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Grammy-winning American superstar R Kelly has been charged with ten counts of aggravated sex assault in the city of Chicago, in the United States (US). According to prosecutors, at least four of the cases involve minors. Kelly, real name...

Opposition Senator Damion Crawford is being considered as the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the upcoming by-election in Portland East. The Gleaner understands that the PNP hierarchy and Crawford have been in talks....

Opposition Senator Damion Crawford is being considered as the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for the upcoming by-election in Portland East. The Gleaner understands that the PNP hierarchy and Crawford have been in talks....

Government senators have voted to proceed with a debate today on legislation that would allow Jamaica to retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in Petrojam. The Bill was tabled in the Senate this morning, days after it was passed in the Lower House on Tuesday.

Opposition Senators are now seeking to suspend approval of the proposed legislation that would allow Jamaica to retake Venezuela's 49 per cent stake in Petrojam. The Bill was tabled in the Senate today, days after it was passed in the Lower...

Playwright and co-franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World Aston Cooke has died. Reports reaching The Gleaner are that Cooke’s body was found this morning at his St Andrew house. Cooke had been unwell for some time. Details of...

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter says the country’s macroeconomic prospects “remain positive as the indicators and outputs continue to show signs of recovery. “Foreign reserves are above the level deemed adequate and...

LONDON, CMC – The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee wants all British Overseas Territories, including those in the Caribbean, to legitimise same-sex marriages.   In addition, the Committee believes that the British government...

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travellers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the...

The Government will be spending $1 billion to assist with the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The funds, which have been allotted in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, will facilitate increased access to financing...

The Government is to begin 17 infrastructure projects in targeted communities during the upcoming fiscal year under the Poverty Reduction Programme IV. These include construction, expansion and rehabilitation of police stations, schools, health and...

HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The move sets up a fight that could...

The Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has called for a suspension of deportations to Jamaica until the Home Office has published its investigation into the Windrush scandal. At an emotional meeting of relatives of people...

The local scientist is supporting the Health Ministry in seeking to assure members of the public that they have nothing to fear with the expected release of half a million sterile male mosquitoes starting March 2020.
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