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Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Having overpaid by some $7.1 million on the five-year lease agreement for its Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices over a two-year period, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is being asked by the Auditor General's Department...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The five-year-long US$42.5 million Kingston and St Andrew Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Reduction Programme is bearing fruit, according to president of the National Water Commission (NWC), Mark Barnett.Non-revenue water levels in Kingston and St Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it stands in support of a planned winding down of operations at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew to move centralised waste-management activities to other sites across the island.The announcement...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A National Diaspora Policy is one of the many major agenda items for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for 2019.State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says the policy is likely to be...

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

The National Water Commission (NWC) is to spend $1.5 billion to replace the existing transmission pipelines from Ferry to Six Miles in St Andrew. This follows the massive break in the line some 35 feet below the surface in a section of the Mandela...

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

Residents in sections of Denham Town and Hannah Town in west Kingston say they are worried that a lack of piped water in their communities since August could derail school plans for the new term starting January 7 next year.Pleading their case is...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Typical of most inner-city communities, residents in the western Kingston constituency of Fletcher's Land depend largely on their internal systems to create for themselves. These include the wildly popular roadside parties and round-robin series of...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that the Government has been taking steps to curtail violence against returning residents in a number of communities across the country, including Mandeville, Manchester....

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

Sinopharm Pan-Caribbean has established business units in medical equipment trading and healthcare in Jamaica and the Caribbean region, says General Manager Peter Zheng."Sinopharm is actively coordinating and cooperating with the Ministry of Health...

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

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take steps to ensure that regulations are drafted urgently to bring into effect the Public Procurement Act.This...

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

The Chinese presence in Jamaica dates back to the period of indentured labourers, between 1845 and 1917. Since then, both countries have enjoyed a strengthening of relations.There have been investments by a number of Chinese companies with varying...

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

Capital city Kingston has always carried with it a certain allure, but over time the eroding social and physical infrastructure has been the main cause for its decay. However, there has been a resuscitation in recent years, with signals from the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The rejection of the evidence that serious challenges existed in the implementation of the states of public emergency (SOE) has have resulted in a moral and political dilemma for several Jamaicans who support both crime-fighting efforts and the...

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

After almost two years of torrid, and, at times, heated negotiations, yesterday, the Government and the Jamaica Police Federation signed a heads of agreement, which covers the contract periods 2017-2019 and 2019-2021."We are pleased, based on the...

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

More than 130 children with disabilities from the Corporate Area sang, danced, and feted to their hearts' delight at a Christmas treat arranged by the Sanmerna Foundation in partnership with the Be the Change Foundation/Jamaica Urban Transit Company...

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

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that the Government is serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector."I am absolutely serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector. Without...

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

The launch of the National Cancer Registry of Jamaica represents another meaningful addition in the fight against cancer, as it will allow for quality data collection to inform decision-making policies, says Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.He...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Without corrupt practices and the stubborn, yet high crime rate, Jamaica's economy could have been three to 10 times bigger, according to Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director, National Integrity Action.While addressing the Jamaica Customs...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Petrojam oil refinery is in danger of becoming obsolete.The state-run entity was laid bare by a stinging auditor general's report last week.Speaking at yesterday's quarterly press briefing at Jamaica House,...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It's a heady time for the five finalists in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition, with just a few weeks left for the panel of judges to name the winning design, which is to be constructed as Jamaica's new seat of power.December 18 is the...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid said that results from the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam have been misconstrued, noting that it will have no bearing on next year's actual examinations.Speaking at the ministry's Heroes Circle offices in Kingston...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is expressing concerns with the pricing mechanism used by Petrojam, asking for a clear and transparent explanation. The organisation is also troubled by the excessive losses of fuel being incurred by...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Petrojam's most liquid assets, cash, and equivalents covered only an average 17 per cent of its current liabilities over the five-year period 2013-2018 as cash generated from core operations was inadequate, an Auditor General's Department (AGD)...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:34 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The auditor general’s report into the systemic breakdown in resource management practices at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and Petrojam, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday, outlines a series of recommendations that should...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite the more than encouraging decline in all categories of major crime, the national security hierarchy has decided to lay down the gauntlet in the ongoing war against criminal elements, with the launch of a massive island-wide operation aimed...

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