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Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 11:02 PMArthur Hall

Tourism, agriculture, the creative arts and business outsourcing have been identified as the drivers which could give an immediate fillip to the economy of the sleepy town of Port Antonio, the capital of Portland.A mere 100 kilometres from Kingston...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw has expressed concern about the timing of the decision of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) to lower the primary surplus target under Jamaica's economic reform programme.The IMF announced the...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A Jamaican businesswoman in Paris, France, for a conference is hoping to head home immediately following last Friday's terrorist attack which left 127 people dead.Marsha Smikle says while she was not in any immediate danger at the time of the attack...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Upbeat about Jamaica's prospects, the Digicel Group is splashing out more than US$100 million to take fibre to the houses of Jamaicans.Dubbed 'Digicel Play', the 'Fibre to the Home Network' is being touted as giving Jamaicans Internet at the speed...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The day-to-day leaders of the public-health sector are now being placed under the microscope following the release of the audit into operations of the four regional health authorities, which confirmed what most Jamaicans already knew: the public-...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

More than five years after he led the Digicel Group's board into making the bold decision to establish its corporate headquarters in downtown Kingston, Denis O'Brien is a little disappointed that the planned redevelopment of the market district is...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Telecommunications firm Digicel could shortly join the small list of local private-sector entities voluntarily declaring their donations to local political parties.Five companies - GraceKennedy, Scotiabank, Jamaica Money Market Brokers, Sagicor,...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

More than half of Jamaicans between 18 and 34 years old would not vote if a general election were held today.That's the finding of the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll, which tested the pulse of Jamaicans on electoral matters from...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The leaders of two youth groups attached to the major political parties have added their voices to those expressing concern that young Jamaicans are opting out of the political process.With the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll showing...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A Clarendon couple is demanding answers today after their preterm baby, Jalisa, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) at the height of the bacteria infection that claimed the lives of 18 babies.The distraught parents said they...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Hold those plans to call the next general election this year. That's the suggestion from a majority of Jamaicans to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller based on the latest Gleaner-Bill Johnson opinion polls.With senior officials of the governing...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Work is continuing apaceat the proposed Festival Marketplace and Food Bazaar, adjacent to the Kingston Craft Market, in downtown Kingston.The marketplace is intended to be one more element and attraction in the development of the Kingston Waterfront...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Armed with what she describes as a genuine love for the people and an unshakeable faith in God, Jacqueline Taylor-O'Gilvie believes she has the ammunition to do what no one else has been able to do in 35 years: defeat Karl Samuda in a general...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Forced to stave off frequent criticisms about the poor state of the infrastructure in the South West St Andrew constituency which she has represented for 33 years, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has vowed to do all she can to improve the area....

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Stung by the criticism he has received since telling supporters in his East Rural St Andrew constituency that his initial announcement that he would not seek re-election was just a "trick", Damion Crawford has moved to clear the air.Addressing...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 1:03 PMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has vowed to lead the People’s National Party (PNP) to another victory in the next general elections. The Prime Minister made the statement while addressing party supporters at her South West St Andrew...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:07 AMArthur Hall

People’s National Party (PNP) president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has rejected claims that a lack of leadership is to be blamed for the problems now bedeviling the party. Addressing the annual conference of her South West St...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

For some, it seemed inevitable, others expected it to last forever, but whatever their expectation, residents of Mandeville all agree that the 2009 closure of the Kirkvine bauxite plant was a body blow to the town and neighbouring communities.

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 11:04 PMArthur Hall, Senior News Editor

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's coalition government has been voted out of office in Trinidad and Tobago. In a close race based on preliminary results, Dr Keith Rowley's People’s National Movement (PNM) won 22 of the...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 1:06 PMArthur Hall, Senior Editor

Reports of a candidate sending out text messages this morning in a last ditch attempt to solicit votes, and long lines at some polling stations, are the only complaints so far after more than six hours of voting by citizens of Trinidad and Tobago...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad:The issue of the treatment of Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals trying to enter Trinidad and Tobago has received no mention on the campaign stage as citizens of the twin-island republic prepare to go to the polls today....

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Opposition spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw is seeking to allay fears that recent public disagreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could mar relationships with multilateral agencies if the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is elected to form...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Caught-up in a dogfight to retain its hold on power in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the People's Partnership has turned to Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin to help pull out a bumper crowd for its final mass rally before Monday's...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Airlines around the world were yesterday warned to brace for a second straight night of disruptions of Jamaica's airports as a sickout by some air traffic controllers left the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) without sufficient manpower to...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The St Andrew South Police have vowed to step up the monitoring of dances and other entertainment events in the division in an effort to stamp out the practice of children attending these functions.The warning came after the police arrested 21...

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