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A new Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has found that most Jamaicans believe their countrymen are less honest than people in other parts of the world. The survey was conducted islandwide from June 9 to 11, among 1,500 respondents and has...

The flood monitoring system at the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine is to be upgraded. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing €219,000 in grant funding for the project. An automatic flood early warning system was previously...

There is fear among ganja stakeholders that the thrust to establish a blazing marijuana industry in Jamaica could be stalled, as there is uncertainty surrounding where revenues from the business would be banked.This, as financial institutions...

Lavrick Willocks, the Jamaican man who led a lottery scam ring that fleeced scores of elderly American citizens out of nearly US$6 million today pleaded guilty before a judge in the United States. Assistant United States Attorney for North...

Western Bureau: As St James continues to bleed, with the murder toll racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay's mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the...

Almost six in every 10 Jamaicans are convinced that the high unemployment rate is the main reason for the country's chronic crime state.Poverty, bad parenting, poor education and an unfair justice system also figure prominently among the factors...

As Jamaicans across the island prepare for the announcement of the first zone of special operations, The Gleaner outlines key elements of the new law which address what individuals can expect if their communities are named.Powers of the Joint...

The stage is set for Jamaica to once again deliver strong economic growth, says Michael Lee-Chin, chairman of the Economic Growth Council, while urging members of the diaspora to "get on board the train of success or risk being left behind". Lee-Chin...

A recommendation has been made for the establishing of a Global Jamaican Immigration Card for members of the diaspora who seek closer ties to their homeland, says Dr David Panton, chairman of the Economic Growth Council Diaspora Task Force.This...

Legislation has been tabled in Parliament for a judge alone to try murder cases involving a gun, a provision that got little attention from the Opposition at yesterday's meeting of the House of Representatives that ended in confusion.But at least...
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