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Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay-based entertainment and performing arts production company Hah-R-Mony has denied allegations that it has been preventing Jamaicans from gaining employment in hotels.Ho-Chi-Min Castello, the company's chief executive...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 62 per cent of women who have been victims of gang-related activities were killed because of ongoing warfare.In addition, 32 per cent of females have been "triggers" for starting conflicts in crime-ridden communities across the country...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Caios Levy, a Jamaican who lives in Canada, is convinced that positive things are happening in Jamaica, despite the high crime rate and the widening economic gap between rich and poor.On one of his frequent trips to the island, Levy dropped in on a...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:With the ongoing state of public emergency in St James limiting the ability and opportunity for criminals to flourish, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell has called on residents to help change the mindset of young men who...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The new Integrity Commission has named three public servants as interim directors of the three divisions of the newly established anti-corruption agency.Former Contractor General Dirk Harrison has been assigned to act as director of the new...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

State minister in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, has expressed dissatisfaction with the living conditions at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre."I am really disappointed, and I am going to let that be my mantle, because...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Tommy Lee Sparta, the popular but controversial dancehall artiste, has lost more than $20 million in earnings over the last three years because police investigators have been forcing promoters in western Jamaica to remove him from their events, the...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Miller/Gleaner Writer

Multiple accounting officers in the public sector have failed to comply with a Cabinet instruction in 2015 that required the immediate transference to the accountant general of share certificates owned by government companies, but were issued in the...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has urged some public servants to desist from carrying out their duties in an unprofessional manner, citing the action of a police officer in 1995 who "negligently seized an aeroplane" and racked up judgment debts to...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition spokesman on Science and Technology Julian Robinson has called on the new Integrity Commission and the auditor general to urgently examine the operations of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, noting that the viability of the entity...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has attributed the 19 per cent drop in poverty between 2015 and 2016 to increased employment and reduction in the cost of living.Data from the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions, released yesterday by the Planning...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

U-Report Jamaica, a free social-messaging tool, is expected to provide the perfect opportunity for young people to hold the Government accountable for its youth policies and programmes."I need Government to actually realise what's at stake and take...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's desire to hold on to an outdated education system that is unable to give children a better grasp of what is needed to compete for jobs at the global level is helping to fuel violence and the gangland culture, anthropologistDr Herbert Gayle...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's tourism capital is to have its first international private academy come September 3.The co-educational middle and high school, offering an international curriculum, has been relocated from its originally intended site in Rose Hall,St James...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the National Water Commission (NWC) makes strides in Kingston and St Andrew to reduce its non-revenue water (NRW) losses, its president, Mark Barnett, has appealed to customers to be more understanding,as water disruptions were inevitable."My...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Almost seven in every 10 Jamaicans would not recommend an abortion to a friend who is faced with an unwanted pregnancy.Only one in seven persons (14 per cent) would recommend the termination of the pregnancy, while 17 per cent would give their...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) commissioners to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) have said that they have been witness to claims of abuse made by the former director of elections, Orrette Fisher, who resigned from the body in the middle of a...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writers

Western Bureau:While residents of Lucea in Hanover are now seeking to put their lives back together after last week's devastating rains, the town's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, has blamed the flooding on climate change and has called for a...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

It was literally a case of 'speed kills' along the Hopewell main road in Hanover on Sunday night as all five occupants of a Toyota Corolla motor car died instantaneously in a horrific crash that left the two occupants of another car badly injured."...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer of the Hanover police, disclosed that the traffic accident that occurred along the Hopewell main road on Sunday night was the ninth fatal crash in the parish, totalling 14 deaths since the start...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Noted historian, Professor Colin A. Palmer, has urged Jamaicans to ensure that the hard-won rights of workers are preserved.Presenting a public lecture under the theme 'The 1938 Rebellion and the PNP's vision of an independent Jamaica', as part of...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's commander for the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, have said that there would be no relaxation of...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 11:12 PMErica Virtue

Paula McKay, a Jamaican who spent more than 30 years in the United States before returning home, is disappointed by what she believes is the growing disparity between the rich and the poor in Jamaica.McKay, one of several residents who participated...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The large number of unattached youth in the sometimes volatile community of Nannyville Gardens provides the potential fuel for any fire in the area, but businessman David Chambers has a plan to address this.Chambers, a long-time resident of the...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Government is pumping millions of dollars into programmes to educate, equip, and empower unattached youth, but one resident of Nannyville Gardens believes that might just be flushing money down the drain.Fennela Haye is convinced that the...

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