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Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The United States government has responded to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of a Jamaican fisherman, describing it as “untimely and without merit”. The ACLU, on July 12, filed a lawsuit challenging the...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An analysis of figures emerging out of St James is indicating that fewer persons are being detained under the state of public emergency (SOE) declared on April 30. But this has not allayed concerns by Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry, who is...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For at least three students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, their dreams of becoming medical doctors are now closer to reality, following yesterday’s announcement that the Government would be sponsoring an additional 47 students to...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tears of joy filled the eyes of 11-year-old Jude Sang on Monday morning after being surprised by his father, who travelled all the way from Florida to greet him on his first day at Wolmer’s Boys’ School. Jude’s father, Garfield Sang,...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Interim executive director of the Integrity Commission, Colonel Daniel Pryce, has indicated that the recruitment process for permanent appointments to critical posts at the agency has commenced. “We have advertised … and we have got applications,...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Anti-corruption campaigners are calling on legislators to immediately undertake a full review of the Integrity Commission Act following yesterday’s revelation that chairman of the anti-corruption watchdog, retired Court of Appeal judge, Justice...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Members of the local Bar have expressed concern about a soon-to-tabled Bail Act that could see an increase in the amount of time someone can be detained without being charged for a criminal offence. This comes following a statement yesterday from...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:44 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite the debilitating effect that a sleep breathing disorder had on her ability to study, Ardenne High School student Dana Jones beat the odds, going on to attain 10 grade ones in the recent sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

From an average student to now reaching for the stars, outgoing deputy head boy of Denbigh High School, Demoy Lindo, is determined to accomplish his goal of becoming a neurosurgeon after acing six subjects in the recent Caribbean Advanced...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:36 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday said that he is expecting that by the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Parliament will pass the legislation that will make the Bank of Jamaica an independent body capable of setting monetary policy. He...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Inter-American Development Bank country representative for Jamaica Therese Turner-Jones says that the country must change the way it thinks about energy, especially as it takes deliberate steps to diversify its sources of the important resource. “...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having written a number of articles highlighting the achievement of other high school students across the island, the spotlight is now on outgoing deputy head boy of Wolmer’s Boys’ School, David Salmon, who ranked first at the Kingston-based school...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tributes have been pouring in as news of the passing of renowned Jamaican composer and choir director Noel Dexter spread throughout the music fraternity. Dexter, 80, passed away on Sunday. Culture Minister Olivia Grange said she was saddened to...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesperson on Education Ronald Thwaites yesterday called for a clear funding plan for schools where parents are unable to pay auxiliary fees. “The schools cannot do without the money – the contributions that come from parental...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Best known as the man who was at the helm of the University Singers for well over a decade, renowned Jamaican composer and choir director Noel Dexter died yesterday, sending tremors throughout the local music fraternity. Dexter, 80, was director of...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Rashawn Stewart, the outgoing head boy of the St James-based Cornwall College, has said that the declaration of his Mount Salem community as a zone of special operations (ZOSO) has contributed to his success in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:30 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After struggling with mild autism when he was younger, Wolmer’s Boys’ School student Ibrahim Duffus is crediting his recent success in the 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) to his parents, who he said helped him to overcome...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Human-rights group American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) yesterday filed a new lawsuit on behalf of three Jamaican fishermen challenging the constitutionality of the law used to convict them in the United States in October 2017. Their contention...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite a slight decline in the pass rate for students who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), there were improved performances in most subject areas. There were also improved performances in the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean Broadcast Union (CBU) President Gary Allen is urging governments across the region to involve the media in the conversation as they develop policies that may affect the industry as they continue to move into the digital age. “As a new...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The future of the Ray Ray Ground market remains uncertain as the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation explores a number of options, including a relocation of vendors to other nearby markets. This was the revelation by KSAMC CEO Robert Hill...

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

Cultural expert Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper has thrown her support behind Dr André Haughton, who is championing the cause for the removal of the ban on the use of expletives during stage performances. “Jamaican bad words have a quite...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:39 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Integrity Commission has indicated that it has set no timeline by which the summary of the statutory declarations for Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be gazetted despite his publicly expressed desire to see a resolution before the end of...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Demanding a change in mindset, Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, director of the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre at The University of the West Indies, is describing as “cruelty” the way the elderly are being cared for by healthcare professionals...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that he could release his 2018 statutory declarations by the end of the week if the Integrity Commission does not publish the documents. The prime minister made the statement amid mounting pressure for...

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