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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The nearly 1,000 unattached young Jamaicans who graduated from the first edition of the yearlong Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) have walked through the door of opportunity after gaining a raft of new skills that could make them job-ready...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:47 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A major demand locally and internationally for young people who are trained and certified in event production has given birth to M-Academy, a brainchild of Main Event Entertainment Group Limited (MEEGL), in partnership with the Jamaica Social...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the Ocean Towers complex in downtown Kingston say they are being inconvenienced as the push to breathe new life into the capital has seen their tranquil nights on the waterfront turn into a nightmarish hell as partygoers regularly...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Senior Superintendent of Police Clive Blair is blaming migratory criminals for a 45.8 per cent increase in murders in the St Catherine South Police Division which he leads. The latest police statistics indicate that the division has recorded 35...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:30 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The police have made an arrest in connection with Saturday’s brazen gun attack in New Kingston in which a man was killed and another shot and injured. The incident, which happened about 2:30 in the afternoon, took place on the Grenada Crescent...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tension is brewing between a St Andrew church and an elderly couple living on a neighbouring property, which they both claim the deceased owner left to them, as a legal battle looms on the horizon. The distressed couple and their attorney are...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Patients at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew have been driving home the message of how dangerous driving on the nation’s roadways can crush big dreams. The Gleaner toured the facility with Health Minister Dr Christopher...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand talk-show host and noted immigration attorney Ronald Mason passed away peacefully at his home in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, yesterday after a two-year battle with colorectal cancer. Mason, a sceptic of CARICOM and some of its associated...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In an attempt to salvage pride following anti-gay chants aimed at Kingston College (KC), which were captured on video, Calabar High head boy Andre McKenzie and seven other students trekked from Red Hills Road to North Street yesterday to officially...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Christopher Tufton has sounded the warning that stricter regulations on foods high in trans and saturated fats and sodium, as well as for tobacco and alcohol products, are on the horizon. “When we talk about lifestyle issues, I...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said a US$100-million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank will facilitate a number of upgrades in the public health sector, including facilitating the provision of telemedicine. Speaking at the...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Although confirming reports of gunfire in the St Andrew South police division on Sunday, acting commanding officer, Superintendent Aaron Fletcher, told The Gleaner yesterday that he is not “in a position to attribute it to the killing of ‘Oney...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than a third of food eaten globally depends on natural pollinators – especially bees – for a successful harvest. And with honeybees dying at an alarmingly high rate in the United States since 2006, the more than a decade-long die-off could put...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that there is enough medication available to treat cases of influenza A (H1N1) and other flu viruses in the island. Speaking with The Gleaner last night, Tufton indicated that the strong strain of the...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Calabar High School physics teacher who last week went public with allegations that he was assaulted by two of the school’s top athletes says that despite criticism being levelled at him on social media that he wanted to tarnish the future of...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:40 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

West Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament (MP) Juliet Cuthbert Flynn faced the heat yesterday as a team of medical and legal experts made their contribution to the debate on a motion she moved to have the Government to decriminalise abortion and...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Businessman John Mahfood says a scramble is now under way to protect earnings at his St Andrew supermarket, Shoppers Delite, because the Government rushed to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, without putting measures in place to meet high...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High School’s acting principal, Calvin Rowe, has fired back at physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, accusing the educator of attempting to overstep his boundaries in wanting to dictate what punishment should be meted out to track stars DeJour...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Scientific and technical abilities of countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa could receive a major boost through the appointment of The University of the West Indies’ Professor Anthony Clayton as chairman of the Social and...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A marathon meeting of the Jamaica College board, which finished late last night, ended in a stalemate as executives were warned that they did not have the authority to fire Ruel Reid as principal even as some senior members want to set the...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Public sector worker, Rahja Harrison, employed to the Accountant General’s Department, is hopeful that opinions and ideas that will spring out of the inaugural staging of the Public Sector Debate Competition will spark action at the highest levels...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Government’s tax cuts have been hailed by chief executive officer of Jamaican Teas, John Mahfood, as a good move, but the businessman said yesterday evening that it was inadequate to boost the personal financial well-being of the majority of...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:33 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite a gesture of reconciliation towards Buju Banton, his son Mark Myrie Jr has implored the dancehall star to be a better father. The two were allegedly involved in an altercation two days before Banton’s major Long Walk to Freedom concert at...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:33 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

An apparent scam forced the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday to accommodate the registration of thousands of young people from across the island who responded to a WhatsApp hoax that was being circulated. Daily, the JDF invites 80 to 120...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is now left up to Mark Myrie Jr to obtain a medical report to substantiate his claim that he was physically assaulted by his father, Mark Myrie Sr, popularly known as Buju Banton, before the police can decide if any charges should be laid....

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