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Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Foreigners operating businesses in Jamaica who are non-English speakers but whose company information will be needed by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) for the business establishment survey have been urged to participate and not let...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Copa Airlines has named Go Jamaica Travel as its official travel agency in Jamaica as part of a partnership to increase movement between Jamaica and several destinations in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Central and South America....

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Sagicor Group Richard Byles is questioning why Jamaicans are not being targeted for better paying positions in jobs that are being created in several sectors of the economy.Delivering the keynote address at Saturday night's St Ann...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston

A Clarendon farmer has rejected an offer of more than $12 million in cash and kind put on the table by bauxite company Jamalco for damage to his farm in Halse Hall.Gifford Reid last week described the Jamalco offer as "chicken feed", as he declared...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several persons working on wreckers which tow away illegally parked vehicles in the Corporate Area are hiding their identities, and they claim this is a necessary practice.Last week, one worker on a wrecker, his face masked and sweat soaking through...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The sometimes volatile south St Andrew community of Trench Town is becoming increasingly dangerous for young girls who residents claim are being targeted by rapists.According to the residents, there have been at least three cases of rape or...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There is bubbling contention involving some residents of Harbour View and vendors who have established a market outside the Shoppers' Fair Supermarket compound in the eastern St Andrew community.According to president of the Harbour View Citizens'...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Motorists whose vehicles are damaged while being removed by wrecker operators are being encouraged to seek legal recourse for the damages.Veteran attorney-at-law Bert Samuels and his younger colleague, attorney Jason Jones, last week agreed that the...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Hours before the Office of the Prime Minister issued a release last Friday that the Cabinet had ordered the suspension of the long-standing practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government buildings, a female...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A senior security official of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, has dismissed allegations that Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Job Creation and Economic Growth, breached security protocol with a...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Opposition spokesman on national security, Fitz Jackson, says the recent revelation that Robert Montague overruled the recommendations of the country's intelligence and security authorities and granted firearm licences to persons with adverse...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The family of Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul says the Nobel Literature laureate has died at the age of 85.The family said in a statement late yesterday that the novelist had died at his London home.The writer's wife, Nadira...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:59 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is pleading with employers to diversify their job requirements amid concerns from the top brass of the regional body that thousands are failing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:04 AM

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has commented on the issue involving a TVJ news story and former security minister Robert Montague and his role in granting a firearm licence to a man who was deemed to be of questionable character...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dennis Chung, chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSMWA), has rejected claims by Canadian investor Michael Mosgrove that politics has played a role in slowing the development of Jamaica's recycling and waste-to-energy industry...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:The Parent Place initiative, which was launched in Mt Salem, St James, as a social intervention project under the ongoing zone of special operations (ZOSOs), is seemingly in trouble as it is not meeting its mandate.Jacqueline Mills,...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:More than 150 at-risk youth in Mt Salem,St James, are engaged in a summer holiday camp that is designed to keep them out of trouble while impacting their education and development. The youngsters range from ages four to 24."The camp...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, New Fortress Energy treated students from schools in the Old Harbour Bay environs - Marlie Mount, Davies, Old Harbour, and Old Harbour Bay primary - to a day of fun, free medical examinations, and dental treatment, among other...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Relatives of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, who went missing last month, are pressing for justice after the police confirmed yesterday that chemically charred remains found in a bathtub in Mona, St Andrew, were those of the teenager.Two men, a Jamaican...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Nearly a week ago, business executive Arnie Francis was leading praise and worship at the St Andrew church where he was the co-pastor when he led members of the congregation into a song."He was singing 'I shall not die, but live and declare the...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The ugly ordeal that she encountered at the Office of the Contractor General for wearing cap sleeves is still fresh in her mind. So Lorraine Ross Clunie, creative planner and caterer, has welcomed the announcement by the Government to suspend the...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Robert Montague, former national security minister, has defended a decision taken by an appeal committee, including him, of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in December 2016 to grant a firearm licence to a St Mary resident who he has described...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ignorance of the law will not save bird shooters caught hunting ahead of the official start of the 2018 game bird season, which gets under way on Saturday, August 18, and runs until Sunday, September 23, warns Morjorn Wallock, director of legal...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The seven children and 13 adults whose homes on Bond Street in Denham Town, Kingston, was destroyed by a fire on Sunday stand to receive some assistance from the Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston after a proposal for a 'special donations drive' was...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minutes after the swearing in of 30 foreign nationals as Jamaican citizens at the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew, Nigerian-born Oluwafunke Bayesha was celebrating her new status, having lived here for nine years."This right here...

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