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Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 10:38 AM

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is advocating for State resources to be channelled into interventions that discourage the use of ganja, particularly by the society’s youth. This, according to Executive Director, Michael Tucker, is...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 10:26 AM

The police are reporting that 42-year-old Nicole Vassell of Roehampton Drive, Kingston 19 and Toronto, Canada has been missing since Monday, November 27. She is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. The Constant...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 10:19 AM

The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) is reporting that its members met approximately 80% of the brown sugar needs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for the 2017/18 crop season. In a statement, the SAC said its members supplied the market...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:27 AM

Despite more than half the population having access to the Internet, Jamaica is not fully leveraging its access for economic and social development, according to Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Technology, Jamaica,...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:17 AM
Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:17 AM

The acquisition of regional financial conglomerate Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited by Canadian private equity firm Alignvest will not affect shareholders of the Jamaican...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes is reporting a 100 per cent case-disposal rate at the St Catherine Parish Court.He noted that this is a significant improvement over the 81.2 per cent disposal rate in 2017.The chief justice, who was addressing a recent...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says Spanish Town can potentially evolve into a tourism centre for Jamaica.He, however, cites the need for extensive redevelopment of the town to facilitate this transformation.The justice minister was speaking with JIS...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), under the guidance of the Government, is spearheading a number of investment and infrastructural projects in Montego Bay.The corporation is collaborating with a number of key stakeholders in executing this...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Portland:Administrators at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland are in a jubilant mood following a visit to that institution by permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, Dean-Roy...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

David Martin has his hands full these days. Between work, and mentoring and training indigent and at-risk youth, he finds time for little else.His days might be full, but it is something he said he would not trade for anything.In an interview with...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Councilon Drug Abuse (NCDA) is taking issue with a Gleaner article titled 'Weed makes food taste better', published on Monday, November 5.According to the NCDA, readers had been led to believe that ingesting edibles (food that is infused...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Member of Parliament (MP) for Westmoreland Central Dwayne Vaz has called on the Government to urgently repair the Paradise Bridge in the parish, as it is the main corridor leading to the capital, Savanna-la-Mar, and all other major towns along the...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Andre Haughton

Micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) contribute to economic growth similar to multinational corporations even though they are small in size.The key here is quality as opposed to quantity. Standard multinational corporations seek...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! Based on established facts, it is not unreasonable to conclude that all of us have been sent into this world on a mission for some good. Do you know your mission? If it does not incorporate the well-being of others, you might...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) yesterday condemned the arrest of Luis S·nchez Sancho, editorial writer of the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa, and called for his immediate release.At the same time, IAPA has reported an increase in...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will formally launch a commission to study violence in Jamaica early next year.He said the commission will be mandated to make recommendations to the Government as to what can be done to ensure that Jamaica is...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 8:16 PM

The minority members of Parliament's Internal and External Affairs Committee say they are appalled at the vote during Tuesday's sitting denying State of Emergency detainees and their families a hearing. Since last week, the Committee has...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 6:56 PM

A taxi operator today detailed how three policemen took Clarendon resident Andrew Bisson into a board house, where he was shot and killed. 

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 4:58 PMCarlene Davis

More than one thousand participants have gathered at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida for the 2018 Mastercard LAC Innovation Forum, making it the biggest staging in its six year history. Over the next three days, more than 1300...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 11:39 AM

Residents of Zion Hill in rural St Andrew now have access to a community standpipe. The National Water Commission (NWC) says the system was recently installed and will improve access to water supply for residents. In July, upset by the lack of...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 11:18 AM

Security specialist Mark Shields is calling for a war on unruly taxi operators who are making the streets of Jamaica a nightmare for decent motorists, members of the commuting public and pedestrians. Days after taxi operators staged protests in...

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...

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