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Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that the Government will use every legal tool at its disposal to erode the capacity of criminals to spread mayhem across the island.Addressing a hastily called press conference at Jamaica House yesterday to...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The leadership of the security forces has sought to allay fears that motorists in the Corporate Area, already dealing with traffic snarls because of three sets of major roadwork, could face further delays today with check points erected in...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

- Clubs and fast food restaurants: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Bars and other places that need a tavern licence: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Gas stations: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Supermarkets, grocery stores, wholesales: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Pharmacies: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.-...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New Fortress Energy has thrown its support behind Halls of Learning's successful efforts at bringing the World Robot Olympiad competition to Jamaica for the first time ever.The energy company, gold sponsor of the event, said the competition was a...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As violence against the island's children rises to increasingly disturbing levels, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the brutality that is beginning to emerge is particularly worrying.At least 35 children have been...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Jamaica remained the leading Caribbean destination for land-based and cruise ship passengers, copping top-tier awards at the 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) at Sandals Montego Bay in St James on Saturday night.The island's ports also...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Damian Graham has resigned from his post as general manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).In a statement yesterday, the UDC indicated that Graham resigned in order to pursue other career opportunities, wished him success in future...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The state of emergency (SOE) in sections of the Corporate Area, which was declared yesterday morning by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has already turned out results as the security forces have removed three firearms from the possession of criminals...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Residents of Rosemount, St James, were left bewildered yesterday morning when they woke up to the shocking news of the murder of a mother and her daughter and the subsequent suicide by the woman's common-law husband, who killed...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee celebrates 60 years, and to kick off this milestone, the competition starts today in St Thomas at the Morant Bay Parish Church Hall at noon.The competitions, to be held in each parish, culminate on Friday,...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has listed dialogue between rival gang members, community leaders, the police, and representatives of social agencies as a major springboard for peace in the historic community of August Town, St...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A combination of smart, high-school dropouts and barely literate unemployed and youths provide a dangerous cocktail for much of the violence which has ravaged the historic St Andrew community of August Town, which is a stone's throw from the...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Wrecker companies operating in the Corporate Area are facing renewed criticisms from taxi operators, who are adamant that they are colluding with rogue traffic policemen and eating away their profits.President of the Transport Operators Development...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Head of the Police Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is anxiously awaiting the construction of the planned bypass to ease the flow of traffic being detoured from the Portia Simpson Miller...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Despite a reduction in political violence in Jamaica since it was established, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding still believes there is a need for the Office of the Political Ombudsman.Golding, one of the first signatories to the creation of a...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

When Jermaine Beckford signed up at the A1 Training Institute to get certified as a security guard, he had no idea that when he completed his course his certificate would be useless.But Beckford, like many others who have completed courses at the...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) has announced that it will be introducing a special registration number (SRN) for individuals such as senior citizens, children, and adults who live in state-owned or privately owned homes who have been unable to...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The heartbreak of trying to absorb the shooting death of one of its own was overwhelming for the community of the Church of God of Prophecy, yesterday.On Thursday evening, Pastor James Johnson, who was ordained a minister in 2014 and who served as...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is appealing to Jamaicans to unite in stamping out the abuse of senior citizens, warning that those who persist in taking advantage of this vulnerable group will face harsher sanctions."I...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision, which claimed the lives of two persons one year ago, will have to wait until November 9 for her committal hearing, following which her case...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Harris and Clive McNuff were each fined $50,000 for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA) when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday.The men, who were filmed killing a turtle at 9 Miles in Bull Bay...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more "ordinary" Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that "maybe the time has come" to consider giving "regular,...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has charged that for the past two years, the Government has waived income tax of $780,000 per month for a senior official at the finance ministry.According to Brown, the waiver was for a senior technical director who...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is warning that the management and running of all state entities will come in for intense scrutiny. Following a ringing endorsement of government programmes under the latest bi-annual International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

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