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

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...

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

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan authorities said that suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack yesterday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, killing a suspect and...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In addition to the points that have been made in The Gleaner's editorial ('More waffle on Justice Sykes') on Friday, February 16, 2018, the prime minister is reminded that in appointing Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice, he...

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

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are 30-plus yearly long-term (two to three months) regular visitors to Ocho Rios. We love the beach and fly thousands of miles to get here. We would appreciate if the UDC could make some concession in our situation and make it...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Caymanas Park Results for February 14, 2018Dirt : GoodRace 1 1600 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A judge upheld a British arrest warrant for Julian Assange yesterday, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to come to court and face justice after more than five years inside Ecuador's London embassy.Judge Emma Arbuthnot...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump warned yesterday that it is now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight behind legislation based on the president's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding.The warning includes 33,428 Ranger and 1,955 Mazda B-...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):Opener Chadwick Walton lashed his third regional one-day hundred and the second-highest ever in the Super50 Cup, as Jamaica Scorpions crushed a docile Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 148 runs here Monday night.The right-hander...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP):Tottenham recovered from conceding twice inside the opening nine minutes to draw 2-2 against Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 match yesterday.Gonzalo Higuain scored twice, including a penalty, but the...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Of all the commentaries that appeared in The Sunday Gleaner on February 11, 2018, I am flabbergasted by the one written by Keith Gardener, retired assistant commissioner of police, titled 'JCF needs shock treatment'.Mr Gardner's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I visited the current pantomime on Sunday evening with my family. I am very concerned that the national pantomime may be dying.I have visited every pantomime since 2000 and noticed that each passing year some of the best actors have...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister may have very well misinterpreted or badly advised on the section of the law relating to the appointment of the chief justice, but he meant well for the country and was merely indicating that a culture of...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must commend the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) for finally deciding to send its customers statements. It is a welcome move, especially for those customers who are very meticulous and love to be incredibly well informed.On my...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The respect a Government has for its people will always manifest in the courtesy with which service is delivered. So as I traverse Barbican Road on to East Kings House Road, I am concerned that there is only one obscure sign at the...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PepsiCo Inc reported flat revenue for the last few months of 2017, and said that it will cut some jobs while giving others bonuses of up to US$1,000.The layoffs, which will affect its corporate employees, amounts to less than one per cent of its...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Haiti's president condemned a British charity yesterday for a sexual misconduct scandal in his country, describing the alleged misbehaviour of aid workers assigned to earthquake recovery efforts as a violation of basic human decency.The...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:If the traffic laws are not vigorously enforced, all will be for naught. We must also ensure that the enforcers of the laws are also obeying the law.In my area, I see police officers driving service vehicles with one headlight, one...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):All flights in and out of London City Airport were cancelled yesterday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214 metres...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a Jamaican, I am appalled that the Holness administration could not afford to make a donation to the event by Shaggy to benefit the Bustamante Hospital for Children, yet the Government could offer US$5,000 of taxpayers' money to...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13.The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An intriguing battle should be launched today when the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke and the People's National Party's (PNP) Keisha Hayle are nominated to contest the March 5 by-election in the St Andrew North West constituency.Clarke...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am about to lose the job that I have been in for the last 11 years. The problem is that I am 46 years old. I am starting to think that employers will not want to employ someone my age. They will want someone more youthful. Also, how can...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Entertainer Wayne Marshall has urged teens to practise responsible use of the Internet. The artiste, who attended the FLOW Safer Internet Day youth seminar at the Merl Grove High School on Tuesday, said "negative comments and trolling online can be...

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