Sun | Jan 19, 2020

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Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:11 AM

The resignations have begun to come in from members of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council, inside sources have revealed. The council is the body that presides over the affairs of the scandal-scarred university. According to the...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:02 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

They mostly come out in the afternoons, about five o’clock for those who bother to go home and change from their school uniforms – children as young as six years old with outstretched palms and chilling tales of misfortune. They gather at...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:01 AM

Fifty-year-old Warren Gray lives in Effortville with his six children and their mother. Both parents are unemployed and sickly, so at least four of their children take to the streets of May Pen, Clarendon, at night, begging to support the household...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in Jamaica on Tuesday for a two-day working visit with Jamaican government officials, the second US holder of that office to do so in eight years. Pompeo is coming to Jamaica in 2020,...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:59 AM

Allegations have surfaced in the British press that the ‘prestigious’ International Socrates Award bestowed on industry leaders and persons who have gained significant achievements in academia, particularly in developing countries, and including...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:40 AM

PORUS, Manchester: Prosecutors in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial asserted yesterday that the former bank employee accused in the matter knowingly defrauded the then council of millions of dollars by causing money to be paid under...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:39 AM

In the latest revelation from a special audit of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), President Fritz Pinnock was found to have been reimbursed for fixed assets costing US$12,697.41 that were reportedly purchased on behalf of the university....

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:37 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

After maintaining a 3.5 grade point average (GPA), bearing hunger some days and travelling for hours to get to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, to pursue her studies, 22-year-old Moesha Clarke was told she could be deregistered...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:33 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“They’re just excited. Let me settle them down,” she whispered, as the Gleaner team entered grade 9K at Kingston High School on Wednesday afternoon. With her right hand raised, she began the countdown: “Five, four, three ... let’s go!” In a matter...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:30 AM

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) will on Monday host passengers of the cruise ship Marella Discovery 2 at an exclusive event at Fort Charles, where they will get a chance to sample Jamaican food, drinks and culture after exploring a number of...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:29 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A security guard has become the fourth murder victim in Westmoreland for 2020. He is 34-year-old security guard Owayne Martin Grant, of Pleasant Park in George’s Plain, who was shot dead in his community on Thursday night. “We have...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Workmen and women are in a race against time to meet the completion deadline for the inaugural call at the Port Royal Cruise Port Terminal on Monday for the Marella Discovery 2, which is slated to dock at 8 o’clock in the morning. During yesterday’...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former gangster yesterday revealed that he came forward to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang because they had wiped out much of his family and were on a quest to hunt him down to kill him. He said that his...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:26 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nichala Facey, the St James man who allegedly killed an elderly woman by setting her on fire last April, will have his case committed to the St James Circuit Court for trial on April 20. Facey, who is charged with murder in relation...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 10:46 PM

Veteran member of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) Barry Moncrieffe has died. He was 78. Moncrieffe passed away at home about 7 p.m. surrounded by family and friends. He had been battling colon cancer for about...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 3:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former US ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:56 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Porus, Manchester Details of a total of $1.5 million spent over a six-day period by an accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial were among the startling revelations made by the prosecution yesterday as it...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:54 AM

Following stinging criticism from the parliamentary opposition and National Integrity Action (NIA) over the non-tabling of the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report into allegations of malpractice at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU),...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:54 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The chilling details of two incidents where alleged King Valley gang members forcibly had sex with women were yesterday outlined by a Crown witness, who admitted that he was more than a spectator when the attacks occurred. According to the witness...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:51 AM

A party staged for discarded former education minister Ruel Reid in April 2017 by the Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) beleaguered president, Fritz Pinnock, was labelled by the institution as a meeting and seminar. Pinnock, in April 2017,...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:51 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): Former Barbados government minister Donville Inniss was found guilty of three criminal counts when he appeared in a federal district court in New York, United States, yesterday. The unanimous verdict was handed down by a 12-member...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:50 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The artistes billed for the opening show of Rebel Salute 2020 have, according to promoter Tony Rebel, more than 300 hit songs combined to deliver and will perform before an audience that includes Dr Julius Garvey, a son of Jamaica’s National Hero...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:45 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the nation struggles to recover from the despair over a recent spate of murders of women by ex-lovers, Chairman of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches Bishop Conrad Pitkin has made a plea for church leaders to take a greater stance on the...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:29 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Janet Silvera, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is calling for Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to meet with stakeholders in western Jamaica to iron out...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

It has been nine years since Joan Brown was shot and left for dead by her estranged husband. Though she is grateful, having survived the ordeal, she relives that morning every time she hears that a woman has died as a result of domestic violence...

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