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Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Port Antonio, Portland:Last Thursday's meeting of the Portland Municipal Corporation was not without controversy as councillors vigorously debated the circumstances that caused a man to set up a makeshift cardboard house under a bridge in Buff Bay....

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Chairman of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, Norman Scott, has defended the handling of the corporation's finances under his leadership.Speaking at Thursday's monthly meeting of the municipal corporation, Scott attributed a build-up in...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMShanna Kaye Monteith

The monthly meeting of the St Thomas Municipal Corporation was on Thursday overshadowed by the recommencement of the ongoing election petition involving one of its councillors.The case against the election of councillor for the Yallahs division,...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

St George's, Grenada:The Caribbean's hopes of continuing on a growth rate of 5.2 per cent have been shattered with the passage of hurricanes Maria and Irma, which both caused devastation in some 13 islands.Not only were stop-over arrivals doing...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

St George's, Grenada:Amid efforts to strategise the recovery of Caribbean tourism, a Global Caribbean Tourism Recovery Team (GCTRT) has been named, with Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett leading the charge.The group includes...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Week six of Round One of TVJ's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz is here, and it signals that round two of the competition is just around the corner.In this the penultimate week of Round One competition, Solid Base Preparatory from St Catherine and...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams has lauded late parliamentarian Marjorie Taylor as someone who dedicated her life to public service."She did so in an honourable way," Williams said yesterday.The People's National Party (PNP) announced that Taylor...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Critical thinking is not a common trait among many Jamaicans because the country's leaders, both past and present, have been reaping much rewards from keeping the minds of the people in bondage, University of the West Indies lecturer in the School...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A total of 171 persons will receive national awards at King's House in St Andrew today.The list of awardees includes musical icon Neville O'Reilly Livingstone, popularly known as 'Bunny Wailer', who is to be conferred with membership in the Order of Merit.Bunny...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, says the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be moving to collect millions in amusement fees being lost on a monthly basis.Williams, who declared earlier this year that the...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

As the controversy rages over the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Jamaica's schools, The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the Ministry of Health is considering introducing the equally controversial HIV prevention method,...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It appears a new trend is developing where relatives of notorious gunmen are taking out life insurance policies on them.The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that senior officers in the East Kingston Police Division were left stunned two weeks ago when they...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After experiencing sexual abuse and poverty, becoming pregnant at 17 seemed like a death sentence for Lisa Brown*."I took a pregnancy test which came out positive. It felt like it was the end of the world for me," said Lisa, who is now a second-year...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several residents of the upscale St Andrew community of Seymour Lands, better known as 'The Golden Triangle', are up in arms over a decision by a developer to construct a commercial complex in the residential area.The residents who are members of...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The cruel and inhumane treatment meted out to some of Jamaica’s children was brought into sharp focus recently when a video went viral of a St Thomas mother beating her child with a machete...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The administration of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has admitted that all is not well at the facility, but argues that steps are being taken to remedy the situation.The acknowledgement came...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

As concerns linger about effectiveness of the Office of the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown has admitted that she would welcome amendments to the legislation passed in 2002 to make her office more potent."As we go forward and we look at...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Following the multimillion-dollar upgrading work to make at least four of the country's lock-ups more fitting to accommodate juvenile offenders two years ago, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which has day-to-day responsibility for operation,...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Stakeholders on importance of Global Media and Information Conference 2017Stakeholders in the upcoming Global Media and Information Conference 2017 were part of a Gleaner Editors' Forum on Thursday. They were asked to complete the following...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Young people are being urged to be more responsible in their use of social media given that careless usage may result in a digital footprint that may be detrimental to their future Speaking at a Gleaner Editors' Forum, held at the company's North...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Senate yesterday passed companion pieces of legislation allowing for companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange to be exempt from paying income tax, stamp duty, and transfer tax on share buy-back transactions.Piloting the three pieces...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Managing Director of the hard-pressed Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Paul Abrahams has shifted his position on the rationalisation exercise to reduce the number of workers at the overstaffed bus company, stating that it was far from conclusive...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica has been given high marks for its effort in striving to meet the United Nations Programme HIV/AIDS Fast Track Progress target, a useful analysis that seeks to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030.UNAIDS Rights,...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The four candidates set to contest the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections yesterday affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political...

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