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Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Before winning a huge portion of the J$301.5 million Super Lotto jackpot on May 11, N. Gray was swimming in debt.However, today she is a multi-millionaire, after officially receiving a cheque for over J$180 million from Supreme Ventures Limited on...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 4:53 PMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The South East Regional Health Authority (SEHRA) has been advertising in the media, seeking replacements for three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) who were sent on leave recently.But Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dayton Campbell...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Added to the air-quality crisis that Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) inSt James has been trying to remedy, administrators at the institution have been stocking up on food items and medical supplies in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A meeting with a four-member technical delegation from Venezuela yesterday to discuss Jamaica's repurchase of that country's 49 per cent shares in Petrojam Limited has sparked the optimism of energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley.Yesterday's meeting is...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Energy Minister Andrew Wheatley says that Jamaica is anxious to finalise the purchasing of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam Limited that is held by Venezuelan company Petroleum of Venezuela.The minister said that although Jamaica owns majority...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital have been sent on leave, pending investigations into the discovery of the improper disposal of the bodies of two neonates last month.The bodies were being stored inside the morgue at the institution...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A programme recently launched by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, geared towards saving teenage mothers from a life of struggle, has received support from University of the West Indies Sustainable Development professor,...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Islamic terrorist group ISIS is virtually dismantled, but a warning has been sounded for Caribbean nations to be on the lookout for members of that and other radical organisations moving in to regroup or expand.The warning came from Earl Harris,...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The long-promised legislation to deal with sexual harassment should get the final nod from the Cabinet shortly before being taken to Parliament, and Minister with responsibility for Gender Affairs Olivia 'Babsy' Grange is encouraging Jamaicans to...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come Labour Day on Wednesday, the process of increasing the number of public schools fitted with ramps to accommodate physically disabled students will begin.Education Minister Ruel Reid said that roughly $50 million has been earmarked for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 3:03 PMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Deacon Peter Espeut has described abortion, whether safe or unsafe, as murder and has asserted that no woman should be given that right.He was commenting on a recent survey finding that 42 per cent of persons polled agreed that women should have the...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The public education sector has received a financial boost through the Japanese Trust Fund to launch the programme of Support for Sustainability of the Education Sector Transformation Plan.A grant of US$500,000 (J$63m), managed by the Inter-American...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motherhood is nothing new to Seckoria Williams, but being the first to give birth to a healthy child on Mother's Day at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine last Sunday - making her a mother of five - was an extra special occasion.Williams gave...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A representative of the Colegio Continental School in the Dominican Republic has denied claims by a Jamaican teacher who last month accused the institution of mistreatment and unfair dismissal.Alwyn Allen complained bitterly to The Gleaner about a...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The privilege of carrying a licensed firearm has been taken from the man who pulled his handgun inside the National Commercial Bank in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last month.In a letter, signed by the board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) on...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

For a great portion of her life, Arlene Bernard, principal of the Maranatha Basic School in Waterhouse, St Andrew, was like a rolling stone, gathering no moss.Along with her mother, grandmother, and siblings, she did not have an assigned place to...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica College sixth-form student Fabian Morris gave reflections at a Child Month service in downtown Kingston on Sunday, he asserted that Jamaica's children continued to die under violent circumstances because evil powers were at work.The...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After placing third in the 2018 Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Competition, Ardenne High School's Assana Thompson is now set to make history by joining first-place winner Nathaniel Stone, of Glenmuir High School at the Scripps National...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Director of the School of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona,Dr Paul Aiken, has warned that if students coming out of tertiary institutions are to become leaders of Jamaica, they must improve their problem-solving skills....

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Parents of Wolmer's Boys' School third-form students, who accompanied their sons to Career Day at the Kingston-based institution yesterday, told The Gleaner that the $5,000 charged for the event was well worth it.One disgruntled parent in February...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Persons who have difficulty functioning properly at home because of excessive and continuous noise next door, caused by insensitive neighbours, can tackle the issue in court."You can sue for nuisance if persons are making noise unreasonably and...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 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:Sunday | April 22, 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:Friday | April 20, 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:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 5:01 PMJason 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...

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