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Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The operator of Mandeville-based International Career Partners (ICP) is rejecting claims that it has fleeced students who paid it hundreds of thousands of dollars to participate in the overseas summer employment programme and have not yet been...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

More than 95 cases involving cops charged with various crimes, including murder, by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are meandering through the court system as several issues delay the quest for justice.This has caused INDECOM...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

A policeman implicated in 21 incidents which ended with the fatal shooting of civilians over the past six years remains in the force despite concerns by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)."The Police High Command has been...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With scores of Jamaican men acting as sperm donors who play no role in the raising of their children, others have struggled to ensure that they are not seen as 'deadbeat dads'.For these men, the role of father is one they take seriously, and they...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Thieves and vagrants have been preying on the middle-class community of Mona Heights in St Andrew, causing residents to be living in fear.The quiet neighbourhood, which is in proximity to the two major universities, is home to several students,...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

A number of families in Portland have joined the Funeral Directors Association of Jamaica in taking issue with the Ministry of National Security's decision that in all cases of sudden death the bodies should be taken to one of the government-...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The firestorm ignited last week by Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte's tweet about the flying of the rainbow flag at the United States Embassy in Kingston has prompted a call for local political parties to urgently implement policies for the...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 11:05 AMRyon Jones

Four years after then Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington announced that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was looking to acquire the 'ShotSpotter' technology to assist with investigating gun-related incidents, The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Days after Transport Minister Mike Henry ordered an immediate management audit of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the state-run bus company is spending more than $100 million annually to maintain the...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Scores of Jamaican children are being abused each day by persons they know and trust - the enemies in their homes.The Office of the Children Registry (OCR) has received 56,000 reports of child abuse between its inception in 2007 and the end of 2014....

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Government is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place.Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley told The Sunday Gleaner of the revenue target...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Some funeral directors are fuming and threatening to take legal action if directives given to police officers earlier this year are not withdrawn.The source of the discontent is contained in the police Force Orders issued on February 11, which...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With more than 2,500 cases of child and adolescent disorders seen at public health clinics across the island last year, the Ministry of Health has mandated the recently appointed mental health task force to put this growing problem among its agenda...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Carol Narcisse, Co-founder of the mental health support group MENSANA, is calling on the government to improve the social security system for families who are caring for persons with mental illness."Right now families that are caring for persons...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Jamaican agricultural producers are missing out on millions of United States (US) dollars in potential earning by failing to target that lucrative market to export their produce.According to US agricultural attache to the Dominican Republic, Haiti...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 10:33 AMRyon Jones

The United States has renewed its call to be allowed to export pork to Jamaica.For the past two years, Jamaican pig farmers have supplied most of the pork consumed locally, with the country only looking abroad for pig's tail and certain cuts to make...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Almost 108,000 Jamaicans (approximately four per cent of the total population) were treated for mental illness in public-health facilities across the island last year.Of that number, almost 2,000 were admitted to hospitals for extensive treatment....

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 12:00 PMRyon Jones

There are fears that a local assembly line for motorcycles is putting out substandard bikes and this could be contributing to the number of riders and pillions dying on the nation's roads.Of the 382 road fatalities recorded in Jamaica last year, 111...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Hundreds of persons have started to establish an informal community on lands believed to be owned by the State just outside the relatively new Old Harbour Glades in St Catherine, leaving persons who paid millions of dollars for the upscale houses...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Some local processors of canned ackees are taking issue with the Bureau of Standards of Jamaica (BSJ) for the large fee it is charging them to clear the produce for export.The processors say they are being required to pay the BSJ thousands of...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Counsellor for public affairs, at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Joshua Polacheck, say that the name of the standard used locally by ackee processors is not important as long as the fruit is prepared in a manner that meets or exceeds the US...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

DOHA, Qatar:While they shed blood, sweat and tears bringing glory to the nation and making a living from track and field, some female athletes deliberately delay enjoying the joy of motherhood to pursue their all-consuming careers.With athletics not...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

DOHA, Qatar: Hansle Parchment believes the track and field world could be in for something special at Jamaica’s Olympics trials next month, as he expects fierce competition in the men’s 110m hurdles. The 24-year-old, who won bronze in...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Strong actions, including the detention of persons who regularly flout speed limits, are being proposed as a means of reducing the number of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities seen annually across the nation.The proposals come after 382 persons...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has been forced to pay out millions of dollars over the last 23 months and owes millions more to victims of accidents involving its buses....

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