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Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:36 AM

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group has copped top honours in seven categories in the 2017 Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) awards. The awards were presented during a ceremony on Tuesday evening at the Courtleigh Auditorium, in New Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The mounting concerns of the negative effects of crime and poverty on the society has convinced Reverend Peter Garth that the church's annual back-to-school fair must keep going.The pastor of the Hope Gospel Assembly in Liguanea, St Andrew, told The...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said craft traders and artisans operating at the four craft markets in Montego Bay, St James will be able to make more money from cruise passengers when the expansion of the Montego Bay Cruise shipping...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna kaye Monteith/ Gleaner Writer

Known to many as a passionate, ambitious, and goal-oriented man, Omar Ryan of White Horses in St Thomas is determined that he will achieve all his goals, by whatever legal and morally acceptable means possible.Having started the ILife Vegan Foods,...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 128 students from Hanover can now head into the new school year with some degree of financial security, thanks to the $18 million in scholarship funds that they recently received, courtesy of the Tryall Fund, which is committed...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester Anyone travelling through the busy town of Mandeville, heading off Manchester Road into the direction of Mandeville Plaza, will be graced with a very distinct sound that is quite possibly unique to this town.It is not a special...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Prime minister Andrew Holness has strongly defended the Government's stewardship of the economy, declaring that all the fundamentals are correct, with everything pointing in the right direction.Holness, who was speaking at a Jamaica Labour Party (...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ground was broken on August 9 signalling the availability of 31 lots at Fairy Hill Commons, Portland, which are now on sale to prospective landowners.The picturesque property, which is nestled in the hills of Fairy Hill, has already attracted buyers...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! The world is searching for haunted people! Haunted enough to challenge laziness, corruption, dishonesty and unkindness wherever these exist!These four 'criminals' have besieged the world for millennia. They are rampant in every...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be staging a series of sensitisation sessions for parents, which are aimed at increasing their involvement in their children's learning and broader educational policy initiatives.Four sessions...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 4:04 PMJodi Ann Gilpin

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) today passed a resolution calling for the Government to expedite the tabling and passage of public cleansing regulations which will, among other things, increase fines and penalties for...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 3:16 PM

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reporting that noxious fumes are impacting operations at its stamp duty & transfer tax office in downtown, Kingston. TAJ, in a tweet, stated that it has closed the office to address the problem. It says the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 2:04 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says Jamaica expresses its deep concern at reports of a suspected terrorist attack on innocent pedestrians in the vicinity of Westminster in London as well as...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 1:54 PM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons Jean Lowrie Chin says her organisation believes that the Government should continue to allow its pensioners to receive payments via cheque.

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 1:35 PM

MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of the Sangster International Airport in St James, is reporting that the ramp and taxiway resurfacing works are on schedule and 80% complete.    MBJ is investing some US$26 million to resurface the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 9:39 AM

The National Identification Systems (NIDS) Project has committed significant investments to the system upgrade and strengthening of the Registrar General’s Department’s (RGD) national civil registry, in preparation for its roll-out. The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Over 30 of Jamaica's brilliant youngsters recently received an educational jump start into high school and one individual into university, courtesy of JPS...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I live in Jamaica and my daughter is a United States citizen by naturalisation through her father. She is now 19 years old. When she gets to 21, she will still be a student. Will she be able to file a petition on my behalf...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I have applied for a Canadian visitor's visa several times and I can't seem to be able to get one. I just want to visit my grandmother who is very ill and I'm worried that she will pass away before I get a chance to see her. I have a...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I was told that the home secretary may exercise discretion to naturalise adults or register minors, is this true? I would be grateful for any information.- JMDear JMApplications at the home secretary's discretion to naturalise adults...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Following its transition to the ISO: 9001 2015 standard earlier this year, JN Bank has been recertified for another three years by the United Kingdom-based Lloyd's Register, which has again praised the bank's commitment to delivering high-quality...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for local producers, particularly those who supply peppers, to engage more with the overseas market in order for there to be greater collaboration and growth in the economy.Michael Burgess, chief executive officer of Nerpy's Inc...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has called on craft traders and producers in the resort city of Montego Bay, St James, to put themselves in order and prepare for increased sales opportunity.Noting that the expansion of cruise shipping for...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is being urged to effectively use its state budget to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national and local budgeting and budget reporting to ensure that all government expenditure is understood and accounted for as...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A three-day sensitisation seminar on the CARICOM Results Based Management (RBM) System will be held in Jamaica starting today and ending on Thursday.The seminar opens at 9 a.m. at the Office of the Prime Minister, where a discussion will be held...

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