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Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Civil society and non-governmental corruption watchdog groups are less than sanguine that the Government and agencies tasked with the responsibility to significantly reduce the incidence of corruption in the public sector will find the will in 2020...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

If Theodore Bailey is to be believed, there is no more deserving a person in Jamaica to be a national ambassador than newly crowned Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, who completed a four-day visit to the island yesterday. Never mind him being...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:29 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Donovan Richards spent a delightful Saturday night having drinks with friends. The 51-year-old was in high spirits not only because of the Christmas season, but yesterday was his birthday. Soon after he returned to his Fourth Street home in Trench...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The incremental way of building out the country’s infrastructure, including the housing sector, must change to reflect Jamaica’s push towards equity, Prime Minster Andrew Holness has said, adding that the administration he leads will be “going big...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

December 22, a day that should be cemented into the consciousness of all Jamaicans. On that day in 1781, the slave ship Zong arrived in Black River, St Elizabeth, with little more than half of the ‘cargo’ – enslaved Africans, stocked on-board. They...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Crime fighters assigned to three separate units in one of Jamaica’s toughest police divisions say they are working in squalor and are desperate for a change in fortunes. Members of the Proactive Investigation Unit (PIU), the Centre for the...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The top British diplomat in Jamaica has sought to dispel fears here and in the wider Caribbean that the prospective merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DfID) will cause millions of...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Dr Alfred Charles Reid was eulogised at his funeral yesterday as a man of courage, full of humility and grace. Hundreds of mourners turned up at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega in Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday to remember...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Penlyne Castle farmer Rudolph Watson has credited his longevity in the cultivation and sale of Christmas trees to his rootsy charm and customer-service savvy. Watson, who is affectionately called ‘Ruddy’, said that tree sales have allowed him to...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The recently completed multibillion-dollar Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade building located in downtown Kingston will not be occupied until about March 31, 2020, when it is furnished and fully functional. That is the word from...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Environmental activist Leilani Münter has warned that small island states like Jamaica could suffer a collapse of their tourism industry because of climate change. Citing record temperature rises across the world as a litmus test of global warming...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Camperdown High School standout Dr Allan Cunningham has thrown his hat into the ring to become the Jamaica Diaspora Council member for the southern United States. He is one of six candidates who have been declared for the elections to serve...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While only around 20 people seek refugee status in the island annually, the Jamaica Red Cross has expressed concern about why some migrants travel thousands of miles from Asia and Africa to make the country their final destination. What has also...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A tense standoff between settlers on a property along Lyndhurst Road in Kingston and bailiffs armed with eviction orders was defused yesterday when East Central St Andrew Member of Parliament Dr Peter Phillips interceded on the residents’ behalf,...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:44 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The late Jamaican diplomat Ambassador Patricia Durrant has been hailed as an outstanding woman, whose contribution to the foreign service has been outstanding. Durrant, who served in various capacities during the time in the service, died last week...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Works Ageny (NWA) CEO E.G. Hunter has blamed bureaucratic bungling for several missed deadlines in the completion of the Legacy road projects in the Corporate Area. He told The Gleaner that when the NWA signed off on the contracts to...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Mancy Hardy, a 77-year-old farmer of Penlyne Castle, St Thomas, has two large farms. On them he plants and prunes his ‘Christmas trees’, which he then sells in bulk to other neighbouring farmers for the massive, seasonal sale along the malls on...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Ol’ McDonald had a farm way up in the Blue Mountains, and on that farm he planted juniper trees, and then to town he would take them. That was 1970s Penlyne Castle. It was the direct involvement of this mystical pioneer, according to storytelling...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:34 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Parliament yesterday that the Government would not be abandoning the identification aspect of the National Identification System (NIDS). He said the Government has completed a revised policy that is consistent...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s education system is failing to adequately prepare its workforce to confront the rapidly changing technological demands associated with the future of work, says Danny Roberts, senior lecturer at the Hugh Shearer Labour Studies Institute at...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:43 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

West Indies pace bowler-turned-politician Daren Powell has switched allegiance from the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) to the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Powell has been tight-lipped since a photo emerged of him smiling while...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Stewart Beckford says that the more than $100-million reconstruction of the Yallahs Fire Station in St Thomas is a timely development that will directly benefit the people of the parish. The...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More Jamaicans are taking an interest in Europe, information from the Spanish Embassy in Kingston has revealed. Victoria Garcia Ojeda, deputy head of mission, said that there has been a 12 per cent increase in travel to countries the Spanish...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-year-old Samuel Bailey has been named the 2020 Rhodes Scholar. A past student of Ardenne High School, Bailey holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with first-class honours from The University of the West Indies and is now bound for the...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Young journalists have been urged to put in the hard work in honing their craft and not be discouraged if they initially fail the high standards demanded in competitive newsrooms. The advice was offered by 24-year stalwart Enthrose Campbell, a...

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