Jamaica Gleaner
03/25/2017 at 15:04. Facebook
Her face awash with tears and barely audible grief-filled words, a distraught grandmother told the tale of how her two granddaughters were brutally and repeatedly stabbed in a bizarre attack perpetrated by their fellow employee yesterday: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
03/25/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
A meeting on Thursday between transport minister Mike Henry and a group of transport operators ended without any clarity as to whether there will be a fare hike, which the operators have asked for to help reduce the impact of the increases in the tax on gas: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
03/25/2017 at 14:47. Facebook
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), on Thursday, officially opened its newest attraction, the $122-million Central Gardens at the world-famous Dunn's River Falls and Park in St Ann. What was once an area that served as a car park for patrons has now been converted into an alternative source of recreation, the UDC said: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
03/25/2017 at 13:52. Facebook
Today's #LasMay editorial cartoon. See more cartoons: .
Jamaica Gleaner
03/25/2017 at 12:09. Facebook
JAMAICA NOW: Corned beef ban... Rowdy Budget debate... Teacher assaults student?... Fuss over Cybercrime law ... JUTC ordered to pay woman $3.5 million or face being wound up.
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 16:58. Facebook
Chief executive officer of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Limited Ambassador Aloun Assamba wants Jamaicans to stop wasting money on lavish burials for family members and relatives and, instead, channel their hard-earned savings into improving the education of their children and quality of life for themselves: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 16:45. Facebook
If Portia Simpson Miller resigns as member of parliament, she's been guaranteed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that a by-election in her St Andrew South Western constituency would be held immediately, although no such courtesies are being extended other MPs who may wish to resign: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 16:29. Facebook
Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is adamant that the ban on the importation and sale of corned beef products from Brazil will remain in place in spite of assurances from that country's embassy that none of the 21 meat-processing Brazilian companies under probe has export arrangements with Jamaican firms: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 15:36. Facebook
The problem of the ongoing raw sewage overflowing on to North Street in downtown Kingston continues despite a lengthy $36 million project to correct it: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 15:22. Facebook
Up to last night, the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew was only accepting emergency cases until further notice. This followed an incident on Wednesday night, where a health records clerk was injured in the eye by a parent. The incident sparked industrial action by the health records staff: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 15:09. Facebook
Today's #LasMay editorial cartoon. See more cartoons: .
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 03:46. Facebook
SPORTS FLASH: Netball Jamaica hires new coach ... Connie Francis feels slighted. #SportsFlash
Jamaica Gleaner
yesterday at 02:12. Facebook
THE GLEANER MINUTE: Corned beef ban remains in effect... Police investigators say death of 12-year-old Clarendon student accidental... Jamaican speed skater Romaine Austin wins gold. #GLNRMinute
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 23:34. Facebook
Police officers in Kingston may no longer have to travel to and from work using the same transportation as regular members of the public, including criminals. This is because a 30-seat Mitsubishi Rosa bus was handed over to the Jamaica Police Federation on Monday: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 21:32. Facebook
Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that he was not interested in any political battles about whether he broke a promise not to take funds from the National Housing Trust (NHT) even as he clarified that the latest drawdown was for debt payments and not to fund the income tax election promise: [ Bit.ly Link ] #JaBudget2017
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 17:49. Facebook
The Embassy of Brazil in Kingston has revealed that the 21 meat processing companies currently under investigation by Brazilian authorities for their role in the sale of rotten beef do not have export arrangements with Jamaica: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 17:21. Facebook
The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is rejecting an assertion from Prime Minister Andrew Holness that a proposed law to give the security forces powers to search places, vehicles, or persons within specific areas without a warrant was drafted under the previous Portia Simpson-Miller administration: [ Bit.ly Link ] #JaBudget2017
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Brazilian processing plants that supply corned beef to at least one of Jamaica's two major distributors of the product are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities in the ongoing "rotten beef and poultry" probe now unfolding in the South American nation, stated Don Wehby, chief executive officer of GraceKennedy: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 16:06. Facebook
There was high drama in Gordon House yesterday before members on the Government side alone passed the 2017-2018 Appropriations Bill or the Budget. The parliamentary opposition triggered a sudden uproar, which was followed by an angry walkout as they protested the $13 billion tax package, which the administration refused to roll back: [ Bit.ly Link ] #JaBudget2017
Jamaica Gleaner
03/23/2017 at 15:31. Facebook
Jamaica's participation in this year's staging of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), may be in jeopardy following the rejection of American visa applications for the majority of the participants: [ Bit.ly Link ]