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Grammy-winning American superstar R Kelly has been offered bail in the sum of US$1 million. The bail offer came during a brief court appearance in the city of Chicago, in the United States (US) one day after the R & B singer was charged with 10...

Popular music promoter ‘Roy Fowl’ or ‘Father Fowl’ was shot and killed near Half Way Tree, in St Andrew last night. ‘Roy Fowl’, real name Owen Clarke, 62, was the leader of an international drug ring for several...

Orange-clad supporters of the People’s National Party are among hundreds of mourners who have turned out to pay their last respect to slain Member of Parliament for Portland East Dr Lynvale Bloomfield at his thanksgiving service being held in...

Opposition Senator Damion Crawford is being considered as the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the upcoming by-election in Portland East. The Gleaner understands that the PNP hierarchy and Crawford have been in talks....

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies defeated England by 26 runs in the second One-Day International at Kensingston Oval to level the five-match series at 1-1.   Scores:  WEST INDIES 289 for six off 50 overs (...

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Exciting left-hander Shimron Hetmyer stroked his fourth one-day hundred as West Indies overcame a mid-innings stutter to leave England with 290 to win the second One-Day International here Friday. The 22-...

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies, sent in by England, reached 289 for six off their 50 overs, in the second One-Day International at Kensington Oval here Friday. Scores: WEST INDIES 289 for six off 50 overs (Shimron Hetmyer...

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued 29 licences to 23 persons since the Authority’s inception.  According to Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Trade and Investment Manager, Logistics and Infrastructure Don...

Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of playwright and cultural practitioner Aston Cooke. Cooke died today. “The news of Aston’s passing on this Jamaica Day is a blow for us all...

Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday’s charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-...

Government senators have voted to proceed with a debate today on legislation that would allow Jamaica to retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in Petrojam. The Bill was tabled in the Senate this morning, days after it was passed in the Lower House on Tuesday.

Opposition Senators are now seeking to suspend approval of the proposed legislation that would allow Jamaica to retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in Petrojam. The Bill was tabled in the Senate today, days after it was passed in the Lower...

Playwright and co-franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World Aston Cooke has died. Reports reaching The Gleaner are that Cooke’s body was found this morning at his St Andrew house. Cooke had been unwell for some time. Details of...

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter says the country’s macroeconomic prospects “remain positive as the indicators and outputs continue to show signs of recovery. “Foreign reserves are above the level deemed adequate and...

LONDON, CMC – The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British Overseas Territories, including those in the Caribbean, to legitimise same-sex marriages.   In addition, the Committee believes that the British government...

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travellers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the...

The Government will be spending $1 billion to assist with the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The funds, which have been allotted in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, will facilitate increased access to financing...

The Government is to begin 17 infrastructure projects in targeted communities during the upcoming fiscal year under the Poverty Reduction Programme IV. These include construction, expansion and rehabilitation of police stations, schools, health and...

HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The move sets up a fight that could...

The Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has called for a suspension of deportations to Jamaica until the Home Office has published its investigation into the Windrush scandal. At an emotional meeting of relatives of people...

The local scientist is supporting the Health Ministry in seeking to assure members of the public that they have nothing to fear with the expected release of half a million sterile male mosquitoes starting March 2020.
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