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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican authorities are cracking down on the practice of one parent abducting a child and moving away with him or her as an act of spite against the other parent.Problems and solutions surrounding the matter have been items of discussion since...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Word from Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is that the Social Development Commission (SDC) is readying itself to begin a census of the 22 families living at the Retirement Dump in St James to have them relocated.The minister recently...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Solutions to offer help to children who suffer trauma owing to violence and other circumstances were discussed during a mental health conference at The Mico University College in Kingston on Wednesday.The conference was organised by the Department...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Criminals will come under increased surveillance when Jamaica Eye is fully implemented next year.Jamaica Eye was launched in March and gradually the database and infrastructure continue to improve significantly, according to Arvel Grant, senior...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Demonstrating that the safety of children is a priority, the police have begun providing additional security for students who attend schools in and around the central Kingston area. However, the Ministry of Education is being encouraged to make good...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:03 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motorists in the Corporate Area should expect to face more inconveniences as the National Water Commission (NWC) says that more roads are to be dug up to lay pipes in furtherance of the state company's Non-Revenue Water Reduction (NRW) Project"The...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government's US$2.5-billion Vernamfield Development Project in Clarendon is to get under way by the end of October, with the runway for the touted "aerotropolis" to be completed by mid-2019.Citing the World Bank's warning of devastating effects...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Terrified students who attend schools within the Kingston Central region can soon breathe easier, as the relevant authorities are moving quickly to protect them from robberies, as well as sexual and physical assaults on the streets.Student leaders...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One key factor preventing the arrest and prosecution of criminals who rob students is fear. According to Ivel Calder, deputy superintendent in charge of territorial operations within the Kingston Central Division, most parents of the teen victims do...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The pain was as raw yesterday as it was almost 40 days ago when the burnt body of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis was found metres from her house in Trench Town, St Andrew.This time, the emotions flowed inside the Half-Way Tree Seventh-day Adventist...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Proving that being a youth ambassador to the United Nations is far more than just a fancy title, Santana Morris has embarked on a mission to empower the young people of St James and its environs with knowledge on key issues such as knowing their...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Head of the police Criminal Investigations Branch, Acting Assistant Commissioner McArthur Sutherland, is noting that Jamaicans are much more inclined to give information on crimes but indicated that work is needed to solidify citizens' confidence in...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After almost five years, Percival McIntosh's compensation plea is in limbo. In March, the elderly blind man belted out his frustration to The Gleaner about the Government's failure to compensate him for damages after he fell into a Corporate Area...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The state of emergency (SOE) in sections of the Corporate Area, which was declared yesterday morning by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has already turned out results as the security forces have removed three firearms from the possession of criminals...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Politically-motivated violence that once held August Town in St Andrew under siege is a thing of the past, a report conducted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) is showing. Indications are that murders in the community are now as a...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Allan Powell's documentary film entitled Children of the Incursion has made its way into the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which will be held this weekend.Powell is currently in the United States, and, therefore, will not witness his production...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Proving to Jamaicans that good things can come out of being incarcerated, 16 females from the Fort Augusta Women's Adult Correctional Facilities, now located on South Camp Road, St Andrew, excelled in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The growing trend of robots taking over jobs now occupied by humans, as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will in no way render local engineers useless, according to vice-president of marketing at the Jamaica Institute of Engineers' (JIE...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in all but one parish reported yesterday that they felt a minor earthquake.In a statement yesterday, the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, inSt Andrew, confirmed that the island had experienced an earthquake...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission, Trisha Williams-Singh, is adamant that the parents of the embattled boys from Calabar High School in St Andrew who were to start fifth form earlier this month should move their boys elsewhere.After...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More professional than international company Uber is how Olivia Lindsay describes her newly opened 876 On The Go taxi company, which now offers safe and customer-friendly transportation to Jamaicans.Alongside Transport Minister Robert Montague,...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

When the deadly Hurricane Gilbert began ravaging Jamaica 30 years ago today, the capacity to accurately predict the path and strength of major storms was inferior then to what exists now.Despite some difficulty, head of the Weather Branch, Kareen...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Police personnel and residents had to scamper for cover yesterday evening in the Swallowfield area in St Andrew, as gunmen challenged lawmen in a gunfight.Last night's melee is said to have stemmed from a police killing of a teenager on Bundy Lane...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The JN Foundation paid tribute on Sunday to 37 boys and girls who have earned the right to become JN scholars, following stellar performances in March's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).This was the final sitting of GSAT. It has been...

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