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Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:51 PM

Attorney-at-law Kathryn Phipps has been appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba. She will succeed Ambassador A’Dale Robinson who will reassume duties at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith said Phipps...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 11:15 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the Ferris Cross to Mackfield main road in Westmoreland is being rehabilitated under a US$24.9 million dollar (J$3.04 billion) contract. The project is being executed through the Major Infrastructure...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 10:42 AM

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has suspended a Trelawny police corporal following his behaviour during an operation in Clarke's Town in the parish last week. In a release, the Constabulary Communications Network (CCU)...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:51 AM

There are many things that can hold a person back from moving forward to advance at God’s pace. True prosperity is not only about material wealth, but it’s about being at the place that God intended for you and in the time He...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is taking aim at unqualified persons working in infirmaries across the island who were employed because of political connections.McKenzie made the announcement during a visit to the St James...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds turned out for the weekly fasting service at the old train station in the Spanish Town bus park last Wednesday to hear a prophetic declaration on crime, despite the strong presence of the security forces operating under the state of public...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAsanya Dinnall

While Growing up, we were taught to analyse everything in life in order to make an improvement; "analyse the game", "analyse your work", "analyse the problem", "Analyse!", "Analyse!", "Analyse!"Data analysis is critical in everyday life to help you...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSandrea Dennis Plummer

The continued thrust towards greater awareness about the power of productivity can benefit from increased and sustained public-private partnership.Recently, the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC) impacted residents and staff of the Maxfield Park...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On her Eisenhower Fellowship, Imani Duncan-Price will be travelling to 10 cities in the United States to learn different approaches to developing thriving industries/clusters in music, sports, and entertainment tourism in Jamaica. As she visits...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

State Minister for Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green is imploring more Jamaicans, including those in the diaspora, to become involved by offering more scholarships to needy Jamaican students."Sometimes we may see it just as a way to help...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed solidarity in condemning the killing of three journalists in Ecuador.Speaking at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday, Holness joined leaders in the hemisphere in expressing outrage at the killing. On...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme, geared at improving public safety and security, is receiving strong support from members of the private sector who believe that the initiative will make an impact on crime in the...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Parents, teachers, principals, and other educators will have an opportunity to enhance their skills for dealing with boys at two workshops being hosted by the J. Wray...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:40 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed solidarity in condemning the killing of three journalists in Ecuador.Speaking at the Summit of the Americas yesterday, Holness joined leaders in the hemisphere in expressing outrage at the killing. On...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 11:03 AM

Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley is projecting that the value of the local business process outsourcing sector (BPO) could reach US$750 million by 2020. The Jamaican BPO sector is currently valued at more than US$400 million.“Over the years,...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 10:45 AM

Jamaica and the Republic of Chile are close to signing an air services agreement.A release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last evening said Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of the Republic of Chile Sebastian Pinera held...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:08 AMDoug Halsall

Integrating telemedicine into the healthcare system is not as hard as you would imagine, especially given that the systems and other tools are readily available to do so. But if we should begin using telemedicine as a major component of the...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A rift between some residents of Cross Keys in South Manchester and the committee overseeing the operation of its community centre has resulted in the playing field now being under-utilised and the high school's playground being overworked.The...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The chronic water problem facing residents of Marlie Hill in South Manchester should be alleviated somewhat with the opening of a water shop in the community.The facility houses eight 2,000-gallon black drums and will provide water to residents of...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

While Christian apologists are busy defending the historical, theological and evidential bases of their faith, the Church continues to crumble from within.Its moral failures have impeded its ability to ably address social problems without sounding...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Sanitation workers (garbage collectors) employed to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are becoming increasingly frustrated at what they say are their low wages and poor working conditions.The workers, who spend their days moving...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Melvin Williams remembers vividly how distressed a former co-worker was when she approached him, in 1985, to donate blood on behalf of her sister, who was in hospital preparing for surgery.As he became aware of her many unsuccessful attempts to find...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A leading child-advocacy group is reporting that the majority of the more than 17,000 children who went missing in the last nine years actually ran away from home because they wanted the freedom to have sex.Betty Ann Blaine, convener of the group...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some of the Jamaica's children who go missing each year have been having challenges returning to school as they are being refused entrance by administrators who say they have been away from classes for too long.This is one of the issues facing...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

There should be something for everyone at Expo Jamaica 2018 which gets under way this Thursday, as the organisers say patrons can expect a raft of activities at the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre, which will host the largest show...

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