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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kingston yesterday evening amid a clamour of controversy in CARICOM, but Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith rolled out the welcome mat and delivered a sharp retort to the...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:46 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been warned against becoming a pawn in Washington’s bid to solicit votes in its diplomatic war with the Maduro regime in Venezuela. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s highly anticipated visit to Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:39 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Some parents whose children attend the scandal-hit Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have admitted to being ashamed of the constant stream of corruption allegations that have dogged the leadership of the east Kingston school, triggering court...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With Municipal Elections (local government elections) constitutionally due in November of this year, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) general secretary is preaching a state of readiness. Julian Robinson said the party is in a good place should...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:27 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has dismissed suggestions that her department may have muffed the findings of a performance management audit of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), which probed breaches of procurement guidelines...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Noting on Tuesday that 34 persons were murdered across Jamaica within the first 11 days of the year, Olivia Grange, the minister with portfolio responsibility for gender affairs, said that among the victims are some of the country’s most productive...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Daryl Vaz, the minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with responsibility for Land, Environment, Climate Change and Investments, in giving an update on the ban on plastics in Parliament Tuesday, said the...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Political hawks should not be surprised if voter turnout at the next general election, constitutionally due in 2021, falls below the 47.7 per cent recorded at the 2016 poll, asserts veteran political analyst Shalman Scott. His belief is...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Forty-three years ago, a newly constructed school opened its doors to 560 young Jamaicans intent on making their mark on the world. That was the birth of the José Marti Secondary School. Today, its name has changed, it’s now a technical institution...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:43 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown has indicated that both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) are now cleared after meeting the deadline for submission of declarations on spending in the Portland Eastern by-...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Strained relations among the three security agencies tasked with securing students and faculty at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, have been cited as a key reason why robberies and break-ins at the tertiary institution are still a...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tears streamed down the face of a 67-year-old woman as she scanned the room which was once lit up by the smile of her granddaughter, Neffertiti Roache. “I will be all right. But right now, I cant explain how I feel,” said the woman yesterday, when...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:42 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Brother of murdered People’s National Party activist Kevin Brown said that while his younger sibling was quite popular in political circles, his super-secretive lifestyle may have come back to harm him. “I knew him as a very kind, quiet individual...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fitz Jackson, the five-term People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament (MP) for South St Catherine, is harbouring no fear as the political chess game picks up the pace ahead of the next general election, constitutionally due in 2021 but...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) on Monday signed a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Correctional Services within the Ministry of National Security and non-profit organisation Stand Up for...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:42 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Jonathan Lacey believes that much of the country’s crime issues can be solved by, among other things, the security forces being a great deal more responsive to the public. He...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

At a time when serious action is needed to halt the pessimism around the climate change issue, Prince William is kick-starting 2020 with a new drive to dispel the current approach and replace it with fresh optimism and action across the spread of...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Economist and professor at The University of the West Indies, Densil Williams, has said the Government needs to be making investments in strategic areas over the long term for the elusive growth demands to be met. He said there will be no growth in...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:42 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

On a normal day, residents of Kiora, George’s Valley, would have awakened to the cool Manchester breeze and the coos of native birds. But yesterday was not ordinary. The rural district woke instead to blood-curdling screams for help about 5 a.m....

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 1:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Thousands of companies across the commercial hub of Kingston and St Andrew face deregistration for failing to file their yearly returns, condemning them as illegal to operate. In a dozen full-page advertisements posted by the Companies Office of...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Imagine the utter delight that comes from receiving a communiqué from Buckingham Palace informing you of the Queen’s intention to award you anything, much less induction as a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Retired nurse Yvonne Grant, co...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:48 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Civil society and non-governmental corruption watchdog groups are less than sanguine that the Government and agencies tasked with the responsibility to significantly reduce the incidence of corruption in the public sector will find the will in 2020...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

If Theodore Bailey is to be believed, there is no more deserving a person in Jamaica to be a national ambassador than newly crowned Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, who completed a four-day visit to the island yesterday. Never mind him being...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:29 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Donovan Richards spent a delightful Saturday night having drinks with friends. The 51-year-old was in high spirits not only because of the Christmas season, but yesterday was his birthday. Soon after he returned to his Fourth Street home in Trench...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The incremental way of building out the country’s infrastructure, including the housing sector, must change to reflect Jamaica’s push towards equity, Prime Minster Andrew Holness has said, adding that the administration he leads will be “going big...

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