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Security Minister schedules MoBay tour

The Minister of National Security Robert Montague is scheduled to tour sections of Montego Bay, St James today. Among the areas he is expected to visit are Sam Sharpe Square, the Charles Gordon Market and the bus park A record 335 persons were...

3 rushed to hospital after St Catherine crash

Three persons are now in hospital in serious condition following a motor vehicle crash near the Caymanas Crossing, in St Catherine this morning. According to reports, the crash occurred after the driver of a minibus lost control of the vehicle. The...

Senate passes Trafficking in Persons Act

The Senate has passed amendments to the Trafficking in Persons Act to enable a judge to try trafficking offences without a jury, despite concerns raised by the opposition. The amendments were made following reports from the Office of the Director...

NSWMA to get 12 new garbage trucks, $300m set aside for...

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is expected to acquire 12 garbage trucks in the new fiscal year. A sum of $300 million has been set aside in the 2018-19 Estimates of Expenditure to undertake the purchase. The Estimates were...

How to get past your past

Ellen Street, Manchester:If you have never done anything in your life, at some point in time, to cause you to be ashamed, chances are you have not been living on this earth because, by nature, humans are flawed and prone to mess up.But, because God...

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Part 1 – Early beginnings

You see them on the streets distributing sundry religious literature. They come knocking at your door to engage you in discussions about the Bible, and to invite you to Kingdom Hall. Their perspectives on life, religious beliefs and practices are...

George Theophilus Linton – A grand dad who took on the...

Regarded as a strict but good man, George Theophilus Linton died the day before his 77th birthday, and for granddaughter, Susan Gordon-Pryce, it was hard to take.Not just because they were looking forward to a birthday celebration, but because of...

Christian confab aims to empower youths

It was a casual conversation with one her friends that created a light-bulb moment in youth advocate Shanissa Grant which has led to what may very well be insulin for the young Christians who are struggling with their faith."In September of last...

Standing at the crossroads of time – Part 1

The movie, Black Panther, is now roaring through cinema's worldwide, and is rich with thematic metaphors for teachers like myself. It focuses on the superhero, Black Panther, who is also T'Challa, the King of Wakanda. Without putting forward any...

Not forsaken! Pastor says God is in the midst of all...

There have been a lot of atrocities committed across the world and especially here in Jamaica. Many in anger and hurt, look to God in whom they have placed their faith. However, they feel betrayed that, He, the all-powerful God who can prevent...

You have not been forsaken – Pastor says God is in...

There have been a lot of atrocities committed across the world and especially here in Jamaica. Many in anger and hurt, look to God in whom they have placed their faith. However, they feel betrayed that, He, the all-powerful God who can prevent...

Dwayne Wedderburn | The Power of the Holy Spirit

Eleven of Jesus' 12 disciples became Apostles after His ascension. While on earth, Jesus was their mentor, He walked with them every day for three years. They observed the demonstration of His power daily as He preached the gospel, healed the sick,...

Contractor General wants new Caricel owners checked out carefully

Contractor General Dirk Harrison is calling for a detailed review of the new owners of telecommunications company Caricel Jamaica. It was announced earlier this month that South African company, Involution Limited, had bought...

Security expert and Acting Commish call for fix to traffic ticketing...

Security expert Lieutenant Commander George Overton is expressing doubt the increases in fines and penalties for violating the Road Traffic Act will result in much change among motorists. Lieutenant Commander Overton, who was a guest...

Some schools to be close for by-elections

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has advised that several schools will be closed on March 5, as they will be used as polling stations to facilitate the by-elections in St Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division in the...

Some schools to be closed for by-elections

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has advised that several schools will be closed on March 5, as they will be used as polling stations to facilitate the by-elections in St Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division in the...

St James SOE hurting some businesses in the west

Even as the St James business community celebrate the success of the State of Public Emergency in restoring law and order to a large degree in the western parish, some businesses are hurting. Speaking yesterday at The Gleaner's Jamaica Under...

More waiting for Trafigura ruling

Today’s expected ruling on the application filed by lawyers representing former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and other senior officials of the People's National Party (PNP) in the Trafigura case has not materialised....

Golden Grove cane cutters still off the job

Over 400 cane cutters contracted at the Golden Grove Sugar Factory in St Thomas are protesting for the third straight day over what they say are poor working conditions.  The workers, who have been off the job since Wednesday, are contracted...

Office of the Contractor General probing St Andrew NW roadworks

Contractor general Dirk Harrison says his office is probing allegations about the use of money from the Equalisation Fund to repair three roads in St Andrew North Western where a by-election will be held on March 5. The claim was...

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