'We believe in Jamaica' - IDB president marks 45 years of partnership with official visit

Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has indicated that the multilateral entity has a firm belief in Jamaica and it's prospects for growth.

Fire at Gordon House

Parliament workers watch as firemen arrive to investigate reports of smoke at Gordon House in Kingston. It was later determined that the smoke was caused by an air conditioning vent which had overheated.

Bright days ahead - Renewed US-Cuba ties good for Jamaica, say stakeholders

The forging of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba is set to create new frontiers and strengthen old ones in areas of tourism, education, health, science and technology as well as trade.

Prison cheer comes to Tower Street

From all indications yesterday's festive mood at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, when spouses and children of inmates were allowed to spend 15 minutes of quality-time interacting with their partners and fathers who are incarcerated at the institution, will carry over into the Yuletide season.

Plug corruption law loophole, says watchdog

STUBBORN RESISTANCE on the part of some parliamentarians to declare the assets and liabilities of their spouses to the Integrity Commission have prompted the corruption watchdog to request an amendment in the current law to try and plug any loopholes in terms of inaccurate reporting.

Committee: Most MPs submitted chik-V clean-up programmes

The National Health Emergency Response Monitoring Committee is reporting that, to date, most members of parliament (MPs) have submitted their work programmes under the Chik-V National Integrated Vector Control/Clean-Up Programme.

St Catherine Health Dept beefs up vigilance for uninspected meat

THE ST CATHERINE Health Department will ensure that all meat reaching the consuming public this holiday season be suitable for human consumption.

Gas price tracker

In light of the debate about gas prices, The Gleaner took to the streets yesterday to capture images of price boards at various service stations in the Corporate Area. Below are highlights.

Skills training graduates encouraged to value education

SCORES OF young people from communities in North West St Ann began a new phase of their lives with renewed hope after graduating recently from the inaugural Skills Training Programme initiated by Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell.

Seventh-day Adventists aid St Ann's Bay Hospital

THE ST Ann's Bay Regional Hospital accident and emergency department recently benefited from a donation of a much-needed nebuliser, thanks to the Mount Edgecombe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Runaway Bay, St Ann.

Talking ganja while raising money

The Couples Swept Away Resort in Negril was a buzz of excitement for guests in attendance at the Negril Chamber of Commerce fundraising gala last Saturday night.

Paul Bogle (1860s)

LITTLE, IF anything at all, is known of Paul Bogle's early life. He was a native of the parish of St Thomas, alternating residencies between Spring Garden and Stony Gut. He may be presumed as having been largely self-educated, like many other black leaders during his time.

Recycling, online deals can make holidays greener

Bob Lilienfeld thinks society and the planet could benefit by emulating the Whos when it comes to holiday celebrations.

Christmas Eve murder plot - Helper pleads guilty in failed love-triangle plot

A western Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty in a failed love-triangle murder plot last Christmas Eve.

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