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Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Delroy Williams, Kingston's mayor, said it is imperative that there is a frequent review of persons who apply chlorine to water systems across the island.Williams' comments came against the background of reported contamination at the Constant Spring...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With just about 10 weeks to go before Christmas, a flurry of activities has come before Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee as members of parliament (MPs) sent 49 projects for approval before the holidays.At Tuesday's sitting...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that his administration recognises a need for greater development of Jamaica's human capital while hinting that the nation could be part of a new Human Capital Index to be launched by the World Bank.Holness was...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) has partnered with the Dutch research firm Deltares to strengthen coastal resilience in the Caribbean region.The Deltares-MGI partnership is expected to add to the economic investment potential of the...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rose Bennett-Cooper, chair of the Rent Assessment Board, says the long-awaited amendments to the Rent Restriction Act should be finalised within the next year."I was hoping that the amendments would be in place by December, but we're working on it....

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor /Contributing Editor

THE approval of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last Saturday,is deemed a victory for small-island developing states."This is what we...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JAMAICA ENERGY Partners (JEP) will this month continue in its efforts to help protect Jamaica's natural resources by embarking on a project that focuses primarily on the preservation of marine life.On Friday, October 19, JEP, in association with the...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) is to host a national stakeholder meeting under the project 'Advancing the Protection of Jamaica's Cockpit Country' in Kingston on October 25. This is as it follows the legalisation of the boundary for the island'...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:10 PM

DELTA, British Columbia (AP):Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.Years later, it's no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:08 PM

USE ONE GRAPHICCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner WriterThen He said to me,Prophesy to the breath,Prophesy, son of man, and say to it,Come from the four winds of breath and breatheChris Tomlin...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:07 PM

Dwight FletcherThe Word of God is one of the most powerful weapons we have at our disposal. Scripture is far more powerful than we can fully understand. As the battle for our mind rages on, we must put into practise the Bible verses we memorise and...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:07 PM

Paul H. Williams/Gleaner WriterReverend Dwayne Fuller was a teenage agnostic when a friend of his, who had a sight problem, decided to get divine help. He went to a Wednesday night prayer meeting since he had no money to go to the doctor."To my...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 4:59 PM

Gas prices are to go down by $0.13 tomorrow Thursday, October 11. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $141.89 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $144.72. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $1.09 per...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 4:47 PM

The Government has divested the operation of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) to Mexican entity, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. De C.V. (GAP). A 25-year concession agreement was signed today at the Office of the Prime...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 2:21 PM

The trial of O’Brian and O’Neil Walters, the brothers charged with the murder of 22-year-old Kahni Erskine who was fatally shot at a gas station on September 22, 2016, started its second day in the St James Circuit Court on Wednesday....

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:54 PM

The Home Circuit Court this morning heard that murder accused police constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown is said to have told the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) how the alleged extrajudicial killings by the 'special...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:17 PM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has reiterated his appeal for Justices of the Peace (JPs) to refrain from verifying the documents of persons they do not know. Chuck, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, said the act of falsely verifying...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:06 PM

Assistant Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Hamish Campbell testified this morning that police constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown told him that a senior officer in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) supplied him and other members of the 'special' police squad with resources to carry out extrajudicial killings.

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:48 AM

DELTA, British Columbia (AP) — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:17 AM

Senior Director for Modernisation and Strategic Projects in the Ministry of National Security, Arvel Grant, has revealed that an additional 500 cameras have been procured under JamaicaEye, which will be installed over the coming months. A total of...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 10:57 AM

Culture Minister Olivia Grange has announced that the statue of Jamaican Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be unveiled on Sunday, 14 October 2018. The unveiling will take place at a special ceremony at Statue Park in the National Stadium in St...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 10:36 AM

Minister of Justice Chuck is reporting significant improvement in the case-disposal rates of the island's courts. Citing the Chief Justice’s Statistics Reports for Parish Courts for the period January to June 2018, Chuck said the Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 10:21 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that consideration is being given for Jamaica to participate in the first cohort of countries to be measured in the World Bank Group’s Human Capital Index. Speaking at a conference of local...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In what appears to be a radical move, Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, is urging the Government to demolish the St James Parish library, which is across the road from the St James Parish Court, and build a multistorey...

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