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Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 1:36 PM

The St James Police has released the name of a man they say is wanted in connection with a double murder committed in the parish last month. He is Everal Stephenson, 30, also called ‘Eva’, of Rose Heights, in St James. The police say...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:26 PM

American toymaker Fisher-Price has recalled nearly five million of its Rock 'n Play Sleepers after reports linked the product to dozens of baby deaths. The recall was announced by the United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Culture and Gender Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says the pervasive “idea of masculine identity” is at the root of the high levels of violence in Jamaica, including gender-based violence. The assertion comes days after...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 11:04 AM

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) is disputing suggestions that a mentally ill woman became pregnant while she was a patient at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, in St Ann. The mother of the 27-year-old woman has indicated...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 10:12 AM

LONDON (AP) — More than 70 British lawmakers have urged the government to ensure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces justice in Sweden if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him. The lawmakers signed a letter late...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 10:02 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A second federal judge has blocked the Department of Homeland Security from forcing tens of thousands of Haitians to return to their native country. US District Judge William F. Kuntz in New York issued a nationwide...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is imploring parents to get children screened early if they show any sign of a disability or developmental challenge so that the appropriate interventions can be applied. The CPFSA’s director...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Detectives from the St James Police Department, in collaboration with detectives from the St Ann department, seized 41 cell-site batteries on Wednesday during a major operation in Norwood, St James. One man, a 38-year-old barber...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:15 AM

St Catherine Custos Jeffery McKenzie on Thursday presented a plaque to the winning St Jago High School quiz team in recognition of their victory in the final of this year’s TVJ Schools’ Challenge Quiz competition. The custos, who made the...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Senator Matthew Samuda, has said plans are on track for the launch of the deposit refund scheme for plastic bottles this year. The scheme, which will provide a cash refund to consumers who return...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Eighteen teams, including an all-female line-up, will participate in the 2019 Steer Town Unity Football competition, which begins on Sunday, at the Steer Town community centre in St Ann. In launching the eight-a-side competition for its third year...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

President General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), Michael, Duncan wants Jamaicans to ensure that agricultural lands are properly protected and preserved for the country’s future development...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The fourth annual Elegant You Tea Party, presented by Thora’s Elegant Design and The Art of Catering, took place in Toronto, Canada, last year, where six women of the clergy were honoured during the Women of Purpose Awards. Part proceeds from the...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: There is something about the spirit of a woman who knows that her efforts are not just for her good, but also for the tiny humans she brought into to this Earth. Sasheen Anckle was pregnant with her third child and...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:10 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Years ago when Marshalee Hinds was defiant and restyled her hair after it was done by her grandmother, she really meant no disrespect, but was bent on honing a skill that would later provide for her family. “I was not...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The Will to Live Jamaica Foundation, a non-profit group, will be joining the quest to improve the mental state of people in the society by providing a safe environment where issues can be aired and addressed accordingly. In a free seminar themed...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:08 AM

But remember the LORD your God, for it is h e who gives you the ability to produce wealth.- Deuteronomy 8:18 Wealth is often demonised by some churches, leaving members to believe that becoming ‘rich’ is ‘unchristlike’. The scripture which...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

“God, please talk to mi!” If this is the cry of your heart, God wants to talk to you. As Christians, it is our heritage and right to hear from God. Last week, we discussed four keys to hearing God’s voice, modified from a book by Mark and Patti...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On April 2 at The Jamaica Pegasus in St Andrew, Austria-born Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, told her story to a capacity audience that listened in rapt attention. Her book, Eva’s Story, was also on sale. Schloss posthumously became the...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:05 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

You are beautiful No matter what they say, Words can’t bring you down. Oh no You are beautiful In every single way, Yes words can’t bring you down. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful The diet industry is booming, primarily because...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 4:01 PM

The government is still trying to come to terms with today's Constitutional Court ruling, which struck down the National Identification and Registration Act that establishes the controversial National Identification and Data System (...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:53 PM

The People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson is attributing the success of his National Identification and Data System (NIDS) challenge to the strength of the Jamaican Constitution and the protection it...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:14 PM

The Government today suffered a major blow when the Supreme Court ruled that the National Identification and Registration Act 2017 (NIDS) should be struck down. The challenge was brought by People's National Party General Secretary Julian...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 11:59 AM

The Constitutional Court this morning ruled that the National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS) is unconstitutional, null and void and should be struck down. The ruling was made six months after a three-member panel heard arguments that...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 11:52 AM

Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings Limited (SCJH), which is projecting net surplus to increase to $255 million this year, says it will be accelerating its housing development and community regularisation programme for the benefit of displaced sugar...

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