Church not guilty - Leaders distance themselves as pastor awaits sentencing on sex abuse charges

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The Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church has vowed to press on, declaring that it has nothing to be ashamed of as its disgraced pastor awaits sentencing on sex-related charges after impregnating a 12-year-old girl. Last week, Pastor…

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Flashback to ‘62

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As Jamaica prepares to celebrate 57 years of Independence from Britain tomorrow, The Gleaner takes you down memory lane on a journey through our archives.

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Clarke: Don’t get poverty narrative twisted

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has fired back at critics of the Andrew Holness administration following news that poverty had increased in Jamaica in 2017. A document tabled in the Senate last Friday revealed that in 2017, 19.3 per cent of…

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St James SOE has saved 16 lives, says Mayor Davis

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has called on citizens of St James to continue supporting the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in western Jamaica. Speaking at yesterday’s Independence service at the Bethtephil Baptist Church in…

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CMU strips wall of fame after parents express concern

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The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has moved swiftly to address concerns raised by parents about the names of two booted Cabinet ministers among persons on a wall of fame at the Palisadoes Park-based institution in Kingston. The concerns were…

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Teen suspected of stabbing, cutting off 6-y-o’s penis

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A six-year-old boy has been hospitalised after he was stabbed multiple times and his penis dismembered allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in White Horses, St Thomas, last Friday. Reports are that late Friday evening, the six-year-old boy’s father…

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UPDATED: Three killed, six injured in crash near Dyke Road in Portmore

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At least three people have died and nine others injured following a collision this morning along Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine. The police say the collision occurred between a seven-seater Totoya Wish motorcar, which was operating as a taxi,…

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G2K calls in Political Ombudsman over Waite’s ‘disrespectful’ remarks

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Stephen Edwards, President of Generation 2000, the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party, has written to the Political Ombudsman complaining about remarks made by the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Basil Waite. In…

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Gov’t pushing for pension plan regulations by early next year

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Regulatory amendments aimed at strengthening the legislative framework to safeguard the assets of pension plans are expected to be in place by early next year. This is according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic…

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Trump accuses China of manipulating currency as yuan weakens

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused China of manipulating its currency after Beijing let the yuan fall to a politically sensitive level against the U.S. dollar for the first time in 11 years. The move raised concern that China…

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