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Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:38 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) officials and representatives of the two contenders in the September 7 presidential race are surgically combing through the voters’ list. PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson told The Gleaner yesterday that the...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:37 AMDerrick Scott/Contributor

WASHINGTON, DC: United States Vice-President Mike Pence has lauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for his outstanding leadership of Jamaica and, by extension, the Caribbean region. “I want to thank the prime minister of Jamaica for his strong...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:37 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that his wife was seeking to protect her reputation and his when she complained about the Integrity Commission’s summary report of his 2018 statutory declaration, which was published in the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:36 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The catastrophic fires ripping through the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has drawn attention to how media houses around the globe are dealing with the subject of climate change. Insisting that climate change is a critical topic on which dialogue must...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:36 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday said that he is expecting that by the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Parliament will pass the legislation that will make the Bank of Jamaica an independent body capable of setting monetary policy. He...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Inter-American Development Bank country representative for Jamaica Therese Turner-Jones says that the country must change the way it thinks about energy, especially as it takes deliberate steps to diversify its sources of the important resource. “...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A police sergeant is the latest member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to be dragged before the court on murder charges following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The policeman, Inspector Howard Wilks,...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Some players in the multibillion-dollar lottery scam have latched on to an emerging industry in which they solicit large sums of cash from mainly elderly men overseas for cybersex services with local women via video link. Members of the criminal...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There are calls for the police to throw the book at the driver captured on tape performing a dangerous daylight stunt along a major thoroughfare in the Corporate Area recently. Dennis Dietrih had apologised for the incident on Tuesday, claiming he...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Buff Bay, Portland: A Portland family has been left heartbroken as what they said was a nearly two-decades-long abusive relationship ended in tragedy Tuesday night, leaving the matriarch dead, her common-law husband on the run, and other members of...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

J’can woman pleads guilty to arranging 28 sham marriages in US BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP): A Jamaican woman in Connecticut who federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for non-citizens has pleaded...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Herbert David Alexander Hopwood was yesterday remembered by many as a lover of nature during a memorial service at the St Andrew Parish Church. This love was reflected in the floral arrangements with hanging butterflies that were placed on either...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, says immediate action is needed to address weak performances in mathematics as nearly half of the students who sat the subject in this year’s Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: If the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid, were to have his way, convicted paedophiles would be routinely flogged with the once-feared cat o’ nine, which was outlawed several years ago...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Health officials have been moving to calm fears after a work crew excavating an area at the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Monday stumbled upon poorly discarded medical waste. Western Regional Health Authority Regional Director Errol Greene told...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:07 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Speid, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants the Government to immediately review the monetary subventions that schools receive as according to him, those monies are not sufficient to...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Integrity Commission has sought to explain in detail why cost of purchase is used over current value in the summary of the statutory declarations it published recently for Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips....

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:36 AM

The Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands has broken its silence, two years after one of its pastors admitted to having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years old. In an advertisement in today’s Gleaner, the church...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:36 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The eyebrow-raising figures published in the Jamaica Gazette as the value of real estate assets owned by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips reflect the price at which their properties were acquired and not the...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:35 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A motorist has been let off the hook after he was caught on a camera performing a daring stunt with a motor vehicle along the busy Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew. There was no collision, but Dennis Dietrih was summoned by the police yesterday to the...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The university lecturer who had promised to give needy students his approximately $3 million in basic salary annually had his contract terminated by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amid questions about his mental state. Dr René...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness identified by extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. A lifelong condition, it is treated with medication and psychological counselling (psychotherapy). Psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott said a...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having written a number of articles highlighting the achievement of other high school students across the island, the spotlight is now on outgoing deputy head boy of Wolmer’s Boys’ School, David Salmon, who ranked first at the Kingston-based school...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMDerrick Scott/Contributor

WASHINGTON, D.C. The new United States (US) Ambassador to Jamaica says he is looking forward to helping to further strengthen the relationship between the two nations.  “From day one, the United States and Jamaica have had a strong...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Byron Farquharson, secretary general of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants to see a fast-tracking of hearings by the tribunal looking into cases against teachers who are suspended or dismissed. Of the 20 dismissal cases...

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