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Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) has strongly chastised local commercial banks for maintaining high interest rates over many years, describing it as "extortionate" and anti-development.The association said that troubling...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Professor Fritz Pinnock, president of the Caribbean Maritime University, has blasted Dr Garth Anderson, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), who has asserted that the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is set to fail as...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) is calling for urgent intervention from the Government as it says that members are "being squeezed out of existence".It says that small businesses are in an adverse economic position due to high...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:13 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that the strong 7.3 earthquake that rocked Venezuela and several Caribbean countries on Tuesday has driven home the urgent need to establish a global resilience centre in the region to mitigate...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Maxine Henry-Wilson's contribu-tion to public service extends way beyond politics, for which she is widely known."I am glad that the country, through the Government, has decided to honour me," she said.She told The Gleaner that her dedication to...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The man who wears the hat of managing director of Efficient Hardware and Haulage Equipment, and the official robe as mayor of the fastest-growing city in the region, Homer Davis, is being honoured on National Heroes Day.Davis,...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

It has been an eventful year for Campion College alumna Annakay Hudson to say the least.Top passes in 10 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) subjects and an appointment as junior mayor of Kingston have the 19-year-old flying high....

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:IN A radical departure from the position taken earlier this week by the leadership of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Minister of Education Ruel Reid says the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination is easy to understand and...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several food items, including the popular bulla cake, will be affected by the collaborative effort of the ministries of education and health to remove products high in sugar content from local schools as part of a campaign to promote...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has cautioned Governor of the central bank Brian Wynter to carefully balance the risk of overshooting the inflation target in the future by...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Some 226 workers lost their jobs as a result of yesterday's closure of J. Wray & Nephew Limited's operations at its Holland Estate and Casa Marantha in St Elizabeth, a decision the company said was a result of ongoing economic losses ...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The national murder rate is down 18 per cent when compared to the corresponding period of January 1 to August 18 last year, according to information from the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Periodic Crime Statistics Review.It shows that...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Busying herself with preparations for the September 1 funeral of her husband Whittington, Norma Cole is haunted by the agony he must have endured while being mauled to death by a pack of dogs on the night of Saturday, July 21 in Hampton Green, St...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:When proprietor of Ward's Power Tools, Howard Ward, learnt of his pending Order of Distinction award, for business and community service, he was in the middle of an intensive construction project out west."I was busy at work, and...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Although very much appreciative of the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander he will receive on Heroes Day, there is just one wish Robert MacMillan would want to see come true for Jamaica, a country for which he professes his love dearly."I...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The revelation that mercantile trade extraordinaire Michael Anthony Ammar Jr is to be conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander came as a great surprise to both himself and his family.The 60-year-old, while elated, has...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Gleaner Writer

Just a simple thing as playing with your child a few hours a day could result in him/her having a higher IQ, better mental health, high self esteem, greater academic output and even a better salary as an adult.This is according to a 30-year study of...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The construction of a new combined energy plant in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, is poised to help improve Jamaica's energy security. At the same time, the economic and cultural exchange benefits have sparked enthusiasm among workers.Of the 608...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector are in agreement with businessman Richard Byles that more should be done to achieve greater economic growth, but has rubbished the notion that outsourcing only offers low paying jobs to...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition continues to knock the Government over its handling of crime, with the latest crusader, Phillip Paulwell, member of parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, lamenting the flare-up of violence in the Corporate Area."They are...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sunset Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James, is to be renamed the Godfrey Dyer Boulevard, and the Jamaican businessman's name is to carry the distinguishing mark, Order of Jamaica, within weeks.Dyer, an adopted son of Montego Bay, is...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The so-called 'rough and tough' upbringing, which is a way of life in Jamaica, is said to be hurting the mentality of the nation's children, especially boys, who grow up to be potentially abused or abusive."Boys are suppose to be...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Veteran journalist and publisher Lloyd B. Smith is predicting "bangarang" in St James if the Government lifts the ongoing state of public emergency without first treating the mental state of citizens in the parish."The day that the...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says his Government will not neglect the important role politics plays in governance.He asserted that previous JLP administrations lost touch with citizens by focusing on government policies...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jonnella Spence Bucknor, the wife of slain police constable Rohan Bucknor, was at home on Sunday night waiting on her husband. They had planned to watch television talent show 'Rising Stars' together.Bucknor had called from the barber...

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