Jamaica Gleaner

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:10:40 -0500
10-day ultimatum
The 30,000-strong Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has given its leadership a mandate to resolve outstanding issues under the compensation review exercise with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service speedily or its members will not.....

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:08:39 -0500
‘Ukraine shaped me’
Two years ago, Joel Tulloch was grappling with anxiety as he pondered whether he would be able to return home alive and complete medical school as he, along with 23 other Jamaican medical students, had to flee Ukraine amid the Russian invasion....

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:08:45 -0500
‘COVID was the greatest trial in my career’
If you ask Professor Alison M. Nicholson, the outgoing head of the Department of Microbiology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, she would say, “COVID was the worst time of my career!” When the first COVID case surfaced in...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:09:53 -0500
Medical school looking forward to scholarships through education ministry
Minister of Education Fayval Williams has committed to a month-end deadline for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between her ministry and the Caribbean School of Medical Science, Jamaica (CSMSJ). Williams made the pledge during......

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:09:47 -0500
Swearing-in of Spanish Town mayor on hold
Plans for a swearing-in ceremony today at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have been abruptly brought to a halt. The Peoples National Party (PNP) caucus of councillors convened on Saturday and voted for the return of Spanish Town Mayor Norman....

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:11:02 -0500
Man offered $400,000 bail in 2007 cocaine case
WESTERN BUREAU: A St James man whose 2007 cocaine case was previously adjourned (with no future resumption date) had his case brought back before the St James Parish Court, where he was offered bail in the sum of $400,000. Mickey Miller, who is of....

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:08:55 -0500
BirdShack Fried Chicken opens in Ocho Rios
In its quest to open 20 stores in Jamaica during its five-year contract with the Alabama, USA-based BirdShack Fried Chicken, local franchise holders, the Wayne Cummings-led Arya Holdings Limited, on Friday opened its fourth restaurant in Jamaica,......

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:12:17 -0500
Bolt’s SSL funds validated
Jamaican authorities have “validated” a claim that a company owned by sports legend Usain Bolt was allegedly defrauded of US$6.2 million, or almost J$950 million, at investment firm Stocks...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:06:56 -0500
Numbers game
A week after the long-delayed local government elections were held, just like supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and People’s National Party (PNP), political commentators appear split down the middle on which party won, even as the...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:16:26 -0500
Bailey, Blake tipped to succeed Anderson as police chief
Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) Dr Kevin Blake and Fitz Bailey are among the leading contenders to succeed Major General Antony Anderson, whose contract as head of the Jamaican police force expires this month. Anderson, a former army head,...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 05:54:21 -0500
Former Jerky’s manager awarded $5 million for ‘unjustifiable’ dismissal
The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has awarded a former restaurant manager $5 million for her “unjustifiable” dismissal after its first decision in 2020 affirming her termination was overturned by the Supreme Court. The IDT is a quasi-judici...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:14:19 -0500
Bobby supports Butch Stewart’s US family in distribution of father’s multibillion-dollar estate
Robert ‘Bobby’ Stewart, a member of the Jamaican family of late hotelier Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, is making it clear that he supports his father’s United States family on how assets such as the Sandals Group should be distributed. The rece...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:13:02 -0500
No outsiders!
WESTERN BUREAU: Although condemning his utterances that were seemingly endorsing the lottery scam, People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in Trelawny Northern are willing to leave Dennis Meadows’ “moment of indiscretion” in the past and mo...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 05:53:22 -0500
Eight years, not even a dime
Eight years after the Representation of the People Act (ROPA) was amended to allow for the establishment of a National Election Campaign Fund to allow individuals, entities, and the diaspora to make donations towards the country’s electoral proces...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:10:46 -0500
NOT YET OVER
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) completed its official count of ballots in the 2024 local government elections on Friday with both of the island’s major political parties still claiming victory and several divisions seem headed to court for....

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:11:15 -0500
‘STEP ASIDE’
ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP of the West Indies and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Dr Howard Gregory, has argued that controversial lawmaker Everald Warmington is unfit to remain as a member of the Integrity Commission Oversight Committee (ICOC).....

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:09:22 -0500
Port Royal residents want more from cruise calls
DESPITE ANTICIPATION that the cruise ship terminal in Port Royal, which welcomed its first ship in January 2020, would set afloat economic progress in the historic community, residents say they have been locked out of the benefits, arguing that...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:06:08 -0500
Waterford councillor-elect criticises voting process
IN A passionate critique of the current voting system, Waterford councillor-elect Fenley Douglas has raised concerns about the challenges faced by voters during the local government elections. Speaking with The Gleaner, he highlighted several...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:06:54 -0500
JLP shocked by 11-3 PNP blowout in Westmoreland
WESTERN BUREAU: While the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won all three constituencies in Westmoreland in the 2020 general election, the People’s National Party (PNP) turned the tables in Monday’s local government elections, grabbing 11 of 14....

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:10:36 -0500
Three hospitalised after Temple Hall crashes
Emergency responders were summoned to two crash sites along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew on Friday as at least three persons were left nursing serious injuries. The busy thoroughfare, which connects St Andrew and St Mary, has recorded at.....

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