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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesman on Industry, Commerce and Competitiveness Peter Bunting has described restrictions imposed by outside powers on the development of Jamaica's medicinal marijuana industry as "international economic injustice".Bunting made the...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Six high-risk inmates who were being housed at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre on South Camp Road in Kingston (FAACC) have been relocated to the Horizon Adult Remand Centre, with the aim of enhancing the security of the inmate population...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is the opinion of two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists that the investments that China is making in Jamaica must spark a level of caution in citizens.In an exclusive interview with The Gleaner earlier this week at its Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Thanks to the Lions Club of St Andrew, which was responsible for starting the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, the delivery of healthcare to diabetics over four decades has evolved positively, according to the island's leading endocrinologist and...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

From a congregation of roughly 70 when it just started, Transformed Life Church (TLC) in St Andrew has grown exponentially to more than 1,000 congregants in seven years, much to the delight of Pastor Dwight Fletcher and his wife, Joan, who say the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Contrary to a promise made by United Kingdom (UK) high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad in 2017, that Brexit will provide an opportunity for both countries to do a lot more business with each other, popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A few months after moving into his beachfront property in Oracabessa, St Mary, in 2003, Melvyn Tennant got riled up with his maintenance workers over what he thought was negligence in allowing bikers to create their own bypass through his backyard....

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:57 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Although the residents of Allman Town in Kingston are happy that their community has received a facelift, due to the newly opened Stewart’s Automotive Group’s bonded warehouse in the area, they are asking that they...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A probe is under way into the circumstances that led to the stabbing of a woman inside the Fort Augusta Correctional Centre on South Camp Road in Kingston yesterday.Luckily, she survived the attack, reportedly carried out by a fellow inmate, who...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Venesha Phillips, councillor/caretaker for the Papine division in St Andrew, is happy for the curfew in the community, following recent murders, but stressed that Jamaica needs to go back to the drawing board and find an effective method for...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite a heavy police-military presence in Denham Town, west Kingston, where a zone of special operations is currently in force, assailants managed to kill 26-year-old Adam Clarke, otherwise called 'Bigga', shooting him off the back of a motorcycle...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Employment now beckons for residents living in and around Allman Town in Kingston, following yesterday's commissioning of Stewart's Automotive Group's bonded warehouse in the community.Located at 10 Arnold Road, the warehouse will store much of...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the new school term begins today amid a dengue fever outbreak, the mayor of Portmore in St Catherine, Leon Thomas, is calling for the postponement of the opening of schools in the Sunshine City for another three days to accommodate vector-control...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS) pilot project, which was scheduled for this month, has been pushed back to the second half of 2019, a member of the NIDS team has revealed.NIDS' public relations and marketing manager Richard...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Greater help is coming in 2019 for women wanting to escape domestic violence.Minister with responsibility for gender affairs Olivia 'Babsy' Grange made the announcement yesterday on the heels of last week's murder-suicide in east Kingston, in which...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

If it wasn't for her secretive nature, 40-year-old Anika Taylor, who was reportedly murdered by her boyfriend in Rollington Town in east Kingston yesterday morning, would still be alive today, according to relatives and neighbours.After allegedly...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is the fault of the Government why consumers and some members of the business community are in limbo over what to expect when the ban on single-use plastics, plastic bags, straws and styrofoam takes effect next month, according to Suzanne Stanley...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

An official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has declared that a private sector-driven economy is "the real important next phase" if the nation truly wants to leap forward and become a richer country.Henry Mooney, the IDB's lead...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Transforming compostable materials made from polylactic acid (PLA) into fertiliser for local farmers has been touted by an executive from the Ocho Rios-based company, Bio Packaging Solutions, as a new method that it will be helping Jamaicans get...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague is cautiously optimistic that normality will return to the operations of the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) in Manchester, with the expected lifting of United States sanctions on Russia's...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even though he suffers with a cataract on his left eye and glaucoma in the right, Audley Facey has now seen a glimmer of hope now that an account has been opened in his name to facilitate donations for surgery.Cecil Thoms, Jamaica Urban Transit...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

University of Technology (UTech) engineering student Navion Plummer accepts that the domestic work environment is not the most attractive, but believes he serves as an inspiration for young people to stay home and help improve the economy.Plummer,...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Christmas is right around the corner, and many await its arrival - except a few inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston. Being totally abandoned by family and friends, they seem to have lost all hope.Yesterday, during the...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In trying to make sure that Jamaica and five other Caribbean Community nations are not lagging behind socially and economically by 2040, the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Caribbean Country Department, has published a road map in the form...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is adamant that the full force of the law must be brought against all parties embroiled in the Petrojam saga.Following the recent damning revelations by Auditor General Pamela...

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