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Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has described as "bullying" the blacklisting and designation of some Caribbean countries as tax havens by the European Union (EU)."I believe it is bullying, at a minimum, and it's blackmail because the...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the gradual refurbishing and expansion of community clinics, such as the Stony Hill Health Centre for which ground was broken yesterday, was the surest way of bringing back credibility to primary...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte, member of parliament for West CentralSt James, says that based on the feedback she has been getting, residents in the western parish want the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE), which is...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), health professionals and other hospital employees are allegedly accepting bribes to steer families of the dead to unregistered funeral services operators that offer cheap, but oftentimes...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An institution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has engaged the University of the West Indies campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados and St Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, to develop a programme geared towards training ministers of government...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

An electronic file lifted from the mobile phone reportedly taken from popular entertainer Vybz Kartel was "modified" three hours after the device was seized by a top police investigator, one attorney told the Court of Appeal yesterday.According to...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Government needs to set aside approximately $16 billion annually to cover losses associated with hurricanes and floods over the long term, according to the World Bank.The recommendation forms part of a drive to create a comprehensive disaster...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

It was Jody-Anne Jones' zeal to transform the lives of students who struggled with reading when she became principal of North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School of Newark. However, it was a huge surprise when the Jamaica-born professional was...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Corporal Arleen McBean, chairman of the Police Federation, has said that the latest wage offer from the Government was a gross disrespect to rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).McBean, in a press release yesterday, demanded...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

By their own admission, long-time residents of Fletcher, a rural community of Kitson Town in St Catherine, tried but were unsuccessful in having water meters installed at their homes and, in turn, were never billed for the precious commodity.So it...

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 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Third-wave feminists, the supposed group of people behind the present efforts to legalise abortion in Jamaica, are an extreme and dangerous group who are hostile to culture and civilisation as we know it, says Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Even as persons celebrated with Lennon Richards who took over as president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) on Saturday, the Reverend Ronald Thwaites is urging the organisation to play a greater role in the formation of...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Certified funeral directors and embalmers are of the view that the absence of a training institution for persons aspiring to enter the sector is one of the main factors fuelling the growth of so-called fly-by-night operators who are said to be...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Effective today, all applications for permits to import or export coconut products and/or substitutes must be submitted to the Jamaica Agricultural Com-modities Regulatory Authorities (JACRA) at 1 Willie Henry Drive, Kingston 11.All permits,...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

As the police continue their probe into reports that gangsters are using embalming fluid to get high, members of the newly formed Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Home Directors last week distanced themselves from any...

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:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

The death of a loved one is often guaranteed to elicit an unending stream of tears from those left behind. But those who prepare them for their final resting place say the requests of relatives, especially from intimate partners, often leave them in...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People's National Party, yesterday led a high-level delegation to Havana, Cuba, to attend the Sao Paulo Forum, under the theme 'Latin American and Caribbean Unity'.The forum, which brings together a grouping of...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):France fans did justice to the national team's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, pouring into Paris' Champs-ElysÈes Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate with cheers, stomping, and song in an explosion of...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

A two-year-old remains critical in hospital following a three-vehicle collision that also claimed the life of a pedal cyclist along Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, Saturday night.Forty-year-old musician Chadwick Buchanan, who goes by the...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:44 AM

MOSCOW (AP):  France are the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia have the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet today in the World Cup final, with France going for...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Scores of Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS, who face stigma and discrimination, are set to get help with the establishment of the Jamaica Anti-Discrimination System for HIV (JADS)According to Jumoke Patrick, the executive director for the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Scores of low-skilled Jamaicans could find employment as domestic workers as there is a high demand for persons to work in this area, locally and overseas, and the Ministry of Labour is projecting that the demand will remain high for the next two to...

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