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Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:48 AMPaul H. Williams - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For the past few weeks Family and Religion has been exploring the Yahweh religion. This exploration was motivated by the stand-off and the dramatic removal of children by the police and military from the Qahal Yahweh compound in Paradise, St James...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:36 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In chapter four of the great book of Judges, we meet Jael. She is not a harlot and doesn’t seem to have a scandalous past, but Bible commentators accuse her of other sins – “sacrificing the sacred rights of hospitality to her dark purpose”, “the...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:35 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: “A father is respected because he gives his children leadership, appreciated because he gives his children care, valued because he gives his children time and loved because he gives his children the one thing they treasure...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:31 AMKrishna-kay Lawrence/Contributor

If you own registered land and your title is lost, damaged or destroyed, the only alternative is to obtain a new certificate of title. This application, called a Lost Title Application, is pursued through the Titles Office of the National Land...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:29 AM

Every so often, from the beginning of time, someone comes up with an idea that does not fit into the normal thought mode of others, igniting the imagination, at times to the point of confusion, disgust and anger at the perpetrator of the new...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:12 AM

There’s something about the start of a new year that fills many of us with hope of who we can become and what we can achieve – and the fact that we are in 2020 seems to intensify our desires to reach new heights this year. However, many times we...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Ok sister; You have a Jezebel spirit within you You have a spirit of grief You have a spirit of destruction. Jezebel, Spirit of destruction, Spirit of grief, David Byrne, Brian Eno – The Jezebel Spirit Many churches are...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 4:28 PMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaica-born pilot Marlon Dean Dayes was this morning close to tears as he achieved his lifelong dream of flying a plane back to his homeland. The 26-year-old could not help but become a bit emotional as he accepted congratulatory hugs and applause...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 4:24 PM

To better prepare the society for an earthquake, a new National Earthquake Readiness Committee will soon be established by the Government.   This was announced by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie on...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 1:21 PM

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says the party is election ready and is prepared to best represent the interests of Jamaicans. In a statement today, Phillips says the PNP has a responsibility to stand for those whom...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:50 PM

The Government is calling for households across the island to participate in the upcoming national clean-up days later this month, geared towards eradicating mosquito breeding sites and beautifying communities. At a Town Hall Meeting hosted at the...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 11:08 AM

A curfew has been imposed in sections of Mountain View in Kingston 3. The curfew began at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11 and will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m., on Monday, January 13. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH: along...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 11:01 AM

Chief Judge of the Parish Courts Chester Crooks has committed to upholding the dignity, integrity, and responsibilities of the office. Crooks was earlier this week sworn-in as the country’s second Chief Judge of the Parish Courts. Crooks was...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 10:31 AM

Detectives from the St Andrew South Police Division have charged a man with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after a firearm and several rounds of ammunition were taken from him on Poinciana Avenue on Friday. Charged is 23-year-old Neco...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 10:18 AM

The Portland Municipal Corporation is looking to identify lands for the establishment of a new cemetery for the parish. Speaking to JIS News after the corporation’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Minister of Local Government and Community...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:20 AM

To better prepare the society for an earthquake, a new National Earthquake-Readiness Committee will soon be established by the Government. This was announced by Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, on Thursday...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:18 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is looking to facilitate the planting of at least 500,000 trees over the next two years. The move is in support of the Government’s initiative, launched last October, for the planting of three...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:14 AM

“What we think, we become.” We like to repeat it, but our application of this old adage is very selective. Our governments over the years have made various crime-fighting efforts – many of which simply have not addressed the root causes of crime....

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Ten children suffering from various cardiac complications are undergoing corrective surgeries at the Bustamante Hospital for Children this week, during Chain of Hope’s medical mission to the island. The 18-member team from the United Kingdom (UK)-...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:13 AM
Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:11 AM

The Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) is calling on the Government to fully engage with civil society and the voluntary sector who work to support the development of their communities. This according to Saffrey Brown, chair of the CVSS,...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Pipes run through the community of Goulbourne Valley in St Andrew but the infrequency with which residents access water through them is their complaint. A 23-year-old resident, who gave his name as Joel, told The Gleaner that he has been living in...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 4:49 PM

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is condemning the shooting of an infant on Bowens Road, off Waltham Park Road, in St Andrew on Thursday evening. The child was among five other victims who were fired on during a drive-by shooting....

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 4:39 PM

Schools are being urged to comply with the new sugar limit for sweetened beverages being sold or served at their institution. Effective January 1, sweetened drinks with total sugar concentration exceeding a maximum of five grams/100 ml are...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 2:27 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that its Rock Spring Pump Station in St Mary and Seville #1 facility in St Ann are currently operating below 60% of their production output as resulted in reduced inflows...

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