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Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 3:14 PM

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says construction of a $1.9 billion complex to accommodate the police in western Jamaica is to begin next year April. Chang, who was speaking at a town hall meeting at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:11 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says there will be more traffic changes tomorrow along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. The section of Constant Spring Road, between Cassava Piece Road and Mary Browns Corner, will be converted to a one way corridor...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 11:53 AM

One man is on the run while another is in custody following a brazen daylight armed robbery at a bar in St Margaret's Bay, Portland, yesterday. The police report that about 3:47 p.m., a man entered a bar along the busy Saint Margaret's Bay...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 10:38 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister has again spoken out against calls for a second referendum on Britain’s decision to split with the European Union.Theresa May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that it would be a “gross betrayal of our democracy”...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 10:23 AM

Four persons were shot dead in two separate incidents in Clarendon last night.The first incident took place approximately 7:45 p.m at a shop in the Sandy Bay area where six persons were shot with high-powered rifles by unknown assailants Three of...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

A couple of years ago, I began psychoanalytic training and it required that I undergo personal analysis (therapy).This was a giant step for me, having spent my formative years in Trinidad where family therapy, marital counselling, and related...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As concerns mount about the increasing rate of obesity among Jamaica's children, the University of the West Indies and the Ministry of Health will be rolling out a national project next month intended to promote the healthy growth of children.The...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Like a number of working mothers in Jamaica, Terri-Ann Forrester-Palmer had to pump breast milk in the bathroom at her workplace to ensure her firstborn was properly fed in 2007."I had her during university and I decided that I was going to get a...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Paul Smith, president of the Healthcare Social Workers Association of Jamaica (HSWAJ), is concerned that several trained social workers are not finding employment in Jamaica, despite the increasing need for persons who specialise in this field....

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Over several years, the Deokoro Magnet Schools for the Gifted and Talented has helped scores of Jamaican students to pass 12 or more subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When the new school year gets into full swing at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), students will find a 13-year-old among them.Malik Wynter, who sat and passed six subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Several persons who have problems with their absorption pits have found the use of a cesspool emptier inconvenient and costly. They have repeatedly asked for suggestions for a permanent fix to this issue.A failing absorption pit can become a source...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Faced with an average two per cent increase in the price of textbooks this year, several parents are urging schools to stop telling them to buy books which the teachers hardly use, if any at all.According to Sophia McKenzie, while most of the books...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Concerned about the exposure of Jamaica's children to lewd, disgusting lyrics on public passenger vehicles, a new group has launched a campaign to clean up the lyrics played on buses and taxis.Organiser of the group, Ramona Samuels, says the...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is preening after its announcement last week that for the first time since 2004 its audited accounts are now current."Surprisingly, this has not received a lot of media coverage, but it is a...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 11:52 PM

There were no surprises at the grand coronation show for the Miss Jamaica World 2018 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel Saturday night as 23-year-old Khadijah Robinson walked away with the title. A stand-out contestant and crowd favourite, Robinson, a...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 7:55 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it is now taking steps to identify the two policemen involved in an incident captured on video in which one of them appears to slam a female motorcyclist to the ground while trying to...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 2:50 PM

Telecommunications company FLOW says vandals today set fire to its cables in Central Village, St Catherine, leaving over 8,000 customers without services. According to FLOW, the fire has left residential and business customers without voice,...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 1:42 PM

Two former United States (US) presidents today paid tribute to late Senator John McCain during a funeral service held in the American capital today. Family members say in the months before his death McCain played a lead role in planning his...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 10:33 AM

Two policemen are now under investigation arising from an incident captured on video in which one of them appears to slam a female motorcyclist to the ground before placing her in handcuffs. The police released a statement yesterday...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 9:41 AM

The bishop who led yesterday’s funeral service for Aretha Franklin has apologised to singer Ariana Grande after being accused of groping her on stage during the ceremony. Images, which have since gone viral, show Bishop Charles Ellis III holding Grande high...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 9:22 AM

Talks between the United States (US) and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have ended for the week without an agreement. The White House had faced a Friday deadline to provide Congress with the necessary 90-day...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica:It's the human tendency to want what we want and be able to have it now, forgetting traits called patience and tolerance.We think when we cry out to God and make our requests known, things must fall into place almost always...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kendal, Manchester:It wasn't strange how Yanique Hamilton-Spencer and Christopher Spencer met back in 2010, but what makes their story beautiful is how the love between them developed, even when distance and time stood in the middle.For years,...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the past few weeks we have been considering that we are in a spiritual battle. God wants the best for us, but we have an arch-enemy, Satan, whose goal is to steal, kill, and destroy our lives. And Satan's primary occupation is eliminating every...

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