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Oct 13 the big day - Bolt statue to be unveiled on Heroes' weekend

Sport Minister Olivia Grange has said that the statue commissioned to honour sprint legend Usain Bolt will be officially unveiled on Heroes' weekend. Grange said that it will be placed at Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston, but the...

Mark Wignall | Corruption has utility value

It was during an election campaign and the politician had asked me to conduct a study for him. Two days before, I had delivered to him a small 30-page report. I had sent him an invoice for $250,000. His secretary had called and informed me of the ...

Global tourism conference to highlight sustainability, investment, linkages

The hosting of the inaugural United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Conference on Tourism Development and Sustainability in Jamaica this November, takes place at a time when tourism around the globe is outperforming growth rec...

Artistes pledge to help make change - Agent Sasco among We Transform ambassadors

We want to make a change'. That's the general consensus among the entertainers and popular personalities who have been chosen as ambassadors for the Save a Child, Change a Nation initiative. The plan, which falls under the Ministry of National Secu...

Ja welcomes Israel's first sound system

In a recent interview with The Gleaner, Yaniq Walford, organiser of Bass Odyssey presents Jamaica Sound System Festival 2017, said: "Sound systems thrived for decades because it appealed to Jamaican people, and altering it is what will kill it ......

Armed Response | Action, horror and suspense

A team of highly trained operatives find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its AI is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover what killed the previous t...

Pastor on the run - Clergyman flees after claims of sex with underage girl

A Kingston pastor accused of repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her is now being sought by detectives at the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA). Law-enforcement sources revealed ...

‘We don’t need another hero’ - Majority of Jamaicans do not think there is anyone now who deserves the nation’s highest award

It has been more than 34 years since Jamaica named its last national hero and the majority of Jamaicans seem to think the present seven are enough. In a recent Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll, 55 per cent of the 1,500 respondents said that ...

Shaw is the victim – Senator blames telecoms company for high phone bill

A Government senator has come to the defence of embattled Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw, suggesting that he was the victim of "reckless business practices", which has caused him to rack up a whopping telephone bill of more th...

Ochi seafood fest promises to be huge

The 10th anniversary staging of the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, set for Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1, at Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, was launched recently at the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records in Pineapple, Ocho Rios. According to organi...