Wed | Feb 19, 2020

Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite calls for a review of the United Kingdom’s (UK) visa policy towards Jamaica, British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad says there are no such plans in the pipeline. Well-known immigration attorney Jennifer Housen said that it is time that the UK...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaican diaspora in the North East United States say they are satisfied with the direction of the economy, but are worried that corruption and crime could erase the gains. At the same time, they are calling on the Government to...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With more than 15,000 legally blind people in Jamaica and more than half that number being older than 50 years old, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said the country needs a national eye health plan. Addressing the official launch of the...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Like so many families affected by the injustice of the 1973 immigration law in the United Kingdom (UK) that led to thousands of people, mainly from Jamaica, misclassified as illegal immigrants, denying them jobs, healthcare and the right to rent...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Even though more than 7,000 native or descended Jamaicans may be beneficiaries of a portion of the £200 million Windrush Compensation Scheme, the British high commissioner here has urged against focusing on monetising the trauma of the thousands of...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Principals of embattled firm Caricel Jamaica have labelled the Government’s revocation of operations licences as tantamount to a conspiracy aimed at preventing the start-up company from providing direct competition to “incumbent foreign-owned...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With three million Jamaicans living abroad and many making considerable contributions to national development, there are hopes that the 2019 Jamaica Diaspora Conference will further strengthen partnerships with local institutions and citizens...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With approximately 700 children born with autism in Jamaica each year, Kathy Chang, co-founder of the non-profit Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA), wants more to be done to help overcome the stigma associated with the disorder. “We are much...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans suffering from cataracts now have an opportunity to benefit from the expertise of an 11-member Chinese technical team, which arrived on the island on Wednesday. The team will perform approximately 500 cataract surgeries on Jamaicans in...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:33 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being viewed more favourably than his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government, which “is bad news” for the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), according to an analyst of the recently commissioned RJRGLEANER Don...

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

The fear of mathematics remains the number-one obstacle for students learning the subject, This is why The Mico University College, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is hosting the inaugural Mico International...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Having extended the period of permissive dialling by five months ending March 30, 2019, 10-digit dialling will be mandatory as of March 31, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has confirmed. The extension was granted following requests from...

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

Opposition Senator K.D. Knight yesterday charged that the Upper House of Parliament was not the place for dishonourable politicians. Making his contribution to debate on the Appropriations Bill in the Senate yesterday, Knight saluted his fellow...

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

Actual construction work on the South Coast Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) is slated to begin soon, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness. In his contribution to the Budget Debate in Parliament on Tuesday, Holness told the nation that design work...

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

The Opposition People’s National Party wants the full weight of the law brought to bear on everyone who has so far been implicated in corruption at the Ministry of Education, which resulted in yesterday’s axing of portfolio minister Ruel Reid. His...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government’s decision to temporarily close its embassy in Caracas has drawn the ire of the Opposition, with its spokesperson, Lisa Hanna, accusing the Government of “seeking to break diplomatic relations with Venezuela”. The embassy...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government is seeking “competitive” sources of financing to undertake a proposed third infrastructure development initiative to succeed the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), which was in its winding-up phase, to significantly...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

In just about a week, Jamaicans at home and abroad will know which of the five finalists in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition would have won the right to have their concept chosen as the blueprint for the country’s first dedicated...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With the first ever International Mathematics Teaching Summit days away, a list of pre-event activities are already creating a buzz. As part of the upcoming event is the first of its kind Mico University College-National Commercial Bank (NCB)...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It could cost the Government about US$200 million (J$25 billion) to construct new drains in the Tinson Pen area of Kingston, National Works Agency (NWA) Chief Executive Officer E.G. Hunter has revealed. Major flooding in the vicinity of Tinson Pen...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Revitalising the plethora of bilateral arrangements between Jamaica and Botswana will be the main focus of that country’s new ambassador, Collen Kelapile, who also hinted at leveraging his country’s know-how in the area of mining. This may include...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says she takes responsibility for not following up on warning notices that were issued to the members of parliament who were fingered in breach of the Integrity Act for failure to declare income...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that there is no discernible negative impact from the latest United States travel advisory issued last week for Jamaica. He said that the Government has brought in respected tourism consultant Dr Peter Tarlow...

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

Jamaica is set to host the third meeting of the Jamaica-Costa Rica Joint Commission in 2019, which is expected to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Incoming chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica,...

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...

Pages

Subscribe to Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer