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Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Stony Hill community has been plunged into mourning after a 15-year-old boy died in bizarre circumstances on Thursday, suffering a broken neck as he tried to flee a gun attack at a late-night party. Principal of Stony Hill Technical High, Eric...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) says its student leaders are facing resistance from some institutions that deny them the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. Everton Rattray, president of JUTS, said that the union...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Gordon House was in session yesterday, but instead of the elected representatives, young people from Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey vigorously debated issues of national concern, including abortion reform, climate change and youth violence...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:46 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The security forces will, over the next eight weeks, beef up their presence on the streets in a bid to maintain law and order during the Yuletide season, the Government has said. Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang sought to assure both...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Academic Staff Union yesterday agreed to go back to work after nearly two weeks of strike action over the non-payment of retroactive salaries caused a massive disruption to teaching schedules at the...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:36 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The developers of a site along Wellington Drive in St Andrew are seeking to dampen the fears of motorists and residents about a crane at the location being a potential hazard. Residents and motorists had previously expressed concern over the crane...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The academic staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) have still not accepted the latest $400-million interim offer to pay a portion of retroactive salaries owed to them, but there is optimism that there could be a breakthrough with...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education is hopeful that a proposed interim payout of $400 million in retroactive wages will cool the wrath of striking academic staff at the University of Technology (UTech) who have ground classes to a halt for seven days,...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Their furrowed brows and frowning faces told it all. One hour. Two. Three. And even more. The weight of delay took a toll on customs brokers, deliverymen and other customers as they endured the gruelling wait to collect goods at the Port of...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Construction of a multistorey apartment complex in the upscale Dillsbury Avenue community has been ordered halted by the Supreme Court, with a stay being granted against the building permits issued by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With more than 11,000 Jamaicans being made homeless as a result of fire over a five-year period, firefighters are ramping up a safety-and-awareness campaign to reduce the incidence of blazes that cause death, displacement, and trauma. The...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Kingston Eastern police are appealing to the Government for more resources to combat rising crime in the violence-plagued division. During a visit by National Security Minister Horace Chang to Vineyard Town yesterday, area commander, Assistant...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Even while librarians are seeing reduced foot traffic at physical locations, they remain upbeat about the future with a boom in online engagement and an increase in the number of foreigners visiting the island to access local archives. “Of sorts,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 8:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Confidence in a state of emergency (SOE) in the violence-plagued St Andrew South Police Division was shaken yesterday amid a spate of six murders in 48 hours in a low-income section near Olympic Way. Wails of “comprehensive blood covering...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:54 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Four children who were removed from a vessel transporting what is believed to be illegal migrants are now in state care, pending further investigations by local authorities. The Gleaner understands that the boat, which is believed to have been...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Students at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have welcomed news of a reduction in tuition fees across all faculties mere hours after the arrest of the president of the institution, Professor Fritz Pinnock, along with four other persons, in a...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Stray cows belonging to cattle herders with sprawling farms along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew have been causing nightmares for motorists who traverse the roadway after dark. The Gleaner understands that there have been at least two near...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The management at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) says it has repaired the damage caused by years of poor industrial relations at the State’s garbage-collection agency. Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, they...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After 80 years of it attaining an international standard and approximately one year after a multimillion-dollar crash-simulation exercise, the first of its kind in Jamaica, the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is now certified for...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

If the management and board at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) have their way, party promoters will soon need to secure a solid waste permit before they can host events in Jamaica. In a move geared at holding promoters...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A tense calm hung over the Mountain View Road area yesterday in the vicinity of Baron Road, where gangsters engaged in a fierce gunbattle between Thursday night and Friday morning. Some residents say the flare-up is believed to be as a result of...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A crane being used at a construction site along Wellington Drive in St Andrew has been lifting tension sky high as residents of the area and motorists traversing the roadway express safety concerns. “Up to Tuesday, I drove up there and said, ‘What...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As its drivers withdrew their services to protest the killing of a colleague and death threats reportedly made to other workers, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has appealed for calm. The transport sector in the Corporate Area...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Local corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) says the recent findings in the Global Corruption Barometer underline the serious challenges that Jamaica and the wider Caribbean must confront in combating corruption more effectively. If...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was a ‘WOW’ affair at the National Arena yesterday for the 81st annual conference of the People’s National Party (PNP) as energised Comrades vowed to “work, organise, and win” the next general election. Bright orange-clad party supporters were...

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