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Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Political parties in Jamaica must be willing to sacrifice one-upmanship and join the various sectors and civil society groups in fashioning a framework for the comprehensive reconstruction of the Jamaican society, says Antoinette Harris, a Jamaican...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For more than three decades, Jamaica's political and business leaders have been trying, with mixed results, to get the country's economic affairs on a strong footing. After years of devaluation of the local currency as well as internal and external...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired High Court judge Justice Lennox Campbell gave the green light for "contaminated" exhibits to be included in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, and this triggered a domino effect that was prejudicial to the entertainer and his three co-accused, an...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is targeting single-digit road fatalities by the end of the next decade, even though projections from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest that injuries caused by road traffic crashes could be the fifth...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come Wednesday, the Justice Ministry's National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) will host local and foreign standard-bearers in the global fight against human trafficking at a two-day international conference, scheduled to be...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court has issued an order for the outstanding psychiatric report in the case of Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged with murder in relation to the 2014 death of Mario Deane, to be made ready by...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis has called for Jamaica's mayors and municipal corporations to be given greater power to take action against state agencies that fail to perform their duties at the parish level.Davis made the call...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Human-rights advocacy group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) yesterday filed an action in the constitutional court, asking it to rule that public schools cannot set a 'no-locks policy' that forces children to remove their natural, locked hair in order to...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A coalition of non-governmental, religious, and private-sector groups has warned Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the declining public confidence in Jamaican authorities is now approaching crisis proportions.In an open letter to Holness yesterday...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Research is showing that most children suffer from accidents on the weekends.The findings are contained in the Child Road Safety Assessment: Jamaica report published by the Jamaica National Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday sought answers on management changes resulting in the sacking of heads of public bodies at three agencies which were then under the Ministry of Science, Energy and...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Illiteracy is featured as one of many factors that continue to contribute to mayhem and fatalities on the nation's roads, according to Dr Earl Bailey, senior lecturer at the University of Technology.He expressed his concerns after explaining...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Despite the scandal battering the state-owned oil refinery with claims of nepotism, cronyism, and corruption, acting general manager of Petrojam Telroy Morgan appealed to Jamaicans yesterday not to give up on the entity as it would rise again.Morgan...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The youthful population of South Korea are hungry for Western beats and have created their own brand of everyday music called K-pop, which has become a worldwide sensation over the years, thanks to groups such as BTS, Red Velvet, SHINee, Super...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican students attending South Korean universities are divided on whether Jamaica will achieve the goals set out in the Vision 2030 national development plan that seeks to bring the country up to First-World standards in the next 12 years.Vision...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jeju Island in South Korea, although only a fraction the size of Jamaica, welcomes approximately 300 flights per day and 15 million tourists per year, a staggering number in any scenario. Tourism on Jeju Island accounts for approximately 70 per cent...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Not enough respect is being shown to skill-based careers in the changing job market where technology is altering the relevance of some positions, and a failure to adopt will place Jamaica at a disadvantage, warns state minister in the Ministry of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Most young Jamaicans don't feel safe when using the nation's roadways despite learning about road safety in school, according to the findings of the latest U-Report poll.U-Report is a free application led by the United Nations Children's Fund (...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired High Court judge, Justice Lennox Campbell, made prejudicial and improper comments and engaged in "imaginative storytelling" when he delivered his summation of the evidence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, the attorney for the incarcerated...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

As Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee goes into summer recess, more than 40 projects were approved at yesterday's sitting. But Chairman Everald Warmington criticised some projects brought for approval.A project from long-...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society has refuted claims that it has rejected the $102-million Rastafari Trust Fund announced in Parliament recently by the Government."We are willing to accept the money; at no time would we...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Manchioneal, Portland:A Constable attached to the St Thomas police is now in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a businesswoman in Manchioneal, Portland on Monday.According to police sources, at about 4 a.m. the businesswoman reportedly...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

While the use of the gun to murder residents in Denham Town has been significantly reduced since the introduction of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in October 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the propensity to commit violence...

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