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Titchfield mourns promising student amid anxiety over others injured

Hours before 13-year-old Titchfield High School student Pranjal Jasti perished in an accident on Monday, the eighth-grader was harbouring high hopes as he attended an interview seeking to join the quiz team. Yesterday, crying classmates adorned his...

Technology minister wants more girls in IT

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams is pushing for the participation of more girls and women in the information technology (IT) and innovation sector, noting that they have major contributions to make to the discipline. Addr...

Lee-Chin urges Jamaicans to save more and invest in assets

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Michael Lee-Chin, has made a passionate plea for Jamaicans to save and purchase more assets, warning that foreigners will sweep in as the economy begins to strengthen. Lee-Chin, who was addressing the...

Run away triggers Sex, ‘hype’ lifestyle and abuse influence children’s decision to leave home

Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot afford to provide for them. ...

Heart-wrenching! - Funeral director says ‘special kind of grief’ reserved for Shantae Skyers

Tears, anguish and overwhelming grief permeated the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery Street, St Andrew, which hosted the thanksgiving service for murdered eight-year-old Shantae Skyers yesterday, leading the funeral director at ...

Man kills mother, 5-y-o nephew in Trelawny

A Trelawny woman and her five-year-old grandson were chopped to death by her own son in Martha Brae on Saturday night. He was later shot and killed after allegedly attacking members of a police party who had gone to the location to carry out in...

Teacher killers are cowards, says Terrelonge

Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says the recent murders of teachers Clevon Campbell and Samuel Martin have robbed the educational system of two educators at a time when there is a glaring need...

Merl Grove programme kicks bad behaviour through gate

Several Merl Grove High School students who were either constantly misbehaving in classes or underperforming during the Christmas term were awarded yesterday for making a full turnaround after participating in a programme created by the school. Du...

Bloomfield murder accused offered $800,000 bail

After being charged two months ago with the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, 20-year-old Simeon Anthony Sutherland was yesterday offered bail in the sum of $800,000 when he appeared in the Portland Parish Court. ...

Seaga hospitalised in the US

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has been hospitalised in the United States of America. Seaga, 88, is battling cancer and its complications. The Gleaner understands that Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, who has been receiving medical attention fo...

Deadly riddle - Family considers new procedure as autopsies in alleged rogue cop drama raise fresh questions

The results of autopsies conducted on a civilian and a policeman killed under controversial circumstances in St Catherine two weeks ago have raised more questions regarding the events of the fateful night. The two died following a wild, high-speed...

Opposition welcomes auditor general’s UDC probe

Even as the Integrity Commission has submitted a damning report to Parliament on the Government’s handling of the sale of Rooms on the Beach by Montego Beach (1975) Limited to Puerto Caribe Properties Limited, the Auditor General’s Department ...

PM, other parliamentarians run afoul of integrity law

The 2017 annual report of the Integrity Commission has revealed that five current and three former parliamentarians’ statutory declarations that were submitted to the oversight body did not receive the all-clear signal from the agency. The curre...

Free beach - Vaz, Gov’t, UDC fingered in J$1.3b resort property giveaways

The Holness administration, Minister without Portfolio Daryl Vaz, and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) have been slammed by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) for their role in the sale of beach property to Puerto Caribe Properties ...

Relief! - Leaders hope state of emergency will drive down murders in Wild West

Western Jamaica civic and business leaders yesterday breathed a collective sigh of relief as Prime Minister Andrew Holness declared a state of public emergency (SOE), blanketing St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, in a bid to curtail rampant crim...

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