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Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 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:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 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:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:12 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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-...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams is insisting that the 75 per cent increase in travel taxes tourists were slapped with last year has had no negative impact on the tourism industry.Finance Minister...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

At a time when domestic violence is on the rise in Jamaica, there has been a sharp reduction in the number of police personnel murdering their spouses.The police say that over the past two years, they have not recorded a single killing of a spouse...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid the slew of executive orders by United States President Donald Trump, resulting in rising political tensions and panic among immigrants, including Jamaican nationals, earlier this week, the city of Kingston moved to strengthen its ties with the...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The University of Technology (UTech), having had to turn away hundreds of prospective nursing students over the years, is now looking to expand its nursing programme by establishing a College of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.The university has been...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Government is on track to meet key structural public-sector reforms under the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP), Danny Roberts, the head of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC), has revealed.Speaking...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Government of Jamaica has reportedly reached out to the Indian Government to offer condolences following last week Thursday's shooting incident in the St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens where men armed with guns killed 25-year-old sales...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Newly installed President of the University of Technology (UTech) Professor Stephen Vasciannie has added his voice to the debate surrounding the shortage of nurses in the public health sector and the need to train nurses for export.Vasciannie...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Dr Peter Phillips is promising fireworks at a special delegates' conference on March 26, when it is expected that delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) will, by affirmation, make him the fifth president of the 78-year-old party."I expect...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Opposition People's National Party is demanding answers from the Government over what it says is the ill-advised move to have the National Land Agency (NLA) merge with the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), announced last week...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Acting Police Commissioner Novelette Grant has responded to a shocking and outrageous video that has surfaced, featuring a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) entertaining a woman's simulation of a sex act on his M-16 rifle.In the less-...

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