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Immigration Corner | I don't want any trouble at Customs!

Dear Miss Powell, I'm planning a trip to Jamaica and I'm worried about the types of things I can bring back to Canada. My sister's Christmas cake was recently taken away upon entry. I don't want that kind of trouble at Customs. - AP Dear AP, Wh...

Who do we hold accountable for ineffective crime-fighting?

This is a statement from the Jamaica Manufacturers' Asso-ciation on the role of the Police Services Commission (PSC) in the fight against crime. In the last 30 days, a number of incidents have occurred which have brought light to bear on the ma...

Japan strengthens commitment to Jamaica with $9.4 million grant to Spanish Town Hospital

The commitment to Jamaica's health needs is a core priority for the government of Japan, as it continues to strengthen already established linkages in the sector with a $9.4-million grant to the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine. "I am pleased...

Tears, blood, broken bones as 29 injured in St Thomas crash

Broken bones and streams of blood will be, for some time, etched in the minds of 29 people who were yesterday rushed to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas after the bus in which they were tr...

'Ridiculous sentence! ' - Attorneys demand explanation of judge's decision to give 5 years for 18 guns

The "ridiculous" disparity in the sentence handed down by two High Court judges to four men who were held in Portland nearly five years ago with an arsenal of 18 illegal guns and a "bucketload" of ammunition has triggered demands for an explanatio...

Parish councillors slam local gov't body for not serving their interests

Deputy chairman of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation Ralston Wilson, has charged that the Association of Local Government Authorities (ALGA) is not acting in the interest of councillors. Giving a very dismal account of the organisation's pe...

Jamaican to receive Martin Luther King Jr. community service award today

When he takes the stage today to accept the 2018 Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr Community Service Award for Lifetime Achievement, Professor Dexter Barrington Gordon just won't accept in the name of his faithful family and colleagues. The 62-year-old ...

Portland roadway partly open

The roadway at West Hill in Portland, which collapsed on Saturday leaving thousands of residents marooned, is now partially open. A work crew toiled Saturday night into yesterday to restore a section of that roadway, which is now open to single-lan...

A leap of faith for Christ - Pastor leaves comfort to answer special calling

It is a leap of faith for a pastor who has been preaching at one church for 26 years, to suddenly decide to start a new church on his own. That is what Pastor Steven Hayle of the Church of Pentecost Jamaica has done. Hayle was pastor at the Alpine ...

Goodbye, Ian

The message that hit home for the hundreds who gathered to celebrate the life of Ian Anthony Boyne at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston yesterday came from the veteran journalist himself - and in no uncertain terms. "We must cherish on...

Dengue death - Eight-year-old succumbs to deadly virus

Health authorities in the Corporate Area are now probing the death of an eight-year-old boy who was diagnosed with dengue haemorrhagic fever. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday confirmed the incident, which occurred at the Bustamante H...

Afros in school up for debate - Reid

Who would bar Davina Bennett from attending school for wearing her afro? That was the question raised by Education Minister Ruel Reid, who spoke to The Gleaner about some of the challenges in constructing the proposed grooming and nutrition policy t...

Houses for teachers among proposed fringe benefits offer from Gov't

The Andrew Holness administration has offered to develop state lands for public-sector teachers and reduce by 10 years their wait time for a second benefit from the National Housing Trust (NHT). The offers, government sources revealed, are part ...

'Urgent need for early warning systems in the Caribbean'

The urgent need for early warning systems is the most poignant lesson for Ronald Jackson, head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Manage-ment Agency, following warnings of possible tsunami surges throughout the region. Jamaica had been monitoring...

Run for the hills! - Tsunami scare sends Old Harbour Bay residents scampering

Residents of Old Harbour Bay in St Catherine never got an official warning, neither were there any planned evacuations in place, but the news of a possible tsunami threat sent them scampering by the hundreds to higher ground in search of safety ye...

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