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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:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 2:06 PM

The Opposition wants the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology to call in the Auditor General and the Integrity Commission to conduct a probe into the operations of the Universal Service Fund (USF). It argues that issues of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 1:10 PMSyranno Baines

Vendors at the Constant Spring Market in St Andrew are adamant that the government is against “poor people” after officially learning that they have little over a month left in the space. This morning, the more than 70 vendors were each...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:55 PM

The Supreme Court has ordered that nearly $200 million in assets and properties linked to drug kingpin Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard should be forfeited to the government, the Financial Investigation Division (FID) has confirmed.

 

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:25 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is currently undertaking critical works to reinstate or improve access to communities in St Thomas and St Catherine. The NWA started works on a second box culvert in the Windsor Road community in...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 11:53 AM

Public sector workers with children attending public educational institutions will not be required to pay auxiliary fees as of the 2018/19 academic year, which begins in September. This was announced by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 10:48 AM

Leader of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Prime Minister Andrew Holness, has expressed confidence that the party will take the St Ann North Western constituency from the People’s National Party (PNP) in the next general election....

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 9:50 AM

The police in Westmoreland are searching for the gunman who fatally shot one of their colleagues in Petersfield last night. No motive has been established for the murder of 41-year-old police constable Rohan Bucknor, who was attached to the Little...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is making a fresh call for Jamaicans to end the stigmatisation of individuals who suffer from mental illness. He also wants the relatives of mentally ill persons to be more proactive in their care and support....

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) is calling for a 20-year development plan for Montego Bay and the wider parish of St James that will indicate where housing and parking for motorists are to be provided.Bemoaning the current...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett says the Old Fort Craft Market in Montego Bay, St James, is to be developed into an artisan village, making it the second such facility geared towards providing a holistic Jamaican experience for cruise passengers."The...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Tasha Shirley, a mother of three from Woodford Park in Kingston, was among 500 residents in south east St Andrew, who were recently beaming with gratitude after benefiting from the Back-to-School Medical and Dental Fair hosted by the College for...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the uncertainty existing in the job market today in both the public and private sectors, as a result of divestment, redundancies and firings, it is not easy for many to handle. Some fall into depression and a downward spiral. Losing a job is...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

National Mathematics coordinator, Dr Tamika Benjamin, is warning that there is a great risk the gains made in student performance in mathematics over the past few years could be eroded if educators do not change their approach to teaching, by...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

The following is an exposition written by David Salmon, deputy head boy at Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston, who, this summer, participated in a course by the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, which was organised and administered by Yale Center...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For an eighth year, scores of residents in Maverley, St Andrew, converged on the Source resource centre in the community to access a range of heavily subsidised health services and health information coordinated for their benefit by the Rotary Club...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Hope Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute (JACCRI) were the beneficiaries of $750,000 from the recently held ICWI Hope In The Hills concert.The funds were handed over at the Hope Institute of Jamaica. A sum of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Deaf Can! Coffee, a social enterprise company empowered by the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) of the JN Foundation, officially launched its E3 Cafe, located at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf on Cassia Park Road in Kingston,...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica-born Robert Hamaty is a successful businessman, dedicated husband, loving father, and former airline captain. He recently celebrated his 70th birthday, a milestone made possible because of a life-saving heart transplant in 1986 at Jackson...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Four students, two each from Greenwich All-Age and St Andrew Primary schools in South West St Andrew, will be at ease when they begin their high-school journey in September as their school-related expenses will be taken care of by Petrojam.The oil...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 8:30 PMRomario Scott

People's National Party (PNP) vice presidential contender Dr Angela Brown Burke is pleading with Region 3 Chairman Phillip Paulwell to support her motion for the establishment of a mediation unit in the party to settle the many disputes among...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 7:02 PMRomario Scott

Months after an electoral defeat at the hands of Dr Nigel Clarke for the constituency of North West St Andrew, People's National Party (PNP) politician Keisha Hayle has sounded an ominous warning for the governing Jamaica Labour Party at ...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 1:11 PMRomario Scott

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid has given instructions for all employees of his ministry to be trained and certified.   Speaking at a ceremony last week at the Mona Visitor's Lodge where a summary of the Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:59 PMMelville Harris

Six bird hunters were arrested and charged for breaches of the Wild Life Protection Act on the first day of the 2018 bird hunting season. The six were arrested yesterday after they were seen hunting in a protected bird sanctuary in Elim,...

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