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Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Twenty-two students from the Haile Selassie High School received cash grants from the Sanmerna Paper Products Foundation to assist them in paying for two Caribbean Examinations Council subjects of their choice.Mark and Robert White, brothers and...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Fritz Pinnock, president of the Caribbean Maritime University, is urging the Ministry of Education to move quickly to revise the education system in order to take advantage of Jamaica's deepening involvement in world trade as a logistics hub.Pinnock...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

President-elect of the National Secondary Schools Students' Council Antoinette Dennis refuses to believe that Jamaica will lose a generation to out-of-control youth and is urging the country's leaders to invest in strong mentorship programmes to...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The signing of a memorandum of understanding for technical assistance between the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will assist the ministry's plans to provide another hospital in western Jamaica geared...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, head of the Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, says motorists should maintain vigilance, especially at nights, and not give in to their human nature of wanting to assist persons...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica has the potential to be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean, with a knowledge, tech-savvy generation at its core to drive economic and industrial development, noted University of Technology (UTech) student, Orande Harris."My hope is for...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A virtually trouble-free by-election process, was how Dr Lloyd Barnett, chairman of the election watchdog group Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), described the process to elect new members of parliament in three constituencies.He...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 1:02 PMPaul Clarke

A daring theft of a motorcar on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston this morning ended in one of the alleged robbers being shot dead by the police and one held in custody, while two other men escaped.

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

In a community that has police and military joint command checkpoints at every possible point of entry and smack in the middle of Denham Town, site of the latest zone of special operation (ZOSO), is the St Albans Primary School in west Kingston....

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government is paying strict attention to potential cybersecurity threats posed to Jamaica's banking, industrial, and economic sectors, said Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, at a function yesterday at the Police...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that money used in the purchase of 11 new compactor garbage trucks, valued at more than $214 million, was funded directly from revenues generated from property tax payments into the Government coffers.He said the...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents of Denham Town are already asking for an extension of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) beyond its initial 60-day lifspan, citing much-needed peace and calm brought about by the presence of the security forces, while praising the...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While National Hero Marcus Garvey left an indelible legacy for Jamaicans, his forward thinking and message of equality and the value of education for all has also transcended local shores, resonating as far away as South Korea in its search for...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government has collected nearly $200 million from motorists with just under two weeks remaining until the close of the traffic ticket amnesty."Collections up to the middle of last week stood at approximately $223 million since the start of the...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Local business process outsourcing (BPO) players are telling potential investors that Jamaica is ripe for their investment, citing, among other things, an educated workforce and a stable democratic government as reasons to choose Jamaica as their...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Finance Minister Audley Shaw says that Jamaica's economic outlook remains positive and that the assessment of negative growth for the first quarter of the fiscal year, as noted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Head of Mission Dr Uma...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Yet another church group has come out against attempts by some Christians to spur the Government and civil society into softening their tones on the possible repeal of the buggery law.The Independent Churches of Jamaica said that it "categorically...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica has been given high marks for its effort in striving to meet the United Nations Programme HIV/AIDS Fast Track Progress target, a useful analysis that seeks to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030.UNAIDS Rights,...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Crime does not pay, but it certainly is costing the Government of Jamaica a tidy sum, amounting to $68 billion per year, a dollarfigure the National Security Minister Robert Montague says could fund the construction of 16 new schools.Addressing the...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Anglican Archbishop for the West Indies the Rev Dr John Holder says that there is no biblical basis for the support of the sodomy law by some who use religion as a platform to deny others their individual rights.Holder said at yesterday's start of...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Rector of Christ Church Father Sean Major-Campbell says that better understanding is needed by fellow church leaders to spur conversation around the repealing of the buggery law, while issuing a call to the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance (JAE) and the...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government now has another crime-fighting tool in its arsenal with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which is already in use in Mt Salem,St James, being able to map criminal hot spots, among myriad other applications.The system...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Two powerful church groups, the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance (JEA) and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, are distancing themselves from a planned two-day conference, to start tomorrow, which seeks to examine the Church and anti-buggery...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 8:54 AMPaul Clarke

Audley Gordon, the Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says the uncontrolled burning of tyres and other hazardous materials in and around the Riverton City Landfill in St Andrew must be stopped or...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The burning of tyres and other hazardous materials in communities around the Riverton City dump for financial gain must be stamped out or regulated if the deteriorating air quality is to improve, says National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA...

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