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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:16 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

WITH MERE weeks to go before this year's global climate talks in Poland, small island developing states (SIDS) are advised to ready themselves to "negotiate hard" for decisions that can translate the results...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A consultation on paternity leave and other best practices towards parental leave for fathers will be the main event to celebrate International Men's Day (IMD) on November 19.An annual global event, IMD focuses on men's and boys' health, improving...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) has come in for high praises from Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles and Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson, with the former expressing a desire for their "very high standard" to...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Immunity from civil liability and the use of false names by witnesses are among a raft of measures that have been proposed by the Ministry of National Security to strengthen Jamaica's anti-gang legislation.Further, the national security ministry...

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Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE LASCO Recycling Project, which was undertaken at last month's ICWI/Reach to Recovery Pink Run, has yielded significant returns, with as much as 58,700 plastic bottles - the equivalent of over 2,300 pounds - collected on race day.The initiative...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

IN THE race to stave off the ill effects of climate change and enhance their credibility in international negotiations, developing countries, including those of the Caribbean, need to look internally at their own operations, as part of efforts to...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Soroptimist International Club of Jamaica (Kingston) has named Professor Rosalea Hamilton, chief executive officer of the LASCO Chin Foundation and international trade expert, as the 2018 recipient of its Stella Gregory Award.The award will be...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New Fortress Energy (NFE), a global energy infrastructure company, has announced that 14 students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, have been awarded with scholarships to the tune of over J$16 million.Among the recipients are recent...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is unwavering optimism among business leaders for further reduction in Jamaica's unemployment rate,which has dropped to an all-time low of 8.4 per cent.The out-turn, captured in the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) July 2018 Labour...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called for the increased integration of Airbnb operations into community tourism offerings.He noted that the Airbnb concept is being embraced in places like Trench Town in St...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 4:24 PM

International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy secretary, Calvin McDonald, has been appointed the chief fiscal advisor to Jamaica's finance minister. The appointment of McDonald, who is a Jamaican and deputy secretary with the IMF since 2012, was...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 3:52 PM

The police say a Glock pistol with a magazine containing nineteen 9mm cartridges was recovered during a joint operation with the military along Park Lane, Constant Spring, in St Andrew this morning. There was no arrest in connection with the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 1:32 PM

It will not be business as usual for operators of shipping vessels who carry illicit items into Jamaica or who fish illegally in Jamaican territorial waters, now that the Government has acquired a KingAir 350 Extended Range surveillance aircraft as...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:58 PMLivern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter

There are indications that the board of directors of the state-owned Universal Service Fund (USF) bypassed a number of candidates with a master's degree when it hired Suzette (Camille) Buchanan to head the agency. The USF acknowledged, in a...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:39 PM

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona is reporting that a tremor was recorded in the north western section of the island this morning. The tremor occurred about 3:41 a.m. and had a magnitude of 3.7. The epicentre was...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 11:29 AM

Four women entrepreneurs have been awarded grants of $250,000 each to formalise and improve the capacity of their businesses. The awardees are: Yolande Gooden-Rhoden, Kumea’s Hair Perspective; Dr Charah Watson, Kihara Cosmetics; Irene Moore,...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 10:53 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter

It took more than four years, but the overhaul of Jamaica’s road safety legislation has finally received parliamentary approval.   The Road Traffic Act 2018 was passed in the House of Representatives late yesterday, replacing the 80-year...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 10:42 AM

There is concern that the government has not outlined a clear plan for sugar cane farmers and factory workers in southern Clarendon. Member of Parliament for south west Clarendon, Noel Arscott and the People’s National Party’s (PNP)...

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