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  • Political Tension Mounts In St. Mary South Eastern Ahead Of By-election

    RJR News / With six days to go before the highly anticipated by-election in St. Mary South Eastern, concern is mounting about the political tension in the constituency. Local elections watchdog, Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), has now weighed in on the matter as tension has escalated in the constituency since two…

  • FLA renews drive targeting delinquent gun owners

    Jamaica Gleaner / Chief Executive Officer of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), Shane Dalling, says the agency is embarking on a new drive to get gun owners to regularise their status. Dalling says the FLA is working with the police on the initiative. According to the FLA CEO, the authority is doing house to house checks…

  • Michael Abrahams | Understanding Atheism

    Jamaica Gleaner / Recently, a patient of mine consulted me for a minor gynaecological issue. While lying on the examination table, she began to berate me for my social media posts about “not believing in God” and being an “atheist”. I told her that I have never been an atheist, and that I am a…

  • Mario Dean's mother to appear before human rights commission

    Jamaica Gleaner / The mother of Mario Dean, the young man who died as a result of injuries received while in police lock-up, is today expected to make submissions to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Mercia Frazer is attending the hearing in Montevideo, Uruguay with representatives from Amnesty International and Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ)….

  • No pressure – Sunshine Girls hoping to thrive as underdogs in Fast5 Netball World Series

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has said that the side is highly motivated and confident ahead of this year’s Fast5 Netball World Series, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia from October 28 to 29. The Sunshine Girls finished fifth in last year’s tournament, which was also held in Australia,…

  • Judges, lawyers urged to become more innovative

    Jamaica Gleaner / A prominent jurist is challenging Jamaican judges and lawyers to become more innovative in their practice. “Innovation doesn’t come naturally to judges and lawyers, and that is partly because of the training and the habits of thought that are associated with law and justice and which have been drilled into us. The…

  • Lawmakers caught napping

    Jamaica Gleaner / Last week’s meeting of the Constituency Boundaries Committee, though lasting only 13 minutes and with only the formality of members signing off on a report to be submitted to Parliament on the agenda, created quite a stir. Called to order at 1:49 p.m., some 19 minutes after the scheduled 1:30 p.m. start…

  • Honours in Tosh's name

    Jamaica Gleaner / Last Thursday night, Peter Tosh’s estate holders and museum curators hosted a gala event at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Tosh’s birthday. Following the format of the tribute concert held last year, Kingsley Cooper used the opportunity to issue awards to individuals who either worked alongside the late legend or…

  • Silence is deadly, security minister warns

    Jamaica Gleaner / Get involved in saving Jamaica was the overriding message from Robert Montague, Minister of National Security, to the recipients of the 2017-18 ministry of national security and Jamaica Police Federation scholarships last Thursday. The minister charged the 71 awardees, all children of policemen and women, to use their time at the various…

  • CAPRI | Who writes the cheque? – Financing tertiary education in Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / Each year, there is a public dispute between university administrators and tertiary students over the non-payment of fees. While government responses have ranged from mediation to expansion of grants, and most recently, bailout, there has been a growing call for a reform of the financing of tertiary education in Jamaica. A first…

  • Something Extra | Monday

    Jamaica Gleaner / Receiving The Order of Distinction, Commander Class (CD), definitely deserves a grand celebration and so the J. Wray & Nephew Limited family pulled out all the stops last Thursday in honour of Jimmy and Joy. Guests were in high spirits as they partied under the stars at Devon House.

  • Shawn Antoine gifted with talent and style

    Jamaica Gleaner / “Chase your dream and never give up on it because you only have one life to live,” is one thing that Shawn Antoine would like to share with youths, and right now he is living his own dream – chasing music. An up-and-coming artiste that describes his sound as neo-reggae soul, he…

  • Alliances to the rescue! – Venezuela will survive because of relationships, says official

    Jamaica Gleaner / Serious economic pressure has befallen Venezuela, but that country’s charge d’affaires at its embassy in St Andrew, Luisa Gutierrez, says that through alliances with other nations, conditions are gradually improving. Gutierrez was speaking with The Gleaner recently on Venezuela’s relationship with Jamaica and its culture. “I can explain to the Jamaican people that…

  • Merseyslide! – Liverpool, Everton fall to north London clubs

    Jamaica Gleaner / LONDON (AP): Final score: North London 9, Merseyside 3. Liverpool and Everton endured a miserable Sunday in the English Premier League (EPL) as they were torn apart by Tottenham and Arsenal, respectively. Arsenal had five different scorers in a 5-2 victory that further weakened Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s job security. Harry Kane…

  • Order of Merit for change – Bunny Wailer insists on rewards for veteran entertainers

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Hon Neville Livingstone, more popularly known as ‘Bunny Wailer’, was bestowed with the Order of Merit (OM) on National Heroes Day. Wailer who has already received the Order of Distinction (Commander class, CD) and the Order of Jamaica (OJ), says this recent recognition means a lot to him and he was…

  • Justice ministry to pay huge judgment debts

    Jamaica Gleaner / The courts have made awards against the Government amounting to more than $900 million this year alone. Carol Palmer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, said that judgment debts have amounted to $916 million, including interest, over the period April to September 30 this year. This sum does not include judgment…

  • Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

    Jamaica Gleaner / DOHA(AP): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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