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Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced that the Government will double the opportunities for training critical-care nurses as part of his ministry's strategy of addressing their shortage in the health sector, this as the issue of...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Certified funeral directors and embalmers are of the view that the absence of a training institution for persons aspiring to enter the sector is one of the main factors fuelling the growth of so-called fly-by-night operators who are said to be...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has advised the staff of Petrojam that his administration was committed to the proper management of the state-run oil refinery, even as he admitted that there was corruption at the agency.The prime minister, who has...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is moving to close policy loopholes as it has been revealed that Executive Director Camille Buchanan had hired her daughter for more than a year to work as a social media manager.The USF falls under the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Scores of new justices of the peace for the parish of St Andrew took the oath of office yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston with a provocative reminder that their services were too priceless for them to charge the public to access...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

To have received his certificate of completion from the National College for Education Leadership (NCEL) Aspiring Principals Programme would have been one of the proudest moments of Clive Mohammed's life. But fate would have it that he would die...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government is seeking to take over the historic Moneague College in St Ann to provide advanced training for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang made the announcement last week while...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to the unavoidable and inevitable digitalisation of the Jamaican society, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his administration is laying the foundation for a digital makeover that will have a jaw-dropping effect on life.Holness, who...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Since its explosion on the local scene in 2015, Gustazos has developed an enviable reputation for providing top deals on its e-commerce platform across various sectors.However, according to Chief Executive Officer Carlos Villares, Gustazos has been...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

United States judge, Renatha Francis, who was born and raised in Jamaica, has been named to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, emerging above five other persons who were considered for the position.The St Hugh's High School alumnus, is...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Although some were willing to accept the possibility of a dip in productivity during this year's staging of the World Cup, business leaders were not so clear-cut in their views about which team would take home the most prized title.Brazil and...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Public health specialist Professor Alafia Samuels has warned that countries like Jamaica will continue to have challenges with obesity if the issue of food sovereignty is not addressed.Speaking at the official opening of The Medical Association of...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

On day one of his historic trip to Canada, Prime Minister Andrew Holness wasted no time in luring potential investors to Jamaica, telling them that they could be confident in the fiscal environment and asserting that his administration was resolute...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Insisting that early childhood children do not require homework at their age, lead researcher for JA KIDS Professor Maureen Samms Vaughan has disclosed that 88.5 per cent of children were being sent home with work by their teachers daily or two or...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Recently disclosed data have shown significant deterioration in the relationship between mothers and the fathers of their children by the time the infant reaches four years old.The research examined families that had babies born between July and...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Staying true to a cultural heritage formed long before modern medicine, Jamaicans continue to administer bush medicine to children for different ailments from as early as nine months after birth. For the most part, though, parents have consistently...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Starting today, making phone calls will require 10 digits, with the first three being 876 or the newly introduced area code of 658.The Office of Utilities Regulation has said that the additional area code is to ensure that there are sufficient...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon Pearnel Charles has reacted with disgust to news that communications director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, has formally applied to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to represent...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Millions of dollars go down the drain at the end of an election exercise because voters are not turning out to participate in the process despite the electoral authorities spending more than $2 billion to conduct the elections to cater to all...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has expressed the view that certain labour practices now being employed in the country are threatening the trade union movement, and he has warned that unions risk betraying their purpose if they allow the return...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A conservative Christian group has issued a warning to bleeding-heart judges in Jamaica that they would not sit by and allow them to impose their world views in sensitive cases without being called out.The warning comes against the background of two...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government is taking steps to amend the Pensions (Superannuation Funds and Retirement Schemes) Act, following the disclosure by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) that only a handful of the Jamaican population had a pension plan.In her...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Having been touted as a mechanism that will strengthen the National Identification System (NIDS), there are no specific provisions in the proposed Data Protection Act that specifically address the functions of the new ID system.That's the view of...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government has been urged to slow down the process of enacting the controversial Data Protection Bill into law as people continue to digest it and understand all the implications.President of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Dionne Jackson...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies (UWI) yesterday confirmed that Professor Dale Webber would serve as the next principal for the Mona Campus.The Gleaner had first disclosed on Tuesday that the ecologist and pro vice-chancellor of graduate studies...

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