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Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 6:09 PM

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says Jamaicans should stop shunting blame on to the police for the country’s high number of murders. Speaking on the topic “Violence in Jamaica: Who has the Power to Stop it?” at a...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 5:56 PM

The Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts is set to open its newest luxury resort at Oyster Bay, Trelawny on June 1. Ground was broken for the US$110 million, 315-room property last March. With the opening, the Excellence Group will join...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 4:28 PM

More than 200 young people and overseas representatives are expected to be at the inaugural TVET Youth Leaders Summit and Forum set to take place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston this Tuesday. The summit and forum which are shaped by the...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 3:32 PMJohn Myers Jr

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it invested a record $12.8 billion last year to improve the delivery of electricity across the island.   In a release issued today, the JPS said the money was invested in capital projects spread across the...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 1:16 PM

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has advised dairy farmers that they will have to boost production in order to be competitive. “If we don’t find the answer to bringing our average production up from where it is now to a minimum of eight...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:28 PM

A probe is under way into the killing of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, whose body was found in an abandoned house in Granville, St James.  Her body was found about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. It had wounds to the face.  The killing...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:07 PM

The Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and the St Christopher’s School for the Deaf are the beneficiaries of the $50 million raised at the 20th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. President and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 9:53 AM

Hailey Baker, the one-month-old baby who was born with a rare genetic disorder which required $31 million for treatment,  has died. Hailey died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning where she had been admitted for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:13 AM

January 16 was a day of celebration for Sanika Splatt as she gave birth to a daughter she named Hailey Baker, but her joy was short-lived as it was soon discovered that Hailey was born with a rare genetic disorder and had to be placed on a life support machine...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall & Gareth Davis Sr

Ann Marie Vaz, the wife of Portland Western Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz, is poised to make the plunge into representational politics as the next Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative in the neighbouring Portland Eastern constituency.Nine...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

"We were not good but God had pity on us. ... So my brothers, we had no good works, for all our works were evil. Yet, although men's actions were such, God, in his mercy did not abandon them ..."- St Augustine of HippoJohn braved subzero degrees...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

One of the island's leading customer-service representatives is challenging claims that Jamaicans are being served at standards that are less than others around the world.Donnetta Russell, who as customer-care manager has led the National Housing...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week, we looked at the terms private road, reserved road and right of way. This week, we continue our look at selected terms and I will provide details on what is an 'easement'.Do you know if your title includes an easement or right-of-way? If...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Government is projecting a massive increase in housing opportunities for Jamaicans in the next fiscal year, with its three major agencies projecting increased spending and more than 8,400 housing starts by March 31, 2019.The main state agency,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With judges coming under pressure over the prison terms handed down to persons who pleaded guilty on the recently introduced Sentence Reduction Days, the Criminal Case Management Steering Committee has issued a release setting out the consideration...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Nursing students at the Knox Community College in Cobbla, Manchester, are livid, having been told by the administrators of the school that they will have to pay a total of $6.4 million in additional fees.According to the students, they have been...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Churches which want to stage street-side meetings and couples who want to celebrate an anniversary with a small group of friends and some music at home are among those being urged to ensure that they apply for an amusement licence before staging...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is calling for greater transparency in the financial affairs of the CARICOM Secretariat.Golding, who chaired the commission established by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to review Jamaica's relations in the...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 7:10 PM

The People’s National Party (PNP) has confirmed that top criminal defence attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson has expressed an interest in representing the party in the next general election. PNP insiders say Neita-Robertson has indicated that...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 7:01 PM

Prison authorities discovered two large holes at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston which they believe were being dug by prisoners planning an escape. According to law enforcement officials, the holes were discovered on the...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 1:49 PM

A judge has ruled that there is enough evidence for a police constable and two other men to stand trial for the killing of a taxi operator in front of a primary school in St Thomas last year. The ruling was made in the St Thomas Parish Court...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 1:41 PM

A 22-year-old man who admitted to chopping a St Mary woman to death because she did not approve of his relationship with her teenage daughter has been sentenced to life in prison at hard labour. In handing down the sentence in the Home Circuit...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 10:21 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says motorists who are planning to travel into Kingston using the Mandela Highway over the weekend that there will be a lane restriction when exiting the Q-Ramp. It says the right lane of the Q-Ramp, which...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 9:46 AM

Cops requesting transfers will have to wait at least another six months before they are granted. In its February 15 staff orders to cops, the Police High Command said, effective immediately, commanding officers should put on hold all applications...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The mark of the beast has been oneof the most discussed and yet quite misunderstood subjects in the Bible.Is it a computer chip that will be inserted or a number that will be required to do trade? The lack of understanding surrounding this future...

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