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Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of a police patrol team emerged unhurt from a sustained gun battle lasting more than two hours with criminals in Mountain View, east Kingston, on Sunday, which has resulted in tension in the community.Victor Hamilton, superintendent in...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As local government authorities prepare to undertake drain cleaning activities across the Corporate Area, Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action, has warned against corruption in the issuance of contracts.The...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says that a fire believed to be set by arsonists at the Retirement dump in St James will be brought under control by Wednesday.Smoke from the fire is said to...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Region 6 yesterday hosted an appreciation banquet for retired high-school principals at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew. The occasion also served as the launch of the School Improvement Support...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than one week after his company, KingAlarm, was thrust into the national spotlight following an altercation involving some members of its armed-response team and a licensed firearm holder, Managing Director John Azar yesterday announced that...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Government, through the economic growth and job creation ministry in the Office of the Prime Minister, has officially opened the Special Economic Zone Authority, situated on Waterloo Road, St Andrew.Prime Minister Andrew Holness told The Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Peter Champagnie, the attorney representing Andrew Woolery, the licensed firearm holder who shot and injured a security guard contracted to the Braemar Estate apartment complex in St Andrew last week, has revealed that his client sustained internal...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has not yet interviewed the licensed firearm holder who shot and injured a security guard at the Braemar Estate apartment complex inSt Andrew a week ago during an attempt by the guard to disarm the man.Cleveland...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Following in the footsteps of the Reverend Karen Kirlew, the first woman appointed as president of the Jamaica Baptist Union, Bishop Christine Gooden-Benguche has been appointed the first female president of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Determined that the public transport system cannot continue in a state of anarchy, Transport and Works Minister Robert Montague met with various players in the public transport industry yesterday, hoping that his 15-point transformation proposal,...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of KingAlarm, John Azar, has revealed that within the next 30 days, all armed security personnel at the company will be given refresher training in human rights.Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, Azar claimed that recent video...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

"Something crazy", is how Cleveland Crooks, director of compliance and enforcement at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has described the actions of a security guard who on Monday was shot and injured while trying to...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Four young, bright foreigners of Jamaican parentage have been given the opportunity of kindling their roots and fulfilling childhood dream under the GraceKennedy (GK) Jamaican Birthright Programme.The 2018 launch of the Jamaican Birthright Programme...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The practice of many Jamaicans looking down on certain schools considered to be non-traditional cannot continue, says former chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Limited, Douglas Orane.Orane was speaking yesterday at the 2018 staging of the...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Taxi drivers and some residents of August Town, St Andrew, are unhappy with the pace at which authorities are repairing a massive hole in the middle of University Road in the community.Just under two months ago, a section of the roadway collapsed,...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Financial adviser and popular local actor Clive Duncan is urging fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children.Duncan was among successful professionals and fathers who brought inspiration to boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite having their studies interrupted several times because of violence, since the start of the year, grade six students at the August Town Primary School in St Andrew have triumphed in the March 2018 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Football supporters have been flocking vendors across the Corporate Area to purchase flags of nations that they would love to see win the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and the names that come up, for the most flags bought, are Brazil, Argentina and...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The police are maintaining an "open mind" as they investigate the murder of Clarendon businessman Brandon Murray at the Mayfair Hotel in St Andrew on Sunday. In addition, they are hoping that closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras located at the...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motor vehicle accidents, coupled with the high number of hospital patients injured because of acts of violence, has pushed the National Blood Transfusion Service into a hunt to secure at least 60,000 units of donated blood this year.Keishawna...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Before winning a huge portion of the J$301.5 million Super Lotto jackpot on May 11, N. Gray was swimming in debt.However, today she is a multi-millionaire, after officially receiving a cheque for over J$180 million from Supreme Ventures Limited on...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The South East Regional Health Authority (SEHRA) has been advertising in the media, seeking replacements for three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) who were sent on leave recently.But Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dayton Campbell...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Added to the air-quality crisis that Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) inSt James has been trying to remedy, administrators at the institution have been stocking up on food items and medical supplies in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A meeting with a four-member technical delegation from Venezuela yesterday to discuss Jamaica's repurchase of that country's 49 per cent shares in Petrojam Limited has sparked the optimism of energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley.Yesterday's meeting is...

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