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Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has joined the 40 per cent of Jamaicans who believe that a parent must give consent if a 16- or 17-year-old girl needs to have an abortion.The all-island poll conducted by Johnson Survey Research Limited...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has urged business operators in St James to be more responsible and cooperative in adhering to the established closing hours for businesses under the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 11:55 AM

Popular entertainer Capleton has been granted bail in the sum of $250,000 on a rape charge.​ Capleton, whose real name is Clifton Bailey made his first appearance in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this morning, four days after the 51-year-old was charged by detectives at the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While production and manufacturing are still major areas of interest, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has found that many budding entrepreneurs are more interested in the creative and information technology (IT) industries."A lot...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Limited access to financing, and crime, continue to be major threats to small business owners, but with appropriate planning, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) believes entrepreneurs can overcome these impediments.While the...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

While seven out of every 10 Jamaicans are firmly against abortion on demand, an equal number are adamant that it is the woman's right to determine if she is going to terminate an unwanted pregnancy and not the Government's.That's the finding of a...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The attorney for popular entertainer Capleton has said that it is unlikely the internationally renowned recording artiste will miss any of the events for which he has been contracted to perform.The 51-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Clifton...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Between January last year and the first quarter of this year, Supreme Court judges handed down their decision in 27 per cent of the cases in which they reserved judgment, figures obtained by The Gleaner have revealed.Over the 15-month period, the...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica's (PCJ) oil and gas exploration programme has marked another milestone with the conclusion of the first 3D seismic survey carried out in Jamaica's offshore.The survey, which was undertaken by Tullow Oil as part...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Residents of some gated communities in the Corporate Area are concerned that their security is being compromised by the upsurge in short-term tourist rentals. They contend that guests arrive weekly and often disturb neighbours by playing loud music...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A major row with allegations of fraud and other illegal activities is developing among some of the Corporate Area's leading businessmen over a prime plot of land in the vicinity of New Kingston.Developer and business operator Richard Lake moved the...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The main takeaway for the many business-minded tertiary and vocational students who will flock to this week's 11th annual Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Small Business Expo and Conference should be that financing isn't the only...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Becoming a mother at age 18 could spell trouble for many Jamaicans, but that was the age at which Evena Graham took the bold decision to take custody of her cousin's child, who was being put up for adoption.Graham's road to motherhood started when...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Debra Ashman is not around to celebrate Mother's Day 2018, but her children will mark her legacy as they remember the challenges she faced and conquered to ensure that they have a good life.Despite becoming...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

At 46, Christian therapist Peta-Gay McClure does not have a child by choice, and it's a decision she did not make lightly.McClure is among a group of adult women who have decided that the business of motherhood is not for them despite the pressure...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Gender advocate Nadeen Spence is disappointed with the latest findings from a Gleaner-commission poll by Johnson Survey Research Limited, which shows that the majority of Jamaicans do not believe that the law governing abortions should be changed to...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaicans are starting to be more tolerant in many areas but the question of aborting on demand is still a no-no.In a recently conducted all-island poll by the Johnson Survey Research Limited, the majority of respondents said the laws governing...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mothers are a special group of employees who are always on call. By day, they fulfil their responsibilities to their organisations, and day or night, they fulfil their responsibilities to their families.Last Friday, The Gleaner, in association with...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite Jamaica's well-documented challenges with crime, its attractive business climate continues to be a key part of Mexico's willingness to invest further, says its new ambassador, Juan Jose Gonzalez Mijares.He says that Mexico's strategic...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With plans afoot to roll out phase one of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Learning Hub in September this year, pro registrar of the council, Dr Carol Granston, is advising candidates across all 19 CXC-served territories that the online...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies (UWI) yesterday confirmed that Professor Dale Webber would serve as the next principal for the Mona Campus.The Gleaner had first disclosed on Tuesday that the ecologist and pro vice-chancellor of graduate studies...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While she has been working diligently without any expectations of rewards, no one can seriously question the fact that Janet Richards, who has been a stalwart in community service in western Jamaica, is most deserving of the Prime...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) small business expo conference will move MSMEs forward because:ï Wayne Robinson, lecturer at the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Maritime University."We will show you how to move...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Most businesses in Jamaica tend to fail because employers are hiring "bright" people but are not listening to them, according to Desrine McFarlane, business human resource manager at 3M Jamaica."I tell persons all the time that if you need to go and...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One hundred and ninety-five fresh-faced police officers have been armed with the power of the law and charged with the responsibility of executing their duties with dignity and honour. They graduated yesterday from the National Police College of...

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