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Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:30 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Mid-level hotels are among unscrupulous customers that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will be going after as the power provider moves to drive down electricity theft through its smart meter initiative. Last year, 89 persons were...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A senior member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force yesterday testified that Odeen ‘Brinks’ Smith made incriminating statements while he was being transported to Kingston after being arrested in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, on December 2, 2017. “Mi know...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the police lament the high number of sexual abuse cases in the St Andrew North Police Division in which Sterling Castle Heights falls, residents are saying that they are fighting tough battles on several fronts in trying to safely traverse the...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:18 AM

A delay in constructing the Lathbury Barracks at the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) Up Park Camp headquarters in St Andrew has resulted in taxpayers being asked to fork out three times the original estimated cost for half the number of buildings,...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:17 AM

A non-intimate DNA sample has been requested from prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung as he awaits his September 23 trial for six counts of incest and five counts of indecent touching in relation to his daughter. The DNA sample will be...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:17 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed and two high-powered rifles seized during an operation in Retirement, St James, on Thursday. Reports by the Freeport police are that shortly after 9:30 p.m., a joint police-military team was carrying out an operation in...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:17 AM

KSAMC cracks down street food vendors The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has said it will be moving to address the widespread unregulated food vending across the city. According to commercial services committee chairman,...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The new World Bank vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Axel van Trotsenburg, will start a two-day visit to Jamaica on Monday. Over the course of the two days, he will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness as well as key...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Government Senator Don Wehby has suggested that the Jamaican legislature needs more persons like his opposition counterpart Damion Crawford. “Let me say this with all sincerity: We need more people in politics like you with that passion, that...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the Corporate Area’s two main reservoirs falling to a third of capacity, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica says no significant increase in rainfall across the island is expected before June. “The prediction that we have for the next couple...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The formal atmosphere at the 2019 Governor General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA) perked up on Thursday when Sir Patrick Allen referenced new reggae sensation Koffee as an inspiration for residents and staff of King’s House as he gave remarks at the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:41 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The three men who were taken into custody by investigators probing the gruesome murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle area of Red Hills are not being treated as suspects at this time, says Deputy Superintendent Gary...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:40 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Several players in Jamaica’s underworld, with assistance from unscrupulous medical practitioners, are now raking in millions of dollars from the sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, an emerging frontier that can have deadly consequences for the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:40 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

When 18-year-old Shavane Romaro Clarke stepped up to collect his Governor General’s Achievement Award at yesterday’s ceremony, it was a family celebration of sorts. His mother, Andrea Minott, sister Vinesea Harvey, maternal grandmother Florence...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The man believed to have been the driver of an ill-fated motor car, which mowed down and killed two-year-old Sasha-Gaye ‘Munchie’ Dennis along the Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay on Tuesday, is now in police custody in St...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Corroborating evidence given previously, a detective corporal yesterday testified to accompanying a former gangster-turned-witness and two other members of the police force to various sites where the Uchence Wilson Gang allegedly carried out...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Hopes of finding missing St Joseph’s Teachers’ College lecturer Samuel Martin were dashed yesterday when a five-day search ended in the gruesome discovery of his body in Clarendon. Martin, who had gone to Mandeville in Manchester after picking up a...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:36 AM

Workers at the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) were ordered to return to their jobs after they staged a two-day protest this week over the non-payment of retroactive salaries. The Ministry of Labour and...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

“A true renaissance man.” That was how Patrick Rousseau’s brother, Peter, remembered him during yesterday’s service to celebrate the life of the late attorney. An avid sports fan and administrator, Rousseau was also hailed by his brother as a top-...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The St James man who was recently arrested and charged after he was allegedly held with 41-cell site batteries, which were reportedly stolen from various FLOW mobile cell sites in St Ann, was offered bail in the sum of $500,000 when...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:27 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Public outcry about costs of the proposed Bernard Lodge city in St Catherine, as well as travel concerns and potential environmental fallout related to urban sprawl beyond the margins of Kingston, has caused Prime Minister Andrew Holness to order a...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the nation’s courts still hobbled by severe backlog, 1,024 cases have been traversed into the new Easter Term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court as only 91 cases were disposed of in the previous term, much to the dismay of...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Cops, residents to meet in Sterling Castle today The police will be meeting with residents of Sterling Castle, St Andrew, at 4 p.m. today to address issues affecting the community following last week's murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers....

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A pall of gloom is hanging over John’s Hall, St James, home of two-year-old Sasha-Gaye ‘Munchie’ Dennis, who succumbed to injuries she sustained when she and her 10-year-old sister were mowed down by a motor car along the Howard...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMAlbert Ferguson-Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Steven Kerr, director of the Human and Community Development Unit at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), says that more men will begin to gravitate to the teaching profession if their remuneration is boosted by liveable wages...

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