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Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has said the U.S. economy is performing well but he's eyeing potential risks ahead. Those include a slowdown in global growth, the fading impact from tax cuts and the cumulative...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:10 PM

Counselling is to be arranged for the 10-year-old St Theresa Prep School student who witnessed  the murder of her mother this morning. She is currently in the care of a relative. Forty-six-year-old sales representative Nadine Brown of...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 11:46 AM

Telecommunications company FLOW Jamaica has reportedly agreed to seek an adjournment of its court action against the National Works Agency and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to seek remedy for the displacement and financial loss...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Windrush scandal engulfing Theresa May's United Kingdom government is a major self-made embarrassment because of its hostile environment immigration policy, according to Dr Desmond Jaddoo, co-chairman for the United Kingdom (UK) political...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Demar Scott, the man who was arrested and charged with allegedly raping two female American visitors at gunpoint at the RIU Reggae Hotel in Montego Bay, had his case transferred from the St James Parish Court to the Western Regional...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Once Jamaica's most important investor country, Britain's investment interest in Jamaica diminished in recent decades, with Spain and China taking over that role. However, a second British wave is about to burst on to the horizon, according to High...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seven months after tourism minister Edmund Bartlett led a delegation of tourism officials into a meeting with senior executives of LATAM Airlines Group at their headquarters in, Santiago, Chile, the airline has announced that it will operate three...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

There are serious concerns about the high level of mental illness among youth, spurring a plea for targeted interventions in schools. This was the resolution put forward by Danielle Jonas, junior councillor for the Allman Town division, at a mock...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica needs to desist from its practice of excessive borrowing if the country is to grow economically, stressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness.He made this declaration yesterday during a National Competitiveness Council Meeting, held at the Office...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The stoic Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown's facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The ministry of Education is to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to provide funeral assistance for the three students who died tragically along the Rose Hall main road on Tuesday.Education minister Ruel Reid...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Born to a poor family in Manchester, from as young as three years old, the crack of dawn on Saturdays always found Chevano Baker journeying to Christiana Market with his parents to sell dry goods to secure money for school.It is this colourful 15-...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A year and a half after its establishment, the Caribbean Maritime Merchant Marine Cadet Corps (CMMC), the newest uniform group in high schools in Jamaica and an operational arm of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), is already showing signs of...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years, and while there has been an explosion of initiatives...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The much-anticipated committal hearing for Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the teacher charged in connection with the death of a student at the Anchovy Primary School in St James, was put off until December 5, when she appeared in the St James...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The safety and care of more than 50 residents of the more than 100-year-old Hanover Infirmary in Lucea, Hanover, is now under greater scrutiny. Thanks to the use of the latest technology, they are now being monitored by 16 closed-...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Cognisant of the kind of damage that crime could do to the image of Falmouth, the hub of the nation's cruise shipping, the mayor of the Trelawny parish capital, Councillor Colin Gager, is hopeful that a number of upcoming projects...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Twenty-four persons with either a PhD or a master's degree were not shortlisted to fill the post of chief executive officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund (USF), a report from the state-owned agency has revealed.Instead, the board of directors...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has secured a deal with a company that will purchase at least 30,000 boxes of coffee beans at a reasonable price from coffee farmers."One company stopped buying coffee last week,...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The passage of the Road Traffic Act 2018 in Parliament on Tuesday brought some measure of relief for Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC)."Thank God!" Jones said yesterday.However, he quickly cautioned that the...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Five-year-old Tamelia Thompson knew that her sisters, Tiara and Tiana, were dead long before her teachers confirmed her premonition."We saw her crouched in a corner, praying," said Carolyn Brown, principal of the Providence Heights...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With three more lives lost, two of them children, on the Rose Hall Highway in St James, stakeholders are calling for a rezoning of the accident-prone main road. Principal of the John Rollins Success Primary School, Yvonne Miller...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kingston mayor Delroy Williams believes that there is an urgent need for the establishment of a multifunctional transport centre in downtown Kingston.Speaking at the Kingston andSt Andrew Municipal Corporation's monthly meeting yesterday, Williams...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Alister McLean, a member of the disabled community in Jamaica, believes that members of parliament (MPs) must express the same zeal for allowing persons with disabilities easy access to constituency offices, as they do when it is election time....

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is touting the importance of appreciating the value of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector to the Jamaican economy."We should not seek to in any way depreciate the value of the BPO sector. It is a very...

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