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Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call has been made to ensure that animals are equally safe and given safe spaces during the hurricane season, which began in June 1 and ends on November 30.Jasson Muir Clarke, global communications and media officer at World Animal Protection, a...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has described a video that has gone viral on social media regarding its hiring practices as misleading and downright spurious.The video asserts that the Jamaica-based resort is racist; employs only expatriates as...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) recently handed over two newly retrofitted ambulances, valuing more than $24 million, to the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital and the Port Maria Hospital to supplement the existing fleet in the region....

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

State minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr has dismissed reports that Jamaica voted in support of a United States resolution to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS).Reports from...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The first step in the legal battle over sections of the National Identification System (NIDS) Act begins today.Government lawyers and attorneys for the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) are scheduled to appear before a High Court judge for a...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

On day one of his historic trip to Canada, Prime Minister Andrew Holness wasted no time in luring potential investors to Jamaica, telling them that they could be confident in the fiscal environment and asserting that his administration was resolute...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has rejected an assertion by Krystal Tomlinson, president of the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO), who claims that the institution helps to stigmatise youth participation in governance by not...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Fresh battle lines have been drawn in the ongoing dispute over an 867-acre property in Westmoreland as members of the political directorate, including Western Westmoreland's member of parliament, Wykeham McNeill, take the side of the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Dr Tracy McFarlane, social and health psychologist, is of the view that while the impending ban on sugary drinks in schools could be effective, there is an overarching need to urgently change attitudes related to the consumption of sugar."Right now...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

By her own admission, Karen Gowie-Williamson, one of two grade six teachers at Elletson Primary, was discouraged by class performance during the months leading up to this year's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). But yesterday, as she...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Over $30 million in cash and a number of high-end motor vehicles were seized during a marathon police operation yesterday, marking the culmination of a high-level, multiagency money-laundering investigation that is pointing to a political figure,...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Members of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned the withholding of benefits for children under the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) if they do not attend school.The monthly benefit for children...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

It did not come as a shock that her students managed to register a class average in the high 90s for this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and in so doing, secured 100 per cent placement at traditional high schools.This has become the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Persons living in flood-prone and low-lying areas who refuse to move in the event of a hurricane are being warned by Major Clive Davis, director general of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), that their refusal to...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Well-known journalist Alan Lewin is now recuperating in the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, where he underwent emergency surgery last weekend after he was allegedly attacked by three knife-wielding women in Montego Bay on Friday night....

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The South East Regional Health Authority (SEHRA) has been advertising in the media, seeking replacements for three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) who were sent on leave recently.But Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dayton Campbell...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Some residents of Trinityville and Bath in St Thomas have indicated that they are in the process of preparing for the hurricane season. They have said, however, that over the years, preparation has proven to be very expensive.The hurricane season...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Tears flowed freely at the New Works Primary School in Westmoreland yesterday as students and teachers reacted with shock and grief to the murder of nine-year-old student Kadijah Saunders, whose body was found in an isolated section...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Transport ministry is in the process of acquiring five new buses to be used in a pilot liquefied natural gas (LNG) project aimed at reducing emission and achieving greater performance on Jamaica's roads.Transport minister Robert Montague told...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange was yesterday given the nod of approval by delegates to sit on the Inter-Governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) for the first time....

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

A comment about the hiring procedures and the recruitment of a slew of Generation 2000 (G2K) members at the Tourism Product Development Company Limited, which was directed to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Jennifer Griffiths,...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A non-governmental organisation has voiced its support for the motion tabled in Parliament on Tuesday by Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn calling for a debate on the legislation that criminalises abortion.The Advocates for the Partnership for the Promotion of...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

While concerns have been raised about the nearly $9 million in travel expenditure for Delano Seiveright , senior communications strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, for a 15-month period spanning February 2017 to May 2018, the man at the centre of...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Several residents living in flood-prone communities of St Thomas are finding it costly to prepare their homes for the 2018 hurricane season, which started on June 1"I won't tell a lie. I am really worried. My house flooded last year, so if a...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:03 PMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Health is moving to streamline the operations of the four regional health authorities across the island, which is grounded in the need to bolster service delivery at public health institutions, according to Health Minister Dr...

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