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Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The head of the local returning residents’ association is raising the alarm over what he says is the slow progress in solving a number of murder cases involving Jamaicans who have returned to the country after settling abroad. In a letter to...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week postponed the first post-Cabinet media briefing it had scheduled in four months. The announcement and then postponement came after Naomi Francis, press secretary in the OPM, told The Gleaner in late...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“Mommy, if you nuh come fi Sher, she a go dead in 10 minutes.” Those chilling words in a phone call jolted a Clarendon family into panic mode as a domestic dispute turned ugly in Osborne Store in the parish in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Their...

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:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Man found guilty of revenge porn A Jamaican man accused of posting nude pictures on the Internet of his ex-girlfriend, a former American television news anchor, was yesterday convicted in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in a case of revenge...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While agreeing that the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre was overwhelmed by the number of patrons at the two main nights of Reggae Sumfest 2019, both the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and the St James Municipal Corporation are...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Representatives of the international non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace will today stage a protest against deep-sea mining in Jamaica. The protest, which will take place outside the gates of the International Seabed Authority (...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Local government authorities have confirmed that a cease order was issued on refurbishing operations at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Kingston for breaches of the Building Act and code. On Sunday, the chief executive officer at the Kingston and...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:06 AM

A Jamaican man has been jailed in Guyana for escaping police custody there while being held for sharing a sex video on social media platform WhatsApp. The convict, 33-year-old Anthony Lynch, alias ‘Russian’, was sentenced to nine months in prison...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Incumbent People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Philips is hoping that lightning will not strike thrice in his political life and deny him leadership of the party he has served for years as he begins his defence of his stewardship to...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Indisciplined motorists are creating undue hardships for law-abiding drivers on one of the major highways connecting Kingston to other sections of the island, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness has taken the National Works Agency (NWA) to task to...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

United States-based attorney Millicent Clarke says many illegal immigrants in the United States, including Jamaicans, are now on the run as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teams carry out raids to send home foreigners with final...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Work on the major road projects will have to go into overdrive in the capital city as Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday demanded that the works be finished before the start of the new school term in September. Holness toured the Constant...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:19 AM

A leading investment brokerage is forecasting that interest rates will decline even further and market liquidity increase as Jamaica’s economic position continues to improve in the months ahead. “We have record growth and low interest rate … ....

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Thirty students who successfully completed the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) and seven tertiary students will on Friday receive scholarships totalling a little more than $11 million from Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) and West Kingston Power Partners (...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:41 AM

“A vision without action is a daydream,” declared nurses’ manager at the Spanish Town Hospital Keisha Riley-Harrow, who, yesterday, achieved a major milestone in her career after copping the coveted LASCO/NAJ Nurse of the Year award. Riley-Harrow...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:41 AM

The Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit at The University Hospital of the West Indies is inviting women who consider themselves suitable to be surrogates to come in for an appointment. The unit is the only facility in Jamaica that uses assisted...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:39 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

The United States, Canada, Ukraine and Russia head the list of countries across the world tapping into the growing surrogacy industry, with surrogacy tourism now becoming widescale. Even as the practice grows, laws and cost vary from country to...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:39 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Surrogacy has become a big moneymaking business all across the world, raking in millions for some countries, and Jamaica is not to be left out. Hundreds of Jamaican women are now tapping into the ‘rent a womb industry’, advertising their...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMAndré Williams - Staff Reporter

Chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) Rosalee Gage-Grey disclosed that her agency was about to embark on a survey to identify the number of children living and working on the streets in order to rectify...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LONDON, England (AP): Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has threatened to pull the plug on the much-heralded Youth Summer Empowerment Programme should there be any semblance of malpractice in its implementation. “I have been getting complaints...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has obtained documents giving, for the first time this year, a peek into the financial affairs of Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips and his family. While the declarations of the prime minister and leader of the opposition by law should be...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Eight out of every 10 Jamaican children have been exposed to some physical or psychological violence, according to the Junior Youth Minister, Alando Terrelonge. Another 64 per cent have been bullied, and almost 80 per cent have witnessed violence...

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