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Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 7:41 PM

The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Grace McLean says she is not able to say the specific reason for the sudden resignation of former minister Ruel Reid. McLean, appearing at Wednesday's meeting of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 5:50 PM

Gas prices are to go down $1.64 on Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $134.20 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $141.06. Automotive diesel oil will go down by $0.01 ...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 4:38 PM

President of Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Dr Fritz Pinnock has denied claims that the institution hosted a birthday party for discarded Education, Youth and Information Minister Ruel Reid. Further, Pinnock dismissed allegations that CMU paid...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 3:30 PM

The police are reporting that 49-year-old Owen Chung of Taylor Land, Nine Miles in St Andrew, who went missing last week Friday, has been found dead in his community. The police say Chung’s decomposing body was found about 5:30 yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 11:52 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island this morning for the United States to visit former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who is in hospital. It is reported that Seaga has been seeking medical attention in Miami for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 11:34 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has denounced moves by the United States to strengthen the decades old trade and economic embargo against Cuba. In a statement issued following the...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 11:00 AM

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, and two of his bodyguards were involved in a motor vehicle crash this morning. In a statement, a ministry spokesperson explains that the crash happened about 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of Shortwood...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 9:53 AM

Shoreline protection works along a segment of the Kingston Harbour are expected to begin this fiscal year. The works will take place from the Rae Town Fishing Village to the new Ministry of Foreign Affairs building. This was disclosed by Mayor of...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 9:48 AM

The Government’s drive to reduce electricity spend will be accelerated during the current fiscal year with the execution of energy efficiency initiatives across the public sector valued at more than $1 billion.   Major energy...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 9:41 AM

Members of the Lottery Scam Task Force carried out special operations in Norwood, St James which resulted in the arrest and charge of two men for breaches of the so-called lottery scamming act on Tuesday. Charged with possession of identity...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As the prosecution yesterday began mounting its case against two policemen accused of murder, a Clarendon resident testified that Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte invaded his home on February 13, 2012, in search of Anthony...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A phone stolen from a robbery victim is said to have been found in the possession of accused Michael ‘Judge’ Lamont, the Home Circuit Court was yesterday told as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and 23 others continued. The...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Small businesses are increasing in numbers and face many challenges, including access to capital, inefficient procedures and lack of information necessary to conduct business efficiently. Blockchain technology presents itself as a plausible...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With additional security assets being deployed and investments being made in boosting accommodation for the security forces in western Jamaica, the national security minister Dr Horace Chang is expressing confidence in containing...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The detention and treatment of Jamaicans under the state of emergency (SOE) activated across three western parishes have got the thumbs up from the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA). A two-week crackdown was ordered in St James,...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alleged quack doctor Alicia England was denied bail yesterday when she made her second appearance in the St James Parish Court to answer to fraud charges as her true identity has not yet been verified despite a previous court order...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The head of a powerful business lobby is urging Jamaican lawmakers to fast-track long-overdue legislation on the Madrid Protocol to make it necessary for the protection of intellectual property on the world stage. Trevor Fearon, chief executive...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It was a sombre atmosphere inside the Holy Trinity Church, West Gate, St James, last Saturday, where scores of persons bid farewell to medical doctor and nutritional expert Anthony Vendryes, who was hailed as “a true patriot and...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said that the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) is an opportunity for Jamaica to further promote its diverse tourism offerings and create wealth. He made the comments at the...

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