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Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Some jurors who were summoned to serve this month at the Clarendon Circuit Court have expressed  disapproval with the  bathroom facilities  at the courthouse. According to the jurors, the odour in the bathroom is unbearable. They...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 10:19 AM

Cancer care delivery in the public health system has been further boosted with opening of Jamaica’s second National Linear Cancer Treatment Centre. The $860 million facility, constructed at St Joseph’s Hospital in St Andrew, was...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Dear Mrs Walker Huntington,My dad is a permanent resident in the United States and is desirous of filing for me. He has, however, misplaced his green card and has applied for a replacement.He has indicated that he would like to get back the green...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Dear Miss Powell,I am a manager at a hotel and I'm fluent in English, Spanish and French. I am interested in applying under the express entry programme to Canada, but I'm not sure if I would qualify. Can you please tell me how I can qualify to live...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:10 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I was born in the United Kingdom (UK) but I have not lived there. Is it true that I am eligible for British citizenship? I would greatly appreciate any assistance you could provide on this issue.LRDear LR,Persons may be eligible to...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:09 AM

Public education, sensitisation and training on violence prevention will be critical areas that need to be addressed if Jamaica is to reduce the number of incidents of violence against children.This is according to outcome four of the National Plan...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, has said software engineering is a smart career choice.Thorpe, who is also an associate professor and head of School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Technology,...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief Education officer in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, has said the development of the education system in Jamaica is currently "at a good place," as she recently tracked the country's preparedness to meet global standards.Dr McLean...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The relaunch of the parish development committees (PDCs) is seen as critical in the reform of local governance by increasing citizen engagement in the decision-making process and development of their communities."The PDCs give the common man an...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ranked as the fifth-best country in the world to start a business, according to the latest Global Banking and Finance Review, entrepreneurs in Jamaica are raring to turn their passion into profit. Among this group of leaders is 33-year-old farmer...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green has said that the Parenting Education Project will be expanded to reach more parents across the island.The initiative, which is currently in six parishes, aims to...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said the development of a state-of the-art beach park at Closed Harbour Beach in Montego Bay, St James, will transform the city, creating additional recreational space, while enhancing the tourism product."We are...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Onion and scallion farmers in St Elizabeth and Manchester are being encouraged to increase monitoring of their fields for signs of infestation by the beet army worm.The appeal, which is coming from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 8:48 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told Jamaicans in Washington DC that early next year, he will be announcing a commission to study violence in Jamaica. Speaking at a town hall at the  Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C,...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 8:24 PM

The WPM Waste Management says it will be seeking to ensure that western Jamaica communities are free of garbage pile ups heading into the Christmas season. The agency on Saturday launched its clean-up campaign with the main focus being King Street...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 7:39 PM

Barbados Appeal Court judge Andrew Burgess is to become a judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) next year. CCJ president Adrian Saunders made the announcement in a news release Monday. He said Burgess brings a wide range of...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 6:47 PM

A seven-member jury has been empanelled in Kingston's Home Circuit Court to hear the matter against three Clarendon cops in the so-called police death squad murder case. The jurors — three men and four women — will begin hearing testimonies on Tuesday morning.

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 3:18 PM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it is carrying out the necessary investigations and recovery procedures in relation to this morning's helicopter crash. In a media release, the JDF urged residents from the nearby communities to stay away...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 2:08 PM

There is still no information on the extent of the injuries the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) pilot sustained in this morning's crash. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, walked away from the crash scene and is now being treated at the...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 1:50 PM

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes this morning took issue with the Crown in the murder trial of three Clarendon cops alleged to be involved in a so-called police 'death squad' after it presented an amended indictment.

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 1:00 PMNickoy Wilson

The reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang Tesha Miller, who is charged with murder, has been denied bail. Miller is charged with accessory before and after the fact in relation to the murder of former Jamaica Urban Transit Company...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:42 PM

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) helicopter has crashed in St Catherine. The JDF's civil military cooperation and media affairs officer Major Basil Jarrett told The Gleaner a short while ago that the helicopter came down in the area of Dunbeholden...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 9:37 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Dominica is to receive EC$24.7 million (about J$1.2 billion) from the European Union (EU), representing the first tranche of an EC$34-million package towards the reconstruction of the country following the devastation...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 9:29 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has disclosed that the final draft of the National Health Insurance Plan is being prepared for submission to Cabinet. “We held a series of consultations with a range of stakeholders. We still may...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 9:23 AM

The police have issued a high alert for 12-year-old Dwayne Thompson of Seaview Gardens Phase 2, Kingston 11, who has been missing since Saturday, November 24. He is of dark complexion and slim build, and he is about five feet three inches tall....

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