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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tears, anguish and overwhelming grief permeated the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery Street, St Andrew, which hosted the thanksgiving service for murdered eight-year-old Shantae Skyers yesterday, leading the funeral director at...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:34 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The British government’s £200-million Windrush compensation scheme that seeks to give redress to Jamaican and other migrants is inadequate and falls way below expectation, says Professor Verene Shepherd, one of the Caribbean’s foremost minds on...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Professor Verene Shepherd says that Jamaica’s thrust to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Vision 2030 will only be a pipe dream if countries such as Spain and Britain do not own up to their responsibility and pay out...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Head of the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Assistant Commissioner of Police Calvin Allen, is warning motorists who have retrofitted their vehicles with flashing lights, and public transport vehicles with heavily...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group has committed $10 million in partnering with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) to execute a six-month public-education campaign to boost road safety....

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The head of a powerful business lobby is urging Jamaican lawmakers to fast-track long-overdue legislation on the Madrid Protocol to make it necessary for the protection of intellectual property on the world stage. Trevor Fearon, chief executive...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Inés Fors Fernández, Cuban ambassador to Jamaica, says that it is a foregone conclusion that her country will be massively affected should the United States go ahead with full implementation of the Title Three provision of the Helms-Burton Act ....

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inés Fors Fernández is calling on United States President Donald Trump to provide unequivocal proof that the 20,000 medical workers in Venezuela are actually Cuban military personnel. Accusing the US of spreading...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Facing a plethora of challenges caused by breaks and limited inflows, the National Water Commission (NWC) is to widen its structured rationalisation of the commodity to boost distribution efforts, particularly in the Corporate Area and sections of...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Globally, it is estimated that there are 20.9 million human trafficking victims. Of those, 68 per cent are in forced labour, 55 per cent are female, and 26 per cent are children. In Jamaica last year, authorities identified 13 trafficking victims,...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:33 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former communications director in the Office of the Prime Minister Robert Nesta Morgan was yesterday sworn in as the country’s newest senator to fill the seat made vacant by Ruel Reid’s resignation in March. The prime minister had asked Reid to...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Though declaring that the contract that the Jamaican Government signed with PBS Solutions for the provision of hardware and software for its national identity project was “not fully executed”, Cabinet is exploring whether the State is in danger of...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The House of Representatives voted for a 90-day extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover after an extended session that ended after 8 o’clock last night. Forty-four members of parliament voted in favour of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Six young women from challenging circumstances have put their troubled pasts behind them, using art as therapy while learning a practical skill to provide for their families as part of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Phenomenal Women United...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A 17-year-old schoolgirl who was battered, then raped by her assailant in Above Rocks, St Catherine, nearly two weeks ago, is now unable to walk and suffering from seizures as a result of her injuries. The attack is part of a string of assaults on...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Motorcyclists account for a third of road users killed since the start of the year. With 50 fatalities recorded among bikers in just over four months, the final figure for 2019 could go well beyond 100 if they do not make safety a priority when...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi has praised Jamaica’s decision to sign on to the mammoth Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying that it has opened a new era of mutual development and cooperation between the two nations. His reaction came at the end of...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday defended the March 22 meeting in Florida between United States (US) President Donald Trump and the leaders of five Caribbean countries as crucial to maintaining Jamaica’s geopolitical relevance and retaining...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government is once again being urged to place the troubling oil pricing mechanism at the State-owned refinery Petrojam under urgent review in order to make the process more transparent to the public. President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the police lament the high number of sexual abuse cases in the St Andrew North Police Division in which Sterling Castle Heights falls, residents are saying that they are fighting tough battles on several fronts in trying to safely traverse the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:41 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The three men who were taken into custody by investigators probing the gruesome murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle area of Red Hills are not being treated as suspects at this time, says Deputy Superintendent Gary...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

“A true renaissance man.” That was how Patrick Rousseau’s brother, Peter, remembered him during yesterday’s service to celebrate the life of the late attorney. An avid sports fan and administrator, Rousseau was also hailed by his brother as a top-...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It has been a long-held view that The University of the West Indies (UWI) engages in sophisticated research and study, churning out intellectuals to fill positions for the job market as doctors, attorneys, and business executives. But a new thrust...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Investigators have taken a third man into custody in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew. This brings to three the number of persons now being questioned by investigators. “One other man is...

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