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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...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In an apparent push-back against pressures from some gay lobby groups and pro-gay countries that are frustrated by the slow pace at which Jamaica is moving to secure the rights of LGBT people, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has appealed for respect...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Local gay rights advocates have welcomed the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago Constitutional Court to strike down the decades-old buggery laws. High Court judge Devindra Rampersad handed down the ruling yesterday in the case brought by LGBT...

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

It would cost a staggering US$150 million to rebuild the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) were it to be demolished and rebuilt.That's according to Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, responding to the suggestion from some stakeholder."It is not...

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

Amid fears that some health workers stationed at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) could have been exposed to serious health hazards, based on a Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) report pointing out that cancer-causing agents have been...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Professional men have been making the deliberate decision to delay or forego having children, a worrying trend in light of Jamaica's greying population.Though the median age in Jamaica currently stands at 29, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Cultural specialist Professor Donna Hope believes that young men are delaying fatherhood because they want to live out their young days without the immediate burden of having a family of their own."A lot of young men who have traditionally been the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Energy giant New Fortress will be making further steps in a matter of weeks to begin "dropping irons" in its preparatory work for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub.New Fortress founder and chairman Wesley Edens made the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:10 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The granddaughter of Jamaican immigrants to Costa Rica has become the first female vice-president in that country.Epsy Campbell Barr, an economist, is not only the first black female to be elected to the office of vice-president in Costa Rica, but...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Frightening figures from the country's private pension scheme regulator have shown that only a handful of the Jamaican population have a pension plan, leading experts to warn of the possibility of an old-age poverty crisis if there isn't a...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The profound impact that Winnie Mandela had on some of the nation's leaders was reflected yesterday as they hailed the woman known for standing by the side of Nelson Mandela during a time when chaos reigned in South Africa and the fight was on to...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Seventh-day Adventists are sometimes finding it difficult to get and keep work because of their observance of the Sabbath from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.That's according to the latest International Religious Freedom Report published by...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Government Senator Ransford Braham is proposing that a fund be established to assist victims and their families who have been financially affected as a result of criminality."In Jamaica today, where poor people are losing their lives, where mothers...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Audley Shaw, the new minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has expressed strong optimism that his ministry can fuel the economy to realise the elusive high economic growth.But according to the minister, it will be a serious task...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Administrators at the University of the West Indies, Mona, are livid with staff members for bringing back to the campus stray dogs which the university is fighting to rid the campus of.In a letter to the school community earlier this month, a copy...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced plans for the construction of more museums and libraries in honour of past leaders of the country.Holness, while speaking at the rededication ceremony of the Bustamante Museum in Kingston last Thursday,...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite objections by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), former Prime Minister Edward Seaga says that he deserves having the North-South Highway renamed in his honour, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced during the dedication...

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