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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Assistant Commissioner of Police Assan Thompson, who heads the branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) mandated to investigate internal disciplinary matters, wants more authority to move after corrupt cops.Thompson last week argued that the...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Head of the Court of Enquiry in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Gladys Brown-Ellis, has expressed concern about what the "shoddy investigations" coming to her office regarding suspected breaches by members of the force.The Court...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

The violence in August Town, St Andrew, has left students at the University of the West Indies Mona campus and the University of Technology in fear, even though they know they are not the targets of the criminals.In Mandeville, Manchester, students...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 200 children who have committed sexual offences in the past two years have been spared criminal charges as a result of a diversion programme that was introduced by the Ministry of Justice.According to police records, 104 adolescents were...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

United States Baptist minister Steven Anderson has blasted Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches.The Reverend Karen Kirlew will be sworn in as the president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), the Reverend Dr Devon Dick, has again decried the high levels of lawlessness and social disorder in the island.According to Dick, there is rank incivility among Jamaicans that includes rudeness...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

The scars across 20-year-old Jadene Wilson's body are like magnets, attracting questions that force her to reflect on the March 24, 2017 bloody rampage at Moncrieffe's Patio Shop on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.Justice Martin Gayle last Thursday...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gillpin

For decades, women have outnumbered men in the pews of most Jamaican churches, but the top echelons of the local Christian community have remained the sole domain of the males. Not anymore.When the Reverend Karen Kirlew takes office as the first...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:After being rebuilt following destruction by fire in the late 19th century, the Methodist Church in Jamaica has again committed to rebuilding the St Ann's Bay Church, which was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning.The building and...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is moving to position the country's state-owned oil refinery as one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the region, declared Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said that Petrojam Limited would be upgraded to supply the energy...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Science, Technology and Energy Andrew Wheatley has said that he would hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam,...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.The coast fronts the sea, but the coastal zone is...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The zone of special operations (ZOSO) did not put a damper on Jamaica Day activities in schools in Denham Town, Kingston, yesterday. In fact, principals believe that the presence of the security forces enhanced safety and order at the institutions....

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

It was as if Christmas was in the air in August Town, St Andrew, when residents returned home on Wednesday night to see street lights, which had either been shot out by gunmen or had just gone bad. The lights once again shone brightly after the...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has called for a detailed review of the application of Involution Limited, the South African company that bought the controlling interests of Caricel Jamaica.Addressing the bi-weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

School officials at Mona High School are now hoping for the best for two students and a teacher who were injured in an explosion at the institution on Thursday.The explosion has triggered an investigation by the Ministry of Education and the Matilda...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Child traffickers now face up to 20 years in prison, which is double the previous maximum penalty under the Child Care and Protection Act.The Senate passed companion bills yesterday to amend the Trafficking in Persons and the Child Care and...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Snow Hill, Portland:An unbearable stench, which is further compounded by rat infestation, is causing havoc in the lives of two returning residents who are forced to endure the illegal dumping of garbage near their house in the community of Snow Hill...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lack of adequate psychiatric services in Jamaica for children and the fact that many parents are too caught up in their professions have been cited by consultant psychiatrist Dr E. Anthony Allen as major contributing factors to youth harbouring...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Office administration, English literature, principles of accounts, information technology, and social studies were some of the subjects that recorded the highest level of absenteeism for the January sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Examination...

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

The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee on Wednesday fulfilled its commitment to the Randolph Lopez School of Hope, handing over $450,000 to the institution that specialises in preparing mentally challenged individuals to function in a...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.Where does our drinking water come from? Why? The...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Longstanding suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which is believed to be ill-equipped and outdated to deal with current realities, be disbanded and reconstituted have been dismissed as a "utopian dream" by National Security...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that the country will bestow a significant honour on his predecessor and mentor, Edward Seaga, for his sterling contribution to the development and modification of a range of national institutions.His...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing four children and two women, has admitted that on the day of the slayings, he took a 12-inch knife, a chopper, a machete, a pitch fork, and a hoe from his home and placed them in his motor car. McLean,...

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