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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Security expert Lieutenant Commander George Overton says that crime in Jamaica is far more sophisticated than previously thought and that the authorities have failed to accept the level of organised criminality at play."I do not believe that we have...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Robert Montague says that his ministry is currently undertaking negotiations with the Ministry of Finance to have the General Consumption Tax, import duties, and the Special Consumption Tax waived for a limited time to...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Teachers protesting the Government's wage offer of 16 per cent over a four-year period, and who have been off the job since Monday, were called back to the negotiating table, following an emergency meeting at the Ministry of Labour yesterday....

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

China has the Dragon Eyes; other nations have their own type of surveillance infrastructure. Now, there is JamaicaEye, an islandwide network of camera surveillance systems designed to increase the safety of all citizens, and it is tipped to be a...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The decision by United States (US) President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on a number of countries for imported aluminium and steel could have serious implications for Jamaica, says Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Lisa...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says that the relationship between Jamaica and the United States (US) will not suffer as a consequence of the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by President Donald Trump...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A mix of continued strong tourism numbers, the lowering of Jamaica Public Service electricity rates through its renewable energy mix, and above-average bauxite production at Alpart could result in the Jamaican economy realising annual growth rates...

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

Security expert, retired Lieutenant Commander George Overton, says the lack of a streamlined government communication apparatus is at the root of much of Jamaica's crime and social problems, as it allows criminals the space to retool and reorient...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Renewed collaboration between the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) is seen as important for the effective management and good governance of protected areas in the Caribbean region,...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

International Human rights and environmental attorney-at-law Jodi-Ann Quarrie has said Government should pursue a strategic overhaul of the tourism product to make it possible to retain much more of the foreign exchange, denominated in United States...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:04 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Both the foreign affairs ministers of Jamaica and Mexico have welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), geared towards offering training and technical assistance to Jamaica’s petroleum industry. The MOU was signed yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The apparent lack of synergy between the main executing agencies undertaking road improvement works in Barbican, St Andrew, is drawing the ire of business operators, in spite of a planned increase in activities to improving the flow of traffic.The...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Family-owned businesses are the throttle needed for rapid expansion of Jamaica's economic growth projections, says Dr Lawrence Nicholson, head of the Decision Sciences and Information Systems Unit at the Mona School of Business and Management....

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that the ongoing expansion and diversification of Jamaica's energy mix is happening at warp speed but stated that any notion that Jamaica was only substituting one energy source for...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The ultra-lucrative lotto scam has made millionaires out of almost anyone indulging in its deadly undertaking, and with that comes the potential for donmanship, according to head of the Jamaica Defence Force in western Jamaica Colonel Daniel Pryce."...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding is warning that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states are not as committed to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) ideal as they should be, charging that the half-hearted approach...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:49 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Finance and Planning Minister Audley Shaw says that sluggish technological advancements are hindrances to aggressive economic growth in Jamaica and the Caribbean. He was making a presentation at the 7th International Development Bank (IDB) Annual...

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

Scotiabank Jamaica has denied allegations it acted in bad faith when it sold a Portland couple a house in the hope of recouping unpaid monies owed to it by the previous owners and that it willingly pursued the sale knowing that the house in question...

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

The dream of owning a house is a precious aspiration for many Jamaicans, but it is a dream for one Portland couple that has turned nightmarish, as the supposed house they thought they had bought is still occupied, leaving them with only a section of...

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

Longstanding suggestions that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which is believed to be ill-equipped and outdated to deal with current realities, be disbanded and reconstituted have been dismissed as a "utopian dream" by National Security...

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

President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica Hugh Johnson is warning against ignoring the value of the small business sector and its importance in fuelling a strong and sustainable economic growth.He told The Gleaner that while the signs...

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

Jamaica has risen 15 places in the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International, but the gains could easily be eroded if delays in the full appointment of a chief justice are prolonged.That was the...

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

The Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar, known to some as 'the sex pastor', has added two more accolades to her growing list of personal achievements.She was conferred with an honorary doctorate of philosophy  in the humane letters and a Fellow of the Most...

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

Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home.The situation...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has expressed condolences to the families and victims of Wednesday's mass school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, United States."I empathise with the victims, parents,...

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