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Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) says no further restrictions are being considered at this time although its water storage levels continue to decline. The agency's s main storage facilities are the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam which...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The University of Technology (UTech) says it will not change its new registration policy although special considerations are being made for certain groups of students. UTech’s student government has expressed concerns about the new system...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Students at the University of Technology, UTech, are upset about a system which demands that they pay part of their tuition before they are allowed to register for their courses. According to UTech, new students and those benefiting from the...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Children's Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, said the children arrested in relation to the video-recorded assault of a 14-year-old girl have still not made a court appearance.  Yesterday, Commanding Officer for the Trelawny Police,...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is supporting a suggestion for the National Water Commission (NWC) to be privatised. According to president, William Mahfood, privatisation is worth considering given the history of problems...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 5:43 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Manchester Police say robbery may have been the motive for this afternoon’s murder of Christiana businessman, Terrence Green. Green was shot dead in the North East Manchester town around noon while making his way from a bank to...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Acting president of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett, says he does not believe that the agency should be privatised, even after years of losses running into billions of dollars. Earlier this year, Opposition Spokesman on Water, Dr...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, says three children have been taken into custody over the video-taped sexual assault of a girl. The video, which shows the attack taking place in Zion in Trelawny, has been circulating on social...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Defender Alvas Powell has issued a statement apologising for walking out on Jamaica’s senior men’s football team competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States and Canada. In the statement posted earlier this afternoon on the...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 5:04 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) says the water in its storage facilities would only last for another 15 days at most if it did not implement restrictions. The NWC’s acting president, Mark Barnett, made the disclosure on the soon to be...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 1:13 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, is insisting that there is no attempt to weaken the power of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM). A parliamentary committee is reviewing INDECOM and Bunting and Justice Minister, Senator...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Opposition says Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton, should be fired over what it calls his embarrassing handling of a proposed US$5 billion logistics hub investment. Today, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) informed...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says it will be moving to address the problem of the stagnant water with an overbearing stench in a section of downtown Kingston.  For more than two weeks, the water, which has settled at...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who won Barbados in a free movement court case is seeking to enter political representation in the Corporate Area. The 27-year-old told The Gleaner that, yesterday she submitted an application to represent the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 4:01 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it is reviewing the case involving the policeman whose accusations against two Guardsman employees were contradicted by video footage.  Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the Inspectorate of...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, is defending her office against criticisms that a case involving video evidence contradicting a policeman’s claims should not have made it to the courts. Last week, the Gun Court...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Transport lobby groups are criticising as impractical, the government's intention to prosecute motorists who damage road furnishings.  President of the Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, Sophia Campbell, says the government should revisit...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Kent Gammon is reminding Jamaicans that they can sue the government where it’s believed negligence by the authorities resulted in road-related accidents. His remarks follow a disclosure yesterday by Minister without portfolio...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Police say two men have been taken into custody in connection with yesterday's gun attack on a family which left two brothers, including a schoolboy, dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Artel Colley, who is in charge of...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 8:27 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says an appeals body is to hear in September, the case brought by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) quash an order to refund customers almost $1 billion. The disclosure from the OUR follows a call last week...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has received communication reportedly from the Police Federation advising protesting members that 'sick cops cannot go back to work'. According to the statement, doing so could result in charges being brought against them. The...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says, as long as necessary, it will continue to give support to the police force hit by ongoing industrial action. The restive rank and file Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members have been off duty since last...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

About 75 trainees from the Jamaica Police Academy are expected to be called out to work in stations across the Corporate Area as rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) start a possible five-day protest. The JCF members are...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

AN OFFICIAL of the Portia Simpson Miller-led administration has ripped into banker Aubyn Hill, saying he is not the financial expert he claims to be.Minister with responsibility for information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, made the comment yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 7:13 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) says it’s pushing to have a decision from its executive committee on the status of embattled member and councillor, Shernet Haughton within two weeks. The PNP has, on several occasions, said it is...

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