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Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A deepening rift is emerging among People’s National Party (PNP) factions in the West Rural St Andrew constituency, which was vacated by Jennifer Housen, who last week blasted the secretariat for its administration of the seat. Rohan Banks, one of...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Mountain View are fearful that yesterday’s daring daylight murder of a reputed lieutenant of an eastern St Andrew crime lord could trigger a series of reprisals in the violence-plagued community. The incident took place at a medical...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party politician-cum-lecturer Othniel Lawrence was parachuted into a Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) consultancy that has been described by the interim president as a one-of-a-kind contract sealed by the institution. Parliament’s...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU: The collapse of the gang trial against 19 people who were alleged to have made Dexter Street their headquarters of horror has rattled the nerves of residents and business persons in Savanna-la-Mar, fearful of a resurgence of...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A DNA sample is needed from Rahjif Morgan, the man charged with the murder of University of Technology student Demar Stennett, in order for the case against him to progress in the St James Circuit Court. During Morgan’s brief...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have been heavily criticised for breaching the constitutional rights of two men by ignoring court orders for them to be released. Western Jamaica attorney-at-law Don Foote is fuming that the police have...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Without the main witness, believed dead, to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Dexter Street Gang, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has indicated that the case would not succeed. The alleged gangsters –...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

There has been no increase in service charges on the side of the Port of Kingston administered by Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Chief Executive Officer Grantley Stephenson has said. Kingston Wharves is one of two terminals at the Port of Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Despite achieving a Vision 2030 target more than a decade early, instead of celebrating, policymakers are now downbeat that a tapering off of the population growth rate could land Jamaica in “serious problems”. Members of Parliament’s Public...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite more than a decade of aggressive lobbying to protect Brand Jamaica internationally, there is resistance from other nations profiting from the use of the country’s name. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, LilyClaire Bellamy, executive...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: vouchers, invoices and cheques were among the documents listed as being examined by the handwriting expert who took the stand yesterday as the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued. The witness said that a...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief technical director of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), Robin Sykes, has said that members of the Constabulary Financial Unit (CFU), comprising police personnel, arrested and charged former Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

An expert has asserted that the failure to revolutionise the country’s education system to usher in new methods of teaching to make students crave information would be a betrayal of the nation’s children. Speaking at the inaugural Education...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IF Justice Minister Delroy Chuck were to have his way, Jamaican men would only be granted paternity leave if they are married or living with the mother of their children. The issue of paternity leave has triggered wide-scale public...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid is joining the call for cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou, to be declared a national hero. Delivering the main address at a Heroes Day...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:10 AM

KINGSTON (CMC): The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is calling for a ban on the importation and sale of e-cigarettes, warning that the product may cause irreversible lung damage and lung...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite seven of 19 Jamaican police divisions being under a state of emergency (SOE), murders and shootings are still higher as at October 19 this year than for the corresponding period in 2018. Last week alone, there were 34 murders across the...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former police Corporal Clive ‘Karate Georgie’ Lawrence’s exploits have attained legendary status in St James, and he himself was publicly recognised for his heroic deeds on Monday when he was listed among 17 honourees at the 2019...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/ Gleaner Writer

Marva Lawson-Byfield was born in Westmoreland but moved to St James in 1977 – a decision that would change the course of her life. The pretrained teacher received instruction at the Cornwall School of Nursing and served at Cornwall Regional...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s political class has been accused by one of the country’s most high-profile honours inductees of betraying the legacy of Marcus Garvey and other national heroes and failing to prioritise the teaching of Afrocentric history. Dr Julius...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndré Williams and Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writers

There are fresh jitters and deepening anxiety about “increasing inefficiencies” at the Port of Kingston that have caused a logjam in cargo movement and an uptick in storage fees that has rattled stakeholders amid heightened concerns as the...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When Carol Clarke got around the steering wheel of a Lada for her first driving lesson, the 20-something showed the diminutive Russian-made motor car that she had bigger beasts to conquer. Her spunk so impressed her driving instructor, a Mr Miller...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 8:48 PM

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has been discharged from hospital seven days after he was admitted with injuries received in a car accident at his Norbook, St Andrew home.Patterson received injuries to his one of his knees and his hip.Last...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Veronica Campbell-Brown won her first Olympic medal in 2000 as part of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning women’s 4x100m relay team that included Merlene Ottey. Last night, the multiple Olympic and World champion was honoured with a statue in her...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s deadliest police region, St Andrew South, is among police divisions and units across the island that have been given new heads in the latest shake-up of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s top brass. St Andrew South, which has racked up an...

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