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Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are mounting over the welfare of cops amid reports of several police officers being overworked as the already undermanned Jamaica Constabulary Force is seeing its resources being stretched even further due to two major security operations...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:27 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Small businesses still face financing and export barriers that stifle access to capital and slow down trade, putting them at a competitive disadvantage against larger players, says Brian Pengelley, immediate past president of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Chairman Senator Ransford Braham has expressed “a deep sense of grief and profound sadness” about the passing of Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, Edward Seaga, who established the state body in 1968 during his...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad remembers the late Edward Seaga as a man filled with energy and an active force in the shaping of Jamaica’s future. Ahmad was paying his respects for the life and work of the 89-year-old former prime minister...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As news of the passing of the former prime minister and member of parliament Edward Seaga filtered through streets and corners of West Kingston, his legacy appeared secure not only in a stone monument at the entrance to the community but solidified...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A Chinese Embassy official has called for the Jamaican Government to use every tool possible to protect Chinese nationals here. “I am requesting that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) do everything it can to address and to legitimately safeguard...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Hard-earned gains in stabilising the Jamaican economy could be eroded if political leaders fail to take lessons from the past, argues Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). Mitchell painted a dire picture...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two prominent business leaders have renewed calls for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address frontally issues surrounding his yet-to-be-cleared statutory declarations. Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell said...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Danny Roberts, head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, has warned against certain practices such as contract employment, noting that legislation should be crafted to address this issue, taking into account International...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tears, anguish and overwhelming grief permeated the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery Street, St Andrew, which hosted the thanksgiving service for murdered eight-year-old Shantae Skyers yesterday, leading the funeral director at...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:34 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The British government’s £200-million Windrush compensation scheme that seeks to give redress to Jamaican and other migrants is inadequate and falls way below expectation, says Professor Verene Shepherd, one of the Caribbean’s foremost minds on...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Professor Verene Shepherd says that Jamaica’s thrust to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Vision 2030 will only be a pipe dream if countries such as Spain and Britain do not own up to their responsibility and pay out...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Head of the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Assistant Commissioner of Police Calvin Allen, is warning motorists who have retrofitted their vehicles with flashing lights, and public transport vehicles with heavily...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group has committed $10 million in partnering with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) to execute a six-month public-education campaign to boost road safety....

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The head of a powerful business lobby is urging Jamaican lawmakers to fast-track long-overdue legislation on the Madrid Protocol to make it necessary for the protection of intellectual property on the world stage. Trevor Fearon, chief executive...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Inés Fors Fernández, Cuban ambassador to Jamaica, says that it is a foregone conclusion that her country will be massively affected should the United States go ahead with full implementation of the Title Three provision of the Helms-Burton Act ....

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inés Fors Fernández is calling on United States President Donald Trump to provide unequivocal proof that the 20,000 medical workers in Venezuela are actually Cuban military personnel. Accusing the US of spreading...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Facing a plethora of challenges caused by breaks and limited inflows, the National Water Commission (NWC) is to widen its structured rationalisation of the commodity to boost distribution efforts, particularly in the Corporate Area and sections of...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Globally, it is estimated that there are 20.9 million human trafficking victims. Of those, 68 per cent are in forced labour, 55 per cent are female, and 26 per cent are children. In Jamaica last year, authorities identified 13 trafficking victims,...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:33 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former communications director in the Office of the Prime Minister Robert Nesta Morgan was yesterday sworn in as the country’s newest senator to fill the seat made vacant by Ruel Reid’s resignation in March. The prime minister had asked Reid to...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Though declaring that the contract that the Jamaican Government signed with PBS Solutions for the provision of hardware and software for its national identity project was “not fully executed”, Cabinet is exploring whether the State is in danger of...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The House of Representatives voted for a 90-day extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover after an extended session that ended after 8 o’clock last night. Forty-four members of parliament voted in favour of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Six young women from challenging circumstances have put their troubled pasts behind them, using art as therapy while learning a practical skill to provide for their families as part of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Phenomenal Women United...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A 17-year-old schoolgirl who was battered, then raped by her assailant in Above Rocks, St Catherine, nearly two weeks ago, is now unable to walk and suffering from seizures as a result of her injuries. The attack is part of a string of assaults on...

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