Sun | May 27, 2018

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Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 8:54 PM

Valerie Neita Robertson was installed by PNP president Dr Peter Phillips at a special meeting at the Buff Bay Primary School in Portland on Sunday afternoon in front of a large crowd.

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Everton Watson is adamant that for all of his 24 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), he carried out his duties without favour or affection, malice or ill will.But his time in the force came to an abrupt end last August, leaving him bitter...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Major gangsters who escaped the security forces dragnet in St James have made their way to Costa Rica, and it seems they have taken their bloody disputes to the streets of Limon, a port city on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country.The...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Squatters have taken control of a property under the nose of the island's political leaders, despite their repeated declarations to address this epidemic.An undetermined number of families are now living on a government-owned property next to the...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

It was a 16-year-long battle, but Cameshia Gardener was convinced that she had been unfairly treated and was prepared to fight as long as necessary for justice.The former district constable was suspended without pay in 2002 and dismissed 14 years...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

They have the power to arrest and daily carry out several other policing functions, but the country's district constables (DCs) are uncertain of their status and are charging that they face discrimination daily.President of the United District...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

It took a jury 40 minutes to find a St Catherine man guilty of killing four people, including a man who was shot after it was discovered that he tried to hide his mobile phone during a robbery.The seven-member jury voted unanimously to convict...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, has expressed concern about the number of churches that have been willing to make their buildings available for skills training.Green, while speaking at the recent...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The 11 tablets given to seven councillors and four poor relief officers were among a range of items presented to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) by local government minister Desmond McKenzie during his visit to the corporation...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has signalled its intention to distribute its democracy passport to students from as early as grades five and six. This is in a bid to achieve consistently high voter turnout in future elections and overall...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday announced the promotion of five senior officers to the ranks of colonel, captain (naval), and lieutenant colonel, effective immediately.The promoted officers are Lieutenant Colonels Martin Rickman and Mahatma...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Male recipients dominated yesterday's annual Governor General Achievement Awards Ceremony for the county of Cornwall, walking away with eight of the 13 awards presented at the Melia Braco Village in Rio Bueno, Trelawny.The eight men...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The rise of Mia Amor Mottley to the pinnacle of the Barbados political landscape is not lost on Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who hailed her victory in the Caribbean island-nation's general election as proof again that women could ascend...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Xaundre Mohansingh, 20, is a Jamaican youngster from Vere in Clarendon. He's a graduate of Glenmuir High School in May Pen and he's currently an outstanding, high-achieving medical student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.Xaundre...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

An American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) yesterday after smoke was observed coming from inside the aircraft.Reports are that the flight travelling from Miami to Colombia called the...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A computer-based electronic identification system, introduced by Greater Portmore High School, as part of its entry in the Ananda Alert Safe School Competition, has won the backing of Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:The Hanover Charities and Chukka Foundation have each walked away with J$1.4 million to assist their various charities thanks to the funds generated from the recently held family fun day and polo sporting event that took place at...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Millions of dollars go down the drain at the end of an election exercise because voters are not turning out to participate in the process despite the electoral authorities spending more than $2 billion to conduct the elections to cater to all...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tough, new rules to protect the personal data of residents of the European Union (EU) take effect today, and Julian Robinson, the opposition spokesman on science and technology, is urging Jamaicans to pay serious attention to the issue.The General...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police investigators believe that an altercation over a botched paint job was what led to the deadly attack on an elderly returning resident in St Mary last month.The St Mary police have now arrested and charged two men who they believe stabbed...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said that public servants, including the police, who deliberately cause damage and injury to citizens and their properties while on the job should be made to cover at least part of the cost incurred by their...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The cancellation of the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea is a massive disappointment to world peace and to Koreans, Young Gyu Lee, South Korea's chargÈ d'affaires to Jamaica, has said."Regarding the summit that was cancelled...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The youth arms of the main political parties are using contrasting methods to make politics and governance more attractive to youth in a push to boost participation. Young Jamaica, one of two Jamaica Labour Party affiliates, which focuses on...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaicans who are summoned to carry out their civic duties serving as jurors are said to be crippled by fear, leaving the justice sector scrambling to put together jury panels to try cases, particularly in rural Jamaica.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck...

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