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Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Noted Jamaican immigration-rights advocate Irwine Clare has warned against high expectations of preferential treatment towards blacks or any other minority group should Kamala Harris be elected president of the United States (US). Harris, a first-...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:19 AM

With nine days to go before the state of emergency (SOE) in St James expires, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has led an impassioned defence of the crime-suppressing measure as an effective method of staunching the tide of murder that...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Juxtaposing the rallying cry for reparation from Britain for slavery for almost 200 years, climate-change consultant and former senator Raymond Pryce is demanding that the Jamaican State be compensated by the United States for environmental...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of United States President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to speak in Parliament this afternoon on the Petrojam buy-back saga that has sparked debate over the last two weeks. A source also informed The Gleaner that Holness may also weigh in on the former People...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Seprod Group CEO Richard Pandohie has warned policymakers against a tunnel-vision focus on macroeconomic indicators while failing to expand human resource investment. “I think our governments have consistently missed the boat when they talk...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

School administrators who continue to punish students with beatings have been warned by the Ministry of Education to desist, as they run the risk of disciplinary action being taken against them. “In light of renewed concerns expressed in the...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

A witness said to be an expert in crime-scene reconstruction is expected to testify today in the trial for the police constables charged with the murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland in 2012. Anna-Kay Bailey, Durvin Hayles, and...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have signalled that they are ready to deport dozens of Jamaicans who were convicted there for a range of criminal offences. Jamaican officials revealed yesterday that the group of 50 is expected to arrive in...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Holness administration will today begin its second round of deliberations on the upcoming Budget. Yesterday, the Cabinet went into a three-day retreat to discuss the 2019-20 Budget. This follows three days of consultations last week on the...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is targeting updated contact information for 50 per cent of its more than 650,000 customer base this year. The disclosure follows a statement from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) last Thursday in...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The RJRGLEANER Honour Awards were created to honour initiative, courage and accomplishment to individuals and companies that have contributed significantly to the improvement of quality of life in Jamaica, and this year’s recipients fit the...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 6:28 PM

The Education Ministry is warning school personnel that disciplinary action could be taken against them if they continue to use any form of physical punishment, which may result in injury or abuse of a student. In a bulletin issued today, the...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As far as achievements go, being appointed a senator in the Canadian Parliament is a huge deal for Jamaican, Dr Rosemary Moodie.She was appointed to the Senate by the Canadian Governor General Julie Payette on the advice of Prime Minister Justin...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, has urged Jamaicans to use the 10-year challenge now trending on social media as a litmus test to determine whether the country had made any strides in the fight...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) is hoping that negotiations with an undisclosed partner reaches a satisfactory conclusion for the utility company to start work this year on the construction of a new 15-million imperial-gallon-per-day water-...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled his administration's intention of tapping the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for competitive loan offerings to expand the country's creaking water-supply system."Just recently, president of the CDB,...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

With Jamaica's youth unemployment rate just under 20 per cent, American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AmCham) President Allison Peart believes something must be done to engage these individuals to make them productive members of society.Her...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Chartered accountants converged on the Sts Peter and Paul Church in St Andrew yesterday not to balance financial books, but to give praise to God in celebration of the 54th anniversary since the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ)...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesman on Industry, Commerce and Competitiveness Peter Bunting has described restrictions imposed by outside powers on the development of Jamaica's medicinal marijuana industry as "international economic injustice".Bunting made the...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Under pressure with crowded classroom and unruly students, scores of the island's teachers are lamenting what they say is a lack of emotional support for them when they are stressed.According to the teachers, the lack ofsupport could lead to some...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some of the nation's children are still experiencing, and witnessing, cases of child abuse in the classroom daily despite the Government's directive that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools.One grade four primary school student told The...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Since the start of this year, a bloody gang war has claimed at least three lives in the Nine Miles to 11 Miles section of Bull Bay, St Andrew, with the violence spilling into the neighbouring Grants Pen in St Thomas.The killings have occurred below...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says it is disappointing but not surprising that teachers and school administrators are still using corporal punishment as a means of control in the classrooms."Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I...

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