Sun | Nov 18, 2018

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Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

At least 200 children are rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children each year with symptoms of poisoning, with household chemicals, mainly bleach, being the leading poison agent.This has caused local health professionals to renew calls for...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At 50 years old, Arnold Robins* said he is protective almost to the point of paranoia over his three children, because of the trauma he endured at age five when he put a bottle with kerosene oil to his head."I used to love the smell and I was around...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, public health inspector and head of the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN), is urging Jamaicans to end the dangerous practice of mixing household chemicals when cleaning."It is something that is done...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

After 11 years as a clerk at the Supreme Court, Lloyd Smith was fired last year in what he believes was an unfair retaliation to his complaints about the lack of staff evaluation, the constant changing of his duties, and his concerns after being...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

From the Suppression of Crime Act of 1974 to special police squads by the scores, states of emergency and zones of special operations, Jamaica has pushed hard policing measures to tackle the crime monster, but a security specialist from the United...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The weather forecast is for isolated thunderstorms across sections of the island today, but that will not stop thousands of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who are planning to brave the 'showers' for their trek to the National Arena for the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For years she has appeared on the stage at political rallies supporting her husband, but today when she takes the stage at the National Arena during the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) 75th Annual Conference, Ann Marie Vaz will be appearing as the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Loom wheel that once promised Jamaicans thousands of dollars has slowed drastically, and in some cases has stopped spinning completely for a number of investors who have lost thousands of dollars.Last week, several persons who invested in the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Students at 18 educational institutions will have to pay more for meals tomorrow as the concessionaire for their canteens, Tastee Limited, introduces higher prices.This has sparked concern among some school administrators, who note that the students...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Ian Dear, chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company, has promised that the new 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign now under construction will depict the evolution of the island's tourism capital, and reflect the 'Bay's'...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Three men, who the police have labelled as major players in the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested in an operation carried out in the Coral Spring community in Trelawny by the Lottery Scam Task Force.However, while the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Latest national statistics reveal that motorcyclists account for almost 25 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, with Westmoreland once again heading the list with 20 deaths.Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Kameika Robinson, the 17-year-old student from The Queen's School, has dominated the regional rankings for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) History Unit 1 examinations for the 2017-2018 academic year.From a cohort of hundreds of...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was overwhelming gratitude for the generosity of the Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation (SCSF) after eight children who suffered from scoliosis benefited extensively from corrective surgeries at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC).Dr...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Three youth groups across the island will receive funding for the renovation of three basic schools under the Volunteer Project Competition.The 2018 staging of the competition, part of activities to mark Youth Month, was officially launched on...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Petrojam said that it has now received the US$370,000 that was owed by Aegean Marine Petroleum for products delivered on November 4.Agean has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States.The Opposition had raised questions that amid the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal information about people from North America was at the centre of testimony given during the Tommy Lee Sparta lottery scam trial in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday.Detective Corporal Campbell told prosecuting attorney Sophia...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 10-year-old St Theresa Prep School student, who witnessed the murder of her mother yesterday morning, is to receive counselling. The child is currently in the care of a relative.Forty-six-year-old sales representative Nadine Brown of Edward Road...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that upgrading work on Mandela Highway, which spans St Andrew and St Catherine, is 89 per cent complete.The US$64 million Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction project involves road construction...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has said the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. Those include a slowdown in global growth, the fading impact from tax cuts and the cumulative...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:10 PM

Counselling is to be arranged for the 10-year-old St Theresa Prep School student who witnessed  the murder of her mother this morning. She is currently in the care of a relative. Forty-six-year-old sales representative Nadine Brown of...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 11:46 AM

Telecommunications company FLOW Jamaica has reportedly agreed to seek an adjournment of its court action against the National Works Agency and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to seek remedy for the displacement and financial loss...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Windrush scandal engulfing Theresa May's United Kingdom government is a major self-made embarrassment because of its hostile environment immigration policy, according to Dr Desmond Jaddoo, co-chairman for the United Kingdom (UK) political...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Demar Scott, the man who was arrested and charged with allegedly raping two female American visitors at gunpoint at the RIU Reggae Hotel in Montego Bay, had his case transferred from the St James Parish Court to the Western Regional...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Once Jamaica's most important investor country, Britain's investment interest in Jamaica diminished in recent decades, with Spain and China taking over that role. However, a second British wave is about to burst on to the horizon, according to High...

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