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Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The tourism sector was dragged into the spotlight yesterday, following an article published in the international media which reported that more than 70 United States (US) tourists have been raped at some of Jamaica's top resorts over several years....

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

For its 146th anniversary as the capital of Jamaica, Kingston will receive a three-day tribute in March 2019, in the form of the Kingston City Marathon, which is poised to bring together thousands of locals and foreigners.The inaugural international...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The findings of the latest U-Report poll have indicated that most young Jamaicans have never been cyber-bullied.But a few of the persons who have experienced it have since stepped forward to give chilling accounts of their ordeal. They want to raise...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Labelling Government Senator Charles Sinclair as "an idiot", former minister of national security Peter Bunting has responded with disdain to a call for him to tell the country what he knows about a firearm dealer's licence issued to the operator of...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:entertainment promoters who are staging medium-size to large events in St James will be mandated to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) as part of their security measures under the ongoing state of public emergency in the parish....

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Scotiabank Jamaica yesterday made a donation of J$1.4 million to three schools in St James as part of its Nutrition for Learning programme. Thirty-four schools island-wide will receive a combined amount of $20 million to assist their...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The success of the Critical Care Nursing Programme could be a template for similar programmes being developed to address the shortage of specialist nurses in other areas of the sector, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has posited.He was...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica's second-highest court has tossed out the appeal filed by a Manchester man against the 18-year prison sentence handed to him for throwing his female companion off a second-floor balcony, leaving her paralysed from the waist down.Oral Gammon...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean could be a force to be reckoned with if its leaders would cooperate more, according to Kai Bridgewater, 2018 class valedictorian at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill.Bridgewater, a Jamaican student who received a...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Charles Buchanan, commu-nications manager at the National Water Commission (NWC), has reported that there has been moderate improvement in water levels across the island, specifically at the Hermitage Dam in St Andrew.Buchanan told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A fish vendor-turned-police informant testified yester-day that although he entered into an arrangement with the Clarendon Police Division to help them recover illegal firearms, it was murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown who...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys representing residents of Industry Cove in Hanover will today present their arguments to Justice Judith Pusey as they seek leave for a judicial review of the construction of a sewage plant at a National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme being...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Dr Clover Baker-Brown, spokesperson for the Montego Bay, St James-based advocacy group Sarah's Children, has described as outrageous and frightening reports of the almost 13,000 cases of child abuse reported to the Child Protection and Family...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 800 new students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, have been deregistered for failing to pay their tuition fee or arranging a payment scheme, and there are claims that more than twice that number of returning...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has reported a 20 per cent increase in the number of abuse cases being reported to its investigators, with some blood-curdling cases on the list.These include a case where a three-year-old boy...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A six-member jury at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston last week was made to listen to August 6, August 10, and September 29, 2013, interviews the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) conducted with Police Constable Collis '...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 8,000 indigent patients - many living below the poverty line - with non-communicable diseases are to receive free medication courtesy of locally based pharmaceutical company Indies Pharma.The company has donated medications...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica-based Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, in a letter to local Jews yesterday, said that he was "shocked and in disbelief, not just for the devastating loss of life, but for the basis of these senseless murders," as he responded to the...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Founder of the youth advocacy group Hear the Children's Cry, Betty Ann Blaine, is calling for greater monitoring of what is being sold at the island's school gates.Weeks after concerns were expressed that efforts by the ministries of health and...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis & Arthur Hall

A new liquid candy being marketed to the children at primary schools across the island, with a symbol that appears to be rainbow-coloured male genitalia, has sparked outrage from some parents and children advocates.The CiCi liquid fruit candy comes...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Seventh-day Adventist and the newer religious denominations in Jamaica have seemingly escaped the scourge of squatting, which has thousands of acres owned by the established churches occupied by squatters.The Reverend Garnett Roper, who for...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With the Lower House of Parliament approving the 25 amendments to the proposed Fisheries Act by the Upper House, there are increasing fears by members of the local fishing industry that the new legislation could ruin their livelihood.The legislation...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

General Secretary of the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO), Helene Davis Whyte, has rejected claims that among the issues causing a delay in naming a new head for the Jamaica Fire Brigade is a lack of succession planning.Last...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The flow of guns from the United States into Jamaica continues to occupy the minds of top military leaders in the two countries, and last Friday this was listed among the major mutual threats faced by both countries.Chief of Defence Staff for the...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston

Up to late yesterday, the police had not yet established a motive for Friday night's double murder in May Pen, Clarendon.The victims have since been identified as 55-year-old Gladstone 'Cuban' Allen, a driver employed to the May Pen Library Service...

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