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Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMDerrick A. Scott

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States and chair of the Caribbean Caucus of Ambassadors, Audrey Marks, has approached White House special adviser to the US president, Ivanka Trump Kushner, seeking support to expand the Overseas Private Investment...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has paid out just over $17 million to its former executive director Jennifer Edwards to settle her wrongful dismissal case.In May the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) ruled that the March 2105...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The People's National Party (PNP) is trying to put the lid on a boiling cauldron in its organisation in central Kingston following reports of a possible challenge to sitting Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites for the chairmanship of the...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She played hard and worked even harder, and as relatives and friends filled the Boulevard Baptist Church, St Andrew, to pay their last respects to former Gleaner advertisement executive Sandra Brown-Bennett yesterday, they all agreed that she always...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Head of the police Criminal Investigation Branch, Acting Assistant Commissioner McArthur Sutherland, is satisfied that the police have been making strides in removing known gunmen from the streets, despite a heavy caseload carried by detectives."We...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Parents are being urged to leave home earlier than usual with their children when school restarts on Monday morning due to the ongoing major road repairs and traffic changes, which could cause excessive delays.Minister of Education Ruel Reid made...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson appears to have put to rest the idea of giving police powers to the military."For me, it is dead. It's like oil and water. Policing is about the process, about carrying through a number of processes...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Government has applied for a loan from the Exim Bank to build the Montego Bay, St James, perimeter road, commonly called the Montego Bay Bypass, for which construction is set to commence in the 2019-2020 financial year."We have...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite appeals by head of the St Ann police Senior Superintendent of Police Michael Smith that residents do not take the law into their own hands, they exacted jungle justice on accused killer Orville Scarlett early Friday morning in Watt Town in...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The handover of a portable echocardiogram machine to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) yesterday is expected to significantly reduce waiting time for echocardio services in addition to providing improved heart images.That was Dr...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday, Principal of Calabar High School Albert Corcho responded to the firestorm created earlier this week regarding the Red Hills Road, St Andrew, institution's decision to part company with grade 10 students who failed to meet its 60 per cent...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Nine cruise ships are slated to arrive in Port Antonio, Portland, over a five-month period, which will represent a significant improvement in tourist arrival to the resort town.Port Antonio has been struggling with tourist arrival since the fleet of...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For the first time since 2004, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has reported that it has up-to-date, audited financial statements across all entities in the group.Chairman of the Board of Directors Dennis Chung made the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Ahead of the start of the new school year, the People's National Party (PNP) is pointing out some of the concerns it has with the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), among other issues with the education sector.During a press briefing yesterday at the party...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Questions by members of the Andrew Holness administration about the accuracy of the growth numbers produced by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) should now be put to rest following a presentation to the Cabinet by the agency.Minister...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The leadership of Calabar High School is to review the cases of approximately 50 grade 10 boys who were expelled because they failed to meet the 60 per cent average set by the school for them to be accepted in grade 11.News of the Red Hills Road, St...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Five months into his tenure as commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson is making it clear that he has been hard at work strengthening his team's capacity and putting in place the necessary groundwork for the successful execution of the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The minister of education is reminding school administrators that there should be no mandatory fees for students entering grades 7-11, threatening disciplinary action against any institution that ignores that directive.Ruel Reid was speaking at a...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Integrating more non-lethal capabilities such as tasers into the police force is high on the agenda of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's top brass.However, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is maintaining that the training component...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A preliminary $42 million tab for damage to its underground network caused by contractors carrying out road improvement work on behalf of the National Works Agency (NWA) is part of the financial toll telecommunications giant FLOW is facing.This does...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:59 AMCarl Gilchrist

Senior Superintendent of Police for St Ann, Michael Smith, said the police are expecting to capture the man suspected of chopping his former girlfriend and her son to death in Linton Park, St Ann, on Tuesday night. The suspect, 41-year-old Orville...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:01 AMJason Cross

Taxi operators have already begun plotting the various off roads they will have to resort to in order to cope with possible stress from the major traffic changes in the Corporate Area that will take full effect when schools reopen next week....

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-seven per cent of all persons living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are on treatment and 40 per cent are virally suppressed, but to reach targets that will set the Caribbean on track to end the AIDS epidemic, the region must close...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Below is a statement from Justice Karl Harrison (Ret'd), chairman of the Integrity Commission.The commissioners of the Integrity Commission have taken note of comments from a number of parties expressing the view that that the commission ought to...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

An increase in major crimes in the Eastern Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis has prompted that country's government into giving police powers to the military, but not exceeding six months. However, the University of the West Indies' Professor...

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