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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A police sergeant is the latest member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to be dragged before the court on murder charges following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The policeman, Inspector Howard Wilks,...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Some players in the multibillion-dollar lottery scam have latched on to an emerging industry in which they solicit large sums of cash from mainly elderly men overseas for cybersex services with local women via video link. Members of the criminal...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Potterdale Avenue in Cumberland, St Catherine, are urging detectives to carefully probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in their community, allegedly at the hands of her husband of many years. Reports reaching The...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Signs are emerging that the legacy road projects in the Corporate Area, which have missed their March deadline, are also set to go beyond their month-end completion date despite officials repeatedly expressing that they would be wrapped up by the...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) says that a lack of adequate infrastructure in rural areas is hindering expansion plans for the sector as it seeks to woo more youth to take up business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs....

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The parent of a former Campion College student who waited several months to collect a $40,000 sixth-form tuition grant is breathing a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Education made good on its promise to hand over the funds. In July, the...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has moved swiftly to address concerns raised by parents about the names of two booted Cabinet ministers among persons on a wall of fame at the Palisadoes Park-based institution in Kingston. The concerns were...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Police Federation is now breathing a sigh of relief following years of negotiation as they were yesterday outfitted with eight motor vehicles – five Toyota Coasters and three Toyota Hiace buses – to transport police officers to and from...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Parents of prospective students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) got a shocker recently as they toured the grounds of the Palisadoes Park institution in Kingston and noticed the names of booted Cabinet ministers Ruel Reid and Dr Andrew...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton is insisting that a greater public-education push is needed to shore up efforts to combat bush fires which have been threatening the livelihood of several farmers. He was speaking...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A traffic change at the intersection of Constant Spring and Grants Pen roads in St Andrew has been a source of major pain for some motorists unaware of the new arrangements. The National Works Agency issued a media release on Monday afternoon...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While an affiliate of the Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church was reluctant to speak on the outcome of the sexual offence case against their disgraced pastor yesterday, residents of the community heaped rebuke on the man of the cloth....

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says since permitting construction to be undertaken at 29 Dillsbury Avenue in Barbican, St Andrew, it has cited the developer for three breaches. In an emailed response to a July 26 Gleaner story...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Dillsbury Avenue in Barbican, St Andrew, are anxiously awaiting the next move from two state agencies after they claim that at least one dropped the ball when it granted approval for the construction of a multistorey development in the...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has declared that Jamaica’s arrears are in the best condition ever. Speaking to stakeholders on Tuesday at the 2019 procurement seminar at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, Clarke assured micro, small and...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Patrick Newman, director at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Walderston, Manchester, says Jamaica needs some special facilities for children who are not candidates for foster care in order to nurture them in a loving environment. Newman made the call...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:37 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Campion College Principal Grace Baston yesterday sought to set the record straight on concerns around funding her institution was promised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in relation to the Career Advancement Programme (CAP). On...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Eight months since being formally advised via email from Campion College that her child was awarded a monetary grant through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), a disgruntled parent yesterday said...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips yesterday revealed that he has seen evidence where a member of Ruel Reid’s security team was being paid heftily through the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) as questions continue to mount over...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Member of Parliament for Manchester Southern Michael Stewart has described the present state of the education system in Jamaica as a runaway ship and is calling on the Government to have a minister installed immediately, six weeks before the start...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), in marking its 50th anniversary, will offer five tertiary-level students internship opportunities to sharpen their skills and contribute to the standards agency which seeks to continue nation-building. On...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement last week of impending sweeping deportation raids beginning on Sunday has rattled communities across the North American country, sending several undocumented immigrants, including Jamaicans, into...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that more than $39 million was paid out to consumers by utility providers in the first quarter of 2019 for service breaches of guaranteed standards. According to the OUR’s performance report for...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It appears that the Government and some probation officers may be headed for a collision course when the Ministries of Justice and National Security jointly roll out a child-diversion programme come November. Yesterday, during a sensitisation...

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