TOLL HIKE ON Concessionaires of Highway 2000 have said that they will not defer this year’s rate increases after losing millions of dollars in 2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Toll Authority of Jamaica CEO Lerone Laing made the disclosure on...

PLATINUM PERFORMANCE The chief public servant Jamaicans depend on to watch over the public purse, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, has won the 2021 RG Platinum Award. Monroe Ellis earned the top RJRGLEANER Honour Award for her exemplary leadership in the public...

Mom tells court son not capable of being a gangster The mother of one of the alleged Clansman-One Don gangsters yesterday testified that she was devastated by the news of his arrest and that he is “not capable of being in a gang”. The St Catherine woman described her son, Brian ‘Rooster’ Morris, as...

‘She was everything to me’ Denham Town resident Veron Nelson lost his 17-year-old sister Devonise Nelson to a vicious gun attack on Sunday, breaking a special bond between them, having shared both parents, unlike the rest of their siblings. Devonise, a student and mother...

‘Kingston is not Jamaica’ WESTERN BUREAU: DR ANTHONY Taylor, chairman of the St James Festival Queen Committee, believes that avenues should be opened for a wider pool of venues to host the annual Miss Jamaica Festival Queen finals outside of Kingston to provide a greater...

Clothing tendered into evidence in rape-murder of 9-y-o WESTERN BUREAU: Several pieces of clothing, including the underwear belonging to a nine-year-old schoolgirl who was raped and killed in 2018, were tendered into evidence on Monday in a case against a 17-year-old boy accused of rape, buggery and...

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2021 recipients

SHARK SHOCK A Jamaican fisherman traumatised by the loss of his right arm in a shark attack on the weekend has recounted the harrowing brush with death in what seemed like a 15-minute battle. Michael Simpson, who spoke with The Gleaner at May Pen Hospital...

Associate degree at age 96 She is 96 years old and just graduated with an associate degree in science and liberal arts. Jamaica-born Violet Edwards, who put her education on hold for years as she put her daughter through medical school and raised...

PNP opens up membership to diaspora Jamaicans domiciled abroad will soon get the chance to become members of the People’s National Party (PNP) as the organisation bids to expand its footprint with a beefed-up registration drive. That decision was ratified during Sunday’s National...