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Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

I continue to congratulate our Ministry of Health in their drive to rein in our national obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, many people struggle with their weight and their belly fat because of what they eat or fail to eat for breakfast!What you...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says that the Government continues to explore ways to enable greater youth participation in decision-making at the national level.He said that in addition to reinstating...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 5:05 PM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has indicated that many of the laws of Jamaica with outdated penalties will be revised and modernised during this fiscal year. Speaking at his post-Sectoral Debate press conference at the Ministry’s Constant...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 4:55 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has encouraged Jamaicans to commit to doing work and seeking employment over crime.   “I want every single able-bodied Jamaican to commit to doing work and to commit to seeking employment over idleness or...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 3:19 PM

The Opposition has called for the Government to urgently develop a National Spatial Plan, in consultation with stakeholders, which would help to overhaul what he described as the country’s outdated physical planning system. Anthony Hylton,...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 2:01 PMJanet Silvera

At least one member of the Barbadian clergy wants persons to “mind their own business” as it relates to the sexuality of head of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Mia Mottley. Responding to suggestions by Democratic Labour...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:54 PM

The police say arrangements are being made to interview Leighton "Livity" Coke, the brother of extradited West Kingston strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who was wanted for murder. They say another man, Christopher...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:34 PM

Two Jamaicans are among 24 finalists for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. ‘An Elephant in Kingston’ by Marcus Bird and ‘Son Son’s Birthday’ by Sharma Taylor were selected from a field 5182 entries from 48...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 11:03 AM

The Southern Regional Health Authority is reporting that the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon will only be accepting emergency cases effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, May 25. The authority says this is to facilitate works on an air conditioning duct and...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 9:55 AM

The backlog of cases in Parish Courts has been reduced by 25 per cent in the last fiscal year, surpassing the 20 per cent target for the period. The reduction comes even as Justice Minister Delroy Chuck gave his support to Chief Justice Brian Sykes...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 7:54 AMJanet Silvera

Mia Amor Mottley is on a drive that could see her becoming Barbados’ first female Prime Minister, but the leader of the Barbados Labour Party Leader (BLP), says she is more consumed by her mission, than her history-making potential.   In...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM
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TERTIARY-CARE hospital Health City Cayman Islands, up to 2017, had saved more than 15 million gallons of water, 6.5 million kilowatts of electricity, almost 400,000 gallons of diesel, and over 9.5 million pounds of carbon."Additionally, the facility...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Justice is happy to report its successes and achievements of the past fiscal year, and to present its plans and programmes for this fiscal year.We are even happier to report that many of the perennial complaints and...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor

FIVE LOCAL companies will participate in an upcoming Recycle Challenge to collect a minimum of 100,000 plastic bottles over seven weeks.The challenge will be launched next Monday by Wisynco ECO, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Wisynco...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

JAMAICAN AND Caribbean men at the margins of society, namely those who are poor, have disabilities or who are gay, are among those at highest risk in natural disasters.Such is the revelation of Dr Leith Dunn, senior lecturer and head of the...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government is to spend $846 million on the expansion of the Court of Appeal, which will result in three new courtrooms, 15 judge's chambers and an expanded registry.Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck made the disclosure during his contribution to...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Back in January 1976 when Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Education Centre first opened its doors, it was a poorly built wooden structure, and in the words of founding principal Junior Rowe, "students were just sitting on the floor"."I saw the need...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that mining and quarrying grew by an estimated 25.5 per cent from January to March 2018 to emerge as the top-performing sector over the quarter, compared to the corresponding period last year....

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