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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:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 1:20 PM

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is reviewing the packaging requirements for commodities such as flour and rice. Speaking in an interview with the JIS News, Director of the Standards Division at the BSJ Julia Bonner Douette said the objective...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 1:10 PM

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has revealed that all of the island’s 171 high schools now have metal detectors. “We have some walk-through detectors now being installed in selected schools and another 200 (handheld) devices are being...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Caribbean Airlines has been ranked 34th in the world for on-time performance (OTP) for May 2018 by United Kingdom-based air travel intelligence company Official Aviation Guide (OAG). The on-time performances of over 150 airlines were used to...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 10:05 AM

The police are reporting that a second suspect has been charged in relation to the murder of Lorenzo Thomas, otherwise called ‘Chulups’ and ‘Israel’, in Cassava Piece, Kingston 8, earlier this month. He is 23-year-old Andre...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 9:49 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr. has disclosed that the ministry has referred 30 cases related to the Windrush immigration crisis to the British High Commission. Speaking at the 6thBiennial...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

United States judge, Renatha Francis, who was born and raised in Jamaica, has been named to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, emerging above five other persons who were considered for the position.The St Hugh's High School alumnus, is...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fathers are under attack. There are so many issues and organisations that are coming against the fathers. Surprisingly, most of the problems that exists within the nation, and more specifically, with our children, are the result of a lack of...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Acknowledging that the system now regulating taxis is heavily weighed down by red tape, Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague has pledged to make changes that will increase efficiency and safety on the roads. Speaking at the 10th annual...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Sherlock/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Productivity Centre's recently held Productivity Forum was a gentle reminder that productivity in the NGO sector is a must.As expected, the conversation was mostly focused on the manufacturing and distribution of products and services...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCharles Douglas

Productivity is one of the key factors constraining Jamaica's economic growth and living standard. Therefore, improvement in productivity is a strategic means to enhance competitiveness and economic growth.Generally speaking, it is desirable for...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJordan Micah Bennett/ Contributor

Artificial Intelligence and the economy features machine-learning computer models in Jamaica. These models are computer algorithms, or smart apps that seek to give computers the ability to learn, like children, to do a variety of tasks. Here, we...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Bank will fully roll out its mobile point-of-sale machine, SWYPE, today.The device is a compact portable card reader that works with Android phones and tablets to accept debit and credit card payments.Sagicor Bank said that its SWYPE will...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The six-day curfew imposed on the Gregory Park area of St Catherine, which led to the flushing out of Demar 'Eddie' Montaque, also called 'Two-gun Kid', who was killed by the police in nearby Waterford a day into the operation, is being hailed as a...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by CONCACAF...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 3:49 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the traffic signals at the Washington Boulevard/Duhaney Drive intersection in St Andrew will be taken out of operation for approximately eight hours tomorrow.Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 3:30 PM

In recognising the negative impact that exploitation in all its forms can have on Jamaica's image, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is urging citizens to take a zero tolerance approach to the problem,...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 11:38 AM

The Information Communication Technology (ICT)/Knowledge Services sector accounted for approximately 58 per cent of jobs created during the last financial year, according to minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 11:18 AM

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Omar Robinson, has declared Jamaica’s tourism capital of Montego Bay, St James the safest place in Jamaica. After recording alarming murder figures in...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 11:03 AM

The St Catherine North police have released a photograph of a man who was listed as wanted from May 25 as they renew their appeal for information on his whereabouts.He is 35-year-old Alvin Messam, otherwise called ‘Kevin’, of McGregor Lane, Spanish...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 10:53 AM

Polls have opened in Colombia as voters decide which of two men will be their next president.According to the BBC, Colombians have a stark choice between the business-friendly Ivan Duque, a newcomer to politics, and leftist ex-guerrilla Gustavo...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:20 AM
Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:01 AMCarlene Davis

Scores of Jamaicans are turning to the Google Play Store for help to convert the seven digit telephone numbers in their contact list to meet the new 10-digit dialling regime, but not many are aware that one of the most popular conversion...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans could soon have another security option to protect themselves from credit and debit card fraud.The Ireland-based firm LaabamOne is planning to launch a new point of sale anti-fraud software in Jamaica in July, and the company expects that...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

When the 'Brampton Top 40 Under 40' awards are presented on June 20 in Ontario, Canada, Jamaican Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade will proudly take her place among the honourees.The annual awards are given by the Brampton Board of Trade to individuals in...

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