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Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 3:49 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described late Cabinet minister Easton Douglas as a patriot and an example of a dignified politician. Holness was among several parliamentarians who paid tribute to Douglas during today's sitting of the House...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 3:38 PM

The police have charged the St Andrew businessman who was held allegedly with over $10 million worth of fake goods. He is 67-year-old Murli Babani of a Cherry Gardens address. Babani is charged with unauthorised use of trademark, possession of...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 11:46 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it is investigating a report of damage to the main sewerage network traversing Seaview Gardens in St Andrew. NEPA says the damaged system has resulted in the release of untreated sewage...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 11:31 AM

Canadian low-cost airline, Swoop, is coming to Montego Bay, Jamaica as its first Caribbean sun-destination. Swoop will operate twice-weekly flights from the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to Sangster International Airport beginning...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 11:18 AM

The Grange Hill Police in Westmoreland are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in the parish. He has been identified as Shamar Tomlinson otherwise called ‘ JT’, a student of Crowder...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 11:05 AM

The St James Municipal Corporation says it is prepared to deal with any eventualities should the parish be impacted by a tropical cyclone during the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The season, which officially began on June 1 and will end November...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 10:03 AM

Additional roadworks are under way in St Andrew, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday. Speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House, Holness said that the government will be further widening the roadway up to...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 9:49 AMGareth Davis Snr

Heavy-duty equipment are now working to clear a massive landslide along the Junction Main Road in St Mary. The landslide, which occurred shortly after 4:30 this morning, dumped huge boulders, tree trunks, and other debris unto the road....

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 8:46 AM

The three police personnel implicated in the October 2014 death of inmate Mario Deane are scheduled to go on trial in the St James Circuit Court today.

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I am a professional in Jamaica and I would like to leave the country, as I haven't been able to find a good job here. I have a master's degree, and I'm thinking of doing a PhD, so I've been looking at both Canada and Australia. Can...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,Let me first say thank you for taking the time to answer the queries of people as your answers have taught many persons who may have similar questions.I have been married since 2014, and my wife and I have one child...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,When a person is detained in the United Kingdom on an immigration matter, is he entitled to bail? I need to know urgently.- P.H.Dear P.H.,Persons can apply for immigration bail if the Home Office is holding them on immigration matters...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In keeping with its 145-year old philosophy to make homeownership achievable for Jamaicans, JN Bank, the country's premier private mortgage provider, has further strengthened its mortgage process to deliver financing in an even timelier manner to...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The administration at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland might be forced to continue to grapple with its 'social patients' issue for some time to come as the building, which was earmarked to house them, is unfit to suit that...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The police in Hanover say that efforts to contain murders and other serious crimes are being undermined by a variety of issues, including lack of resources."We are trying to police the parish to the best of our combined abilities, but...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In an effort to promote Jamaican products in the Latin American and Caribbean markets, Jamaica Promotions (JAMPRO) will be leading a delegation of agribusiness companies to LAC Flavours, to be held in Chile's capital, Santiago.The business...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson has said the Government is seeking to establish the first agro-economic zone in St Elizabeth."Hopefully, by next year, we will be able to...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid has said that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is the most practical avenue for acquiring readily employable skills for the world of work.Addressing the fifth...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Several volunteers turned out on International Coastal Clean-up Day last Saturday to give beaches in St Mary a much-needed tidying.The Port Maria Beach, near to the parish library in the capital town, and the Rio Nuevo Beach,...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Bank Chorvelle Johnson has contended that giving of one's time and energies to advancing the educational development of the nation's children is just as, if not more important than giving money.Johnson, who was the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 8:16 PM

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is rejecting a Gleaner report that there is a rift with the United States over intelligence-sharing Memoranda of Understanding. Gleaner sources say the two governments have been in talks for some time, but have...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 2:26 PM

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is calling for the Government to make suitable alternatives to plastics shopping bags, commonly called scandal bags, available and accessible to Jamaicans. The Government today announced bans on scandal bags,...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 1:42 PMPaul Clarke

The Government has signed a contract with China Harbour Engineering Company to construct a new bypass for Three Miles in St Andrew to help ease traffic congression. Three Miles was closed more than a week ago to facilitate construction works to...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 1:14 PM

The Court Management Services in the Ministry of Justice says it has been given clearance to reopen the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston. The building was ordered closed arising from a security issue this morning. This affected the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 11:28 AM

The Government this morning announced bans on single-use plastic bags and straws as well as Styrofoam. The bans take effect on January 1, 2019. See details below. Ban on Plastics Bags * There will be a ban on the importation, manufacturing,...

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