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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:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:31 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of the 1,413 reports...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:30 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

At least two members of the Jamaican diaspora in South Florida, who are involved in representational politics, have added their voice to the recent People’s National Party (PNP) presidential battle. Incumbent Dr Peter Phillips defeated challenger...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Two Haitians living in Jamaica, who were hoping to join the early hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas, were left stranded in Florida last week. Immigration officials insisted that they needed a Bahamian visa to enter the country. Emergency...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The impression that most people have of a court is that of a deadly serious place, but my six-year experience of working in the Resident Magistrate’s Court does not exactly match that impression. I have witnessed times when even the RM and lawyers...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, the man who stood as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in Jamaica and had been living in the country for three years, has said goodbye … for now. The Cameroonian, who was sent from the Washington-...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:25 AM

One of several cases involving Jennifer Messado since her ignominious fall from the pinnacles of legal stardom is the case brought at the instance of Brilliant Investments, the judgment for which was recently handed down. The Legal Scoop intends...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

When *Patrice Bryan read the story highlighting the plight of a mother whose 15-year-old son was shot five times by the police on Emancipation Day in downtown Kingston, she cringed. Although she lives across the seas in the United States, the story...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

At age 24, Meakeda Rochester is not sitting around waiting for handouts. She has started her own small business in her community of Grants Pen, St Andrew. The young lady is the owner of the Modern Cut Barber Shop – a small board structure with a...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

A year after the relocation of two nearby police posts and a burgeoning of new establishments on the Kingston waterfront, older business operators in the capital city say that they are being plagued by burglars who are seemingly outmatching the...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:16 AM

We could pretend it doesn’t exist or it’s in its last throes of relevance. We could marginalise it and chalk it up to mere ignorance. Of course, we would all like to believe in the idyll. Sadly, black self-loathing and disunity have more legs than...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Chantilly, Manchester: Someone kills your pet and you forgive them. But if another person kills your loved one, what should you do? The nature of the hurt inflicted on you by another may be so heart-wrenching that the word forgiveness infuriates...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith - Gleaner Writer

Reminiscing on the events that sparked his belief in God, Winston Creary, who found out he had end-stage renal disease two years ago, gave details of the dreadful night he was supposedly marked for death. That is, as he explained last week, before...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell Livingston - Gleaner Writer

LONGVILLE PARK, Clarendon: The Faith United Tabernacle, located in Longville Park, has come a far way from operating out of a small studio in the community, to now looking forward to completing a spacious building in the near future. For Pastor...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

We have been discussing forgiveness over the past four weeks, the importance of it and the steps to accomplish it. We looked at how we forgive others, by understanding the difference between forgiveness and justification or ignoring the pain,...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 6:10 PM

The undocumented Jamaican man who is fighting deportation after helping United States (US) authorities convict drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has been offered bailed, according to a report by the New York Daily News. However, it...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 4:09 PM

Two men are now in custody after they were allegedly held with illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents yesterday. One of the men has been identified as Jamie Stephenson, 26, a construction worker who is from Mansfield Heights, in...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 2:22 PM

One opposition senator has suggested that the government rethink its ongoing review of laws with so-called paltry fines. Jamaica has over 800 laws on the books and is in the process of reviewing just over 300 legislation which have ...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 1:29 PM

For a seventh straight year, Jamaica has failed to keep road deaths below the target of 300. Despite a number of initiatives aimed at reducing the carnage on the roads, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport reports that 302 persons...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 11:36 AM

A bus driver and a taxi operator who have a total of 1,100 outstanding traffic tickets have been arrested by the police. The taxi operator has been identified as 26-year-old Cleveland Dockery, of an Arnett Gardens address, in St...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 10:27 AM

An attorney-at-law was shot and killed, and her mother seriously injured after gunmen sprayed their car with bullets in Ocho Rios, St Ann, last evening. The slain attorney has been identified as Sasha-Kay Fairclough, who resided in Brook Green, in...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 10:18 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by the state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco were attacked by drones early Saturday. The kingdom’s Interior...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 9:59 AM

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Jobs are scarce, savings are running low and money is barely trickling in for victims of Hurricane Dorian. As survivors of the Category 5 storm enter week three of post-storm life, many in the northwestern Bahamas,...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMDannyelle Bailey/Contributor

Drastic changes are occurring in our diet as more persons are opting for a vegan lifestyle, i.e., plant-based diet (without meat), vegetarian (no meat consumption, but dairy products and eggs), pescatarian (no meat but fish). Dietary contrasts are...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine Municipal Corporation at its monthly meeting on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to provide cash assistance of US$5,000 to aid The Bahamas in its recovery effort after being ravaged by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month....

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