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Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller yesterday greeted Comrades at the 80th anniversary conference, calling the party an organisation that has provided outstanding leadership for the country after eight decades."Our...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Having had their fill of platform utterances, tailored political dubplates and rallying cries, the rain clouds that eventually burst over the National Arena in Kingston yesterday afternoon did little to dampen the euphoria of Comrades at the People'...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 3:05 PM

Some female supporters of the People's National Party (PNP) have expressed disappointment that there will be no female in the hierarchy, following the outcome of yesterday's vice-presidential elections....

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:32 PM

BOGOTA, CMC   – Authorities in Columbia are reporting that 28 Jamaican fishermen were rescued yesterday by the Colombian Navy after their fishing boat caught fire. The Jamaicans were found dehydrated, with some suffering from first and...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A little over two years after his predecessor Karl Samuda assured the European Union (EU) that its $12-billion funding of the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU) was being properly managed, portfolio minister Audley Shaw is seeking answers about the...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans are again being urged to pay attention to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area in May.Issues related to the GDPR were returned to the front burner last...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz is scheduled to announce the phased ban on single-use plastic and Styrofoam tomorrow, and it could not come soon enough for Suzanne Stanley, CEO of Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A seemingly botched attempt by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to fire one of its employees has left the agency facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit and a court injunction blocking the dismissal.Farrah Blake, a manager at the UDC subsidiary...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Ernest 'Ernie' Smith, a former member of parliament for South West St Ann on a Jamaica Labour Party ticket, is among three attorneys who have gone to court seeking an order for the Government to pay them $143.5 million for breaches of their...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) signalled a seismic shift in its operation yesterday as they gave the most votes to the two youngest of the candidates for the four vice-president posts.When the result of the vice-presidential election...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 2:11 PM

Members of the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) are convinced that their votes will weigh heavily in today's vice presidential election for the party now under way at the National Arena in St Andrew. Incumbents Drs Wykeham McNeill, Fenton Ferguson and Angela Brown Burke and newcomers Mikael Phillips, Damion Crawford and Phillip Paulwell are vying for the four posts of vice president.

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Bakari Sellers, the guest speaker at the People's National Party (PNP) opening night of the party's 80th annual conference, pounced on the issue of corruption even as he called for a strong pushback against the scourge.Sellers' address at the...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two hundred and fifty-two persons have been killed in 220 fatal crashes since the start of this year, according to the latest Ministry of Transport and Mining Traffic Crash Update.But while fatal crashes have decreased by three per cent, road deaths...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) leaders' hope for education Georgia Waugh Richards JTA immediate past president"A relevant system that caters to the needs of the stakeholders."Owen Speid JTA president-elect"Better working conditions that will...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Rain could be a decisive factor when People's National Party (PNP) delegates meet to elect four vice-presidents today.Just over 3,100 delegates are on the voters' list, and vice-presidential elections usually attract about 80 per cent of those...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The traffic gridlock that dominated the first two days after motorists were forced to use alternative routes around the construction of roadways in the Corporate Area will not be a factor in the coming weeks, says the senior superintendent in charge...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

An effective and better-managed suicide hotline, 1-888-NEW-LIFE, is on its way for Jamaicans with suicidal thoughts, Minister of Health Christopher Tufton has said.Tufton made the announcement yesterday at the World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar at...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Transport Minister Robert Montague says that while he has agreed to meet with the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) to hear its concern in relation to a fare increase, he wants to make it clear that granting a fare...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) will have to finance the completion of its new multimillion-dollar municipal building as the Government has terminated the contract with NR Diaram Construction Company after the company...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Nurses Association of Jamaica President Carmen Johnson has expressed concern that gains made over several decades in building the country's reputation for good, professional nursing could be eroded as recruitment of its members for overseas jobs...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaicans celebrate the success of students who have aced subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is also celebrating its good fortune. However, the association noted that...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has fully backed the establishment of time-out facilities to assist in the rehabilitation of students who exhibit behavioural problems, arguing that they can no longer tolerate the hostility...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Tropical Storm Isaac, which is projected to weaken to a tropical depression tomorrow when its forecast path will take it south of Jamaica, will still pose a serious threat to life and property, according to the Meteorological Service, which has...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The St Andrew man who used a fraudulently obtained land title to secure bail for a convicted killer who is still on the loose is to serve two years in prison for his crime.James Alphonso Bailey, 49, has been sentenced to two years in prison at hard...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Anti-corruption watchdog group National Integrity Action (NIA) has expressed outrage over revelations that Peak Energy Solutions - a company whose shareholder is Constantine Gordon - was contracted on word of mouth. The company was paid $12.16...

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