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Stories by Paul Clarke

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:10 AMPaul Clarke

There is a school of thought that boys are marginalized and to some extent endangered. Added to that is the view that girls are excelling above them not only in education, but also in the workforce. However, Jamaica College Teacher of the Year,...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:19 AMPaul Clarke

The combination of a high property tax regime, exorbitant banking fees and what they say is an unjustifiable land deal with the Chinese could end up being the final nail in the coffin of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME),...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

It will cost the National Water Commission (NWC) over US$200 million for rehabilitation work on both the sewer and water networks across downtown Kingston, according to a statement from the entity. It said the hefty sum was necessary to firmly...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

On the day when the nation was imbued with the spirit of volunteerism and amid fresh memories of the destruction caused by floodwaters across the country last week, Caribbean Cement Company has put its money where its mouth is with a significant...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

As Prime Minister Andrew Holness spoke in front of the world-famous Ward Theatre about plans to restore the cultural landmark to its former glory, on Labour Day, a cooling breeze swept through its interior as if it was breathing again for the first...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaicans from all walks of life have been called to duty by Prime Minister Andrew Holness as the country celebrates Labour Day 2017. Holness, in his message, urged the country to unite in labour so as not to diminish the efforts of previous...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

Be examples of good, professional and corruption-free police officers, urged National Security Minister Robert Montague in his charge to the 147 constables at yesterday's passing out parade and awards ceremony at the National Police College of...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

Highly volatile and a hotbed for criminal activity, Police Area Four - which includes the Kingston West Division, where an estimated 23 known gangs are said to be operating - remains a serious challenge for the police, according to Senior...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

With 115 persons killed on the nation's roadways since the start of the year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made a commitment for Jamaica to slash in half the number of fatal crashes by the year 2020."The Government of Jamaica is making this...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

Three brand new Renault-manufactured garbage trucks valued at approximately $61 million were commissioned into service yesterday by Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie, which should ease the perennial issues of...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Armed with knowledge that high-school students are targets for recruitment into criminal gangs, head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ealan Powell, has said that the problem must be confronted head-on by...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Harvest Tabernacle Christian Endeavour Ministries was yesterday evicted from the National Commercial Bank (NCB)-owned property it occupied at Ferry in St Catherine, with its pastor, Boswell Raymond, likening the eviction to a crucifixion."It...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye has hit back at the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) for suggesting that a fresh outbreak of the vector-borne Zika virus is likely, with data showing the rate of infection...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government's decision to allocate $300 million to ease the burden on financially challenged students enrolled at the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, and the Caribbean Maritime Institute has been welcomed by the...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Like so many before her, Casey-Ann Brooks was a bright spark, full of spunk and loaded with potential. Then suddenly, her life was turned inside out when after just one sexual encounter with her high-school boyfriend, she became pregnant at the...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Freight handlers and custom brokers say they are frustrated with the performance of the Automatic System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) a year after its roll out, noting frequent breakdown is crippling operations and causing unwanted disruptions. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

It comes as no surprise to Myrtle and George Quallo Sr that their son, George Fitzroy Quallo, has been appointed to lead the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:59 AMPaul Clarke

Failure to address mental health issues in children could end up costing the Government millions of dollars in providing legal and other corrective measures if nothing is done to address the problem, asserts special educator Ruthlyn James, director...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Andrew Taylor was like scores of other Jamaican teenagers, full of energy and a determination to make a better life for himself.But like so many other young Jamaicans, the challenge of living in a depressed inner-city community saw him being caught...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Acknowledging the need for a greater understanding of health care needs for children in Jamaica, the education, youth and information minister, Ruel Reid, is urging a change in culture to better care for the ones diagnosed with mental illnesses."A...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Dr Peter Philips, in one of his first acts as opposition leader, yesterday, launched the People's National Party's (PNP) National Land Ownership Commission, which will seek to garner recommendations to make it easier for Jamaicans to access land...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to make known next week Tuesday the proposed adjustments to the property tax regime, coming out of Cabinet deliberations on the issue, Information Minister Ruel Reid has said."The Cabinet has...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Culture Minister Olivia Grange has rubbished claims by the South East St Ann Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna, who, a day before, accused the minister of nepotism and corruption in the awarding of a contract for the Jamaica Emancipation and Heritage...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

Former Culture Minister Lisa Hanna raised eyebrows in the parliamentary Sectoral Debate yesterday, delivering what seems like a body blow to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party Government after outlining detailed information that suggests...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 4:00 AMPaul Clarke

The annual ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, now in its 107th year, is a valuable part of the push towards a greater slice of the sports tourism market, declared tourism minister Edmund Bartlett.Responding to questions on...

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