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Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With three more lives lost, two of them children, on the Rose Hall Highway in St James, stakeholders are calling for a rezoning of the accident-prone main road. Principal of the John Rollins Success Primary School, Yvonne Miller...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kingston mayor Delroy Williams believes that there is an urgent need for the establishment of a multifunctional transport centre in downtown Kingston.Speaking at the Kingston andSt Andrew Municipal Corporation's monthly meeting yesterday, Williams...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Alister McLean, a member of the disabled community in Jamaica, believes that members of parliament (MPs) must express the same zeal for allowing persons with disabilities easy access to constituency offices, as they do when it is election time....

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is touting the importance of appreciating the value of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector to the Jamaican economy."We should not seek to in any way depreciate the value of the BPO sector. It is a very...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Food For The Poor Jamaica celebrated the official opening of the new Infant Department at Waltham Abbey Primary School in St Ann recently. The building, in shades of pale blue and yellow, will accommodate more than 40 preschool children.The school...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The misuse and overuse of antibiotics by Jamaicans is costing the Government millions of dollars. However, while the financial implications are of concern, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said certain diseases could become untreatable and...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Gleaner Writer

Security specialist Alethea Fuller, who heads the Policy and Commissioning for the Police and Crime Commissioner in West Midlands in England, says as much effort needs to be placed on rehabilitating domestic abuse offenders as their victims.Fuller,...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Nearly $1 billion has been allocated to all members of parliament (MPs) for enhancement work in their constituencies, but Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to assure taxpayers that this will not be the usual 'bollo work' traditionally doled...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 11:42 AM

A National Security Ministry official has told a parliamentary committee that four years after the anti-gang law took effect, only two persons have been convicted under the legislation.

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ahead of its annual conference next Sunday, the Jamaica Labour Party seems to have found a new slogan: 'More in four'.Government Senator Matthew Samuda, in a fiery presentation at the Kingston High School in Central Kingston on Sunday, claimed that...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Campus Registrar at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, is confident that the institution will be approved for institutional re-accreditation despite the rigorous systems and standards of the University Council...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Serika Sterling's decision to start The Preemie Foundation of Jamaica was not to add another title to her rÈsumÈ. It came from a deep place within of watching two of her triplets die from complications they developed due to premature births.In an...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women living with HIV/AIDS who are uncertain where to go for assistance due to fear of being stigmatised can turn to Eve for Life.The non-governmental organisation recently received US$43,000 from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The new US$1-million bypass for Three Miles in St Andrew that is being constructed to help ease traffic congestion in the Corporate Area should be completed within the next two weeks.The two-lane 1.5-kilometre roadway is part of the Government's...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness rebuked adversaries of the controversial National Identification System (NIDS) as he drummed up political support around the issue in West Kingston, the toughest stronghold for his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).NIDS, which...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

Residents of Cambridge and Retrieve in St James are begging the security forces not to leave their community until wanted man Delano 'Prekeh' Wilmot is caught as they fear his wrath following yesterday's killing of his right-hand man in a gun battle...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The killing of a parent in front of Lannaman's Preparatory School in St Andrew yesterday has left a school community in shock.Dead is 47-year-old businessman Ainsley Folkes, who was shot multiple times in his car at the school gate on Terrence...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris yesterday warned jurors to be cautious when considering the identification evidence given by the Crown's purported eyewitness due to the weaknesses in the case.She gave this warning as she continued her summation of...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Members of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) have argued strongly that a system of a two-term limit for prime ministers should be implemented, while the mandatory retirement age of members of parliament and senators should be set at 75...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A British professor who developed a model that uses hospital data to help prevent violent crimes is trying to convince Jamaican authorities and other stakeholder groups to embrace the initiative.The Cardiff Model was developed by Jonathan Shepherd,...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Principal of the Wolmer's Boys' High School Dr Walton Small is likely to be named as the next candidate for the People's National Party (PNP) in South St James, to replace veteran Member of Parliament (MP) Derrick Kellier.Small is also the president...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 11:22 PMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several major stakeholders in St James, including West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC) president, Pastor Glen Samuels, are calling for fresh attention to be paid to the increase in societal violence and the...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:37 PM

State Minister with responsibility for youth Floyd Green has asserted that the Government will be paying keen attention to the recommendations emanating from today's sitting of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica. Green who made the remark...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 10:27 AM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is urging residents of Richmond Hill in St James to be on the lookout for wanted man Richard Anderson also known as 'Cruz'. Cruz escaped a dragnet this morning in the bushes of Richmond Hill during which...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:49 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Almost 100,000 birth, death, marriage and other certificates remain unclaimed at the offices of the Registrar General's Department (RGD).Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning manager at the RGD's offices, speaking with The Gleaner last week, appealed...

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