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Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The sectors for training are wide and varied to support the socio-economic development of Jamaica.These sectors vary from year to year based on the priority areas of cooperation between Japan and Jamaica, as well as in accordance with the Government...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Government agencies, the managers, employees and beneficiaries of social enterprises which gained from the initiatives of the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), a project of the JN Foundation and the United States Agency of International...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Courtney Cole, has said the Government's strategic plan for the multipurpose use of former sugar cane lands must be seen as part of the way forward for the...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMEmprezz Golding/Contributor

What is going on with our boys? The issues affecting our boys have been placed on the back burner for too long. It is time we start focusing on the problems that are causing chaos in the lives of young males and, by extension, our girls.Males are...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) last Wednesday hosted its first HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Prevention town hall meeting at Webster Memorial United Church, in its efforts to raise awareness about, and increase uptake of, the vaccine, a primary...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The family of the late Dr Vary Jones-Leslie, obstetrician and gynaecologist, in conjunction with the Excelsior High School Past Students Association is ensuring that her name will have a lasting legacy through the establishment of a scholarship at...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

FELLOWSHIP, PORTLAND:Some 2,000 residents living in the flood-prone area of Fellowship and other adjoining communities will benefit from the installation of a comprehensive flood warning system, which will assist with managing potential water-...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz has said the ban on plastic will allow for the creation of new investment opportunities. The ban, which starts January 1, 2019, affects the importation,...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 8:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 8:11 PM

Lady Allen, wife of the governor general, is urging well-thinking Jamaicans to take the necessary steps to safeguard the society’s children and youth, and aid their holistic development.

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 7:10 PM

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is in support of protecting the marine environment through the use of geospatial technology.

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 6:45 PM

Thousands of Central American migrants travelling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital Monday and began to fill up a sports stadium, still hundreds of miles from their goal of reaching the United States a day before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue.

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 5:59 PM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the ban on single-use plastic will allow for the creation of new investment opportunities.

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 4:30 PM

After spending $157 million to renovate the new location for its Falmouth office, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it will reopen tomorrow. TAJ says the 4,000 square foot property located at 5 Cornwall Street in the historic town features...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 4:07 PM

With the local manufacturing sector showing signs of positive growth, the president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, is urging stakeholders to produce more for export. “I personally am very bullish...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 3:28 PM

With road fatalities nearing the 300 mark, Grennell’s Driving School will be seeking to raise road safety awareness when it stages its annual Road Safety 5K on Saturday, November 17. Road Safety Unit statistics indicate that there have been...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 2:31 PM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Four fishermen appeared in a magistrate’s court today for the murder of Jamaican national Norman Power, a food truck vendor who was stabbed to death last week. The men, 23-year-old Anthony Chase, 25-...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 1:13 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown this morning gave an unsworn statement to the court in which he denied having any part in the killing of one of three men in Clarendon between 2009 and 2012. Brown told the court that he had no...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:08 PM

Several persons were rushed to hospital a short while ago after a Toyota Coaster bus overturned along the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in east Kingston. The crash occurred in the vicinity of the Caribbean Cement Company in Rockfort. The police...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 10:47 AM

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says the expansion of the Court of Appeal building on King Street in downtown Kingston is on track for completion by the end of this month.   He made the announcement at a Justices of the Peace training seminar...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 10:24 AM

State minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says the number of uninvestigated cases of abuse against children has been significantly reduced. Green revealed that the number of child abuse cases that were not...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 10:04 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says a mechanical problem has caused the suspension of operations at the Havendale water supply facility in St Andrew.  This will result in water supply disruptions to the following communities: Kinswood,...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:12 AM

The “Service Workers and Shop and Market Sales’ industry group accounted for the highest number of persons employed – 290,700 as at July 2018. According to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) labour force survey for the...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:09 AM

Judging by the lyrics of many of our dancehall tunes, the key ingredient to being a bedroom dynamo is some high-grade ganja. Pair your herb with your favourite brew and, in the words of Rodney Pryce, you'll have "the tonic to leave the girls dem...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:09 AM

For many daily ganja users, eating before smoking is unheard of.Ganja not only opens your appetite, but makes food more savoury in every way. Subtle flavours surprise you with each bite, and a gastronomic appreciation is developed for food's texture...

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