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Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Science, Energy and Technology Minister Fayval Williams has welcomed the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Foundation’s decision to offer a scholarship to a student wishing to pursue undergraduate studies in electrical engineering. The scholarship,...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As the Government continues to mull over the idea of establishing more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, residents of Mount Salem, in St James, which had the first ZOSO, say they are enjoying the transformational...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation recently joined forces with Panache Digital Media to assist in empowering 25 youth, drawn from varying backgrounds, including entrepreneurs and unemployed, at-risk youth, to hone their skills in social media, to...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Food for The Poor (FFP) Jamaica is to host its fifth annual 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for the construction of homes and for the provision of sustainable income for needy Jamaicans. Set for Sunday, May 19, at Emancipation Park, New Kingston,...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

TREADWAYS, St Catherine: Hytasha Barnes, a grade- 11 student at McGrath High School in St Catherine, recently captured first place in the finals of the school’s annual reading competition. Barnes took control from the outset after she was asked to...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Local EdTech company, Camble...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell Livingston/Gleaner Writer

As the rainy season approaches, Sheila Mightly is anxious as she knows it will be another period of discomfort, bailing out water and trying to protect her possessions from being destroyed. Life has not been easy for the mother of four who managed...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Jamaican primary education has taken a major step into the digital age as Caribbean-based global e-learning technology company BookFusion partners with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) to introduce interactive Primary Exit...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Parents and caregivers play an important role in a child’s development and can help prevent the perpetration of violence in schools, said Colleen Wint-Bond, project coordinator at the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA). Wint-Bond, who was...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Tenants who fail to pay their rent, or breach other rules set out in the landlord and tenant covenant, could be hit with hefty fines under the revised Rent Act, which is expected to be finalised this year. Rose Bennett-Cooper, chair of the Rent...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jose Marti Technical High lower sixth-form student Mario Scott was unable read up to grade six at primary school; but he has managed to overcome a life-threatening heart condition and a plethora of other obstacles to be named among the 20 Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM
Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The 2018-19 Winter Tourist Season has emerged as Jamaica’s most successful based on earnings and visitor arrivals, Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has said. He notes that over the last three months of the season, which commenced on December 15,...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:12 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) : A photojournalist who was arrested during a ‘Tax Day’ rally outside of Trump International hotel in Las Vegas in 2017 has filed a federal civil rights and First Amendment lawsuit against Las Vegas police. Nebyou Solomon’s attorney...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:11 AM

International speaker and author of nine bestselling books, including Unwrap the Gift in YOU, Dr Eddie Connor, featured on programmes such as the Steve Harvey Show, The Tom Joyner Show and on major networks, is the headline speaker for Emmanuel...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:10 AM
Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:08 AM

MORE THAN 30 community-based organisations (CBOs) serving rural residents in areas of climate change and the environment, among others, have participated in an assessment to help build their capacity to better serve residents. The exercise was...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:07 AM

At ONE of the 2019 spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, more than 30 developing countries called on the global community to recapitalise the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), in response to worsening...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:05 AM

IF NOTHING else, the ongoing climate change protests in London by the group Extinction Rebellion is a reminder to Jamaica and other small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean of the clear and present danger of escalating greenhouse gas...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 9:23 PM

The hunt is on for a group of gunmen who this  afternoon robbed a supermarket in Spaldings, Clarendon then opened fire on the nearby Spaldings police station injuring a cop. The men, dressed in army fatigue, were reportedly armed with M16 rifles. They are said to have taken an undetermined sum of money from the supermarket as people scampered for safety.

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 7:05 PM

The Manchester Police are reporting that a cop was shot and injured by gunmen a short while ago during an attack on the Spaldings Police Station. The injured policeman has been rushed to hospital. Details soon. We want to hear from you! Send us a...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 4:38 PM

Gas prices will be going up again this week. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 and E-10 90 will go up by $3.07. E-10 87 will sell for $136.53 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $139.36 per litre. Automotive...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 3:14 PM

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two men were taken into custody today in relation to the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers. CCU says they are to be questioned. Skyers’ body was discovered in...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 1:47 PM

The police are reporting that a man handed over a gun and ammunition to investigators after being shot in an attack in Westmoreland. They say the attack occurred in Truro district in the parish on Monday. According to the police, man, who is...

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