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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-...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

With Jamaica gaining worldwide notoriety for lottery scamming, there is a suggestion from a prominent member of the business community to have cell phones and landlines making excessive international calls blocked.Businessman Patrick Casserly has...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last week declared that the public-sector transformation reform on which the Government has embarked is a national policy.Speaking at Jamaica House in Kingston, the prime minister said his administration was seeking to...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Veteran crime fighter Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor is calling for a radical change in the approach to preventing and fighting crime in the country.Supt. McGregor, who is in charge of the Territorial Operations Portfolio of the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:03 AMRomario Scott

Cheerful music, the knocking of dominoes and frisky children romping in green spaces were the sights that greeted our news team last Friday as residents of the St Andrew community of August Town celebrated a year without any murders.In a year when...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A number of Jamaicans have reacted passionately to a Gleaner report earlier this week which revealed that the container package of the popular Chiffon soft margarine had an inaccurate replica of the Jamaican flag.Many have confessed that they had to...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The colossal error in the colour misplacement of what was supposed to be the Jamaican flag, printed on the package container of the popular and widely distributed Chiffon premium soft margarine, has left the management of Seprod Limited infuriated...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Illegal vending has been continuing unabated on the buses of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) despite numerous warnings from the management of the state-owned company for the practice to cease.It is the Christmas season and the rowdy vendors...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Two former education ministers have welcomed with open arms, the appointment of Professor Stephen Vasciannie as president of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica.Vasciannie, a former principal of the Norman Manley Law School, will take up...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:40 AMRomario Scott

The Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies on Thursday commissioned into operation a well that will supply the campus with water.The more than 850 feet deep well comes into operation just in time for Christmas and is expected to supply up...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Major Richard Reese, commissioner and chief executive officer of Jamaica Customs Agency, is giving an assurance that the agency's automated system for customs data (ASYCUDA) is functional and reliable.Reese told The Gleaner yesterday that issues...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Off the back of a 2.3 per cent growth in the economy for the June to September quarter of this year and with business and consumer confidence still soaring, there is a general feeling among business operators and financial analysts that this...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

With mounting concerns and swirling allegations in the domestic market about contaminated rice being sold to unsuspecting consumers, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has declared that the authorities have so...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

After two previous attempts, the member of parliament for East Central St Andrew, Dr Peter Phillips, 66, seems set to finally be crowned president of the People's National Party (PNP) as the campaign of his early challenger, Peter Bunting, came...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has blasted Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller for being "irresponsible" by not participating in Wednesday's signing of the Partnership for a Prosperous Jamaica.Simpson Miller said she did not...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The authorities have expressed serious concern that popular taxi services across the Corporate Area have been engaged in the practice of dispatching illegal taxis commonly referred to as 'robot' taxis to route passengers across the Kingston...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Several groups represented at the annual World AIDS Day breakfast forum, held at the Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, have expressed satisfaction with the progress...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Lydia Richards, the St Ann municipal councillor, who has been at the forefront of a revolt against her People's National Party (PNP) colleague, Lisa Hanna, vowed yesterday to continue her fight to oust the St Ann South East MP, an effort that she...

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