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Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) has announced the establishment of a $15 billion local bond facility through National Commercial Bank Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM).The NWC said that the facility would enable it to become more financially...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans from all walks of life stand to benefit from a J$15-billion local bond facility arranged by National Commercial Bank Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM). The National Water Commission (NWC) announced yesterday that it had...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 3:08 PMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has said that the Caribbean Examinations Council's (CXC) initiative, the Learning Hub, is in perfect alignment with the Government's thrust to equip citizens with 21st century skills.Slated for initial roll-out in...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The main takeaway for the many business-minded tertiary and vocational students who will flock to this week's 11th annual Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Small Business Expo and Conference should be that financing isn't the only...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With plans afoot to roll out phase one of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Learning Hub in September this year, pro registrar of the council, Dr Carol Granston, is advising candidates across all 19 CXC-served territories that the online...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that neither had any intention to cause damage to the other's organisational reputation, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Integrity Commission have decided to bury the hatchet nearly two years after the former filed a suit...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Sunday's fatal shooting of 56-year-old Neville Salmon of Annotto Bay, St Mary, and 27-year-old Obrian Hartey of Norwood, St James, has pushed Jamaica's murder tally to at least 500 since the start of the year.According to the latest statistics...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Long-time residents of Portland have agreed that the eastern Jamaica parish remains a safe place to live, but at the same time, they have admitted that in the past, they felt much safer.The Portlanders, who on Thursday participated in a Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson has accepted that five murders in four months in the usually peaceful parish of Portland is alarming, but he doesn't expect that number to escalate much for the rest of the year."Because of what has unfolded over...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With 28 murders in the last 28 months, the eastern Jamaica parish of Portland remains the nation's least murderous parish, a stark contrast to the western parish of St James which has recorded more than 630 homicides for the same period.For long-...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Though violence and badness continue to prove a glamorous lure for many young men in the central Kingston community called 'Tel Aviv', a 22-year-old who goes by the name 'Image Kid' is determined not to walk that road."You live by the gun, you die...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, head ofthe Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch, has said that proceeds from the sale of counterfeit goods are being used to support organised crime.Speaking at a Gleaner Editors' Forum...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Energy Conservation company Solar Buzz Jamaica (SBJ) does not profess to be the cheapest option in the market. Instead, the Kingston-based operation prides itself that its top-quality installations are on par with global standards.Founded in 2011,...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Four hundred and forty-two murders have been committed across Jamaica between January 1 and April 21 of this year, a 5.2 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year when 420 were killed.According to the latest statistics compiled...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A mere six months into its operations and Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park Ltd copped the 2016 Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association award for attraction of the year, besting the likes of world-renowned ice cream purveyor Devon House, Dolphin...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For longstanding ice cream purveyors Crazy Jim, Expo Jamaica 2018 is proving to be the ideal springboard into the retail market, which it will now supply with 11 premium gold flavours.One of the more popular exhibitors at the four-day show-and-tell...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

"Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity" - the motto of the Salvation Army - has been, in a nutshell, the undertaking of Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton for almost four decades.Haughton, 58, was recently promoted to the rank of...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Industry and Commerce Minister Audley Shaw has disclosed that the Government is now in the process of engaging technical consultants to assess the feasibility of utilising unclaimed funds held by financial institutions as a financing option for the...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Trudy Parker, mother of Oneika McCrae, one of two wards of the state who perished in the January 16 fire that destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety, yesterday expressed dissatisfaction with the fire report, calling for further investigation into...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A 13-year-old is sure to feature in tonight's Schools' Challenge Quiz (SCQ) finale between multi-time champions St Jago High and academic powerhouse Campion College.For St Jago, it's just a matter of which 13-year-old: Leroy Cassanova or Donald...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A win each in two semi-final matchups, the last of which required a sudden-death playoff, and a quarter-final face-off. That's the history of multitime quiz champions St Jago High and academic powerhouse Campion College over the past three seasons....

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has called for a national cancer research agenda to improve the effectiveness of cancer control through cancer research and surveillance.But for this to be achieved, Yulit Gordon, executive director of the JCS, has...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Vladimir Vinokurov, ambassador of the Russian Federation to Jamaica, is rejecting claims by British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad about the alleged involvement of the Kremlin in the recent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter on...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Preparations have advanced for the funerals of the two female wards of the State who perished in the January 16 inferno at the Walker's Place of Safety as the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) on Thursday received the burial order...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The long-awaited report on the fire that destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew, killing two female wards of the State, has highlighted that the incident was not preventable, says Floyd Green, state minister with responsibility for...

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