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Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

As part of their one-year tenure, 100 national youth parliamentarians will be assigned to constituencies from which they are tasked with conceptualising and executing community-service project.The project to be partially funded by the Government...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:A 15-year-old schoolgirl of Green Pond High and a senior citizen were killed yesterday morning when they were mowed down by a speeding Toyota Ipsum all-purpose vehicle in Glendevon, St James. The dead child's mother and her sister...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison

Transport operators and residents of Bog Walk,St Catherine, vowed to continue blocking the Linstead main road until the authorities overhaul the busy corridor.Residents joined transport operators who ply the Linstead to Bog Walk route in blocking...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

In defiance of strong dissenting voices, administrators of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, have restored the controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey at its Faculty of Humanities. It is now under 24-hour guard, The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Jamaica will have its National Identification System (NIDS) after all. Hot-tempered exchanges and unkind comments by senators marred the afternoon session of yesterday's Senate deliberations on the NIDS Bill in the Upper House. However the...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 10:16 PM

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 7:37 PMJerome Reynolds

The Govermnent has rejected a propsal by the Opposition for the proposed national identification card to be given the same ownership protection as the Jamaican passport which is guaranteed under the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom.

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 7:23 PM

The government is insisting that Jamaicans will not be denied critical services if they do not possess a national identification card when the new national registration regime takes effect.

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMErica Virtue

Women have been urged to reject cultural practices where they are expected to be hit as a sign of love or for their spouses to prove their manliness by boasting to friends what they have done.The view was one of several presented at a recent Gleaner...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has many charitable organisations and service clubs but not enough volunteers. One organisation that is working to change this is the Lions Clubs.Lions volunteer their time, labour, and means daily at no cost to the beneficiaries. The...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation is among the entities calling on Jamaicans to support relief efforts for Caribbean neighbour Dominica.The philanthropic arm of Jamaica's largest commercial bank has joined forces with local charity...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, the president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), has said that there is need for greater engagement with the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) to resolve the misunderstandings...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two weeks ago, Doris Graham* buried her son, whose life was snuffed out by a gunman's bullet just over a month ago.Now, the mother of two is planning the funeral of her other child, Toni Ann Murray, whose life was also cut short by a gunman's bullet...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

It has been classified as a public health epidemic, but there are concerns that the Government is doing very little to address intimate partner violence and has, in fact, left it up to volunteers to intervene and tackle the issue.Political...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

It was a night of glamour, where fine food and exciting entertainment accompanied accolades bestowed on those recognised for excellence in tourism, at the RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on Saturday...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Every effort must be made to effectively enforce the nation's anti-corruption laws if Jamaica is to successfully free itself from the death grip of corruption, said Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips.Pointing to the fact that the perception of...

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

Amid concerns that expulsions and suspensions are becoming too commonplace at Jamaica's schools, some principals say they are challenged to find other means of disciplining disruptive students who are sometimes in need of extraordinary interventions...

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

Administrators at several schools across the island have introduced another disciplinary measure not sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, but which they say gets problem students out of their institutions without giving the child a tarnished...

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

Tourism interests in western Jamaica are confident that the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Conference will further confirm Jamaica's status as the top Caribbean destination for 'high-end' accommodations.They point...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Member of the lobby group Jamaicans for Justice, Susan Goffe, has described as backward the operations of Jamaica's Houses of Parliament after police personnel and the marshal to the Houses ruled that she could not take notes in...

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

Jamaican men are killing their spouses and then themselves at a higher rate than men in the United States and most other countries in the world, with local researchers theorising that this is due to a pervasive cultural belief that a woman is a man'...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Scores of Jamaican women, who walk out of relationships for one reason or another, are being stalked and face physical violence from their former partners long after they have moved on.While the number of cases reported to the police was not...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Controversy continues to follow the passage of the National Identification Registration Act as a marathon sitting of the Senate last Friday was marred by a dispute over a Privilege Motion moved by opposition lawmaker Dr Floyd Morris.The motion was...

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

With 100 amendments made to the National Identification Registration Act in the Lower House, Dr Floyd Morris and his fellow opposition senators raised eyebrows at the start of last Friday's sitting of the Upper House when they discovered that in...

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

Businessman W. David McConnell has been appointed the new chairman of the board of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL).The company yesterday announced that McConnell, who was appointed to the SVL board last Tuesday, will replace Paul Hoo, who resigned...

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