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Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the ministry is heavily focused on the critical compensation scheme for the Jamaican Windrush migrants."We have supported persons who were in Jamaica by making them aware...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) President Dr Lincoln Edwards says the institution is committed to the creation of a healthy population. Speaking recently at the launch of NCU's health and wellness fair, Dr Edwards said the theme, 'Pathways to a...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 6:02 PM

Even as a unemployment trend downwards, some Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters are not satisfied and are clamouring for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to accelerate the job creation programme. The Statistical Institute of Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 2:02 PM

Four men, including a policeman, have been arrested for allegedly breaching the Dangerous Drugs Act. The unidentified police corporal was reportedly caught on Friday by Narcotics police in Porus, Manchester with one kilogramme of cocaine and $1 million in...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 1:27 PM

The police have advised that the 119 emergency contact and other numbers are currently out of service. They say a technical team is currently working on getting the numbers up and running. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 1:19 PM

As the parish of Clarendon continues to grapple with an influx of migrant criminals, police say they have arrested a man from Portmore, St Catherine with an illegal gun and ammunition in May Pen. Augustus Brown, otherwise called Ratty, who is said...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:47 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is promising a more reliable power supply with an improved grid in which it has invested US$116 million this year.  In a release, JPS said a major part of the improvement will come...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCraig Francis

  Good day readers. I will get back to responding to your questions soon, however there are some things I have decided to clarify today on when, and why, you need the services of a land surveyor. Many persons have questions on what time in the...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Claims that Jamaica is facing a shortage of religious education (RE) teachers have been challenged by one person trained to teach the subject.Nadine Chambers argues that it is the principals who are refusing to employ specialists to teach the...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

The Portmore Municipal Council* (PMC) is moving to reduce the risks to residents in the dormitory community if it faces a natural disaster.With its seashore communities such as Edgewater, Bridgeport, Bridge View, and the Port Henderson Road being...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

I was dazed for a moment, unable to make sense of the many scenes that just flashed before me. I was not dreaming nor was I delusional.Newspapers surrounded me. And again, I reflected on all that I read, stitching together the avalanche of...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

On the day he celebrated his first 100 days in office, Professor Dale Webber declared his determination to leave a lasting footprint with improvements in customer service during his tenure as principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI),...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarolyn Ferguson

In February, the University of Technology, Jamaica hosted a digital switchover information session where the executive director of the Broadcasting Commission, Cordel Green, stated that, "The global march of digitisation has made the transition to...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

As the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) plots is way to a second political term, its leader, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and his top lieutenants, have been busy crafting a plan to attract more women and young people to the political process.The party,...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Outstanding Jamaican educator Keisha Hayle has been selected among the three recipients of this year's Jamaica Education Task Force UK Meritorious Award for education.Hayle, who came to national attention for transforming the St Andrew-based...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Eastern St Thomas Member of Parliament Dr Fenton Ferguson has refuted claims of neglect by residents of Willowfield in his constituency.Several residents of the sugar cane-dependent community recently told The Sunday Gleaner that they have been...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Staff cost remains the major expense facing the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, with its utilities bills and security expenses among the big-ticket items pressuring the administration as it attempts to remain financially viable....

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 5:07 PM

A student who was onboard a minibus that ran off the road in Portland yesterday says the driver was racing with another with another bus. According to the teen, the bus was travelling at a “high speed” when the driver lost control has...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 3:10 PM

A man is now in hospital under police guard following a confrontation with an off-duty policeman in Newlands, St Catherine today. The police say a firearm containing one round of ammunition was seized in the incident, which reportedly happened...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 2:48 PM

The body of a man was found in a container in Old Harbour, St Catherine yesterday. The man, who is believed to be 52 years old, has not yet been identified. The Old Harbour Police say he is of dark complexion, medium built and was wearing...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 2:24 PM

The International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (Teacher Task Force) has urged its international partners to intensify efforts to develop robust definitions and classifications for qualified and trained teachers. The group is also...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 1:40 PM

Police investigators are trying to locate the driver of a red Suzuki motorcar that was involved in a hit-and-run collision which left one man dead. The collision happened along Half Way Tree Road, in St Andrew yesterday. The dead man has been...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 1:11 PM

The St Andrew South Police have listed the names of five men they say are wanted for murder and illegal possession of firearm. Detectives in St Andrew South have also released the names of ten men they have described as persons of interest in...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:05 PM

Opposition Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns says there is an “urgent and pressing” need for a cost benefit analysis of Jamaica’s bauxite sector. The call was based on what Frazer-Binns described as an informal survey she conducted...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 10:51 AM

A small quantity of cocaine stashed in tins labelled ‘Jack Mackerel’ was seized at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James this week, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has revealed. The JCA says the cocaine, valued at...

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