Sun | May 26, 2019

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Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:33 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Gang initiation has been fingered as one of the chief factors fuelling the high rate of traffic fatalities across the western Jamaica parish of Westmoreland, as bikers are goaded into deathly stunts and dares to claim kinship and bragging rights in...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:33 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

The two-day weekend is the most dangerous time to be travelling on Jamaican roads, with Saturday and Sunday accounting for more than a third of traffic fatalities in the first five months over a six-year span. The revelation indicates that...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:27 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn and members of her office have cited the ambivalence of bankers for the State’s failure to secure more convictions amid a wide-ranging fraud racket targeting financial institutions. Commercial banks...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An alleged victim of the sexual harassment saga reverberating throughout the corridors of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is accusing the school’s administrators of negligence and gross dereliction of duty...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An explosive sexual harassment scandal and claims of a cover-up are threatening to rock Jamaica’s chief fine arts school, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, sparking a toxic atmosphere of fear and...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Following a system upgrade which triggered disruptions to its online banking platform and mobile application, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) yesterday said it was experiencing delays uploading payroll files affecting salary payments, which were...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Trough to bring heavy showers into Monday Sections of the island are experiencing a welcomed relief from dry conditions this weekend into Monday. The Meteorological Service Division reports that a persistent trough across Jamaica and the central...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:10 AM

LONDON (AP): Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union yesterday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday’s sentencing of the man who confessed to killing Dexter Pottinger has not eased the minds of the fashion designer’s relatives, who say that the killer’s account of what transpired has left many questions unanswered. Twenty-three-year-old...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A Montego Bay taxi operator who went missing from his home on Tuesday was found dead in an open lot along Brandon Hill, near downtown Montego Bay, on Thursday, heightening fears that criminals are still carrying out brazen attacks...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The smoke nuisance emanating from the Retirement Dump in St James has been brought under control, contrary to reports elsewhere in the media. When The Gleaner visited the dump and some of the surrounding communities yesterday, there...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:07 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Local church leaders, buoyed by offers of assistance from pro-life groups in the United States (US), are seeking to convince Jamaican lawmaker Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn to withdraw a controversial motion that seeks to legalise abortions. With Dr Alveda...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Mashario Bisasor, the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) parish manager for Hanover, says there are no unattached youth in the western parish. According to him, all the youngsters are attached to something, whether positive or...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

For the first time since Jamaica began participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship in the United States just over 10 years ago, four finalists in The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee competition will be on the same stage in...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday turned out to be a bloody Labour Day in Westmoreland as while many residents were busily giving their communities a facelift, three men and a dog perished in three separate traffic crashes in the parish. The three victims have been...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:33 AM
Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:32 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A whopping 11,336 pounds of trash was collected from the surface of the sea yesterday during the inaugural 2019 Kingston Harbour Trash Tournament, with the top three boats accounting for 4,483 pounds worth of garbage. Mama Mia, with 1,988 pounds,...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:32 AMAlbert Ferguson, Christopher Thomas, Leon Jackson and Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU: While thousands of people in western Jamaica treated yesterday’s Labour Day as just another public holiday, others put heart and muscle into transforming communities and improving lives. In Trelawny, numerous projects were...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The Gleaner’s Children’s Own 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Darian Douglas leads four Jamaicans heading to next week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee Championships in the United States. Other contenders are fellow national finalists St Andrew’s...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ failure to get the all-clear from the Integrity Commission in the filing of his statutory declarations has raised concern from Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Rev Kenneth Richards, who says it is incumbent...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:30 AM

Members of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, accompanied by the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston and Optimum Trading, gave a facelift to Cluster C of The Golden Age Home in Kingston, the paint job sparking bright smiles from the residents. The...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:30 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaican hotel chain Sandals has dismissed as “downright false” allegations raised in a lawsuit filed in the United States (US) that for decades, it “secretly” pocketed fees collected from guests as “local government taxes”. Lawyers for Vitali...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Alveda King, the niece of one of United States’ most celebrated civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr, is appealing to Jamaican lawmakers to steer clear of making abortion legal in the island. King, an international human rights advocate...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last month submitted additional documents to the Integrity Commission based on queries the body made over his 2017 statutory declarations. Holness and several other serving and former parliamentarians, including Zavia...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) has welcomed the decision by the Government not to appeal the recent Constitutional Court ruling on the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA), on which the National Identification System (NIDS) was to...

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