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Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is cautiously optimistic that the decline in serious and violent crimes will take hold, pointing to statistics indicating that the current crime-fighting methods are working at a slow but steady...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Students across Jamaica will be forced to drink healthier beverages at school starting January 2019 as a result of a ban announced by Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton during his Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament yesterday."...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has said that, from a policy standpoint, zoning of secondary schools was inevitable and should begin to take shape within another 10 years.Speaking yesterday at a press conference to announce student performance...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The United Kingdom and China have answered the call by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton for bilateral partnership to boost the training of critical-care nurses. He had made the appeal in January 2017 at the World Health Organization's summit in...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Parliamentarian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has moved a motion for the Government to decriminalise abortion and provide women with safe and affordable methods to terminate pregnancy."Be it resolved that this Honourable House considers the recommendations...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With operations being scaled down at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), 28 of the hospital's social cases have been transferred to the private wing at an infirmary in Falmouth at the expense of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Local...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The ability to provide retirement plans for his staff, in addition to creating a secure future for many families, was among the achievements that Gordon 'Butch' Stewart highlighted as he reflected on the 50th anniversary of Appliance Traders Limited...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Added to the air-quality crisis that Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) inSt James has been trying to remedy, administrators at the institution have been stocking up on food items and medical supplies in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The decision by the police to frequently shut down parties while they are in full swing in the central Kingston community of Southside has left several residents disappointed and upset, even though the cops are only enforcing the Noise Abatement Act...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the central Kingston community of Southside are convinced that the area will not develop without a synergy among the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating there.The collaboration would include GraceKennedy's Parents of Inner-...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Acts of violence have eased, but tempers still flare regularly among the unattached youth in the sometimes volatile central Kingston community of 'Southside', and long-time resident 'Mega' wants this addressed through conflict-resolution seminars....

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Transport Minister Robert Montague has said that as soon as the House of Representatives approves Senate amendments to the Road Traffic Act and the governor general gives his assent, the Government would be rolling out an extensive public-education...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is again warning motorists to desist from using the defective bridge at the intersection of Passage Fort Drive and Dyke Road.Despite using debris to block the roadway, the NWA said motorists continue to clear a path...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A ruling by the nation's second highest court has placed in limbo some 40 cases involving close to $150 million in cash that has been seized by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).The Court of Appeal,...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Westmoreland squatters occupying sections of an 867-acre property owned by John and Kathleen Eugster have lost the right to remain on the land following Friday's ruling by High Court Justice Cressencia Brown Byfield, who set aside a stay of...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has expressed concern that Dr Lloyd Waller has full-time jobs at two public institutions. Dr Waller is senior lecturer and head of the Department of Government at he University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. He is...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Everton Hansen is out as director general of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority.The Gleaner understands that the decision was announced during an emergency board meeting at the authority's office, 1 Willie Henry Drive, off...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) candidate for North West St Catherine, Hugh Graham, has criticised Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague for his handling of the anticipated fallout from the possible closure of UC Rusal's bauxite-mining...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Owners of unoccupied houses and unused land are being cautioned to periodically monitor their properties to prevent squatters from taking over.Senior director for housing and land administration at the Ministry of Job Creation and Economic Growth,...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The beleaguered Cornwall Regional Hospital - the largest medical facility in western Jamaica - remains open for business, but patients should brace for longer waiting periods and reduced services at the St James facility.Officials of the hospital...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The explosion of work made available through construction of the new GraceKennedy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs buildings on the waterfront in downtown Kingston has put the brakes on crime in 'Southside', central Kingston.But strong fears abound...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While it is easy to draw a link between 'Southside', the inner-city community in central Kingston, and crime and violence, there is a whole lot more to it than meets the eye, according to social worker Andrew Payne.Payne said that while Southside is...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says the interest rates being offered on some loans by lending entities to small businesses and new entrepreneurs are way too high and has announced a plan to target...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With pharmaceutical company Pfizer claiming that pharmacies in Jamaica are selling counterfeit versions of its drug Viagra, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that a facility in Spanish Town, St...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Three major entities on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Montego Bay to forge a public-private partnership that is aimed at granting some 25 unattached youths the opportunity to transform their lives through a...

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