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Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:44 AM

MOSCOW (AP):  France are the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia have the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet today in the World Cup final, with France going for...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Scores of Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS, who face stigma and discrimination, are set to get help with the establishment of the Jamaica Anti-Discrimination System for HIV (JADS)According to Jumoke Patrick, the executive director for the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Scores of low-skilled Jamaicans could find employment as domestic workers as there is a high demand for persons to work in this area, locally and overseas, and the Ministry of Labour is projecting that the demand will remain high for the next two to...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has cautioned service providers and educators against offering treatment or contraceptives to children without parental knowledge.Responding to questions from The Sunday Gleaner, the Children's Advocate...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The three scars on his legs are a reminder of the day his male partner got violent and stabbed him, but 31-year-old Tony* blames himself for his injuries, as he says he should not have flirted with other guys while his partner was around."We both...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

With abortions being illegal in Jamaica, there is no official count on the number being done locally each year, and the estimate differs greatly, depending on which side of the divide one falls.For those in favour of legalising abortions, the number...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two local non-governmental organisations - Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexual and Gays (J-FLAG) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) - have thrown their weight behind a call by St Andrew West Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reporting that the refurbishing of its offices at the Donald Sangster Building in central Kingston, which is now under way, should be done in less than two weeks.The building, which is located at 116 East Street,...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The last time they were seen face to face in public was during the bruising Manat Enquiry back in 2011, with the two gladiators going at each other against the background of an allegation of 'chair kicking' many years earlier.But last Friday, K.D....

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is moving to close policy loopholes as it has been revealed that Executive Director Camille Buchanan had hired her daughter for more than a year to work as a social media manager.The USF falls under the Ministry of...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Errol Chattoo, the director of complaints at the Western Regional Office of the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), says he is having challenges investigating the circumstance surrounding a recent incident in which a...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates charged with murder arising from the 2014 death of Mario Deane, will have to wait until next Wednesday to know the status of the case against them.When Orr and Morgan appeared before...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:As a result of the deplorable state of the lock-up at the Hanover Police Divisional Headquarters in Lucea, some of the prisoners have been transferred and the facility closed to undergo immediate repairs.The facility, which is the...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The multimillion-dollar Ocho Rios Fishing Village was officially opened Thursday evening, signalling a new phase for fisherfolk who have occupied the location for years.The magnificently crafted village, spearheaded by the Port Authority of Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell is adamant that his call for the dismissal of Carolyn Warren, head of the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL), is not a personal attack on her and could be reviewed if he is satisfied that there...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Upper House yesterday approved the Child Diversion Bill, paving the way for children who are in conflict with the law to be dealt with under a special regime instead of instituting criminal proceedings against the youngsters.Lawmakers gave the...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA), Metry Seaga, says the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) landscape, when fully mature, will boast "many billions in investments" and hundreds of thousands of jobs in a range of sectors,...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Noting that the severe drought conditions will make it difficult to predict when water levels will return to normal, Charles Buchanan, corporate public relations manager at the National Water Commission (NWC), is urging citizens to conserve and...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has advised the staff of Petrojam that his administration was committed to the proper management of the state-run oil refinery, even as he admitted that there was corruption at the agency.The prime minister, who has...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has revealed that a Manchester resident, who was extradited and convicted in the United States on drug-related charges, is being investigated for aiding and abetting the acquisition of hundreds of firearm...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 9:44 PM

The National Works Agency is advising motorists  to expect delays on the Mandela Highway this Saturday and Sunday. This is because pipe-laying works will be carried out along a section of the westbound lane at the intersection with Tom...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Within minutes of being declared winner of Wednesday's presidential election for the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Lenworth Fulton was on the receiving end of unsolicited advice about how to run the umbrella organisation for which he takes...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than one week after his company, KingAlarm, was thrust into the national spotlight following an altercation involving some members of its armed-response team and a licensed firearm holder, Managing Director John Azar yesterday announced that...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

The construction of the Roger Clarke Food Court and the erection of a building that will ultimately be a hotel and farmers' conference centre were pushed into the spotlight at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation on Thursday....

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Relatives of persons killed in traffic accidents suffer immense emotional strain, and many unanswered questions linger when gruesome photographs of the deceased persons, as well as the mangled remains of motor vehicles, are splashed across social...

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