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Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 1:40 PM

Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson, says significant emphasis must be placed on earthquake preparedness in order to protect the economic gains in the country. Speaking at the...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 9:55 AM

The police are reporting the seizure of a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with a magazine containing ten 9mm cartridges on Myers Street, Kingston 12. They say a team from the Admiral Town Police was conducting operations in the area about 2:30 p.m on...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 9:50 AM

Ten Jamaican students will be embarking on a two-week internship at technology company Huawei in China, through the Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future 2019’ internship programme. The programme seeks to develop local ICT talent, enhance...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Nestled in the cool hills of Trelawny, Westwood High School is known for producing young ladies with sterling academic performances. Bryanna Hylton is no exception as she successfully copped six ones and a two in the recently concluded Caribbean...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) is reporting that it has escalated its street-light repair programme to address the remaining defective lamps across the island. In a release yesterday, the light and power company noted that 14,290...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/ - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A total of 76 students at varying levels of education were awarded with scholarships during East Central St James Member of Parliament (MP) Edmund Bartlett’s scholarship awards ceremony last Thursday at the Iberostar resort, Montego...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Multinational technology company Huawei has reaffirmed its commitment to local youth development and educational advancement by launching its third annual Seeds for the Future 2019 programme. Since 2017, Huawei Jamaica has worked on this project in...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Interestingly, much talk and great focus are now surrounding the poorer nations globally. Foreign aid is being cut off from certain nations deemed as poor/Third World/developing nations. God made the rich and the poor – both sets of people not only...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Dr Osmond Tomlinson Trust Fund Scholarship for 2019 has gone to Sheri-Ann Ashman, a student of St Hilda’s Diocesan High School, the second consecutive year that a student from the Brown’s Town-based institution was copping the award. It is the...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

After a year in the post, principal of Marcus Garvey Technical High School (MGTHS) in St Ann’s Bay, Anniona Jones, has declared a new day at the institution and has set about making the school more reflective of the national hero in whose honour it...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education (MOE), has promised that the ministry will address concerns about alleged indoctrination, which have arisen following the push to introduce the Seventh-day Adventist...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Red Stripe, part of the HEINEKEN Company, announced the appointment of Luis Prata as its new managing director, effective August 19. Prata comes to Red Stripe from his current role as director on trade and wholesale of HEINEKEN Portugal. For the...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 5:46 PM

The Portmore police say a firearm and several rounds of ammunition were found on Ocean Terrace in Hellshire, St Catherine today. Reports are that about 1:10 a.m., a team was on special operations in the area when a premises was...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 5:30 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it is to escalate repair of the approximately 10 per cent of the island's streetlights that are defective. This follows the repair of 14,290 lamps between January and June of this...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:08 PM

Technology firm Zyleck Jamaica Ltd has partnered with Northern Caribbean University (NCU) to conduct a yearlong study on the public transportation needs in Jamaica. The study will use data from Zypps, a transport network company (TNC...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 11:54 AMCarl Gilchrist - Gleaner Writer

Over 7,000 pounds of compressed ganja was seized by the St Mary police in Boscobel Friday night. The lawmen say they recovered 289 plastic bags loaded with packages of compressed ganja which they say appeared ready for export. The police have...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 11:35 AM

A total of eight illegal firearms and 89 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized in separate incidents across the island last week, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Eleven persons in total were arrested in connection with...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:33 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

As the September 7 presidential race draws near, today’s selection of the regional chairmen and the regional executive of the People’s National Party (PNP) will be a crucial moment. Both Peter Bunting’s Rise United and Peter Phillips’ One PNP camps...

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

The government’s failure to produce the long- promised special education policy is a major concern for special-needs educator, Dr Polly Bowes-Howell, who hopes it will be approved in time for the start of the new school year. The special education...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Parents of special-needs students who recently graduated from one early childhood institution in Kingston are pleading with the school’s administrator to keep their children, because of challenges they are experiencing in finding suitable placement...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:27 AMC. Adrienne Rhodes - Contributor

In a nation still reeling from the devastation triggered by mass shootings and the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in a single week, there is a bright spot in the city of America’s birthplace. On the recent International...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Jamaica’s economy is taking off. Unemployment and inflation are low, consumer confidence is high, and the stock market is booming. International accolades are pouring in on how well we have reversed our fortunes as one of the most indebted...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Good day, readers. This week we look at a question from a reader and the subsequent response. Good day Mr Francis, I am interested in purchasing a lot from a friend. However, the front part of the lot is small whereas the back part goes across...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Jamaica is on the cusp of a digital data revolution in healthcare. I was recently at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) where my company is implementing the Health Information Management System (HIMS). I was heartened by the...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMDr Glenville Ashby - Contributor

Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte, or Our Lady of Holy Death, is a religious movement that mainstream Christianity has condemned. So far, this warning has been ignored. With origins in Mexico, Santa Muerte has spread to the United States, and is...

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