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Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:33 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

They were released from lock-up on bail last week, but there were no signs yesterday of former Education Minister Ruel Reid; his wife, Sharen; or their daughter, Sharelle, seeking blessings at the Mona Heights Chapel in St Andrew, where the family...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:38 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Munro College community has reacted with shock to news that two of its most prominent past students, Professor Fritz Pinnock and former Education Minister Ruel Reid, were arrested in a wide-ranging corruption probe in the education ministry....

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Morais Guy has labelled as inadequate Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton’s announcement of increased mitigation efforts and funding to tackle dengue fever across the island. Approximately $350...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With its track record of producing some of Jamaica’s top commercial airline pilots, military leaders and engineers, all students should join the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), according to Major Gerald Ford, who heads the organisation’s...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Local stakeholders and members of the diaspora are still eyeing prospects for the island to establish a booming medical tourism sector by enticing foreigners to fly to Jamaica to seek world-class services. At a forum staged by Jamaica Promotions...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In a bid to boost awareness on the dangers of human trafficking, clubs have now been launched in a number of schools to open students’ eyes to what many term as modern-day slavery. Fifteen high schools across the island now have functioning anti-...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three students at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, were granted US$1,000 each last week, to help towards school expenses, courtesy of the Jah Jerry Foundation, named after a founding member of Jamaica’s Skatalites band,...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:30 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three of four pit bulls implicated in a vicious attack in which a St Andrew teacher was pinned down for hours last Thursday have been euthanised. The fourth dog, a puppy, was spared as the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than a year after government minister Audley Shaw said that he would be lobbying fellow parliamentarians to strengthen legislation to safeguard the public against attacks by aggressive dogs, there has been no debate on the issue in the House....

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 1:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

At least one jerk chicken vendor has launched an appeal for warring gangsters on Red Hills Road in St Andrew to avoid targeting him and his colleagues. Woes started for the vendors at 108 Red Hills Road earlier this month when one of their...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of a bruising leadership race, the Reverend Devon Dick yesterday prompted Dr Peter Phillips and Peter Bunting to hug each other and shake hands in front of a congregation at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew. Phillips retained...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Eight contractors received deals yesterday to refurbish 14 police stations across the island in the second phase of the Government’s solution for the deplorable conditions under which law-enforcement personnel currently work. The projects, which...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As The Gleaner continued its 185th anniversary celebrations with a church service yesterday, local journalists have been urged to display courage in highlighting stories that defend morality, a characteristic Suffragan Bishop of Kingston The...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A number of soldiers from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) left the island yesterday for The Bahamas to carry out relief assistance following wide-scale devastation by Hurricane Dorian. The first batch of soldiers from the Disaster Assistance...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to a sharp rise in murders when a previous state of emergency (SOE) was brought to an end in the parish last January, the island’s police commissioner has suggested that the current SOE in St James must continue as part of a long-term...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As Hurricane Dorian ravaged The Bahamas yesterday, Evan Thompson, director of the Meteorological Service in Kingston, warned Jamaicans not to drop their guard as the storm season picks up steam. Speaking with The Gleaner, the veteran meteorologist...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:50 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Police High Command has slammed the brakes on Assistant Commissioner of Police Bishop Dr Gary Welsh’s tenure as head of the traffic police after two months following a series of comments and actions which have drawn public criticisms about his...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bishop Dr Gary Welsh has signalled that the traffic police will be stepping up its vigilance to clamp down on motorists who violate the Road Traffic Act. Welsh, who heads the police’s Public Safety and...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than $500 million has been pumped into the training and certification of roughly 600 young men and women under the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP). Arriving from across the 14 parishes, the young Jamaicans, aged 18 to 35, converged at...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There are calls for the police to throw the book at the driver captured on tape performing a dangerous daylight stunt along a major thoroughfare in the Corporate Area recently. Dennis Dietrih had apologised for the incident on Tuesday, claiming he...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:35 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A motorist has been let off the hook after he was caught on a camera performing a daring stunt with a motor vehicle along the busy Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew. There was no collision, but Dennis Dietrih was summoned by the police yesterday to the...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it has been cracking down on rogue holders of permits who have not been paying due regard to the conditions of their licences and is urging all persons to follow all prescribed guidelines. Among those in...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A newly formed charity organisation, led by a team of Jamaicans living overseas, has launched a food bank in Kingston and St Andrew to serve the less fortunate. The organisation and its food bank initiative were launched on Saturday at the Marie...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Four local institutions of learning and training have latched on to the opportunity of being able to teach their students Chinese Mandarin, when they signed a memorandum of understanding with the government and people of China on Thursday at the...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) Delano Seiveright has expressed satisfaction with Jamaica’s progress in developing its medical marijuana industry despite challenges such as a lack of regulatory framework governing export. Local...

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