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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...

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...

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