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Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP): The Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International are calling for the Egyptian government to release a journalist who they say has been detained by security officials, and investigate allegations that she has been beaten...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:06 AM

The murder of a second journalist in Haiti this year, Néhémie Joseph, underscores the violence and risks faced by reporters in that Caribbean country, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) stated Wednesday in its condemnation of the attack....

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:06 AM

In the United States, the anti-press attitude of the government increases the challenges of journalists and the media to gather and report the news, according to the report on press freedom presented during the 75th General Assembly of the Inter...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican schools and universities should overhaul their curricula and teaching methods to build local talent and competence in the emerging fields of software development and robotics, says an expert in automated and artificial intelligence....

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:05 AM

The following is data collected by Reporters Without Borders on worldwide violations of press freedom that have taken place so far this year. WERE KILLED IN 2019 30 journalists killed 6 citizens journalists killed 2 media assistants killed...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 4:30 PM

The Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been reopened. The National Works Agency (NWA) says the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning has been removed. The vehicle was blocking the Flat Bridge,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 4:20 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips are now locked in the long-awaited national summit on crime at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. Holness and Phillips are accompanied by Government ministers...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 2:18 PM

The St Thomas police are working to exhume the body of a man that was found buried in a shallow grave near the Yallahs Pond. The discovery was made yesterday afternoon and an alarm raised. The police were subsequently notified about the grave. The...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 1:35 PM

Some 14 drivers with outstanding traffic tickets have been arrested by the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch and were fined a combined total of over one million dollars by the court. The motorists were nabbed by the...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:17 PM

One of two men who robbed employees of a business establishment along Market Street in St James at gun point last month has been arrested and charged. The police are reporting that 21-year-old Ashton Danville of Norwood, St James has been charged...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 11:53 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging employers in the sector to participate fully in the Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme, which is scheduled to become operational early next year. The contributory scheme will embrace some 350,000...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:45 AM

The Peoples National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed in principle to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission ahead of the nation’s next General...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:32 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been closed so as to remove the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning. NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:23 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome US...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:22 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Thousands of people across Haiti attended funerals on Wednesday for protesters who have died in ongoing demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Moïse. The funerals for 11 of at least 20 people killed were held in six...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:21 AM

BRUSSELS (AP): French President Emmanuel Macron said he hopes the European Union and Britain were on the cusp of concluding a tentative Brexit deal that leaders would seek to complete at a summit Thursday, The French leader said Wednesday that “I...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:03 AM

FROM TOURISM to agriculture and fisheries, shipping and trade, Caribbean economies hang in the balance from seemingly unrelenting changes in climate – a reality made worse if the planet is allowed to warm beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. “Small island...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:03 AM

IN RECOGNITION of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has announced a new three-year project to focus on improving local resilience to hurricanes and climate extremes in the Eastern...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:02 AM

CLIMATE CHANGE is a clear and present danger to Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS), but it also presents opportunities for reimagined sustainable development. This is the word from Dr Michelle Mycoo, in her 2017 research paper ‘Beyond...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 10:01 AM

Construction work on a new building in downtown Kingston to house the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is now complete. Built on 11,700 square metres by the Jiangsu Jiangdu Construction Group Company Limited, of China,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:57 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling on Jamaicans to develop the requisite maturity to put aside their political and other persuasions so they can join together to build a productive and prosperous Jamaica. According to Davis,...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:57 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Ian Kerr, managing director of Sunset at the Palms Resorts, in Negril, Westmoreland, says Jamaica’s tourism industry is struggling to find suitable hospitality workers to fill vacancies at all levels in the industry. “I think we...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:56 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has said the competitiveness of Jamaican goods and services in the global economy rests largely on the efforts of the export community in maintaining high standards. “The...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:55 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: In a fresh effort to tackle St James’ worrisome rat-infestation problem, the St James Health Department is enlisting the help of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to generate financial and community support....

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:55 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Managing Director of Sunset at the Palms, Ian Kerr, is lamenting the fact that Jamaica continues to grapple with the unavailability of qualified and certified staff to undertake senior positions within the tourism industry. Speaking...

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