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Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Three icons of the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry will be awarded and celebrated for their respective roles in the development of the sector at a Gala Dinner and Awards Extravaganza next Tuesday.The black-tie event will be held on the...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

China's huge population and ready-made market can potentially absorb all the coffee Jamaica produces, says Chinese ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao.The Chinese diplomat said that even though the Japanese have done a good job importing Jamaican...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

News about the passing of J.A. Lester Spaulding, the late chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has triggered immediate reactions from political leaders, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Peter Phillips....

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Amid continued concerns about the prevalence of child labour in Jamaica, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the new Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA - formerly the Child Development Agency and the Office of...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, which serves nearly 360,000 persons per year, is to benefit from an $8.2-million grant contract being implemented under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Programme of the government of Japan.The...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called the credibility of the Government into question, after a clause in the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill that was removed in the House of Representatives was rehashed in the version that was...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A plan to restore the fire-damaged Half-Way Tree clock has hit a snag, according to the mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams.He said that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) was working closely with a private company on...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

British Minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Tariq Ahmad, has warned that a failure to leverage the common heritage between Britain and Jamaica would be a mistake of massive proportions....

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Embassy of South Korea will host a reception next week to celebrate Korea-Jamaica Friendship Week and commemorate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.The reception, set for November 14, will be held at the Mona...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While the Jamaican society has been showing an increased appreciation for persons with disabilities, there remains a sizeable segment of the citizenry that is unaware of the tremendous potential of the disabled to the society, Minister of Labour and...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Twenty-two students from the Haile Selassie High School received cash grants from the Sanmerna Paper Products Foundation to assist them in paying for two Caribbean Examinations Council subjects of their choice.Mark and Robert White, brothers and...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Fritz Pinnock, president of the Caribbean Maritime University, is urging the Ministry of Education to move quickly to revise the education system in order to take advantage of Jamaica's deepening involvement in world trade as a logistics hub.Pinnock...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

President-elect of the National Secondary Schools Students' Council Antoinette Dennis refuses to believe that Jamaica will lose a generation to out-of-control youth and is urging the country's leaders to invest in strong mentorship programmes to...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The signing of a memorandum of understanding for technical assistance between the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will assist the ministry's plans to provide another hospital in western Jamaica geared...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, head of the Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, says motorists should maintain vigilance, especially at nights, and not give in to their human nature of wanting to assist persons...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica has the potential to be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean, with a knowledge, tech-savvy generation at its core to drive economic and industrial development, noted University of Technology (UTech) student, Orande Harris."My hope is for...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A virtually trouble-free by-election process, was how Dr Lloyd Barnett, chairman of the election watchdog group Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), described the process to elect new members of parliament in three constituencies.He...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 1:02 PMPaul Clarke

A daring theft of a motorcar on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston this morning ended in one of the alleged robbers being shot dead by the police and one held in custody, while two other men escaped.

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

In a community that has police and military joint command checkpoints at every possible point of entry and smack in the middle of Denham Town, site of the latest zone of special operation (ZOSO), is the St Albans Primary School in west Kingston....

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government is paying strict attention to potential cybersecurity threats posed to Jamaica's banking, industrial, and economic sectors, said Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, at a function yesterday at the Police...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that money used in the purchase of 11 new compactor garbage trucks, valued at more than $214 million, was funded directly from revenues generated from property tax payments into the Government coffers.He said the...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents of Denham Town are already asking for an extension of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) beyond its initial 60-day lifspan, citing much-needed peace and calm brought about by the presence of the security forces, while praising the...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While National Hero Marcus Garvey left an indelible legacy for Jamaicans, his forward thinking and message of equality and the value of education for all has also transcended local shores, resonating as far away as South Korea in its search for...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government has collected nearly $200 million from motorists with just under two weeks remaining until the close of the traffic ticket amnesty."Collections up to the middle of last week stood at approximately $223 million since the start of the...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Local business process outsourcing (BPO) players are telling potential investors that Jamaica is ripe for their investment, citing, among other things, an educated workforce and a stable democratic government as reasons to choose Jamaica as their...

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