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Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:A humble, mild-mannered farmer who, for several years, has donated produce from his small farm in Brown's Town, St Ann, to the St Ann Infirmary, was among seven people receiving special awards on National Heroes Day in the...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chevening Scholar of batch 2018-2019 Kristeena Monteith failed miserably at pinpointing a specific occupation that she hopes to undertake, despite having already acing her journalism degree.But one thing's for certain, the young scholar sees clearly...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:With just a few months left to complete her master's degree and continue work in the field of molecular biology, 32-year-old Raeann Simmonds continues to stare down the very dark barrel of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CIN provides thought-provoking lecture series The Caribbean International Network (CIN) has been serving the diaspora for decades with the best of Jamaica's popular culture, bringing to the television screens in New York and the Tri-State area, local...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In observance of World Mammography Day tomorrow, Nestle Jamaica has announced that it will cover the cost of 100 cancer screenings for persons at the Jamaica Cancer Society headquarters on Lady Musgrave Road."We understand the financial climate of...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For the second year in a row, a Caribbean national is governor of Kiwanis' Eastern Canada...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The management of the Hedonism II Resort in Negril, Westmoreland, has embraced the Government's decision to revolutionise the hospitality sector in its drive to have all employees gain globally recognised industry certification. The echoes of...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, has said the Special Education Policy, aimed at providing a framework to meet the educational needs of special students, is now before Cabinet for approval.He was speaking at the 2018...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Persons who are considering entering the short-term rental market are being cautioned to explore the liabilities associated with operating such establishments in the absence of specific regulations and guidelines.The point was made recently at the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 6:18 PM

Cabinet has given approval for the signing of new air-service agreements with the governments of Slovenia, the Kingdom of Morocco, The Bahamas and South Africa.

 

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 5:37 PM

O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, the brothers who were on trial for the murder of Kahni Erskine following a brazen daylight attack by gunmen at a St James gas station in 2016, were found not guilty on Wednesday afternoon in the St James Circuit Court.
 

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 4:19 PM

The National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) today revealed that it was close to imposing a ban on parrotfish. There has been a push by local environmentalists for a ban.

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 2:03 PMChristopher Thomas

A police inspector this morning gave evidence at the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters that contradicted testimony by a civilian witness previously treated as hostile by the prosecution. The brothers are being tried...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:37 PM

The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) is calling for regulations or legislation that will place a limit on lead paint in Jamaica. Poison Information Coordinator at CarPIN Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said the organisation wants the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 PMSyranno Baines

The government is to spend more than $116,000,000 over four years to undertake a comprehensive review of the education system, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed. Reid told journalists at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 10:50 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the water quality issue which has forced the shutdown of the Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine stems from the quality of effluent that is being discharged in to the river that...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:16 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! Sadly, the modern-day home is fast becoming a danger zone. Are measures in place to deter crime and violence in this space adequate? Who demonstrates when a husband kills a wife and vice versa. Are marriage vows no longer...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party councillors at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have decried the removal by the Government of nutribun, nutribullas, and fruit juice from the primary school feeding programme and replacing them with the MannaPack Rice...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Snr/ Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: A new state-of-the-art market is now under construction in Port Maria, St Mary to replace the old one which has fallen into disrepair.Work on the market which started in July, will see a modern-day two-storey facility being built...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

At the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation last Thursday, the capital's poor drainage system and the hazard it presents was placed under the microscope.Councillor Scean Barnswell, in referring to the October 1 flood rains which...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/ Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio:Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson last Thursday announced a reshuffling of several committees at the Portland Municipal Corporation, which has been rocked by an allegation that a councillor, who was refused sexual favours, terminated...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For the past 14 years, the CIN Lecture Series has provided the premier vehicle for discourse on issues affecting Jamaica and the diaspora, and soon, Mark Shields, former deputy commissioner of police in Jamaica and former detective chief...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Andre Haughton

The Jamaican stock market has been on a four-year increasing trend where some stocks have doubled, some tripled and others increasing fourfold in value to provide excellent rates of return for investors. According to Bloomberg, over the last 5 years...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Announcing that he will be stepping down as president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (JMEA) shortly, Metry Seaga said while he is proud of the steady progress of the sector over the years, more intervention is needed at the...

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