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Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:49 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, If a person is detained on an immigration matter in the United Kingdom can that person apply for bail and if so, how can this be done? Thanks in advance for any advice. W.K. Dear W.K., Persons can apply for bail in two main ways....

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:04 AMChristopher Thomas

  WESTERN BUREAU:  Junior Tourism Minister Bryanna Hylton wants young people to make full use of their access to technology, including smartphones and social media, as a means of boosting Jamaica’s tourism product and promoting the...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The award he received from the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) was not a signal for Glen Christian to relax. The businessman and philanthropist has indicated that there will be a renewed focus on the redevelopment of downtown Kingston....

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The JN Financial Centre on Belmont Road offers a good example of some of the things that can be done to make an existing building more ecologically friendly, says the architect, Janet Thompson.Projects such as the Net Zero Energy Building at The...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is calling on more youth in Jamaica to offer innovative ideas and creativity that will aid the nation with economic growth.Speaking at the Optimist Club of Kingston meeting at the...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Schools in St Mary are to benefit from an initiative started by farmers in the parish that is aimed at establishing a one-stop centre for a wide range of food items schools generally use in their canteens.The farmers have...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I came across one of your online articles on green card application recently. I am currently in a similar situation where my sister filed for me a couple years ago. My priority date is September 2010 and I am in the F1...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Miss Powell,I read your articles all the time as I like the advice you give about Canada. I used to live in Canada, but I'm retired now, so I returned to Jamaica. I have two grandsons here that are into trades. Wouldthey qualify to go to Canada...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Emerging from the computer lab where she had just played the keyboard at the lab's official opening, music teacher Symone Thomas walked out to a series of shouts - "Miss Thomas!" - from excited students at Oracabessa Primary School.The students have...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 11:01 PM

The British Virgin Islands (BVI's) tourism director Sharon Flax Brutus says cruise arrivals are rebounding following last year's battering by Hurricane Irma. According to Flax Brutus, a number of strategies have been implemented...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 7:37 PM

It appears that the RIU hotel did not carry out adequate background checks on 24-year-old Demar Scott, the entertainment coordinator now arrested for raping two guests at gunpoint at its Montego Bay resort. Scott is alleged to have committed the crimes two days after he was employed to RIU.

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 4:44 PM

A man is now in police custody in relation to Friday night's accident that resulted in the deaths of two men and the injuring of four others as they stood along a section of East Heroes Circle near Regent Street in downtown Kingston. The...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 4:33 PM

The Transport Authority says the increases in application fees for hackney carriage and route taxi licences are “intended” to be temporary. Effective today, hackney carriage licences moved to $25,000 from $15,000 for a first-time...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 4:13 PM

Antigua and Barbuda has introduced a hurricane guarantee programme aimed at providing peace of mind for travellers booking holidays there. A hurricane guarantee offers visitors who are disrupted during their stay, credit for the interrupted days of...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 4:00 PM

University student 22-year-old Janise Baugh, of May Pen, Clarendon has been reported missing. Baugh, who is a student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has not been seen or heard from since Friday, September 28. Mona Police Post report...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 11:47 AM

Westmoreland resident 48-year-old Yong Ming Wang of Petersfield is to appear in court on Tuesday, October 16 to answer to breaches of the Trademark, Excise and Customs Acts. He was arrested and later charged on Friday after a team of investigators...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 11:31 AM

Thirty-six-year-old Omar Cherrington, otherwise called ‘Marlon’ and ‘Style Dem’, a taxi operator of Artanique Drive, Spanish Town in St Catherine, has been missing since Thursday, September 27. The police say Cherrington is...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 10:56 AM

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has condemned the brutal death of woman district constable Melissa Edwards-White. The police report that the policewoman was chopped and killed during a domestic dispute at her home in Manchester at...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 10:08 AM

The Hunts Bay Police say they are awaiting the outcome of a post-mortem to determine the cause of death for 24-year-old Adjay Williams of Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11. According to the police, Williams was found unresponsive in his cell at the...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:12 AM

APART from their love of the French language, Samantha Powell and Gabrielle Buddoo share a common bond as they head off to France. They are recipients of scholarships from TOTAL Jamaica, which will enable them to complete year two of their master's...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Businesswoman, journalist and coordinator of The Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica publication, Janet Silvera, has been invited to participate in the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), which is scheduled to take place from October 1-5 at...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said that while some of the nation's children pose a danger to the police, he is urging the lawmen to obey the rules of engagements as outlined under the Child Justice Guidelines (CJG...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Accessing usually expensive and much-needed dental services at no cost to their parents has left an imprint on the minds of some Kingston College (KC) students who have described their Old Boys Association as "the best in the country".The boys were...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica continues to strengthen its traditional partnerships, while building new ones with like-minded countries around the world that see the global benefits in countries big and small, rich and poor, working together to solve issues too big for...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

More than 900 students at Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary are now benefiting from a new computer lab and refurbished restroom facilities, thanks to the combined efforts of several private-sector entities.Initiated by the Issa Trust Foundation (...

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