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Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Information and communications technology (ICT) experts are advocating for a levy on the different tiers of commercial Internet users to swing the pendulum against net neutrality. Net neutrality posits that Internet service providers (ISP) should...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 3:08 PM

Amid allegations of fraud in the award of millions of dollars in sponsorships by Petrojam, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy Carol Palmer today revealed that the state-owned oil refinery has repeatedly ignored her request for information about the donations.
 

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 1:39 PM

The Board of Calabar High School says teachers did not participate in the chanting of derogatory slurs directed at rivals Kingston College during a session of the school’s assembly on Monday. The session was captured on video, which has gone...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 1:18 PM

The Education Ministry is reporting that the administration at Calabar High School has agreed to issue a public apology to students and staff of Kingston College arising from a viral video showing its students chanting derogatory slurs...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:12 PM

A police constable has been charged in relation to the death of a man whose burnt remains were found on Rousseau Road, Kingston 5 last July. A woman who was implicated in the incident was also charged. Charged are 30-year-old Junior Hayles, a...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 11:06 AM

Today is being commemorated as World Autism Awareness Day and with that, the Jamaica Autism Support Association is calling for parents to look out for signs of autism in their children and to seek early intervention.

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 10:12 AM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says members of the Election Centre will monitor the activities of the Portland Eastern by-election from the parish capital on Election Day. The centre will be located at the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 10:02 AM

The security forces on Friday recovered one illegal firearm with 15 live rounds during a search of a property in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew. The incident occurred during a mobile patrol of the area at 11:09 pm. The mobile patrol team stopped at a...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 9:48 AM

The police are reporting the seizure of $20 million worth of cocaine at a port in Kingston. They say the seizure was made during a joint operation conducted by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Narcotics Division, Jamaica Defence Force...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Dear Miss Powell, Can a visitor to Canada apply to stay as a student without returning to Jamaica to put in an application for study or work permit? Your guidance would be appreciated. JJ Good day JJ, A lawful visitor to Canada may apply for a...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I am a British citizen, but I would like to hold citizenship from another country. I am wondering if I would need to give up my British citizenship. Please advise me. MO Dear MO, Dual citizenship, which is also known as dual...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Although confirming reports of gunfire in the St Andrew South police division on Sunday, acting commanding officer, Superintendent Aaron Fletcher, told The Gleaner yesterday that he is not “in a position to attribute it to the killing of ‘Oney...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With approximately 700 children born with autism in Jamaica each year, Kathy Chang, co-founder of the non-profit Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA), wants more to be done to help overcome the stigma associated with the disorder. “We are much...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:17 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Community College (MBCC) in St James will be offering the Chinese language Mandarin, as a course when the next academic year begins. MBCC’s principal, Dr Marie Nelson, confirmed the September start following yesterday’s...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

No country can achieve economic growth without taxes, and so young entrepreneur Kmar Henry has carved out a business for himself, where he assists small business owners and self-employed individuals to file their annual returns. Henry started his...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, This email serves to seek information pertaining to getting a divorce. I am in Jamaica and I have reasons to believe that my husband, who resides in the United States of America (USA) is married to someone else. He has...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Jamaica’s cosmetics industry is emerging as one of the island’s notable sectors, as the demand for natural alternatives to well-known skin and haircare products grows both locally and internationally. For HoneyVera Limited CEO Christal-Ann Thompson...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The United States-based publication Atlantic Magazine asserts that millennials are the “best-educated generation in American history,” with more than a third holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Nevertheless, they may become the first generation...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

More than a third of food eaten globally depends on natural pollinators – especially bees – for a successful harvest. And with honeybees dying at an alarmingly high rate in the United States since 2006, the more than a decade-long die-off could put...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 7:42 PM

The People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have called off their planned mass meetings for this Tuesday. The announcement made a short while ago in a joint statement signed by Julian Robinson, the general...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 4:16 PM

The latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) by the United States (US) Department of State has highlighted that there was a significant drop in the seizure of cocaine by the Jamaican authorities last year. The report indicated...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 4:02 PM

The United States (US) Department of State has highlighted the struggle of combating drug trafficking in Jamaica because of what it says is entrenched corruption and poor prosecution of these cases. In its latest International Narcotics Control...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 3:38 PM

The Jamaican and United States (US) governments are expected to this year sign off on a new bilateral customs mutual-assistance agreement. The agreement will provide a legal framework for the exchange of trade information between US and...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 3:31 PM

Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean source country of marijuana and a significant transit point for cocaine trafficked from South America to North America and other international markets. Further, traffickers export Jamaica-grown marijuana to...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 1:13 PM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says all is in place for the by-election in the Portland Eastern constituency scheduled on Thursday. The EOJ says it has ensured the timely preparation and distribution of all materials necessary for conducting...

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