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Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Three men, who the police have labelled as major players in the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested in an operation carried out in the Coral Spring community in Trelawny by the Lottery Scam Task Force.However, while the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Latest national statistics reveal that motorcyclists account for almost 25 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, with Westmoreland once again heading the list with 20 deaths.Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Kameika Robinson, the 17-year-old student from The Queen's School, has dominated the regional rankings for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) History Unit 1 examinations for the 2017-2018 academic year.From a cohort of hundreds of...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There was overwhelming gratitude for the generosity of the Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation (SCSF) after eight children who suffered from scoliosis benefited extensively from corrective surgeries at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC).Dr...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Three youth groups across the island will receive funding for the renovation of three basic schools under the Volunteer Project Competition.The 2018 staging of the competition, part of activities to mark Youth Month, was officially launched on...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Petrojam said that it has now received the US$370,000 that was owed by Aegean Marine Petroleum for products delivered on November 4.Agean has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States.The Opposition had raised questions that amid the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal information about people from North America was at the centre of testimony given during the Tommy Lee Sparta lottery scam trial in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday.Detective Corporal Campbell told prosecuting attorney Sophia...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 10-year-old St Theresa Prep School student, who witnessed the murder of her mother yesterday morning, is to receive counselling. The child is currently in the care of a relative.Forty-six-year-old sales representative Nadine Brown of Edward Road...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that upgrading work on Mandela Highway, which spans St Andrew and St Catherine, is 89 per cent complete.The US$64 million Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction project involves road construction...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has said the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. Those include a slowdown in global growth, the fading impact from tax cuts and the cumulative...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:10 PM

Counselling is to be arranged for the 10-year-old St Theresa Prep School student who witnessed  the murder of her mother this morning. She is currently in the care of a relative. Forty-six-year-old sales representative Nadine Brown of...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 11:46 AM

Telecommunications company FLOW Jamaica has reportedly agreed to seek an adjournment of its court action against the National Works Agency and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to seek remedy for the displacement and financial loss...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Windrush scandal engulfing Theresa May's United Kingdom government is a major self-made embarrassment because of its hostile environment immigration policy, according to Dr Desmond Jaddoo, co-chairman for the United Kingdom (UK) political...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Demar Scott, the man who was arrested and charged with allegedly raping two female American visitors at gunpoint at the RIU Reggae Hotel in Montego Bay, had his case transferred from the St James Parish Court to the Western Regional...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Once Jamaica's most important investor country, Britain's investment interest in Jamaica diminished in recent decades, with Spain and China taking over that role. However, a second British wave is about to burst on to the horizon, according to High...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seven months after tourism minister Edmund Bartlett led a delegation of tourism officials into a meeting with senior executives of LATAM Airlines Group at their headquarters in, Santiago, Chile, the airline has announced that it will operate three...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

There are serious concerns about the high level of mental illness among youth, spurring a plea for targeted interventions in schools. This was the resolution put forward by Danielle Jonas, junior councillor for the Allman Town division, at a mock...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica needs to desist from its practice of excessive borrowing if the country is to grow economically, stressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness.He made this declaration yesterday during a National Competitiveness Council Meeting, held at the Office...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The stoic Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown's facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The ministry of Education is to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to provide funeral assistance for the three students who died tragically along the Rose Hall main road on Tuesday.Education minister Ruel Reid...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Born to a poor family in Manchester, from as young as three years old, the crack of dawn on Saturdays always found Chevano Baker journeying to Christiana Market with his parents to sell dry goods to secure money for school.It is this colourful 15-...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A year and a half after its establishment, the Caribbean Maritime Merchant Marine Cadet Corps (CMMC), the newest uniform group in high schools in Jamaica and an operational arm of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), is already showing signs of...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years, and while there has been an explosion of initiatives...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The much-anticipated committal hearing for Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the teacher charged in connection with the death of a student at the Anchovy Primary School in St James, was put off until December 5, when she appeared in the St James...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The safety and care of more than 50 residents of the more than 100-year-old Hanover Infirmary in Lucea, Hanover, is now under greater scrutiny. Thanks to the use of the latest technology, they are now being monitored by 16 closed-...

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