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Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 11:56 AMGary Spaulding

With the country's economic programme facing the threat of being derailed by high wage increases to public-sector workers, the European Union (EU) has cautioned that grant funding for Budget support could dry up if the country goes off track.The...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

At first glance, there was no indication that 11-year-old Tariq Mikhail Shakir Wright had just received word that he had aced the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) with perfect scores.The soft-spoken student of Holy Childhood Preparatory School sat...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Students of all ages were hit hard yesterday as the death toll continued to rise in the ongoing warfare battering west Kingston.An educator in the area has indicated that students have been traumatised by gunshots which have rained in the area...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Newly installed Panamanian Ambassador to Jamaica Alexis Eduardo Sandoval Cajar has indicated that preparation of a new diplomatic framework for Jamaica and Panama is in an advanced state of readiness.Sandoval Cajar said both administrations are in...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran politician, Dr DK Duncan, could be challenged for the chairmanship of the People's National Party's (PNP) Region Five. Two-time Member of Parliament for Western Hanover, Ian Hayles, told The Gleaner that he is contemplating mounting...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Professor of Political Sociology and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security Anthony Harriott has called on policymakers to take note of a study that found that persons of wealthy means are expressing higher levels of...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 6:50 PMGary Spaulding

"We don't know what will happen in years to come, but I must admit that I secretly wish I will kiss my bride and be pronounced partners before I die," declared Carla, an obviously heartbroken member of the Lesbian, Gays, Bi-sexual and Transgender (...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 3:51 PMGary Spaulding

After prevailing in a court battle, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will be attempting to put to rest the unresolved issue revolving around boundaries in two divisions of the Portmore municipality."Having collected the signatures, it is...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

With the painful memories of the recent past still fresh and the threat of a new disease hovering, residents of communities in St Andrew are complaining that they are under heavy attack from armies of mosquitoes.Members of the communities of Long...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Lingering fragrance of soothing music, nostalgic anecdotes and humorous reminiscences that enwrapped glorious tributes, wafted throughout the ballroom of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The customarily serious look of concentration and...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The local Muslim community is predicting that followers of the Islamic faith will outnumber Christians globally by 2050.Acting emir of the Islamic Council of Jamaica, Mekaeel Maknoon, told those in attendance at a Gleaner Editors' Forum last week...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

In the face of a gamut of challenges in Jamaica's over-burdened penal system, a senior visiting British official has given Jamaica a passing grade on its treatment of British nationals incarcerated here.John Smith, North America and Caribbean...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Dennis Chung, has warned that there is no place in the sector for displaced, untrained public-sector workers."If you look at the options within the context of a private...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The Government calculates that up to 15,000 public-sector employees could lose their jobs if it yields to the demands of the police and other public-sector workers for what it describes as unrealistically hefty wage hikes.Horace Dalley, minister...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 2:12 PMGary Spaulding

With interest in reparation advocacy for Caribbean states gaining intensity in the United Kingdom, Jamaica's high commissioner to Great Britain, Aloun Assamba, has made it clear that the resolution of the issue transcends monetary compensation."It...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 3:28 PMGary Spaulding

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness' call for state intervention into the disquieting occurrences of older men cohabiting with young girls has resonated with Jamaicans from all walks of life."I believe that we are having a serious issue when it comes...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Professor Brian Meeks has etched an enviable brand for himself in Jamaica's academic arena, and after spending 32 years at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, the respected scholar is set to bring the...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The scourge of extortion has begun its deathly scarring of the pristine hills and agricultural valleys of some once peaceful rural districts in St Elizabeth.Investigators told The Gleaner that the targets of extortionists plaguing the deep...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Four men, three elderly and one middle-aged, begged for their lives but a group of murderous thugs would not be deterred on a night when the celebration of life became deadly.Yesterday, the people of the remote community of Ginger Hill in St...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Dwight Nelson, the politician who commanded the gritty national security portfolio when police and soldiers swept into west Kingston five years ago to apprehend community strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, has walked off the political stage.Nelson...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Professor Anthony Clayton, Alcan professor of the Institute of Sustainable Development, is warning that his recommendations in the Strategic Review of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) contain no quick fixes for the nation's crime woes.Clayton...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

THE TWO senior gay-rights advocates officially dispatched to Jamaica by the United States (US) last week, have emphatically rebuffed assertions that they were in the island to influence changes to the controversial buggery law.Randy Berry, special...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Staunch reparation advocate, Central Clarendon Member of Parliament Mike Henry, has accused Jamaica's founding fathers of not placing sufficient emphasis on some critical issues relating to empowerment and reparations.The outspoken veteran...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Executive director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) Cordel Green is downplaying reports that the entity is on a collision course with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).Green's comments came late last week even as more indications...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

A senior legislator in the Portia Simpson Miller administration revealed yesterday that hehas adopted a multi-ministerial approach to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.But Justice Minister Mark Golding was silent on...

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