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Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 8:23 PM

(JIS): Chief Education Officer, Dr Grace McLean, is encouraging tertiary students who are facing challenges with education fees, to enter into dialogue with administrators at their institutions, so that support can be provided. McLean, who was...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 7:51 PM

The Government has welcomed the increase in French private-sector activities in Jamaica and support for the island’s efforts to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth and economic development.

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 7:26 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Florida is once again at the centre of election controversy, but this year there are no hanging chads or butterfly ballots like in 2000. And no angry mobs in suits — at least not yet. The deeply purple...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 6:42 PM

PARADISE, California (AP) — Five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles after a Northern California wildfire incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 4:09 PMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The three policemen on manslaughter charges for the 2014 death of Kamoza Clarke are to reappear in court on February 21, 2019 when their case will undergo a plea and case management hearing.   Sergeant Derrick Henry and...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 3:38 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris has warned that the jury reach its verdict based on the evidence alone, not on past perceptions of murder-accused Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, witnesses or the deceased. During her summation of the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 3:18 PMLivern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Government Senator Dr Saphire Longmore says 7,348 new cases of cancer have been diagnosed in Jamaica since the start of the year. The most common cases, according to Longmore - a breast cancer survivor - are prostate, breast, colon, lung, uterine,...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 2:58 PMRomario Scott, Gleaner Writer

The legal challenge brought by Trinidadian Jason Jones alleging that the admissions process adopted at regional law schools discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees has been dismissed by the Caribbean...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:50 PM

Jamaica's public defender has been blocked from joining the constitutional challenge to the island's anti-sodomy laws brought by gay rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. The Court of Appeal today revealed its decision to uphold a Supreme...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 11:51 AM

The police are probing an incident captured on video showing persons dressed in civilian attire and military uniform committing a crime. Civil Military Cooperation Officer for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Basil Jarrett says they are aware of the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 11:19 AM

With newspapers closing down all over the world, and an ever-growing emphasis on social media, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) will be focusing on the future of traditional news and sports for this year's staging of National Journalism...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 10:45 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The technical work for the rollover of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) and the United Kingdom post-Brexit is close to being finalised. “The European Union (EU), I...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 9:13 AM

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the proposed National Disaster Risk Financing Policy should be in place before the expiration of the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (PSBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 8:54 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has announced the resignation of its senior vice president of business development. In a release last evening, the JPS said Sheree Martin would be leaving at the end of the month. "Based on my personal...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 7:42 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) re-opened this morning a few hours after a Fly Jamaica airliner made an emergency landing 45 minutes into its flight to Toronto, Canada. Six passengers were injured....

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 7:27 AMShana Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) activist Rameish Simpson was shot and killed last night at his home in Logwood, St Thomas. His wife, who was also shot and injured, was rushed to the hospital. It is reported that about 9 p.m. the Simpsons had just pulled...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Approximately 32,000 Jamaicans are living with HIV/AIDS. While this disease affects many in our society, it is evident that the vulnerable may be overlooked when discussions, policies, treatment, and support are needed. There are limited programmes...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Panama continues to be an important partner in Jamaica's effort to further improve air traffic control and advance the country's maritime and port development, state minister for foreign affairs Pearnel Charles Jr has said.Earlier this year, the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With a $50-million budget at their disposal, the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are now working in tandem to create a master plan for the future development of the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) is to today host its annual dental fair in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, free of cost to all residents.The theme for this, the fourth staging of the dental fair, is 'Creating Smiles for Life', and it begins at 10 a...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is calling for social-intervention programmes to address intimate-partner violence in the wake of the killing of nine-year-old Steve Johnson, whose murder stemmed from a domestic dispute at his home in Windsor...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The University Grants Committee (UGC) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) met in a special session at the UWI Regional Headquarters in Mona, Jamaica on November 1 to receive the special report of a task force commissioned to examine...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

"You must not look into the eye of the serpent for too long. He will mesmerise you, and he will strike you." That's a loose translation of a T.S. Eliot sentiment that I cannot locate. But it is important for discussion and shaping our attitude to...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Karee Finegan, a 32-year-old detective sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) of the St Ann Division, is among the CB/UWI scholarship awardees for 2018. This is a critical step for the first-year law student at the University of the...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For almost 20 years, the Spanish Town Skills Training Centre has been providing training for professionals, at-risk youth, non-certified and unskilled employees, and employers, in partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA.Student at the institution, 19-...

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