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Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

If a group of fourth-formers at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston were to apply for jobs today, they would be that bit more confident that they would blow their interviewers away. That’s because of an innovative job-preparation and orientation...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Business and civic interests in Falmouth are fearing a traffic nightmare with the imminent closure of a major thoroughfare that was expected to offset gridlock after access to the Rock Bridge was blocked because of safety concerns...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The highly anticipated committal hearing for Dana Minto, the St James nurse who is facing a charge of causing death by dangerous driving in relation to the deaths of two persons, was rescheduled yesterday when she appeared before...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Your online identity can influence different aspects of your life, according to human resource recruitment specialist at the Jamaica National Group, Jason Wilson. Speaking with Technology in Focus, Wilson said it was a good idea to leave a positive...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica has acted swiftly in dealing with impropriety arising from the Windrush scandal and mass deportation of Jamaicans from the United Kingdom, says State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. His assurance arose out of a meeting last...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Customers doing business with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Lucea, Hanover, are now enjoying easier access as its branch office is now strategically located in the heart of Bustamante Square, across from the Hanover...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 6:31 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former member of the Uchence gang today testified that he used to sell stolen cell phones, televisions, laptops and other items to a popular Kingston pawn shop in 2016. Testifying in the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 3:27 PM

Incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel has returned to prison following a visit to the hospital today to receive treatment for a health condition. This after news broke earlier today that the ‘World Boss’ had been...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 3:13 PM

Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is reiterating calls for the reinstatement of the State of Emergency (SOE) in St James, with the slaying of a six-year-old student yesterday. Describing the killing of young Jordanion Hodges as '...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 2:16 PM

Education Minister Ruel Reid has denounced the killing of a six-year-old student of the Somerton All-age and Infant School in St James where a trauma team has been dispatched. Police reports indicate that Jordanion Hodges was a...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 1:31 PMLivern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The cost for work permits is to go up by 15 per cent. Further, Labour Minister Shahine Robinson says work permit fees will be standardised across all sectors. "That is the differential fees currently charged by sectors will be eliminated,...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:33 PMJason Cross

Prison officials have confirmed that dancehall star Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, is currently at a medical facility receiving treatment. They are, however, tight-lipped and reluctant to divulge details about the...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:05 PMLivern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is hoping to occupy its new headquarters in downtown Kingston by June this year. However, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the costs of the relocation could "not be fully...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 11:39 AM

Jamaica's business leaders are urging restraint among candidates and supporters of the island's two main political parties amid a rise in what they describe as political diatribe in the lead up to the by-election in East Portland. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 10:05 AM

A 55-year-old Belgian man on cocaine charges is to appear in the St James Parish Court on Friday.  Jan Gerebern Kempen, a farmer of Belgium is charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine and Attempting to Export...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Manchester Custos Sally Porteous has retired after serving seven years in that office. Porteous’ resignation took effect on February 1, 2019. However, she has agreed to stay on until a replacement is sworn into office. At the annual meeting and...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz last week urged young people to create their own jobs. “We are talented enough, we are creative enough. The time has come for us to look at staying and...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:18 AM

A Jamaica-born resident of Texas is feared dead, and her husband, an Air Force major, has been arrested and charged in connection with her disappearance. Twenty-nine-year-old Andreen McDonald, a past student of Titchfield High School in Portland,...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with Peace and Love in Society (PALS) and its other partners will roll out a month of activities in celebration of Peace Month, which is being observed under the theme ‘Be the Peace’....

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Labour Minister Shahine Robinson has delivered a staunch defence of contract work in Jamaica, even while trade unions such as the one aligned to the ruling party have characterised it as exploitation. The Bustamante Industrial Trade...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Transport Minister Robert Montague has indicated that two major commercial airlines have expressed an interest in operating domestic flights in and out of the Negril Aerodrome in Westmoreland. “We are moving to do some work on the...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson Harris/Staff Reporter

Starting his own business has been a magical experience for Jamaica’s master illusionist, Andrew Bruce, who currently offers clean entertainment through his company Trickstars Production. The fledgling business venture was conceptualised several...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, What is the eligibility criteria to obtain a Standard Visitor visa to the United Kingdom? I look forward to your response. JL Dear JL, To be eligible to obtain Standard Visitor visa persons must always show that they will leave the...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Dear Mrs Huntington, I went to live in America as a green card holder when I was 10 years old. I spent one year there before my mom sent me back t0 my grandmother in Jamaica because I told her that my stepfather tried to molest me. When my...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Dear Miss Powell, I have been working as a caregiver in Canada for the past two years and I would like to get my papers to stay here for good. I also want my children to come up as I haven’t seen them since I came here. I was told that there are...

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