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Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 3:28 PM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the long-stalled development plan to transform Dumfries, St James into a major township is being revived and will entail several projects aimed at developing several communities over the next two years....

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 3:11 PM

Effective Monday, the Post and Telecommunications Department will suspend the shipment of all outbound mail items to China and Hong Kong, with the exception of Fast Track service, until further notice in light of the fallout from the novel...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 2:47 PM

Minority leader in the Hanover Municipal Corporation Councillor Devon Brown is unhappy with the untidy state of the parish capital Lucea and has demanded that mayor Sheridan Samuels take immediate action to clean up the town. Brown, who...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 2:43 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party’s prospective candidate for Clarendon South East Pearnel Charles Jr has shrugged off criticisms that he is a reject in the constituency of Clarendon North Central which he had hopes of representing on the retirement...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 1:38 PM

Jermaine Rhooms, the Jamaican man who pleaded guilty in relation to a shipment of 15 guns and ammunition to Jamaica has been sentenced to four years and nine months in a United States prison. The sentence was handed down in a Tampa...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:57 PM

TransJamaican Highway Limited, which operates the East-West leg of Highway 2000, raked in just over $7.1 billion in toll collections in 2019. Most of the money, $3.6 billion, was collected at the Portmore Toll Plaza in St Catherine. That location...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:25 PM

Twenty-one-year-old Anniesha Ramsay, the woman charged with stealing baby Nyyear Frank was today denied bail when she appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Ramsay was charged last week by the police following a ruling from the...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 10:21 AM

Minister with responsibility for Education Karl Samuda says the Government is looking to provide the requisite resources to bolster security arrangements at schools in order to safeguard students, teachers, and other stakeholder users. “I...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 10:08 AM

Jamaican Leroy Headley is to be extradited to the United States to stand trial for second degree murder and sexual assault. Thirty-nine-year-old Headley, who also went by the name Owen Ewen, waived his right to an extradition hearing he appeared...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 9:48 AM

Reverend Peter Spencer, former president of the Missionary Church Association in Jamaica, has died. Spencer died at home on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 80. Spencer was widely regarded as a senior statesman of the Jamaican Church community...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 9:39 AM

The National Fisheries Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is advising fisherfolk, traders and the public at large that the Conch Close Season remains in effect and continues until March 31. During...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer A man who allegedly lured a St James inventory manager to his death was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon. He is the prime suspect after a body believed to be that of missing businessman Allie Jackson, of...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:21 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis, who is also chairman of the Rural Water Supply Limited, is seeking to deliver on its mandate by rehabilitating eight catchment tanks by March amid warnings by local meteorologists of a worsening...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Known for coining the term ‘national language’, late Barbadian poet and historian Kamau Brathwaite will be remembered for his creative style and probing inquiry of slavery, neocolonialism, and migration. Brathwaite, best known for his Arrivants: A...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:15 AM

ROUGHLY 490 of 1,800 micro-check dams have been constructed in the Upper Rio Minho Watershed Area (URMW) of Clarendon to reduce flooding and build climate resilience in the area. The micro check dams – used to reduce water flow and by extension...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:14 AM

The NCB Foundation recently announced the winners of $12 million in donations under its 2019 Grant A Wish campaign at the NCB Wellness Centre. The Grant A Wish programme commenced in 2015 and has now donated over $20 million, impacting the lives...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE NATURAL History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), in partnership with the National Environment...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Commissioning into use another fire alarm system under the $30-million fire safety memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) and the Ministry of Education and Youth, the SVF has pledged to continue to support...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:10 AM
Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:09 AM

SOME 164 representatives from 35 community-based organisations recently learnt how to improve their governance structures in order to access funding and better respond to climate change and natural disasters. The communities, due to their hilly...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:07 AM
Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:05 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Expressions of thankfulness echoed throughout the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Wellness and Recreation Centre on Phoenix Avenue in Kingston last Thursday as $12 million was awarded to unsuspecting charities across the island under its Gratitude...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 5:22 PM

Nine-year-old Toriann Beckford is The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Champion for 2020. Beckford and her training partner Israel Burnett, with no handicaps left, battled for several minutes in a keen duel before she...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 4:36 PM

Gas prices are to go down by $0.05 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $124.53. Meanwhile, automotive diesel will move down by $2.78 to sell for $...

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