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Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 11:27 AM

A .45 pistol and several rounds of ammunition were seized in Albert Town, Trelawny last night. Reports are that about 10:30 p.m., a team from the Ulster Spring Police Station that was on operation signalled the driver of a Toyota motor car to...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 10:23 AM

Jamaica's Supreme Court has ruled that aspects of the controversial National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS) are in violation of the Constitution and has declared the entire law null and void. In delivering the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 9:43 AM

The suspect who was taken into custody in relation to the fatal shooting at the Knutsford Express parking lot in New Kingston on Saturday has been released by the police. The suspect was released last evening following a question and...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:47 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio, Portland: Embattled People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Portland Eastern Damion Crawford has dispelled rumours that he is on the move by assuring Comrades that he will remain in the constituency. Crawford, who was beaten by...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:45 AM

Neven Mimica, commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission, will lead a high-level delegation to Jamaica between today and Monday to hold regional and bilateral talks with members of CARIFORUM and...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:40 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Applying the mantra, ‘it is better to serve than to be served’, approximately 20 young members of the Word of Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Drax Hall, St Ann, have adopted the male surgical ward at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital. The...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:32 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

Kingsley Cooper captured his audience with cinematic flair on Tuesday, as he announced the globalisation of the Pulse modelling agency at the Palace Cineplex in the Sovereign Centre. Since inception in January 1980, almost 40 years ago, Pulse has...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ras Mel went to England on a personal matter, but he stayed 39 years, becoming a British citizen. From Britain, he took a trip to West Africa to learn about his roots and culture. In Ghana, he saw people extracting gold from the sea. Before that,...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Hundreds of players are expected to turn up for the fourth staging of the National Inter-School Grade Chess Championships, slated for tomorrow and Sunday at The MICO University College in Kingston. The championship is one of the most anticipated...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) has set 51 residents of Majesty Gardens in St Andrew on a sustainable path to ensuring that their electricity bills are paid as well as organising their lives through its Empowered Entrepreneurship...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Stacey Halsall-Peart, chief operating officer of Advanced Integrated Systems Limited, has always been passionate about the health of children, so when her Spry Training group issued a challenge to its participants to support the Angels of Love...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:20 AM

The Rotary Club of St Andrew delivered on its commitment to contribute to the fight against crime and violence facing the country when it officially opened the Peace Garden located at the Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew. The Peace Garden is...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Some of the most inspiring stories involve struggles that the protagonists face. These experiences often cause the storyteller to go through periods of doubt and fear and moments when they feel like giving up. The fact that they come out on the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Despite additional security personnel being deployed throughout Hanover, the parish continues to bleed, with more shootings and murders. There have been at least 14 murders so far this year. Over the past three weeks, five persons have been gunned...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) Floyd Green has committed to expedite the manufacturing growth strategy. The strategy will guide the expansion of the manufacturing sector. Green indicated...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies has been adjourned until April 25. This comes as the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston takes its customary break as the Hilary term ends today. The Easter Term begins...

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

A university lecturer is encouraging farmers across the island to adopt climate-smart practices in order to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters. Dean of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI), Professor...

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

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has granted permission for the National Water Commission (NWC) to suspend for three months, two guaranteed standards pertaining to meter installation and meter repair or replacement. The two guaranteed...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

At Robert Campbell’s place in Coffals district in Race Course, Clarendon, the signs of industry are everywhere – in his workshop, in his yard and in his house. For this artist, woodcarver, mould-maker and ceramicist does not subscribe to the notion...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:08 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Nattecia Bohardsingh has led a very interesting life which can be summed up by the quote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Throughout her journey, and what she is yet to...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The feud between the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Works Agency (NWA) over projects being undertaken in the parish by the agency fizzled earlier this week, with both parties agreeing to respect the protocol...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:07 AM

JMMB Bank and The UWI/ Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) have forged a partnership to offer up to 100 per cent financing for postgraduate students. The partnership, which took effect on April 1, is in response to the ongoing challenge...

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

The York Town Health Centre located in south-west Clarendon, the bordering communities of Four Path, Osborne Store, and Gimmi-mi-bit, is faced with many challenges. It is one of the 100 primary healthcare facilities that the Ministry of Health...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 5:52 PM

Jamaica's army chief, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, was among three military leaders inducted into the US Army Command and General Staff College's (CGSC) International Hall of Fame at the Lewis and Clark Center, Fort...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 4:13 PM

Gender Affairs Minister Olivia Grange says intimate partner violence is commoner than the society is willing to admit and is urging Jamaicans to do more to end violence. In condemning the most recent incidents of violence against...

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