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Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) has announced that it will be introducing a special registration number (SRN) for individuals such as senior citizens, children, and adults who live in state-owned or privately owned homes who have been unable to...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The heartbreak of trying to absorb the shooting death of one of its own was overwhelming for the community of the Church of God of Prophecy, yesterday.On Thursday evening, Pastor James Johnson, who was ordained a minister in 2014 and who served as...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is appealing to Jamaicans to unite in stamping out the abuse of senior citizens, warning that those who persist in taking advantage of this vulnerable group will face harsher sanctions."I...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision, which claimed the lives of two persons one year ago, will have to wait until November 9 for her committal hearing, following which her case...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Harris and Clive McNuff were each fined $50,000 for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA) when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday.The men, who were filmed killing a turtle at 9 Miles in Bull Bay...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more "ordinary" Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that "maybe the time has come" to consider giving "regular,...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has charged that for the past two years, the Government has waived income tax of $780,000 per month for a senior official at the finance ministry.According to Brown, the waiver was for a senior technical director who...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is warning that the management and running of all state entities will come in for intense scrutiny. Following a ringing endorsement of government programmes under the latest bi-annual International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it hopes to have the 28 Jamaican fishermen who are now in Colombia returned to the island this weekend.The men have been in Colombia since last Friday after being rescued following a fire that destroyed their...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An impressive group of buyers and sellers have confirmed their attendance at the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) their from September 23-25.Jamaica's premier tourism industry trade show, hosted annually by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Allan Powell's documentary film entitled Children of the Incursion has made its way into the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which will be held this weekend.Powell is currently in the United States, and, therefore, will not witness his production...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

* Inspector Keith Steele, August Town Police:August Town needs a change in culture of the people, and persons who offer themselves for offices within the community must also be true to the core.* Dr Diana Thorburn, Caribbean Policy Research...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While Montego Bay, St James, currently has 70 functioning closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras under the JamaicaEye security system, project coordinator Emil Holgate says that another 300 are to be installed in the...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Dean-Roy Bernard, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that plans are in place and discussions are under way for the ministry to increase the number of regional operations from six to seven,...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With concerns being raised islandwide regarding the book list given out at some primary schools, Dean-Roy Bernard, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, said parents need not worry as long as they...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Politically-motivated violence that once held August Town in St Andrew under siege is a thing of the past, a report conducted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) is showing. Indications are that murders in the community are now as a...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Political representatives for the St Andrew Eastern constituency are adamant that they gain no political leverage by having criminals on the loose in the community of August Town, and therefore, have no vested interest in it.Speaking at a Gleaner...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican man who was arrested in Hanover yesterday on an extradition warrant has been accused by United States (US) authorities of being part of a lottery-scam syndicate that fleeced a number of American citizens of US$100,000, or approximately...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) yesterday added its voice to those paying tribute to business stalwart William 'Billy' McConnell, who died on Wednesday at the age of 71."Mr McConnell was an outstanding businessman of great...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

His ambition of becoming a medical doctor was never realised, but Easton Douglas' relatives, friends, associates, and devotees all agree that he was a spirited and staunch public servant whose contribution to housing development and urban planning...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Pastor James Johnson, a young minister of the popular Church of God of Prophecy at 41 Old Harbour Road in St Catherine, was gunned down yesterday while teaching a class at the church.According to the Corporate Communications Unit, Johnson, a 29-year...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Highlighting the urgency of concrete global action on climate change now, Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz has pointed to the risk of devastation faced by Jamaica and its neighbours in the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Government Senator Matthew Samuda, who tabled a motion in the Senate for the ban on a range of plastic and Styrofoam products, has welcomed the recent announcement of the interdiction, which comes almost two years since he started the campaign."This...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Plans are now afoot for persons living at the Retirement Landfill in St James to be provided with suitable housing on lands approved by the minister of local government."The lands have been identified, and we have asked the St James...

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