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Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Police have begun to interview the owner of the garbage truck that rammed into a taxicab before crushing to death a seven-year-old student of Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on Monday. “There are no new updates other than we are questioning...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is stumped by Tuesday’s revelation by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that the Supreme Court had ruled that Operation Anthem – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memoranda...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The men held in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on a sidewalk in Half-Way Tree last week have been charged. Chad Ingram and George Malcolm both appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday to answer multiple charges...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:26 AM

United States ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, came out swinging yesterday, insisting that the relationship between Jamaica and his country remained strong. His comments follow a revamp of a pact inked in 2004 that allowed the US to eavesdrop...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

A chorus of discontent greeted a large contingent of technocrats from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) yesterday in Gordon House as lawmakers vented their frustration with the lacklustre approach by the Cannabis...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:25 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The baby dubbed ‘Moses’ who was found in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary, last week remains at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital under medical care, with the case being monitored by the Child Development Agency (CDA). CDA regional director,...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The planned US$8-million (J$1.1-billion) spend to build out a state-of-the-art healthcare information system will transform Jamaica’s outdated paper-based medical record infrastructure and expedite patient services, says Dr Delroy...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/ Gleaner Writer

Lilo and Stitch, Looney Tunes and Static Shock were some of the animated series Raynaldo Marchalleck watched as a child. It’s that affinity for cartoons that piqued his interest in the lucrative and expansive animation industry, Marchalleck, who...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:16 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Starting next year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will include online training and development as part of the ongoing efforts to modernise the organisation, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has said. The...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Taxpayers have forked out at least $232 million in a soaring bill related to deployment in the Government’s widening security crackdown across more than a third of the police divisions across Jamaica, but a plethora of absent data means that the...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:14 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered independent auditors to probe expenditure on a dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland after it was discovered that the project had racked up 180 per...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:36 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s oppressive anti-gay laws and discriminatory practices cost the workforce around $11 billion annually and make the minority group three times more vulnerable to mental-health illness, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMKaryl Walker/Gleaner Writer

As a strike called by University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) academic staff dragged on yesterday, students at the Papine-based institution have expressed concern about the impact of a stalemate between administrators and union officials on their...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Questions are being raised about the legality of extraditions that took place between 2004 and 2010 under Operation ANTHEM – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States and United Kingdom...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Counsellors, educators, relatives, politicians and well-wishers journeyed to Clan Carthy Primary in Kingston yesterday to support the grieving community following Monday afternoon’s deadly freak accident at the school. After what proved a sleepless...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:34 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

A performance audit by the chief guardian of state expenditure has uncovered practices by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in which the agency has paid scant regard to government guidelines in the awarding of contracts valuing...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 8:55 AM

Trauma counsellors are now visiting the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston following the tragic death of a seven-year-old student in a truck crash yesterday afternoon. There was raw grief this morning as parents, politician and other people...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Security guard convicted on cocaine charge A security guard who was held with more than 200 pounds of cocaine following a car chase two years ago has been convicted on drug charges. Senior Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr yesterday found 47-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Gwenda Griffiths was sweeping the schoolyard on what she thought would have been just another ordinary Monday afternoon. But in a flash, she watched as Benjamin Bair, a seven-year-old student of Clan Carthy Primary, was mowed down by a garbage...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Not wanting to disappoint her parents, Oneilia Bryan was on course for a career in the legal field when a question from a teacher jolted her to reality and made her switch paths. “Do you see yourself doing this for the rest of your life?” Bryan...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Slain East Portland Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield’s murder trial was rescheduled for Friday when the matter was called up in the Portland Parish Court yesterday. Bloomfield, who was also a medical doctor, was killed at his Passley...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Construction of a multistorey apartment complex in the upscale Dillsbury Avenue community has been ordered halted by the Supreme Court, with a stay being granted against the building permits issued by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AM

President of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, is urging academic staff at the Papine-based to return to work. This comes following industrial action by the academic staff, which began on Friday, because...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung was yesterday freed of all 11 sexual assault charges in relation to a woman who accused him of having sex with her over a nine-year period, beginning in 1976 when she was 13 years old. Chung, 78, was...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Lt Com Devon Foster was a picture of fulfilment as he spoke to The Gleaner aboard a vessel in the Kingston Harbour yesterday. Having migrated to the United States at the age of 13, he was happy to be home once again. This was no ordinary trip. Nor...

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