No SOE Grinch - Business hours to be extended for Christmas shopping

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says parishes currently under a state of emergency (SOE) will see more relaxed business hours in a few weeks to facilitate increased commercial activity associated with the Christmas season. “The end of November – or...more..


NEW ORDER - Holness says new St Catherine model scheme will be strictly regulated

A St Catherine housing scheme that was shelved after the private-sector partner jumped ship is being resurrected and rebranded as a template for future housing developments in Jamaica. Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Chairman Norman Brown told...more..


Four children among suspected Haitian migrants placed in state care

Four children who were removed from a vessel transporting what is believed to be illegal migrants are now in state care, pending further investigations by local authorities. The Gleaner understands that the boat, which is believed to have been...more..


Mayor Davis to challenge Pride ruling

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis will be challenging Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that granted the gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride an interim order that allows them to rent the Montego Bay Cultural Centre for an upcoming event....more..


Chinese businessman, hairdresser killed in Clarendon

The bloodletting continues in Clarendon despite a state of emergency blanketing the mid-island parish since September 5 as the Government seeks to peg back a runaway homicide rate. Early yesterday morning, criminals snuffed out the life of 51-year-...more..


Witness says Elliott asked him to transfer vehicles in his name

Mandeville, Manchester: A witness whose name appears on several cheques reportedly drawn on the account of the Manchester Parish Council reappeared in court yesterday to continue giving testimony in the multimillion-dollar fraud trial. The witness...more..


Farmers receptive as RADA plants seeds of new technology practices

Recognising the importance of modernising the agriculture sector to reap greater yields, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) says technology is a major part of its thrust to enhance its extension service delivery to Jamaican farmers...more..


Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson in hospital after motor vehicle accident

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson was rushed to hospital late Monday evening after a reported motor vehicle accident at his upper St Andrew home.The extent of his injuries, if any, could not be immediately ascertained.However, in a statement, one...more..


CMU CUTS FEES - Reduction news coincides with president’s arrest in education ministry’s corruption probe

Students at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have welcomed news of a reduction in tuition fees across all faculties mere hours after the arrest of the president of the institution, Professor Fritz Pinnock, along with four other persons, in a...more..


The Gleaner names new editor-in-chief

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, a member of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has appointed career communications specialist and journalist Kaymar Jordan as its next editor-in-chief. Jordan, who hails from Barbados, joins the GCML family...more..