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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Steeper penalties for child traffickers - Lawmakers pass bills to double maximum sentence, allow for judge-only trials
Child traffickers now face up to 20 years in prison, which is double the previous maximum penalty under the Child Care and Protection Act.The Senate passed companion bills yesterday to amend the Trafficking in Persons and the Child Care and...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Street lights shot out by gunmen in August Town restored
It was as if Christmas was in the air in August Town, St Andrew, when residents returned home on Wednesday night to see street lights, which had either been shot out by gunmen or had just gone bad. The lights once again shone brightly after the...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Rats frustrate returning residents
Snow Hill, Portland:An unbearable stench, which is further compounded by rat infestation, is causing havoc in the lives of two returning residents who are forced to endure the illegal dumping of garbage near their house in the community of Snow Hill...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: ZOSO enhances Jamaica Day festivities in Denham Town
The zone of special operations (ZOSO) did not put a damper on Jamaica Day activities in schools in Denham Town, Kingston, yesterday. In fact, principals believe that the presence of the security forces enhanced safety and order at the institutions....
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Explosion probe - Ministry, police launch investigation into Mona High chemistry lab blast; students, teacher hospitalised
School officials at Mona High School are now hoping for the best for two students and a teacher who were injured in an explosion at the institution on Thursday.The explosion has triggered an investigation by the Ministry of Education and the Matilda...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Contractor general calls for scrutiny of company that bought Caricel
Contractor General Dirk Harrison has called for a detailed review of the application of Involution Limited, the South African company that bought the controlling interests of Caricel Jamaica.Addressing the bi-weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Peter Espeut | Home sweet home: Jamaica the coastal zone
As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.The coast fronts the sea, but the coastal zone is...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Wheatley to hold talks with Venezuela on Petrojam share buy-back
Minister of Science, Technology and Energy Andrew Wheatley has said that he would hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam,...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Petrojam to be upgraded as regional energy supplier
The Government is moving to position the country's state-owned oil refinery as one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the region, declared Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said that Petrojam Limited would be upgraded to supply the energy...
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: St Ann's Bay Methodist Church to be rebuilt - Galbraith
ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:After being rebuilt following destruction by fire in the late 19th century, the Methodist Church in Jamaica has again committed to rebuilding the St Ann's Bay Church, which was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning.The building and...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: No scrapping JCF - Disbanding the police force is unrealistic, say Montague, Finzi-Smith
Longstanding suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which is believed to be ill-equipped and outdated to deal with current realities, be disbanded and reconstituted have been dismissed as a "utopian dream" by National Security...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Crime driven by social ills, says acting commish
Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was in the process of creating an anti-crime plan but that such an initiative would not work if the country's social ills are not addressed."We are currently...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Explosion rocks Mona High - Students, teacher rushed to hospital after experiment goes wrong
Several students and a teacher of the Mona High School in St Andrew were yesterday rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies following an explosion, reportedly from an experiment that had gone terribly wrong.The Gleaner understands that...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Michael McLean Trial | Accused admits he had cutting implements on day of killing
Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing four children and two women, has admitted that on the day of the slayings, he took a 12-inch knife, a chopper, a machete, a pitch fork, and a hoe from his home and placed them in his motor car. McLean,...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Ja's democracy alive and well - GG
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, who presided over a tripartite meeting with representatives of the executive, legislature, and judiciary, said that everyone agreed that the recent developments in the judicial branch of Government could have been...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Seaga to get special honour for contribution to Ja
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that the country will bestow a significant honour on his predecessor and mentor, Edward Seaga, for his sterling contribution to the development and modification of a range of national institutions.His...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Old Harbour cops mourn loss of colleague in motor vehicle crash
Great colleague, wonderful father, a fine sense of humour were some of the ways colleagues and friends of Constable Carl Bailey described him."It hurts to the core," said Sergeant Princess Bayliss, who is still having trouble accepting that Bailey...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Loneliness, neglect leading children into psychotic behaviour
Lack of adequate psychiatric services in Jamaica for children and the fact that many parents are too caught up in their professions have been cited by consultant psychiatrist Dr E. Anthony Allen as major contributing factors to youth harbouring...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: 'We are a crass society' - Prayer Breakfast beneficiary upset over treatment of the disabled
The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee on Wednesday fulfilled its commitment to the Randolph Lopez School of Hope, handing over $450,000 to the institution that specialises in preparing mentally challenged individuals to function in a...
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Peter Espeut | Home sweet home: Water grows on trees
As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.Where does our drinking water come from? Why? The...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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