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Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 2:21 PM

The nine health facilities that were retrofitted under the Strengthening Health Care Facilities in the Caribbean Project were officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Thursday. The upgraded facilities, which were completed...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 1:58 PM

The Full Court has ruled that some of the rules of the General Legal Council (GLC) barring advertisements by attorneys-at-law are unconstitutional  and should be struck down. Attorney-at-law Vaughn Bignall of the law firm...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 1:06 PM

Eighteen more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 2,635. The Ministry of Health says the fatalities occurred between January 17 and 25. And two more fatalities are under investigation, moving that figure to 391....

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 11:11 AM

A motorcyclist was murdered in Mount Carey, St James this morning. He has been identified as 22-year-old Ronald Barnes, otherwise called 'Chicken', a labourer of Mount Carey. It is reported that about 8:30 a.m. Barnes was travelling through...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 10:33 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC - A 40-year-old convicted Jamaican sex offender with Bermudian family ties has lost a final court battle to stay in the country and will be deported to his homeland. Ten years ago, Brittonie Taylor, was jailed for 16 years...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 10:08 AM

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) member countries are being encouraged to take steps to facilitate the safe return to school for children who have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Director, Dr Carissa Etienne,...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 9:10 AM

Carey Fitz William Robinson, the journalist, author and historian known as the voice of the television programme, Hill an' Gully Ride, has died. Robinson passed away in his sleep at his St Andrew home yesterday at the age of 97. He had been...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 9:27 AM

The police in St Mary have launched a manhunt for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man during a dispute over a parking space.

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 1:21 AM

The police division of Hanover has topped the list of 88 wanted men released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Thursday. Thirteen of the wanted men are from communities in Hanover, which has seen spiralling murders and shootings in recent...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:11 AM

THE FREE Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation will be launching its homework/mentorship programme at the facility. This is another initiative of the foundation, which, since its official registration in November 2016, has been...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MINISTER OF Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie has refused to comment on the damning report from the Integrity Commission on the corruption scandal surrounding the installation of a 220-volt charging port at...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

DEVON JAMES, a wicker craftsman from Fairfield district in the cool highlands of Point Hill, St Catherine, still has a burning passion for constructing practical, everyday furniture and home decor products some three decades later. He has fashioned...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

CROSS KEYS, Manchester: A MAN who made good his escape following a daring attack on police at the Cross Keys Police Station, on Tuesday, has left residents in the community and adjoining areas, who believe the police should have done more to...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Catherine labourer who robbed a man of his wallet after peppering him with bullets in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to life in prison after he was found guilty of murder. Justice Leighton Pusey, in handing down the sentence in the Gun Court,...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) seeks to clear up 95 active cases of COVID-19 among the inmate population, vaccination take-up remains low. There are fresh concerns about repeat infections among the penal population, as well as...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

MOTORISTS WHO traverse the Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, while being warned for prosecution, are also being encouraged to adhere to newly installed signage along the thoroughfare and to obey the traffic lights to avoid blocking...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has offered condolences to the family of Dr Jean Holder, who was regarded by many in the Caribbean as the father of regional tourism development. “Jamaica is proud to have had an association with this great...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAD OF the European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica and Belize, Ambassador Marianne Van Steen, says that despite many improvements in policies, practices and service delivery within the Jamaican justice sector, assisted by the EU...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:05 AM

The Private Sector Organisation Of Jamaica (PSOJ) is urging the Government and Opposition to align through the Crime Monitoring and Oversight Committee (CMOC). “We are gravely concerned by the latest statistics reported in the media that 112...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:05 AM

THE PREEMIE Foundation of Jamaica, with the support of corporate Jamaica, officially handed over 15 oxygen-concentrator machines to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, valued at over $3 million. The machines, which have been tested and promoted...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESPITE more than $200 million being earmarked to fix the three miles of road between Wakefield and Deeside in Trelawny, residents will have to wait at least another two months for work to begin. Last September, Minister Without...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 4:01 PM

The taxi driver who was being sought in connection with Tuesday's fatal hit-and-run along Washington Boulevard in St Andrew has turned himself in to the police. The man surrendered in the company of his lawyer senior attorney-at-law Anthony...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 1:51 PM

Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey says arming more Jamaicans amid a 19 per cent increase in murders across the island could further complicate an already troubling crime wave.  Bailey said while the decision on whether more citizens...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 1:39 PM

The police today listed over 80 most wanted persons who they consider to be actively contributing to Jamaica’s crime problem. 

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