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Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The registration of Jamaica's two major political parties has been hailed by selected commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), Justice Karl Harrison, as a significant milestone for the country's democracy and political history.The...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The commitment to Jamaica's health needs is a core priority for the government of Japan, as it continues to strengthen already established linkages in the sector with a $9.4-million grant to the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine."I am pleased to...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Drink products bearing the label Portland Best have been found to contain an unusually high amount of bacteria that could be harmful to humans if consumed. As such, the Portland Health Department has ordered the closure of the bottling facility,...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Gleaner Writer

The planned re-enumeration exercise by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), which was slated to begin during this financial year, has been shelved and the $700 million allocated in the Budget to start the process was removed in the First...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The murderous start to the new year has sparked concern and condemnation among members of the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), which has extended an appeal to the religious community to initiate anti-crime initiatives throughout their respective...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Though a bit apprehensive, it was a composed and affectionate Doreen Dyer, who told The Gleaner of how hard time away from her children has been since the court ordered that they be separated."Mi really feel bad and I miss them a lot! It is the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown said that the time has come for the Political Code of Conduct, endorsed by the People's National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party, to be given teeth through effective legislation."It is time for us to say...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry said he will be seeking to expand the metro bus service in Montego Bay, St James, as part of an integrated transport plan that will ensure sustainability, which is one of the bigger challenges...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The "ridiculous" disparity in the sentence handed down by two High Court judges to four men who were held in Portland nearly five years ago with an arsenal of 18 illegal guns and a "bucketload" of ammunition has triggered demands for an explanation...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite having to put some of its own programmes on hold,the Montego Bay-based West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists will continue to house several dislocated departments from the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin and Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writers

"Come here, mi baby!"That was how 44-year-old Doreen Dyer greeted her teenage daughter when she arrived at the Morant Bay Parish Court in St Thomas yesterday for a hearing after being charged with cruelty to child last year.Dyer caught the attention...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

ST THOMAS:Broken bones and streams of blood will be, for some time, etched in the minds of 29 people who were yesterday rushed to the Accident and Emergency (A...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 2:19 PM

The three men who were held with 18 illegal guns and a large quantity of ammunition in Portland nearly five years ago have each been sentenced to five years in prison. The cache comprised 10 pistols, five revolvers, two shotguns and one Intratec 9mm pistol as well as 1,279 rounds of ammunition.

 

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Western Union, a leader in global payment services, and GraceKennedy Money Services, Western Union's agent in Jamaica and 10 other Caribbean countries, have announced that customers in Jamaica will have the option of using their debit cards to fund...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/Business Reporter

Eight out of 115 seems like a small number, but as far as angel investing goes, that is like finding eight diamonds. Since starting in June 2014, First Jamaica (First AngelsJa) has notched eight ventures that are up and running, and while it is...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For angel investors First Angels Jamaica (First AngelsJa), deal flow is important, and they are on an aggressive drive to get it. Deal flow is a process in the investment cycle that commences when an entrepreneur comes forward with an idea or a...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

DARLEY, Portland:Marooned for seven days because of the mysterious appearance of a large body of water, residents of Darley and Maidstone in west Portland could have road access later today.On Saturday, private contractors, with the aid of heavy-...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST HILL, Portland:The roadway at West Hill in Portland, which collapsed on Saturday leaving thousands of residents marooned, is now partially open.A work crew toiled Saturday night into yesterday to restore a section of that roadway, which is now...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The usual complaint that crime-fighting efforts in Jamaica are hampered by a lack of resources is being challenged by businessman John Mahfood, who is of the opinion that the problem really rests in the Government's lack of guts, and its failure to...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Plans for the second staging of Build Expo and Conference, the annual premier event for the local construction sector are in high gear. The event is set for the Montego Bay Convention Centre from June 8 -11.According to Dwight Crawford, founder and...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is a leap of faith for a pastor who has been preaching at one church for 26 years, to suddenly decide to start a new church on his own.That is what Pastor Steven Hayle of the Church of Pentecost Jamaica has done.Hayle was pastor at the Alpine...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the heels of deficiencies and concerns highlighted with the national alert system by the tsunami scare that gripped the nation last week, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has requested a readiness status report...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The message that hit home for the hundreds who gathered to celebrate the life of Ian Anthony Boyne at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston yesterday came from the veteran journalist himself - and in no uncertain terms."We must cherish one...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was a large turnout yesterday at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston for the service of thanksgiving for the life of veteran journalist Ian Boyne. Here are some moments captured by photographer Gladstone Taylor.

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica's Ministry of Health and officials of other countries have convinced the General Assembly and the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a review to recognise the medicinal properties of ganja.The 40th Expert...

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