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Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! 'Mine yuh own business' is a popular Jamaican caution against the invasion of one's privacy: the unjustifiable intrusion into the personal life of another. This may include workplace monitoring, peeking through a neighbour's...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Persons with disabilities (PwDs) often have difficulty integrating into society to contribute to the economy, while providing for themselves.The Social Development Commission (SDC), through its Local Economic Development Support Programme, is...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Shamera Sterling: (NETBALL)Goal keeper Shamera Sterling had the tournament of her life in the 2018 Fast5 Netball World Series. The fan favourite was named Player of the Series for...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 4:43 PM

The Opposition says it is extremely disappointed that tomorrow's meeting with stakeholders to discuss national security and crime has been delayed.  The Government and the Opposition met last week and agreed to hold the talks. Full...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 2:55 PM

  British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a huge margin, plunging U.K. politics into crisis 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 432 -202 on...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 2:36 PM

The trial of the four men charged with the June 2011 murder of well-known conch businessman Roderick 'Bunny' Francis has been postponed due to a disagreement between prosecution and defence on how the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 1:57 PM

The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) has been merged with the National Land Agency (NLA). Effective Monday, January 14, LAMP matters were being processed from 8 Ardenne Road, Kingston 10. This comes after Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:03 PM

Jamaica will have to continue to wait longer before the appointment of a United States Ambassador.

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 10:07 AM

A man and a woman were taken into custody by the police in Trelawny following the seizure of three firearms and 59 assorted rounds of ammunition during operations in the parish on Monday. The Falmouth Police report that about 11:30 a.m., during an...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 9:43 AM

A court date has been set for the woman accused of stealing a baby at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James on Friday, January 4. Twenty-six-year-old Norwood, Montego Bay resident Melissa Harriott is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 9:35 AM

Twenty-two-year-old Keno Kidd, a labourer of Languard Avenue, Kingston 13, is suspected to have drowned at a beach in Hellshire, St.Catherine on Sunday, January 13. The police say about 9:30 a.m. Kidd was with a group of friends when it’...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 9:31 AM

Detectives attached to the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) have arrested and charged five persons in connection with the December 2018 murder of Kingston businessman, Howard Ares. The police say their probe took them across two parishes and...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The titles that roll off the tongues and resonate across the globe may be world-record holder, national awardee, or first black woman to win a world swimming crown.But when renowned Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson calls time on her remarkable career...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,A pleasant new year to you and your family. I am a 29-year-old resident of Jamaica. Sometime in mid-2016, my mother, who is a citizen of the United States filed a petition for me to migrate. My understanding is that I...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Dear Miss Powell,You said that the Parents and Grandparents Programme (PGP) usually opens on January 1, but I have tried to submit an application to sponsor my mother and I couldn't. Has the policy changed? Can I no longer sponsor my mother to live...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

From a congregation of roughly 70 when it just started, Transformed Life Church (TLC) in St Andrew has grown exponentially to more than 1,000 congregants in seven years, much to the delight of Pastor Dwight Fletcher and his wife, Joan, who say the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's sporting history isn't short of memorable chapters, to put it mildly. Still, on the morning of Sunday, June 9, when 'Jamaica, Land We Love' permeates the football stadium in Grenoble, France, the island with less than three million people...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,Will I still be able to settle in the United Kingdom if my partner dies while I am still living over there? Any advice would be appreciated.VJDear VJ,A person may be eligible to apply for settlement, that is indefinite leave to remain...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking to translate the country's global brand for beauty and natural cosmetic solutions into tangible economic value through investment in the castor oil and cosmetics industry.Based on market research...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Remittance technologies, such as mobile money allows financial transactions to be done through a cellular phone. And Jamaicans are gaining easier access to the financial system through new digital technologies to receive, store and spend money, says...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for there to be a renewed focus on game development and animation as potential contributors to Jamaica's growth markets.Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, said there is a perfect opportunity to broaden job...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

As local retailers prepare to restock their inventories in compliance with the Government's ban on single-use plastic bags and straws and polystyrene (styrofoam), several enterprises are exploring wide-ranging packaging alternatives. These include...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMAinsley Brown/Contributor

"The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation."- Nelson MandelaIt can never be overstated the importance of education. Educating our people will...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The following is an updated version of an article recognising Jamaican singer Dalton Harris as the recipient of the 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Award, Special Award in the category of Entertainment. Stating that there have been numerous misconceptions...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Executive Director for the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), Dr Donna Powell-Wilson, has said this year's CCCJ International Conference highlighted the fact that more research is being undertaken by community colleges."Most of the...

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