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Robbing the disabled - Able-bodied man threatens to shoot prosthetic user for parking space

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A member of the disabled community in Jamaica recently dared to tell an able-bodied person that he had parked in a space reserved for her and other persons like herself. The man threatened to shoot her.Sarah Newland-Martin, a double prosthetic user…

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Fisher fights for his job

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Lawyers for the Government have dismissed an assertion by acting Director of Elections Orrette Fisher that under the country’s electoral arrangements, his office is insulated from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ).Solicitor General Nicole…

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Alleged Negril killer in custody in NY

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Ayele Russell, the Negril resident who allegedly murdered his girlfriend last year and buried her body beneath the floor of his bedroom floor in the West End section of the resort town, is now in custody in the United States, where he…

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Sanction them - Wheelchair user wants action against able-bodied persons who snatch disabled parking

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A visit by the Gleaner news team to Sovereign Centre in St Andrew to see if persons with disabilities have easy access to designated parking for them revealed that many able-bodied persons occupied those spaces with impunity.This reporter quizzed…

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Portland couple sue Scotiabank for fraud and negligence - No two-storey house … only fowl coops and a pigsty

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The dream of owning a house is a precious aspiration for many Jamaicans, but it is a dream for one Portland couple that has turned nightmarish, as the supposed house they thought they had bought is still occupied, leaving them with only a section of…

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MAJ expected to present more concerns about Data Protection Bill

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) is decrying the foreseen negative effects under the Data Protection Act related to the gathering and production of journalistic content. The MAJ is expected to appear before the joint select committee in…

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Embarrassing conundrum hits Portland families

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

When husband-and-wife team Christopher and Diana Logan filed a writ against brothers Michael and Wilburn Cruickshank for recovery of a house in Windsor Forest, Portland, which they had supposedly purchased through Scotiabank Jamaica, they did so…

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Loan from Japanese government, - NHF helps JSB Vision Centre

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Operators of the JSB Vision Centre at111 1/2 Old Hope Road in St Andrew are grateful that the Japanese government has afforded them the opportunity to offer well-needed low-cost vision services to Jamaicans with various eye problems.Through the…

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Attack on Falmouth Hospital worries WRHA - Healthcare staff intimidated by people threatening to kill them if patient dies

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Following in the wake of Sunday’s attack in which relatives of an accident victim threw stones and bottles at a section of the Falmouth Hospital, in Trelawny, resulting in minor damage, the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA)…

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FAO official wants greater urgency for Vision 2030 - Agriculture ministry targeting fisheries development

Gleaner on February 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

An executive of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called on local policymakers to use the regional conference set for March 5-8 in Montego Bay,St James, to provide the impetus for their activities. This is if the country…

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