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Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:09 PM

Prosecutors today closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006. The trial was, however, adjourned early as McLean's attorney...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 9:34 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government is moving to regulate the kinds of material which can be disposed of at landfills. The administration is to enact the National Solid Waste Management (Disposal of Solid Waste) Regulations to give effect to the change. In his Throne...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 9:16 AM

Businessman Omar Collymore who is charged with the January 2 murder of  his wife Simone Collymore and taxi operator Winston Walters is to face the St Andrew Parish Court today. Collymore was charged last weekend with two counts of ...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 9:01 AM

Members of the Narcotics Division have seized a grey 30-foot vessel fitted with two Yamaha engines in Belmont district, Westmoreland. The seizure was made on Tuesday and the police believe the vessel is connected with the seizure of 1,000 ...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A joint grant by the Japanese government valued at $10 million was not a want, but a dire need.That is how Veronica Gaynor, principal of the Iris Gelly Primary School in Kingston, described the donation which she received recently at the Ministry of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited has donated a smart television to the Kingston East police division. The television was presented at the RUBiS headquarters on Thursday, February 1.The management of RUBiS made the donation of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) William Mahfood has questioned why businesses are not cutting prices on consumer goods in the wake of the appreciation of the Jamaican dollar.Mahfood, who is also chairman of the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics Dr Damien King has declared that the end of devaluation has come.Speaking at a policy discussion forum, The End of Devaluations? The Implications for Businesses and the Economy of Jamaica's New Exchange...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As part of its efforts to recognise insurance brokerages that contribute to its ongoing outstanding performance, Guardian Life Limited recently held its annual Broker Awards Ceremony at The Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston.In...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In its fourth renewal, the JN Small Business Loans' (JNSBL) Barber, Beauty Battle and Expo, set to begin on April 29, will offer more prizes. The 2018 winners, in their respective categories, will each take home a share of more than $3 million in...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Next Gen Creators have announced 'Paradise Care' and 'Tour Me' as the winners of the Diamond Challenge in Jamaica.On Saturday, February 10, 2018 more than 15 teams of high school students pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges at the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONGVILLE PARK, Clarendon:Deacon  of the Longville Park Baptist Church and chief financial officer of the RJRGleaner Communications Group Andrea Messam have urged Jamaicans to unite and love each other."We believe that a united Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will, this year, ramp up its efforts to detect contraband and 'uncustomed' goods through the procurement and deployment of cargo imaging scanners at various ports of entry.This forms part of the overall plan by the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite a number of islands being ravaged by two powerful hurricanes, Caribbean tourism reached another major milestone in 2017, surpassing 30 million stopover arrivals for the very first time.The region, according to Caribbean...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

There is this beautiful story, perfect for Lent, the story of Elijah and the widow in the Old Testament.No rain had fallen on the land. The Lord said to Elijah, "I have designated her to provide for you."He went to the city. A widow was gathering...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seven families across the island now have a place to call home as result of a donation by Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) in May 2017 to the Food For the Poor (FFP) 5K Walk/Run event. The annual 5K is the main local fundraising vehicle for FFP's...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI, Florida:The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has asked the Congress of Honduras to be cautious and not restrict freedom of expression with a new legislative bill that would regulate the content of social media, saying that special laws...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner has announced the winners of its photo competition celebrating the 145th anniversary of the city of Kingston.The #CapturingKingston Photo Competition invited photography and video enthusiasts to focus their cameras on Kingston on December...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:After several months of deliberation, councillors assigned to the Portland Municipal Corporation are now benefiting from a new initiative dubbed 'Round Robin', where they will each receive a substantial amount of money to...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has the potential to reap as much as US$6 billion annually from the Diaspora but is maxed out at US$4 billion, particularly because of a lack of a clearly defined engagement strategy.This US$2 billion of unrealised economic value from the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Within days, construction is expected to begin on apartments in Denham Town, downtown Kingston, as part of a redevelopment project for the area.A total of 24 studio units and four two-bedroom units are to be built at Metcalfe Street and Wellington...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has ramped up activities to mark Safer Sex Week in a bid to encourage more persons to use condoms and engage in safer sex practices year-round, in particular, during this time of year.Observed during the week of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, says the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will be leading the restoration and protection of the shoreline from Breezy Castle (Kingston Harbour) to Harbour View.Senator Williams informed that it is...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 4:47 PM

The Government is projecting to spend approximately $773.7 billion in the new fiscal year which begins on April 1. This is $31.8 billion less than the $805.5 billion budgeted for current fiscal year which ends on March 31. On the recurrent or...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 4:10 PM

The Clarendon police are investigating the discovery of the body of Esron Laing, an accountant from Rocky Point in the parish about 6 a.m. on Thursday. The body appeared to have gunshot wounds. A Range Rover, which is said to be that of...

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