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Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, believes that the growing use of new technologies in the teaching of needed skills to students is hurting the bid to revive the local garment...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I would like to attend a short course of study in the United Kingdom and I was told that I would now need to apply for a short-term study visa. Would you please explain the circumstances under which this visa is issued? HB...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 4:17 PM

Armed men this morning held up and robbed the Western Union branch in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth. It’s the second robbery at the location in five months and the latest in a string of attacks at several locations of the money transfer...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:49 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists who have to use the roadway through Charles Town, Portland to exercise extreme caution. NWA’s Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, says the area is currently being...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:09 PM

Bahamian Samuel Cummings has been fined $1,300,000 or six months imprisonment for breaching the Proceeds of Crime Act. The sentence was handed down last Thursday by Parish Judge, Chester Crooks, after Cummings pleaded guilty to concealment of...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 10:44 AM

The Marine and Narcotics Police have intensified their investigation into the seizure of over 200 pounds of ganja in Nain, St Elizabeth. The police report that between 3:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday a team conducted an operation in the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 10:28 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, is urging the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) to intensify its efforts to eliminate the trade in counterfeit Jamaican speciality products and the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 10:18 AM

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has congratulated the 266 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who have been promoted. One-hundred-and-twenty Corporals were promoted to the rank of Sergeant while 146 Constables were...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 9:55 AM

LONDON (AP) — The US government began outlining its extradition case against Julian Assange in a London court on Monday, arguing that the WikiLeaks founder is not a free-speech champion but an “ordinary” criminal who put many...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RIU Palace Jamaica bested 650 other resorts in the Caribbean to cop the United States-based Cheap Caribbean’s Noble Beach Prize Pineapple Award after being voted the ‘Customer Favourite’ by the online travel agency’s clients. The...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Jamaican on murder charge in Bahamas A Jamaican teenager was on Friday charged with murder in The Bahamas. Allegations are that Damaine Sterling,19, killed Jamal Russell some time between Wednesday, February 12, and Friday, February 14. Sterling...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) has commenced the process to identify a candidate to replace incumbent Senior Deputy Governor John Robinson, who is slated to demit the position shortly. Speaking during the bank’s quarterly media briefing at the BOJ in...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:15 AM

How many time have I been criticised: “Father, stop trying to please God by deeds. You can’t do anything for Him. Faith alone can save you! Not deeds.” Jesus tells us in the parable of the last judgement, if we do not feed, clothe, welcome, share...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Manchester raked in some $12.74 billion from 342 development projects last calendar year, Mayor Donovan Mitchell has revealed. He was speaking recently at the launch of PROVEN Real Estate Investment Trust’s (PROVEN REIT) latest investment, the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Specific instructions have been issued to United States citizens in Jamaica to avoid a number of communities across several parishes because of security concerns caused by violence. Many of these areas are currently under states of public emergency...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Road issues are weighing heavily on the minds of Montegonians, some of whom expressed their frustration and even fear of undisciplined motorists and unabated road crashes at the inaugural meeting of the JN Circle, St James, held recently at the JN...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Aabuthmott Gallimore High School, located in the farm-friendly area of Alexandria, St Ann, used the annual Jamaica Day celebrations on Friday to further develop its excellent agriculture programme at the school. English language teacher at the...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Armed with the knowledge that it was the need for housing, sparked by the proliferation of new tourism jobs that came to the fore in the 1960s, which gave birth to its city’s numerous informal communities, stakeholders in Montego...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prominent Montego Bay land developer and businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett says a Portmore-like approach to housing development could help to fix Montego Bay’s housing crisis, which is now negatively impacting growth in the tourism and...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 11:06 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has condemned the attack on one of its supporters in Clarendon South East by persons purported to be backers of the People's National Party. According to the JLP, while campaigning in the constituency, its supporters...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 10:36 PM

Bishop Purcell Jackson has been named the People's National Party (PNP's) standard bearer for Portland Eastern.He replaces Damion Crawford who resigned in January, eight months after his defeat by the Jamaica Labour Party's Ann-Marie Vaz in the...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 4:37 PM

A woman has been charged after she stabbed her partner in the face with a knife.  The incident happened at the Pearnel Charles Arcade in downtown Kingston some weeks ago on January 13.  The police say the woman, 38-year-old Yanique ...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 4:14 PM

A US citizen is to face the Jamaican courts to answer illegal alien and possession of ammunition charges.  He is 24-year-old Dondre Sinclair of Queens, New York. Sinclair was arrested late yesterday afternoon by police at a house on Dumfries...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 3:25 PM(AP) -

(AP) — Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of a self-avowed democratic socialist could...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 2:03 PMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Catherine Police are investigating a shooting incident in Eltham Vista, Spanish Town this morning involving another member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The Gleaner understands that the incident occurred after the JDF soldier...

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