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Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The fall in Jamaica's ranking from 72 to 80, out of 161 countries, in the Forbes Best Countries for Business 2018 report is being labelled by the People's National Party (PNP) as "yet another indication that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Plagued by an influx of homeless persons to the capital city, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) yesterday reiterated its resolve to find solutions for the problem this year.Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams gave the reassurance...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Commanders in three of the island's most notorious police divisions say their 2019 crime-fighting strategies will require greater social intervention by the State and a stronger adherence to values by communities crippled by gang violence."It is not...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has expressed surprise and scepticism that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips won't be able to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness any earlier than January 7 to discuss issues surrounding the extension of...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Kyle Billings, an 18-year-old student from the Wolmer’s Boys’ School, has defied expectations to operate his successful graphics company, Rise Visuals. Currently in his last year at Wolmer’s, Kyle started his company as a...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:03 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Kaylia Ellington, the 18-year-old student from St Andrew High School for Girls has combined her creative passion with an acute understanding of financial independence in the running of her company, May’s Sūn. Just celebrating its second...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

A motorist who survived a crash, which left two persons dead last year, is calling for new legislation to require mandatory periodic refresher courses for drivers.The motorist, whose name is being withheld as the deadly crash is still being...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

As the people of Cuba mark the 60th anniversary of the revolution that toppled the Batista regime, Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inez Fors Fernandez is declaring that the country is better today because of the work of its late former leader, Fidel...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Fresh Bread Ministries International worship centre was filled with music, laughter, and fond memories as relatives, friends, and members of the RJRGLEANER family came together on Sunday for the thanksgiving service for Sandra...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Early bird registration for the 2019 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run will open tomorrow with a special registration cost of $1,200 per individual participant for race day on Sunday, February 17.In a statement yesterday, Sagicor said that registration...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Fellow Jamaicans, at home and abroad, I greet you warmly and wish for you a bright, prosperous, and happy New Year.It does not seem like a year since we were ushering in 2018, but we cannot hold back the hands of time.Last year had its fair spread...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it stands in support of a planned winding down of operations at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew to move centralised waste-management activities to other sites across the island.The announcement...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

This is the new day that the Lord has made, and we who have been spared to see it rejoice and are glad in it for we stand on the threshold of new possibilities and opportunities.As a country, we were able to accomplish much in 2018:...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019, first of all, we give thanks to God Almighty for His many blessings, which sustained us all during the past year.All of us should be grateful that Jamaica was spared any direct hits from hurricanes this...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A special team of divers yesterday joined forces with members of the Trelawny Marine Police in a bid to locate the body of one of the two St Ann men who drowned at a beach in Duncans, Trelawny, while they were on a church trip on...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bristling at a release in which the Government said that it had no time for meaningless talk, the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday lambasted Prime Minister Andrew Holness' office for suggesting that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips'...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Transport Minister Robert Montague has asked the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) to fast-track the ongoing audits being carried out on marine vessels operating islandwide and to also complete, within two weeks, an audit relating to Palisadoes...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Faced with criticisms over the decision not to make public the findings of an international audit firm into the possible misappropriation of funds at Dunn's River Falls and Park, chairman of the board of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC)...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Gordon Swaby, CEO and founder of the social learning website EduFocal, is calling on financial institutions to create better banking solutions for local digital entrepreneurs to facilitate the collection of revenue from their customers."The e-...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Almost one year to the day after a fire ravaged the property they called home, killing an elderly woman and leaving dozens homeless, residents of a tenement yard on Slipdock Road in east Kingston say they will be in no hurry to go to sleep tonight."...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Kingston and St Andrew Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will vote on Thursday in an election that could have historical significance for the local farming sector.If incumbent president...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Ruel Reid is set to intervene in the case of a 13-year-old boy who has been blocked from classes at the Little London High School since November for allegedly using expletives in the presence of a teacher.Following a report in The...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A National Diaspora Policy is one of the many major agenda items for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for 2019.State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says the policy is likely to be...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Greater help is coming in 2019 for women wanting to escape domestic violence.Minister with responsibility for gender affairs Olivia 'Babsy' Grange made the announcement yesterday on the heels of last week's murder-suicide in east Kingston, in which...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Road races, runs and walks have become the latest craze for persons wanting exercise and the first call for several entities trying to raise funds, but they are unregulated, there is no entity which checks what happens to the money raised, and...

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