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Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 1:31 PM

The Ministry of Health says it's monitoring the island for imported cases of measles and is appealing to parents to ensure that their children are fully vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. Health Minister Dr Christopher...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:49 PM

The final design of the winning concept for the new parliamentary building to be situated at Heroes Circle in central Kingston is to be completed by next April, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said.  After a 10-month...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:25 PM

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the University Chapel at the University of the West Indies, Mona for the funeral of broadcaster Dorraine Samuels. Samuels, who began her media career in January 1981, died on March 26, ending her battle with...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 11:05 AM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Brock University in Canada have commenced discussions for the establishment of an Institute for Canada-Caribbean Studies.  Emphasising the significance, UWI Vice-Chancellor ...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 10:35 AM

From a 1980 beauty queen finalist to the queen of Jamaican broadcasting, Dorraine Yvette Samuels-Binger has had a royal career in media. The doyenne of broadcasting, she died from pancreatic cancer on March 26, bringing the curtains down on 38...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 10:33 AM

Attorney-at-law Judith Grant has been appointed chief parliamentary counsel in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC), at the Ministry of Justice. An attorney-at-law for over 22 years, Grant assumed official duties on March 1.  She...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Reparations protagonist Professor Verene Shepherd, who chairs the National Commission on Reparation, says that the recently announced £200-million Windrush compensation plan is inadequate. According to the professor, compensation that will be paid...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMLeVaughn Flynn/Contributor

There’s a women empowerment movement sweeping the globe and its visible in every industry. Women are confidently taking on jobs usually reserved for men and are transcending societal limits, while redefining their roles and influence. The voices...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Guild of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus in Ocho Rios and Brown’s Town, St Ann, have, taken up the responsibility of ensuring that outstanding Open Campus students are recognised, with the inaugural Guild Awards Ceremony on...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The Office of the Political Ombudsman officially launched its website on April 11, which offers various features to encourage greater public engagement with the office. The website, created by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), adds to the...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The nearly 1,000 unattached young Jamaicans who graduated from the first edition of the yearlong Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) have walked through the door of opportunity after gaining a raft of new skills that could make them job-ready...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM

As the West Indies cricket team embarks on the journey with a new president, I say congratulations and all the best to Mr Ricky Skerritt. I also thank Mr Dave Cameron for his service to West Indies cricket over the years. I encourage Mr Skerritt...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation’s (StJMC) decision to publish the names of persons owing some J$70 million in back rent for occupancy of the controversial Bogue Industrial Estate lands in Montego Bay is bearing fruit as...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:05 AM

“What Are you wearing tonight? I’m wearing that outfit I bought last week.” Glancing at this message on your smartphone seems simple, but engaging in this form of distracted driving can cause a life-threatening accident. Now more than ever, we are...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 6:15 PM

Jamaica's business leaders are urging for bipartisan consensus in developing a modern national identification law and accompanying system in light of Friday's court ruling that the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) is unconstitutional...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 5:35 PM

Trelawny is poised to become the next big resort destination, with the parish attracting billions of dollars in investment in hotel developments over the last several years. The parish currently has over 2,000 hotel rooms, with more slated to...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 4:55 PM

The National Land Agency (NLA) is to introduce in Jamaica Systematic Land Registration (SLR), which is utilised by many countries around the world to increase land tenure regularisation. Senior director of the National Land Agency’s (NLA)...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 2:44 PM

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has announced the selection of university lecturer Dr Andre' Haughton to represent the party in the Senate. Haughton is replacing Noel Sloley who has resigned. An...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 1:34 PM

Energy Minister Fayval Williams says Wigton Windfarm Limited has saved the Government over US$54 million on oil imports. According to the energy minister, the production of clean energy from the facility has enabled the country to avoid the...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 1:03 PM

The government is to sign tomorrow two financing agreements with the European Union (EU) totalling nearly $3 billion, specifically to fund the Public Financial Management Reform Programme and improve forestry management in Jamaica. The EU...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 11:33 AM

As efforts continue to make government more efficient, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says more underutilised state-owned assets will be divested. Holness said the objective is to create greater space for spending on hospitals,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 10:33 AM

Three illegal firearms and 17 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized in three separate incidents between Friday and yesterday, resulting in the arrest of two men. In the first incident, Waterford Police carried out an operation in Happy...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 10:17 AM

A district constable was found with gun shot wounds to the head this morning on Windward Road, east Kingston. He has been identified as District Constable Michael Alladice, who was attached to the Kingston Central Police Division at the time of his...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:43 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

While the overwhelming number of Jamaicans receive their immunisation shots early, a fringe anti-vaccination movement, including some Rastafarians, insist that they will not submit to state policy. According to the Immunisation Regulations of 1986...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:42 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There is heightened alert at the island’s airports and seaports owing to an outbreak of measles in the United States, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said. Emphasising that the ministry was taking precautionary measures...

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