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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 4:09 PM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it has temporarily suspended bus service to August Town in St Andrew following this morning’s gun attack in the community. Heavily armed men shot and killed one person and injured two others...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 3:57 PM

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the People’s National Party (PNP) has not given up its fight against the National Identifications Registration Act (NIDS), confirming the matter is to be taken to court. The PNP had...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 3:46 PMCecelia Campbell

The acting head of the Clarendon Police, Superintendent David White, is suggesting that some of the discretion given to judges in applying sentences are taken away. Speaking at a community meeting in Longsville Park in the parish on the weekend,...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 2:49 PM

Nyko Walters, popularly known as ‘Speckles’, the man who headed the list of most wanted persons in Clarendon, was shot and killed by the police a short time ago.     Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers, who heads the...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 1:28 PM

The local authorities have returned a malaria-infected passenger, who arrived in Jamaica on Saturday from Guyana, to his country. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says he was detected during routine screening at the Norman...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:40 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is confirmed that a student of Jamaican heritage was killed in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. She is 17-year-old Helena Ramsey. The shooter shot and killed 17 students. In a...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:26 PM

The Police High Command says it has assigned a high-level team to probe an audio clip with a voice suspected to be that of a teenager claiming he will be the next school shooter. The teenager is believed to attend a prominent high school in...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:18 PM

There is now a heavy police-military presence in August Town, St Andrew after one man was killed and two others injured in a gun attack this morning. Dead is 35-year-old David Stewart, a correctional officer said to be attached to the Tower Street...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:52 AM

The Government is to spend $19.3 million to build a home for teen moms in St Elizabeth, which will serve the southwest section of the island. The Santa Cruz Outreach Centre will be operated by the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, an...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:37 AMJerome Reynolds

Ivan Anderson, the Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Construction Company (NROCC), says a system needs to be introduced to allow toll operators to recover fees from motorists who use the highways without paying. Anderson...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:26 AM

The Supreme Court has granted an order quashing the decision of the Commissioner of Police to discharge Constable Derron Nish from the police force in August 2013 and to refuse him permission to re-enlist in the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:20 AMLivern Barrett

Cabinet is expected to give consent shortly for the release of funds to pay legal fees owed to lawyers for police personnel facing murder charges arising from the so-called death squad cases. The cases, which involve about nine policemen, have...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:12 AM

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of stubbornness and mismanagement as he ripped into his handling of a number of national issues. Speaking at a party meeting in Clarendon last night, Phillips...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:06 AM

The police are to question a man who has turned in himself in relation to the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Granville, St James, on Saturday. The police say Owen Allen, otherwise called ‘Zoo Bug’, of Brown’s Lane, Granville...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:00 AM

Last month’s alleged contract killing of a St Andrew businesswoman, in which her husband is implicated, has reportedly reignited interest in a 10-year-old murder case in Florida in the United States. Investigators have charged three people in...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaer Writer

St Ann entertainer Grampa Entatain has come to the assistance of a basic school in his community.The Windsor Basic School in St Ann's Bay recently became the beneficiary of a 32-inch television, thanks to the comedic artiste, whose real name is...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several ministers of religion, who were in attendance for the media launch of the Supernatural Encounter religious campaign's inaugural staging in Jamaica, have declared that, contrary to some beliefs, the Church is playing an active...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/ Gleaner Writer

Do not disregard the labour code because, if you do, you do so at your own peril, warns Kwame Gordon, an attorney-at-law and a partner at the law firm Samuda and Johnson.Gordon was making a presentation at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Breakfast...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:With crime, violence and other security concerns keeping western Jamaica under the microscope, the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), has embarked on a mediation training seminar for...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For local and global change to take place, we have to move away from our current focus. Many are focussing on infrastructure, economic development and climate change as the priorities, but the number one focus must be human development. Even God...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Having good house-keeping practices and principles are some of the ways in which productivity can be enhanced in any home or organisation. When a particular area is neat, well organised and clean, you will naturally become comfortable and will be...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

'Productivity is Everybody's Business', not just that of the government, the manufacturers, the farmers or the corporate businesses. As a people, doing the right things the right way - that is working efficiently and effectively, are standards we...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The JN Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and international motor sports foundation, the FIA Foundation, will be implementing a project that will make the areas around Jamaican schools safer.The project, X...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 6:09 PM

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says Jamaicans should stop shunting blame on to the police for the country’s high number of murders. Speaking on the topic “Violence in Jamaica: Who has the Power to Stop it?” at a...

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