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Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

A taxi driver who operates on the Comfort to Mandeville route in Manchester escaped serious injuries ‎this morning after his vehicle crashed during a robbery attempt. According to the Manchester Police, around 6 a.m., the driver picked up two...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 10:34 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Human rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) says it is currently not in a position to take on cases of citizens who have been abused by the police as it is strapped for cash. JFJ chairman Horace Levy says the agency hasn't been receiving...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

Thirty-four-year-old Jamaica Defence Force soldier Ludane Henry died early this morning when his Honda Integra motorcar crashed into a parked garbage truck on the Linstead Bypass in St Catherine. He is the second soldier to be killed in a motor...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Sahjay Stevens of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the first gold medal on today's penultimate day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Championships currently underway at the National Stadium. The stoutly-built Stevens won the...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High School’s Janique Burgher captured first gold medal on day three of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships underway at the National Stadium. Burgher won the Class Three girls high jump event with a...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross, Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has appealed to parents of Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students to continue supporting their children as they go through one of the most important stages of their lives. “Parents are important to the...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

At least one member of the private sector has agreed that Jamaica would benefit from another International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme when the current one ends in 2017. The suggestion was made this week by Co-chair of the Economic Programme...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Several persons had to be rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon following a collision along a section of the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon. The accident which occurred sometime after 5 o’clock, involved a Nissan Caravan minibus with six...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The public will be able to use the Angels to Linstead leg of the North-South Highway free of cost for a while longer as toll rates have not yet been assigned. The Angels to Linstead leg was opened in February and tolls were expected to be...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The inaugural staging of the Racers Track Club Grand Prix is set for Saturday, June 11 at the National Stadium in Kingston. The announcement was made by president of the Racers club Glen Mills at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel this morning.  Triple...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross, Gleaner Writer

Parents who gathered at Jamaica College (JC) in St Andrew on Tuesday for the opening of the R. Danny Williams career week were urged to be more understanding of their children as they decide on a suitable career path.Career week is aimed at...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon police have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly shot and killed a patron at a dance hosted by People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for northern Clarendon Horace Dalley in Crooked River last night. The shooter...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju, Gleaner Writer

At midday only 66 of the 185 registered election day workers had cast their ballot at the Edgewater Community Centre in Portmore, St Catherine, with most of the voting taking place between 8 and 9. When The Gleaner team returned at about 1:35 there...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju, Gleaner Writer

“We started right on time. I don’t mean one minute past eight,” Sergeant Julene Stewart told The Gleaner team when we caught up with her at the Police Academy at Twickenham Park, St Catherine, some two hours after the polls opened...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is reporting that 22 of the buses chartered by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for its rally in Half-Way Tree yesterday were damaged while a driver was injured in an alleged gang feud on one of the units...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has signalled that the three-member tribunal would not be recommending that retired army chief Major General Stewart Saunders and the army's mortar expert Major Warrenton...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Public Defender says murder charges should be filed against retired Chief of Defence Staff Major General Stewart Saunders and the army's mortar expert, Major Warrenton Dixon. The attorney representing the Office of the Public...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has signaled that the three-member tribunal will not be afraid to make strong findings where necessary. "We will make strong finding where we have to. We won't shirk our...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 1:26 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The attorney for several residents of Tivoli Gardens has asserted that police investigators had no intention of conducting any serious probe into reports that some of their colleagues engaged in extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 6:52 PMGleaner Writer

Shanique SamuelsSUMMERFIELD, Clarendon:The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but what does it mean to 'have the fear of the Lord?' The word 'fear', in the context of the Bible, is used interchangeably.Throughout the Bible, God reminds his...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Dr Michael Harvey says he is now cleaving to prayers, after his church leadership sent him on administrative leave following his appearance on a People's National Party (PNP) platform, urging Jamaicans to stick...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it's taking serious steps to ensure that no dual citizen is elected to sit in the House of Representatives when the February 25 elections are held. At a press conference held this morning to...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Deputy chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) Anthony Hylton, has labelled Edward Seaga an 'armchair politician' after the retired MP asserted that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) would have 'wiped out' the PNP if the...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMHorace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Winston Maragh has publicly apologised for describing former Prime Minister Michael Manley as an idiot. The apology comes as Maragh faced mounting criticisms for the comment he made during a JLP mass meeting in...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison, Gleaner Writer

  The People's National Party (PNP) Administration has signalled that there will be no vote on the buggery law in Parliament any time soon. Finance and planning minister, Dr Peter Phillips says before any vote on the matter,...

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