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Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Certified Integrative nutrition health coach Meisha-Gaye Mattis Wilson says it is critical that Jamaicans take their well-being seriously, indicating that the society is currently experiencing a "health crisis".Wilson had the attention of her...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will, this year, take additional steps to transform the organisation from a regulatory and enforcement agency into a trade facilitator.The Bureau will also pursue capacity-building exercises; targeted marketing...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) will officially hand over to the Ministry of Health, this year, the Cancer Care Centres at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James and the St Joseph's Hospital in Kingston.A little more than $1.9 billion will be...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, says the Government is strengthening its capacity to investigate and prosecute cases of human trafficking.She said that traffickers are coming up with new ways every day to carry out...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has commended outgoing ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he has played in raising the profile of bilateral relations and securing meaningful cooperation to positively...

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

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as "wicked", the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons' accounts under the...

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

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is "tired of hearing people disrespecting the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)".Brown, speaking last week at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights inSt Andrew, said that while it was...

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

Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda has responded to whispers in agriculture circles that the ministry is moving to sever ties with the long-established Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).Addressing the opening ceremony of the 63rd staging of the...

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

Deacon Peter Espeut is viewed as radical by his wife and others who know his mind and literary work well, but even though some, at times, disagree with his articles, the support for the veteran Gleaner columnist, who was celebrated at a special...

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

University of the West Indies' senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Damien King, was forced to fend off an onslaught of criticisms from Opposition-backed supporters on the weekend, following his pronouncement that the Banking Services...

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

Cabinet is expected to give consent shortly for the release of funds to pay legal fees owed to lawyers for police personnel facing murder charges arising from the so-called death squad cases.The cases, which involve about nine policemen, have...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hailey Baker, the one-month-old baby who was born with a rare genetic disorder which required $31 million for treatment, has died.Hailey died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning where she had been admitted for the last three...

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

England-born criminologist Craig Pinkney is adamant that while Jamaica has its unique problems, the island's crime problem is not beyond solutions that have worked in some of the hardest communities in the United Kingdom and the United States.But...

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

The police are taking steps to increase their rate of arrest of persons who are paying gunmen to carry out killings for them.Reports on the streets are that 'killers for hire' are now making big money across the island, despite some taking a low of...

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

More than a decade after east Kingston businessman Danhai Williams and six others were charged with 87 counts of fraud involving the Operation PRIDE scheme operated by the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC), there has been no new...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

Crime may be the major nightmare for residents of several communities across the island, but for residents of Portland, that is far down on their list of major problems.Roads and infrastructure,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The conviction rate for sexual offences more than doubled last year, and prosecutors are reaping even more success so far this year, with at least 15 sexual offenders convicted last week in the Corporate Area alone.Head of the Centre for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,...

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

Jewel Walters, widow of Winston 'Corey' Walters, the taxi operator who was shot and killed along with businesswoman Simone Campbell-Collymore in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, is a broken woman.Weeks after the gun attack that ended her husband's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Acting Leader of the House Everald Warmington tried to move a motion on Thursday in the Lower House to reverse a decision by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in 2007 that allows the Opposition to name members to chair oversight committees.The...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prosecutors yesterday closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006.However, the trial was adjourned early as McLean's attorney, Carlton Colman, indicated in the...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The beleaguered state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is projecting a dramatic increase in its loss from operations for the new financial year 2018-2019.For the new fiscal year, the bus company's losses from operations are...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Blind trust has been cited as a big hindrance to some young people protecting themselves sexually and otherwise, a trend Hannalisa Morgan-Williams believes needs to be reversed.The targeted Interventions officer for the Kingston Chapter at the...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Ministry of Agriculture is to subsidise the cost of transporting sugar cane produced by the Trelawny Cane Farmers Association from that western parish to Worthy Park Sugar Estate in St Catherine, and the Appleton Sugar Estates, in...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who chaired the commission to review Jamaica's relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM frameworks, believes that some of the proposed sanctions for member states will stir up controversy.The recommended...

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