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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...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2017 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke

An unspeakable loss under the most tragic of circumstances was how one relative of the four Jamaicans who perished in a Bronx, New York, fire on Thursday described the news. “I was in the bathroom when my nephew came and shouted the...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Yesterday proved to be a fantastic day for wards of the State housed at the Maxfield Park Children's Home thanks to the Sanmerna Foundation, which saw it fit to add some post-Christmas spark with a donation of items and paper products, including a...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says that it has identified the security company and the guard at the centre of an investigation now under way into Tuesday's death of four-year-old Nathan Newman, who shot himself with his father's assigned...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Vendors in downtown Kingston have expressed mixed feelings over the just-concluded Christmas sales, calling it the worst in years."The sales were very slow. It was far less than I had expected because last year this time, I would have about $3...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

At the time of its official opening, Ackee Village, located off Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, was tipped to be a major pull for tourists seeking a different Jamaican experience.Five months on, it's beginning to show signs that it could indeed...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, the head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC), has come out on the side of rank-and-file members of the constabulary in their pursuit of a better salary structure."I...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Just imagine for a moment that you are transported back in time. It's 1930 rural St Catherine, a small district known as Bellas Gate, a few days before Christmas.A refreshingly cool mountain breeze ruffles the leaves of the nearby trees. Donkeys in...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The improper disposal of plastic bottles, among other solid waste, is affecting the already overburdened downtown Kingston sewer mains, the National Water Commission's (NWC) Corporate Public Relations Manager, Charles Buchanan, has said.Buchanan was...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

After a slow start in pulling in events immediately after its construction in 2011, the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James is at last becoming the big-ticket venue it was designed to be, pulling in a whopping 1,497 delegates for the recently...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is once again touting eastern Europe as the next big area of growth in terms of tourist arrivals into Jamaica, citing new airlift arrangements as the basis for his optimism.According to Bartlett, the potential for...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It might as well be Christmas Day for more than 200 special needs children who were feted by the Sanmerna Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre yesterday.Gifts and food...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government of Jamaica is to dole out just under $200 million to west Kingston residents before the end of the year as compensation for damages accrued during the May 2010 operations by the security forces in their attempt to arrest former...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Economic Growth Council (EGC) will be looking to effect immediate economic expansion with three primary veins of focus to deliver 2.3 per cent growth by next year, says the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the council Aubyn Hill.Hill's...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While violence against tourists amounts to less than one per cent of all crimes committed in St James, it is still a concern that requires tangible change overall to effectively counter Jamaica's international image as a crime-infested country, says...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 9:46 AMPaul Clarke

With upwards of 310 murders committed in St James alone since the start of the year, the police say they are confident that an eight-point plan to rid the tourist capital of wanton criminality and indiscipline will be successful. The plan was...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 10:07 AMPaul Clarke

A high-level meeting involving the top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now under way at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St Andrew.  The meeting is being used to plan the way forward in the fight against the...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will for six months preside over the Council of Ministers of the powerful African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group.Her tenure begins in February 2018 through to July 2018.The minister...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Technology and gaming services provider International Gaming Technology (IGT)yesterday gave computer technology students at the Holy Trinity High School a taste of an early Christmas as part of their annual outreach under their After-School...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Successive Jamaican governments have failed to adequately fund treatment and prevention programmes for the sizeable portion of the population suffering from one form or another of mental health disorder, says Professor Frederick Hickling.He said, in...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It is costing the Jamaican health sector a staggering $12.6 billion per year on average to cover medical care for persons needing treatment for violence-related injuries and road traffic crashes.The figure represents 36 per cent of the annual...

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