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Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:04 AMSyranno Baines

Despite the hand they were dealt, come July, 20 young personsafflicted with disabilities will be keen to capitalise on a six-week work apprenticeship programme, with the objective being fully integrated into the labour force.Funded by the Inter-...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:04 AMJovan Johnson

A member of the legal fraternity is supporting a lawmaker's suggestion that Jamaica should consider scrapping the term 'rape' and categorising it as one example of sexual assault.Under Jamaican law, rape is the penetration of the vagina with the...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:The fourth, fifth and sixth floors at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay are now ready to be put back into full service as the rehabilitation work to get that section of the hospital, which houses the operating...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMChristopher Serju

The continued underperformance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which is yet to realise anywhere near its true potential as aneconomic bloc, is due in large measure to a cultural hangover, according to GaryAllen, chief executive officer of...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In a bid to expose their students to non-traditional jobs, children as young as 10 years old were actively engaged in creating hair designs and undertaking other vocational activities as they participated in Girls' Day at the Maxfield Park Primary...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMPaul Clarke

Carib Cement says its customers will not face a shortage of its product as a result of the industrial action taken by workers after wage negotiations broke down yesterday, grinding production to a halt at its Rockfort plant.The National Workers'...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Economist Everton McFarlane will leave his position as financial secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service month-end, the ministry has confirmed.Meanwhile, several highly placed sources in the administration say Viralee Latibeaudiere,...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Though the statistics consistently point to women being more susceptible to abduction and abuse, a trio of Wolmerian lads has warned that boys should not be overlooked, while simultaneously imploring the Government to act more on and talk less about...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AM

A United States high court on Friday overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago.A federal judge explained that the decision is...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Mark Golding has called on the Andrew Holness administration to make a clear pronouncement on whether it supports the democratically elected government of Venezuela, even as pressure mounts and calls grow...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:24 PM

The US Powerball jackpot is in the headlines once again as it rolls over and climbs to $275 million. Now that the Powerball jackpot has passed $275 million, people will be clamouring to get tickets, which will send the jackpot higher still....

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:01 PM

Oliver Nembhard, the acting chief executive officer of the National Irrigation Commission, (NIC) has died. Minister with responsibility for water in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, ...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:10 PM

A United States high court has overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago. A federal judge explained that the decision is based...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:08 PM

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) says it has now restored its systems that failed earlier today affecting customers trying to access point of sale and ATM services. Several NCB customers had reported being severely inconvenienced by the service...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:54 PM

Operations at the Caribbean Cement Company have been disrupted due to strike action by workers. Public Relations Manager at Caribbean Cement, Sophia Lowe-Pinnock told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the strike has affected production at...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:55 AM

Jamaica is now in a better position to forecast and respond to the threat of flood conditions following the upgrading of the hydro-meteorology network. The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says 16 monitoring stations have been retrofitted. They...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMJovan Johnson

Members of Parliament who have 'attacked' Food For The Poor (FFP), claiming that poor-quality houses are being built for poor Jamaicans at unreasonable costs are ungrateful and should apologise to Jamaica's largest charity, argues Pearnel Charles,...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Ten men described as major players in the three criminal gangs operating in Hanover are now in custody after they were arrested in the targeted raids the police have been conducting in the main crime hotspots in the eastern part of...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMFather Richard Ho Lung

Christ not only rose from the dead and walked the Earth. He ascended into Heaven; He was lifted up by God to the dwelling place of the Father. Whereas all of us belong to Earth. Jesus opened the doors of Heaven where His Father is, and where He...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Concrete has been touted as the most practical solution to the deteriorating roadways islandwide, by Desmond Young, civil engineer and a past president of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers.In noting that approximately $600 million is spent by the...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Chief Executive Officer of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter has said that a master drainage study costing nearly US$1 million, which was completed and presented to the Government little more than two years ago, is currently being...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Though public awareness coupled with self-defence techniques serve as good countermeasures, an articulate crop of Westwood High School girls are calling on the Government for stricter penalties to be employed as adeterrent to the abduction and abuse...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMJovan Johnson

Definitions of rape are becoming "wayward", Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has argued, suggesting that, perhaps, it is time that Jamaica removes that designation from the books and captures it under a general category such as sexual assault.He threw...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:19 AMPaul Clarke

The combination of a high property tax regime, exorbitant banking fees and what they say is an unjustifiable land deal with the Chinese could end up being the final nail in the coffin of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME),...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the fact that murders have raced passed the 100 mark since the start of the year, the Police High Command in St James is still claiming some success, as, according Senior Superintendent of Police Marlon Nesbeth, they have...

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