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Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Located on the campus of The University of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, this organisation is the brainchild behind Jamaica's global positioning system. It has also identified crash hotspots and offered a wide range of advanced geographic...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Plans are in train for the construction of a drop-in centre for street people on lands owned by the Trelawny Municipal Corporation adjacent to the Elliston Wakeland Centre on Victoria Street in Falmouth, Trelawny.The announcement was...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two indigents in St Ann on Friday (January 4) got the furnished houses they were promised by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie after a delay in the arrivalof furniture prevented their handover before Christmas...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Procurement of materials for the proposed Southern Coastal Highway along the eastern end of the island is expected to begin in the "next few weeks", Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has revealed.Following this, Clarke said that he expects the...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

A REPRESENTATIVE of Jamaica's Climate Change Division (CCD) has noted the intention to support the use of the recently published special report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming to inform policy and planning in Jamaica."I consider science as...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

TWENTY-NINE new climate change grants were recently awarded to Jamaicans as part of the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF) administered by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ).They bring to 111 the number of projects that have...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

IN A bid to support implementation of projects on the ground, the Adaptation Fund has put out a new publication with information and knowledge gathered from its Portfolio Monitoring Missions (PMMs), including Jamaica.The PMMs were first introduced...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson is to deliver the main address at the Kingston Lay Magistrates' Association of Jamaica's annual awards banquet at the Spanish Court Hotel on Saturday.Just under 1,800 justices of the peace (JPs) will be eligible...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The United Kingdom-based pressure group - Windrush Movement - is demanding greater transparency and assurances from the Jamaican Government, following the Windrush scandal and the apparent ease with which the British government has, in some cases,...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Come January 29, some 200 to 300 small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) will take the spotlight at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St James, for the United Nations World Tourism Organization - Government of Jamaica Second Global Conference...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 9:51 PM

Dermon Spence has replaced Donovan Stanberry as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commence, Agriculture and Fisheries. The appointment was confirmed and acknowledged by portfolio minister Audley Shaw and Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 5:52 PM

Gas prices are to go up by $0.28 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $117.51 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $120.34. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $0.37 per litre to sell for $125.63. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 3:08 PM

An audit of small passenger vessels that operate in the Port Royal/Palisadoes and Portmore environs has found that the majority are unregistered and illegal.  The audit, which was completed on January 15, was conducted by the Maritime...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 2:09 PM

Two of Jamaica's young political leaders Pearnel Charles Jr and Damion Crawford are now in Europe participating in the prestigious European Union Visitors Programme, which gives participants first-hand information and experiences on the EU'...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 11:52 AM

Two government ministries have given a parliamentary committee vastly different figures for the number of traffic tickets that are outstanding. The Ministry of National Security, in a report to the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 11:42 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Local Government Dr Angela Brown Burke has described as irresponsible and reckless the millions spent by the Ministry of Local Government on renting and renovating its head offices in St Andrew. The Auditor General...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 11:36 AM

Six high-risk inmates of the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre have been relocated to the maximum security Horizon Adult Remand Centre.

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 11:04 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that repairs are now completed on the major 33” Rio Cobre/Tulloch Spring water transmission main along the Mandela Highway which had suffered damage last weekend as a result of road improvement...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 9:59 AM

Shipping line ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Limited has taken issue with the intervention of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) in its ongoing payment dispute with workers employed at the Port of Kingston. The workers provide...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMKeisha Hill/Gleaner Writer

ON THE AWARD: "I want to thank the RJRGLEANER Group for this recognition as it is for me a special honour. I have had a relationship with The Gleaner. You cannot run a dance company and not...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

She is now one of the greatest! Accomplished author and Jamaica's first female Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, is considered one of the best Caribbean poets of her generation. Her impressive body of work continues to highlight the scenes and culture...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

"The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways." - Robert GreeneI teach. And I hope my students learn. I will admit that teaching is not my profession, but it is a deeply held passion. Another passion of mine is...

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