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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:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

To bring about the kinds of changes that will help people live healthier and more productive lives, volunteer organisations listen and learn to identify pressing problems that get too little attention.This is why community service is important....

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) has embraced the use of technology to serve its clients faster and also to do more with less.Emerging technologies have changed the banking industry from paper- and branch-based banks to digitised and networked...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

'A man of superb strength and character' is an accurate way to describe Marlon James, distinguished writer in residence and associate professor of English at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota.The Book of Night Women, John Crow's Devil, and A...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

His daily thrust to inspire persons, especially those of colour, in addition to his historic visit to Jamaica, are things that readily come to the mind of some of the country's leaders as they reflect on the impact Barack Obama's eight-year reign as...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Realising that international partners are in no way responsible for the safety and security of Jamaica, its waters, or its borders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Customs Agency of Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Stern and threatening warning was directed at 84 new justices of the peace (JPs) who were commissioned on Sunday that if fingers are pointed at them for reasons deemed slanderous or for dishonest behaviour, they will be swiftly decommissioned.The...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, who served as Jamaica's ambassador in Washington during the latter years of Barack Obama's presidency, is hailing the now ex-leader for his "calm, progressive and sophisticated" leadership."The Obama administration...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMWendel Ivey

The following is a contribution ahead of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) conference set for The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, between January 24 and 26.Transitioning from poverty to prosperity might be more easily said than done for Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has expressed sadness at the passing of veteran journalist, author and commentator Peter Abrahams, who was found dead in his remote Red Hills, St Andrew, home on Wednesday."Peter Abrahams was a brilliant,...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMFather Richard Ho Lung

The year has come to a close, a new year has arrived, and I move wearily on towards the future.O Lord, forgive me my wrongs. I am sorry and distressed for having offended you and my neighbours. From the depths of my being I cry out, "forgive me Lord...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Technology giant Huawei beat out the competition to be named 'Best Consumer Electronics Brand' during the Best Brands 2016 awards ceremony, organised by The Serviceplan Group, Europe's largest independent communications agency, in Shanghai recently....

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 5:10 PM

The health ministry says it should be able to confirm within a week whether a sample taken from a baby believed to have microcephaly tested positive for the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby is born with a small head because...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 5:02 PM

The election petition challenging the election of councillor for the Yallahs Division in St Thomas, Dean Jones, has been set for February 14. The petition was filed by the People’s National Party’s Constantine Bogle following the...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 4:50 PM

Head of the Hanover Police, Deputy Superintendent Artel Colley, says investigators believe a gang feud may be behind the fatal shooting of three people and injury of three others in the community of Williamsfield. DSP Colley says the police have no...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 3:30 PM

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided a total of $10.6 million in additional funding to the anti child abuse campaign being led by Office of the Children’s Registry. The Registry has been running its Break the Silence...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 2:43 PM

The keynote speaker of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Reverend Burchell Taylor this morning appealed for Jamaicans to pursue justice. Speaking to political and religious leaders at the annual event, Reverend Taylor said justice should be...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 2:30 PM

An elderly woman was killed in a fire at an unfinished building at the corner of Pechon and West streets in downtown Kingston that was the home of numerous people. It’s not clear how the fire started. However, it sent people scurrying...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 1:57 PM

A police operation in the Jones Avenue community of Spanish Town, St Catherine led to the capture of a reputed area leader and the seizure of an illegal gun yesterday. The suspect who was last year acquitted of the 2008 murder of Jamaica Urban...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 1:47 PM

The Appeal Court is to hand down its judgment in the Trafigura matter on April 28. The court has been hearing a legal challenge brought by People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller and other party functionaries against the...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:04 PM

The Member of Parliament for western Westmoreland Dr Wykeham McNeill wants the Government to take immediate action to stem the crime wave currently gripping the parish. According to McNeill Westmoreland needs an immediate approach to...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 11:03 AM

Education Minister Ruel Reid is sticking to his position that a decision to have embattled Hampton School principal Heather Murray take two weeks’ leave was made with her agreement. Murray has been embroiled in controversy in the wake of...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 10:47 AM

Gender Affairs Minister Olivia Grange has urged a parliamentary committee set up to review the Sexual Offences Act and related laws to move expeditiously to complete its work in response to increased gender-based violence and sexual abuse...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 10:21 AM

The ministry of youth has asked the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) to conduct an inquiry into how investigations into a reported case of sex abuse of a six-year-old child were handled by the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 10:04 AM

Fire at a scrap metal facility close to the Riverton City landfill in St Andrew last night left several persons homeless. The inferno at the facility along Spanish Town Road caused thick black smoke to blanket the sky. There were no reports of loss...

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