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Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Amid the ongoing water crisis in sections of the Corporate Area, the Andrew Holness administration is to spend billions of dollars to increase storage capacity and provide greater security for the future. A key project to be undertaken is the...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:28 AMAvia Collinder/Business Reporter

PDV Caribe SA, a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the Venezuelan firm that up to recently held a 49 per cent stake in Jamaica’s state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, has selected legal luminary Michael Hylton, QC, to represent it....

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) director Lionel Myrie has pointed the finger at late Councillor Owen Palmer as the person who asked him to forward two requests for donations totalling just over $19 million to the state-owned oil refinery...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has taken a step to have a parliamentary oversight committee be established to monitor the Integrity Commission. Phillips tabled a resolution on the matter in the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon,...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday detailed to Parliament what he said was evidence that there was major spending on the National Identification System (NIDS) under the former People’s National Party administration led by Portia Simpson Miller...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Businesses on Chancery Street near Meadowbrook in St Andrew were forced to close early yesterday in the wake of a gun attack that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AM

It was a case of déjà vu yesterday as noxious fumes disrupted operations at the Jamaica Post’s Central Sorting Office (CSO) and a Sutherland Global BPO office along South Camp Road in Kingston. According to one employee at the CSO, from as early...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A number of fast-food chains are expected to increase the range of healthy or light menu options to consumers in a few months in keeping with the Government’s recently announced wellness push. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Traffic congestion and lack of adequate parking spaces in New Kingston could be history if it were to successfully become the country’s first smart city, information technology experts and members of urban planning academia have stated. The...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 9:01 AM

The Integrity Commission revealed yesterday that it has still not given the all-clear sign to the 2017 statutory declarations filed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and seven other current and former members of parliament. The commission, in its...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory Limited yesterday became the first private company to receive a multimillion-dollar contract from the $1 billion earmarked by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for the outsourcing of diagnostic services in...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:24 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A member of the Integrity Commission has publicly rejected aspects of the contentious report on the sale of the Rooms on the Beach property, but insisted that its author, former Contractor General Dirk Harrison, has the full confidence of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:24 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

A missing teenage girl has been found dead in Clarendon, bringing to four the number of children killed within the last month. As her school community was getting ready to mobilise a search with her father yesterday, confirmation of news that the...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The family of kidnapped Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin has placed a newspaper advertisement in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, ramping up efforts for a reunion as investigators continue to probe drug links to the case. In the...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Integrity Commission member, retired Justice Seymour Panton, yesterday said that while the state body appreciates the country’s need for information on cases being probed, it has to adhere to rules of non-disclosure. Panton, a former president of...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Positive indicators but no oil find in Jamaica, says PCJ While indicators are relatively positive, Jamaica is not yet at a point where it can declare an oil find or predict with certainty the presence of oil and gas in commercial quantities in its...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inés Fors Fernández is calling on United States President Donald Trump to provide unequivocal proof that the 20,000 medical workers in Venezuela are actually Cuban military personnel. Accusing the US of spreading...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:37 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Amid contending accounts of how two Rastafarian boys were fed meat and their hair cut after being carried to the Gordon Town Police Station in St Andrew, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) says that the police personnel...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dena Brown never imagined that the son chased out of the kitchen, “not wanting him to make a mess”, would become a top chef and restaurateur after a roller-coaster ride through academia and the working world. Yesterday, Brown looked on with a...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:35 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Had Antonette Bernard heeded the warnings of the police to leave a community drink-up in York Town, Clarendon, on Saturday night, she might have lived to enjoy Mother’s Day with her daughters yesterday. Tears streamed down the cheeks of Bernard’s...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:35 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says small-scale Jamaican property owners who provide hospitality services in the country’s tourism sector will not be required to pay a tax for their properties, as has been the case for players in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:35 AM

There was tragedy along the Dunn’s River main road in St Ann on Saturday after a branch fell on to the vehicle in which she was travelling. The deceased woman has been identified as Gloria Bascoe. The driver of the vehicle, another woman, was left...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:33 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados is mourning the passing of veteran journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing Company, who died on Sunday following a long illness. He was 78. Hoyte, who retired in December 2006, was...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:33 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Integrity Commission is expected to break its silence today on a public spat between its commissioners and Dirk Harrison, the director of prosecutions, as well as harsh criticism domestically and from international partners about the pace and...

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