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Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The new-found confidence, which is making residents in Hanover increasingly comfortable in providing vital information to the police, is making life difficult for criminals in that parish as they no longer have the luxury of operating...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Christine Gooden Benguche believes that the Church needs to see homosexuals and persons who have had abortions as Jesus did instead of disseminating condemnation.Benguche is the first female president of the Methodist Church in Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Members of the Upper House yesterday passed legislation with five amendments to absolve certain national heroes from criminal liability in specified events. However, one lawmaker urged his colleagues to insert in the proposed law that the country's...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Excerpts from George William Gordon's letter to his wife, which was written less than an hour before his death:"My beloved Lucy, General Nelson has just been kind enough to inform me that the court martial on Saturday last, has ordered me to be...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna-Kaye Monteith/ Gleaner Writer

Forty-four year-old Doreen Dyer, who, for the last couple of months has taken on the alias 'Machete Mom', can now breathe a sigh of relief following the closure of her case before the St Thomas Parish Court.Dyer ignited national fury last year...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Gleaner Writer

Breast cancer patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) who are Her2 positive are being denied access to a highly effective drug, Herceptin, through the National Heath Fund (NHF), according to Dr Saphire Longmore. The senator...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:53 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration will be announcing measures shortly to address the use of styrofoam and single-use plastic bags that have posed serious environmental and health concerns locally. Government senator Matthew Samuda, who piloted a...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A culture of impatience is how the first female president of the Methodist Church in Jamaica has described the root cause of crime and violence that have been overwhelming Jamaica. The Reverend Christine Gooden Benguche was elected at the St John...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Anxiety and high stress levels racked a number of students who were among the first cohort who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) when it replaced the Common Entrance Examination in 1999. However, Fabian Bernard recalled that his situation...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Complaints by visitors to Jamaica have been trending down over the past five years despite a recent travel advisory issued by the United States Department of State, warning tourists to avoid secluded places or situations, even in resorts.Last month...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Concerned members of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) have called into question the stewardship of some members of its board of directors who they claim cannot account for millions of dollars in grant funding provided by international agencies....

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government has set aside $30 million over the next three years to fund high-quality research projects, as part of an agreement on research and development between Jamaica and South Africa in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water research,...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A satellite that will be able to send back weather maps and live updates of weather patterns of the Caribbean is being developed at the University of the West Indies for launch into space.The Programme for the Enhancement and Application of our...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The owners of Caricel, Jamaica have sold their controlling interest to a South African entity, Involution Limited, ending a long running nightmare for the Andrew Holness administration.Since early last year, the Government has been trying to ease...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

To ensure every mobile customer gets the most out of their data, telecommunications provider Digicel has reintroduced its crack team of 'Data Doctors'.Based on customer feedback and calls for simplified offerings, transparent charging and ways to...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The clearest signal yet that some of the alleged criminals fleeing the state of emergency in St James have slipped through the police-military dragnet and escaped into other western parishes was revealed during yesterday's monthly...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday strengthened its partnership with National Integrity Action (NIA) through the signing of a sub-award agreement at the NIA's Holborn Road offices in New Kingston, worth roughly $45...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Gleaner Reporter

Senior Opposition lawmaker Senator K.D. Knight has suggested that those close to Prime Minister Andrew Holness who do not have the fortitude to tell him he is wrong in the controversial decision to appoint Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice are "...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 4:41 PM

State minister in the National Security Ministry Pearnel Charles Jnr has asserted that many criminals see serving jail time as a badge of honour and the government is working to change this. Charles was speaking this morning in the Sate of the...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

South West St Catherine Member of Parliament Everald Warmington on Tuesday voiced his intention to take steps, starting in the new financial year, to ensure that parliamentarians observe the requisite decorum consistent with House procedures, at all...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Illegally constructed buildings, both by squatters and legitimate landowners, is increasingly becoming a bother to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), which is now preparing to tackle the problem head-on with a view of putting a...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The leadership of the Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) has demanded the immediate resignation of Professor Anthony Harriott, head of the Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA) for what is being described as "erroneous and disparaging" comments...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday tabled the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica's Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks.The 144-page report from the commission, which was led by former prime minister Bruce Golding, is...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has in its possession more than 7,000 titles for housing solutions for which the mortgages have long matured, while others remain locked in its vault awaiting outstanding closing payments of $20,000 or less,...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The senior management of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) who attended The Gleaner's Editors' Forum yesterday were asked to say one thing that they would like Jamaicans to know about the HAJ.Nakia McMorris, project development analyst"HAJ is a...

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