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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...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has insisted that the final decision to appoint a new principal for the Mona Campus has not been taken, following The Gleaner's report yesterday that Professor Dale Webber would take up the post on October 1...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Minister Without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, has hailed the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) for its continued service to national development while advocating for the rights of workers....

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Some of the students occupying Irvine Hall on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies are worried that they are being put in harm's way by the action of administrators over fees owed.They complained that they have not been able to...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

On May 11, Rojorn Campbell would have celebrated eight years since fulfilling his dream of becoming a pilot.But as he took to the skies in a Cessna 206 aircraft on a fateful Thursday afternoon last week from Sangster International Airport in Montego...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Described by his peers as a budding soul, a tough nut, and kind-hearted, Oshnel Bryan had big dreams that he would be one of the most impactful leaders helping marginalised youth in a harsh Jamaican society.In fact, young Bryan was well on the...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson handed over volumes of files that he gathered during his time in office to the University of the West Indies (UWI) at a ceremony on Tuesday, which pulled out people from across various sections of the society,...

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

According to the report, accused officers are exploiting a lengthy judicial review process which, in some cases, could take months to complete.It said the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) "continued to be unable to execute arrest...

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

Jamaica is said to be losing out on billions of dollars because of the country's failure to fully exploit the resources of the sea and a continued stubborn reliance on land area only to generate economic growth, this despite the allocated ocean area...

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

The United States has continued to raise alarm over what it describes as the "entrenched government corruption within some government agencies" in Jamaica, while also arguing that it remains a significant problem of public concern.These and other...

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