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Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 9:35 AM

Member of Parliament for South West St Ann Zavia Mayne has hit out at the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) for its court challenge of the controversial National Identification and Registration Act, which will establish the National Identification System (NIDs).

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is hope for children deemed to be problem students at an early age, but who may be professionally diagnosed with various ailments that interfere with their ability to learn.A diagnostic and early-childhood intervention centre is now in...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For as long as most people can remember, we've all heard that Jamaica has the best ganja in the world. Rastafarians have long praised its spiritual aura that allows them to tap into other dimensions during meditation.Fisherfolk have made claims of...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The solutions to many of the problems we face as a country - societal, economic, health, environmental - begin with data: having access to the information necessary to make decisions based on facts. Allowing greater citizen access to a wide array of...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been fine-tuned, with operations at the entity now tantamount to what exists in a well-run financial institution.The governance structure, he pointed out, is equivalent to...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While one's past should not determine one's future, we have seen unhealed, past hurts negatively impact leadership and are even influencing laws. So it is critical for people to be healed of all the baggage before seeking to engage in leadership, no...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton launched his ministry's Compassionate Care programme at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital last Thursday, aimed at improving the quality of service and care offered in public hospitals and health centres in...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 2018 staging of the Governor-General's I Believe Initiative (IBI) National Youth Consultative Conference, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, was a resounding success.The over 1,000 youth delegates in attendance were engaged...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Workers and other people at the entrance to the Accident and Emergency Department at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are accustomed to see people being carried in and out of that space in stretchers and wheelchairs, which are very vital in the scheme...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than 100 schools and institutions across the island registered to receive trees since the launch of the Trees for Peace Project. The Trees for Peace initiative was launched on National Peace Day (March 6, 2018) by the Violence Prevention...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

Students with special needs at Mocho Primary School, as well as those from surrounding areas, can now benefit from a special education unit set up at the school.The unit, a renovation of what was originally the principal's cottage, which was done at...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one justices (JPs) of the peace, each of whom has served the parish of St Ann for decades, were honoured by the St Ann Justices of the Peace Association at its annual award ceremony at the Cardiff Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, on Saturday.The...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 5:25 PM

Opposition Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips today warned that Caribbean progress was under threat from a rise in anti-immigration policies in rich countries. Addressing the Barbados Labour...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 3:46 PM

The police are advising that the 119 emergency number is currently out of service. As an alternative, the public is being advised that they may reach the police at 927-9910 or 927-7778 or 927-7584.  A technical team is currently...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 3:17 PM

Government has cleared its $7 billion debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for streetlights. This was disclosed by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie. He made the disclosure at a disaster preparedness and mitigation...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 2:54 PM

Approximately 250 police officers and their families converged on the grounds of the National Police College of Jamaica for the JCF's Medical Services Branch (MSB) 'Force it Out Challenge' 5k Run today. The ‘Force it Out...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 2:25 PM

The organisation overseeing the development of a bamboo industry in Jamaica has launched an appeal to financial institutions for support. Chairman of the Bamboo Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), Robert Rainford, said...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 11:47 AMCarl Gilchrist/ Gleaner Writer

Twenty one Justices of the Peace (JPs), each of whom has served the parish of St Ann for decades, were honoured yesterday. The JPs were given plaques in recognition of their long service at a special ceremony held at the Cardiff...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 11:26 AM

The police have issued an alert for a 17-year-old female ward of the State who went missing yesterday. The police's Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) said Kimesha Nugent is a ward at the Granville Child Care Facility in Trelawny. She is...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 11:12 AM

Chief Probation After-Care Officer Sylvia Elveda Saddler is imploring parents not to give up on their children who display behavioural problems. “They need your unconditional love,” she said, while urging them to seek...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:21 AMCarlene Davis

When Doris Parkes and Myrtle Passley, selected Fairy Hill in Portland to retire, they had no idea the drama they would face as it relates to potable water.According to the two elderly returning residents, the public water supply is more off than it...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

They all stated that establishing their small business is their goal in life, but only two of seven had ever heard the term 'business plan', and neither of those two had any clue about how to create one.The seven were participating in the latest...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Residents of Cassia Park in east central St Andrew have asked co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan, to take a message to the Government. They are demanding details of the deals with the Chinese who are...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Much has been written about the unsurpassed accomplishments of Marcus Garvey.Historians, sociologists and cultural critics have all explored how one man was able to successfully navigate choppy waters and emerge bruised but triumphant. Little,...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Veterinary surgeon Dr Terrina Jones is urging Jamaicans not to take on the responsibility of raising dogs if the only thing they can feed them is table scraps.According to Jones, while it is customary for Jamaicans to feed their dogs leftover food,...

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