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Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 9:14 AM

The high-profile Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial  matter has been adjourned until March 16 to allow the prosecution and the defence to prepare their closing submissions. The final testimonies were heard in the Porus Court yesterday

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:32 AM

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados Nation): PRIME MINISTER MIA AMOR MOTTLEY last night hailed the 31st Inter-Sessional CARICOM Heads of Government meeting as one of the most productive ever to be held by member states. The two-day meeting at the Lloyd Erskine...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:31 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Staff and students at Ocho Rios Primary School received grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47-year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to Friday to check...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:30 AM

A baby was rescued from a burning building as a raging fire yesterday consumed three homes along Grants Pen Drive in northeast St Andrew, leaving seven people homeless. The fire brigade was summoned to the scene of the fire, which torched homes in...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:29 AM

For decades, Jamaica’s political and parliamentary archives have recorded controversial, and, at times, stinging barbs thrown at political opponents with utterances sometimes spilling over into testy exchanges over one’s sexual orientation. Former...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

For 15 years, a once-hearty west-rural St Andrew man has had a major challenge walking, the victim of a neurological dysfunction since diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. Anthony ‘Bradley’ Shaw, 49, struggles daily to move around, his illness...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer -

Jamaicans and other English-speaking Caribbean people with specific high-value skills may benefit from a windfall of job opportunities in the United Kingdom as the Boris Johnson administration announced a policy shift that is likely to limit...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:27 AMPaul Clarke and Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writers

Natalie Campbell-Rodriques is tapped to become the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for the St Catherine North Central constituency ahead of the next general election. Campbell-Rodriques is a shoo-in for the position, The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:26 AMChristopher Thomas and Jason Cross/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association President Owen Speid is lobbying for the arming of teachers with non-lethal weapons like pepper spray to fend off attacks from students and others but is resistant to the promotion of official training...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Despite the imposition of states of emergency (SOEs) in at least eight police divisions across the island, more than half of the 167 murders committed since the start of the year have gone unsolved. Up to February 15, only 57 cases, or 31 per cent...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 5:16 PM

Fed-up with crimes being committed in the Kingston Central Police Division allegedly by a well-known wanted man, a senior cop has appealed to residents to help in capturing Ian Wright commonly called ‘Sacramento’.

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:22 PM

Opposition spokesman on finance Mark Golding has taken to social media site Facebook apologising to St Catherine East Central MP Alando Terrelonge for homophobic comments he made against his fellow legislator. "He did not deserve it...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:42 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A bust-up at Homestead Primary School in St Catherine has left a student and the principal reportedly nursing injuries. It is alleged that the student had to seek medical attention following the altercation for injuries including swelling to the...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:41 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

There is political unrest in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as delegates in St Thomas Eastern have voiced disapproval of the prospective candidate being promoted by the hierarchy to vie in the next general election. Scores of placard-bearing...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:41 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Security has been boosted at Eltham High School in St Catherine after armed men stormed the compound on Monday. The breach was triggered by a dispute between two students, one of whom left the property and returned with other attackers. Additional...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:40 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Independent auditors have called for immediate corrective action to fix a raft of issues identified during an investigation into the dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital, The Gleaner understands. Health and...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:39 AMBarry Alleyne/Nation Associate Editor

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados Nation): Phone calls and data access are set to become much cheaper in the Caribbean. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, in her maiden speech as incoming chairman of CARICOM, yesterday revealed that the region’s first across-the-...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:38 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Tardiness became a way of life for the Government that directs the legislative agenda in the House of Representatives for the parliamentary year ended 2019-2020. Parliament’s clocks appeared to be running on ‘Jamaica time’ – the facetious reference...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:36 AM

Following a wave of criticism resulting from “homophobic” political banter uttered by senior People’s National Party generals (PNP), the party has said sorry. At a party meeting at the Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday,...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:36 AMNickoy Wilson/Staff Reporter

Rodje Malcolm, executive director of human-rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), has welcomed yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court describing it as “an important one for accountability in Jamaica”. A three-member panel of judges...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Wandering around the yard with his cell phone in hand amid speaker boxes blaring Luther Vandross’ Dance With My Father, a 12-year-old boy contemplated the loss of his hero. Only a few hours had passed since the murder of his father, 42-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:32 AM

Girls from 14 secondary schools islandwide are set to benefit from the donation of 200,000 pads under the Always End Period Poverty campaign, which is aimed at increasing access to feminine hygiene products for those who due to financial challenges...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has decided to skip the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, citing “pressing national issues” for his absence, the bloc’s chairman, Mia Mottley, has warned against external...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Staff Reporter

The family of late businessman Keith Clarke is hopeful that justice will be served following yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court deeming “null, void and invalid” the immunity certificates issued to the three soldiers accused of his 2010...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 9:22 AM

The three soldiers charged with the 2010 murder of Keith Clarke will have to stand trial after the Constitutional Court this morning ruled that the immunity certificates granted to them are invalid, null and void.

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