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Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Nurses at Bellevue Hospital in Kingston are left to fend off robbers and other malicious persons amid growing fears that their lives could be in danger following the attack on one of their own last week.The incident, which occurred last Tuesday...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Bailey, vice-principal of the Mountain View Primary School, has hailed the recently launched School Garden Project as an important life lesson in self-sustainability and community development. Yesterday, FLOW Foundation launched the initiative...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Career diplomat Angella Comfort has been tapped to become Jamaica's next high commissioner to the Republic of South Africa. The disclosure was made recently by Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade."Mrs Comfort's wealth...

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

Private-sector leaders say that their organisations are prepared to integrate the 10-digit telephone dialling sequence that is due to come on stream later this year along with the introduction of a new international area code number '658'. The...

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

Despite the recent survey by the Latin American Public Opinion Project showing that the majority of Jamaicans do not trust the media, George Freeman, the former New York Times in-house counsel, believes that press freedom in Jamaica is on solid...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Expo Jamaica 2018 title sponsors Digicel are promising a high-tech experience for the approximately 20,000 patrons expected to converge on the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre for the four days of the highly anticipated manufacturers...

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

With interest in the decades-old Expo Jamaica at an all-time high, the next staging, scheduled for later this month, is expected to draw a record number of patrons, the expo's co-chairman, Richard Coe, has said.The four-day expo will be held from...

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

English-speaking Caribbean peoples share more than cricket and an ideal geographic space, says Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Joel Martinez, who has urged that the shared history be used to push for full regional integration through the Caribbean...

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

Small local manufacturers are to benefit from a doubling of support from the National Baking Company when it hosts the Bold Ones at Expo Jamaica 2018 at the National Indoor Sports Centre next month, Butch Hendrickson, the company's chairman and...

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

Jamaica's urban centres, like those in other English-speaking Caribbean countries, are fast becoming overpopulated as a result of the movement of people from rural areas, thus putting a strain on social amenities and physical infrastructure, says...

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

Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, yesterday pitched a plan to get idle lands into productive use when he told Red Stripe's Ricardo Nuncio that 20,000 acres of agricultural land is available, from which his...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Work on the service road that runs adjacent to the nearly completed section of the Mandela Highway in the vicinity of the Ferry Police Station has been temporarily halted because of an apparent oversight, which could prove to be a disaster in the...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The gradual erosion of the rights of workers in Jamaica has not gone unnoticed by the Church as Anglican Bishop Howard Gregory placed the issue in the spotlight at a synod this week.Gregory told his congregation to remind the Government of the 1938...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips emerged from yesterday's resumption of the Vale Royal Talks having found what the parties described as "common ground" on issues of national importance. These included agreement...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Three grass-roots projects aimed at providing much-needed assistance to women and girls in Jamaica were yesterday adjudged winners of the first Women's Empowerment Pitch Competition, a project of the United States (US) Embassy.Approximately 40...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The majority of Jamaicans would support the temporary suspension of their rights and accept military rule under a coup in order to curtail high levels of crime and corruption.That is the finding of a comparative study of democracy and governance, as...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has accused the Andrew Holness-led Govern-ment of engaging in political tribalism through its "misguided decision" to name the North-South Highway in honour of former Prime Minister Edward...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

An incident at Penwood High School in Kingston yesterday has left one student battling for his life, while the perpetrator is on the run and is being sought by the police.Inspector Sean March confirmed the incident.March told The Gleaner that a 16-...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

"Girls are not the problem; they are problem solvers," declares a line from the powerful documentary 'Girl Rising', which spotlights the stories of nine girls who overcame their unforgiving circumstances by believing in their own potential and the...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

In an address to the People's National Party's (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC), Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday urged members to get back to the basics of being a party of and for the people.Phillips, who is also president of...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Voters in the Yallahs division of St Thomas Western will go to the polls in a by-election on April 27. Nomination day will be on April 10, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie announced at a press conference in Kingston yesterday.The...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Career diplomat Ambassador Wayne McCook is to leave the government service to take up a post in an international organisation.McCook's tenure as Jamaica's permanent representative to the United Nations and its specialised agencies in Geneva,...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is being urged by members of the Diaspora to stand up and be the difference in the fight against crime and violence that has claimed over 300 lives since the start of the year."It is a huge job,...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Over 60 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) from the rank of constable to sergeant are to benefit from a two-day Spanish workshop, designed to prepare them to speak a second language, as part of the force's thrust to create a more...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Aubyn Hill, chief executive officer of the Economic Growth Council, says that one option that could be exploited in helping to drive sustainable economic growth is to reform the country's labour practices to allow people the opportunity to work...

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