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Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A corporal and a constable attached to the Shady Grove Police Station in St Catherine North were shot and injured by gunmen early yesterday morning while responding to a robbery in the area.The incident occurred less than 24 hours after National...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Recognising that out of fear, Pap smears are painful, many women shy away from the possibly life-saving procedure, an appeal is being made to medical practitioners to be gentle when carrying out the test.Pap smear screening could help women detect...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The man who caused panic at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Thursday, brandishing his licensed firearm inside the institution, has claimed that he was physically assaulted by the bank's security and felt threatened...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently running advertisements in the media, appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice.JUTC's Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told The...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that charges could be laid against a disgruntled licensed firearm holder who brandished his gun inside the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree yesterday, allegedly pointing it at security personnel.According to Dahlia...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Many fifth- and fourth-form students from high schools across the island have received a confidence boost heading into mathematics and English external exams next month, following yesterday's Youthlink Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Police High Command has said that the "greatest area of concern being aired by citizens is the premature ending" of the state of public emergency in St James.Reacting to a recent call by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry for the ending of...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Arlene Harrison Henry, the nation's public defender, wants the state of public emergency in St James to come to a rapid end, as she believes it has failed to achieve its targets and is a means of detaining youth unlawfully.The Gleaner spoke to...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The late veteran photojournalist Alpheus Gordon, better known as 'Herbie', whose relatives say did not cease to put a smile on their faces, or utter words of encouragement, was laid to rest yesterday at Dovecot Memorial Park.Gordon was 78 years old....

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Two videos of mothers violently beating their young daughters that surfaced last year were brought back into perspective on Wednesday by Chairman of the National Child Month Committee Dr Pauline Mullings, who pointed out that frustration was no...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A delegation of 11 from Cuba will attend Expo Jamaica 2018 - to be held at the National Arena and environs on April 19 - in search of some of the finest products made in Jamaica.At a Gleaner Editors' forum held yesterday at the company's North...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In-ground burial is still the leading and preferred type among Jamaicans. However, Ingrid Chambers, chief executive officer of Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine, has disclosed that cremation is becoming more popular.Chambers spoke with The...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:57 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Evacuating Maranatha Ministries from the comfort of an upscale St Andrew hotel in the 1990s, moving to Waterhouse, St Andrew, which was, at that time, one of the most dangerous communities in Jamaica, made Pastor Bobby McIntosh lose more than half...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The surfacing of an alleged threat against the life of former National Security Minister Robert Montague may very well indicate that the business of gunrunners is being dented, Professor Anthony Clayton, sustainable development professor at the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Patrece Charles, former chief executive officer of the National Parenting Support Commission, has argued that if students transitioning to secondary-school level are to feel comfortable being placed at non-traditional high schools, the Government...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After being sold the idea of travelling to the Dominican Republic to work as a teacher at a particular school in the summer of 2017, Alwyn Allen jumped on the opportunity.He told The Gleaner recently that he did an interview at that country's...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), says that action will be taken against member companies if they are found denying Seventh-day Adventists jobs simply because of their faith.Speaking yesterday on the...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cancer Society is calling for local organisations to take advantage of an outreach programme it has embarked on to bring Pap smear testing to women inside their various places of work, study, and worship.Speaking with The Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) passengers are just a couple months away from travelling with free Wi-Fi at their disposal. In anticipation of this development, Neil Lawrence, chief executive officer of Growth Tech Limited, the company that...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Unapologetic about some of the toes she has stepped on in her pieces as Gleaner columnist, notably, a few attacking the raunchiness in the music of the now-incarcerated Vybz Kartel, Esther Tyson has held firm and has successfully launched her first...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A few Kingston College old boys from the class of 1973, have expressed a bit of doubt that the team from North Street, Kingston, will run away with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, which climaxes at the National Stadium...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Feeding a multitude of poor people every week is no easy feat, but 50 years after the dedication of the St Luke's church building in Cross Roads, Kingston, the leaders of that church remain committed to the task of uplifting less fortunate...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The lessons of embracing and supporting family have not vacated the hearts of members of a Kingston College (KC) group who graduated in 1973. That is what motivated some of them to return to the institution yesterday to donate $1 million to help...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness's proposal in Parliament on Tuesday that local dons be put on "watch lists" and intensely surveilled has received backing from Anthony Clayton, professor of sustainable development at the University of the West Indies."...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Embassy of Japan in St Andrew on Tuesday enabled the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) to become the first local health entity to offer cardiac ambulance services through a donation of two specialised ambulances.Costing approximately J$10...

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