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Two years after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised for the State’s role in the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre and promised compensation to victims and families of the deceased, The Gleaner understands that no money has been disbursed. Holness,...
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President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ), Richard Crawford, has urged the Government to take urgent steps to prevent the importation of synthetic marijuana even as the United States grapples with an opioid and vaping...
Jeffrey Roberts, 49, eats while searching, last Saturday, through the rubble of his relatives’ home that was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. The death toll from the hurricane stands at 50 and the number of missing at an alarming 1,300 people, although officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones.

MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas (AP): Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was...

Western Bureau: Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Andrew Holness administration to ensure that no bauxite mining activities take place in areas that form part of the Cockpit Country. Phillips’ comments come against the background of...

Gang members are reportedly using drones to monitor the movement of their rivals and law enforcement, determined that the enhanced security measures across the island will not impede their criminal intent. Sunday Gleaner sources within the...

Organised criminal gangs continue to terrorise business operators, raking in millions of dollars through extortion and theft, forcing law enforcement to re-evaluate their fight against more than 300 syndicates operating in Jamaica. A 2018 study...

Advancements in medical technology, the influence of social media, and a desire to look and feel good are igniting the burgeoning local cosmetic surgery industry. It is now possible to enhance any area of your body. Once you have the money, there’s...

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of the 1,413 reports...

At least two members of the Jamaican diaspora in South Florida, who are involved in representational politics, have added their voice to the recent People’s National Party (PNP) presidential battle. Incumbent Dr Peter Phillips defeated challenger...

Two Haitians living in Jamaica, who were hoping to join the early hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas, were left stranded in Florida last week. Immigration officials insisted that they needed a Bahamian visa to enter the country. Emergency...
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