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Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James are being urged to be more proactive in protecting children from predators, especially in light of a number of recent highly publicised cases of child abuse and murder across the country. Montego Bay Mayor...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is calling on parents, early childhood practitioners, and other caregivers to apply discipline with love to the children in their care, saying...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The Andrew Holness-led Cabinet will be asked to agree to amending laws to allow convicts who have abandoned criminality for an extended period of time to have their records expunged. Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, speaking on Tuesday during his...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM
Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM
Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:07 AM
Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Deaf Can! the social enterprise that seeks to equip, engage and empower persons within the deaf community through its mobile cafés, has given two thumbs up to the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB)mPOS card reader that recently became...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 6:22 PM

Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will each go up by $0.66. E-10 87 will sell for $134.86 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $137.69 per litre....

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 5:05 PM

The sentencing of the three cops found guilty of manslaughter in relation to the 2012 death of 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High School student Vanessa Kirkland has been pushed back to Monday.  This is the third time...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 4:48 PM

Government of Jamaica pensioners will have more time to complete and hand in their life certificates to the Accountant General’s Department (AGD). “We are sending out the life certificates one month earlier than before, so that you get...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 3:50 PM

Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says an online page will be set up for members of the public to post photos and videos of unruly motorists, particularly operators of public passenger vehicles (PPV). “Upload your clips so...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 3:07 PM

Ten persons were arrested and charged today in Hanover on allegations of being involved in lottery scamming. The arrests follow a simultaneous operation in sections of Phoenix Town and Santoy area of the parish by the Counter-Terrorism and...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 PM

The Government has allocated an additional $100 million for the trucking of water and distribution of tanks to parishes affected by the current dry spell. The parishes include Kingston, St Andrew, Portland, St Mary and St Elizabeth. Prime Minister...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 10:42 AM

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, has announced that the government will not appeal the recent Constitutional Court ruling on the controversial National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS). Chuck made the announcement a short while ago while...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 9:29 AM

The Ministry of Justice is now in the process of implementing the administrative infrastructure so that the Child Diversion Act can be operationalised within a couple of weeks. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Delroy Chuck, during his...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 9:21 AM

The Hunts Bay Police in St Andrew seized a Glock pistol with four rounds of ammunition on West Avenue, Kingston 13 last night following an alleged shootout. The police report that about 8:05 p.m., a team was on mobile patrol duties when...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:32 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has called for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to divulge details of the Government’s alleged dealings with Israeli cybersecurity firms, citing Jamaica House’s perceived...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:32 AM

The Wolmer’s Trust schools celebrated their 290th anniversary in fine style yesterday, which was declared Wolmer’s Day by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen. The proclamation was made on Friday, May 17, at King’s House. To the delight of those in...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:31 AM

Yesterday, readers responded to The Gleaner’s lead story ‘$9m money trail’: TWITTER If MOCA is still unable to verify if the $9 million donated by Petrojam was spent as indicated by Uylett, then how do we expect them to solve huge money-...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:30 AM

The Caribbean Cement Company Limited is supporting Labour Day by way of donations that will go towards projects in more than 50 communities across the country. Through its corporate social responsibility programme, the company contributes to...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A decade ago today, the nation awoke to the harrowing news that five young ladies had perished in a fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre in Alexandria, St Ann. The figure later climbed to seven as two other wards of the state succumbed...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Heightened public education, sensitisation and added training in search and recovery are part of a mix of solutions currently under review for the revamping of the Ananda Alert system. The initiatives, which will be carried out by the Child...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The St James Ministers’ Fraternal (StJMF) has officially joined the anti-crime campaign in the western parish, creating another front in the war against lawlessness, which got a major boost with Monday’s unveiling of the Operation...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Honey Bun last week celebrated and encouraged educators across Jamaica with pastries on Teachers’ Day, May 8. The initiative, dubbed Donuts for Teachers, kicked off at Rousseau Primary School, with teaching staff indulging in fresh-from-the-oven...

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