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Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:12 PM

The Jamaica Police Federation says it remains concerned about changes to the Constabulary Force Act, even after a meeting with national security minister, Robert Montague. Montague scheduled the meeting after the Federation indicated it would be...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMPaul Clarke

Customers of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam have nothing to worry about, insists Latoya Pennant, the company's public relations officer, after a tank caught fire there early yesterday morning.She said that routine delivery of petroleum...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The police in St James are now said to be facing a worrisome situation as marauding gunmen are reportedly standing up to them and engaging them in gunfights on the streets of the western parish.The revelation came in the aftermath of...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Keith Russell, the owner of the Duncans Bay Development Company in Trelawny, has flatly rejected claims by residents of the Duncans Bay community that his company is involved in illegal sand-mining in violation of several conditions...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMJovan Johnson

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the new Parliament building will be definitely designed and built by Jamaicans, a position, it argues, that was always held, but which was lost in the 'noise' of public controversy over whether there...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, chairman of the multistakeholder working group on Public Feedback on Plastic Packaging Materials, is calling for greater engagement on this issue by the average Jamaican in order to properly inform the final report to be...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The Government has confirmed receipt of a request for an up to 31 per cent increase in toll rate for the North-South Highway due to take effect on September 9.In a press release issued yesterday, Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry stated...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Serju

Local manufacturers of single-use plastic bags have already begun to prepare for a ban on this all-too-popular packaging, if Senator Mathew Samuda has his way, according to Nigel Hoyow, technical director of Flexpak Limited.Hoyow represents the...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 8:00 AMJovan Johnson

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is yet to publicly indicate what it has done internally in light of adverse findings against its officers and the army's actions in the 2010 Tivoli operation, and there are growing calls for the force to address the...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:02 AM

Decades of terrible fiscal policies, which have pushed Jamaica’s debt burden to unbearable levels, have forced the country to seek alternative assistance, and set the platform for nations like China to partner with the island for mutual benefit, Senator Matthew Samuda has said...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid growing unrest at the Kingston Freeport Terminal, the Government has stepped in to ease the frustration of truckers who had become irate over the pace of work at the terminal.At a press conference yesterday morning at Jamaica House in Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:With battle lines now drawn, social activist O. Dave Allen, who is representing business operators at the People's Arcade in Montego Bay, says the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) is on a mission to disenfranchise them.During a...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:Despite being a breach of the Child Care and Protection Act, Maxine Headlam, regional director of Region Three in the Ministry of Education, says some schools are still using corporal punishment, much to the chagrin of the ministry."...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The Kingston pastor who was being sought by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her is now in jail.Kenneth Blake, 52, pastor of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMJovan Johnson

Business leaders are supporting a recommendation for the parliamentary committee with oversight for national security to examine the relationship between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge has quashed the three-year marriage between an elderly man with a history of mental disorders and the woman employed as his caregiver and ordered her...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMPaul Clarke

The strike among petroleum tanker drivers that threatened to cripple the business sector could end today.The Ministry of Labour and Social Security said last night that arising from discussions with the Petroleum Tanker Divers' Association, "it is...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:31 PM

The Kingston pastor who was being sought by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse for allegedly repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her, is now in jail.

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Reintegrating offenders into civil society through identifying projects that require noble acts of selflessness is what the St Ann Probation Office prides itself on.And while a lack of resources sees the office hard-pressed to complete the quantity...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The St James woman who was arrested on Sunday after she was allegedly found with identity information associated with the lotto scam has still not been charged, albeit she remains in police custody and could find herself in deep...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMPaul Clarke

Executive director at Food For The Poor, David Mair, says he agrees with a recent Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll that cites older, churchgoing Jamaicans as having the tendency of giving to charity, more so than those not affiliated to any...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

As recent as Saturday, Dr Winston Green sent WhatsApp messages to parliamentarians, showing highlights of a health fair he had hosted in his St Mary South East constituency, according to general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), Julian...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Dr Damian Graham, the general manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), says attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado was not accurate in her media statement about the impasse between her client, Carlyle Allen, the embattled...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) has distanced itself from its spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, for publicly lashing out against the Chinese dominance in the construction sector, suggesting that its former general secretary was...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AM

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has terminated the contract it had with Kenneth 'Skeng Don' Black-owned Black Brothers to construct a perimeter fence around National Heroes Park in central Kingston because of non-performance.The $152-million...

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