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Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:13 AM

Following public outrage about new and increased fees, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) has moved to announce a new type of account, On The Go Lite, which will not incur charges, including at its own point-of-sale or automated teller machines (...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Law enforcers who have traditionally focused on hunting the triggermen behind Jamaica’s gangland violence are now targeting critical support cronies who repair and modify guns. The recent capture of an alleged armourer, dubbed ‘a ghost’, and...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said that allegations of abuse by soldiers within the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, will be probed by the army. Residents in the troubled...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the western St Thomas community of Grants Pen have slammed the access route to the under-construction South Coast Highway as unviable, but the state agency tasked with the roll-out has rubbished the counterproposals as impractical....

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

FAIRY HILL, Portland: The Portland police have confirmed that they have received reports that truckloads of white sand are being stolen in the dead of night from Winnifred Beach in east Portland. Commanding officer of the Portland police,...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

A major data security breach at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Manchester could cost the Adventist-run institution millions of dollars as hackers have encrypted accounting and other files and are demanding payment for their release. A...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has divulged that she has had preliminary dialogue with People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell over a controversial racial comment he made about Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Fitz Bailey says the police are getting support from their international counterparts in piecing together the puzzle of the major gun find at the Sangster International Airport in St James last week. There have...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has rebuffed calls for his resignation amid an escalating homicide rate and pledged that Jamaicans will soon see the gains of an assault on violent crime. The country ended last year with...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The woman who lost her life brutally in St Catherine in 2017 in a murder-arson was reportedly visiting her lover for the first time when gangsters allegedly aligned to the Clansman-One Don Gang kicked open the door and sprayed them with bullets...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AM

People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dayton Campbell has been hauled over the coals for an offensive racial remark aimed at Robert Montague, the chairman of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Businessman and public commentator Kevin...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Two additional firearms were seized in the Nannyville area of St Andrew on Wednesday. The police reaped further success in their ongoing operation at Stadium East where an AK-47 and a shotgun were found, bringing the total number of illegal...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) has indicated that it will not reverse its decision to increase fees, which took effect earlier this month, despite protest from customers and a caution from the Government that the banking sector’s disregard for...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju and Ainsworth Morris/Gleaner Writers

Opposition Senator Damion Crawford has lauded Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Pearnel Charles Jr for his courage in broaching the suspension of the Common External Tariff and other stamp duties on imported chicken leg quarters in a bid to...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

A suspected arson attack on Tuesday morning at approximately 10 a.m. has left 15 persons in White Lane in Naggo Head, Portmore, displaced. Homeowner Collette Williams, 56, told The Gleaner on Wednesday that she believes that the house was set...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:10 AM

Registrar at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Maurice Smith, says the tertiary institution is targeting a “revenue revolution” in the next five years. With The UWI facing financial challenges, Smith said that the university had started...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Permanent Secretary in the recently formed Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Wayne O. Robertson, on Wednesday assured the Public Accounts and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament that his team had hit the ground running even...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the confirmed local presence of the Omicron strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, the Western Regional Health Authority’s (WRHA) regional director, St Andrade Sinclair, is confident that the medical facilities under his...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Bankers’ Association (JBA) has defended the decision of two of its member institutions to introduce new and increased fees to customers, insisting that local banks have suffered greatly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Both...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Opposition Leader Mark Golding has pushed back at claims by former People’s National Party (PNP) Chairman Phillip Paulwell that the organisation would suffer dire consequences for its decision not to support the extension of states of emergency (...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:12 AM

In the wake of a damning report alleging administrative breaches by the State that allowed foreigners to snare local jobs, a leading trade unionist has warned that every effort be made to prioritise qualified Jamaican workers. President of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Major poultry producers Jamaica Broilers and Caribbean Broilers have cautioned the Holness administration against the proposed suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET), as well as stamp duties on imported leg quarters. That action, it is...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie on Tuesday rebuffed Opposition Leader Mark Golding’s urgings for the Government to halve the one-year postponement of local government elections that were slated to be held by February 27. In tabling the...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A police witness in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial disclosed in testimony on Tuesday that photographs taken at a murder scene on Chancery Street in northwest St Andrew in August 2017 could not be located. The crime-scene investigator further...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Amid a call to expand zones of special operations (ZOSOs) across more violence-plagued communities, the Opposition has laid down a two-month ultimatum to Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson to curb crime or quit. ZOSOs – joint...

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