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Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Jamaica Government has been lauded for the island’s economic recovery, describing its fiscal performance as an example to other Caribbean nations facing economic hardship, an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: With youth unemployment still a major social concern facing the region, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has strategically been lending money to countries to set up technical and vocational education and training (TVET...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Already faced with a potentially crippling workload, government employed forensic pathologists are accusing medical facilities of withholding or redacting portions of patients’ medical records, which they say could help them in arriving at a cause...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former gangster yesterday revealed that he came forward to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang because they had wiped out much of his family and were on a quest to hunt him down to kill him. He said that his...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:54 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The chilling details of two incidents where alleged King Valley gang members forcibly had sex with women were yesterday outlined by a Crown witness, who admitted that he was more than a spectator when the attacks occurred. According to the witness...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland-based King Valley gang terrorised the citizens of Grange Hill and its environs, carrying out contract killings, rapes, and a string of bike robberies, leaving unsuspecting victims in fear, according to a Crown witness. The witness...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A hotel employee who was sent on nearly four years’ suspension without pay by the Iberostar Rose Hall and subsequently sacked when he returned to work yesterday is appealing the decision of the St James-based resort to boot him. When Marlon McLeod...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:45 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The swagger may slow to a shuffle and the piercing eyes fade to a squint. Tesha Miller will be a grey-haired old man, aged almost 80, when he walks out of prison, a humbling blow delivered by the State to the Jamaican mafia boss whose Clansman Gang...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:50 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

When nine-year-old Naylia Lewis complained about a slight headache last week Monday, little did her mother, Kerry Ann Davis, know that the next few days would be her daughter’s last. Lewis died on Saturday from what was presumed to be severe dengue...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:33 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With witness absence cited as a key cause behind the prosecution’s cases crumbling, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has called for the ramping up of a campaign to get more inmates to plea-bargain, a win-win for the individual...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With his eyes now fixed on the St Catherine East Central seat, Dr Winston De La Haye has rejected assertions that his affiliation with the People’s National Party (PNP) influenced his work as chief medical officer when he served in the post under...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Although this is the first time that 24-year-old Shaquille Medley will be travelling overseas, what he will be required to do may not be entirely foreign to him as he currently helps his father to do farming on the plains of St Elizabeth, where he...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:53 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Minutes after midnight on Wednesday while many Jamaicans celebrated the start of the new year, journalist William Mitchell was in hospital nursing a gunshot wound, resulting from a stray bullet, which came through his roof, hitting him in the chest...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:38 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The hunt is now on for a new chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) following Tuesday’s retirement of Dorothy Pine-McLarty after more than six years in the post. Pine-McLarty was first made an ECJ independent commissioner in 2006...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Teachers’ Association President Owen Speid is lamenting the make-up of several school boards across the country, saying that political activists are sometimes stymieing operations and using their power to bully teachers in the public...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Emancipated! That’s how Samantha McKenzie felt as she bared her soul and body to the night sky over New Kingston’s Emancipation Park in the last minutes of Christmas on Wednesday, disrobing herself at the foot of the iconic Redemption Song monument...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite the increased accessibility of effective medications on the local market to help people manage heart-related illness, many are still opting to use alternative medicine as their only form of treatment, according to consultant cardiologist Dr...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Cardiovascular disease accounts for an average of 30 per cent of deaths in Jamaica annually, and according to at least one medical professional, the situation will worsen to epidemic proportions if locals do not adopt a healthier lifestyle....

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:55 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having served the Department of Literatures in English at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, for 32 years, the late Dr Victor Chang will be remembered for his sharp wit and no-nonsense approach. Chang died last Friday morning, aged 74....

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has confirmed reports that the 12-year-old girl that a man was this week caught having sex with is a ward of the State. In a statement on Thursday evening, the CPFSA also confirmed that the...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:40 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Sarah Kleven’s “jaw hit the ground” when she received an email on Wednesday informing her that she was among 50 teachers shortlisted internationally for the ‘world’s most dedicated teacher’ award. The Dedicated Teacher Awards are given by the...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:41 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is predicting that in 2020 the island will experience a similar drought to this year’s, which ushered in the imposition of a prohibition order by the National Water Commission (NWC) as several sections of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:34 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With only one in every eight places of amusement in the Corporate Area being compliant with fire safety regulations, there are fears that members of the public are unknowingly putting their safety at serious risk as they attend events in the nation...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of National Security is insisting that the procurement guidelines were followed when it awarded two contracts to affiliate companies of Stewart’s Automotive Group to supply the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with new vehicles. This...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The RJRGLEANER Group has vowed to appeal a Supreme Court award of $19.5 million in damages to People’s National Party councillors Michael Troupe and Sylvan Reid who had filed separate suits for defamation, false imprisonment, and malicious...

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