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Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Rank and file cops are hoping that the Government will fast-track the process to pay salaries owed to them for overtime work since 2018 in time for Christmas. The Jamaica Police Federation had filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance and the...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

For thousands of Jamaican families overseas, oxtail is a treasured Sunday dinner dish that connects members of the diaspora to happy memories of their homeland. But in the past few weeks, the price of oxtail has more than doubled, skyrocketing...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AM

A 100-member medical mission from the United States is to visit Jamaica to help alleviate the strain on the country’s public-health system. The mission, which is expected to be here for the period October-December, was organised following...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Gleaner Writer

Unlike many small charities whose activities have been stymied because of a reduction in funding during the pandemic, the Widow’s Mite Legacy Foundation took the bold step of constructing a one-bedroom board house for an 81-year-old widow. Gloria...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Delacree Pen are attributing the continuous ongoing conflict among rival gangs as the reason for the shooting incident of two men last Saturday afternoon. According to the residents, one of the injured men, Didane Campbell, otherwise...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ALTHOUGH DISCUSSIONS are ongoing concerning the relocation of several social patients from hospitals in western Jamaica, Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) chairman Eric Clarke believes that the best long-term solution is to...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While they produced 70 per cent of the US$10 million worth of yams that were exported from Jamaica last year, yam farmers in Trelawny are still in a quandary as the yam house, which was established as a hub to drive their business,...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE FACTORIES Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) is to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to discuss plans for the long-awaited new town centre for the tourist resort of Negril, Westmoreland. The FCJ intends to request that the...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

It was the maternal connection between a goat and its young that assisted residents of a St Catherine community to nab suspected goat thieves. Three men were arrested and a motor car seized by the Guanaboa Vale police in an incident in Bendon...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 4:56 PM

Former Penwood High School senior teacher Christopher Stephenson has lost his legal battle to quash his dismissal by the school board. The Court of Appeal on Tuesday refused the application and granted legal costs to the respondents, who were the school's Board of Management and the Teachers Appeal Tribunal.

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 4:47 PM

Portland businessman Everton 'Beachy Stout' McDonald, who reportedly ordered the murders of his former spouse and wife, was further remanded when he appeared in court today. The Home Circuit Court was informed that the accused no longer has...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 3:37 PM

Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding is calling for the Government to move to implement the ticketing system under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) so as to avoid Jamaicans facing hefty fines. This follows complaints from several...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 3:15 PM

A former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang today testified that reputed leader of the gang Andre 'Blackman' Bryan ordered a hit on a deportee in Jones Avenue, St Catherine. The victim, who was only identified as 'Rasta', was...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 3:11 PM

Noted Professor of Philosophy Charles Mills has died. He passed away on September 20 at age 70 following his battle with cancer. Mills, who was born in England, was the son of Jamaican public servant Gladstone Mills. Mills obtained his bachelor...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 2:05 PM

People's National Party (PNP) activist Karen Cross and five others staged a protest outside the chained gates of the party’s headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew today demanding a change in leadership.

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 1:29 PM

Jamaican reggae legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry was today remembered as an icon who blazed a trail for Jamaican music. "It was my honour and my privilege to have worked closely with the family to make sure everything was in place and he was...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 1:03 PM

The Court Administration Division says claims that a teenager was fined $200,000 by a court for failing to wear a mask in public are false. The teen was among several persons who appeared before the St Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday for breaches...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:24 PM

A former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang this morning recounted how reputed leader Andre 'Blackman' Bryan ordered the murder of a man in Spanish Town, St Catherine. He told the court that Bryan went into a fit of laughter after being...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 11:50 AM

The police in St James have increased their presence in downtown Montego Bay after a man shot three people on Tuesday afternoon. The victims, a 28-year-old man from Rhyne Park, an 18-year-old female from Spot Valley, both in St James, and a 32-year...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 11:27 AM

Six more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 1,809. The deceased are: * A 27-year-old woman from St Elizabeth * A 35- year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew * A 47- year –old female from...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 9:56 AM

The police in St Catherine have arrested a man following the seizure of an illegal gun in Kitson Town. He's expected to be charged. The police report that a team was on patrol in the area Tuesday morning when the man was seen acting in a...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 9:27 AM

Approximately $250 million in grants will be paid to employees of independent schools under the Government's COVID-19 Allocation of Resources of Employees (CARE) Programme. Cabinet has approved the payment to academic, administrative and...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:11 AM

J'can man gets 31 years for teen's murder in US Jamaica-born reputed gang member David Hardy was handed a 31-year sentence in White Plains Federal Court on Tuesday for firing the bullet that killed 13-year old Shamoya McKenzie on New Year’s Eve...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMAsha Wliks/Staff Reporter

THE COUNTRY’S first-ever three-digit hotline for children has been officially launched by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). On Wednesday afternoon, during a virtual forum of the 24-hour child abuse reporting hotline, the...

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