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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 3:58 PM

Almost two months after the Ministry of Justice authorised an interim payment of $10 million to a nurse who contracted HIV while on the job at a hospital in central Jamaica, she has not received the money and her lawyer has not said when she will be paid.

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 3:11 PM

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has released data on fees charged by financial institutions for transactions processed through real time gross settlement (RTGS) as at the end of September. RTGS is a means of transferring money electronically between...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 1:04 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for a review of its current charges. The last such review was undertaken in 2013. The NWC is proposing a 23 per cent average increase in revenues for water...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:23 PM

A website to assist teachers, parents, and students in preparation for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is now fully operational. Persons may access the website at www.moey.gov.jm/pep. This was disclosed by Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:06 PM

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coastguard was among three persons arrested and charged by the police in separate incidents in which illegal guns and ammunition were seized. The police say the JDF personnel was accosted yesterday...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 11:38 AMMark Titus

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has called for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address the concerns of residents of Industry Cove, Hanover regarding the construction of a housing scheme in their coastline community by the National Housing...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 11:01 AM

The process to have the Black River Morass and the Pedro Cays and surrounding waters declared as protected areas will be advanced this financial year. This according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 10:39 AM

The Horizon Park Waste Treatment Plant in St Catherine is to be expanded and upgraded to meet the long-term requirements for sewerage in that area. Cabinet has approved a US$2-million contract to Florida Aquastore and Utility Construction Inc to...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 10:32 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is dismissing as fake a message that is being circulated on social media sites regarding water quality issues in St Ann and St Mary. In a statement, the NWC assured that the water from all its systems are in...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:46 AM

AN ADAPTATION Fund (AF) project in Ethiopia - aimed at helping the most climate-vulnerable communities adapt to frequent droughts, flooding, and rainfall variability - has been replicated by the Government of Italy, in a new effort focused on other...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said he has directed that Jamaica pursues a target of achieving 50 per cent of its energy generation from renewables by 2030.Under current policy, the country has a target of 30 per cent.Holness was speaking at a...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At least one parent is reporting that her son has been readmitted to Calabar High School after he was among a group of grade 10 boys who was kicked from the school for attaining less than 60 per cent average.The Gleaner first reported that...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seventy-year-old pensioner Gwen McLeish, who resides in England, has returned to the motherland with a heavy heart as she lost a container filled with goodies earmarked to help to alleviate the needs of at-risk youth and other poor families in...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CREATIVITY in fashion, with a conservation twist, was on show at Sandals Montego Bay recently, thanks to the platform provided by a recycle wear competition.The competition formed a part of The Miss Flagship 2018 pageant, which focused on personal...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

THE WARMER the planet, the more unlikely it is for in particular small island states, such as those of the Caribbean, to effectively adapt to a changing climate."Adaptation is expected to be more challenging for ecosystems, food and health systems...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:A humble, mild-mannered farmer who, for several years, has donated produce from his small farm in Brown's Town, St Ann, to the St Ann Infirmary, was among seven people receiving special awards on National Heroes Day in the...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chevening Scholar of batch 2018-2019 Kristeena Monteith failed miserably at pinpointing a specific occupation that she hopes to undertake, despite having already acing her journalism degree.But one thing's for certain, the young scholar sees clearly...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:With just a few months left to complete her master's degree and continue work in the field of molecular biology, 32-year-old Raeann Simmonds continues to stare down the very dark barrel of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension...

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