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Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 11:01 AM

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the conviction of Rohan Ebanks, who trafficked a Haitian teenage girl to Jamaica, kept her in servitude and raped her. At the same time, the court reduced Ebanks' trafficking in persons sentence from 14...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 9:50 AM

The rehabilitation programme for incarcerated youths at the St Catherine-based Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre is being strengthened to assist their productive re-entry into society. Under the ‘New Path’ project, the classrooms...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

The Fresh Bread Ministries International worship centre in Montego Bay, St James, was the venue for musical praise and thanksgiving as church members came together for the official launch and dedication of the Regeve Cares Foundation on Sunday.The...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:05 AM

As more countries decriminalise ganja, investors across the globe are eager to maximise earning potential by funding companies at the ground level.Jamaica is an attractive emerging market for financiers, and many have already...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:05 AM

Cash is king, and nowhere is this truer than Jamaica's emerging cannabis industry.If you visit any of the local herb houses to purchase medical ganja, you will most likely be greeted by a 'CASH ONLY' sign. You won't find a convenient point-of-sale...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:03 AM
Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motorists in the Corporate Area should expect to face more inconveniences as the National Water Commission (NWC) says that more roads are to be dug up to lay pipes in furtherance of the state company's Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRW) Project"The...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that a report that was commissioned last year to look into the future of the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been completed and will be made public shortly.A debate on the report's content will also take place in...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Universities in Jamaica are innovating facial-recognition technology to combat crime; earthquake risk software for hazard prevention; robots to clean up Kingston Harbour, and a legitimate electrical outlet to support persons who are not on the...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The launch of the National Foreign Trade Policy and Consultancy for the establishment of the National Trade Information Portal is being lauded by Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, as a modern, coordinated...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is critical to have good counsellors and advisers at every level in society - whether civil society, the Church or the government. When there are no good advisers within a nation, then we will automatically have problems -possibly chaos, loss of...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Today, October 8, is being celebrated as Human Resource Professional Day. The day was first referenced as HR Day by His Excellency Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on October 8, 2013, and on October 1, 2018, a proclamation from the Deputy Governor...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With both her parents being grade-six teachers who prepare students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), the expectations for Tamara Burton, former student at Harbour View Primary School, were high.Interestingly, her mother, Norda Burton, was...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government's US$2.5-billion Vernamfield Development Project in Clarendon is to get under way by the end of October, with the runway for the touted "aerotropolis" to be completed by mid-2019.Citing the World Bank's warning of devastating effects...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Her air of calm conviction belied the turmoil she had been through.Third-year medical student at The University of the West Indies Mijanou Mitchell was happy to have been awarded a HOPE scholarship by Carreras last week, but her greatest victory was...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 9:58 PM

Sections of the island were rattled by a minor tremor around 9.28 p.m. on Sunday. The exact measurement and other details were not immediately available from the local Earthquake Unit. However, the United States Geological Survey reported that it was 3.6 magnitude tremor with its epicentre west north-west of Hope Bay, Portland.

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 6:07 PM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says some $100 million has been allocated to boost production of several crops, including Irish potato and onion. The minister made the disclosure while addressing stakeholders...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 5:46 PM

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is sharing the grief of the entertainment fraternity at the untimely passing of comedienne and media personality Elva Ruddock.  Elva, as she was widely known, died today...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 5:34 PM

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has ruled against RIU Hotels and Resorts in a dispute of wrongful dismissal brought against it by a former employee. The IDT ruled that RIU Hotels and Resorts breached the island's Labour Relations Code...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 2:55 PM

The deadline for nominations for the Jamaican High Commission in London Windrush Legacy publication has been extended to October 31.  The Legacy publication is a major project of the high commission to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:54 PM

Thirty-seven year veteran of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), retired deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Novelette Grant, is among the 130 Jamaicans who will be recognised with a national honour this year for their exceptional contributions...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 11:45 AM

Media Personality Elva Ruddock has died.She had been ailing for some time.News of her death has shocked the entertainment, media and theatre industries on which Ruddock made her mark.In recent weeks, she had been hospitalised.More details soon.We...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 10:50 AM

According to Scotiabank's director of corporate security Denver Frater, the break-in occurred around 4 a.m. He said the security systems detected the breach and a team of private security guards, supported by the police responded.

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerned that many lactating mothers have little option but to flush the breast milk they produce while at work, Stephen Robinson, acting regional nutritionist for the South East Regional Health Authority, has joined the call for more baby-...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed, they would ask one of (these) questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by...

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