Roadwork blitz in East Portland … but People’s National Party supporters cry foul

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

FAIRY HILL, Portland: A maddening road blitz is currently under way in the constituency of Portland Eastern, some starting even as a Sunday Gleaner team toured sections of the constituency, which will have a by-election on March 25. Nomination day…

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Brigade under fire - Board ignores warnings of promotion breaches, corruption

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Despite warnings that two appointments by the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) board in 2016 breached several public-service stipulations and could be “construed as favouritism and/or nepotism”, that advice was ignored and one of the promoted persons was…

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East Portland experiencing financial windfall

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Sales have boomed at supermarkets, corner shops, and rum bars as activists and party workers from both sides of the political divide set up shop in East Portland. The influx of political personalities and party supporters to…

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From troublemaker to peacekeeper - Jones Town resident quells feuds in volatile communities

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Committed to steering youths from the path he once trod, violence interrupter Marlon Gordon has been actively persuading at-risk teenagers in west Kingston to live crime free. Gordon said he used to be involved in criminal activities, but the 42-…

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As bullets fly, kids cower behind St Michael’s shield

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Nestled beside the intimidating Tower Street Adult Correctional facility and several volatile communities in central Kingston, St Michael’s Primary School has for years been stigmatised as a failing institution. In the last five years, however,…

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Umbrella Gang hit hard by killing, conviction

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Portmore’s notorious Umbrella Gang was hit hard by the justice system and crime-fighters within hours last Wednesday with the conviction and fatal shooting of two key members. First, the St Catherine South police have since identified a man fatally…

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Millions in property damage as fire blazes at MoBay Holiday Inn

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Montego Bay, St James Fire of unknown origin on Friday night destroyed a maintenance facility and workshop at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St James, leaving the hotel reeling from damage estimated at several million…

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JN Bank inks pact with teachers - Targets indebted public workers for new business

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under Business News -

Jamaica National Group is going after new business from the public sector and is making its approach through the bodies that represent them. JN’s banking subsidiary has already signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jamaica Teachers’…

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Professionals shun political muzzle - Doctors, lawyers, business people endorse free speech

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Professional associations representing doctors, lawyers and business people say they would not support the muzzling of members who seek political office. Their comments come in the wake of revelation of a concept paper by the Ruel Reid-led Ministry…

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Catholic sex cover-up - Victim accuses Archbishop of Kingston of trying to ‘cover church’s ass’

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Insisting that she was raped, impregnated and forced to have an abortion by Father Paul Collier when she was 17 years old, Denise Buchanan, now 57, is demanding an apology from Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards for what she says is an attempt…

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