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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A reduction in serious and violent crimes so far this year, over last year, has been attributed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to being the direct result of Government's secret crime strategy. But Milton Tomlinson of the Peace Management...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica receives high volumes of rainfall at various periods annually, but Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has lamented that many parts of the island continue to experience water shortages...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Over 30 of Jamaica's brilliant youngsters recently received an educational jump start into high school and one individual into university, courtesy of JPS...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dennis Chung, chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSMWA), has rejected claims by Canadian investor Michael Mosgrove that politics has played a role in slowing the development of Jamaica's recycling and waste-to-energy industry...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Four persons claiming damages arising from smoke emitted from a fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew in 2014 are awaiting a new trial date for the matter being pursued against the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). Multiple fires...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ray Ray Ground market in downtown Kingston was the scene of a massive fire yesterday morning that left scores of vendors with hands on their jaws, contemplating their next move, having lost almost everything pertaining to their commercial...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The committee responsible for divesting the Riverton dump in St Andrew has come under scrutiny from Dennis Chung, chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).Frequent fires at the dump have affected the health and well-being of...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Between today and tomorrow, persons in sections of the Corporate Area should once again enjoy fresh air, uninterrupted by heavy smoke emanating from the Riverton disposal site inSt Andrew, according to Acting Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The recent fires at the Riverton and Church Corner disposal sites in St Andrew and St Thomas, respectively, have negatively affected the health of thousands and put a dent in the operations of numerous business establishments, triggering concern by...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A major fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew, which authorities strongly believe was set by arsonists on Sunday afternoon, is almost under full control. But acting commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Stewart Beckford, has warned residents...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three young scholars from Jamaica's three counties have received monetary support from Tang to lighten the burden of back-to-school expenses.Vittania Bedward from Mico Practising Primary and Junior High in St Andrew, who will attend the Immaculate...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) passengers in the Corporate Area have started to enjoy free Wi-Fi service on four of the state-run buses. Wi-Fi devices have been installed on the buses as part of a pilot project before full rollout of...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Paula Llewelyn, director of public prosecutions (DPP), should receive a file later this week from police investigators seeking guidance in a case in which nine-year-old Geana Leathing was fatally hit by a motor car driven by an intoxicated teenager...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pearnel Charles Jr, has appealed to member states within the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to pay their dues.The ISA was established to control and regulate all mineral-related activities...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's agricultural sector will in short order receive a £55-million (J$9.4-billion) boost by way of development assistance from the United Kingdom (UK).During an interview with The Gleaner recently, UK's high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Yvette Clarke, the first African American and Caribbean American woman to be elected to the US Congress, has charged the 2018 graduating class of the University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) to play their roles in transforming the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Justice this week hosted its first quarterly press briefing for this fiscal year at its Constant Spring Road Head offices in St Andrew, with the occasion also serving as a contract-signing ceremony for the refurbishment of the St...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come Wednesday, the Justice Ministry's National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) will host local and foreign standard-bearers in the global fight against human trafficking at a two-day international conference, scheduled to be...

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...

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