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Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

How do you use your day? This is one of the most important questions anyone can ask. The next is: what is there that you can change to get more out of your day? These questions may seem daunting to consider at first, and it might even be tempting to...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Against the backdrop of concerns about increasing harassment in the tourism sector, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is now making a call for stakeholders to be more attentive in dealing with cultural differences among visitors.According to...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

At 105 years old, Solomon Emanuel Higgins has spent his entire life in Epworth district in southeast St Ann, often making his December 24 birthday and Christmas, the following day, a two-day celebration.However, for the senior citizen, the one thing...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Cabinet on Friday completed its three-day retreat where issues related to the preparations for the 2018-19 Budget, national security and public-sector wage negotiations were discussed.In a statement yesterday, the Office of the Prime Minister (...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than 248,000 Jamaicans accessed benefits using their National Health Fund (NHF) cards at participating pharmacies across the island in 2017.Chief Executive Officer at the NHF, Everton Anderson, said that approximately 4.11 million claims were...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says obesity among adults in Jamaica is increasing by one per cent every year, contributing to illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.He said if left unchecked, obesity and its consequences can retard...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the Government of Jamaica will ensure the continued growth of Petrojam as part of its commitment to the country's energy security."We are committed to the refinery upgrade, we will...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With data from the Ministry of Health showing that in 2014 alone non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - specifically diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic respiratory disease - accounting for 12,773 or 68 per cent of all deaths in Jamaica...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 2017 Lasco Principal of the Year, Howard Salmon, has welcomed the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's decision to remove the shift system for students from more schools.Education Minister Ruel Reid, announced at the start of the 2017-...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 6:09 PM

The country's murder rate continues to spiral as police figures show 61 murders have been committed since the start of the year. The police statistics show that up to January 13, there were 61 murders, 34 shootings and 34 robberies. This is...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 6:01 PM

A mother and her one-year-old twin babies are now homeless after their seven-apartment dwelling was destroyed by fire this afternoon in Maggotty, St Elizabeth. Reports are that fire was seen coming from the front room of the house about 1 o'...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 5:02 PMGareth Davis Snr

Marooned residents of Darley and Maidstone in west Portland could have road access by tomorrow, Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz says. For seven days residents of several rural Portland communities have been unable to enter or leave due to the...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 4:24 PMRichard Morais

Trelawny recorded its first killing for the year when 24-year-old Jonathan Crosdale, otherwise called ‘Big Nish’, of Bounty Hall, was gunned down at his home this morning. Reports from the Wakefield Police are that about 4:10 a.m.,...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 3:30 PM

Hundreds of people have turned out at the National Indoor Sports Centre for the funeral of journalist Ian Boyne.  Boyne, 60, died in December after suffering a series of heart attacks. He is to be interred at the Dovecot Memorial Gardens in St...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 11:19 AM

Hundreds of family, friends,  government, business and civic leaders have turned out to the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston to celebrate the life of veteran journalist Ian Anthony Boyne. Mourners began arriving before 8:30 a.m. to...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 9:59 AM

For many years, journalist Ian Boyne delivered his commentary through the pages of The Gleaner's 'In Focus' section. He would receive condemnation and commendation week after week and became a must-read for so many Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and four former prime ministers - Edward Seaga, P.J. Patterson, Portia Simpson Miller and Bruce Golding - are slated to participate in the service of thanksgiving for the veteran journalist Ian Boyne at the National...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:47 AMErica Virtue

Hundreds of residents in communities in South Manchester are now seeing a ray of hope after the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) started rehabilitation work in the area. The residents had complained of frequent lengthy breaks in electricity...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:32 AMDorie Blackwood

The discussion on capital punishment continues despite Jamaica’s cessation of hanging in 1988. What does the Bible say? In Genesis 9:6 God’s warning to Adam was stern: “whoever sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMDoug Halsall

The transformative role of technology is boundless as long as we are willing to open our minds to the possibilities. Health technology can be applied to almost every aspect of healthcare to improve efficiency and access. Radiology, though not...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Since 2003, Sandra Ramsey has managed Food For The Poor's (FFP) Prison Ministry Department, which has arranged for more than 8,000 prisoners being released and only 200 of these inmates have gone back to prison.Ramsey's work has managed to change...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Sunday Gleaner's contributor Dr Glenville Ashby has been awarded the Literary Titan Book Award for his acclaimed novel Anam Cara: Your Soul Friend and Bridge to Enlightenment and Creativity.According to Thomas Anderson, editor-in-chief at the...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Pursuing your passion can mean different things to different people, but for 23-year-old Gavane Ferguson, this meant withdrawing from the Hospitality...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has dismissed claims that it has been the stumbling block in a proposed US$500-million development of the historic Port Royal into an international tourism hot spot.Obviously stung by the allegations,...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett left the island yesterday for Spain, where he is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding to concretise a multi-destination marketing arrangement between Jamaica and Mexico.The move forms part of a greater...

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