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  1. FLA's folly! - Convicted criminals, friends of board members granted gun licences under questionable circumstances

    As the probe deepens into the questionable granting of gun permits by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), there are more indications emerging that the stench of corruption has engulfed the entity for many years.Late last week, a letter allegedly...
  2. Abandoned bodies increase KPH woes - Hospital being forced to pay millions to private funeral homes

    The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies."There is a list that's going to be published in The Sunday Gleaner of persons who die who we can't find...
  3. CB Group to fly high with US$120m investment

    The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is to invest US$120 million (approximately J$15 billion) over seven years to consolidate all its business operations in a single location at Hill Run, St Catherine, where it will house three independent operations...
  4. On the Corner with EPOC | 'They are raping the parish' - St Thomas residents demand greater share of the revenue from its resources

    For years, residents of St Thomas have complained that they are not benefiting from the numerous resources in the parish.Those cries were repeated last Thursday as The Gleaner On The Corner, with the Economic Pro-gramme Oversight Commit-tee (EPOC),...
  5. On the Corner with EPOC | St Thomas residents want support for small businesses

    Cautiously optimistic that often-repeated plans to improve the infrastructure in the parish will become a reality this time around, residents of Duhaney Pen, St Thomas, are urging the Government to ensure that small businesses are supported in any...
  6. PNP facing a hiding - Comrades in a struggle to keep St Mary seat from JLP after MP's death

    The tears which flowed down the faces of members of People's National Party (PNP) with the untimely death of Member of Parliament for St Mary South East Dr Winston Green last week could increase this week as Comrades face the frightening prospect of...
  7. MOCA hits marks - Agency focuses on key FLA employees; explosive letter alleges rampant corruption

    Police investigators are narrowing down on key employees at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in an expanding corruption probe at the scandal-hit agency, which remains without a board.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA)...
  8. Thieves prey on KPH - Wheelchairs scrapped minutes after being donated to the hospital

    Unscrupulous individuals are endangering the lives of persons at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as they steal the covers of manholes and parts of the wheelchairs used to transport patients.A fuming CEO of the hospital, Errol Greene, last...
  9. Reid, Thwaites laud CSEC improvement

    Congratulations!That was the sentiment from Ronald Thwaites, opposition spokesman on education, as he joined Education Minister Ruel Reid in lauding the 2.5 percentage point increase in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC)...
  10. 'We stand with you' - Police chief gets expected support from unions

    Police Commissioner George Quallo, whose leadership the public defender has said is "severely compromised", is fighting back and is now saying he has support for his stance on the controversial Tivoli review report from the two unions representing...
  11. Flood-prone areas could be impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey

    Jamaicans are being asked to brace for thunderstorms and potential flooding as the country could experience heavy rainfall associated with the outer bands of Tropical Storm Harvey.The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the...
  12. McGregor urges J'cans to befriend crime-fighters - SSP urges public to compliment and get to know police officers

    Senior superintendent of Police Steve McGregor wants Jamaicans to make a greater effort to get to know their neighbourhood crime-fighters and socialise with them. It is a strategy he is convinced will go a far way in improving the relationship...
  13. Spanish Embassy to open condolence book for terror victims

    The Embassy of Spain in Kingston will open a condolence book in observance of three days of mourning following the tragic terrorist events that left 13 people dead and hundreds injured on Thursday in Las Ramblas, Barcelona."In the aftermath of the...
  14. Jamaica targeting UK diaspora for tourists

    WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's tourism officials are placing special focus on the UK diaspora market as the country positions itself to surpass its greatest Caribbean competitor, Barbados."The diaspora represents 11 per cent of all arrivals and, globally...
  15. Ten persons struck by lightning at Mystic Mountain

    Ten persons are now being treated at the St Ann's Bay Hospital after they were stuck by lightning at the Mystic Mountain tourist attraction in St Ann on Friday afternoon.Managing Director of the attraction, Mike Drakulich, confirmed the incident. He...
  16. Ford guilty - Judge rejects medical doctor's defence against corruption charges

    A judge yesterday rejected a claim by well-known medical doctor Jephthah Ford that he offered a police investigator millions of dollars to release two Surinamese men and the $55 million they were held with because he was trying to help root out...
  17. Under pressure! - Legislators reviewing sex laws stressed, but may not succumb - Chuck

    Legislators will face a hard task in making recommendations to the Parliament on submissions made by advocates demanding stronger marital rape laws, decriminalisation of buggery, widening of the definition of rape and sexual intercourse, and raising...
  18. Western parishes hit 300 murders and counting

    Western Bureau:Despite a range of new initiatives, the parishes of Hanover, Westmoreland and St James, which are home to the nation's two main tourist resort towns (Montego Bay and Negril), remain the hub of the nation's bloodletting, with a...
  19. His legacy will never die - Garvey hailed for his passion for Black pride on his 130th birthday

    It is now 130 years since the birth of Marcus Garvey, and to this day, the national hero is still being hailed and remembered as one of the bravest men of his time."A revolutionary," is how Minister of Entertainment, Sport, Culture and Gender...
  20. 3,000 cops to be trained at UWI in three years

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was yesterday signed between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as the authorities try to bolster the number of members within the constabulary.Among the signatures...