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Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The imposition of life sentences on the four men convicted of the 2011 murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter has given closure to at least one family member who believes “justice has been served in this one”. Adrian Campbell, 37, and...

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

The Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine is over the next five years hoping to double the number of government-employed forensic pathologists, through an already-established scholarship programme, to ease the burden on its current staff...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The parish Court bailiff tasked with executing a warrant for committal on Jamaican cricketer-turned-politician Daren Powell has said that after several futile efforts to find him, the documents were returned to the attorney with instructions on...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Port Royal who may be homeless for Christmas are making last-minute pleas for more time to relocate from Foreshore Road as bulldozers are expected to demolish at least nine houses and three businesses at the seaside town today. The...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Senator Dr André Haughton has described as “bait” a recommendation by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to reduce general consumption tax (GCT) by two percentage points to alleviate the economic burden on Jamaicans. He argued yesterday that the...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The complete rupture of a recently discovered fault line in the Kingston Harbour could generate a 5.8 to 6.9 magnitude earthquake, potentially having serious implications for the capital city located less than five kilometres away, according to a...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:55 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The police have for the past two years failed to execute a warrant of committal on Jamaican cricketer-turned-politician Daren Powell, who has been held in contempt because of his failure to comply with a 2016 court order. The warrant of committal,...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A seven-member jury is today expected to deliberate on the fate of Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the killing of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers. Before adjourning court yesterday afternoon,...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Georgiana Fraser will on Monday begin her summation of the evidence presented in the trial of Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:42 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite the number of government-employed pathologists doubling in the last three years, each of them is still carrying out 80 per cent more postmortem examinations annually than the globally accepted best practice cap of 250. Two years ago, they...

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