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Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

"Disgraceful!" is the word used by chairman of the Police Federation, Corporal Arlene McBean, to describe a letter from Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke stating that he was unable to give a date for the continuation of wage negotiations for rank-and...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Senator Ruel Reid yesterday used the occasion of the start of the 2018-19 academic year to reiterate that an education system where no one is left behind would represent his greatest achievement as minister of education.Reid made the assertion as he...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:14 AM

On September 3, The Gleaner partners with The University of the West Indies for a special guest editors' edition. It's part of our recognition of the 70th anniversary of the University of the West Indies. The institution, with its main campuses in...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew, the Reverend Devon Dick, has made an appeal to the leaders of the nation, including the Opposition, to ensure they work towards improving the quality of life for all citizens."There are persons who...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The ongoing states of public emergency in St James and the St Catherine North Police Division have provided detectives with some respite to focus on existing murder investigations, the Police High Command has suggested."We were going at a particular...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

National Works Agency Communications Manager Stephen Shaw is optimistic that the new traffic changes now in effect throughout the Corporate Area will work well as schools reopen today. However, he is asking that persons be mindful of their behaviour...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Approximately three months had passed since he last spoke to his daughter. She had made the decision to move out of the family home and experience life independently, but unbeknown to Dr Pastor Amos Campbell was that he would...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

The current management of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has launched a probe into the expenditure of J$1.4 million (US$10,500) to host a premium party during a strategic planning retreat last September.The party, held at Palms at Palmyra in...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

The St Catherine South police are basking in the quality of cases they have put together in recent months, which have resulted in multiple convictions.Head of the division, Senior Superintendent Clive Blair, told The Sunday Gleaner that there has...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Town clerk at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Robert Hill, has distanced the entity from allegations of political mischief, following concerns over contrasting upkeep of two statues outside the St William Grant Park in...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says the full implementation of body-worn cameras by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) remains among his priorities, but there are several issues still to be addressed.Speaking during a...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner

Veteran police officer Harry 'Bungles' Daley has retired from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) after more than 40 years.Daley celebrated his departure from the JCF with associates and former colleagues at a function held at his home in St...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There has been a sharp reduction in the number of persons deported to Jamaica from the United Kingdom (UK) since 2015.The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported that 63 persons have been deported to the...

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

Former director of the HEART Trust/NTA, Colin Virgo, has rejected the findings of an internal audit which raised concerns over the $387,000 he had been paid in travel expenses for the nine-month period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.Virgo...

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...

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