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Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned yesterday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Maxine Henry-Wilson, commissioner of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission and former education minister, sought to caution policymakers and leaders to do more to lift gender stereotypes and empower girls to venture into innovative professions."...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Snr

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:While conceding that Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is seemingly paying serious attention to Port Antonio, Portland, craft vendors are complaining that they are not receiving their fair share in that market.The more than 60...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While lauding the Government for taking steps to declare that no mining will be permitted in the Cockpit country, Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), said that there are still concerns regarding some...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition....

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Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Next week's staging of a global tourism conference in Jamaica is a resounding validation of the strength of Brand Jamaica, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.The 'Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Three icons of the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry will be awarded and celebrated for their respective roles in the development of the sector at a Gala Dinner and Awards Extravaganza next Tuesday.The black-tie event will be held on the...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it."This was the response from King Henry to French messenger Montjoy at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 to be delivered to his master, as recounted in Shakespeare's play...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Identification Registration Act 2017 will again come under the microscope of lawmakers today in the Lower House when the amended legislation is tabled forconsideration in the House of Representatives.Government legislators in the Upper...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The community of Cambridge in southern St James is now under siege as gangsters have murdered three women in less than 72 hours and are said to be regularly firing at police vehicles that venture into crime bases such as Mother Lane.In...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:George Hong Guo, deputy chief executive officer of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), said despite conducting an intense feasibility study on the local sugar sector, his firm was not prepared for the realities that they have had to...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A recommendation has been put forward by chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, that the woman seen violently beating her four-year-old daughter in a viral video be charged. The case has...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Veteran dancehall artiste Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentyne, who earlier this year was called on by the Ministry of National Security to be a motivational speaker for members of the police force, was yesterday convicted of murder by the Supreme Court....

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth through Sustainable Tourism is scheduled to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre at Rose Hall, St James, November 27-29.It will bring together more than 800 delegates from 157 countries to...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Local organisers of one of the biggest tourism conferences in the world are confident that the more than 800 visitors expected in Montego Bay will be safe despite the high murder rate in St James since the start of this year.Almost 300 people have...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says that CARIFORUM ministers are committed to ensuring that terms under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will continue to govern CARIFORUM-United Kingdom (UK) trade...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

For Annakay Hudson, the vision of Senator Delroy Williams to make Kingston "the pearl of the Antilles" is no pipe dream but a plan of action now being adopted by forward-thinking young people, none more so than herself.A resident of Heroes Circle in...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Match 51 of this season's TVJ Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz takes place today between Constant Spring Primary and St Hugh's Preparatory, both from St Andrew. This is the third match in Round Three of the competition, and both teams will be battling...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Davian Brown and his family are living in fear, and want his name cleared at once following the publication of his photograph on various media platforms on Friday labelling him as one of Jamaica's most wanted men, and the most wanted man in...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Co-Chair of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC), Danny Roberts, has said that PSTOC is not presiding over job losses as the final outcome of the public-sector transformation process, but sees the work of his oversight...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While she aspires to be a forensic pathologist, the just-appointed youth mayor of Kingston, Annakay Hudson, says she has not ruled out a future in public speaking or politics.With the cameras rolling and dozens of her peers and many stakeholders...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

China's huge population and ready-made market can potentially absorb all the coffee Jamaica produces, says Chinese ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao.The Chinese diplomat said that even though the Japanese have done a good job importing Jamaican...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A woman seen in a video violently beating a small girl has been located by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). A source at the CPFSA, formerly the Child Development Agency, told The Gleaner yesterday that the incident took place...

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