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Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has chided the Government for seemingly formulating and implementing crime-fighting ideas on its own without including or consulting with the Church or civil-society groups. A release yesterday from the JCC...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that undocumented immigrants in 10 major United States cities who have not received orders to leave that country may still find themselves in hot water despite them not being the target of the latest operations launched by the...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In an attempt to have the cohort of local nurses increased in short order, President of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Carmen L. Johnson says she will this week be putting pressure on the authorities to alleviate the burdens overworked...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans living illegally in the United States are being advised by New York-based immigration attorney Millicent Clarke to have a lawyer’s number on speed dial as they could quickly find themselves on a plane back home if a US government-planned...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Dr Garth Anderson yesterday lamented an “attack on the teaching profession” following the early morning murder of 43-year-old Bishop Gibson High School teacher Carolyn Davis-Campbell at her Manchester...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

While giving thumbs up to the state of public emergency (SOE) declared yesterday in the St Andrew South Police Division, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, believes that the crime-fighting measure is needed in...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The country’s ability to speedily process DNA samples from crime scenes and speed up investigations will get a significant boost by year end, according to Judith Mowatt, head of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine. Mowatt...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is expressing concern over the health and safety of his colleagues and himself due to what he termed the haphazard refurbishment of the Guanaboa Vale Police Station in St Catherine. Speaking with The...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Diahann Gordon Harrison, national rapporteur on trafficking in persons (TIP), is urging Jamaican authorities to get “cracking” on improving the country’s Tier-2 ranking in the United States Department of State’s recently released 2019 Trafficking...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:38 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A survivor’s handbook was yesterday launched to help local victims of human trafficking get information on support services and avenues for their protection. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday at the launch of the Trafficking in Persons Survivors...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:21 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans should stop glorifying and start naming and shaming “dirty old men” and “cradle robbers” – adult males who sexually prey on underage girls – Joy Crawford, executive director of Eve For Life, has urged. A panellist at the Female...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:08 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga inspired a great many people throughout his lifetime. Some got a front-row seat as he went about helping to lay the foundations of nationhood in post-Independence Jamaica over his more than four decades...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Moments before joining scores of mourners inside The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity to bid farewell to late Jamaican statesman Edward Seaga, his one-time bodyguard was awash with tears yesterday as he recalled the former prime minister’s...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A number of high school administrators say the Ministry of Education has been engaging them in their preparations for an intake of an anticipated large number of students performing below standard in a number of subject areas when the new school...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Child welfare officials in Jamaica are expressing increasing concern over skyrocketing reports of sexual and other forms of abuse of minors, with approximately 15,000 cases referred to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) in 2018...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As hundreds of Jamaicans filed past the flag-draped coffin of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to pay their last respects at the National Arena yesterday, Dr Janet Dyer reflected on her personal encounters with a man credited for building several...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Scores of relatives, friends, associates and former colleagues gathered at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, in St Andrew, yesterday to pay their last respects to the Reverend Cyril Evans Bailey, They painted a...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of the church community in Clarendon in bemoaning the crime situation plaguing the mid-island parish have said that the problem has been festering due to a lack of job opportunities and not enough positive role models and demonic possession...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The toll that violent crimes can take on families was made real for teenager Omarion Gayle and his stepfather, Delroy Lennon, who were both struck by the same bullet while inside their Oliver Gardens, Effortville, yard two years ago. On April 27,...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One fateful Saturday night, five years ago, Kayon Morris was walking with a cousin and an elder in his Clarendon community of Oliver Gardens, when his life was turned upside down. As he made his way home from work, Morris said he heard the words “...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Rocky Point, Clarendon, are relishing a welcome respite from violent crimes gripping other sections of the parish and are hoping the peace will remain for a long time. The fishing town on the island’s south coast is, however, fighting...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) says that despite opposition, it will not relent in its campaign for the Government to institute a tax on sugary drinks in a bid to encourage healthier manufacturing and consumption habits to reduce the...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:43 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Yohan Chin, the Jamaican businessman kidnapped by gangsters in Trinidad and Tobago on April 14, is free at last, The Gleaner has learnt. Gleaner contacts at the Trinidad Guardian last night said Chin was believed to have been released yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced a four-day period of mourning from June 19 to 22, leading up to the June 23 funeral for Edward Seaga. In making the announcement at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday,...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Setting at-risk high-school students with serious behavioural issues on the correct path is what Janilee Abrikian, project manager of the Supporting, Training, Empowerment, Parenting for Success programme (STEPS), has been busy doing over a six-...

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