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Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A few years ago, Audley Facey was faced with the predicament of bleeding eyes. Even though that condition has healed, he still has not got a break from the struggle, as he is now in need of surgery to remove a cataract from the left eye and address...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Rotary Club of Kingston is to spend about $15 million on three major projects that are to be completed in the administrative year ending June 2019.President of the club, Linval Freeman, said the projects will include the Homes for the Homeless...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A total of 4,274 new cases entered the Supreme Court across all divisions between April and July this year, while only 3,337 matters were completed during the period.According to data from the Chief Justice's Statistics Reports for the Supreme Court...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Lawmakers yesterday levelled damning criticisms at the police, declaring that "too often" citizens are being charged with criminal offences without any investigation.The disapproval came after the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) proposed to a...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's impressive economic growth trajectory could be derailed if a number of outstanding issues are not addressed urgently, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, has warned."We have been through a...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), said he is still awaiting the official results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam after he made a request to the education ministry close to a month now.Education...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Each of The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee parish finalists will soon have access to new sets of The Shorter Oxford dictionaries, which will aid with preparing them for the competition finals.According to Nordia Craig, business development...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite the chaos caused by taxi operators who protested yesterday for the second day across sections of the island over what they called "ridiculous" aspects of the newly proposed Road Traffic Act, a government source said that not much will change...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, four men from West Kingston were presented with Amazing Men awards at the International Men's Day observance held under the theme 'Reinforcing Positive Male Role Models'.Hosted at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Office of the Commissioner of Police is making it clear that persons who carry out illegal acts, whether they are police officers or not, should face the courts.Yesterday, the Private Sector of Jamaica (PSOJ) called for Police Commissioner...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The most recent ranking by Fortune Magazine has shown that Ann-Marie Campbell is the 16th most powerful woman in the world for 2018.Campbell is the executive vice-president at the Home Depot Stores. This means she is in charge of approximately 2,000...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamion Mitchell/Integration Editor

It was the merit awards ceremony for 176 outstanding students of the St Mary Technical High School last Wednesday, but a 45-year-old step-parent got the loudest applause and the only standing ovation.Top achiever Trevesha Watson, 17, overcome with...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The countdown to Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping day of the year globally, has officially begun and is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on some of the best deals, as retailers promise to heavily slash prices on a wide range of...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Gregory Roberts, one of the two men charged with murder in relation to last year's stabbing death of schoolgirl Shineka Gray, will have to wait until November 26 to hear whether his request to be tried outside the parish of St James...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eleven more members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are expected to stand trial for their alleged involvement in the so-called 'police death squad' in relation to murders committed between 2011 and 2014 in Clarendon.In 2014, the Independent...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has ordered the parties involved in the trial for three more cops implicated in a so-called Clarendon 'police death squad' to be prepared to start the proceedings next Monday, denying the prosecution's request for a new...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sexting is a major online activity for a high percentage of Jamaica's teenagers, a new study by the University of Technology (UTech) has revealed.According to the findings, 60 per cent of students across several grade levels acknowledged receiving...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Chief Justice Bryan Sykes says he has seen encouraging signs that an investment of J$15 million to provide leadership training in the court system is beginning to bear fruit.Sykes made the announcement during his keynote address at...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Admitting that not enough investigative stories are being produced by local journalists, president of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), George Davis, has pledged to create opportunities for media practitioners to expand investigative abilities...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday expressed disappointment that wage negotiations between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Government remain unresolved despite numerous meetings between the parties.Holness, speaking yesterday at...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

While acknowledging that the administration is only at midterm, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) firebrand politician Audley Shaw said it is ripe for a second term."I know we are at midterm, but I already feel that victory is in the air for the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The police have intensified their search for a group of men who allegedly shot and killed two residents in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Saturday night.Saturday night's attack increased the number of killings in the parish to four since Thursday.The latest...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Andrew Holness administration is now crafting a programme through which $500 million will be spent to build "reasonable" housing solutions for the poor and indigent across the island.Further, Holness, the prime minister, signalled yesterday that...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

At least 200 children are rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children each year with symptoms of poisoning, with household chemicals, mainly bleach, being the leading poison agent.This has caused local health professionals to renew calls for...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At 50 years old, Arnold Robins* said he is protective almost to the point of paranoia over his three children, because of the trauma he endured at age five when he put a bottle with kerosene oil to his head."I used to love the smell and I was around...

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