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Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dennis Morrison, has charged the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) president, Jacqueline Cummings, to encourage her members to apply for the two available judge positions in his court.He made the call during...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man was charged on Monday with the murder of University of Technology (UTech) student Demar Stennett, who was stabbed to death along Merriam Way, near Westgate Hills in Montego Bay, on January 5.The accused has been...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While the region remains a significant challenge to the security forces, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that there was a major decline in fatal shootings by members of the security forces in...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There could be as many as 330 deaths attributed to road traffic crashes this year, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is projecting.Last year, 383 persons died on Jamaica's roads, the most since the 391 recorded back in...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Investments in the local coffee industry in general, and Jamaica Blue Mountain in particular, must extend beyond the planting, harvesting and processing of the beans - which are at the core of the premium hot beverage for which Jamaica has achieved...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Patrina Jamieson decided to use the challenges she faced as a student at Tarrant High School in St Andrew, in addition to a failing grade she got in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics exam, to create the eLibrary...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is the opinion of two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists that the investments that China is making in Jamaica must spark a level of caution in citizens.In an exclusive interview with The Gleaner earlier this week at its Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The long-awaited trial for the four men charged with the murder of well-known conch businessman Roderick 'Bunny' Francis suffered another blow yesterday, after three of the men parted ways with their attorneys, leading to the postponement of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Amid calls by the parliamentary Opposition for the Government to reconsider its decision, the special legislation being crafted to sanction the decision by the Andrew Holness administration to retake Venezuela's stake in Jamaica's state-owned oil...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):British lawmakers over-whelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union (EU) yesterday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government.The...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:17 AMSyranno Baines

Jamaica came under no undue pressure from the United States (US) or any other member state of the Organization of American States (OAS) to vote in favour of a resolution not to recognise the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro's new term as Venezuela's...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, is calling on the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) to do away with how things have been done in the past to better aid students in today's globalised world.Pitkin, who was...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson

WESTERN BUREAU:A proposal is on the table at the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) for the Little River Boulevard in East Central St James to be named in honour of the constituency's long-serving member of parliament, Edmund Bartlett, the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis is promising full transparency as he continues his bid to complete the proposed sale of the controversial five-hectare Bogue Industrial Estate property, which has been a source of much political...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Although not listed as a high-risk parish for the Aedes aegypti mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, the Hanover Health Department (HHD) is appealing for assistance from both the private and public sectors to battle the vector and the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Thanks to the Lions Club of St Andrew, which was responsible for starting the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, the delivery of healthcare to diabetics over four decades has evolved positively, according to the island's leading endocrinologist and...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) says it is mystified by two major decisions made by the Andrew Holness administration against Venezuela.In a press release yesterday, the JCC said it was concerned that the current administration has taken steps...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Health Fund (NHF), cited for its excellent contribution to the health needs of Jamaicans, was among a list of six to be awarded yesterday at the 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards, the 39th edition.Also awarded were Dr Wendel Abel,...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday said that she saw when the police opened fire on the blue Suzuki Swift motor car that was parked along Norman Lane in St Andrew on March 20, 2012, as she testified in the trial of three cops charged with the murder of...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Julian Davis Buckle, acting assistant commissioner at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is making an urgent appeal to Jamaicans to be mindful of how they store fragile and heavy items in their homes, as this could make the impact of an earthquake much worse...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Contrary to a promise made by United Kingdom (UK) high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad in 2017, that Brexit will provide an opportunity for both countries to do a lot more business with each other, popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Issues affecting Jamaica, including crime, will take the spotlight tonight during a debate among panellists, including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith, on BBC World Service Radio's World Questions.The event will be...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Egg Farmers Association is reporting a $4.2-million operating loss for 2018, after another year of General Consumption Tax (GCT) and a mid-year glut which pushed prices below production costs.In his report at the association's annual...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The hope of a meeting between representatives from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, which was set for today to discuss concerns they have with the report that was tabled in...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Recipient of the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force's (JDAT) initial Investor Circle micro grants, Patricia Parchment plans to venture into commercial bee farming.Parchment, who is currently involved in the harvesting and bottling of honey as...

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