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Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

After falling ill during last year's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Ricque Fullerton is preparing to face the exam once more, and his mother, Racquel Fullerton, is confident that he will excel.Young Ricque...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is embarking on an islandwide recruitment drive that should see young men and women turning up at various recruitment centres across the island. The recruitment drive will will start today, March 6, and run until...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Although direct terrorist threats in the Caribbean is low at this time, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who is also the country's defence minister, is reminding Jamaicans that the country cannot become complacent in its efforts to effectively patrol...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Excessive infrastructure theft, particularly of copper, costing anywhere in the region of $300 million, has forced major telecommunications player, Flow, into signing an agreement with Crime Stop, which should see the company saving big bucks from...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commitment has come from the United States (US) Embassy in Kingston that it will continue to do all it can to assist Jamaica, especially in the area of national security.Deputy chief of mission at the United States Embassy, Eric Khant, recently...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Educators and other individuals among the congre-gation at the Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kingston Parish Church, were strongly urged by Education Minister Ruel Reid yesterday to ensure that Christian principles continue to spread throughout...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) should soon be flooded with top marksmen and women, courtesy of the United States Embassy's donation of a firearms simulator, which National Security Minister Robert Montague suggested could save the country big...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Lawless Jamaicans living in the United States (US) are being warned by National Security Minister Robert Montague that they will be sent to prison upon their return if they disrupt the peace on the island. At the same time, he has rolled out...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The enthusiasm that the St Ann 4-H Club has sparked in 11-year-old grade-5 student Brianna Grant, of the Priory Primary and Infant School, is living testament to the potentially far-reaching effects of the club's trash to cash project, which Grant...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The police have vowed to continue Operation Clean Sweep over the long term as they move to ensure order in public spaces.Operation Clean Sweep, which started last month, involves the deployment of police personnel in public areas to provide...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Making sure that the people of Falmouth, Trelawny benefit directly from tourism, the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has committed to empowering the locals by providing a volunteer from the Asian...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As Jamaica's first multinational corporation and first to establish free health and insurance schemes for staff, GraceKennedy was strongly urged by the Reverend Ronald Thwaites to never to forget to apply the principles of religion in their daily...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With Jamaica struggling to cope with one of the highest murder rates in the world, a security officer based at the Japanese Embassy in Kingston has outlined a host of measures the country could implement to help reduce gun crimes.He told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Much to the annoyance of public passenger vehicle operators (PPV), police personnel were busy yesterday removing tints from windows and windscreens of their vehicles in the Parade area of downtown Kingston."We are doing our daily traffic enforcement...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

No matter the rate at which the number of students who qualify for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) principles of business and principles of accounts (POA) increases islandwide, the philanthropic arm of the National Commercial Bank,...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

If a patient were to dishonour the time set for an appointment with dental surgeon Dr Charles Meeks, there was little doubt that that individual would have had to reschedule. There was no getting in late. Such was the respect the good doctor had for...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 2:46 PMJason Cross

Blame for Mandeville's deplorable solid waste management conditions has been cast, by some, on the area's business community that is accused of improperly laying out garbage in piles in front of their establishments.Mandeville stakeholders voiced...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 4:59 PMJason Cross

Young Jamaica's vice-president with responsibility for Area 2, Okeino Robinson, is arguing that lawmen should never resort to disrespectful and unfair acts."While we understand that they must show some amount of strength, it doesn't mean disrespect...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The practice of smuggling metallic items into correctional facilities has become much harder, with the Department of Corrections receiving a new batch of metal detectors, a donation from the United States Embassy in Kingston.The metal detectors,...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Adamant that public order must be restored to Mandeville, Mayor Donovan Mitchell has warned that commuters, particularly vendors and other business people, who create chaos in the town will soon be punished.Mitchell was among a group of Mandeville...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Sexual grooming as well as the many illegal activities targeting children were the central focus yesterday at the Mona High School in St Andrew, as telecommunications firm FLOW joined the rest of the world in celebrating Safer Internet Day."We are...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

It was initially meant to sensitise students at Green Pond High School in St James, on how to practise safe online behaviour, but now, following the gruesome murder of 15-year-old student, Shineka Gray, Digicel will pay special respects and...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 3:57 PMJason Cross

In ensuring that our youth are properly socialised and to steer their lives away from crime, Peter Bunting, opposition spokesman on national security, is convinced that structured programmes like martial arts and other uniformed activities should be...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The extremely fast pace at which intellectual property is stolen in today's advanced world has forced the University of the West Indies (UWI) to place greater emphasis on educating its young scientists and inventors on how to prevent their...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The man who oversaw and spearheaded the transition of the Jamaica Customs Department into the Jamaica Customs Agency, Major Richard Reese, is being hailed for his work as CEO ahead of his departure. The team at the Ministry of Finance, including...

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