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Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The breach in protocol that resulted in the improper disposal of the bodies of two neonates that were stored along with other body parts in the morgue at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) will trigger changes at the institution, according to Senior...

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

One hundred and ninety-five fresh-faced police officers have been armed with the power of the law and charged with the responsibility of executing their duties with dignity and honour. They graduated yesterday from the National Police College of...

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

Despite Jamaica's well-documented challenges with crime, its attractive business climate continues to be a key part of Mexico's willingness to invest further, says its new ambassador, Juan Jose Gonzalez Mijares.He says that Mexico's strategic...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A deliberate and strategic approach is necessary to meet the challenges that abound in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), says Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson.These challenges, he said, are not insurmountable but would...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With its already massive appeal on the world stage, Jamaica's technological innovations and products will be on show at the World Expo in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to State Minister for Foreign Affairs Pearnel Charles Jr.He made the...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Koreans working in Jamaica have hailed the recent geopolitical developments between the North and South as a watershed moment that could result in the denuclearisation of the peninsula and, ultimately, reunification.Words such as 'surprising', '...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

"It is not easy to make a difference, but if you sit down every day and say you alone can't make [that] difference, then you will continuously be doing the same thing," says the 2018-2019 LASCO Jamaica Constabulary Force Police Officer of the Year...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Imagination Farms, a subsidiary of the Caribbean Broilers Group of Companies (CB), has invested heavily in the cultivation of onions, which could result in the country's import bill of the spice being slashed by 10 per cent.Jamaica's import bill,...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one at-risk youth have been given a second chance at making something of themselves by undergoing an education and training programme put on by The Voices For Jamaica Today Foundation.The programme, which had its launch on Wednesday, is being...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Reckless driving during funeral processions is not going unnoticed by the police, who say they are prepared to slap offenders with fines under the full extent of the law, according to Courtney Coubrie, acting senior superintendent of the Traffic...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fatalities on Jamaica's roadways have spiked in the last 24 hours, with the deaths of four people placing into focus the need for motorists to observe speed limits and utilise safety features, according to Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

An ageing housing stock and the use of open flames in the daily activities of residents in a number of inner communities have been identified as major causes of house fires that have claimed the lives of at least 31 people, including nine children...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has been in a state of emergency with murders and violence, guns, gangs and dons, for a very long time, and common ground is now needed to take on the country's most pressing problem.Addressing the annual...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Unprepared for the task of raising a child, with little or no family support, parents in the central Kingston community known as 'Tel Aviv' have been blamed for much of the woes facing them.Participants at a Gleaner-RISE Life Management On the...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Ayanna Samuels, information and communications technologies (ICTs) and gender policy specialist, says that despite strides made in the ICT sector during recent years, it is unfortunate that most Jamaicans are consumers of technology rather than...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There is a growing need to protect the Jamaican strain of ganja, primarily for medicinal purposes, Lilyclaire Bellamy, the executive director of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), has said.She made the assessment that it was vitally...

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...

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