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Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Motorcyclists account for a third of road users killed since the start of the year. With 50 fatalities recorded among bikers in just over four months, the final figure for 2019 could go well beyond 100 if they do not make safety a priority when...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi has praised Jamaica’s decision to sign on to the mammoth Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying that it has opened a new era of mutual development and cooperation between the two nations. His reaction came at the end of...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday defended the March 22 meeting in Florida between United States (US) President Donald Trump and the leaders of five Caribbean countries as crucial to maintaining Jamaica’s geopolitical relevance and retaining...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government is once again being urged to place the troubling oil pricing mechanism at the State-owned refinery Petrojam under urgent review in order to make the process more transparent to the public. President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the police lament the high number of sexual abuse cases in the St Andrew North Police Division in which Sterling Castle Heights falls, residents are saying that they are fighting tough battles on several fronts in trying to safely traverse the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:41 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The three men who were taken into custody by investigators probing the gruesome murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle area of Red Hills are not being treated as suspects at this time, says Deputy Superintendent Gary...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

“A true renaissance man.” That was how Patrick Rousseau’s brother, Peter, remembered him during yesterday’s service to celebrate the life of the late attorney. An avid sports fan and administrator, Rousseau was also hailed by his brother as a top-...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It has been a long-held view that The University of the West Indies (UWI) engages in sophisticated research and study, churning out intellectuals to fill positions for the job market as doctors, attorneys, and business executives. But a new thrust...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Investigators have taken a third man into custody in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew. This brings to three the number of persons now being questioned by investigators. “One other man is...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Proper management of the country’s water resources is critical to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and economic progress, says Richard Pandohie, deputy president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA). He was...

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

Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from a massive jump in trade if a recent Business Summit for Investment between the Mexico Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States begins to bear fruit,...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:36 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the usually quiet rural community of Sterling Castle Heights fear that there could be more bloodshed in response to the brutal murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers and yesterday’s mob killing of 26-year-old Miguel Williams, who...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jose Marti Technical High lower sixth-form student Mario Scott was unable read up to grade six at primary school; but he has managed to overcome a life-threatening heart condition and a plethora of other obstacles to be named among the 20 Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Area Five police are probing leads that a man in custody may be linked to the grisly discovery of the body of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle Heights area of Red Hills, St Andrew, yesterday. Skyers’ disappearance since...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the society continues to grapple with increasing incidents of violence against women, social anthropologist, Dr Herbert Gayle, is calling for holistic dialogue across the Caribbean in an effort to identify the reasons why some men choose to prey...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s education sector is as strong as it has ever been and is poised for grander outcomes as the Ministry of Education ramps up its effort to, among other things, make Spanish the official second language of the land. That’s the pronouncement...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

In 2015, little Ashalae Grant was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, the general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works. She was constantly ill, and at the time, her mother began fearing the worst. “It...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced plans for a $100-million 20-bed facility to support pre- and post-care patients of the catheterisation laboratory at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. “We have done the costing and I want to...

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

Reparations protagonist Professor Verene Shepherd, who chairs the National Commission on Reparation, says that the recently announced £200-million Windrush compensation plan is inadequate. According to the professor, compensation that will be paid...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:45 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is on the cusp of reaping the benefits of expanded relations with China after yesterday’s signing of a landmark memorandum of understanding set to be the launching pad of ramped-up investment and trade between the two nations. First...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:39 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has countered claims made by Captain Errol Stewart, operator of the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre, that it was conflicted in the investigation it carried out on the flight school’s ill-fated crash in...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, yesterday hinted at a review of the policy governing the national school-feeding programme. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the official opening of the...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The more than 30-year wait for a new science lab at the St Catherine High School is over after the Digicel Foundation handed over a fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility and prep room, described by the principal, Marlon Campbell, as an “awesome...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One hundred and fifty at-risk young people will be afforded opportunities to make better of their life and circumstances through a US$1.5-million Digital and Innovation Centre, thanks to the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation in partnership...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is yet to begin full operations at the Ardenne Road location it has leased, where "minor work" is being done to complete the office, according to an official. Last month, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval...

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