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Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

One hundred and ninety-five new employees are expected to benefit from what's being described as the Google of Jamaica at Nestle's new corporate office and distribution centre, opened on Monday at Ferry Pen in St Andrew.The 84,000-square metre...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

If the Jamaica Judo Association (JJA) has its way, the nation could become a top challenger for medals in the sport of judo come 2020 during the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.The traditional Japanese wrestling sport is said to reflect values...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The life of Sharon June Antoinette Bernard-Lowe, mother of accomplished Gleaner sports writer and editor Andre Lowe, was one of fight, dedication, motivation and hard work.Bernard-Lowe, who passed away in hospital last month after battling cancer,...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Just a few days after a seven-year-old boy was killed at the Anchovy Primary School in St James by a car driven by a teacher, a 10-year-old-boy was killed by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus yesterday in St Catherine while on his way to...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

In one of the biggest illegal cigarette seizures since the start of the year, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) and The Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force confiscated approximately $400 million...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has reported that enough money is available to fund pre- and post-emergency work for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season."In our allocation from the Government this year, we have an...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Persons living in flood-prone and low-lying areas who refuse to move in the event of a hurricane are being warned by Major Clive Davis, director general of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), that their refusal to...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange was yesterday given the nod of approval by delegates to sit on the Inter-Governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for the first time....

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The decision by the police to frequently shut down parties while they are in full swing in the central Kingston community of Southside has left several residents disappointed and upset, even though the cops are only enforcing the Noise Abatement Act...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With pharmaceutical company Pfizer claiming that pharmacies in Jamaica are selling counterfeit versions of its drug Viagra, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that a facility in Spanish Town, St...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Plans are under way to develop and implement training courses in the creative arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St Andrew for persons with disabilities.Zavia Mayne, state minister in the Ministry of Labour and...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

State minister in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has expressed concern that the Horizon Adult Remand Centre wasn't doing enough to feed itself.Spencer, during a tour of the centre on Wednesday, said that he strongly believed that...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Describing the water supply system at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre as filthy and in bad shape, state minister in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has indicated that something will be done immediately."I'm going to try and...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The anti-corruption lobby group National Integrity Action (NIA) has reported that more than 80 cases of complaints against alleged corruption have come to its offices since the start of the year, which, it notes, is contrary to the popular belief...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

An American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) yesterday after smoke was observed coming from inside the aircraft.Reports are that the flight travelling from Miami to Colombia called the...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

State minister in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, has expressed dissatisfaction with the living conditions at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre."I am really disappointed, and I am going to let that be my mantle, because...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With the number-one cause of neonatal deaths at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) being prematurity, the hospital yesterday welcomed four incubators valued at more than US$15,000 (J$1.9 million).The hospital currently has two incubators, and the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Stephen Drummond from Drummond & Squillace in New York has reiterated the call for Jamaican recording artistes to protect their legacy...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Managing Director of J. Wray & Nephew, Jean-Phillipe Beyer, has said that his team would be conducting a full investigation into reports that 19 cases of counterfeit Campari valuing approximately $380,000 were seized during the weekend...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is considered to be one of the most entrepreneurial nations in the world, according to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. But this is not reflected in the economy, as Jamaicans have not been able to hone their entrepreneurial mindset.This...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Most businesses in Jamaica tend to fail because employers are hiring "bright" people but are not listening to them, according to Desrine McFarlane, business human resource manager at 3M Jamaica."I tell persons all the time that if you need to go and...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Body cameras are being worn by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the zones of special operations in Mount Salem, St James, and Denham Town, west Kingston, according to Assistant Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick.The Independent...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

More schools across Jamaica will be outfitted with ramps to make them more accessible to the physically disabled, starting on Labour Day, May 23.Director, Donor and Partnership...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Counterfeit goods valuing $1.2 billion were destroyed by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch at its yearly 'Destruction Day' in Kingston yesterday.Executive Director of the Jamaica Intellectual and Property Office (JIPO)...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Faced with a social media backlash, Canadian Legislative Assembly member Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, has backtracked on claims that Jamaicans are lazy and underproductive because of their excessive use of ganja.Smith-McCrossin, a member of the Legislative Assembly...

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