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Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Amid continued concerns about the prevalence of child labour in Jamaica, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the new Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA - formerly the Child Development Agency and the Office of...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

After two marathon sittings last Friday, and again on Monday, the Senate sat for only 64 minutes yesterday, adjourning after it voted to amend the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Act to extend the contract of Governor Bryan Wynter until 2019.It was all smiles...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a flat rejection by some unions of the Government's six per cent wage offer over two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the groups representing public sectorworkers to reconsider their positions.He said that the workers were...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

News about the passing of J.A. Lester Spaulding, the late chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has triggered immediate reactions from political leaders, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Peter Phillips....

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding, the caring father and husband, the shrewd businessman, the mentor, and for those who knew him well, Lester, the fisherman.Spaulding, 76, the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died at...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is insisting that public sector reform is absolutely necessary if the Jamaican economy is to unlock its potential for growth.She said that the public sector wage bill...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:22 PM

The narcotics police have seized some $30 million worth of cocaine at a wharf in Kingston. It is reported that about 8:40 last night, members of the Customs Enforcement Team searched a refrigerated container and found 24 rectangular parcels, each containing cocaine.

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:11 AM

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

Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries.Their...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the National Housing Trust (NHT) allocating two one-bedroom houses out of a total of 1,500 units at the Estuary scheme in Friendship, St James, to the disabled community, members of the Regulations Committee of the Senate pressed for an...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Government's decision to issue a Zika virus advisory last year urging women to delay pregnancy is being pointed to as one of the main reasons for a 22 per cent decline in live births in Jamaica between January and March this year when compared...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Youth unemployment in the Caribbean is said to be the highest in the world, and crime, partly fuelled by this high rate of joblessness, is a major obstacle to economic growth in the region, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Spanish Town Hospital in dire need of upgradeThe urgent need for the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine to be upgraded to a Type A health facility was brought into sharp focus after a quarterly report by the Ministry of Health titled 'Vitals'...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

For the 2018 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar, it is the little things that mom did on the big day."She thought my shoe laces weren't imperious enough, so she untied them and redid them. I wanted to wear a blue suit, but she said no, 'You're going to wear a...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region.Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Of the countless lessons The Mico University College has taught 22-year-old teaching aspirant Denielle Morrison, critical thinking is the most deep-rooted.A third-year student reading for a bachelor's degree in primary education, Morrison is the...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, which serves nearly 360,000 persons per year, is to benefit from an $8.2-million grant contract being implemented under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Programme of the government of Japan.The...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A Jamaica-born 17-year veteran in the United States Army died in Kuwait on Tuesday while on a tour of duty for less than a year.Sergeant Hughton Coopie Brown, 43, was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer's Boys' School before migrating to New York....

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine Everald Warmington has accused two entities in the RJRGLEANER Communications Group of plotting to bring down the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government of which he is a member."I didn't want to stoop...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Commissioner of Police George Quallo has indicated that the police force is moving much closer to doing away with the old practice of recording reports and statements in station diaries.The commissioner was the guest speaker at yesterday's opening...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Rosalee Gage-Grey will continue to provide interim oversight leadership of the newly merged Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). Youth Minister Floyd Green has said that no decision on...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it is expected that current Contractor General Dirk Harrison...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Shopkeepers and other retail vendors are among a number of stakeholders that Collette Kirlew, director of client services at the National Council on Drug Abuse, intends to target. Kirlew said that illegal substances are too accessible to minors and...

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