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

MORE THAN 80 per cent of Jamaicans would support a tax on sugary drinks, if revenues accrued were to be spent on programmes to reduce obesity, especially among children, the results from the 2016-17 Obesity Prevention Campaign Survey found.But while...

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

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that non-governmental organisations' partners have been championing the call for a tax on sugary drinks, pointing out the policy success in other jurisdictions."They have made the call because they believe...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The planned eight-month closure of the east and westbound approaches to the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew is cause for concern, according to some residents along portions of the alternative route.They say that in addition to the expected...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Family members, including the mother and father of slain 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, teachers and students from the Kingston Technical High School, and members of the community came out yesterday to offer thanks for a life they all agreed was cut...

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

Jamaicans looking beyond racial differences as well as political and religious biases is one sure way to preserve the country's standing among nations of the world in ways others take for granted, said Stephen Facey, chairman and chief executive...

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

The Home Office - a ministerial department of the British Government - has so far reviewed nearly 12,000 cases of detentions and deportations in wake of the Windrush saga, according to Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica.Ahmad noted...

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

Come next month, just over 500,000 Commonwealth-born people residing in the United Kingdom, including thousands of Jamaicans, could be in line to receive compensation.This is part of the proposed recompense scheme to help redress the impact on the...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The police had promised smooth sailing on the roads for yesterday's first official dayof back-to-school, which coincided with new traffic changes to facilitate road-improvement works across the Corporate Area. Some motorists were uneasy about what...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson appears to have put to rest the idea of giving police powers to the military."For me, it is dead. It's like oil and water. Policing is about the process, about carrying through a number of processes...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Five months into his tenure as commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson is making it clear that he has been hard at work strengthening his team's capacity and putting in place the necessary groundwork for the successful execution of the...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-seven per cent of all persons living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are on treatment and 40 per cent are virally suppressed, but to reach targets that will set the Caribbean on track to end the AIDS epidemic, the region must close...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Making the teaching of a second language compulsory in Jamaican schools will require a new policy directive, says Dean-Roy Bernard, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.Bernard noted that the ministry is at the...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

An increase in major crimes in the Eastern Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis has prompted that country's government into giving police powers to the military, but not exceeding six months. However, the University of the West Indies' Professor...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Lorna Myers could be considered a trailblazer for Jamaican female entrepreneurs when 43 years ago she went after and secured the KFC franchise for Jamaica.Today, Restaurants of Jamaica Limited operates both the local KFC and Pizza Hut franchises,...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The horrific rape and murder of 14-year-old Yetanya 'Princess' Francis in Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, last week captivated the nation, but founder of the Spiritual Revivalist Council of Churches Bishop Brian Cameron fears that the outcry, like others...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Diana Stewart of Stewart's Auto Sales is passionate with an eye for detail. She is also someone who loves to serve. But there is more. She has an unquenchable desire for the growth and development of Jamaica.A philanthropist and business leader,...

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

Red Stripe, the 'world's coolest beer', through its Desnoes and Geddes Foundation, has donated $1 million to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the acquisition of video surveillance equipment to help ramp up security...

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...

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