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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...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Having survived a major life-changing motor vehicle accident four years ago, 29-year-old Sherese Brown is urging Jamaicans to exercise more care on the nation’s roads. Though not down-spirited, Brown admitted to The Gleaner on Tuesday that her life...

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

The ongoing downtown redevelopment project has been taking shape to the satisfaction of Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams. Williams, who was speaking with The Gleaner on Monday, said a number of persons have expressed interest in acquiring property...

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

Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) Professor Anthony Clayton says that the commission cannot act on the trusted YouTube flagger status it received from the Internet giant earlier this year because local lawmakers are yet to...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church has vowed to press on, declaring that it has nothing to be ashamed of as its disgraced pastor awaits sentencing on sex-related charges after impregnating a 12-year-old girl. Last week, Pastor...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Garfield Tully, a close family friend of Marc Stamp, the well-known sports and entertainment journalist who died on Sunday, June 9, told The Gleaner that the former Ardenne High School bright spark will be missed for the knowledge he wasn’t afraid...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:52 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday called on member states of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to demonstrate their recommitment to the preservation of global maritime resources. Holness was addressing delegates from more than 160...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With sights set on brighter prospects in the future, 21-year-old Mashekia McKenzie is delighted to be participating in a programme at this time that has presented a glimmer of hope in her pursuit to grasp greater success. Working on a...

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:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The launch of the support for REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support project last week has indicated Jamaica’s acknowledgement of the damning effects of climate change and the urgent need for mitigation. This programme is aimed at slowly halting and...

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:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pro-abortion campaigners came out swinging at the Church yesterday as Parliament’s Human Resources and Social Development Committee continued hearing arguments on a motion by West Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn calling...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has chided the Government for seemingly formulating and implementing crime-fighting ideas on its own without including or consulting with the Church or civil-society groups. A release yesterday from the JCC...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that undocumented immigrants in 10 major United States cities who have not received orders to leave that country may still find themselves in hot water despite them not being the target of the latest operations launched by the...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In an attempt to have the cohort of local nurses increased in short order, President of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Carmen L. Johnson says she will this week be putting pressure on the authorities to alleviate the burdens overworked...

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

Jamaicans living illegally in the United States are being advised by New York-based immigration attorney Millicent Clarke to have a lawyer’s number on speed dial as they could quickly find themselves on a plane back home if a US government-planned...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Dr Garth Anderson yesterday lamented an “attack on the teaching profession” following the early morning murder of 43-year-old Bishop Gibson High School teacher Carolyn Davis-Campbell at her Manchester...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

While giving thumbs up to the state of public emergency (SOE) declared yesterday in the St Andrew South Police Division, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, believes that the crime-fighting measure is needed in...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The country’s ability to speedily process DNA samples from crime scenes and speed up investigations will get a significant boost by year end, according to Judith Mowatt, head of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine. Mowatt...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is expressing concern over the health and safety of his colleagues and himself due to what he termed the haphazard refurbishment of the Guanaboa Vale Police Station in St Catherine. Speaking with The...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Diahann Gordon Harrison, national rapporteur on trafficking in persons (TIP), is urging Jamaican authorities to get “cracking” on improving the country’s Tier-2 ranking in the United States Department of State’s recently released 2019 Trafficking...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:38 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A survivor’s handbook was yesterday launched to help local victims of human trafficking get information on support services and avenues for their protection. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday at the launch of the Trafficking in Persons Survivors...

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