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Stories by Paul Clarke

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:03 AMPaul Clarke

Signs showing the Jamaican economy is gaining growth momentum could be dashed if Government fails to adequately curtail the exploding underground economy, says Robin Levy, the deputy generalmanager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.Levy, speaking at a...

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

Some schools are still having to make do without the much-needed furniture that was promised by the Ministry of Education, even as they welcomed students for the start of a new academic year yesterday.In one such case, it is believed that at least...

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

The Opposition's zones of special operations (ZOSO) complaints number, announced through the media last Friday, has left some worried it could create confusion and stymie the efforts of the joint command to actively take on the concerns of citizens...

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

Long-held ambitions to transform downtown Kingston appear to be finally taking off, with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation leading the effort through plans to pedestrianise King Street."The extensive work on the St William Grant Park...

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

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has cited changes in the education sector, including the increase in the number of available public-school places, as reasons for the closure of several privately operated institutions in recent years, warning that...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

For just shy of 40 years, St Joseph's High School was the envy of many. From its obscure start in 1978, it rose to become the number one privately operated high school in the Corporate Area.Those heady days are now gone. The school's board of...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Faced with a multimillion-dollar debt and a drastic reduction in enrolment, St Joseph's High School, located on Collins Green Avenue in St Andrew, is closing its doors after just under 40 years of serving the education sector.The private school,...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Nineteen Cuban teachers will begin practising in Jamaican schools when the new term begins next week, as the Government steps up its drive to expand Spanish literacy among the population.The group is now completing two days of orientation at the...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke

Xerox's launch of 29 revolutionary new products will not only benefit the local business sector but will also complement the Government's technology thrust in its offering of service, says Pedro Miraben, Xerox's country manager.Miraben told The...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The 24 brand new Suzuki Vitara sports utility vehicles (SUVs), valued at $33 million and which were presented to police divisional commanders yesterday, have been outfitted with tracking devices, National Security Minister Robert Montague has said....

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to be presented with the Diaspora 2017 Award for Distinguished Leadership at a Jamaica 55 Grand Independence Gala this evening in New York.Holness is also scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the function, a...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

As police personnel serving in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continue their years-long, unsuccessful battle with the Government over long working hours, those hours have been taking a toll on the families of the cops...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Guardian Group Foundation yesterday disbursed more than $4 million in scholarships and grants at its annual Grade Six Achievement Test and Scholarships Award Ceremony at its head office complex in New Kingston.Ten GSAT and four tertiary...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Mineral-rich Venezuela has some ways to go before returning to any semblance of unity, noted Charge d'Affaires Luisa Gutierrez, even as she explained that her country's government and the people are working to achieve just that."We continue to do all we...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Despite the bellicose rhetoric between North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and United States President Donald Trump, Jamaicans living in South Korea have nothing to fear, says Heather Davis, a Jamaican national attending university in Seoul.Davis, who...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Embassy of Spain in Kingston will open a condolence book in observance of three days of mourning following the tragic terrorist events that left 13 people dead and hundreds injured on Thursday in Las Ramblas, Barcelona."In the aftermath of the...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Gleaner has long been a source of information into the rich historic, political, religious and cultural life of Jamaica, and last week's handover of two copies of Dr. Livingstone Thompson's book, Jamaica In The 21st Century, will certainly add...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Customers of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam have nothing to worry about, insists Latoya Pennant, the company's public relations officer, after a tank caught fire there early yesterday morning.She said that routine delivery of petroleum...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Thousands of Jamaica Public Service (JPS) customers in St Andrew, Trelawny and St Ann will be among the first to benefit from a US$3.4-million upgrade to the company's power delivery system, stated Blaine Jarrett, vice-president for engineering.The...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The strike among petroleum tanker drivers that threatened to cripple the business sector could end today.The Ministry of Labour and Social Security said last night that arising from discussions with the Petroleum Tanker Divers' Association, "it is...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Executive director at Food For The Poor, David Mair, says he agrees with a recent Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll that cites older, churchgoing Jamaicans as having the tendency of giving to charity, more so than those not affiliated to any...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Officials from the Grand Bahia Principe resort are denying authorship of a note, circulating on the all-inclusive's letterhead, advising guests from overseas that local photographers and videographers are barred from working at weddings on their...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that a data protection bill is to be tabled in Parliament in the coming weeks, as a security component to the just-launched Government of Jamaica portal, gov.jm, and for the forthcoming National Identification...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Four Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) employees will depart Jamaica this week to study on a 16-month, all-expenses-paid master's degree scholarship programme in South Korea.The scholarship was established under the 2017 Technical Cooperation Pro...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Joy is not about being presented with national honours, but it's in the service of your fellow man, says Pastor Glen O. Samuels, one of 171 people who are to be conferred with national honours and awards in October."It's a joy to be of service to my...

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