Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. UWI-trained cops graduate - First batch of constables pass out from university as part of JCF programme

    Two hundred and ninety-three constables who were trained at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, participated in the passing-out parade and the awards ceremony held yesterday at the National Police College of Jamaica, located in...
  2. $106 million to rebuild Walker's Place of Safety

    Floyd Green, minister of state in charge of youth, is confident that private-public sector partnerships will generate the estimated $106 million needed to reconstruct the Walker's Place of Safety.According to the Jamaica Fire Brigade, a fire started...
  3. Ministry addressing release of CSEC results to students

    The ministry of Education expects that the difficulties being experienced by some students to access their Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) grades will be solved in the shortest possible time.This follows numerous complaints the...
  4. Bird shooting season gets going today

    The 2018 game bird season gets under way today and runs until Sunday, September 23, with two shooting sessions on Saturdays - from sunrise to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to sunset. On Sundays, there will only be one shooting session - from sunrise to...
  5. Attorney satisfied with formal notice to market vendors

    Bert Samuels, attorney representing vendors at the Constant Spring Market, has expressed satisfaction over the issuing of notification by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) for them to vacate the facility.The formal notice...
  6. Some western schools still not ready for new term

    WESTERN BUREAU:While some school principals in western Jamaica are in a state of readiness for the start of the 2018 school year, which is less than a month away, there are others who have still not received their supplies from the Ministry of...
  7. Clampdown on 'collie' - SOE checkpoints produce more drugs than guns

    Western Bureau:While the apprehension of wanted criminals and the seizure of illegal firearms are the primary targets at the police-military check-points leading in to St James, which is under a public state of emergency (SOE), the security forces...
  8. Dental services in demand at west Kingston health fair

    With dental services generally costly and the new school term set to get under way in just over two weeks, parents flocked to the fourth annual West Kingston Health Fair yesterday determined to have their children access the healthcare services...
  9. PSOJ urges support for flexible exchange rate

    The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has challenged its members to support the central bank's efforts to establish a flexible foreign exchange rate regime by continuing to act with discipline and responsibility in managing their foreign...
  10. MoBay Chamber wants better treatment for NIS pensioners

    Western Bureau:Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says that the condition at the Western Regional Office of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is far from ideal for senior citizens, and he has called for...

Jamaica Star News

  • Thug, mom killed while watching cricket
    The Hanover police are monitoring the activities of the remaining members of the much feared One Voice gang in light of their former leader and his mother being gunned down on Wednesday night.THE WEEKEND STAR understands that another man is...
  • Police to probe Dream Weekend shooting victim
    The police say they will be checking to ascertain whether Jean Matthiew, the man who was shot dead by a security guard at a Dream Weekend party in Negril on August 4, was wanted overseas.At the time of his death, the police said he was a businessman...
  • Highway construction dries up river fun
    Swimming in the Ferry River in St Catherine is more difficult these days. Debris, wrapped in-between water lilies, has taken over a large portion of the waterway, leaving just a small section for persons to swim.Youngsters say that the volume of...
  • Ferry residents want place to play
    With nowhere else to play football, residents of Ferry, on the border between St Andrew and St Catherine, say some youths are forced to use parts of the Mandela Highway, which is currently under construction, to play the sport.The dirt patch that...
  • News On The Go
    The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city.Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams said an audit is being undertaken to determine the compliance rate among advertisers."...
  • Alleged 'peeping Tom' out on bail
    A 28-year-old St Elizabeth farmer who is accused of making a video of a couple in bed and then posting it to social media was on Tuesday offered bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court.Jason Honeyghan, who is also a car-tinting...
  • Hospital's negligence is killing my father - Woman blames facility for dad’s worsening health
    Andrea Williams is a disgruntled woman. She says she is now forced to watch her father's health deteriorate because of negligence at a rural hospital.Williams said her father was admitted to the hospital after complaining of severe stomach pains on...
  • Teen killed after visiting friend
    A teen is now dead after she was stabbed in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Tuesday night.The deceased has been identified as 16-year-old Vernadine Anderson of a Cornpiece, Haze, Clarendon, address.Reports from the police are that Anderson was stabbed at...
  • Downtown book vendor making life easier for shoppers
    For nearly a decade, Shelly, as she is affectionately called by shoppers, has been making herself available in the downtown Kingston shopping district for parents seeking books and back-to-school supplies .A regular vendor for the most part, during...
  • Mad man accused of vandalising stop lights
    A mad man is being blamed for the fact that a number of street lights across the Corporate Area are not functioning.Stephen Shaw, manager of communication and customer services at the National Works Agency (NWA), said that the entity recently...