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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...

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...

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