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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:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:44 AM

Jamaica-born Global Swede Awardee for 2019, Sanjay Thompson, is hoping to use his background in criminology to make an impact on reducing the levels of crime in the society. Thompson, who hails from the parish of St Catherine, was awarded a...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:42 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! The parent who beats a child mercilessly is wicked. The driver who disobeys the traffic signal and kills a pedestrian in the process is wicked. The doctor who wilfully prescribes wrong medicine for a patient is wicked. Every...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:41 AM

As the world celebrates World Sickle Cell Day today, June 19, the Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica (SCSFJ) and other stakeholders are urging the country to become more aware about the disease and of their status. The public is being...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:40 AM

Nearly a hundred doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses, other medical personnel and support staff visited the island recently and carried out medical procedures and surgeries on hundreds of Jamaicans in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary, Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:39 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said that his two-day visit to Jamaica was aimed not only at strengthening economic, commercial and trade ties between the Caribbean and the West African country, but sought to focus on ancestral links...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:32 AM

The beaming faces of the boys would have melted any heart. They radiated such joy, as the ladies from the Fortis 79Hers, decked in their purple and white, sat with them on a sunny Saturday afternoon, chatting and sharing stories and jokes, each...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:20 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore says the inactivity of the National Contracts Commission (NCC) and a typographical error in a letter from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development detailing the value of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

When the Europeans came to what is now known as Jamaica (Yamaye), the Tainos had established themselves in several villages all over the island. They had functional social, commercial, religious and political systems. The cacique (also spelt...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Scores of relatives, friends, associates and former colleagues gathered at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, in St Andrew, yesterday to pay their last respects to the Reverend Cyril Evans Bailey, They painted a...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 9:20 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is to establish a technology branch, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has announced.

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 7:34 PM

A cashier at Tax Administration Jamaica has escaped a six-month prison sentence after paying an $80,000 fine on being convicted for larceny as a servant. Tamarla Peart, who worked at the King Street tax office was sentenced on Friday by senior...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 2:51 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, is to appear before the United States Congress on Reparations. Sir Hilary has been invited by the Texas Democrat...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 1:40 PMDanae Hyman/Online Reporter

Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Seth Ramocan yesterday urged Jamaican nationals with citizenship in Britain to exercise their right to vote. Speaking with The Gleaner at the 8th Biennial Jamaican Diaspora Conference...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 10:35 AM

Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, says the Government will move to establish systems that guarantee equity within the education sector. Samuda was speaking at the Ministry of Education, Youth and...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:41 AM

Seventeen years ago, Michael Clarke manufactured furniture for a living. Although he made most of the furniture in his house, he felt the need to change careers to be able to care for his family. Today, Clarke provides transport for persons to and...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:37 AM

Dear Miss Powell, I hear that Canada is having elections this year and this could affect whether or not immigrants are allowed into Canada. Is this so? Do you think they will scrap the express entry system? A friend said she was qualified sometime...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, Could you please advise me whether I will need a UK residence card to live in the United Kingdom? CK Dear CK, A person does not need to apply for a UK residence card to prove that he/she can live in the United Kingdom unless from...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Dear Mrs Walker- Huntington, I am requesting your advice on some immigration matters. My biological mother who is a US citizen living in the US would like to file for me. She said that the filing would take a short time. My fiancé, who is presently...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:33 AM

President of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers (JNRWP), Tamisha Lee, finds that access to market and lack of funding are huge challenges for female farmers, but while taking a loan might be a solution to both problems, she believes that...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The St Catherine Health Department said it has identified the source of the rat infestation at the Spanish Town Hospital and has taken steps to eliminate the problem. Chief public health officer for the parish, Grayson Hutchinson, said that the...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

In a glitzy red-carpet affair, fathers and male relatives of students at Vaz Preparatory School in Kingston were treated like stars, with a buzz that guests are sure to remember for years to come. During the event, dubbed ‘It’s a King Affair’, the...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says that the installation of pipes for medical gas at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital in Westmoreland is near completion and that similar work...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Masculinity and its inherent value in Jamaica today will be thoroughly examined in a public forum to be hosted by the Kencot Christian Fellowship tomorrow. The highly anticipated discussions, under the theme, ‘Man Worries – the Net Value of...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) opened with a bang at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, where international and local buyers viewed Jamaican products for retail and distribution. The conference was held from May...

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