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Published:Friday | June 24, 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:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:34 PM

Jamaica is to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility on April 21, 2021. The announcement was made in the House of Representatives by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton a short...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:12 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, CMC – A Haitian American legislator in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, has been chosen to serve as a member of New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie’s leadership team. Heastie, who traces his roots to...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:01 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, CMC – Noted regional historian and academic Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has received the Martin Luther King Jr 2021 Global Award for Peace and Freedom. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) was...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 2:50 PM

Thirty-year-old farmer, Mark Wint of Richmond district, Manchester, has been freed of causing death by dangerous driving. Wint was charged after Myrtle Wood, a pedestrian, died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on the night of December 31,...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 1:51 PM

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting a significant improvement in its Guaranteed Standards performance with a 20 per cent reduction in the number of estimated bills over the period January to December 2020. JPS says that less...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 1:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 1:14 PM

The Justice Ministry has partnered with the National Works Agency (NWA) to provide fibre optic connection to eight courts. The connection will ensure high speed internet access up to 100 Mbps to each location, allowing for dedicated, reliable...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:21 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that the Sir John Golding Road in St Andrew has been closed temporarily to facilitate the completion of works on safety features along a section of the roadway which was recently reinstated....

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:14 PM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from last week’s disputed election as the country’s most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:07 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A car thief who found a toddler in the backseat of a stolen vehicle drove back and chastised the mother for leaving the child unattended before taking off again, police in Oregon said. The woman went into a grocery...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 11:16 AM

Opposition spokesperson on Finance and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, Julian Robinson, has summoned the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) to appear before the next sitting of the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 10:48 AM

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is ‘Reimagining Earthquake Safety to Build Resilience’ during its 2021 Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Campaign. ODPEM says the emphasis is on revisiting how things...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 10:28 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan. 18, CMC – Guyana’s COVID-19 fighting capacity is set to be boosted with the arrival of a field hospital from Qatar, later this week. Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony said the mobile hospital will be...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 8:59 AM

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jan. 19, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Monday again rejected the imposition of curfews, a state of emergency, and outright lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He, however,...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 9:59 AM

Three more people have died from COVID-19, increasing the number of fatalities to 329.  Three other deaths are under investigation.  There were 145 new cases of the disease in the last 24 hours, with ages...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 9:51 AM

Sandals Resorts International has announced the appointment of Adam Stewart as executive chairman.   He succeeds his late father Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart who died in Miami, Florida earlier this month.  "My father’s...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 9:19 AM

Opposition spokesperson on Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr Floyd Morris, is calling on the Government to take decisive action following the latest Auditor General’s report, which indicates that more than $40-billion of taxpayer...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 9:28 AM

A funeral parlour and bar were among the businesses destroyed in an early morning fire in Mile Gully, Manchester. According to reports, at about 3 a.m., fire was seen coming from a section of the building. An alarm was made and the Fire...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 8:49 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jan. 19, CMC – A law firm in Barbados has agreed to represent students affected by last year’s controversial grading of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 8:37 AM

Opposition spokesperson on public service, Senator Lambert Brown, will now have his portfolio expanded to include matters relating to persons with disabilities. This follows the decision of Senator Dr Floyd Morris to give up the responsibility...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:12 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE COGNISANT of the urgent need for the construction of the proposed 15-kilometre perimeter development road, also referred to as the Montego Bay Bypass, businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett believes in the creation of a Long Hill...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 9:10 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic, which officially emerged in Jamaica in early March last year, has not diminished David Rose’s appetite for trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. In fact, the pandemic has presented a rare opportunity for the young investor...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The financial landscape in Trelawny is now poised for further growth as come February 1, Gateway Co-operative Credit Union (GCCU) will be opening a new branch at 2-4 Duke Street in Falmouth, the parish capital. Ornel Bedasse, the...

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