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Miller leaves Caymanas Park after 28 years - SVREL makes racing secretary post redundant

SUPREME Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) yesterday made the post of racing secretary redundant, effectively ending Denzil Miller Jr's more than 28-year association with Caymanas Park. Miller, who started as a deputy starter in the la...

Spencer: Plans afoot to boost farm output

Following a tour of the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Remand Centre in west Kingston yesterday, State Minister of National Security Rudyard Spencer alluded to plans to ramp up the level of production and productivity at the facility that houses boys waiti...

St James state of public emergency must end, public defender insists

Arlene Harrison Henry, the nation's public defender, wants the state of public emergency in St James to come to a rapid end, as she believes it has failed to achieve its targets and is a means of detaining youth unlawfully. The Gleaner spoke to Harr...

$100 million plus counterfeit goods seized

More than $100 million in counterfeit clothes and shoes were seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC) in an operation on Barry Street in downtown Kingston yesterday. The raid was conducted on two adjoining Chine...

UK about-turn! - Jamaicans under deportation threat handed lifeline

With the threat of deportation hanging over their heads, thousands of undocumented Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals who migrated to the United Kingdom (UK) when they were children between the late 1940s and the early 1970s are to receive urgen...

No problem with gays in my Cabinet - Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated to the international community that he would have no objection to gay persons being part of his executive. Holness' response to journalists in Brussels, Belgium, contradicted a strident position by then Pri...

Five Things to do this weekend

Campus Fun Party at No Filter - Post-Carnival Release tonight at the Medical Faculty Amphitheatre at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Admission: $800 pre-sold, $1,000 at the gate.   Words Hear some food for thought at Poets In Autumn, at ...

'Run For A Cause' - Fraser-Pryce Urges Support For 5k Route

World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP) is urging all runners and walkers to join her tomorrow morning to take part in the SFP/ Hugh Senior 5K run/walk race in Waterhouse, starting at 7:00 a.m. The event, which is organised by Fraser...

Traffic delays expected along Windward Road over next few weeks

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists using Windward Road, Kingston, that work to improve the water supply infrastructure along a section of the roadway has begun and may cause occasional traffic delays over the next 20 days. Manager ...

Rio Grande rafting under threat

Berrydale, Portland: Raft captains assigned to Rio Grande rafting, Portland's premiere tourists attraction site, have threatened to withdraw their services, which could result in a shutdown of operations at that facility. The irate raft captains are ...