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Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has played a significant role in addressing the country's social ills and has been integral in helping to contain crime, the government body's managing director, Gary Howell, told Parliament's Public Accounts...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting is rejecting the notion that the leading cause of violence is the country's high poverty.The member of parliament for Central Manchester who had portfolio responsibility for national security in the...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Through her interaction with many 16- to 18-year-old children in state care, counselling psychologist Dr Patrece Charles believes that because their lives are so complicated, many of them turn to drugs for comfort.Charles was speaking at a National...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cancer has snatched the life of a young girl, whose video on social media went viral as she appealed for sprinting sensation Usain Bolt to visit her while in hospital.Jerodene Bailey, 8, lost her battle with cancer at the weekend after a long struggle...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As a former ward of the state, the life story of Nickeisha Ingram is one of struggle and hardship as she has spent most of her life feeling rejected and uncared for.Battered and bruised, but not giving up, she said, as she last week recounted to The...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the economy grows, the demand for physical infrastructure increases and so does the need for engineers who can provide technological solutions for a stable and sustainable environment.The engineering profession is among the top 50 highest-paying...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The St James police have listed some additional persons as wanted for several offences committed in the St James Division and are urging them to turn themselves in by midday today."We are encouraging these persons named, to peacefully surrender to...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced March 5 as the date voters in North West St Andrew will go to the polls to elect their new member of parliament.Nomination day will be February 12, Holness also announced.The prime minister made the announcement...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 7:41 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced March 5 as the date for the by-election in St Andrew North West for constituents to elect a replacement for Derrick Smith who has resigned after 29 years.‎Nomination Day is February 12.‎Businessman Dr...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reports of devil-worship altars being found at sites where the security forces have carried out operations have come as no surprise to some of the island's church leaders, who have been fighting against this practice for years."The prophecies have...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It appears that a concern about possible links between radical preachers and terrorism was among the reasons United States-based 'hate preacher' Steven Anderson was prevented from entering Jamaica.While the Ministry of National Security is yet to...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A serious fear of the unknown is how some educators have described the pending transition from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).According to the educators, during a series of consultations they found that a...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Despite its failed experiment with political newcomer Dr Shane Alexis in the recent by-election in St Mary South East, the People's National Party (PNP) has turned to another political neophyte to contest the looming race in St Andrew North Western....

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has scoffed at claims that his decision to appoint Bryan Sykes to act as the country's chief justice is an attempt to overstep the bounds into the affairs of the judiciary."The notion that the acting appointment is for...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The People's Republic of China remains a strong and committed partner to Jamaica, says Ambassador Niu Qingboa in praising the police for the improved crime situation in St James."I want to congratulate the Jamaica Constabulary Force for the improved...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Richard Coe director and treasurer of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) has charged Jamaican consumers to take the time to check out the quality of local products so they can make an informed...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Davon Crump, the president and chief executive officer of the Montego Bay based business process outsourcing (BPO) outfit, Global Outsourcing Solutions, says over 50 per cent of high school graduates do not have the skills necessary...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Marline Stephenson-Dalley, the community awareness coordinator of the Tourism Product Development Company Limited, is warning teenagers and high school students to be mindful of the information they share and exchange over the...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ravaged by back-to-back flood rains that have, seemingly, threatened to destroy their livelihood, farmers in Portland are to receive much-needed assistance through the Ministry of Agriculture.The approximately 260 small farmers throughout the parish...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

General Secretary of the People's National Party Julian Robinson will leave the island today to participate in a European Union Visitors Programme, where he will be meeting with officials of the EU in Brussels and will attend a plenary session of...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The region's attempt at integrating into a single market is taking too long and the progress is moving too slowly, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi has...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It appears that Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips will not be recanting statements he made earlier this week that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) disarms police in the streets despite strong denial from the oversight...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Everglades Farm Limited - which owns Long Pond and Hampden sugar estates - has disputed claims from permanent secretary in the ministry of agriculture Donovan Stanberry that its lease payment under the agreement with the Government since 2009 is not...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Retarding the process of the judiciary and compromising the fundamental principle of Jamaica's Constitution are implications that Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Philips said are possible in light of Prime Minister Andrew Holness's decision to...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hit back at critics regarding his decision to appoint the country's new chief justice in an acting role, declaring that he was from a different age and his way of thinking may not always coincide with those who hold...

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