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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Proving to Jamaicans that good things can come out of being incarcerated, 16 females from the Fort Augusta Women's Adult Correctional Facilities, now located on South Camp Road, St Andrew, excelled in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The growing trend of robots taking over jobs now occupied by humans, as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will in no way render local engineers useless, according to vice-president of marketing at the Jamaica Institute of Engineers' (JIE...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in all but one parish reported yesterday that they felt a minor earthquake.In a statement yesterday, the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, inSt Andrew, confirmed that the island had experienced an earthquake...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission, Trisha Williams-Singh, is adamant that the parents of the embattled boys from Calabar High School in St Andrew who were to start fifth form earlier this month should move their boys elsewhere.After...

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

More professional than international company Uber is how Olivia Lindsay describes her newly opened 876 On The Go taxi company, which now offers safe and customer-friendly transportation to Jamaicans.Alongside Transport Minister Robert Montague,...

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

When the deadly Hurricane Gilbert began ravaging Jamaica 30 years ago today, the capacity to accurately predict the path and strength of major storms was inferior then to what exists now.Despite some difficulty, head of the Weather Branch, Kareen...

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

Police personnel and residents had to scamper for cover yesterday evening in the Swallowfield area in St Andrew, as gunmen challenged lawmen in a gunfight.Last night's melee is said to have stemmed from a police killing of a teenager on Bundy Lane...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The JN Foundation paid tribute on Sunday to 37 boys and girls who have earned the right to become JN scholars, following stellar performances in March's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).This was the final sitting of GSAT. It has been...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's military surveillance capabilities have been receiving vast upgrade, according to Colonel Radgh Mason of the Jamaica Defence Force, who has said the island is getting better at collaborating with other nations to stem transnational crime....

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The permeation of the 'Willie Lynch phenomenon' is one of the main reasons why good governance is lacking in Jamaica, insisted Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), during a Gleaner Editors' Forum yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tarrant Primary School in St Andrew has convinced Education Minister Ruel Reid that it is set and ready to attack the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) this school year, following a visit to the institution yesterday."Tarrant was one of the schools that...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Traffic changes across the Corporate Area that were anticipated to cause mayhem yesterday, as most schools reopened for the new academic year, have received a passing grade from National Works Agency (NWA) Communications Manager Stephen Shaw.During...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

National Works Agency Communications Manager Stephen Shaw is optimistic that the new traffic changes now in effect throughout the Corporate Area will work well as schools reopen today. However, he is asking that persons be mindful of their behaviour...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew, the Reverend Devon Dick, has made an appeal to the leaders of the nation, including the Opposition, to ensure they work towards improving the quality of life for all citizens."There are persons who...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Ahead of the start of the new school year, the People's National Party (PNP) is pointing out some of the concerns it has with the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), among other issues with the education sector.During a press briefing yesterday at the party...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Small businesses along Red Hills Road, St Andrew, are reeling from the negative impact the recent upsurge in violence is having on them.Pointing out that there are too many idle hands in the communities in the area, they are demanding that the...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Scores of adults and children from east Kingston on Sunday received free health checks and back-to-school goodies, made available by United States-based non-profit organisation Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS).The health fair and back-to-...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tension between Park and 100 lanes off Red Hills Road in St Andrew has triggered several deaths in the area within the past two weeks and has left member of parliament for St Andrew North Central, Karl Samuda, fearing a derailment of redevelopment...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After almost two years of relative peace, long-time rivals in Park Lane and 100 Lane off Red Hills Road in St Andrew have resumed their feud, leaving innocent residents fearful and looking to flee.The deadly violence resumed last Tuesday when 37-...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Citizens who sign up for the witness protection programme must follow the rules set down by the experts in order to have their safety guaranteed, attorney Peter Champagnie has said."All in all, it is a good programme, and it ought to be encouraged....

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The construction of a new combined energy plant in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, is poised to help improve Jamaica's energy security. At the same time, the economic and cultural exchange benefits have sparked enthusiasm among workers.Of the 608...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Attorney Tom Tavares-Finson has raised concerns about revelations in an article carried in The Sunday Gleaner yesterday, which focused on the plight of a juror in entertainer Vybz Kartel's 2014 murder trial, who has since been placed on the witness...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A reduction in serious and violent crimes so far this year, over last year, has been attributed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to being the direct result of Government's secret crime strategy. But Milton Tomlinson of the Peace Management...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica receives high volumes of rainfall at various periods annually, but Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has lamented that many parts of the island continue to experience water shortages...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,...

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