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Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Two female secondary school students who have credited their school's long-established United Nations (UN) club for their strong social awareness skills and dynamism are calling for Model UN to be set up in every high school.The schoolgirls, who, on...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The vicious murder cycle, which has become the unfortunate new norm in Westmoreland, has churned out yet another double murder, with the killing of a common-law couple in the Bethel Town community on Wednesday night.The two latest...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

To provide options to Jamaicans when the ban on single-use on plastic bags, straws, and Styrofoam takes effect on January 1, Bio-Packaging Solutions Ltd (BPSL) is offering 100 per cent compostable products as good replacements.These products, which...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, on Wednesday, accused Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling of being the primary agent of discontent and dissent at the agency, citing the high...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite vigorous efforts by attorney Vincent Wellesley to re-examine the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Assistant Com-missioner Hamish Campbell, presiding judge Justice Vivene Harris was determined to not allow it.As the trial for...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Family members, government representatives, and other well-wishers gathered yesterday to pay tribute in speech and song to the late Honourable Headley Washington Cunningham, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, in an...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Andrew Holness-led administration has promised the fearful and concerned residents of central Kingston that it will not neglect them, as the much-talked-about development of the National Heroes Park and surrounding areas takes shape.According to...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Twenty per cent of the men and women in the police force, including senior officers, are "corrupt criminals and totally beyond help", a former high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has asserted.Mark Shields, the British-trained...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Three men were taken into police custody yesterday, in relation to the murder of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, whose body was found in her community of Top Road in St Ann on Sunday, October 21.The men were picked up on Market Street, St Ann's Bay, and...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Trust between security forces and members of certain communities considered volatile has taken a drastic turn for the better, but Dr Kadamawe K'nife of the University of the West Indies, Mona, believes that social programmes are not working in...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"God told me I needed to do more than help individuals transition to a healthier lifestyle through fitness and wellness. I needed to change lives through their mind, body, and soul," shared Oneil Randall, managing director of FitRev (Fitness...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

According to the 2016 Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey III, 62 per cent of deaths in men and 74 per cent of deaths in women are attributed to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These diseases, which are often linked to lifestyle behaviours, among...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government has announced plans for the construction of "significant" drainage infrastructure capable of managing the magnitude of water that rendered the roadway in the vicinity of Tinson Pen impassable for hours on Tuesday, following heavy rain...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Institute of Architects Christopher Lue is worried that the rate of development in the housing and commercial sectors is outpacing the supporting infrastructure and that failure to address the imbalance will exacerbate the...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A US$285 million contingent loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will bolster Jamaica's response efforts and help protect its public purse arising from emergencies caused by natural disasters.The loan is intended to buffer the...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief Operating Officer at the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Christopher Barnes has been elected the first vice-president of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA).Barnes, a Jamaican, was selected during the General Assembly of the Inter-...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown was heard trying to justify some of the killings he is alleged to have committed as the recording of the August 6, 2013, interview, conducted by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday questioned whether it would be better for the Government to issue Jamaicans with free passports rather than insist on the National Identification System (NIDS), which runs the risk of violating persons'...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:52 AMMcPherse Thompson

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke yesterday tabled the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act 2018, which seeks to modernise the central bank in keeping with international best practices. The Bill seeks to improve the governance of...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

With lawmakers failing for more than four decades to implement proposed changes to legislation that outlaws abortion in Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has suggested that the hot-button issue now requires “urgent consideration...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

With 20 journalists murdered in the Americas since April this year, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) has described the last sixth months as the most lethal period in the carrying out of journalistic activity in the region."Eight...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican students exploring the possibility of pursuing tertiary studies overseas have indicated that they want to see a wider variety of available options.At the same time, the United States Embassy has expressed its openness towards considering...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Erika Forbes Blair, grade six coordinator at Greater Portmore Primary School in St Catherine, believes the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) website will be a useful tool in lessening the anxiety and stress that come with exams, creating a platform for fun...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jonathan Grant High School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Andrew Smith, is describing as an "autocratic approach" a decision by the school's principal to not admit students without Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) cards.Smith...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Teachers and students at Mona Heights Primary School in St Andrew gave the education ministry an 'A' for the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) website, www.moey.gov.jm/pep, but had some suggestions for the policymakers, which they...

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