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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...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The police are claiming a massive breakthrough into the operations of one of Jamaica's most sophisticated and ruthless criminal outfits, the Terrence Gang, which they say has extended into seven parishes and has been responsible for a number of...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The chronic shortage of space at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital will soon be a thing of the past as plans are in the pipeline for a new block to be constructed, the hospital's chairman, Eric "Busha" Clarke, has said.The new block will take the...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While some persons are allowed unfettered access through checkpoints in the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO)-controlled Denham Town in west Kingston, others are properly searched before leaving or entering, as per the terms of the operations.This...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

No stone will be left unturned in the search for the killers of retired Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams, whose body was found in the back of his car yesterday morning, the police hierarchy has said.Police Commissioner George Quallo has instructed...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The new paint job on the world-famous 'Redemption Song' statue at Emancipation Park in New Kingston has not gone unnoticed by members of the public.The statue received a facelift recently, and some members of the public are calling it majestic and...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The chronic shortage of space at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland will soon be a thing of the past as plans are in the pipeline for a new block to be constructed, the institution's chairman, Eric 'Busha' Clarke, has said....

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the lack of innovation in the agriculture sector could spell doom for the industry if the right policy mix is not employed."We need to face the fact that if we don't devise the means of being innovative and...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents, business operators, and motorists in the Barbican area of St Andrew will have to put up with three more months of dust and traffic congestion, as the December deadline for work to be completed on road expansion has been pushed back....

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:29 PMPaul Clarke

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Visiting Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina Sanchez said it was important that Jamaica and his country continue to forge greater ties, citing the commonality of a regional space and economies of size to be the bedrock of cooperation."I urge...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 2:58 PMPaul Clarke

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Errol Greene, chief executive officer at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) says that action taken by the island's nurses to stay off the job in protest of the Government's latest wage offer has affected service delivery but that contingency plans...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade yesterday confirmed the appointment of Sheila Sealy Monteith as Jamaica's Ambassador to Belgium and the permanent representative to the European Union and UNESCO. She will also serve as the non-...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams says that plans by his municipality to effect well-needed road repairs, as a result of continued rainfall in recent weeks, will run into millions of dollars.The roadwork is to be undertaken in tandem with the...

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...

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