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Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Wolmer's Boys' School administration is defending its decision to charge students a total of $5,000 for their Career Day and luncheon package, which will be held in April.A letter that The Gleaner received from a disgruntled parent showed that...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown, who are all facing manslaughter charges arising from the 2014 beating death of Kamoza Clarke, are now slated to reappear before the Trelawny Circuit...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces.On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home.The situation...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Gleaner Reporter

A critical provision in the long-awaited, far-reaching legislation addressing occupational safety and health at the workplace gives a worker the right to refuse to carry out duties where safety or health is threatened at the workplace."A worker may...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Established on Emancipation Day, August 1, 1838 and later to become the childhood church of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the St Ann's Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early yesterday morning, leaving losses valued at millions of...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing six people, including four children, has painted two of his alleged victims as drug dealers who had discussions about a large cocaine shipment with two men on the day they were killed.McLean acknowledged...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:55 AMPaul Clarke

Just the mention of the word rape and several taxi operators react with scorn. They say it is one of the most hateful criminal acts being perpetrated on females, reasoning that imposter taxi drivers should be weeded out of the system and...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:32 AMAdrian Frater

  WESTERN BUREAU: It was a mixture of anger and grief in Brown’s Lane in Granville, St. James yesterday, as while some residents were mourning the brutal murder of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, others were lamenting the fact that they...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is to be legal wrangling over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), as Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has signalled that he will be taking the law to the Constitutional Court for it to be struck down.Phillips, also People's...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is reporting more promising evidence in the search for oil in Jamaica's waters.The PCJ said a geological study it recently conducted with the integrated geoscience company, CGG Robertson of the United...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At least 204 persons have been killed since the start of the year, a 17 per cent increase when compared with the corresponding period last year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).This percentage hike...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we present the first in a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.The ecological space we call Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Seriously concerned about the future of her education, Bianca Gardener, eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School in St Andrew, is beseeching the authorities to put an end to the violence wreaking havoc across Jamaica for the...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The education ministry is assisting the police in conducting a psychological assessment of the 17-year-old student of Wolmer's Boys' School who was taken into custody for questioning yesterday over alleged threats of violence and murder against...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health is pushing to provide more than 1,700 men who have sex with men (MSM) with HIV testing and counselling services during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Up to December 2017, close to 400 MSM were engaged in the programme."Targets...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The head of the Clarendon police, Superintendent David White, has delivered an ominous warning to residents of Longville Park, as one of the most wanted criminals in the parish was cut down in a confrontation with cops."Start trusting the police and...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine division and caretaker for the Eastern St Andrew constituency, is adamant that a swift move must be made to halt the practice of local officials appealing to criminal elements to put down...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Certified Integrative nutrition health coach Meisha-Gaye Mattis Wilson says it is critical that Jamaicans take their well-being seriously, indicating that the society is currently experiencing a "health crisis".Wilson had the attention of her...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will, this year, take additional steps to transform the organisation from a regulatory and enforcement agency into a trade facilitator.The Bureau will also pursue capacity-building exercises; targeted marketing...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) will officially hand over to the Ministry of Health, this year, the Cancer Care Centres at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James and the St Joseph's Hospital in Kingston.A little more than $1.9 billion will be...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, says the Government is strengthening its capacity to investigate and prosecute cases of human trafficking.She said that traffickers are coming up with new ways every day to carry out...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has commended outgoing ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he has played in raising the profile of bilateral relations and securing meaningful cooperation to positively...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as "wicked", the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons' accounts under the...

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