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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...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Systemic weaknesses in the investigative, prosecutorial and judicial services, amid the high level of unemployment, make combating human trafficking a difficult challenge, says Carol Palmer, chairperson for the National Task Force Against...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 2:45 PMPaul Clarke

Chairperson for the National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons, Carol Palmer, says systematic weaknesses in the investigative, prosecutorial and judicial services amid a high level of unemployment, makes combating human trafficking a...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Fernando Garcia Casas, the Spanish secretary of state for international cooperation for Latin America and the Caribbean, has underscored what he described as a binding link between Spain and Jamaica since the first Spaniards landed on the island in...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

With an opioid epidemic sweeping across the United States, Jamaica's narcotics police are on alert for persons who might want to illegally import some of these drugs into the island.Head of the police Narcotics Division, Senior Superintendent...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Excelsior Community College (ECC) took a major step in advancing the reach of its degree programmes with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ohio, United States-based Hocking College.The MOU was signed at Tuesday's South East...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Developing a dependable health information system is an important undertaking of the Government in enhancing public health services in Jamaica, says Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton.The minister was speaking at the handing over of 10 desktop...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The much-talked-about hospital for Portmore, St Catherine, is still on the cards, insists Mayor Leon Thomas, with discussion around the subject said to be at an embryonic stage."The fact is that we have had no deep discussion about the issue, but it...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The newly constructed Ackee Village, located off the Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, has the potential to become a major tourist draw, says Mayor Leon Thomas, echoing similar sentiments from the St Catherine East Central Member of Parliament...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The future of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is dependent on the outcome of the feasibility study being done by the Waste to Energy Enterprise Team, says Audley Gordon, the authority's executive director.In addition, Gordon...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 10:06 AMPaul Clarke

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, is dismissing claims by Opposition Spokesman on Local Government, Noel Arscot, that poor garbage collection by the agency is responsible for the increase in...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The public is being told to expect improved deportment from all drivers and pickup men employed to the state-owned garbage collection agency, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), by the end of July. Its executive director, Audley...

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