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Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A consumer lobby is pressing the Holness administration to demand greater clarity from multinational ride-share company Uber on its local operations branded by transport officials as “a new designation” that drew warnings about circumventing...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A homeless man who was among four street persons who were viciously attacked and injured in sections of the Corporate Area in May has succumbed to his injuries. The man remains unidentified. His death, however, brings to six the number of...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner WriterWESTERN BUREAU:

There are hardly words to express the relief and joy market vendor and construction worker Leonard ‘Fargo’ Haughton is feeling today, having been reunited with his 17-month-old son, Hayden Haughton, who was claimed by another man following the...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:12 AM

A St Elizabeth teacher who was reportedly caught trying to smuggle a little over five pounds of compressed ganja to Barbados is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 6. The 32-year-old educator, Antonette...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

After nearly eight years, a Kingston labourer who allegedly spent 18 hellish months in prison in 2009 after he was maliciously arrested and had sued the State is yet to have his claim heard in the Supreme Court. The appellant, Desmond Kinlock,...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Rastafarians from across Jamaica gathered yesterday to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the birth of their founder, Leonard Howell, at Pinnacle in St Catherine. It is the site where they claim Howell had acquired over 500 acres of land for...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:11 AM

There is a renewed call for the crafting of legislation similar to the Child Care and Protection Act to protect the elderly, who are at risk of abuse by relatives or while receiving institutionalised care. The latest appeal came from attorney-at-...

Published:Thursday | June 17, 2021 | 12:11 AM

A key financial regulatory body in Jamaica is recommending that lawmakers expand offences under the Cybercrimes Act to tackle computer-related fraud and forgery. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) wants Section 8 of the act that deals with...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ride-sharing entity Uber announced on Tuesday that it is now operational in Jamaica, sending off alarms among the thousands of taxi operators destined to collide with the Silicon Valley behemoth that has sparked conflict in transportation centres...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

First it was a stool. Now George Wright’s seat in Parliament has sparked another fight. The under-fire Westmoreland Central member of parliament who has been embroiled for two months in an assault scandal played truant from Tuesday’s sitting of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AM

The cellular phone of incarcerated dancehall artiste Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer, which contained damning text and voice messages linking him to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, is currently being analysed by an expert for possible signs of...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

The daughter of the Clarendon man who founded Rastafarianism is demanding reparation and respect for years of abuse by Jamaican state authorities after he birthed an Afrocentric religious movement that has gained widespread cultural appeal globally...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis told members of a parliamentary oversight committee on Tuesday that she did not prepare reports on the basis of hearsay but on evidence. Her statement comes against the background of questions from St James...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Kemhi Rose, the wife of the 39-year-old pastor accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, will face the St James Parish Court today on charges that she was complicit in covering up the alleged crime. Rose has been charged with attempting...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AM

With the massive $400-million fraud at the Manchester Municipal Corporation that led to the conviction of several persons still fresh in the minds of many Jamaicans, St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Holness is warning local...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The now-troubled board of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) meets today amid the developing scandal over how more than $500 million was spent on an IT project at the institution that is now four years past its delivery date. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As crime-scene investigators combed a section of Third Street in Trench Town on Tuesday for clues behind the gangland-style murder of a woman, the family of the victim used the window of opportunity to pack their belongings and flee. Gunmen on...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has urged the St Ann police to prosecute the owners of two pit bulls that mauled a 61-year-old woman after they wandered through an open gate on Saturday afternoon. The case offers the first major opportunity to test...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into Monday’s shutout of students at Wolmer’s Boys’ School for grooming breaches, delivering a stern rebuke to administrators that pupils should not be barred from sitting exams because of...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Detectives say no motive has yet been determined in the death of retired businessman Gerald Wight Sr, who was found at his Beverly Hills home face down in a pool of blood. The 86-year-old was reportedly discovered by his son last Thursday. Blood...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A man who reportedly chased and fired several shots at a tour bus operator in Blenheim, Hanover, on Monday was cornered and chopped to death by angry residents. The dead man has been identified by the police as Adrian ‘Killy Killy’...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

It was only last December that Damoya Hall was a picture of happiness as she celebrated her sweet sixteenth birthday. On Sunday evening, about 6:40, she lay lifeless on the ground with a bullet in her head. Also killed on Third Street in Trench...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

On December 23, 2020, Omare Brown had the “worst experience of my life” as he lost everything in a fire that consumed his home and those of more than 20 other families at Church Street and Love Lane in downtown Kingston. “The fire didn’t start here...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Legislative changes have been proposed to modernise the extradition process in Jamaica. Justice Minister Delroy Chuck gave notice last week that he would table a bill to amend aspects of the current Extradition Act. Chuck is expected to move for...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Robert Hill, is expected to explain to members of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) why almost 90 per cent of the 630 contracts the corporation...

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