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Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Child welfare officials in Jamaica are expressing increasing concern over skyrocketing reports of sexual and other forms of abuse of minors, with approximately 15,000 cases referred to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) in 2018...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Amid claims of political interference in the selection of Darien Henry as the principal-in-waiting of Cumberland High School, the acting headmaster is embroiled in a heated dispute with academic staff who accuse him of being an autocrat intent on...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Amid several controversies fuelling tension in the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Central Kingston constituency chairmanship race, delegates and political organisers are in the final phase of preparation for tomorrow’s showdown. Raymond Pryce,...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With reports of at least a dozen cases of rape in a number of Portmore communities recently, one citizens’ association president says plans are afoot to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems throughout their neighbourhood. Byron...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: When three fishermen from Whitehouse in Westmoreland found an illegal firearm in a bucket floating off the coastline last Christmas Eve, they did not see it as a gift to keep. To them, it was a clear reminder that the high seas,...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

When the eighth witness in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial returned to the stand yesterday morning in the Manchester Parish Court, it emerged that sections of her testimony over the last two days were inconsistent with...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The newly renovated Homestead Place of Safety, which caters to the holistic needs of approximately 44 girls in state care, will officially be reopened today. The Child Protection and Family Service Agency (...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Delegates of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference have fully endorsed the National Diaspora Policy, signalling their support for the document in its draft stage, effectively giving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade the green...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As many as 63 firearms and over 8,000 rounds of ammunition have been intercepted at local ports since the start of the year, but national security officials admitted on Wednesday that corruption and other illicit activities are seriously hampering...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Edward Seaga’s list of accomplishments in over four decades of service to his adopted homeland is enough for him to be enshrined as Jamaica’s eighth national hero, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has suggested. The suggestion came...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:15 AM
Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Elections for the post of Miami-Dade County mayor are more than a year away – August 25, 2020, to be exact – but when attorney-at-law Marlon Hill came calling at the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The High Court has ruled against Corporal Arleen McBean, who claimed that Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe and Inspector Sheldon Gordon illegally removed her from her post as chairman of the Police Federation. After the claim was filed back in March...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A motor vehicle accident yesterday morning along a section of the Barbican main road in Hanover claimed the lives of two drivers and left 18 other persons, including three teenagers, injured. The deceased have been identified as Kevaughn...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As hundreds of Jamaicans filed past the flag-draped coffin of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to pay their last respects at the National Arena yesterday, Dr Janet Dyer reflected on her personal encounters with a man credited for building several...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: The eighth witness in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial yesterday revealed that she encashed more than 40 cheques, some in excess of $400,000, and turned over the monies to an official at...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AM

TAJ cashier sentenced on larceny charge Tamarla Peart, a cashier at the King Street, downtown Kingston, location of the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), was last Friday sentenced by in the Corporate Area Parish Court to six months imprisonment at...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Steven Watt, senior staff attorney at the United States-based human rights group America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has hit back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for what can be described as dereliction of duty after it...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Grief gripped staff members at IBEX yesterday as the workers at the Greater Portmore-based business process outsourcing company continued to mourn the tragic passing of a colleague last weekend. Black was the colour of the day as they reflected on...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Before there ever was an official invite to Ghana for the Year of Return, Audley Sinclair Morris, a Jamaican from Mona in St Andrew, fell head over heels for the West African country. “I am now on the brink of getting my Ghanaian citizenship. I...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is now engaged in talks with United States Embassy officials to probe whether Washington adhered to maritime protocol in the wake of a lawsuit filed by four Jamaican fishermen who claim to have endured inhumane conditions...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans at home receiving remittances from relatives in the United Kingdom (UK) could find that supply of cash drying up depending on the outcome of Britain’s charge to leave the European Union, asserts Dr Kevin Brown, chairman of the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew North police are probing whether the death of a man in Grants Pen late Monday is linked to an ongoing investigation involving the deceased man ‘s older sibling. Dead is 20-year-old Dylant ‘Tom Tom’ Wedderburn, a vendor of Shortwood...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AM

As students, teachers and parents nervously await the results of the first sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the People’s National Party (PNP) has joined the call for the raw scores from the examinations to be revealed. “We insist ... that...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The four day period of mourning for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga begins today. No public social functions or official events should be held during the four-day period and flags on public buildings are to be...

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