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Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The most recent ranking by Fortune Magazine has shown that Ann-Marie Campbell is the 16th most powerful woman in the world for 2018.Campbell is the executive vice-president at the Home Depot Stores. This means she is in charge of approximately 2,000...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamion Mitchell/Integration Editor

It was the merit awards ceremony for 176 outstanding students of the St Mary Technical High School last Wednesday, but a 45-year-old step-parent got the loudest applause and the only standing ovation.Top achiever Trevesha Watson, 17, overcome with...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The countdown to Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping day of the year globally, has officially begun and is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on some of the best deals, as retailers promise to heavily slash prices on a wide range of...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Gregory Roberts, one of the two men charged with murder in relation to last year's stabbing death of schoolgirl Shineka Gray, will have to wait until November 26 to hear whether his request to be tried outside the parish of St James...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eleven more members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are expected to stand trial for their alleged involvement in the so-called 'police death squad' in relation to murders committed between 2011 and 2014 in Clarendon.In 2014, the Independent...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has ordered the parties involved in the trial for three more cops implicated in a so-called Clarendon 'police death squad' to be prepared to start the proceedings next Monday, denying the prosecution's request for a new...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sexting is a major online activity for a high percentage of Jamaica's teenagers, a new study by the University of Technology (UTech) has revealed.According to the findings, 60 per cent of students across several grade levels acknowledged receiving...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Chief Justice Bryan Sykes says he has seen encouraging signs that an investment of J$15 million to provide leadership training in the court system is beginning to bear fruit.Sykes made the announcement during his keynote address at...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Admitting that not enough investigative stories are being produced by local journalists, president of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), George Davis, has pledged to create opportunities for media practitioners to expand investigative abilities...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday expressed disappointment that wage negotiations between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Government remain unresolved despite numerous meetings between the parties.Holness, speaking yesterday at...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

While acknowledging that the administration is only at midterm, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) firebrand politician Audley Shaw said it is ripe for a second term."I know we are at midterm, but I already feel that victory is in the air for the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

The police have intensified their search for a group of men who allegedly shot and killed two residents in Annotto Bay, St Mary, Saturday night.Saturday night's attack increased the number of killings in the parish to four since Thursday.The latest...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Andrew Holness administration is now crafting a programme through which $500 million will be spent to build "reasonable" housing solutions for the poor and indigent across the island.Further, Holness, the prime minister, signalled yesterday that...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

At least 200 children are rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children each year with symptoms of poisoning, with household chemicals, mainly bleach, being the leading poison agent.This has caused local health professionals to renew calls for...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At 50 years old, Arnold Robins* said he is protective almost to the point of paranoia over his three children, because of the trauma he endured at age five when he put a bottle with kerosene oil to his head."I used to love the smell and I was around...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, public health inspector and head of the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN), is urging Jamaicans to end the dangerous practice of mixing household chemicals when cleaning."It is something that is done...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

After 11 years as a clerk at the Supreme Court, Lloyd Smith was fired last year in what he believes was an unfair retaliation to his complaints about the lack of staff evaluation, the constant changing of his duties, and his concerns after being...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

From the Suppression of Crime Act of 1974 to special police squads by the scores, states of emergency and zones of special operations, Jamaica has pushed hard policing measures to tackle the crime monster, but a security specialist from the United...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The weather forecast is for isolated thunderstorms across sections of the island today, but that will not stop thousands of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who are planning to brave the 'showers' for their trek to the National Arena for the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For years she has appeared on the stage at political rallies supporting her husband, but today when she takes the stage at the National Arena during the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) 75th Annual Conference, Ann Marie Vaz will be appearing as the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Loom wheel that once promised Jamaicans thousands of dollars has slowed drastically, and in some cases has stopped spinning completely for a number of investors who have lost thousands of dollars.Last week, several persons who invested in the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Students at 18 educational institutions will have to pay more for meals tomorrow as the concessionaire for their canteens, Tastee Limited, introduces higher prices.This has sparked concern among some school administrators, who note that the students...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Ian Dear, chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company, has promised that the new 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign now under construction will depict the evolution of the island's tourism capital, and reflect the 'Bay's'...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Three men, who the police have labelled as major players in the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested in an operation carried out in the Coral Spring community in Trelawny by the Lottery Scam Task Force.However, while the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Latest national statistics reveal that motorcyclists account for almost 25 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, with Westmoreland once again heading the list with 20 deaths.Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the...

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