JAMAICA GLEANER - NEWS

  1. Dignified in the face of death - Brave cops pull out all the stops but fail to save woman's life

    Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday.Sonia...
  2. Cops to target Half-Way Tree taxis - Unruly operators making driving a nightmare in busy commercial centre

    Unruly taxi operators are continuing to run riot across the Corporate Area, with the Half-Way Tree square underscoring the problem.Among the more common practices of the taxi operators is their use of the two outer lanes of Hope Road in the vicinity...
  3. Costly mistake! - Government to pay millions in compensation after motorist waits six years for police to release truck wrongfully seized

    Haulage contractor Osbourne Smith of Portmore, St Catherine, is demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the Jamaican government after waiting over the last six years for the return of a Leyland truck which was wrongfully seized by the...
  4. Children at risk in day care - Scores of early-childhood institutions still not safe

    With several early-childhood institutions (ECIs) still unable to meet all the guidelines to be certified, Jamaicans are being urged to choose wisely when registering their young children for the new school year.Only 61 of the country's more than 2,...
  5. Cautious approach to proposed new Child Protection Agency

    With the planned merger of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) slated to be implemented by October, two of Jamaica's leading voices for children's rights remain concerned about the possible implications...
  6. 'Hot-dolla' warning - $100 meals being sold on the streets of downtown Kingston could be dangerous

    Persons who may be tempted to purchase cooked food from roadside vendors in the market district in downtown Kingston in the lead-up to the reopening of school are being warned to be careful as they could be putting themselves at risk for food-borne...
  7. Boston bullies to be targeted - Jerk vendors vow to protect their iconic brand

    Jerk vendors plying their trade at the internationally renowned Boston Jerk Centre in Portland have vowed to stamp out the perennial problem of visitor harassment and over-pricing, which are threatening their businesses.The commitment was given...
  8. Caregivers to the rescue! - RuFamSo head bats for social-initiative programme to reduce crime

    Executive Director of the Rural Family Support Organisation (RuFamSo), Utealia Burrell, is batting for the resumption of the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP), a social initiative, which she is confident can help curb the country's crime problem."We...
  9. Religion & Culture | Karl Fuller: 'The Organ Man' - A passion for music drives the host of RJR's 'Great Christian Hymns of Our Time'

    "It is generally older people who are going to church who truly appreciate the music," Karl Fuller, the organist at St Ann Parish Church, noted sadly.A successful businessman and public servant in St Ann, Fuller has been inspired by music throughout...
  10. Religion & Culture | Ipadawale: The journey home to Nigeria

    Bukola Shonuga is a well-known Nigerian journalist and entrepreneur. Over the last year, she has assumed the Herculean responsibility of representing His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.She is tasked with...
  11. Doctor's Advice | Dangerous one-night stands?

    Q I am 18 and am embarking on my career as a female university student. From my studies in biology, I do know that there are dangers in having promiscuous sexual intercourse. However, I am a highly sexed female, so I am wondering if I would be...
  12. FLOW exposes new technology to students from Biztown Tech Camp

    Approximately 80 students from the communities in South Eastern St Andrew area were exposed to a curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the third staging of the weeklong Biztown Tech Camp.The Biztown Tech...
  13. Written submissions invited for ban on some plastic packaging materials and styrofoam

    Members of the public are being urged to make written submissions on the motion tabled in Parliament for a ban on some plastic packaging materials and styrofoam. The multi-sector Working Group on Plastic Packaging Materials is also urging...
  14. Weather: Trough associated with Harvey to affect Jamaica late tonight

    The National Meteorological Service says a Trough associated with Tropical Depression Harvey is expected to move into the vicinity of the island late tonight. The Met Service says Harvey is expected to re-intensify into a Tropical Storm tomorrow....
  15. Avoid looking directly at the sun during partial solar eclipse - Health Ministry

    The Health Ministry has issued a warning to members of the public to avoid looking directly at the sun during the partial solar eclipse that is expected to take place on Monday. A partial solar eclipse happens when the moon comes between the sun...
  16. Tropical Storm Harvey continues on path across eastern, central Caribbean, warning issued

    The National Meterological Service has issued a warning to persons on the cays and banks along the south coast to remain in safe harbour and exercise extreme caution. The Met Service is urging small craft operators and other marine interests not to...
  17. JPS working on power outage in Papine, surrounding communities, motor vehicle crash blamed

    The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says the power outage now being experienced in Papine and surrounding communities in St Andrew is due to a motor vehicle crash this morning. JPS says the crash, which occurred in the vicinity of the...
  18. $4 million worth of cocaine seized in St Elizabeth

    One man is now in custody following the seizure of more than $4 million worth of cocaine in St Elizabeth on Thursday. His identity has not been released. The police say he is to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney before being charged...
  19. Mount Ogle Road in Lawrence Tavern impassable

    The Mount Ogle Road in Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew is now impassable. The police say this is due to a break-away at a section of the road. The public is advised to use the alternative routes through Stony Hill to Cavalier then into Lawrence Tavern...
  20. Gov't begins wage talks with teachers

    The Government says it has started wage negotiations with the island’s teachers for the 2017/2019 contract period. State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, Rudyard Spencer, met with members of the Jamaica Teachers...