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Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Parents, educators and caregivers are being asked to make a play date with children on November 20, as the day will be designated National Play Day each year going forward.The day was conceptualised by several stakeholders who yesterday expressed...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A delegation of business leaders from France is scheduled to arrive in the island today for a two-day visit to explore viable opportunities for companies in France and Jamaica in the areas of water sanitation, water distribution, energy and...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It would be difficult to convince French ambassador to Jamaica, Denys Wibaux, that it wasn't a blessing that caused him to be sent on diplomatic duties to the island at the same time that Jamaica's Reggae Girlz qualified for the FIFA Women's World...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Queen's Counsel Caroline Hay has said that evidence in the five-count indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown started with him when he went to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).As she presented her...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Jamaica's parliamentary Opposition has sought answers from the Andrew Holness administration about whether the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is owed more than J$380 million by a Greek fuel-trading company that filed for bankruptcy protection in...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Democrats took House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

French Ambassador to Jamaica, Denys Wibaux, has hailed his embassy-endorsed'A Touch of France' exhibitionas a showpiece event forcementing the French-Jamaican relationship.'A Touch of France' was launched in 2000 and is a biannual exchange of...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Mastercard is stressing that restaurants and stores are wrong in forcing customers to spend a pre-determined amount of money before their credit or debit cards can be run.In an interview with The Gleaner last week, the multinational financial...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With recent data revealing that approximately 550 million identities and accounts were stolen across the world, Mastercard has implemented measures to protect its customers.Senior vice-president of enterprise security solutions at the company,...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP):Michael Gregoire marched along a downtown sidewalk in the tense days before the midterm elections, waving a hand-painted sign at passing traffic: 'DEFEAT REPUBLICANS 2018'."The survival of the country is going to depend on...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When asked what was their one vision for Jamaica, young Jamaican entrepreneurs under the Youth Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) responded:Jemelia BlytheTo manifest what we continue to say: To make Jamaica the place to work, live and...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Young Jamaican entrepreneurs chosen under the Youth Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) will continue to receive guidance even after their United States (US) internship programme comes to an end, noted Jeremiah Knight, public affairs...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Frustration is the main reason that drives caregivers to beat their children, an ongoing study by the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) has found.Additionally, an updated policy that was released yesterday by the American Academy of...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown are expected to call a character witness to the stand, as the trial continues in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today.Brown is being tried for the 2009 murder of Robert 'Gutty...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There are several reasons why Jamaica and the rest of the world have a lot to fear ahead of today's midterm elections in the United States, noted chairman of Wisynco Group Limited, William Mahfood.Immigration and trade are two of the key issues that...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Far more needs to be done to identify people with mental-health issues, as that appears to be at the heart of some of the senseless slaying of children, asserts Romaine Sohan, guidance counsellor at Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine.He is...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the first board of governors and associates meeting for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, held at the Chesterfield Hotel in London, England yesterday, was a huge success.It lasted for...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The defence will today mount its case for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown, after an unsuccessful no case submission on Friday.Brown was seeking to have two of the five counts in the indictment struck down.Last Monday, the jury began...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

One young business owner believes that the Government can do more to foster the growth of industries that some may consider unsustainable.Shawneil Bailey, founder and managing director of people management service company, Zarabelle Limited, said...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old Deandra Edwards is making a passionate plea for the Government to think carefully of the repercussions of completely prohibiting corporal punishment, pointing out that it will only lead to further indiscipline and chaos in Jamaica....

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Heavy rain yesterday afternoon did not stop roughly 600 young men and women in the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) from parading their new uniforms at Up Park Camp, St Andrew, during celebratory activities marking their 75th anniversary.All who...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says expansion of the Court of Appeal building on King Street in downtown Kingston is on track for completion by the end of this month.He made the announcement at a justices of the peace training seminar held at the...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than 600 Jamaican officers and engineers, mainly from public-sector entities, have benefited from technical training programmes in Japan.The sectors for training are wide and varied to support the socio-economic development of Jamaica.These...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie/Gleaner Writer

SSCo Event Management and The RJRGLEANER Communications Group hosted an exhilarating launch of the 14th staging of Restaurant Week yesterday on the front lawns of Devon House in St Andrew. With a record number of more than 100 participating...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Former Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley is adamant that the problems of Petrojam preceded him and are systemic to that entity and some other state agencies.Wheatley resigned from the Cabinet in July amid allegations of...

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