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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition continues to knock the Government over its handling of crime, with the latest crusader, Phillip Paulwell, member of parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, lamenting the flare-up of violence in the Corporate Area."They are...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sunset Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, is to be renamed the Godfrey Dyer Boulevard, and the Jamaican businessman's name is to carry the distinguishing mark, Order of Jamaica, within weeks.Dyer, an adopted son of Montego Bay, is...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The so-called 'rough and tough' upbringing, which is a way of life in Jamaica, is said to be hurting the mentality of the nation's children, especially boys, who grow up to be potentially abused or abusive."Boys are suppose to be...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Veteran journalist and publisher Lloyd B. Smith is predicting "bangarang" in St James if the Government lifts the ongoing state of public emergency without first treating the mental state of citizens in the parish."The day that the...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says his Government will not neglect the important role politics plays in governance.He asserted that previous JLP administrations lost touch with citizens by focusing on government policies...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jonnella Spence Bucknor, the wife of slain police constable Rohan Bucknor, was at home on Sunday night waiting on her husband. They had planned to watch television talent show 'Rising Stars' together.Bucknor had called from the barber...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Elaine Foster-Allen, former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, wants teachers to utilise the latest available resources to educate their students, while opening their own minds to new teaching and learning techniques."...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay businessman Johnny Gourzong was virtually stunned when he received word he would be one of the recipients of the Order of Distinction for his work in entertainment and tourism, come National Heroes Day."I was very...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Failure to keep up-to-date with technology, coupled with poor maintenance of Jamaica's health facilities, were among the main contributing factors to the problems being faced in the country's health sector, noted Dr Christopher Tufton.Speaking at...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bromley Armstrong, a Jamaican who blazed a path as a trade unionist and civil-rights leader in Ontario, Canada, is dead.In 1948, shortly after arriving in Canada from Jamaica, Armstrong wanted to be a welder, so he enrolled in a welding course at...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Asset Recovery Agency, an arm of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), has won its long-running battle with convicted drug kingpin Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard over nearly $200 million in assets and properties that it had wanted to seize.Among...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For Omar Davis, a young man with little education, life in Bucks Common, May Pen, Clarendon, is like living in a prison without the bars."Is right here in Bucks Common me born and grow, man. Me never go a jail yet, but being here is like a jail me...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With 168 murders last year and at least 86 so far this year, the south central Jamaican parish of Clarendon isn't exactly an oasis of peace.But according to Kevin Gibbs, a long time resident of Bucks Common, May Pen, his community is as safe as it...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

'Worthless', 'dunce' and 'cruff' are just some of the negatives that have been hurled at 15-year-old Bucks Common resident Andre Clarke.But rather than allowing it to rattle him and trigger a reaction, the vocal Central High third-former says his...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Football is undeniably a team sport, but being an only child, whiz-kid Joel Ricdawno Barnett has found a way to enjoy the game, playing by himself. It's one of the few fun things the 11-year-old does when not reading, which is a full-time hobby and...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Attorney Tom Tavares-Finson has raised concerns about revelations in an article carried in The Sunday Gleaner yesterday, which focused on the plight of a juror in entertainer Vybz Kartel's 2014 murder trial, who has since been placed on the witness...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Until the issue of responsible dog ownership and population control is given legislative priority, tragedies such as the mauling to death of senior citizen Whittingham Cole by free-roaming dogs is a risk to which most Jamaicans will remain exposed,...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the first day of the 2018 game bird hunting season, at least six hunters were arrested and charged with breaches of the Wild Life Protection Act.The six were arrested Saturday after they were seen hunting in a protected bird sanctuary area of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-seven-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national Sanju Maharaj and 19-year-old Jamaican Leonardo Madden, both charged with the murder of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, are scheduled to return to court tomorrow.The...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A member of the St Catherine South police was yesterday undergoing counselling following the death of her five-year-old son, who allegedly shot himself with her service pistol.The incident occurred Saturday at the policewoman's home in the community...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 10:58 AM

Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Suzette Buchanan has "separated" from the Agency. The details surrounding her departure have not been released. However, it comes just over a month after concern that her...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Bucks Common, May Pen, Clarendon, say their already burdened community is suffering more because of the stigma that locks many of them out of employment opportunities.According to the residents, there are hundreds of businesses in May...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Less than 35 per cent of mothers in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) are exclusively breastfeeding their babies in the first six weeks of their lives, despite extensive campaigns showing that this is the best for the baby.That is one of the...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's effort to fight cancer and chronic diseases has received a major boost with the investment of more than $250 million into the re-establishment of a Nuclear Medicine Centre at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).The centre is...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Life has never been easy for the residents of Bucks Common in May Pen, Clarendon.Over the years, the community has developed a reputation as one where deadly violence is an ever-present reality, creating a stigma that the residents say is unfair and...

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