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Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:For the past 16 years, Trevor Farquharson, who plies his wares in Mandeville Market, said he has been using his God-given talent of making herbal medicines to heal the masses and bring glory to God.He claimed his products have...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

With the reconnection to Africa being the overarching theme at the 11th staging of Emancifest, the biggest Emancipation celebration in St Catherine, vice-president of the Caribbean Maritime University, Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna, has called for a...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The sudden downpour of rain on Sunday at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon had patrons fleeing for shelter. The rains, which lasted almost an hour, saw some seeking refuge at the Wray...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventy to 80 per cent of Jamaica's supply of peanuts is produced in St Elizabeth, and according to information from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) extension officer for the Santa Cruz area, Donnaree Rowe, the yield has been...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A total of 10 St James parishioners were presented with the St James Municipal Corporation's Spirit of Independence Awards at the Independence Uniform Parade and Flag-raising and Civic Ceremony inSam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay on...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of National Security is assuring citizens that its national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme - JamaicaEye - is not infringing on their right to privacy.Legal Officer, Ministry of National Security, Tonelle Beecher...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie said the new Anti-Litter Act is to be tabled in Parliament by year end.McKenzie said the process is being expedited to get the act approved, so as to minimise the illegal...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Foundation has selected 73 exceptional secondary and tertiary students for scholarships to help with offsetting back-to-school expenses as they gear up for the new school year.Following a robust application process (from April to June), the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 4:07 PM

The state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says a preliminary assessment shows that the bus that was involved in Saturday's crash, in which several persons were injured, was not defective. The bus, which was transporting staff and...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 3:00 PMJason Cross

Vendors at the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown, Kingston have reportedly lost millions following a fire early this morning. They believe that the fire, which started about 4 a.m., may have been deliberately set. The vendors...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 11:25 AM

Opposition Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips is calling for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to conduct an independent investigation into yesterday's bus crash which reportedly left 29 persons injured. Phillips said the JUTC should...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 11:06 AM

The nation's road fatalities have continued to climb with the deaths of two persons along the Whitehouse main road in Westmoreland last night. They have been identified as 25-year-old Andre Lawrence and 17-year-old Chrisan Perry, both of...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 10:42 AM

The Portmore, St Catherine man who was arrested while allegedly attempting to export a quantity of ganja in tins of cheese has been charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.   Fifty-six-year-old Donovan Dacosta, a vendor and...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 10:27 AM

Operations at the Kingston Freeport Terminal in St Andrew is being impacted by smoke from the Riverton Dump, which has been on fire for more than a week. In a statement this morning, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:14 AM

Gone are the days when leaving the classroom to enter a field such as cosmetology would have been frowned on. Instead, trained teachers Shellene Gregory and Debbie Manning have been encouraged, and found that becoming make-up artists have served...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I want to apply for my first British passport. Any advice or pointers would be helpful.- LADear LA,Persons must have British nationality to be eligible for a British passport, and an adult passport is valid for 10 years.Persons can...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Miss Powell,My grandfather lives in Montreal and he is willing to help me to move to Canada. I'm 25 years old and just received a contract to work in the USA, but I don't really want to live there. Would my work experience in Jamaica and the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I applied for a US visa two times and got turned down both times. I want to apply for it again. I want to visit my daughter, who was born in the US. The last time I applied for the visa, I stated that I wanted to visit my...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I read with interest the lead Gleaner article on Sunday with the headline 'Break up', and it spoke about the experience at the Registrar General's Department (RGD) Marriage Department that Suffragan Bishop of Kingston Rev Robert Thompson had. I...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reggae Math Foundation (RMF) will be conducting three math professional development workshops at Excelsior Community College in Jamaica this month.The workshops will be conducted by outstanding math teacher and trainers Dr Dionne Cross Francis of...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Uninhabitable for more than 16 years, significantly inconveniencing patients visiting the remote Port Maria Hospital, The Sandals Foundation has pumped almost $3.5 million into reopening the senior medical officer residency at the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The members of the 194-year-old Burchell Memorial Baptist Church in Montego Bay were in a praise and celebration mood on Sunday as they conducted a rededication service for their worship chapel, which was rehabilitated recently.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), have announced the selection of the 2018 finalists for the national film development programme, JAFTA Propella. The finalists are currently...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean Chapter of the International Network in Defence of Humanity (CNIDH) strongly condemns the assassination attempt on the duly elected president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicol·s Maduro, that took place on Saturday, August...

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