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Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least one attorney-at-law has described as “significant” a decision by a High Court judge to allow for the polling of jurors when the trial of reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, Tesha Miller, begins tomorrow. “Certainly, it...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The simultaneous construction of several high-rise buildings across the Corporate Area has raised concerns among members of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ), who are calling on the Government to present a clear plan for...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The deployment of hundreds of police personnel under a plethora of states of emergency has hamstrung investigations into praedial larceny, sapping faith in the ability of the security forces to put the brakes on the $5-billion hit to agriculture, a...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

St Elizabeth-based farmer Shawn Taylor was shocked in November 2018 when he turned up to his farm one Wednesday morning to discover that three of his goats had been killed by dogs. The 50-year-old, who is also a fisherman, told The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:44 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Contractors have grown wary of bidding for contracts in inner-city communities across the island because of security concerns, says Lenworth Kelly, president of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ). Kelly said that...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the White Marl Small Industrial Complex in St Catherine as the impending divestment of the warehouse facility may force the relocation or closure of several businesses, some of which have been operating there for...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:36 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite ongoing states of emergency in six parishes, car thefts have climbed by 32 per cent, raising concerns among insurers that have to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in compensation. But those statistics are startlingly lower...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For Manning’s School student Afrecia Samuels, being recognised as one of three top students in the region for agricultural science in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams came as a surprise. The 19-year-old student, who...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The athletics programme at Calabar High School yesterday received a boost with the opening of the Vincent Lawrence Gymnasium on the institution’s compound in St Andrew. Named in honour of Calabar old boy and celebrated public servant Dr Vincent...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least one local expert has lauded an assertion by urban planner Dr Pedro Ortiz that there can be no sustainable “real mass transit” between Jamaica’s cities and chief towns without the revival of an efficient railway system. Director at...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Pressure continues to mount on the Government to give greater insight into a new security deal brokered with Washington last Wednesday that replaces a landmark electronic surveillance memorandum of understanding (MOU), which has reportedly been...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:05 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Small Chinese businesses have come under the microscope of the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Chief Food Storage Inspector Maxine Hoffman says these businesses...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is stumped by Tuesday’s revelation by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that the Supreme Court had ruled that Operation Anthem – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memoranda...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Questions are being raised about the legality of extraditions that took place between 2004 and 2010 under Operation ANTHEM – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States and United Kingdom...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung was yesterday freed of all 11 sexual assault charges in relation to a woman who accused him of having sex with her over a nine-year period, beginning in 1976 when she was 13 years old. Chung, 78, was...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has thrown its support behind the proposed plan by the leadership of the party to get youth involved in national development. PNP President Dr Peter Philips has suggested using the education...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Without the main witness, believed dead, to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Dexter Street Gang, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has indicated that the case would not succeed. The alleged gangsters –...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite more than a decade of aggressive lobbying to protect Brand Jamaica internationally, there is resistance from other nations profiting from the use of the country’s name. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, LilyClaire Bellamy, executive...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief technical director of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), Robin Sykes, has said that members of the Constabulary Financial Unit (CFU), comprising police personnel, arrested and charged former Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Justice is hoping to create a searchable online platform through which Jamaica’s laws can be easily accessed by the public. “So currently, if you need to find the laws of Jamaica, they are provided online on the Minstry of Justice...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Upgrading the effluent holding facilities at the Windalco plant in St Catherine may lessen the likelihood of caustic waste finding its way into the Rio Cobre, an executive at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has suggested. Last...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Stung by defeat after a weeklong legal battle with the St James Municipal Corporation, gay-rights lobbyist Maurice Tomlinson has vowed to reapply for permission to host a controversial forum after losing on a “technicality”. The Court of Appeal...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A gender-rights advocate has bemoaned the sentencing of Pastor Kenneth Blake, who, in July, pleaded guilty to having sex with a person under 16 years old. Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church on Slipe Pen Road in St Andrew, was...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The St James Municipal Corporation is now claiming that it did not withdraw permission from gay- rights group Montego Bay Pride from having a forum on same-sex marriage at the western city’s cultural centre. Attorney-at-law Georgia Gibson-Henlin,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:54 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to allay concerns about Jamaica’s economic prospects following the release of a recent survey that showed a dip in business and consumer confidence. The business confidence index in the third quarter fell by...

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