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Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/Contributing Editor

THE UNIVERSITY of West Indies' Physics Department, in its ongoing effort to raise climate-change awareness and promote resilience, will today host a forum titled '100% Clean: The Why and How of Jamaica's Transition from Imported Fossil Fuels to...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE CURTAINS will shortly go up on this year's WISYNCO Eco Club Schools' Recycling Competition, with its official launch set for September 11 in Kingston promising the bold ambition of years past."We want to help students build habits around better...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE LONG Mountain Country Club residential community, high in the hills of St Andrew, will benefit from its own recycling cage to be set up by WISYNCO.As part of WISYNCO's ongoing drive to make recycling a way of life in Jamaica, the company donated...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE development of Jamaica's National Spatial Plan (NSP) has been progressing with a series of consultative workshops, including one held on Monday in Kingston.Four others were held in June - two in Kingston, one in Mandeville, and another in...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has condemned the killing of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis of Arnett Gardens who was raped, maimed, and burnt recently.The alliance is urging community members to work with the security forces and provide the...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) will recognise outstanding persons and organisations that have given freely of themselves and their resources to communities at its biennial Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards Banquet on October 4.The...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 5:03 PM

Jermaine Hudson, the Canadian who was arrested on August 30 for possession of $3 million worth of cocaine is to appear in court on Friday. Hudson was expected to attend the St James Parish Court...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 4:50 PM

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is urging the murderer of a 25-year-old Manchester student to surrender to the police. Linton Stephenson, 59, a deacon in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mandeville has been named as the...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 4:18 PM

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) says it is against the reimposition of taxes on imported refined or granulated sugar as put forward by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw who said he's going after rogue manufacturers. Shaw, speaking at a...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 3:54 PM

Normal operations have resumed at the Montego Bay Metro Company, following two days of industrial action by more than 40 unionized workers who were complaining about differences in their wage and benefits package with their counterparts at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company.  
 

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 3:32 PM

Transport Minister Robert Montague is to embark on a public transport liberalisation pilot project, which will see the opening of 1,260 routes across the island. Further, 100 spaces on select Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) sub-franchise...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 1:31 PM

The Narcotics Police are reporting the seizure of $3.2 million worth of compressed ganja in Milk River, Clarendon on Tuesday. They say the approximately 800 pounds of ganja were recovered during a police-military operation about 12:10 p.m. in the...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 1:11 PMBrian Walker

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica has had its best summer performance ever with the country recording 1,312,494 visitor arrivals between May and August, which translates to a 4.4 increase over the same period last year. “I am...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 11:56 AM

Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell is calling for the Commissioner of Police and the Minister of National Security to urgently provide additional resources to the East Kingston Police to deal with the spate...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 11:09 AM

One of St James’ most wanted men, Donrick ‘Taliban’ Campbell, and another man were fatally shot in an alleged confrontation with the police in Irwin in the parish this morning. The other man has been identified as Owen Jenkins....

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 10:14 AM

Former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox, is the headline speaker for the CanEx Business Conference and Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James this month end. According to the centre-right former President, “The cannabis...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 10:00 AM

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is looking to expand its ‘School Days Count’ campaign to reach more institutions where there are high rates of non-compliance with the 85 per cent attendance requirement under the Programme of...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 9:51 AM

St Elizabeth farmer Eaton Clarke, who was taken into custody in relations with the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Ruel Russell on August 9 at his home at Cornwall Mountain in the parish, was remanded until October 2 when he appeared in the St...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 9:39 AM

Correctional Officer 58-year-old Homer Miller was on Monday freed of corruption charges in the St Catherine Parish Court. Miller, who was charged with obtaining money by means of false pretence and conspiracy to defraud, was freed by senior parish...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 8:25 AM

A Jamaican man has been apprehended in the United States 16 years after he is believed to have shot to death his sister and an ex-girlfriend. Andre Neverson, now 54, was tracked to a house in Connecticut and taken into custody, the New...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Paul Buchanan, the man at the centre of growing controversy in the People's National Party's (PNP) organisation in Central Kingston, has rejected claims that he is plotting to overthrow the sitting member of parliament (MP) for the constituency,...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is convinced that the often-repeated call for a merger between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) should be put to rest and never resurrected.Anderson told a...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Education and Youth, Floyd Green has called on young people across the island not to shy away from being nominated for this year's Prime Minister's National Youth Award for Excellence, once they feel they have done excellent work...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Hugh Faulkner, executive director of the Legal Aid Council, is urging police officers not to delegate the role of an attorney to a justice of the peace (JP) when dealing with detained citizens.He explained that the duty counsel framework provides...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

There were no complaints reaching The Gleaner in St Ann as schools reopened for the new academic year on Monday.Several high schools contacted have reported no concerns for the new year.At Ferncourt High in Claremont, principal, the Reverend...

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