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Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:50 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Davina Scott overcame poverty in her native Jamaica and the embarrassment of not being able to read and write to rise to become one of 10 students who have received a New York Times College Scholarship. The scholarships, which are...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:46 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Ancillary workers in several communities across the country will directly benefit from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to engage in HEART Trust/NTA training in...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two of the country’s most powerful business associations, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), have come out in praise of the Budget for fiscal year 2019-20, alluding to the finance minister’s...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Citing procedural weaknesses for the collapse of the system, town clerk at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) Robert Hill says that the council plans to restart registration of handcarts operating in market spaces next month....

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican lawmakers have been urged to review the nearly 40-year-old Employment (Equal Pay for Men and Women) Act amid growing unease about the disparity in salaries along gender lines. An International Labour Organization report titled ‘A Quantum...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government has paid $3 million in lease over half a year for an empty building. The Ardenne Road, St Andrew, building, which was leased by the Universal Service Fund (USF), is said to be undergoing renovations. The revelation was made by...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The tense political atmosphere in the high-stakes Portland East by-election, which is set for April 4, could spiral out of control if supporters of both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) fail to adhere to the...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica has acted swiftly in dealing with impropriety arising from the Windrush scandal and mass deportation of Jamaicans from the United Kingdom, says State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. His assurance arose out of a meeting last...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Chinese businesses are more than welcome to operate and invest in Jamaica as the country stands to gain from the transfer of technology and the wealth of their businesses, which is likely to further sustain Jamaica’s own economic turnaround, says...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The St Andrew South police, in recent times, have placed the spotlight on an area of Greenwich Town known as ‘Bow Tie Land’, off Spanish Town Road, which they say gunmen have been utilising as a safe haven. Officer in charge of operations, Deputy...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cabinet has approved a deal between China Harbour Engineering Company and the Housing Agency of Jamaica for the construction of 1,900 housing solutions at Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The development will be undertaken in six phases over 60 months...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There is no plan by Chinese companies to monopolise Jamaican industries. That’s the word from Dr Hu Zhimin, president of the Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica (ACEJ). With at least 16 Chinese companies already registered to operate in...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Transforming the approximately 4,600 acres of cane lands at Bernard Lodge in St Catherine into a brand-new city with a host of social and civic amenities will take developers 18 years, according to the project’s urban planner, Martin Addington. It...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Businesses along Hagley Park Road that have haemorrhaged billions of dollars in losses from the Government’s months-long roadwork project should be offered tax write-offs as compensation for a precipitous fall in revenue. That’s the word from...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night received the RG Platinum Award for its sterling service to nation building through the Jamaica National Service Corps, a state-led initiative aimed at transforming at-risk youth into model citizens and...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:04 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-five-year-old Pam (last name withheld), the lone female among 29 deported migrants who were processed at Harman Barracks after being sent from the United Kingdom on a charter flight to Kingston yesterday, has castigated the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the community of Belgium in Grants Pen, St Andrew, tries to pick up the pieces from last Thursday’s deadly blaze which claimed the lives of two-year-old twins Nahelia and Nahalia Pinnock, one neighbour is finding it particularly hard to...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A quintessential family man, friend, and a hard worker was how family, friends and ­colleagues remembered former government minister and trade unionist, Dwight Nelson, at his funeral yesterday. Tribute after tribute at a packed Cathedral of the...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) is hoping that negotiations with an undisclosed partner reaches a satisfactory conclusion for the utility company to start work this year on the construction of a new 15-million imperial-gallon-per-day water-...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As far as achievements go, being appointed a senator in the Canadian Parliament is a huge deal for Jamaican, Dr Rosemary Moodie.She was appointed to the Senate by the Canadian Governor General Julie Payette on the advice of Prime Minister Justin...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 100 homeless persons in and around downtown Kingston were treated by the Rotaract Club of New Kingston last week at the Marie Atkins Shelter.They were able to access dental care, including cleaning, fillings, and extractions by the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Venezuelan Embassy in Kingston remains silent on the unravelling of the Petrojam partnership in which the Jamaican Government is looking to retake the 49 per cent stake the South American country owns in the state-owned oil refinery.Several...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's first female poet laureate, Lorna Goodison, was among a distinguished field of five who were awarded the prestigious 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards at the newspaper's North Street offices in downtown Kingston yesterday.Goodison received the...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The United Kingdom-based pressure group - Windrush Movement - is demanding greater transparency and assurances from the Jamaican Government, following the Windrush scandal and the apparent ease with which the British government has, in some cases,...

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