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Stories by Paul Clarke

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Developing a dependable health information system is an important undertaking of the Government in enhancing public health services in Jamaica, says Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton.The minister was speaking at the handing over of 10 desktop...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Excelsior Community College (ECC) took a major step in advancing the reach of its degree programmes with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ohio, United States-based Hocking College.The MOU was signed at Tuesday's South East...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

The much-talked-about hospital for Portmore, St Catherine, is still on the cards, insists Mayor Leon Thomas, with discussion around the subject said to be at an embryonic stage."The fact is that we have had no deep discussion about the issue, but it...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

The newly constructed Ackee Village, located off the Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, has the potential to become a major tourist draw, says Mayor Leon Thomas, echoing similar sentiments from the St Catherine East Central Member of Parliament...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

The future of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is dependent on the outcome of the feasibility study being done by the Waste to Energy Enterprise Team, says Audley Gordon, the authority's executive director.In addition, Gordon...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:06 AMPaul Clarke

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, is dismissing claims by Opposition Spokesman on Local Government, Noel Arscot, that poor garbage collection by the agency is responsible for the increase in...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

The public is being told to expect improved deportment from all drivers and pickup men employed to the state-owned garbage collection agency, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), by the end of July. Its executive director, Audley...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Having achieved another first in the field of science for Jamaica, Dr Henry Lowe, whose continued research into the potential of ganja's medicinal value, has led to the development of a breakthrough drug, Chrysoeriol, that was recently granted...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

It would be naive to think that the recent upsurge in crime has had no impact on investment in Jamaica from the diaspora, noted Kamina Johnson-Smith, the minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade.Speaking at yesterday's Gleaner Editors' Forum in...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Twelve-year-old Taysean Brown, one of four students from the Balmagie Primary School in St Andrew selected as recipients of the 2017 Sanmerna Foundation Scholarship Fund award, says the assistance will go a far way in helping him to improve his...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

A 12-member Jamaican delegation, comprising members of the National Identification System (NIDS) implementation team, is to depart the island on July 14 for a visit to South Korea to garner first-hand experience and gain significant exposure to the...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Twelve customs agents from Kingston and Montego Bay have been trained in the use of two recently acquired Refrigerant Identifier machines, which were procured through the hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) phase-out implementation project under the...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Repositioning of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for it to be better able to manage the challenges of the job market, as well as to play a more vital role in the economic growth and development of Jamaica, is a key recommendation coming...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Although in support of the proposed Zones of Special Operations Bill, Paul Burke, former general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), believes that it will not be enough to eliminate, or at best stem, the high crime wave sweeping across...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Following the merciless slaying of three persons along Hill Avenue in Olympic Gardens on Monday evening, residents say their community, which is located in the West Central St Andrew constituency represented by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is now...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 7:00 AMPaul Clarke

Lady Cooke was described as a woman of exceptional value and the axis on which the Cooke family revolved, whose graciousness and meekness of heart made her a stalwart of virtue, according to her son, retired justice Howard Cooke Jr, at the official...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents in Majesty Gardens say that the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Ready Board and Smart Meter Systems have changed their age-old practice of stealing electricity and have helped to give them legitimacy as citizens.The United States Agency for...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

Therese Turner-Jones, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) country manager, says that the construction of a new US$13 million country office complex in upscale Montrose Road in Kingston signals the bank's long-term support for Jamaica."The...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

It's been four days since masked gunmen aimed their guns at a group of men in the Fleet Street area of central Kingston last Thursday night, killing 11-year-old Taysha Hughes in their rampage.Her death has ignited an outpouring of sentiments in...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:06 AMPaul Clarke

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Summer Employment Programme continues to show its value in helping to prepare young adults for the world of work, with nearly 100 high school and tertiary level students selected this year.Young people from various...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

The National Water Commission (NWC) will resume applying late-payment fees (LPF) to applicable bills come July 1, as issues that had caused the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to halt the payment have been resolved."Following a review of...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents of Fleet Street in downtown Kingston are still reeling from Thursday night's horrific gun attack that ended the life of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, who was shot in the chest as masked gunmen sprayed a group of young men with bullets....

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

President of the Incorporated Masterbuiders Association Humphrey Taylor says that the construction industry is in a state of ill-health because of the Chinese hogging the industry.He said that too many of the big jobs have gone the way of the...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government.Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMPaul Clarke

Spanish State Secretary for International Cooperation and Latin America, Fernando GarcÌa Casas, is scheduled to pay an official three-day visit to Jamaica, where he is expected to hold talks with senior government officials.Casas is expected to...

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