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Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The country's pride is set to take a hard hit today as the online petition launched to commence the proceedings of clearing the name of National Hero Marcus Garvey is likely to end at midnight without the 100,000 signatures needed for it to...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

In a state of utter disbelief, Olive Henry is demanding answers as she faces a residential bill from the National Water Commission (NWC) that would stump some commercial customers. Henry, who lamented that her plight has been ongoing for more than...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The vicious attacks against the nation's women continued unabated yesterday morning after two female students of the University of Technology (UTech) were sexually assaulted while on their way home from the university's main campus in Papine, St...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Even while the Planning Institute of Jamaica has declared that 75 per cent of Jamaican households rely on the public transportation system, there are growing concerns about the viability of the public transport sector, which is now thought to be...

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

Jamaica could see a massive construction and investment boom in the much-talked-about bloc of downtown Kingston if the Government takes up a proposal that has been placed on the table by Glenford Christian, the chairman and chief executive officer...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 4:42 PMRomario Scott

The private sector executives who last week signaled that their companies would not be prepared to fund the election campaign of neither of the two political parties are receiving high praises from several quarters of civil society.The Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The St Ann's Bay Infirmary - desperately in need of several household items and equipment - may have to write off the thought of ever benefiting from the generosity of a family, frustrated by the process of clearing the items.The family says it may...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Coming out of Tuesday's emergency meeting called by the influential Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), players in the sector are threatening not to ink a single cheque to either of the nation's two political parties unless issues related...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

When the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, opens its gates tomorrow, Professor David Tennant will be the new person sitting in the big chair in the Department of Economics, housed at the Faculty of Social Sciences.Tennant's...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The powerful Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss campaign finance reform.Don Wehby, CEO of the GraceKennedy Group, on Wednesday, called for such discussions to be had.The Gleaner understands...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A call is being made for some individuals within the hierarchy of the scandal-stricken People's National Party (PNP) to know when to let go of the wheels of power and allow for renewal within the party.The call is being made against the background...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Even as the losses to some businesses are being tallied, economist Peter-John Gordon is predicting that, to the wider economy, Saturday night's blackout will have a negligible effect.Gordon told The Gleaner yesterday that while he has no doubt that...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 8:14 PMRomario Scott

More than a decade after the Oliver Clarke-chaired Parliamentary Salaries Committee presented its report recommending that "a new Parliament Building be constructed to allow for parliamentarians to perform their work efficiently", there is now a...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Youth are not represented adequately in formal political institutions and processes such as parliaments, political parties, elections, and public administrations in Jamaica, and indeed, in many parts of the world. Quite pleasing, however, is the...

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Letter of the Day published in Monday's edition of The Gleaner seems to be a continuation of a raging debate as to whether Audley Shaw should be appointed as finance minister in the Andrew Holness-led Cabinet. Indeed, there is merit to Andre...

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