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Stories by Jason Cross

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning's (JFLL) track record of taking persons from a literacy rate of zero to obtaining multiple passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) has attracted the generosity of the Japanese...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Effecting positive changes in Jamaica's historically murky political environment, along with the desire to serve society, is the main pull for some brilliant youth eyeing representational politics in the country.At a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Donald Trump's vision of locking the United States (US) away from the rest of the world has sent president of the Jamaican Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson, into warning mode, appealing to all Jamaicans to look to the Commonwealth for possible refuge.He...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Labelling yesterday's long-awaited transition of leadership within the People's National Party (PNP) as the "same old bruk-down PNP bus, (only with a) different driver", Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw vibrantly attempted to cement...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:20 AMJason Cross

A hunt to find commercial quantities of oil and gas off Jamaica's shores is the latest mission of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), which has Science Energy and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley quite optimistic.Wheatley, who was taken...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

After struggling for a long time with the reality of living in a rotten wooden house, Barbara Denton is now smiling brightly since receiving the gift of a newly renovated one-bedroom home in Clifton, Bernard Lodge, in St Catherine. Thanks to the...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' plan to rid the island's education system of corporal punishment has been warmly embraced by the president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, Howard Isaacs, who feels transformation is badly needed in regard to how...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Police officers in Kingston may no longer have to travel to and from work using the same transportation as regular members of the public, including criminals. This is because a 30-seat Mitsubishi Rosa bus was handed over to the Jamaica Police...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Speaker in the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles (Senior), has expressed outrage at the way citizens keep quiet after witnessing criminals wreak havoc on others, stressing that unless Jamaica starts producing brave citizens who are ready to...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

In order to ensure that deceased members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are transported respectfully to their final resting places, Minister of National Security Robert Montague has announced plans to procure a hearse for that purpose....

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:07 AMJason Cross

The man sitting as the head of the organisation charged with public cleansing and solid waste management has labelled some Jamaicans as out-and-out 'nasty'. Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Thousands of youngsters turned out yesterday to become the "hands and feet of Jesus Christ", rendering assistance to the needy in St Catherine and also learning important life skills like discipline and teamwork, thanks to the Central Jamaica...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Budding local researchers and scientists who stood the chance in the past of losing their research ideas to top universities in the United Kingdom may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief after a $5-million partnership deal-signing between the...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Children's advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison is seeking to highlight some of the pitfalls that more often than not will occur when children are exposed to high levels of crime, violence and sexual abuse.At a panel discussion which formed part of...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

After falling ill during last year's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Ricque Fullerton is preparing to face the exam once more, and his mother, Racquel Fullerton, is confident that he will excel.Young Ricque...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is embarking on an islandwide recruitment drive that should see young men and women turning up at various recruitment centres across the island. The recruitment drive will will start today, March 6, and run until...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:08 AMJason Cross

Although direct terrorist threats in the Caribbean is low at this time, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who is also the country's defence minister, is reminding Jamaicans that the country cannot become complacent in its efforts to effectively patrol...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

Excessive infrastructure theft, particularly of copper, costing anywhere in the region of $300 million, has forced major telecommunications player, Flow, into signing an agreement with Crime Stop, which should see the company saving big bucks from...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

Commitment has come from the United States (US) Embassy in Kingston that it will continue to do all it can to assist Jamaica, especially in the area of national security.Deputy chief of mission at the United States Embassy, Eric Khant, recently...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

Educators and other individuals among the congre-gation at the Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kingston Parish Church, were strongly urged by Education Minister Ruel Reid yesterday to ensure that Christian principles continue to spread throughout...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) should soon be flooded with top marksmen and women, courtesy of the United States Embassy's donation of a firearms simulator, which National Security Minister Robert Montague suggested could save the country big...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

Lawless Jamaicans living in the United States (US) are being warned by National Security Minister Robert Montague that they will be sent to prison upon their return if they disrupt the peace on the island. At the same time, he has rolled out...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

The enthusiasm that the St Ann 4-H Club has sparked in 11-year-old grade-5 student Brianna Grant, of the Priory Primary and Infant School, is living testament to the potentially far-reaching effects of the club's trash to cash project, which Grant...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

The police have vowed to continue Operation Clean Sweep over the long term as they move to ensure order in public spaces.Operation Clean Sweep, which started last month, involves the deployment of police personnel in public areas to provide...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 2:00 AMJason Cross

Making sure that the people of Falmouth, Trelawny benefit directly from tourism, the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has committed to empowering the locals by providing a volunteer from the Asian...

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