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Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health at the Hanover Health Department, is expressing concerns about the cavalier lifestyle of many residents in the parish in regard of their attitude towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs)....

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock said that at no time did the university consider changing the name of its Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Centre, which bears the name of Dr Andrew Wheatley,...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Wisynco Group William Mahfood is urging the Government to expedite plans to implement a plastic bottle incentivisation scheme.Speaking at day two of Engineers Week at The Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew on Tuesday, Mahfood said...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The public is being advised to stop using the 18-inch standing model of the VideoCon brand fan, model number VC-1881PP, as the motors burnt out during two quality tests conducted by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).In a release advising of a...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The largest Festo Authorised Certified and Training (F.A.C.T.) Centre in the world, located at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), will help the underdeveloped automobile assembly sector in Jamaica to become a significant industry.That is...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is a significant amount of garbage on an empty lot along a section of Arnold Road in Kingston, which has again raised questions about the efficiency of the National Solid Waste Management Authority's (NSWMA)...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Minister of state in charge of youth Floyd Green has used the first staging of Anti-Gang Week to impress upon the nation's youth the importance of their role in changing the country's deeply entrenched anti-informer culture.In his keynote address to...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Parliamentary Reporter

Jamaica's Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has signalled that his administration is open to establishing a framework for cooperation with Israel on national security issues such as cybersecurity.But amid reports of a rift between Jamaica and the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

William 'Billy' McConnell, former managing director at Lascelles deMercado & Company and Wray & Nephew Group, died yesterday after battling cancer...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-eight Jamaican fishermen who are currently in San Andres, an island off the Colombian coast, are itching to return home after being rescued at sea last week.Their vessel caught fire and eventually sank while they were on a fishing trip last...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Proving to Jamaicans that good things can come out of being incarcerated, 16 females from the Fort Augusta Women's Adult Correctional Facilities, now located on South Camp Road, St Andrew, excelled in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:After six months of peace, the community of Flankers in St James erupted into violence on Monday evening when a drunken man, who brandished a rifle at a group of men, was shot and killed and the weapon taken away from him.The dead man...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Gleaner editor Phyllis Thomas shared that all her successes at the award-winning newspaper, where she spent 45 years in a variety of roles, must be credited to God.She was the toast of an afternoon where the company paid homage to 24 current...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

State minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has announced that plans are underway for the construction of a therapeutic centre for wards of the state who have been assessed to have severe behavioural problems."...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Law-abiding Jamaicans have been left at the mercy of criminals because critical state resources are being diverted to support the government's two main anti-crime measures, the zones of special operations (ZOSO) and the State of Public Emergency,...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is rejecting the round of criticisms that came with Monday's announcement on the ban on single-use plastic and Styrofoam products.Chairman of the Wisynco...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the five-year financial period 2012/13 to 2017/18, the Students Loan Bureau's (SLB) stock of non-performing loans skyrocketed from $1 billion to a little more than $11 billion, according to Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis in a performance...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Parliamentary Reporter

A new profit-sharing agreement signed between the Jamaican Government and the United States firm that holds a stake in Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners has been described by the parliamentary Opposition as a "bad...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Years after it was first proposed, the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill - which will provide for the establishment of a governing body for the profession as well as a regime for the licensing and registration of all government-paid teachers - is now...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Education minister Ruel Reid is seeking to allay the fears of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) that the Government is set to change the operations of the well-respected National Council on Education.Since 1993, the National Council on...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Within a few weeks, motorists should experience an ease in the traffic congestion caused by the recent closure of the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew, with the construction of a bypass road now under way.Yesterday, the...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The growing trend of robots taking over jobs now occupied by humans, as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will in no way render local engineers useless, according to vice-president of marketing at the Jamaica Institute of Engineers' (JIE...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has revealed that he is aiming to make the country's judicial system, crippled for decades by chronic under-resourcing and a backlog of civil and criminal cases, the best in the Caribbean in three years.Sykes...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court yesterday issued subpoenas for the doctors who examined Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates charged with murder in connection with the 2014 beating death of Mario Deane, to appear in court on...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Strict adherence to Jamaica's proposed building code can be a significant buffer against earthquake and hurricane damage, Dwight Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE), said.He was speaking at the official opening ceremony...

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