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Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Municipal Corporation has agreed to rent a property in Hopewell in the parish to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for only $1,000 per month, which the JCF will use as a police post.An agreement was reached during last Thursday's...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says he does not support views that a hospital is needed in Negril, Westmoreland, currently. He says residents should, instead, be more socially responsible to reduce accidents and violence."This is where we...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Hanover Municipal Corporation says that an ongoing partnership with the police is helping to restore order across the parish.The municipal corporation says that several measures have been implemented in the capital, Lucea, and Green Island, for...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nobody wants to experience or even hear the words denial, defeat , or delay. We all want to hear positive words like access, approval, success, winning, and the list goes on. The greatest hindrance, however, in experiencing success is the word...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/ Gleaner Writer

The Buff Bay Primary School in Portland, late last week, received a 29-seater school bus funded by the Japanese government. The bus was handed over by Japanese ambassador to Jamaica, Hiromasa Yamazaki under the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Government will be implementing a database to evaluate primary and secondary students for the purpose of devising strategies better suited to their development.Minister of Education Ruel Reid made the disclosure late last week at the Regional Data...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie says Montego Bay and other municipalities may soon directly elect their mayors."I believe, eventually, we will have to go that way, but it has to be done when a proper system is put in place," McKenzie...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says that although murders across the country have declined by approximately 20 per cent, it is not the time for the Government to end the states of public emergency or gloat and celebrate the reduction."This year,...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISupportJamaica.com, a crowdfunding platform powered by The Jamaica National Group, is urging corporate Jamaica, members of the public, and persons in the Jamaican diaspora to make a difference in the lives of students who returned to classes...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 3:56 PM

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona has confirmed that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 affected mainly eastern parishes this afternoon. It said the earthquake occurred about 1:47 p.m. with the epicentre recorded...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 3:26 PM

People's National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips has described the Andrew Holness-led administration as the most corrupt in the history of independent Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 2:57 PM

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says tax revenues are ahead of budget by approximately four per cent for the first four months of the 2018/19 financial year. Speaking at the Tax Audit and Revenue Administration (TARA) Post Graduate Diploma...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 2:26 PM

As Jamaicans were bracing for heavy showers associated with remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac south of the island, several communities in central and eastern Jamaica experienced earthquake-like tremors this afternoon. Callers from as far and wide as...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:51 PM

It is the best view for Damion Crawford, Mikael Phillips, Phillip Paulwell and Wykeham McNeill today — the front row on the platform of the People's National Party 80th annual conference now underway at the National Arena in St Andrew.

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:21 PMGareth Davis Snr

The Buff Bay Primary School in Portland now has a new 29-seater school bus. Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica Hiromasa Yamazaki on Thursday handed over the new school bus to Buff Bay Primary in Portland, which was donated under its Grant Assistance...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:02 PMRomario Scott

People's National Party (PNP) supporters are still on a high following yesterday's vice-presidential election as they get ready for the public session of the party's 80th annual conference today. The Comrades voted in Damion Crawford,...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The year 2011 has been the worst one so far in Yasheka Brooks' life. It was the year the then 14-year-old became pregnant while attending high school."Due to peer pressure, I started dating my first boyfriend in grade eight. He was a very popular...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

The Jamaica Constabulary Force has said that there is an almost 18 per cent decline in reported cases of rape since the start of this year, but the attacks on females remain a big concern for the police in St Mary.Last Thursday, head of the St Mary...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson

President-elect of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has scoffed at claims that the tough-talking union with its approximately 25,000 members is keeping non-performing teachers in Jamaica's schools by providing a shield for them....

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Members of the recently formed police Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) should have more breathalysers to work with by Christmas.According to Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, the first objective of the PSTEB was...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As police push to curtail the recent flare-ups of gang violence in sections of east Kingston, one resident of the often-volatile police division is accusing the cops of targeting him whenever a crime is committed.But this has been rejected by the...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

For more than 20 years, Sophia Haye worried about the future of her son who was diagnosed as autistic when he was just over two years old.But Haye is less worried now as her son is now gainfully employed in his dream job as a tailor.When her son,...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

More than 20 teachers whose fate have been in limbo for months because there was no body in place to hear their appeals against their suspension or dismissals can breathe easier today as the education ministry has appointed the members of a new...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

As government, schools and the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) bemoan the movement of science and mathematics teachers to greener pastures overseas, Dr Garth Anderson, president of the JTA, has pointed to another area of teacher shortage.At a...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Becoming a teenage mother was never in the plans for Sashell Hall, but today she is convinced that her now 10-year-old daughter put her on the path to achieve what she has so far achieved in life.When Sashell got pregnant at 15 years old, she was...

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