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Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican Government and its Italian counterpart yesterday signed a double-taxation agreement aimed at advancing trade and investment between both countries.Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw said that the agreement would provide...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:High Court Justice Vivienne Harris yesterday issued subpoenas for the medical records of Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates charged in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane, who died from injuries sustained while in...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The St Ann woman convicted, along with her husband and three children, for chopping a mentally ill man to death, has revealed that she "feels bad" about the incident but remains adamant that she was not involved.The comments by Velma Dean were...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Hopeful that the state of public emergency will ultimately restore law and order, business operators in St James, including the operators of informal street-side stalls, said that they were quite happy to comply with a directive from...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, on Thursday, assured Clement 'Jimmy' Lawrence, chairman of J. Wray & Nephew, that the first phase of resuscitation of the passenger rail service,...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

With 12 murders since the start of the year in the St Catherine North police division, on Thursday night, the Government imposed a curfew in the hope of arresting the situation.The curfew covers sections of the Twickenham Park Road in the Jones...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In full support of the Government's action to tackle crime in St James, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says that the safety of the country's citizens must always be first priority."Where that is assured, it creates...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 6:44 PM

Two men have been shot after being ambushed by a gunman at a business place on Belmont Road in St Andrew. The police say the two men were attacked as they drove into the parking lot of an insurance broker about 10:50 am. Head of the St Andrew...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has given qualified support to the Government's decision to impose a state of public emergency in St James.PNP president Dr Peter Phillips said that the Opposition is awaiting the regulations governing...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Within the next six months, IBEX Global Solutions, which has become a major player in the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, will be embarking on a major recruitment drive to fill 500 to 1,000 vacancies at its newly opened branch on...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Under The Emergency (Public Security) Act, once there is in force a proclamation by the governor general declaring that a state of public emergency exists, the regulations, so far as appears to the governor general to be necessary or expedient for...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Highly impressive would be an understatement in describing how some stakeholders in Clarendon viewed the Reverend Astor Carlyle's message, which was delivered at the 38th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For the country to claim a future of productivity, prosperity, and peace, Jamaicans must turn from moral insensitivity and move towards clear-minded moral clarity where citizens live for each other as people of truth, the Rev Astor Carlyle has...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Boys' Town Community Intervention Programme's chief executive officer Trevor Spence said that Jamaica does not need another crime plan. What it needs is a holistic community-development plan."Jamaica was ahead of most countries on the focus of youth...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Targeting criminals and their facilitators, the Andrew Holness administration declared a state of public emergency for St James, the parish that recorded frightening levels of murders in 2017, numbering a record 335.The prime minister made the...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican judiciary, under fire for perceived light sentences handed to persons convicted for possession of illegal guns and ammunition, has come out swinging at critics and media reports on the controversy.Through its Court Management Service (...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of several volatile communities in St James yesterday welcomed members of the security forces with open arms as the Government's latest initiative to quell the parish's rampant lawlessness started with a joint police-...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 2:28 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon declared a state of public emergency for the parish of St James. It’s in response to rampant criminality including murders and shooting in the parish. Last year, St James recorded 335 murders, the...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:46 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared a state of emergency in St James. This means that extraordinary powers have been given to the security forces and some rights have been suspended. Members of the security forces may also search places without a warrant. 

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Reverend Astor Carlyle, head of the Webster Memorial United Church, is to deliver the main message at the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast slated for this morning at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The breakfast has been...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Four sets of siblings who were temporarily displaced after a fire destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Monday night are living together once again in three children's homes across the Corporate Area.The hellish blaze at the Lyndhurst Crescent,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Several students of Holy Trinity High School in Kingston were locked out yesterday morning as the administrators moved to improve discipline at the institution.Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt told The Gleaner that she arrived at school shortly...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Today's grand opening of the new Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience in St Elizabeth, where the Campari Group invested more than US$7.2 million, is a mega testament of its commitment to the 269-year-old Jamaican brand."It underlines the fact...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The JOY Anniversary Blend Rare Jamaican Rum, special edition, produced by J. Wray & Nephew's master blender Joy Spence, was sold out locally and internationally in record time...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

After failing to account for how it spent $218 million in advance payment from the Ministry of National Security to import 200 pre-owned motor vehicles for the police force, the ministry revealed that it has partially terminated the controversial...

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