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Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School’s acting principal, Calvin Rowe, has fired back at physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, accusing the educator of attempting to overstep his boundaries in wanting to dictate what punishment should be meted out to track stars DeJour...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock has distanced himself from Cabinet discard Ruel Reid, denying allegations that he holds chairmanship of a fundraising foundation linked to the former education minister, who was sacked...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A man who raped a woman three times while holding her hostage inside her home for three terrifying hours has had his 40-year sentence slashed by 16 years. The Court of Appeal, in a ruling handed down last Friday, ordered that Neville Barnes, 44,...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime ministers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been sounding off over the decision of a select few Caribbean leaders to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump last Friday in Florida to discuss the deepening political...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, Ann-Marie Vaz says she will be partnering with administrators at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) to acquire university status in five years if she is elected member of parliament on...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Vice-president of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the PNP’s candidate for the upcoming East Portland by-election, Damion Crawford, has outlined several initiatives to assist with improving student achievement and outcomes in the parish....

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Sleuths from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) and the Financial Investigations Division yesterday turned up at a premises on College Green Avenue, St Andrew, in search of information crucial to their probe of sacked senator...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:32 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Damion Crawford, the charismatic People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate in Portland Eastern, said he will not be buying truckloads of fast food to feed his constituents because he respects them too much. Instead, he is selling something – self-...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:26 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

The thought of following her husband into the rough and tumble world of representational politics was completely alien to Ann-Marie Vaz. By her own admission, she was comfortable caring for her children, building a sound family structure, and being...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Years after graduating from university, some dental hygienists have failed to secure jobs in their field because they are shut out of the public-health sector. The refusal to employ dental hygienists in the public sector is disheartening, said...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Only two reports against members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were made to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) last year, but JDF commanders say several other soldiers were disciplined or fired following altercations with...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

An alarming shortage of registered dentists in Jamaica has led to a surge in botched services as patients pay a heavy toll chasing after dirt-cheap options. The horror cases have local dentists worried amid a refusal by clients to heed warnings....

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Calabar High physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, the man at the centre of assault allegations involving two of the school’s biggest track and field stars, De’Jour Russell and Christopher Taylor, has chastised the school’s administration for dragging its...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The decision by Senior Corporate Area Judge Vaughn Smith to support the application by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for forfeiture of the two industrial fishing boats from the Dominican Republic is being hailed for its...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP): United States President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigations in New York even with the Russia investigation complete. Special counsel Robert Mueller yesterday delivered his report to the Justice...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator K.D. Knight yesterday charged that the Upper House of Parliament was not the place for dishonourable politicians. Making his contribution to debate on the Appropriations Bill in the Senate yesterday, Knight saluted his fellow...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

A number of church and civil society groups have written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, requesting that the Jamaican Government withdraw its support for Margarette May Macaulay as a commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

As the meeting between the United States president and five Caribbean leaders got under way yesterday at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, Donald Trump told the select heads of government from the region that he would be “discussing ways that we can...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The death of top-flight St James gangster, 23-year-old Amoy ‘Pinky’ Young, who was killed in a confrontation with the police in Granville on Thursday, is being hailed by the police as a major breakthrough in its effort to neutralise...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:09 AM

An illegal Cash Pot operator has been fined $375,000 and given seven days to pay the sum or face imprisonment. “This is an important development in the efforts of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to stamp out and protect...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:09 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA), is questioning why Jamaica had to import J$96 million worth of household items, confectionery goods, assorted juices, and carbonated beverages...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that restoration work on the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) building in Montego Bay, St James, was progressing well and that the J$3.5 billion work to fully restore the facility was...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:34 AMAkino Ming and Jason Cross/Gleaner Writers

A teacher at Calabar High School is now scared for his safety after making several attempts to ensure that two of the school’s elite track athletes serve suspensions for allegedly assaulting him in December 2018. The Gleaner was reliably informed...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

One of St James’ most wanted men was fatally shot on Thursday morning during a confrontation with members of the security forces in the Granville community in the parish. The deceased has been identified as Amoy Young, otherwise called ‘Pinky’, of...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:33 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Forty-eight hours after the sacking of Education Minister Ruel Reid, sector leaders have expressed difficulty in identifying a clear successor. Reid was forced to tender his resignation as minister and government senator on Wednesday following...

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