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Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:37 PM

Workers of the National Water Commission (NWC) this morning mounted a demonstration over wage negotiations with the government. In St Andrew, employees used debris to block the entrance to the NWC’s offices on Marescaux Road. There were...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:21 PM

There could be disruptions in public transportation in sections of the island on Monday as some upset taxi operators could withdraw their services. The disgruntled operators are reportedly dissatisfied that they have not been given a fare increase...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 11:45 AM

Effective Sunday, September 1, traffic changes and restrictions will be implemented at Central Avenue off Constant Spring Road and on Marcus Garvey Drive, in the vicinity of Chesterfield Drive. The changes are part of the National Works Agency...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 11:23 AM

In an effort to reduce new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to zero, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be launching its Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) pilot programme before the end of the year. This announcement was made by...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 11:20 AM

The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) has announced their 2019 International Humanitarian Award New York recipients. They are Usain Bolt, 8 Times Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder and Glenford Christian, Founder & Chairman of Cari...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 11:15 AM

Commanding Officer of the St James Police, Superintendent Vernon Ellis, says 30 resource officers have been selected for high schools in the parish as the police anticipate a smooth start to the new academic year on September 2. Speaking...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 10:22 AM

The National Integrity Action (NIA) has described as regrettable the retirement of acting Director of Corruption Prosecutions at the Integrity Commission Dirk Harrison. It emerged yesterday that Harrison will step down and go on retirement...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 9:39 AM

For the first time, Jamaica will have the capacity to analyse the sugar, salt and fat content of food products. This follows the upgrading of laboratories of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the Scientific Research Council (SRC) to conduct...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 9:29 AM

The Jamaica Association for the Deaf is encouraging corporate Jamaica to have workers trained in sign language in light of members of the deaf community experiencing difficulties when conducting transactions. “If your organisation is...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 9:08 AM

$20 million is currently being spent to renovate five wards at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine. The money for the project is being provided by the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA). Ward 3 was reopened last month following...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

St Thomas has made its stamp on the selection of this year’s Chevening Scholarship, as three parish members are among the cohort of intellectuals who will be studying in the United Kingdom come September. They are 24-year-old Georgette Graham, 29-...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:25 AM

With the new school year set to start in just a matter of days, Rose Miller, grants manager at the JN Foundation, is advising parents who are behind with their back-to-school shopping to “try not to stress”. “It is easy to stress when you are...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

AT A time when there is increasing talk about the move from animal- to plant-based diets, the shift, it turns out, might be worth more than a trim figure and better numbers when it comes to non-communicable diseases. Another of the gains is likely...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:20 AM

IT IS up to small island developing states, including Jamaica, to chart their own course towards climate readiness, based on the findings of the special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, which, in part, is the product of the labour...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Almost three weeks after Prime Minister Andrew Holness assured the country that the requisite environmental impact assessment (EIA) had been done for the Cockpit Country, the National Planning and Environment Agency (NEPA) has determined that the...

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Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 4:37 PM

Gas prices are to go up by $1.63 tomorrow Thursday, August 29. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $128.20 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $131.03. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $1.46 per...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 4:26 PM

Traffic restrictions are now in effect at Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew. The National Works Agency (NWA) says the restrictions are in relation to the use of the roads at ground level. The NWA says though the area has...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 3:56 PM

The General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, says the departure of the acting Director of Corruption Prosecution Dirk Harrison from the Integrity Commission is of grave concern. Robinson, in a statement this...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 3:35 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that it has ramped up a number of activities in the Corporate Area and St Catherine in preparation for the start of the new school year, which begins on Monday, September 2. With a number of road...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 3:01 PM

Mainly dressed in black with mouths covered, some 80 students and staff of the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts engaged in a street protest this afternoon.

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