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Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Having already waited more than 12 years for the Government to accept liability for medical negligence which left her daughter, Tashi Turner, with the mental capacity of a baby, 36-year-old Alisha Coleman will have to wait another two weeks to find...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Jamaica's 2011 Rhodes Scholar, Dr David Walcott, is moving to make the island the best in neurosurgery in this region.Walcott, who has done advanced studies in immunology, a branch of biology that studies the immune system in organisms, says there...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 100 complaints were lodged with the Ministry of Health in the first three months of this year as Jamaicans took up the offer to report their negative experiences in the public-health sector.According to the most recent quarterly report...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As public debate continues over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), an international cybersecurity expert is expressing concern about the ability of the Government to protect the data it will capture from Jamaicans.Marc Asturias,...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Keith Duncan is calling for restraint and understanding on all sides in the present round of public-sector wage negotiations.According to Duncan, there needs to be greater ownership of...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

CBU - regional broadcasting stalwart The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) yesterday offered a tribute in memory of its 'Hall of Famer' and regional broadcastingstalwart, J.A Lester Spaulding.He was president of the CBU from 1987 to 1991. During his...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Maureen Hayden-Cater will leave office as managing director of JN Bank, effective November 30.The bank yesterday announced that following the reorganisation of the JN Group and the conversion of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) to a...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Amid continued concerns about the prevalence of child labour in Jamaica, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the new Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA - formerly the Child Development Agency and the Office of...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

After two marathon sittings last Friday, and again on Monday, the Senate sat for only 64 minutes yesterday, adjourning after it voted to amend the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Act to extend the contract of Governor Bryan Wynter until 2019.It was all smiles...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a flat rejection by some unions of the Government's six per cent wage offer over two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the groups representing public sectorworkers to reconsider their positions.He said that the workers were...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

News about the passing of J.A. Lester Spaulding, the late chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has triggered immediate reactions from political leaders, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Peter Phillips....

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding, the caring father and husband, the shrewd businessman, the mentor, and for those who knew him well, Lester, the fisherman.Spaulding, 76, the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died at...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is insisting that public sector reform is absolutely necessary if the Jamaican economy is to unlock its potential for growth.She said that the public sector wage bill...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:22 PM

The narcotics police have seized some $30 million worth of cocaine at a wharf in Kingston. It is reported that about 8:40 last night, members of the Customs Enforcement Team searched a refrigerated container and found 24 rectangular parcels, each containing cocaine.

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:11 AM

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries.Their...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the National Housing Trust (NHT) allocating two one-bedroom houses out of a total of 1,500 units at the Estuary scheme in Friendship, St James, to the disabled community, members of the Regulations Committee of the Senate pressed for an...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Government's decision to issue a Zika virus advisory last year urging women to delay pregnancy is being pointed to as one of the main reasons for a 22 per cent decline in live births in Jamaica between January and March this year when compared...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Youth unemployment in the Caribbean is said to be the highest in the world, and crime, partly fuelled by this high rate of joblessness, is a major obstacle to economic growth in the region, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Spanish Town Hospital in dire need of upgradeThe urgent need for the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine to be upgraded to a Type A health facility was brought into sharp focus after a quarterly report by the Ministry of Health titled 'Vitals'...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

For the 2018 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar, it is the little things that mom did on the big day."She thought my shoe laces weren't imperious enough, so she untied them and redid them. I wanted to wear a blue suit, but she said no, 'You're going to wear a...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region.Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Of the countless lessons The Mico University College has taught 22-year-old teaching aspirant Denielle Morrison, critical thinking is the most deep-rooted.A third-year student reading for a bachelor's degree in primary education, Morrison is the...

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