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Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 9:34 AM

Cabinet will next week be asked to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Jamaica and Israel Aerospace Industries, concerning the creation of the Caribbean’s first ever Cyber Academy. The academy is intended to build...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motherhood is nothing new to Seckoria Williams, but being the first to give birth to a healthy child on Mother's Day at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine last Sunday - making her a mother of five - was an extra special occasion.Williams gave...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cryptocurrencies have dominated the conversations in the financial world just as much as the 'bear bond market ending' and 'Brexit'. For those of us who are unsure about what the term cryptocurrencies means, let's break down a few points about this...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Knowing it's the only day of the year they get to truly call their own, Sandals and Beaches Resorts recently made its annual Teachers' Day events memorable, treating more than 400 educators to a luxury-included day at their resorts.Sandals and...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Compete Caribbean and the London School of Economics (LSE) have partnered on a research project looking at how blockchain technology can assist small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) across the Caribbean to increase access to capital.They outline...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJenna Blackwood and Mary-Anne Twyman/Contributors

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) hosted a meeting with local architects to present the revised concept plan for National Heroes Park (NHP) prior to finalising the documents for a competition to design a new Parliament...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than 200 students and teachers participated in ideation sessions held recently to prepare them for the Scientific Research Council (SRC) National Science and Technology Fair.The three sessions, which were held in Kingston, Montego Bay and...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 5:16 PM

Prominent real estate attorney Jennifer Messado has been ordered not to leave her home between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and to surrender her travel documents to the police. The orders were made in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 5:04 PM

Police investigators are at this hour interviewing prominent attorney Patrick Bailey in connection with the stabbing death of a man whose body was found inside his upper St Andrew home 20 months ago, law  enforcement sources have revealed.

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 4:48 PM

Registered farmers affected by the recent heavy rains which caused flooding in sections of the country are to receive assistance from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). The estimated value of the losses arising from the heavy...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 4:47 PM

Everald Warmington, the state minister with responsibility for works in the Office of the Prime Minister has accused the RJRGLEANER Communications Group of wanting to topple Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and bring down the Government he leads.

 

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 4:29 PM

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has denounced the stabbing of two teens, one fatally, in Bog Walk, St. Catherine yesterday afternoon. Reid says the ministry sent a trauma team to their high school, Bog Walk High School, on Monday afternoon and...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 4:22 PM

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer Kedesha Campbell, the former personal assistant to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who now heads the Programme Management Unit of the Constituency Development Fund in the Office of the Prime Minister has...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 3:41 PM

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says the island’s municipal corporations need to be more vigilant in revenue collection, noting that a lot of money has been allowed to fall by the wayside. McKenzie, who...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 1:30 PM

After months of negotiations, which were contentious at times, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the Government will tomorrow May 16, 2018 sign a new wage agreement. A signing ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:38 PM

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency has revealed that it has so far raised over $20 million towards the restoration of Walker’s Place of Safety which was destroyed by fire in January. Public Relations and Communications Manager...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:20 PM

Patients of the Linstead Hospital in St. Catherine requiring physiotherapy treatment no longer need to travel to the Spanish Town Hospital to access the service. There has been a limited introduction of the service, being delivered by a...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 10:24 AM

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it is totally sickened by the gruesome discovery of missing bodies of neonates at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the subsequent finding of the missing dead babies among stray dogs in...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 10:00 AM

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency says it is taking measures to strengthen fire prevention and safety at children’s homes and places of safety. The agency's Public Relations and Communications Manager Rochelle Dixon...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 9:46 AM

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC Branch) has charged four men for breaches of the Trademark and Copyright Acts. The police say between Saturday, May 12 and Monday, May 14, a team of investigators carried out...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The rich, attractive look of its Jamaica Harvest brand of agro-processed foods - sauces, seasonings, preserves and condiments made especially for Things Jamaican - is design- specific, Janine Taylor, manager for the marketing services unit at the...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to his 20-year longevity in the art industry, Lennox Coke said a critical element for any artist to survive and experience economic growth is to have excellent marketing skills.In an interview with The Gleaner, the renowned artist indicated...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sonya Dunstan describes herself as being creative with a passion for ceramics as well as art and craft. Because of this creativity, she planned to pursue a career in that field; however, her parents were not supportive of the idea."They did not like...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If you pay attention to cosmetics and wellness shelves in your favourite store, you may notice that castor oil has become one of the most popular natural resources used in products for the hair and skin. Long known for its health benefits in Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Good day MrsWalker-Huntington:I find your weekly advice to be very informative and helpful. I am writing to get some advice on a US citizen child filing a petition for his parent.My son automatically received his US citizenship through his father...

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