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Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee of Parliament on Tuesday rejected a project request from Hanover Western Member of Parliament Ian Hayles, who sought approval for $2.4 million for "Green Island Primary School multipurpose hall 2018-...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite being on the job for a mere one month, Errol Greene, the new regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), already has been making significant steps in his quest to mastermind the restoration of the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) has announced the establishment of a $15 billion local bond facility through National Commercial Bank Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM).The NWC said that the facility would enable it to become more financially...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The island's public school teachers should see a five per cent increase in their basic salaries come payday next month.The teachers will also see increases in several allowances, plus any top-up that they may be due on the five per cent retroactive...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Deacon Peter Espeut has described abortion, whether safe or unsafe, as murder and has asserted that no woman should be given that right.He was commenting on a recent survey finding that 42 per cent of persons polled agreed that women should have the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The international press freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to Minister of Energy, Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley to express concerns about what it says is the chilling effect that the proposed Data...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police investigators believe that they have "significantly disrupted" the murderous rampage of the Dexter Street gang following the arrest of 17 members of the Westmoreland-based network.According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, the...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Fewer than 50 per cent of Jamaicans have said that they know someone who has done an illegal abortion. However, one of the island's leading gynaecologists, Dr Michael Abrahams, is not convinced that that number is accurate."It is quite likely that...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchirst/Gleaner Writer

"No more!" That is what outgoing chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation Sergeant Cecil McCalla said to Government regarding the practice of police personnel working overtime and not being properly compensated.McCalla was addressing a militant...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government is taking steps to impose more stringent fines on persons who smuggle contraband into correctional facilities.State Minister for National Security Rudyard Spencer said that the Government would be reviewing the Corrections Act to...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:20 AM

The Ministry of Health has named a multi-skilled, independent oversight committee for the rehabilitation project at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in a move to ensure accountability and provide transparency to the Jamaican public. The five-...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-five per cent of Jamaican women have said that they supported terminating a pregnancy at any time if the foetus is not able to survive by itself outside the womb. A third of men shared the same view.That's the finding of an all-island poll...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A representative of the Colegio Continental School in the Dominican Republic has denied claims by a Jamaican teacher who last month accused the institution of mistreatment and unfair dismissal.Alwyn Allen complained bitterly to The Gleaner about a...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson yesterday gave the assurance that Government was on track to getting the Occupational Safety and Health Bill passed into law as soon as possible, admitting that its passage was long overdue.The...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In continuing its effort to reduce infant mortality, the Ministry of Health believes that the receipt of 150 fully equipped midwife bags will go a long way in reducing the volume of neonatal deaths and other maternal incidents.Speaking at the...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Child rights advocate Betty Ann Blaine was not surprised when a recent Bill Johnson poll revealed that the majority of Jamaicans believed that abortion was immoral, sinful and against their religious beliefs.The all-island poll conducted by Johnson...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Everald Warmington, the state minister with responsibility for works in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and who chairs the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament, yesterday unleashed a tirade against the RJRGLEANER...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The public education sector has received a financial boost through the Japanese Trust Fund to launch the programme of Support for Sustainability of the Education Sector Transformation Plan.A grant of US$500,000 (J$63m), managed by the Inter-American...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Managing Director of J. Wray & Nephew, Jean-Phillipe Beyer, has said that his team would be conducting a full investigation into reports that 19 cases of counterfeit Campari valuing approximately $380,000 were seized during the weekend...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Andrew Wheatley has announced plans to establish an academy in Jamaica to address the country's defence against cyber criminals.Wheatley reported that the country suffered heavy losses in 2016...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 4:08 PMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans from all walks of life stand to benefit from a J$15-billion local bond facility arranged by National Commercial Bank Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM). The National Water Commission (NWC) announced yesterday that it had...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is considered to be one of the most entrepreneurial nations in the world, according to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. But this is not reflected in the economy, as Jamaicans have not been able to hone their entrepreneurial mindset.This...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The breach in protocol that resulted in the improper disposal of the bodies of two neonates that were stored along with other body parts in the morgue at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) will trigger changes at the institution, according to Senior...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) has expressed concerns about the selection of Kedesha Campbell - a former personal assistant to Prime Minister Andrew Holness - as the new head of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) management unit.Campbell...

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