shot, two alleged gunmen killed in Clarendon crossfireUp to press time yesterday, two men killed in an alleged shoot-out with members of the police team in Dampie, Clarendon, had not been identified.The Gleaner was told that a police team...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Residents of Zephyrton in Linstead, St Catherine, had to cancel their weekly River Bash Sunday party on the banks of the Rio Cobre yesterday after a smelly white substance was seen in the water, and they are blaming the West Indies Alumina Company (...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The former leadership of the State-owned Petrojam oil refinery spent more than J$1.4 million (US$10,500) to host a 'staff party' for 25 guests at the upscale Palms at Palmyra in Montego Bay, St James, on September 19, last year.That was less than 24...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The police are probing claims that a flammable liquid substance was seen at one of two areas where a fire broke out at the Riverton City landfill yesterday.Up to late yesterday evening, several firefighters were at the dump trying to put out the...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

News last week that a Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as 'Dr Bumbum' was arrested over the death of a patient in a botched operation has again put the issue of the risk persons are putting themselves through when they opt for nips...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Almost one in every four female sex workers who participated in a recent survey reported being raped at least once in their life.An equal number of exotic dancers also reported being raped in the 4th Generational Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Officials of the Ministry of Health will be attending the orientation ceremonies of high schools across the island in an effort to get more girls vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), after a slow start to the programme last year.The...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Like many of the boys at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 15-year-old Rojay Bates seemed destined for a bleak future, but come September, he will get another opportunity to attend high school, and the youngster has already penned his...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Approximately 3,000 delegates should be on the voters' list when the People's National Party (PNP) elects its four vice-presidents come September 15.Six persons, incumbents Dr Angela Brown Burke, Dr Fenton Ferguson and Dr Wykeham McNeill; and new-...

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