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Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says that it will intensify the pressure on the Government to appoint a new energy minister.Dr Andrew Wheatley, the man who held the position little more than two months ago, resigned as Cabinet minister...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For some of the eight Jamaican participants in the most recent Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), being selected for the programme came as no surprise as they believed their business strategies had an international appeal."The YLAI...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The two policemen who are charged with murder arising from a controversial shooting in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, in 2013, will know on November 14 whether the Trelawny Circuit Court will grant the holding of a special sitting to...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice Justice Bryan Sykes announced a raft of initiatives that are currently on stream and will be intensified in the next court term to increase hearing date certainty and reduce delays, particularly in the Home Circuit Court.Hearing date...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told students at Penwood High School in his West Central St Andrew constituency yesterday that as part of their civic responsibility, they should resist criminality and reject the approach of dons in their communities....

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The new state-of-the-art J$157m Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building in Falmouth, Trelawny, opened its doors for official business yesterday, ending a spate of missed opening dates, dating back almost two years."Our new office...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans wishing to visit France for extended periods (more than 90 days), whether to work or attend school, no longer have to travel to Panama to obtain a visa, now that a French visa application centre has been established at the DHL building in...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Parents, educators and caregivers are being asked to make a play date with children on November 20, as the day will be designated National Play Day each year going forward.The day was conceptualised by several stakeholders who yesterday expressed...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A delegation of business leaders from France is scheduled to arrive in the island today for a two-day visit to explore viable opportunities for companies in France and Jamaica in the areas of water sanitation, water distribution, energy and...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It would be difficult to convince French ambassador to Jamaica, Denys Wibaux, that it wasn't a blessing that caused him to be sent on diplomatic duties to the island at the same time that Jamaica's Reggae Girlz qualified for the FIFA Women's World...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Queen's Counsel Caroline Hay has said that evidence in the five-count indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown started with him when he went to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).As she presented her...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Jamaica's parliamentary Opposition has sought answers from the Andrew Holness administration about whether the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is owed more than J$380 million by a Greek fuel-trading company that filed for bankruptcy protection in...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Democrats took House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

French Ambassador to Jamaica, Denys Wibaux, has hailed his embassy-endorsed'A Touch of France' exhibitionas a showpiece event forcementing the French-Jamaican relationship.'A Touch of France' was launched in 2000 and is a biannual exchange of...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Mastercard is stressing that restaurants and stores are wrong in forcing customers to spend a pre-determined amount of money before their credit or debit cards can be run.In an interview with The Gleaner last week, the multinational financial...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With recent data revealing that approximately 550 million identities and accounts were stolen across the world, Mastercard has implemented measures to protect its customers.Senior vice-president of enterprise security solutions at the company,...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP):Michael Gregoire marched along a downtown sidewalk in the tense days before the midterm elections, waving a hand-painted sign at passing traffic: 'DEFEAT REPUBLICANS 2018'."The survival of the country is going to depend on...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When asked what was their one vision for Jamaica, young Jamaican entrepreneurs under the Youth Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) responded:Jemelia BlytheTo manifest what we continue to say: To make Jamaica the place to work, live and...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Young Jamaican entrepreneurs chosen under the Youth Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) will continue to receive guidance even after their United States (US) internship programme comes to an end, noted Jeremiah Knight, public affairs...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Frustration is the main reason that drives caregivers to beat their children, an ongoing study by the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) has found.Additionally, an updated policy that was released yesterday by the American Academy of...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown are expected to call a character witness to the stand, as the trial continues in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today.Brown is being tried for the 2009 murder of Robert 'Gutty...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

There are several reasons why Jamaica and the rest of the world have a lot to fear ahead of today's midterm elections in the United States, noted chairman of Wisynco Group Limited, William Mahfood.Immigration and trade are two of the key issues that...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Far more needs to be done to identify people with mental-health issues, as that appears to be at the heart of some of the senseless slaying of children, asserts Romaine Sohan, guidance counsellor at Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine.He is...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the first board of governors and associates meeting for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, held at the Chesterfield Hotel in London, England yesterday, was a huge success.It lasted for...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The defence will today mount its case for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown, after an unsuccessful no case submission on Friday.Brown was seeking to have two of the five counts in the indictment struck down.Last Monday, the jury began...

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