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Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Businessman Andrew Azar is calling on the Government to roll out the red carpet to investors instead of red tape, following his experience with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in trying to redevelop the old Victoria Pier on Kingston's...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, is calling for a number of measures to be put in place to break what he describes as "a culture of nastiness" across the island."For us to do a good job...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Under a plan developed by businessman Andrew Azar and his partners, a new entertainment hotspot should have by now be fully operational on the Kingston waterfront to welcome the hundreds of persons expected to travel there for the Urban Development...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Faced with a barrage of criticism over its garbage collection over the past year, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, says many of the critics are being unfair to the agency he was appointed to...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

At least two violence prevention specialists are calling on the Government to invest heavily in social intervention to stem the trend of ‘known perpetrator’ violence related injuries. Director of the Violence Prevention Alliance, Dr...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Indications that the new legislation to govern the soon-to-be-rebranded Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will draw heavily on the law now in place is unlikely to go down well with critics, who have been calling for a complete overhaul of the entity...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell and his Comrade in the neighbouring Central Kingston constituency, Ronald Thwaites, are praying that the temporary employment to be provided through Christmas programmes will...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Scores of children in the east Kingston community of McIntyre Villa, better known as 'Dunkirk' will have little to cheer about this Christmas as warring factions have made...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Scores of Jamaican women are turning up at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) withpregnancy complications because of botched abortions.A Sunday Gleaner probe has revealed that between January and September of this year, of the 1,088 expectant...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

More than 120 infants are out of preschool after the operators of the Emmanuel Early Childhood Development Centre on Studio One Boulevard, Cross Roads, St Andrew, were evicted.The infants and their parents turned up last Monday to find desks, chairs...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several schools across the island have been suspending and expelling students in contravention of the rules, sparking concern at the Ministry of Education.Sections 30 and 85 of the Education Regulations (1980) establish the lawful reasons for which...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

There is a growing consensus on the need for a national dialogue on whether abortion should be made legal in Jamaica, and Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton supports the call for the issue to be discussed.Section 73 of the Offences Against the...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Jamaica Labour Party candidate in the 2016 general election Trevor Webb is currently under probe after a video of him shooting at bottles in a man's outstretched hands and one on his head went viral.The police have turned the video over to the...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Professor of child health and child development at the University of the West Indies, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, is pleading with the Jamaican Government to put a stop to the legalised forms of violence against children by banning corporal punishment....

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With the promise of more employment opportunities as the country's economy grows, Grants Pen resident Rowena Grace is calling on the Government to do more to help persons who have left the secondary system but want to further their education.At a...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is expecting no further complications with the administering of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to girls in grade seven at secondary schools across this island, now that his ministry and the Ministry...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With hundreds of Jamaican children continuing to fall victims to violent discipline, sexual abuse, and homicides, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), through the release of its latest global report examining violence in the lives of...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has endorsed the HIV prevention pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), being considered for introduction to Jamaica by the Ministry of Health.The Sunday Gleaner first reported that the Government was considering...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is warning Jamaicans that persons in committed relationships with cheating partners are just as susceptible to contracting HIV as the most vulnerable group, men who have sex with men (MSM).The JASL's position...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

New chairman of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), retired Major General Antony Anderson, is warning employees of the entity and persons applying for gun permits that it will not be business as usual.The FLA has been embroiled in controversy...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has charged the newly appointed board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to "clean ship" as they seek to restore public trust in the embattled entity.Retired Major General Antony Anderson is tasked...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Ministry of National Security is reporting a 35 per cent increase in the number of illegal firearms removed from the nation's streets up to October 17, compared to the same period last year.A total of 499 illegal weapons were collected over the...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Twelve gangs wreaking havoc in Denham Town have been cited as the reason for the west Kingston community being declared the second zone of special operations (ZOSO).Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement yesterday during a press...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The administration of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has admitted that all is not well at the facility, but argues that steps are being taken to remedy the situation.The acknowledgement came...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

As the controversy rages over the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Jamaica's schools, The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the Ministry of Health is considering introducing the equally controversial HIV prevention method,...

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