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Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government's decision to draw down on National Housing Trust (NHT) money was as a consequence of "circumstances" and not just to use the funds to do other things.He was speaking at yesterday's...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaicans are being urged to re-engage in the long-held practice of love for neighbour and oneself in order to re-engineer socially accepted norms in the society.The call was made by His Grace Kenneth Richards at a special tree-planting ceremony in...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:09 AMPaul Clarke

Three-time defending CUMI Come Run 10K champion, Karlene Blagrove believes she is in fine nick and stands a great chance to cop a fourth consecutive victory at the charity event, which is set to run-off on Saturday.Now in its ninth staging, the CUMI...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Ministry of Finance has moved to ease the pressure on the beleaguered court system by confirming, through a letter, that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will now be able to employ some additional staff.The information...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

The status of the work on phase one of a plan to retrofit children's detention facilities across Jamaica has hit a snag, five years after the programme was established.The plan provides for the separation of juveniles from adults who come in...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Asif Ahmad, British high commissioner to Jamaica, says that methods he employed in helping to fashion a healthy trade and investment relationship between the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and which helped to provide a sturdy economic platform...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Approximately $65 million worth of infringing products were successfully forfeited and disposed of by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), acting on behalf of brand-holders, for the period January 2016 to September 2017.Velma Ricketts Walker, the...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

There was to be no fairy-tale ending in the story of yet another person being swept away in a gully by raging floodwaters as the tale of 79-year-old labourer William Marshall would prove.Marshall's tattered body was discovered yesterday morning in...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Local brewers Red Stripe stand to save approximately 50 per cent in annual energy cost as it moves ahead with incorporating the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner, cheaper fuel source, says Ricardo Nuncio, managing director."Having our...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

NCB Financial Group's Managing Director Patrick Hylton urged Gleaner employees not to be daunted by changes in a fast-pace world. They should, instead, embrace the opportunities that these changes carry.Hylton was the keynote speaker at The Gleaner'...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Former police commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardly Lewin, and one former deputy commissioner, agree that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is unnecessarily top-heavy, which could impact its ability to fight crime at a time when it needed to be a...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is warning National Security Minister Robert Montague of overreaching after he took the Police Services Commission (PSC) to task over itsfailure to promptly promote scores of police personnel.In a...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Additional resources must be pumped into projects such as the Drug Treatment Courts to strengthen its infrastructure as an effective alternative to jail time, noted Justice Minister Delroy Chuck."The Government places on record our continued...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Asif Ahmad, the new British high commissioner to Jamaica, said he would use his tour of duty in the country to pursue hot-button topics, such as crime and security, drawing on the strong historic ties between both countries to drive the dialogue....

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Schools, like churches and hospitals, are institutions to be respected. However, it would appear that is no longer the case as the crime situation worsens across Jamaica.This is cause to worry for Stephany Carter-Brown, principal of the 99-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica continues to have the powerful backing of Britain in the fight against international terrorism, said newly appointed High Commissioner Asif Ahmad, while talking up the United Kingdom's (UK) support for local law enforcement.Ahmad said that...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 9:03 AMPaul Clarke

Signs showing the Jamaican economy is gaining growth momentum could be dashed if Government fails to adequately curtail the exploding underground economy, says Robin Levy, the deputy generalmanager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.Levy, speaking at a...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Some schools are still having to make do without the much-needed furniture that was promised by the Ministry of Education, even as they welcomed students for the start of a new academic year yesterday.In one such case, it is believed that at least...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Opposition's zones of special operations (ZOSO) complaints number, announced through the media last Friday, has left some worried it could create confusion and stymie the efforts of the joint command to actively take on the concerns of citizens...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Long-held ambitions to transform downtown Kingston appear to be finally taking off, with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation leading the effort through plans to pedestrianise King Street."The extensive work on the St William Grant Park...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has cited changes in the education sector, including the increase in the number of available public-school places, as reasons for the closure of several privately operated institutions in recent years, warning that...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 8:00 AMPaul Clarke

For just shy of 40 years, St Joseph's High School was the envy of many. From its obscure start in 1978, it rose to become the number one privately operated high school in the Corporate Area.Those heady days are now gone. The school's board of...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 8:00 AMPaul Clarke

Faced with a multimillion-dollar debt and a drastic reduction in enrolment, St Joseph's High School, located on Collins Green Avenue in St Andrew, is closing its doors after just under 40 years of serving the education sector.The private school,...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 8:00 AMPaul Clarke

Nineteen Cuban teachers will begin practising in Jamaican schools when the new term begins next week, as the Government steps up its drive to expand Spanish literacy among the population.The group is now completing two days of orientation at the...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 8:06 AMPaul Clarke

Xerox's launch of 29 revolutionary new products will not only benefit the local business sector but will also complement the Government's technology thrust in its offering of service, says Pedro Miraben, Xerox's country manager.Miraben told The...

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