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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that the country is living on past glory and that it was important to invest in the country's infrastructure - including a new Parliament building - to show that as a people, we are serious about...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says Jamaica should find strategic ways of leveraging the untapped potential of its diaspora.He told the country's diplomats gathered in Kingston for the 2018 Executive...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The launch of the National Foreign Trade Policy and Consultancy for the establishment of the National Trade Information Portal is being lauded by Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, as a modern, coordinated...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that a report that was commissioned last year to look into the future of the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been completed and will be made public shortly.A debate on the report's content will also take place in...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

After waiting for more than 10 years for construction of housing solutions geared at creating a better community, residents of a section of Maxfield Park, commonly known as Frog City, are finally witnessing the dream becoming a reality with...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Rotaract Club of New Kingston's response to combating the ecological effects of climate change on Jamaica's coastline is to plant mangroves along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston, which is also expected to aid in restoring damaged coral reef....

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

At just 17 years old, the world was just about to open up in all its majesty for Shawn'd Ferguson. He had big dreams of being a success but was taking his time deciding what career path to take. Then tragedy struck.Ferguson was among a group of...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two of the survivors of the vehicular crash in the vicinity of Heroes Circle, Kingston, last Friday night, which claimed the lives of two of their friends, say they too could have easily been killed if it weren't for quick thinking."I had to jump up...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is a complaint of inner-city residents from Negril Point to Morant Point. They think they are being blocked from employment opportunities because of their addresses. And residents of Jones Town in south St Andrew have the same cry.And for Jones...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr has hailed Chile's significant economic success on the commemoration of the 208th anniversary of South American nation's independence, noting their contribution to Jamaica's...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than $36 million has been paid to customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) for breaches of service standards, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has stated.This covers the...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former senior University of Technology lecturer and curriculum and assessment specialist Michael-Anthony Dobson-Lewis is urging calm amid the confusion around mixed signals received by parents and students on the matter of textbooks for the Primary...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) said that while it supports the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the new secondary-school entrance exam, its members are gravely concerned that it is being implemented in ways that are likely to result in...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Errol Campbell, a 59-year-old aerospace engineer, is a citizen of nowhere. Even though born in Britain to Jamaican parents, he is effectively a man without a country.His story, like many of the Windrush Generation cases now being investigated by the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock said that at no time did the university consider changing the name of its Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Centre, which bears the name of Dr Andrew Wheatley,...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Gleaner editor Phyllis Thomas shared that all her successes at the award-winning newspaper, where she spent 45 years in a variety of roles, must be credited to God.She was the toast of an afternoon where the company paid homage to 24 current...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) welcomes the Government's new strategies to address the country's widespread problem of plastic pollution, says its Chief Executive Officer, Suzanne Stanley.The strategies announced by minister without portfolio...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Within a few weeks, motorists should experience an ease in the traffic congestion caused by the recent closure of the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew, with the construction of a bypass road now under way.Yesterday, the...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The traffic gridlock that dominated the first two days after motorists were forced to use alternative routes around the construction of roadways in the Corporate Area will not be a factor in the coming weeks, says the senior superintendent in charge...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Nurses Association of Jamaica President Carmen Johnson has expressed concern that gains made over several decades in building the country's reputation for good, professional nursing could be eroded as recruitment of its members for overseas jobs...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that persons who abandon loved ones who have mental illnesses at hospitals should be subject to heavy legal scrutiny.He said it was perhaps one of the surest ways of getting the message across to...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has defended the Government's handling of the Windrush Generation scandal following sharp criticism from the public.It was suggested that the Government's cavalier approach in its...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

HUNDREDS OF premature infants and high-risk pregnant women will see the quality of their healthcare improve markedly with the construction of high-dependency units (HDUs) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Victoria Jubilee, Cornwall...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Well-known businessman and philanthropist Joseph M. Matalon is to be inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame.He is being hailed as "a most deserving recipient" by Jennifer McDonald, the organisation's chief...

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

On September 12, 1988, Jamaica was devastated by Hurricane Gilbert, a powerful and deadly Category Three storm.While the name of the hurricane was subsequently retired by the World Meteorological Organisation, because of the widespread damage and...

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