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Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 4:46 PM

Manchester High School past student Chevano Baker has been named the 2019 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar. The 23-year-old who holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the University of Birmingham is now bound for the University of Oxford where he will pursue a PhD in Financial Economics. 

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 3:44 PM

Police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown has been found guilty on three counts of murder. He was also found guilty on one count of wounding with intent and conspiracy to commit murder. 

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:47 PM

Jamaica has slipped from 70th to 75th in the latest doing business report that surveyed 190 countries. Officials this morning explained that the slippage is largely because of the progress other countries have made and maintained that Jamaica has been making strides in creating an environment conducive to local and international investments.

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:27 PM

A six-member jury is now deliberating on the fate of accused killer cop Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown. Brown is indicted on charges stemming from the Janaury 10, 2009 murder of Damoy 'Gutty' Dawkins and the December 13, 2012 killings of Dwayne 'Murderous' Douglas and Andrew 'Sugar' Fearon.

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 10:59 AM

Members of the Human Resources and Social Development Committee of Parliament want a bipartisan discussion on the issue of salaries for public servants, politicians in particular.

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 10:30 AM

MAGALIA, California (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff has said more than 450 people have now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 10:05 AM

LONDON (AP) — It has been a most eventful day in British politics as Prime Minister Theresa May tries to past yet another hurdle enroute to her country's exit from the European Union following a 2016 referendum. Britain is slated to leave...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:16 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

WITH MERE weeks to go before this year's global climate talks in Poland, small island developing states (SIDS) are advised to ready themselves to "negotiate hard" for decisions that can translate the results...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A consultation on paternity leave and other best practices towards parental leave for fathers will be the main event to celebrate International Men's Day (IMD) on November 19.An annual global event, IMD focuses on men's and boys' health, improving...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) has come in for high praises from Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles and Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson, with the former expressing a desire for their "very high standard" to...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Immunity from civil liability and the use of false names by witnesses are among a raft of measures that have been proposed by the Ministry of National Security to strengthen Jamaica's anti-gang legislation.Further, the national security ministry...

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THE LASCO Recycling Project, which was undertaken at last month's ICWI/Reach to Recovery Pink Run, has yielded significant returns, with as much as 58,700 plastic bottles - the equivalent of over 2,300 pounds - collected on race day.The initiative...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

IN THE race to stave off the ill effects of climate change and enhance their credibility in international negotiations, developing countries, including those of the Caribbean, need to look internally at their own operations, as part of efforts to...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Soroptimist International Club of Jamaica (Kingston) has named Professor Rosalea Hamilton, chief executive officer of the LASCO Chin Foundation and international trade expert, as the 2018 recipient of its Stella Gregory Award.The award will be...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New Fortress Energy (NFE), a global energy infrastructure company, has announced that 14 students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, have been awarded with scholarships to the tune of over J$16 million.Among the recipients are recent...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is unwavering optimism among business leaders for further reduction in Jamaica's unemployment rate,which has dropped to an all-time low of 8.4 per cent.The out-turn, captured in the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) July 2018 Labour...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has called for the increased integration of Airbnb operations into community tourism offerings.He noted that the Airbnb concept is being embraced in places like Trench Town in St...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 4:24 PM

International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy secretary, Calvin McDonald, has been appointed the chief fiscal advisor to Jamaica's finance minister. The appointment of McDonald, who is a Jamaican and deputy secretary with the IMF since 2012, was...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 3:52 PM

The police say a Glock pistol with a magazine containing nineteen 9mm cartridges was recovered during a joint operation with the military along Park Lane, Constant Spring, in St Andrew this morning. There was no arrest in connection with the...

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