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Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has defended the Government's handling of the Windrush Generation scandal following sharp criticism from the public.It was suggested that the Government's cavalier approach in its...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Garth Anderson has asserted that the association is not trying to stall the introduction of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), despite raising concerns about its implementation before the start of...

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

It was twice unlucky for Kedisha, who lost all her belongings in a fire at her house on Love Lane in downtown Kingston last August.Just over one year later, Kedisha is again counting her losses after fire destroyed her house at the intersection of...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Ski Mask gang, which was partially wiped out last March when six of its top-tier members were killed in a gunfight with a police-military patrol on the Trelawny-St James border, is back on the radar of lawmen and creating serious...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Government is reviewing the multimillion-dollar contract paid to Yolande Ramharrack, the woman employed by the board of Petrojam Limited as its human resources manager, but without the required qualification.Ramharrack was recruited for the post...

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

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has said that it will not dictate to schools on what their respective dress codes should be.In his comments at a Gleaner Editors' Forum yesterday at the company's North Street offices in Kingston, President...

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

In June, 11-year-old Sevaun McKenzie was selected for the 2018 Gleaner Editors' scholarship after he scored a 91 per cent average and being placed at to Kingston College (KC), the school of his first choice.Sevaun has now started...

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

Thirty-two persons were murdered across the island over the first eight days of this month, police statistics have revealed.At the same time, the latest Periodic Crime Statistics Review compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show that 99...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

As the World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar gets under way today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, non-profit organisation RISE Life Management Services is offering its support lifeline to persons contemplating suicide.Responding to an...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With noticeably fewer customers turning out and observing sharp dips in earnings just five days into the planned eight-month closure of the Three Miles intersection, businesses operating within the proximity of the major crossroads are fearful that...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 6:25 PM

Granville division councillor Michael Troupe today made his first appearance at the St James Municipal Corporation since being suspended seven months ago and was immediately the subject of controversy.

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The full board of governors for the soon-to-be-launched Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has been finalised and the possibility of a two-tier management structure is now being examined, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Executive chairman of Medicanja Limited and Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe will today address the 48th annual legislative conference of the US Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, during the session titled 'The Black Experience on...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has identified human under-development as the greatest crisis facing Jamaica, ranking it above the country's escalating crime rate."The greatest crisis that Jamaica has is not the...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

HUNDREDS OF premature infants and high-risk pregnant women will see the quality of their healthcare improve markedly with the construction of high-dependency units (HDUs) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Victoria Jubilee, Cornwall...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE MINISTRY of Education is seeking to find 11 of the more than 30 students who were barred from entering fifth form at Calabar High School in St Andrew at the start of the new school year.The students were denied places in Calabar after they...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) is contemplating its next move in relation to a fare increase, members of the Western Taxi Association are eager to hike their fares, saying that the current economic climate...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Patients utilising the services at the Accident and Emergency Department at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay should be enjoying much greater comfort going forward as a new building to house that department is slated...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with responsibility for the environment Daryl Vaz has said that issues relating to air quality in and around the Riverton City dump will soon be addressed.Vaz has...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Well-known businessman and philanthropist Joseph M. Matalon is to be inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame.He is being hailed as "a most deserving recipient" by Jennifer McDonald, the organisation's chief...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) continues its probe of the operations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy, technocrats struggled to provide details about the $60-million verbal contract issued...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

A massive increase in the use of free social-networking applications has been cited as the main reason for a dramatic fall in the revenue of the Universal Service Fund (USF), which is mandated to provide Internet coverage for the island. The USF is...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In June, 11-year-old Sevaun McKenzie was selected for the 2018 Gleaner Editors' Scholarship after scoring a 91 per cent average and being placed at Kingston College (KC), his first choice.Sevaun has now started classes, and as part of efforts to...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Having seen his New York-based Jamaican charity contribute more than US$125,000 in tertiary scholarships to wards of the State in the last six years alone, founding chairman of Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Gary Williams has charged that the...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Expressing deep concern for the displacement that some persons have suffered as major roadworks intensify in the Corporate Area, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given head of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter and Commissioner of Police...

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