Latest News From The Jamaica Gleaner
The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has confirmed that a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rocked the eastern section of Jamaica yesterday afternoon.The epicentre was recorded near Blue Mountain Peak.Persons, mainly in the...
The Trinidad and Tobago military has been mobilised to carry out relief efforts in the twin-island republic following heavy flooding that has been blamed on three days of heavy rainfall.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Trinidadian journalist...
Residents of Cassia Park in St Andrew are concerned that local private-sector leaders seem more interested in lining their pockets than the overall improvement of Jamaica.The residents used the latest Gleaner On The Corner with the Economic...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has trumpeted that developers are buying into the vision of the Government and have moved to capitalise on infrastructural works now under way to modernise the city of Kingston.He said that requests are coming in for...
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has expressed optimism about Jamaica's earning potential from ganja in light of Canada's legalisation of cannabis for recreational use."The signal to us is that we can't continue...
- Bill for Ganja in Uruguay A bill to legalise Ganja has been passed by lawmakers in the House of Representatives in Uruguay. If approved by the Senate, Uruguay will become the first country in the world to legalise the growth, the distribution and sale of Ganja. Under the... Read More
- Residents in protest Several residents with placards are now staging a protest against the fatal shooting of a man along a section of Molynes Road this morning. Details surrounding the fatal shooting by the police have not been released. A heavy police presence is now... Read More
- 3 arrested for illegal extraction of electricity in Bog Walk Three persons were arrested following the discovery of illegal connections in the Cow Gully area of Bog Walk, St. Catherine yesterday. A release by the JPS today says two shop operators and the occupant of a residence were all found to be receiving... Read More
- Hotel owner caught on premises disconnecting Illegal Wires JPS is reporting that last evening (July 30), its crews discovered that a 36-room hotel in the Sydenham area of St. Catherine, was being supplied entirely by an illegal connection. The owner was caught on the roof, during the operation, attempting... Read More
- O.J. Simpson granted parole The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners today granted parole to O.J. Simpson on some charges in connection with kidnapping and robbery convictions done at two Las Vegas based sports memorabilia dealers. Last Thursday Simpson who requested leniency... Read More
- Carreras says health minister to tweak aspects of the regulation Tobacco distributors Carreras says it is encouraged by the decision of the health minister to tweak aspects of the regulation governing the ban on smoking in public spaces. Among the changes, tobacco companies will no longer be required to place... Read More