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Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 2:00 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says customers in some sections of Kingston and St Andrew will continue to experience water supply disruptions due to low inflows affecting operations at its Ferry System in St Catherine...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 1:34 PMAlbert Ferguson

Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, has urged citizens to exercise care to protect their identity when using the city's free public WiFi service. The free internet service was made available in Sam Sharp Square on Friday by the...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:56 PM

The Pan American Health Organization is urging countries in the Caribbean and Latin America region to be prepared for the early detection and isolation of persons infected who may be travelling from affected countries with the deadly...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:07 PM

The police are still piecing together details of fatal crash along Barnett Street in Montego Bay early this morning.  The Gleaner understands that there were multiple fatalities, however, the police are yet to confirm the number of deaths...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 10:35 AM

As Jamaica enters the second day of a major three-day clean-up aimed at destroying mosquito breeding sites, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Portland and St Mary is urging residents to put out their garbage for collection.

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 10:02 AM

Four persons were last night shot, two fatally, on Chancery Street, St Andrew in the vicinity of the former Price Rite supermarket.  The police confirmed that the two deceased are males. Another man and a woman were hospitalised with...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Karl Samuda, who has responsibility for the education ministry, met with stakeholders of the scandal-hit Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Thursday at its Kingston campus to address their concerns. “I don’t come here today with any...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Director of Fisheries in the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andre Kong, is questioning what he deems as silence from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as it relates to parrotfish. Jamaicans...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Six police stations across the island are to be rehabilitated under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) at a cost of approximately $235 million. They include Denham Town (Kingston) at a cost of $36.81 million; Franklyn...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Minister Without Portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Office Daryl Vaz, who has responsibility for the environment, has drawn the ire of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), which has expressed disappointment over his announcement last week to delay...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Disappointment was etched on the faces of scores of recruits who showed up for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) enlistment drive but were turned away last Saturday because they did not meet the height or qualifications requirements. However,...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 6:16 PM

The police have listed 43-year-old Edward Rochester as a person of interest in connection with New Kingston hit-and-run in which a police constable was seriously injured on Thursday morning. Rochester is being asked to immediately turn in himself...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 4:43 PM

The disciplinary hearing for the Pembroke Hall High School teacher who was caught on video last November threatening to harm a student during a tirade is scheduled for next Thursday and Friday.
 

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 3:04 PM

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today blasted members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who were to take the witness stand in the trial of the alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang. 

 

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 2:40 PM

Roshanna Trim, the newly-elected chairperson for the Caribbean Regional Youth Council is calling for governments across the region to provide better funding to their respective national youth councils.

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 1:07 PM

Detectives investigating the death of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan of Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 have listed a man who goes by the names ‘Phillip Williams’, ‘Phillip Rose’, ‘Rochester Rose’ and ‘...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 10:54 AM

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona is reporting that a minor earthquake hit sections of Manchester this morning. The unit says the 3.7 quake struck about 9:19 and was located offshore at approximately 30km south of...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 10:38 AM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is now evaluating an application for rate increases by the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) for the period 2019-2024. The OUR says it has now accepted the company’s tariff application after...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 10:26 AM

The groundbreaking tourism workers’ pension scheme has received the backing of Spanish hoteliers – one of the largest group of investors in Jamaica’s hospitality sector.

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 9:20 AM

An agricultural assistant programme, aimed at strengthening extension services provided to the farming sector, will be launched in March. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green said that the...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 9:15 AM

The Jamaica Crime Observatory (JCO) Enhancement Project is being further strengthened through injection of $16.7 million by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). The funds will go towards the provision of computer hardware and software for the...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 8:58 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Friday that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:30 AM

 Recipient: HEART Trust/NTA Category: Education The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) was established in 1982 by the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:29 AM

Q. My new boyfriend has been driving my car and he is not a named driver. I have been reluctant to put him on my insurance because the relationship is still pretty new. I need an open policy that allows him to drive, which will not hike my...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Scholarship recipients at The University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona, recently met face-to-face with executive management representatives from Scotiabank in a mentorship session. Twenty students from various disciplines shared stories and...

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