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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Bustamante Children's Hospital Karlene Taylor McKenzie has said that greater partnership with the business sector is needed to help provide better-quality service at the facility. Taylor McKenzie says donation...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Ten students from primary schools in east Kingston were on Wednesday presented with scholarship awards valued at $50,000 each from the Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) through their GSAT Scholarship Awards Programme.The programme, which had its...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The national murder rate is down 18 per cent when compared to the corresponding period of January 1 to August 18 last year, according to information from the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Periodic Crime Statistics Review.It shows that...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies (UWI) senior lecturer Dr Tannecia Stephenson is calling for the dissemination of climate-related information in a simpler format by the Jamaican media.Noting that the island is susceptible to any increase in sea levels...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For Omar Davis, a young man with little education, life in Bucks Common, May Pen, Clarendon, is like living in a prison without the bars."Is right here in Bucks Common me born and grow, man. Me never go a jail yet, but being here is like a jail me...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With the new Road Traffic Act a matter of weeks away from being passed into law, the Transport Authority (TA) has a unique role to play. That includes enforcement of the regulations, something the Authority's Chairman, Joseph Shoucair, seems to be...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that he has been receiving updates on the controversy surrounding former Minister of National Security Robert Montague's involvement in the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) granting a gun licence to man who...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Governments across the region must use the media to disseminate information on climate change initiatives, according to Dr Ulric Trotz, deputy director and science adviser at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.He made the call during...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is close to completing a study that will look into implementing changes in relation to illegal vending and other illicit activities in the greater Half-Way Tree area of the capital, says...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce's (JCC) vision of supporting Jamaica's growth by facilitating its members' integration into the global economy could be further enhanced by the ongoing island-wide Jamaica Survey of Establishments (JSE), reasons JCC...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two more Jamaican students will depart for South Korea as part of that country's scholarship programme, joining several others already studying in the East Asian nation.Shaneika Marie Lee and Petrona Laing have been invited this year to the master's...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The seven children and 13 adults whose homes on Bond Street in Denham Town, Kingston, was destroyed by a fire on Sunday stand to receive some assistance from the Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston after a proposal for a 'special donations drive' was...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Money well spent was how the Interim Executive Directorof the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, described the just-concluded Independence Grand Gala celebrations on Monday night at the National Stadium.Approximately $62...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With just seven days already ticked off in the month of August, a total of nine road fatalities from crashes during the one-week period have tripled the three deaths recorded for the corresponding period last year, according to statistics compiled...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For more than three decades, Jamaica's political and business leaders have been trying, with mixed results, to get the country's economic affairs on a strong footing. After years of devaluation of the local currency as well as internal and external...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is targeting single-digit road fatalities by the end of the next decade, even though projections from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest that injuries caused by road traffic crashes could be the fifth...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Not enough respect is being shown to skill-based careers in the changing job market where technology is altering the relevance of some positions, and a failure to adopt will place Jamaica at a disadvantage, warns state minister in the Ministry of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jeju Island in South Korea, although only a fraction the size of Jamaica, welcomes approximately 300 flights per day and 15 million tourists per year, a staggering number in any scenario. Tourism on Jeju Island accounts for approximately 70 per cent...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the gradual refurbishing and expansion of community clinics, such as the Stony Hill Health Centre for which ground was broken yesterday, was the surest way of bringing back credibility to primary...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Relatives of persons killed in traffic accidents suffer immense emotional strain, and many unanswered questions linger when gruesome photographs of the deceased persons, as well as the mangled remains of motor vehicles, are splashed across social...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Youth involvement and structured engagement are vital elements for national development, says Kethania Griffiths, executive director of Youth Crime Watch of Jamaica, while warning that failure by civil society and the political class to engage young...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has rubbished claims made by the Opposition People's National Party that he recently committed $61 million to nine schools for political gain in the North West St Ann constituency to which he was recently named as the...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican brewery giant Desnoes and Geddes (D&G), producers of the world-famous Red Stripe Beer, kicked off celebrations of its 100th anniversary with a church service at the Boulevard Baptist Church yesterday...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Young men in Top Temple, a section of Rockfort in east Kingston, say they are starving for job opportunities to come their way. They are frustrated as those opportunities are hard to come by unless they are well known by potential employers.Hakeem...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The most important period of development in a child's life is the first 1,000 days, and that fact was reinforced by the launch of the zero-to-three strategy, Jamaica Brain Builders Programme, yesterday, at the Cynthia Shako Early Childhood and Day...

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