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Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced that improvements are coming to the Stay Alert smartphone application as part of measures being implemented to have greater public participation in the fight against crime and violence.Soon,...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

The Ministry of National Security, in seeking to get juvenile offenders get back on the right side of the law, yesterday launched its We Transform Youth Empowerment and Reintegration programme.The programme, themed 'Save a Child, Save a Nation will...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:08 AMRomario Scott

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, has hailed women who she says are making strides and moving past the subtle barriers in entrepreneurship in Jamaica.Speaking at a women's empowerment forum hosted by...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

In the face of a 19 per cent spike in murders since the start of the year, there is a strong suggestion coming from an opposition lawmaker that the condemned practice of hanging should resume to face down the crime monster in Jamaica.Ian Hayles,...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

With only a year left before the Ministry of Education replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) with the much-anticipated Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the preparation for transition is on in earnest, and further details have emerged on how...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is embracing the use of technology to enhance patient care delivery which, along with several other infrastructural developments, is to propel the hospital into a first-class facility.Officials of...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:10 AMRomario Scott

Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, has moved to dispel mounting concerns and allegations surrounding the statue of track and field superstar Usain Bolt by unveiling a maquette of his statue.Grange earlier...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

Basil Watson, the sculptor placed at the centre of the controversy surrounding the statue of sprint king Usain Bolt, says he carries no hard feelings for those who have unfairly attacked him in the aftermath of a fake image of the statue circulating...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

A ban on smoking in public spaces - made effective by the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013 - has failed to live up to the promise to protect those who wish not to inhale the noxious fumes being puffed into air by insensitive weed...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

An alarming claim that there has been a dangerous escalation in the number of persons contracting HIV in Jamaica has been rejected by chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye.Earlier this week, Dr Edward Greene, United...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has sent an appeal to the Venezuelan government, urging the crisis-hit state to reconsider pulling out of the Organization of American States (OAS).The invitation to reconsider followed an...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

In the aftermath of heavy rains flooding sections of the island two weeks ago, the Ministry of Health has disclosed that there is a significant increase in the population of nuisance mosquitoes.Nuisance mosquitoes are those that persistently bite...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 6:00 AMRomario Scott

The redrafting and retabling of a controversial bill proposing tighter regulations on banks and deposit-taking institutions has been met with further delays after having been previously stalled in the Lower House of Parliament.On May 10, Fitz...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) is seeking to get from the Government a written commitment to the calling of an early by-election in the event there is a vacancy on the opposition benches in Parliament.The request comes against the backdrop of PNP...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:00 AMRomario Scott

As much as 11 Jamaicans were killed in motor vehicle accidents between Holy Thursday and press time on Easter Monday, pushing the overall road fatalities figure to 102 since the start of the year.The shocking numbers have left Kenute Hare, director...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMRomario Scott

Persons who had plans to close off the Easter holiday with a seafood feast at the Port Royal-based restaurant, Gloria's, would have turned up to closed doorsyesterday.The popular restaurant did not open for business on what would have been one of...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMRomario Scott

The debate surrounding the controversial issue of capital punishment continued to rumble on Wednesday at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, with two international political figures declaring that Jamaica must be brave enough to outlaw...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMRomario Scott

Even as the Government continues to undertake far-reaching public-sector reform measures aimed at reducing public debt and making the public sector more efficient, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is warning that deep flaws within the...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AMRomario Scott

The recently passed Budget for the upcoming fiscal year continues to generate much rumbling and debate, with the Inter-American Development Bank Country Representative for Jamaica, Therese Turner-Jones, joining a throng of watchful analysts weighing...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 3:00 AMRomario Scott

Finance Minister Audley Shaw on Tuesday announced that the Government has revised the definition of the public debt, a move he believes will reduce confusion going forward.Shaw told The Gleaner that the new phrasing will make the Government's...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AMRomario Scott

The Andrew Holness administration has so far been receiving positive feedback from stakeholder groups for its performance in wake of its one-year anniversary since being voted into office.The chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 2:00 AMRomario Scott

Opposition spokesman on health Horace Dalley has charged that he is not using the issue of the noxious fumes affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James as a platform to score political points.His response comes in the wake of a Gleaner...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:12 AMRomario Scott

An April 2007 letter has revealed that successive administrations knew about the problematic air conditioning unit now spouting noxious fumes affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, contradicting statements from Horace Dalley, the...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AMRomario Scott

The police are now reviewing security arrangements for South East St Ann Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna amid public threats made against her on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram over comments she made relating to dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel....

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 2:00 AMRomario Scott

The police have disclosed that they have not been able to make any headway in the case involving a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) allowing a female civilian to perform a simulated sexual act on his M-16 rifle.In the less-than-10-...

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