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Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 5:04 PM

The case against Constable Joel Lewis, the alleged mastermind behind a car stealing ring, is to continue in the St Catherine Parish Court on September 10. That date was set when Lewis, who is attached to the Barnett Street police station in St...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 2:45 PM

The Court of Appeal has slashed two weeks off the time that was allotted to hear the appeal filed by incarcerated entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm to quash their murder conviction and lengthy prison sentence.
 

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 1:44 PMKimberley Small

It was announced this morning that the effervescent, consistently contributing local jazz talent Suzanne Couch has succumbed to stage four breast cancer in Mexico. As a result of her persistent, palpable good nature, the singer's death...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:56 PM

The Court of Appeal Court has ruled that it will allow the attorneys for Vybz Kartel and his co-convicts to introduce fresh evidence in challenging their 2014 conviction for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. 

 

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:26 PM

The attorneys for incarcerated entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm are seeking to have fresh evidence included in their appeal challenging their murder conviction.

 

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 11:52 AM

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has warned that the parliamentary watchdog may review its cooperation with the Government over the Prime Minister Andrew Holness' failure to fire former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley. Phillips...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 9:50 AM

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is concerned about Jamaica's under-performing economy. In a statement, the PNP said it has taken note of a recent report from the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 9:29 AM

A multi-million dollar water storage system was commissioned on Friday at St Elizabeth Infirmary. The 10,000-gallon rainwater storage facility is as a result of the collaborative assistance of the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystem Adapting to...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:22 AM

Track: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1820 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

President of the Spanish Town Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Robotham, is calling for a review of the closing hours allotted to small business owners in St Catherine in order to energise economic growth that has slowed down considerably as a result of...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Struggling to find workers to fill several vacancies, employers are of the view that educational institutions are lagging behind when it comes to preparing Jamaicans for job opportunities.The 2017 Labour Market Trends and Prospects for Employment...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Many times, we hear debates regarding divine intervention in leadership and government. While many may state "God helps those who help themselves", that statement is not scriptural - it is nowhere in the Bible. Many times, people will set up...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In times of crises, a health centre can be the difference between life and death for Jamaicans across the island. However, many health centres cannot adequately meet the needs of its patients due to a lack of resources.For this reason, the Ministry...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

Nicholas Chambers was voted Most Innovative at the recently held Youth in Business grant presentation ceremony, held at the Clarendon Municipal Corporation.He also earned the respect of his tutors and peers for his persistence and commitment, which...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) toured the historic town of Falmouth on Thursday, where they viewed the 18th-century Georgian buildings and shopped for craft items.The heads were in Jamaica for the 39th Regular...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

Last month, The Gleaner featured Tishaunie Morgan in its online news video GSAT feature, titled 'Clarendon boys triumph over trials', and since then the family has been enjoying support from those in the community as well as further afield.Tishaunie...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For yet another year, the Jamaica Ex-Police Association of South Florida has returned to the island to assist in several areas of the society as part of its annual outreach project.This year, the team of around 30 former cops spent time in St Ann,...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican brewery giant Desnoes and Geddes (D&G), producers of the world-famous Red Stripe Beer, kicked off celebrations of its 100th anniversary with a church service at the Boulevard Baptist Church yesterday...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid is hailing teachers for their commitment to the improvement of students' performance in various school assessments, and their increased participation in co-curricular activities.Reid was...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Their meeting was simple enough. One morning, two youngsters came upon each other in the offices of West Indies Mineral and Table Water Company."Good morning, can I help you?" said the first young man."I ... I've come to work," the newcomer...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 11:16 PMRomario Scott

Olivia Grange, the minister of gender, culture, entertainment and sport, has disclosed that a number of shelters are being built for victims of abuse even as the government moves to facilitate permanent housing solution for the family of two girls...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 5:06 PM

The Ebony Park HEART Academy in Toll Gate, Clarendon is counting the losses from a fire yesterday which destroyed about 12 acres of its cane lands.Training base enterprise manager at the institution, Thelma Khani, told The Gleaner that the cane farm...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 4:40 PM

With road markings now complete in the Santa Cruz town centre, chairman of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation Derrick Sangster says discussions will commence with the police in an effort to restore order.Importantly, Sangster says the municipal...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 1:23 PM

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking to raise the profile of Jamaica's agricultural sector as an area for viable investments.The investment promotions agency says it will be seeking to promote investment projects in agriculture and...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:47 PM

KEY WEST, CMC – The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in collaboration with the United States (US) Coast Guard reportedly interdicted a boat smuggling over 2,000 pounds of ganja in Key West, Florida.The drugs, worth about US$2 million wholesale, were...

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