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Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was recently listening to an interview on the radio and it has reinforced my opinion that we would do a lot better if we adopted the Republican governance model (like the USA) over the Westminster that we currently have.Pros to...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in United States elections: the post office.Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the US presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Work is expected to commence on irrigation systems in St Catherine and Clarendon this fiscal year under a $100-million infrastructure rehabilitation project.The funds have been provided by the Government in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure,...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government is to engage a consultant to assess and prepare a preliminary design for the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Special Education Diagnostic Centre in Portland during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.Details of the $5-...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Construction of the new offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to be located in downtown Kingston, is expected to be completed by early next year.An additional sum of $253.8 million has been set aside in the 2018-19 Estimates...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just a few decades ago, the world experienced what can be called an Eastern European Spring, when the vast Soviet empire collapsed - brushing aside decades of communist rule.Then, just a few years ago, the world experienced the Arab...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I listened keenly to Mark Barnett, president of the National Water Commission (NWC), speaking on TVJ's 'Smile Jamaica' on Monday morning (February 19, 2018), speaking about the importance of conserving water and that all catchment...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Is it too late to rise above partisanship and do what is honourable as it relates to the appointment of the chief justice of Jamaica? Will we, as a people, always be labelled as...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONGVILLE PARK, Clarendon:Acting head of the Clarendon police, Superintendent David White, has urged residents of Longville Park to start trusting the law enforcers.Speaking on Sunday at Longville Park Phase II Community Centre, Superintendent White...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 11:11 PM

JERUSALEM (AP):Benjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, an upgrade from older Israeli politicians in his telegenic poise, mastery of message, and gift for the sound bite in English and Hebrew. But those skills may have...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan authorities said that suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack yesterday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, killing a suspect and...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In addition to the points that have been made in The Gleaner's editorial ('More waffle on Justice Sykes') on Friday, February 16, 2018, the prime minister is reminded that in appointing Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice, he...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are 30-plus yearly long-term (two to three months) regular visitors to Ocho Rios. We love the beach and fly thousands of miles to get here. We would appreciate if the UDC could make some concession in our situation and make it...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Caymanas Park Results for February 14, 2018Dirt : GoodRace 1 1600 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A judge upheld a British arrest warrant for Julian Assange yesterday, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to come to court and face justice after more than five years inside Ecuador's London embassy.Judge Emma Arbuthnot...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump warned yesterday that it is now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight behind legislation based on the president's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding.The warning includes 33,428 Ranger and 1,955 Mazda B-...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):Opener Chadwick Walton lashed his third regional one-day hundred and the second-highest ever in the Super50 Cup, as Jamaica Scorpions crushed a docile Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 148 runs here Monday night.The right-hander...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP):Tottenham recovered from conceding twice inside the opening nine minutes to draw 2-2 against Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 match yesterday.Gonzalo Higuain scored twice, including a penalty, but the...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Of all the commentaries that appeared in The Sunday Gleaner on February 11, 2018, I am flabbergasted by the one written by Keith Gardener, retired assistant commissioner of police, titled 'JCF needs shock treatment'.Mr Gardner's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I visited the current pantomime on Sunday evening with my family. I am very concerned that the national pantomime may be dying.I have visited every pantomime since 2000 and noticed that each passing year some of the best actors have...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The prime minister may have very well misinterpreted or badly advised on the section of the law relating to the appointment of the chief justice, but he meant well for the country and was merely indicating that a culture of...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must commend the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) for finally deciding to send its customers statements. It is a welcome move, especially for those customers who are very meticulous and love to be incredibly well informed.On my...

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