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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...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

An assortment of counterfeit cigarettes worth approximately $5 million was seized at a house in James Village, Waterlane, in Clarendon, yesterday.Officers from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) unit arrested two Jamaicans, a brother...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

More than $100 million in counterfeit clothes and shoes were seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC) in an operation on Barry Street in downtown Kingston yesterday.The raid was conducted on two adjoining...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica cannot achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if persons with intellectual disabilities are excluded from the mix, says development manager of the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID), Marilyn McKoy.McKoy, who was...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Seven-year cancer survivor Juliet Davis is appealing to authorities in the public health sector to see what can be done to make the waiting time for appointments and results for cancer-related illnesses much quicker.It took Davis more than a year...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Four times more women than men in the 15 to 19 age group in Jamaica have been reported with AIDS, according to a 2015 epidemiology report.Against this backdrop, the new Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica recording just over 2,000 newly diagnosed or reported HIV cases in 2016, the country director for the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is adamant that more needs to be done if the island is going to meet its targets to end...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With teachers opting to stay home for three days as a sign of protest over the Government's latest wage offer, one teacher is sticking by her decision not to join the unofficial strike.Jody Titus-Maxwell, an educator for 11 years, who has worked at...

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

Risky behaviour, inter-generational sex, and dwindling public-education campaigns are said to be factors contributing to a recent increase in HIV among Jamaica's young people.While figures for 2017 are not yet available, the 2016 Ministry Of Health...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Opposition leader Dr Peter Philips is calling on the Andrew Holness administration to immediately retable the Sexual Harassment Bill as part of efforts to arrest this scourge in Jamaica.As Jamaica joined the rest of the world in marking...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

More help is coming for persons who suffer from kidney disease. Two hospitals across St Catherine and St Andrew are expected to benefit from a total of 40 new dialysis machines funded by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund....

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Director of the Safety and Security Programme in the Ministry of Education, Assistant Superintendent Coleridge Minto, is confident that Jamaica has the systems in place to deal with most emergencies in the nation's schools.With security at Jamaican...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 1,000 persons are slated to benefit from the latest efforts by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology to increase Internet use in Jamaica.The Technology Advancement Programme (TAP), which was launched recently, is being funded...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is stepping up efforts to get persons to apply for place of amusement licences before staging any event.Addressing the KSAMC monthly meeting on Tuesday, Councillor Vernon McLeod argued that...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Rocked by several allegations of mismanagement and frequent queries from the auditor general over its handling of State resources, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has embarked on a campaign to repair its image, and the current management is...

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