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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 | March 21, 2019 | 4:55 PM

The Patriots, the young professional arm of the People's National Party (PNP), is calling for the immediate resignation of the president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Fritz Pinnock. The Patriots contend that Pinnock must be...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 4:40 PM

A bail application is expected to be made when Peta-gaye Ffrench, the woman charged with stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, reappear in court on April 18. This was disclosed by attorney Rachel Donaldson ...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 3:39 PM

The Jamaica College (JC) board is eagerly awaiting a meeting with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to discuss Ruel Reid's fate as principal at the Old Hope Road-based boys' school, a reliable source has said.
 

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 3:28 PM

Due to works planned for sections of Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew this Saturday and Sunday, the National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists to the possibility of delays when using the roadway. NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 2:31 PM

A teacher who is alleging that he was badly beaten by members of Calabar High School's track and field team, including two prominent athletes, is planning to go public at a press conference tomorrow. The teacher claims that the school has...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:30 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the National Housing Trust (NHT) will be introducing an intergenerational mortgage programme in the upcoming fiscal year. This initiative, he said, will allow flexibility in how a family member can support a...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 11:44 AM

A security guard was shot and killed and a woman shot and injured during an armed robbery at a cash pot store along Market Street in Falmouth, Trelawny on Wednesday night.  He has been identified as 76-year-old Albert Mowatt of a Trelawny...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 11:05 AM

The Government has allocated $795 million in the 2019/20 fiscal year to provide water in more rural communities. In his 2019/20 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday Prime Minister Andrew Holness indicated that the...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 10:13 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Lisa Hanna is expressing shock at the government’s plan to temporarily close the Jamaican embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.   Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM

Hanover businessman 32-year-old Denmark McGhie, who was held with $8 million worth of cocaine, was on Tuesday convicted of drug-related offences in the Westmoreland Parish Court. He was found guilty of possession of cocaine, dealing in...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 9:43 AM

The Centre for Reparation Research is encouraging Jamaicans to take active steps to resist the growing global trend towards extreme supremacist ideologies that has led to mass terror attacks in other countries. The centre underscored that it...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Applications open on March 26 for the new cohort of participants in the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. The initiative, launched by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in 2016, is geared at exposing bright, young talent to public administration, in...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Residents of Chesterfield in St Mary will soon have easier access to their homes during periods of heavy rainfall. In approximately two weeks, community members will be able to see the launch of the Chesterfield Bridge as the National Works Agency...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson

The prosecution is today expected to call its second witness as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged 23 cronies continues at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Yesterday, attorney-...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government’s decision to temporarily close its embassy in Caracas has drawn the ire of the Opposition, with its spokesperson, Lisa Hanna, accusing the Government of “seeking to break diplomatic relations with Venezuela”. The embassy...

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Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Baking mogul Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson last Thursday highlighted the value of embracing data as a critical component in the formula for business success, citing some practical examples from this experience, while delivering the keynote address at...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican manufacturers have expressed reservations about the political will to enforce public procurement reform, the first phase of which will come into effect at the start of the 2019-20 fiscal year. The Public Procurement (Amendment) Act, which...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Given the need for at least 900 more registered dentists in the country, chief dental officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Irving McKenzie finds that accessing oral healthcare is still a challenge for many Jamaicans. “Accessing care is improving,...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two years after a devastating fire destroyed the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, ground was broken yesterday for the rebuilding of the home at the same site. Construction is set to begin within the next two weeks...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation (JDSF), a registered member of Down Syndrome International, held its fourth annual fundraising variety concert at the Campion College auditorium in St Andrew recently. Persons with Down’s syndrome, self-...

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