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Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 9:48 AMRichard Morais, Gleaner Writer

Two persons have been held for the beheading of a sixty-year-old man whose body was found in his community of Martha Brae, Trelawny yesterday. Police reports are that the headless body of Lionel Lewis known as Alfred was found at 4:15 p.m. near the...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Police killings dropped to a 16-year low last year. According to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), 98 persons were killed by the police in 2015. This is 15 per cent less than the 129 police killings recorded in 2014 and 42 per...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

 Western Bureau: A businesswoman, who allegedly used a baseball bat to beat a student of the Cedric Titus High School, in Trelawny, last Saturday, has been charged by the police and is to appear in court next Wednesday. The businesswoman,...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's sporting star Usain Bolt has admitted that he has faced "strong" levels of classism and racism from Jamaica's upper class throughout his rise as a global athletics icon. The multiple world and Olympic record holder...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon Police are now investigating a case of murder-suicide involving a Jamaica Defence Force soldier and his wife. The incident took place last night at the couple's home in Park Hall near James Hill in northern Clarendon. The couple...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), now the subject of scrutiny over the quality of its training and education, is to be upgraded to a university. The Transport Minister, Dr Omar Davies, says the Cabinet has sanctioned legislation to...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is being accused of employing unqualified and inexperienced people to teach its students and breaching international guidelines. Auditor General Pamela Munroe Ellis made the disclosure in a report on an...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams this morning revealed that over 700 persons were arrested for murder last year. According to Williams, this is the largest number of murder arrest in the country's history. A total of 1,207 persons were...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMShanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

The body of a man was found in New Ground District of Chapelton, Clarendon last night. The dead man has been identified as 59-year-old Dennis Temple. Temple was found in his house with several gunshot wounds to his upper body. According...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

President of the MVP Track Club Bruce James says he doesn't believe the recent controversial comments by West Indies opener Chris Gayle to a female television reporter were sexist or amounted to sexual harassment. "Based on the clear,...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon, Gleaner Writer

The driver of a Coaster bus had to be rushed to hospital this morning, after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a Nissan motorcar on the Mandela Highway. The incident caused a pile up of traffic into Kingston for several hours. According to...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The St Richards Primary School teacher accused of beating a student causing him injuries this morning pleaded not guilty to assault charges. It was the first court appearance for Beverly Dinall since the alleged incident sparked a national debate...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 10:05 AMGleaner Writer

An annual beauty pageant that aims to engage and boost the confidence of young girls in rural communities on St Mary's north coast has been hailed as a success by its participants and local residents.The Miss Boscobel contest was organised last...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus driver has died after being shot in August Town, St Andrew Tuesday night. The Gleaner Online understands that the driver, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the University Hospital of...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMHorace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

A 57-year-old teacher was this morning shot and killed in Toby Heights, Clarendon. The deceased, Audley Coleman, pastor at the Four Paths Berean Church of God and teaches geography at the Glenmuir High School was killed when men armed with guns...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Theatre expert and university lecturer, Dr Brian Heap, is being sharply criticised on social media for suggesting that Miss Jamaica World Dr Sanneta Myrie compromised her chances of winning the Miss World crown by wearing an "unflattering...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

A man who the St Catherine North Police have described as a person of interest in the shooting of former Spanish Town Mayor Dr Raymoth Notice is to be questioned by investigators later today. The man was taken into custody yesterday. Senior...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

A police constable and a district constable from Manchioneal in Portland have been hospitalised in serious condition after the service vehicle in which they were travelling overturned late Saturday afternoon. The constable was driving a recently...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

A stash of counterfeit cigarettes valued at over $65 million was seized a short time ago during an operation in an upper St Andrew community. The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime division (C-TOC), which led...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Leading Jamaican scientist, Professor Errol Morrison, is supporting the Government's decision to consider paying science and maths-based teachers more than their other colleagues to keep them in Jamaican classrooms.  Education Minister,...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it will not support any move to pay certain categories of teachers more than their colleagues, to keep them in Jamaican classrooms.  Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the government...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican government is considering providing better salaries to trained science and mathematics teachers than their other colleagues in a bid to keep them in the classrooms. Jamaica has been losing some of its best teachers in these two subject...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

Several teachers of Eltham High School in St Catherine were injured today when the bus they were travelling in crashed and caught fire in Fern Gully, Ocho Rios. Dr Roosevelt Crooks of Lifeline Medical Response said his team transported at least 30...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Malissa Bryan, one of the mothers whose child died in the infectious outbreak leading to the dead babies scandal says she is taking steps to sue the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew. Bryan told The Gleaner/Power 106 News...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Monetgo Bay United have taken over sole leadership of the Red Stripe Premier League competition following their 2-0 victory over rivals Reno last night at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in St James.

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