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Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has charged his ministry, the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) in particular, to rescue the country from the crime epidemic.In his keynote address at the National Parent Month Media...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Some of Jamaica's 10-year-olds are not fully literate in numeracy and literacy, yet they already have a frightening command of how gangs operate and are replicating violent gangster behaviour in their primary schools.This revelation was made by...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The problems of accountability and delays in dealing with child abuse cases are expected to come to an end after Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, revealed that the Child Development Agency (CDA) and...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

In four short months, an additional 3,187 persons living with disabilities (PDWs) have been identified and subsequently placed on the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) non-mandatory registry.The heightened registration, made...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A Manchester man who detailed for police investigators how, with assistance from his girlfriend, he used a knife to cut the throat of her 11-year-old brother two times was yesterday convicted of murder.Kayode Garwood, 28, was found guilty in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Peter Bunting, the newly minted chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, said more than 200 persons with mental illnesses are now being held at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre inSt Andrew and has raised concerns that this could...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The signing of a memorandum of understanding for technical assistance between the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will assist the ministry's plans to provide another hospital in western Jamaica geared...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher has agreed to continue in the post until month end, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) announced yesterday.According to the ECJ, this is to allow the Supreme Court to hear an application filed by Fisher...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Classes are slated to resume on Campus One at Anchovy High School in St James today, following yesterday's suspension in the wake of an incident in which the dean of discipline was attacked by a group of girls. He suffered a serious...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Government and opposition lawmakers yesterday gave their unswerving support to a further 60-day extension of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James.Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Representatives...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Failure on the part of the Government to provide an explanation as to why non-tax revenue missed the projected target has not escaped the attention of Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, who examined the Interim Fiscal Policy Paper (FPP) that was...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Veteran political commentator Dr Paul Ashley said the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will earn the ire of South East St Mary if the very public promises made in the run up to Monday's by-election are not kept.Ashley, in an interview with The...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:58 PM

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is to act in the post for another month. Fisher, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, has filed an application seeking to challenge his removal

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:51 AMErica Virtue

Jubilant Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters brought the main street in Annotto Bay to a standstill, forcing everyone and everything to a halt for several hours, as the party held a celebration meeting at the car park in the town yesterday.The JLP...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaicans should soon begin to experience more compassion from medical practitioners when they visit public clinics and hospitals, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has said.He was speaking to The Gleaner yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica has the potential to be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean, with a knowledge, tech-savvy generation at its core to drive economic and industrial development, noted University of Technology (UTech) student, Orande Harris."My hope is for...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A virtually trouble-free by-election process, was how Dr Lloyd Barnett, chairman of the election watchdog group Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), described the process to elect new members of parliament in three constituencies.He...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher was summoned to a meeting last Wednesday and informed that his tenure would come to an end today, his attorney Hugh Wildman has asserted.Wildman claimed, too, that no reason was given for Fisher's termination...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

In short order, the People's National Party's (PNP) Mark Golding and Angela Brown Burke will be taking their seats in the Lower House, having scored emphatic electoral wins in yesterday's by-elections in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West,...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 8:09 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party’s Dr Norman Dunn has trounced the political neophyte the People’s National Party Dr Shane Alexis in the St Mary South East by-election.

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 4:59 PM

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is now taking legal action to prevent the Electoral Commission of Jamaica from removing him from the job.

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 2:02 PM

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Depending on today's result in the by-election between the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Norman Dunn and the People's National Party's Dr Shane Alexis in South East St Mary, another legal battle over who is qualified to sit in the country's Parliament...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Long-time residents of the North East St Andrew community of Grants Pen are calling on Government to invest in job creation so that qualified and skilled youngsters don't fall through the cracks.Participating in the latest Gleaner On the Corner with...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Prominent attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie has expressed concern that no action is being taken against cops who manufacture evidence against accused persons to secure convictions.Champagnie made his comments last Friday following the acquittal of an...

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