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Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are fast falling out of love with marriage, as weddings have plunged almost 23 per cent in the nine years up to 2018. That means that almost 10,000 fewer people are getting married here. The massive drop in unions has been attributed by...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:23 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Recently, Trinidad was more entertained than frightened by the tale of a family pestered by a spirit referred to as a buck. The distraught family went to the media detailing the buck’s impish and threatening behaviour. It appeared and disappeared,...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 10:54 PM

Trinidad and Tobago’s Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has apologised to Jamaican reggae artiste Buju Banton, whose hotel room in Port of Spain was raided by cops earlier today. The police claimed to have had a search warrant. They found nothing illegal in Buju's room.​ Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is in Trinidad for the staging of the ‘I am Legend’ concert, slated for Queens Park, Savannah, Port of Spain, Sunday.

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 9:42 PM

Former vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies Sir Alister McIntyre has died. Sir Alister was also a former Secretary General of CARICOM. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 4:35 PM

A 58-year-old farmer is facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The police say Devon Black, also called ‘Blackie’ was arrested and charged following an operation in Bath district, Westmoreland on Thursday. The...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 4:13 PM

A large stash of cash, totalling $130 million, has been found at the home of Sudan's ousted president Omar Al-Bashir. Prosecutors announced after the seizure that Al-Bashir is under investigation for money laundering. He is being at the Kobar...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 1:47 PM

A St James man has been arrested and charged for possession of identity information with intent. He is Jermaine Brown, 32, also called ‘Jail Bud’, of Montego West Village in the parish. In addition, the police say a woman has been taken...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:48 PM

Another Opposition Member of Parliament has called for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be declared in his constituency. ZOSO, one of the anti-crime measures employed by the security forces, seeks to contain criminality in a specific...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 11:52 AM

Two brothers who invaded a Clarendon home and repeatedly shot another man nearly 12 years ago have each been sentenced to over 20 years in prison. Lennox Brydson has been sentenced to 27 years at hard labour while Paul Brydson received a 22-year...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 11:17 AM

Fourteen of the 19 police divisions that cover the island have reported an increase, some by more than 100 per cent, in the number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes since the start of the year. Four of the five remaining police divisions...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 10:21 AM

Two Romanian men have been convicted in the United States (US) for running an elaborate scheme that used malicious software to infect hundreds of thousands of computers and steal credit card and other personal information for sale on the dark web,...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM

The children of a United States couple say they still love their parents and have forgiven them for years of torture and starvation. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, pleaded guilty in a court in the state of California to torture, false...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:29 AM

The matters of unregistered land, the Rent Restriction Act and increased opportunities for real estate investments in Jamaica will take centre stage at the Western Jamaica Real Estate Symposium slated for April 26. The event, which is being...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:29 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Some 300 senior citizens in West Central St Catherine were feted on Wednesday by West Central Hope, a registered charity initiated by member of parliament for the constituency Dr Christoper Tufton. The seniors were brought from all areas of the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is condemning the killing of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, who was murdered after she went missing last week, and the mob killing of a man in relation to the incident. Skyers’ body was found in bushes in...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:25 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

SUNNING HILL, St Thomas: In the rural community of Sunning Hill, St Thomas, lives a talented 25-year-old who is anxiously awaiting a new day when the fruits of his labour will be displayed on local and international shelves, feeding the eyes of...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

On the issue of destitution and Christianity, young prophetess and minister Shanika Sutton maintains that poverty keeps believers lacking and in a life of suffering. Not only that, but she explained her reasons to strongly believe that poverty is...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: They say children have a way of bringing out greatness in their parents, and 24-year-old Michelle Bailey can definitely attest to that. From perfecting her baking skills to starting a brand inspired by her mini human’,...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Where’s that first birthday I hoped for? The candle I’d blow out No one will ever hear me laugh or ever see me smile I would have made my parents proud In the Line of Fire – Dogwood Much has been said about a mother’s right to abort her...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Fabrizio Darby, head boy at Ardenne High School, is now in his final year of high school with his eyes set on ­matriculating to university. Darby has been accepted to a number of universities, but the one he has his heart set on...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Holocaust of the Jews started almost immediately after Hitler gained power in Germany in January 1933. Jewish wealth was confiscated through punitive government fines. Shops and other businesses were vandalised or totally destroyed. The Jews...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The divine commitment of fasting among Christians involves the popular abstinence from food, amplified prayer sessions and greater time spent reading the Word of God. Though it is a sacred practice throughout the year, churches participate in more...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The Word coming out of the fasting service at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Yallahs, St Thomas, on Wednesday was one encouraging people to acknowledge Christ in all their ways as the popular Bible character David did. Basing her...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The cry of many of our hearts is ‘God, please talk to mi’. One word from God can cause our faith to rise. Last week, we considered how important it is to receive a RHEMA word (personal communications from God), looked at its importance and how we...

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