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Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Linstead and surrounding areas in St Catherine will soon benefit from added pharmacy services with the construction of a new pharmacy building at the Linstead Hospital.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton broke ground yesterday for the...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of a career public servant who was "retired" as head of the state-run Court Management Services (CMS) by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen after she was given permission to pursue further studies.The...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last year, utility customers benefited from payouts of $129 million as a result of breaches of the Guaranteed Standards as well as credits and compensation secured for them by the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of the Office of Utilities Regulation (...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The drive to target at-risk youth in St James through sports got a major boost yesterday when the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) presented a cheque of $638,000 to support the Gloves Over Guns initiative.Stephen...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Kingston pastor facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has reportedly requested a second paternity test.The request by Kenneth Blake, pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

An assortment of counterfeit cigarettes worth approximately $5 million was seized at a house in James Village, Waterlane, in Clarendon, yesterday.Officers from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) unit arrested two Jamaicans, a brother...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

It is Kelly Magnus' dream to build a culture of reading in the six inner-city communities in which the Fight for Peace Foundation operates. Now, with the receipt of a grant from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), she expects that her dream will...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that charges could be laid against a disgruntled licensed firearm holder who brandished his gun inside the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree yesterday, allegedly pointing it at security personnel.According to Dahlia...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

"Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity" - the motto of the Salvation Army - has been, in a nutshell, the undertaking of Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton for almost four decades.Haughton, 58, was recently promoted to the rank of...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Industry and Commerce Minister Audley Shaw has disclosed that the Government is now in the process of engaging technical consultants to assess the feasibility of utilising unclaimed funds held by financial institutions as a financing option for the...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:55 AM

Densil Williams, pro vice chancellor of planning at the University of the West Indies (UWI), has thrown his support behind calls by Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Jamaica to move towards economic...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In an apparent push-back against pressures from some gay lobby groups and pro-gay countries that are frustrated by the slow pace at which Jamaica is moving to secure the rights of LGBT people, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has appealed for respect...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Landmark Developers Limited is pushing for arbitration in the sewer system dispute at Liberty Estate, St Ann. Karl Samuda, minister with responsibility for housing, announced last week that he would present Cabinet with a plan for the Government to...

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

Private-sector leaders say that their organisations are prepared to integrate the 10-digit telephone dialling sequence that is due to come on stream later this year along with the introduction of a new international area code number '658'. The...

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

With deplorable road conditions in many parts of rural Jamaica posing serious problems to farmers and motorists, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has begun preliminary talks with the Chinese ambassador to explore areas of support,...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of Local Government is now gathering information in relation to a disputed 400-acre lot in Albion Estates, St Thomas, where residents have complained bitterly for years that the land that they claim...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:While they are not out celebrating, many residents of Cambridge in St James are quietly thankful that they will no longer have to face the wrath of top gangster Ryan 'Ratty' Peterkin, who was killed in a confrontation with a police-...

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

The largest biennial trade show in the Caribbean, Expo Jamaica, gets going today, with the opening ceremony slated for 5:30 p.m.Under the theme 'Advancing Breakthoughs', the Jamaica Manu-facturers' Association (JMA) and the Jamaica Exporters'...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Scores of employees have been resigning from their jobs with the mistaken expectation that they will receive redundancy payments from their employers, a Ministry of Labour official disclosed yesterday."There's a misconception out there among the...

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

Many fifth- and fourth-form students from high schools across the island have received a confidence boost heading into mathematics and English external exams next month, following yesterday's Youthlink Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC...

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

Despite the recent survey by the Latin American Public Opinion Project showing that the majority of Jamaicans do not trust the media, George Freeman, the former New York Times in-house counsel, believes that press freedom in Jamaica is on solid...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

His life has been plagued by a number of setbacks, including sitting the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) from a hospital bed last year, recuperating from surgery.Jahnoy St Jacques, 19-year-old resident of Tivoli Gardens, is...

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

Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals dubbed the Windrush Generation who have been aggrieved by the actions of the United Kingdom (UK) government should immediately take steps to seek redress, advised Diana Baxter, solicitor in Britain.At the...

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

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) says the Trinidad and Tobago High Court ruling last Thursday, which declared the buggery law unconstitutional, will bolster healthcare delivery."HIV/AIDS administrators across the Caribbean have for years been...

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

It has taken eight years, but the Government is finally moving ahead with plans to expand the Court of Appeal, which has been operating with the same cadre of judges since Independence.Yesterday, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck signed a contract...

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