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Stories by Paul Clarke

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Beverly Barakat, the property consultant and real estate dealer who was a co-accused in one of the fraud cases against attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado, is happy she has been cleared by the court but livid at how the police went about constructing...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 4:33 PMPaul Clarke

Ambassador of France to Jamaica Denys Wibaux has described the ‘A Touch of France’ exhibition as a showpiece event for France-Jamaica relations and continues to serve as a significant catalyst for further cooperation. The exhibit,...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 1:48 PMPaul Clarke

Josep María Bosch Bessa, the Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, has expressed a desire for greater economic cooperation between both countries, citing the longstanding historic friendship enjoyed over the years since the establishing...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

In the not-too-distant past, the inner-city community of Jones Town in south St Andrew was a hotbed of criminality, driving fear into the minds of law-abiding people living there and those who only heard its name.But the community has changed much...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 1:42 PMPaul Clarke

The Government has signed a contract with China Harbour Engineering Company to construct a new bypass for Three Miles in St Andrew to help ease traffic congression. Three Miles was closed more than a week ago to facilitate construction works to...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz is scheduled to announce the phased ban on single-use plastic and Styrofoam tomorrow, and it could not come soon enough for Suzanne Stanley, CEO of Jamaica...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 9:55 AMPaul Clarke

Motorists across much of the Corporate Area spent little time in traffic as the new school term got underway and new traffic adjustments got their first real test. Drivers who spoke with The Gleaner said that they were surprised by the...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Life has never been easy for the residents of Bucks Common in May Pen, Clarendon.Over the years, the community has developed a reputation as one where deadly violence is an ever-present reality, creating a stigma that the residents say is unfair and...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Business operators are being promised that raw data collected in the recently launched Jamaica Survey of Establishments (JSE) will not be shared with any other agency or authority by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), which is conducting...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica's investment ties with Mexico in the area of tourism could be strengthened in the coming months, following talks between Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Ambassador Juan Jose Gonzalez Mijares."One of the issues, among many,...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 3:14 PMPaul Clarke

Much is being placed on the Revised Foreign Trade Policy which was recently approved by Cabinet, as Government seeks to streamline policy coordination on trade across ministries, departments and agencies, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 3:05 PMPaul Clarke

Nurses at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew remain off the job this afternoon in protest over what they say is a cut in their salaries and benefits and the alleged refusal of the institution's management to address their concerns. The...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 2:05 PMPaul Clarke

The Jamaica and United States governments today signed an amended Air Services Agreement to facilitate increased cargo trade. “Our aviation partnership with Jamaica has always been robust and mutually beneficial, so [we] will be augmenting...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 3:05 PMPaul Clarke

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises to formalise their operations so as to gain greater access to low interest funding. “[They] must realise that they too...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 5:14 PMPaul Clarke

The Government today launched a pilot project to provide 5,000 solar lamps to residents in inner-city communities across St Andrew. The project, which is being overseen by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), is aimed at reducing house fires...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Bloody gang wars are something that residents of the central Kingston community known as 'Tel Aviv' have lived with for decades.Either the long-running battle between thugs from the neighbouring community of South Side or internal conflicts,...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:36 AMPaul Clarke

Less than 50 per cent of Jamaicans believe the country enjoys freedom of the press, according to the latest findings by the Latin America Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), a regional research group. The study was conducted by the Centre for...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:29 AMPaul Clarke

Disgruntled teachers are stepping up pressure on the Government for a second day of protest action to deliver a better salary package than the 16-per cent over four years that they are being asked to accept.Yesterday, in preempting the likely...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 11:09 PMPaul Clarke

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Howard Mitchell says he welcomes the tabling of the Occupational Health and Safety Bill and that he awaits a robust and healthy debate and the passage of the Bill into Law at an early date.The...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:55 AMPaul Clarke

Just the mention of the word rape and several taxi operators react with scorn. They say it is one of the most hateful criminal acts being perpetrated on females, reasoning that imposter taxi drivers should be weeded out of the system and...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:02 AMPaul Clarke

The RJRGLEANER Honour Awards gala began with nine nominees who had a chance to be named the 2017 Gleaner Man of the Year. In the end, there stood only one in the person of Professor Gordon Shirley, an outstanding public servant and...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 9:16 AMPaul Clarke

Eighty assorted rounds of ammunition have so far been seized in St James since the start of a state of emergency in the parish last Thursday. The latest find took place during an operation in Granville on Tuesday evening, where 49 7.62 rounds...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Anthony Wood, chief executive at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC), says that the addition of a new ambulance to the fleet at the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) will lead to better service delivery but noted that the lack of...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium at Florence Hall continues to be a drag on the Government's coffers, accounting for more than $50 million annually towards its operating expenses, while offering few opportunities to fund itself out of its current...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2017 | 12:51 AMPaul Clarke

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has expressed sadness at the tragic loss of life following a fire which occurred Thursday evening at an apartment building in the Bronx, New York. Twelve people were...

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