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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...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The best of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was on show last Friday as Woman Constable Shanika Holness responded to an unusual situation with a level of professionalism that spoke volumes of the training she received as a rookie fresh out of...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The first day of the three-month traffic ticket amnesty began without much fuss yesterday, but few made use of the opportunity in its early stage.In anticipation of the usual late rush, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has scheduled extended opening...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Partnerships between the Government, corporate Jamaica, and the Diaspora will be the most effective way of producing quality, early childhood educational facilities, Ruel Reid, education minister, has said."Corporate and Diaspora support is very...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The only imminent plan pertaining to the Government owning and operating a national airline is that it is never likely to happen, at least, not the way it once was, says Nicola Madden-Greig, chairperson of the Gastronomy Network and Linkages Council...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The stage is set for Jamaica to once again deliver strong economic growth, says Michael Lee-Chin, chairman of the Economic Growth Council, while urging members of the diaspora to "get on board the train of success or risk being left behind". Lee-Chin...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 1:57 PMPaul Clarke

A study undertaken by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has shown that the potential for investment and remittances by the estimated three million Jamaicans living overseas remains largely untapped. Remittance inflows amount to US$2.2...

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