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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Eight out of 10 Jamaicans are of the view that a husband should legally have a say as to whether his wife decides to end a pregnancy.That is part of the findings from an all-island poll, conducted recently by the Johnson Survey Research Limited on a...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Eleven hundred Comrades are registered to vote in today's key run-off between Basil Waite and Everton Fisher for the right to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in the St Elizabeth North East constituency.The vacancy has emerged following...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Several People's National Party (PNP) supporters in St Elizabeth North East are adamant that the constituency, which has been solidly 'orange' over the years, could go 'green' because it has not had a good political representative since the time of...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Keith Duncan, co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), has been given a simple message to take to the Andrew Holness administration: "Target Trinidad".The message was delivered to Duncan last Monday during the latest Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Residents of Nannyville Gardens are demanding that the Government ensures that the country gets full value for every cent of taxpayers' money spent.They are also urging the Andrew Holness administration to ensure that there is transparency in how...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Montego Bay entrepreneur Claudette Bryan, known as much for her community outreach work as she is for her business acumen, is determined to ensure that Jamaicans have a rehabilitated Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) and in the shortest possible time...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Corporal Arlene McBean is the new head of the Jamaica Police Federation.McBean was elected immediately following the federation's 75th annual conference at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort in St Ann last Thursday.She is the first woman to head the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government and Opposition have expressed condolence to the Government and people of Cuba following the aircraft crash last Friday which left more than 100 people dead."In this time of mourning, we share the deep pain of all Cubans, our...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government is taking steps to amend the Pensions (Superannuation Funds and Retirement Schemes) Act, following the disclosure by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) that only a handful of the Jamaican population had a pension plan.In her...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has enlisted chef extraordinaire Jacqui Tyson to examine meals prepared in both government-run and privately operated children's homes, with a view to making them more nutritious and appealing...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Health Department is currently putting plans in place to build a new live-in facility for Montego Bay's homeless people as part of a move to reintegrate the intended recipients into society, as well as to improve the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With the number-one cause of neonatal deaths at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) being prematurity, the hospital yesterday welcomed four incubators valued at more than US$15,000 (J$1.9 million).The hospital currently has two incubators, and the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

If delinquent National Water Commission (NWC) customers were entertaining the thought of another amnesty to clear their outstanding bills, the agency's president, Mark Barnett, said "it's simply not on"."We have done enough. We have given enough...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):A Cuban-operated airliner, with at least 110 people aboard, crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport yesterday. Cuban media have reported three survivors.The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Stephen Drummond from Drummond & Squillace in New York has reiterated the call for Jamaican recording artistes to protect their legacy...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A conservative Christian group has issued a warning to bleeding-heart judges in Jamaica that they would not sit by and allow them to impose their world views in sensitive cases without being called out.The warning comes against the background of two...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Defence Force Corporal Dwayne Stevens and wife Stacey-Ann Stevens were granted bail in the sum of $600,000 for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday.Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Mark McLean was declared winner in the preliminary count of the municipal by-election in the Homestead division of the St Catherine Municipal Council, polling 1,409 votes to 136 for the People's National Party (...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Having been touted as a mechanism that will strengthen the National Identification System (NIDS), there are no specific provisions in the proposed Data Protection Act that specifically address the functions of the new ID system.That's the view of...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

"If you don't use it, you're going to lose it," was the warning from Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio with responsibility for land, to those who lease government lands. In his sectoral presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, Vaz announced that...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Recognising that some children encounter tumultuous situations at home, Betty Ann Blaine, co-founder of Hear the Children's Cry, has said that she still wanted them to consider options other than running away.In sharing details about the new '...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has described as unacceptable the fact that over the 15-month period, from January last year to March this year, judges at the Supreme Court handed down decisions in 27 per cent of the cases in which they reserved judgement...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) can finally present almost a decade's worth of audited financial statements, dating back to the 2007-08 financial year.Desmond McKenzie, local government minister, made the disclosure in his...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

The Ministry of National Security has said that it is working on a policy on how to treat, care, and house mentally ill persons who are incarcerated but who are unfit to plead.State Minister for National Security Rudyard Spencer told his...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday indicated that he would be turning to the Diaspora to help finance the construction of a new Parliament building at National Heroes Circle in Kingston.Holness, who was addressing the official launch of the...

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