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Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 5:47 PM

It was plain anguish in the St Andrew community of Sterling Castle Heights today after the body of eight-year-old Shante Skyers was found in bushes. "Unnu kill me baby!" wailed a woman who was identified as the child's grandmother. According to the police, Skyers was found approximately 12:30 p.m in an area called Blue Hole.

 

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 5:18 PM

The search for eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew who went missing last Thursday has ended. A search party led by the St Andrew North Police found the child’s body among rubble in an area known as Blue Hole in the...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 5:05 PM

The St James Municipal Corporation is on a collection drive to amass revenue of $70 million, which is needed for infrastructure development and for maintaining public facilities. Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the corporation, Councillor...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 4:43 PM

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is now crafting a "transparent process" to address the vexed issue of promotions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The announcement was made by Minister of National Security Dr...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 3:29 PM

Ann-Marie Vaz has been sworn in as Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern. Vaz took the Oath of Allegiance in Gordon House this afternoon. "Mrs Vaz I welcome you to the Parliament," declared House Speaker Pearnel Charles. Applause and...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 2:48 PM

The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/NTA continues to accept applications for its 2019 HOPE Youth Summer Employment Programme, which will run from June to August.          ...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 2:34 PM

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen proclaimed today as Education and Sharing Day as a day of increased focus on education in a time of increasing concern over moral standards. This is a first for Jamaica. April 16 is used to mark the global...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 2:19 PM

Leader of the Opposition and President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, says government must immediately account for the US$68 million borrowed from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the implementation of...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 2:08 PM

The body of a child has been found in a section of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew. According to the police, the body was spotted in an area called Blue Hole. Detectives are processing the scene. The child's identity has not been...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 10:41 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) will begin works shortly to reinstate a collapsed section of the roadway and stormwater culvert along Sir John Golding Road in August Town, St Andrew. The NWA says activities under the 63-million dollar...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 9:49 AM

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling for the government to embark on widespread public consultations on the redrafting of the controversial National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS). Further, the human rights lobby wants a Joint...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 9:16 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the ease of doing business plays a crucial role in the country’s economic development as well as boosts investor confidence. Delivering the keynote address at the ceremony to break ground for the 800-room...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, My husband's father filed for him and his children some time ago. His dad said he spoke to a lawyer who told him that the processing of the file is being done in alphabetical order. Is that how the system works? SB Dear...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Dear Mr. Bassie, I am a British passport holder and I would like to know what is the procedure to renew my passport? Thanks in advance. HS Dear HS, Please note that it costs £75.50 to renew or replace a British passport if the application is made...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Dear Miss Powell, I just have a quick question. My daughter applied to move to Canada and she said she has to give them her biometrics. What does that really mean? I want to apply for a visitor’s visa so that I can help her move and get settled....

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

In 2015, little Ashalae Grant was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, the general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. She was constantly ill, and at the time, her mother began fearing the worst. “It...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Pointing to a deficit in the number of teachers who are competent to take up online teaching opportunities, due to limited technological skills, Venice Irving, chief executive officer of Happy Teachers Jamaica, decided to create a platform through...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department is sounding a warning to operators of food establishments that it will be maintaining its vigilance across the northwestern parish as it seeks to whip rogue businesses into line. In a report tabled at...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Banker Steve Distant has said borrowing wisely can help anyone to generate wealth. Distant, who is JN Bank’s chief of sales, was addressing members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) at the JDF headquarters at Up Park Camp in St Andrew recently....

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Given the successful listing of several companies on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in recent years and the general positive performance of the stock exchange, many Jamaican investors have taken an interest in the local stock market. However, there...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Local company itelbpo has seen the number of its employees move from seven to 2,000 in less than seven years, but beyond providing a salary for these individuals, the organisation’s founder, Yoni Epstein, is happy that his company is also...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Gleaner Writer

At 23 years old, Kimwau Holloway is already a human resource (HR) supervisor at a local business process outsourcing (BPO) company. “The BPO industry has actually taught me a lot of discipline. There is a lot of room for growth; but for me, the...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 3:40 PMLivern Barett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Successive Jamaican governments and local civil society groups today received a strong endorsement from a senior European Union (EU) official for their stewardship of the various bilateral arrangements with the block of countries. Neven Mimica,...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 2:34 PM

The Frankfield police are probing the suspected drowning of a 10-year-old boy in Lampard district, Clarendon yesterday. He has been identified as Maalik Walters. Reports are that about 2:00 p.m., residents found Maalik lying on the...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 2:22 PM

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says her ministry will be providing advice to those seeking to benefit from the Windrush Compensation Scheme established by the British Government. The scheme applies to members of the ‘Windrush...

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