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Stories by Paul Clarke

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It's been four days since masked gunmen aimed their guns at a group of men in the Fleet Street area of central Kingston last Thursday night, killing 11-year-old Taysha Hughes in their rampage.Her death has ignited an outpouring of sentiments in...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Summer Employment Programme continues to show its value in helping to prepare young adults for the world of work, with nearly 100 high school and tertiary level students selected this year.Young people from various...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The National Water Commission (NWC) will resume applying late-payment fees (LPF) to applicable bills come July 1, as issues that had caused the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to halt the payment have been resolved."Following a review of...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents of Fleet Street in downtown Kingston are still reeling from Thursday night's horrific gun attack that ended the life of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, who was shot in the chest as masked gunmen sprayed a group of young men with bullets....

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

President of the Incorporated Masterbuiders Association Humphrey Taylor says that the construction industry is in a state of ill-health because of the Chinese hogging the industry.He said that too many of the big jobs have gone the way of the...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Spanish State Secretary for International Cooperation and Latin America, Fernando GarcÌa Casas, is scheduled to pay an official three-day visit to Jamaica, where he is expected to hold talks with senior government officials.Casas is expected to...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government.Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Police personnel are complaining that the continued lack of ticket books for the enforcement of the revised ganja law is causing their authority to be questioned by some members of the public."While we have been arresting some persons, we are still...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into the stabbing of a Norman Manley High School student yesterday, resulting in the victim being hospitalised with a punctured lung.The student was stabbed six times by a schoolmate just...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 11:35 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to accept that less money will ultimately be spent in some areas, as funds are thrown at the massive crime problem now facing the nation. Holness was delivering the keynote address to delegates at...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to accept that less money will ultimately be spent in some areas as funds are reallocated to fight the massive crime problem now facing the nation."If gangs or crews are your most critical threat,...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Scores of pedestrians are shunning overhead bridges constructed around the Corporate Area to allow them safe passage across busy roadways, putting their lives in danger in the process.The reason put forward by some pedestrians for not using them is...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Despite the escalating crime rate and the country's dip on the global Corruption Perception Index, newly appointed Spanish Ambassador Josep Maria Bosch Bessa said that Jamaica is still a big deal for investors from his country."Spanish businesses...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The push for the decriminalisation of prostitution is generating further momentum with the Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, Dr Carolyn Gomes, insisting that such a move could prove economically and socially...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), is describing the most recent blaze at the 140 acre Riverton City landfill on the weekend, as an act of sabotage.He said that evidence suggests arsonists...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Crime and violence run the risk of crippling efforts to reposition Kingston as a tourist destination, according to businessman Chris Jarrett, head of the Kingston chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association."We have been saying this for...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Calling early-childhood institutions the Cinderellas of Jamaica's education system, former Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites declared it was now time to focus on the formative years of children in order to mould and craft their young minds for...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Partnerships between governments and civil society and the leveraging of technology are urgent requirements for achieving robust economic growth and prosperity in the Caribbean, noted Therese Turner-Jones of the Inter-American Development Bank's (...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Several of the island's correctional facilities are in need of urgent infrastructural development, and the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility in downtown Kingston is among those to receive priority focus, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Described at the time of its ratification in Parliament as the most far-reaching piece of public health policy, the ban on smoking in public spaces has all but gone through the door.It has got so bad that even some persons who are guilty of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke

Fear of physical harm and political victimisation is said to be proving a serious hindrance to the National Democratic Movement’s (NDM) efforts to attract new members its President Peter Townsend is indicating. At the same time, Townsend is...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

If downtown Kingston is the commercial heart of Jamaica, Half-Way Tree could fittingly be called its soul, for besides being an ideal location for commuter connectivity to any part of the island, it is the point where uptown meets downtown.But the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A Venezuelan government official says it's best for that country to sever ties with the Organization of American States (OAS) if they are to preserve the sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic.Delcy Rodriguez, the country's minister for foreign...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 5:17 PMPaul Clarke

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) has asserted that fear of physical harm and political victimisation is causing Jamaicans not to join the party. Its president, Peter Townsend, made the claim as he rebuffed suggestions his party has...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Charge d'Affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy, Luis Gutierrez, said the Nicol·s Maduro administration remains committed to bilateral agreements between the troubled South American nation and its Caribbean counterparts, including Jamaica.Rocked by an...

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