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Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 10:04 AM

Twenty-eight-year-old Prince Levy, a customer service agent of Stanbury Grove, Sligoville in St Catherine, has been charged with murder. He is charged in relation to the death of 42-year-old Greg Boyden who was killed along the Michael Manley...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 9:24 AM

An internal audit report has uncovered glaring deficiencies in the procurement practices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Over the seven-month period April to December 2017, payments totalling $50 million were made to five suppliers...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:21 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Debate on a proposed new law to establish a fiscal commission to do independent analysis and give opinions and presentations on the country’s finances got under way yesterday, with Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke insisting that the country will...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has pointed angry residents upset at the latest flooding of sections of the Cornwall Courts housing scheme in St James last week to the National Housing Trust (NHT), which it says has not...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:20 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Robert Morgan, is lauding the administration of Crescent Primary School in St Catherine for establishing an isolation unit. The state minister, who visited the facility recently,...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-three-year-old Christine Gayle Ranger has been a member of the 4-H Club since she was a child attending primary school. Today, she spends her time training other club members at the Hayes Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon, and...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:19 AM

With just one week into the new school term, Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams says she is satisfied with the measures put in place at schools to facilitate face-to-face classes. “I am pleased with the care that I see....

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:16 AM

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has expressed outrage at the shooting death of six-year-old Cloey Brown in Trelawny on Monday. “We are deeply saddened by Cloey’s murder, and we strongly condemn the use of children, women and the...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:15 AM

In its continued drive to increase and spread knowledge about the devastating impact of the theft of agricultural produce on the country’s farmers, communities and economy, the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit has launched its essay and jingle...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:14 AM

Forced to contend with the cost of adapting to changes brought on by COVID-19, The Queen’s School (Queen’s), like scores of other institutions across the island, had to halt, if not completely abandon, several development projects last year. Thanks...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Five-year-old Carson Lattibeaudiere, who was mauled by a mongrel dog belonging to a cousin, while he assisted his grandfather in taking out trash last December, has been released from hospital. Although scarred, his mother, Tamara Bonner, has...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A woman who purchased a house from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the Savannah Vista development in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is blasting the agency for the deplorable condition the house was delivered in, and is adamant that she will not pay an...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some 80 students at the Montego Bay-based Mt Alvernia High School are now equipped to access online learning, thanks to a generous donation of laptops and tablets, valued at some US$20,000 (J$2.8 million), by members of the school’s...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Content editor and youth language coach, La-Toya Samuels-Cousins, has launched a literacy programme aimed at igniting a passion for reading in young children. The 36-year-old told The Gleaner that Penpals Writing Club was birthed from a genuine...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 8:28 PM

The William Knibb High School teacher who was dismissed after pulling his licensed firearm during a confrontation with a student has won his appeal against the termination.   In July 2017, the board of the Trelawny-based school...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 6:58 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said he has been left heartbroken by the murder of four-year-old Chloe Brown. Little Chloe was shot dead at her home on Monday night in a domestic dispute that involved her father and others. Her father was...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 5:58 PM

There is now a COVID alarm at the Freeport police lock-up in St James. Health authorities have not yet released the details of their assessment. However, they have reportedly completed...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 5:02 PM

The Health Ministry is reporting that the COVID worry in the parish of Westmoreland has eased. However, there is now alarm about the "uncontrolled" increase in the number of confirmed cases in the parishes of Manchester and St Ann....

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 4:44 PM

Jamaica is pursuing plans to obtain safe vaccines from China, India, and Cuba to treat COVID-19. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told Parliament a short while ago that the Government would be seeking to enter into bilateral...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 4:31 PM

After years of being closed due to a defect, the Sir John Golding Road in St Andrew, which runs parallel to the UWI Mona Campus and links the community of August Town to Papine, was today reopened to vehicular traffic. The popular thoroughfare...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 1:06 PM

Deported Jamaican Richard 'Storyteller' Morrison who was wrongfully extradited to the United States in 1991 has brought a constitutional motion in the Supreme Court. Morrison is seeking leave to go to the...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 10:13 AM

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Karl Samuda, is expressing disappointment and shock at reports of Saturday morning’s robbery of the Creative Craft Plus building on Hanover Street in downtown Kingston. The trade centre, which employs...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:49 AM

Jamaica on Monday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 315. Those who have died are a 69-year-old male from St Ann and a 43-year-old female from St Thomas. One other fatality is under investigation. Meanwhile, there were 123 new...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:36 AM

The police are reporting that a service vehicle was vandalised in Portland on Sunday as cops tried to shutdown an illegal party. They say the incident happened shortly after 10:00 p.m. in Sandshore district, Manchioneal. The police say over 150...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:05 AM

The police are reporting that there was a major firearm and ammunition bust at the wharf in St James on Monday. According to the police, 19 firearms, including six high powered rifles, and just over 470 assorted rounds of ammunition have been...

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