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Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Dancehall, soca and even some gospel music blared from the speakers of both the Rise United camp, led by Peter Bunting, and Dr Peter Phillips’ One PNP camp yesterday, as delegates were kept energised during the high-tension presidential election...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) Executive Director Yulit Gordon is calling on the Government to craft a national policy to enable easier access to prostate cancer screening for all men over the age of 40. Gordon made the call while speaking with The...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Former concessionaires at Fort Clarence Beach are restive, having closed down their operations last week after a decade to make way for upgrade works at the property by Guardsman Hospitality Limited (GHL), which will manage the premises for the...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s traffic division has indicated that more cops than normal were on duty at major intersections across the Corporate Area to monitor the situation as the new school year got under way. Assistant...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Come Sunday, the police will embark on a tour of the Corporate Area to examine the tidying up of roadworks being undertaken and to make their final assessments ahead of Monday’s start of the new school year. The tour will guide their final plan as...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The September month-end deadline originally projected for the completion of works to relocate the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) main entrance on South Camp Road will be missed, according to the National Works Agency (NWA). NWA Communication and...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A police sergeant is the latest member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to be dragged before the court on murder charges following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The policeman, Inspector Howard Wilks,...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Some players in the multibillion-dollar lottery scam have latched on to an emerging industry in which they solicit large sums of cash from mainly elderly men overseas for cybersex services with local women via video link. Members of the criminal...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Potterdale Avenue in Cumberland, St Catherine, are urging detectives to carefully probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in their community, allegedly at the hands of her husband of many years. Reports reaching The...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Signs are emerging that the legacy road projects in the Corporate Area, which have missed their March deadline, are also set to go beyond their month-end completion date despite officials repeatedly expressing that they would be wrapped up by the...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) says that a lack of adequate infrastructure in rural areas is hindering expansion plans for the sector as it seeks to woo more youth to take up business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs....

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The parent of a former Campion College student who waited several months to collect a $40,000 sixth-form tuition grant is breathing a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Education made good on its promise to hand over the funds. In July, the...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has moved swiftly to address concerns raised by parents about the names of two booted Cabinet ministers among persons on a wall of fame at the Palisadoes Park-based institution in Kingston. The concerns were...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Police Federation is now breathing a sigh of relief following years of negotiation as they were yesterday outfitted with eight motor vehicles – five Toyota Coasters and three Toyota Hiace buses – to transport police officers to and from...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Parents of prospective students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) got a shocker recently as they toured the grounds of the Palisadoes Park institution in Kingston and noticed the names of booted Cabinet ministers Ruel Reid and Dr Andrew...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton is insisting that a greater public-education push is needed to shore up efforts to combat bush fires which have been threatening the livelihood of several farmers. He was speaking...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A traffic change at the intersection of Constant Spring and Grants Pen roads in St Andrew has been a source of major pain for some motorists unaware of the new arrangements. The National Works Agency issued a media release on Monday afternoon...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While an affiliate of the Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church was reluctant to speak on the outcome of the sexual offence case against their disgraced pastor yesterday, residents of the community heaped rebuke on the man of the cloth....

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says since permitting construction to be undertaken at 29 Dillsbury Avenue in Barbican, St Andrew, it has cited the developer for three breaches. In an emailed response to a July 26 Gleaner story...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Dillsbury Avenue in Barbican, St Andrew, are anxiously awaiting the next move from two state agencies after they claim that at least one dropped the ball when it granted approval for the construction of a multistorey development in the...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has declared that Jamaica’s arrears are in the best condition ever. Speaking to stakeholders on Tuesday at the 2019 procurement seminar at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, Clarke assured micro, small and...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Patrick Newman, director at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Walderston, Manchester, says Jamaica needs some special facilities for children who are not candidates for foster care in order to nurture them in a loving environment. Newman made the call...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:37 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Campion College Principal Grace Baston yesterday sought to set the record straight on concerns around funding her institution was promised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in relation to the Career Advancement Programme (CAP). On...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Eight months since being formally advised via email from Campion College that her child was awarded a monetary grant through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), a disgruntled parent yesterday said...

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