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Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says that Jamaica has been on a path of economic growth for the last few years. He noted that the local investment climate has vastly improved, and the country’s lead investment...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The University of Technology and the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) were both presented with accreditation credentials for the administrative year spanning April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, at the just-concluded University...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Kenyan-Jamaican fusion artist Mazola Wa Mwashighadi is known for his assemblages, made of eclectic materials, some of which he has picked up from off the road. He takes what some people would regard as junk and scrap and turns them into engaging...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Thousands of FLOW residential customers have been enjoying the benefits of faster broadband speeds, free of cost, since the start of the year. The telecoms firm increased the speeds of entry-level broadband plans, offering downloads below 50...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Yoni Epstein, founder and chairman of business process outsourcing (BPO) firm itelbpo, said being recipients of the Frost...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:16 AMAnthony Rhoden/Contributor

Another major highlight of this year’s Budget presentation was the new economic initiatives that were proposed by the Government. These proposals present several opportunities for youth in the job market and those interested in starting companies...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Rum, rum, rum it was everywhere. In bottles, in glasses, in cups, in punches, and in people’s guts. What else was to be expected when the event was billed a rum-fest? The ‘rum heads’ and wannabes came out in their bumper-to-bumper numbers with...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Rhoden/Contributor

The following is an analysis of Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke’s opening presentation in the Budget Debate, submitted before the response from his opposition counterpart, Mark Golding. On March 5, 2018, the people of St Andrew North West...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica (LFJ) has been helping lupus warriors fight the dreaded disease for some 30 years. Lupus is a disorder of the immune system which, instead of defending the body, produces antibodies that attack and damage healthy...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Lydia Campbell’s intention of reducing the garbage disposal issues plaguing the Drewsland community in Kingston has been realised after receiving a $100,000 grant from the Desnoes...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:11 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Albert Einstein once said, “Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value” and this is the aim of Kemoy Bowen, whose only dream is to be the best person and role model for his son. Born in Mount Salem, St James, Bowen...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The members of the Fraternity of Block B Butchers of Taylor Hall at The University of the West Indies, Mona, and the External Affairs Committee of the same hall of residence visited the Mount Providence Primary and Infant School in North Clarendon...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Senator Floyd Morris, PhD, director for the Centre of Disability Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, will top up the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) Scholarship Fund with a personal donation of $100,000, in an endorsement...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Many girls and women complain about some discomfort during their menstrual cycle, yet it is not this pain that causes trepidation in some teen girls, forcing them to forego school. It is, instead, the inability to afford sufficient sanitary...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:07 AM

The March for Music Education (MME) has engaged the global music industry and fans in support of one of the world’s most treasured music institutions, the Alpha Institute School of Music. MME is a non-profit campaign for musicians, record labels,...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) was given the perfect platform to drive home the message of responsible drinking to thousands of patrons in attendance at last weekend’s Jamaica Rum Festival at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. At the inaugural...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 7:56 PM

A former gang member of the Uchence Wilson gang today testified that he visited the Police Commissioner’s office where he tried to file a report about the gang’s activities. 

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 5:06 PM

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has said that a People's National Party (PNP) government would abolish the requirement for a guarantor for borrowers of the Students' Loan Bureau. The issue has been a vexed one for years....

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 4:36 PM

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has suggested that there is a "deliberate attempt" to destroy the state-owned bus company, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). As an example of the "deliberate depletion" of the JUTC...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 4:06 PM

The Lottery Scamming Task Force, supported by the Jamaica Fugitive Apprehension Team and the police's Special Weapons and Tactics Team, on Wednesday apprehended an American man who is wanted on an extradition warrant in the United States. He...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 2:57 PM

The police are advising that several traffic changes will be implemented to facilitate the staging of the Buju Banton Long Walk to Freedom concert on Saturday, March 16, at the National Stadium in St Andrew. Before the event * Mountain View/...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:32 PM

Attorney-at-law CJ Mitchell this morning quizzed a former member of the Uchence Wilson gang on his reasons for giving evidence against his alleged former cronies.
 

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:29 PM

The following is a statement from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group: The immediate family and the RJRGLEANER family of broadcaster Dorraine Samuels note concerns that have arisen about her health. Dorraine has had surgery in recent days and is in...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 11:27 AM

The police are reporting that three gunmen were fatally shot by a licensed firearm holder during an attempted robbery at a premises in Port Henderson, Portmore, St Catherine last night. One Berretta 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seventeen...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 10:58 AM

Caribbean Airlines has moved to further address concerns about the planned use of the Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft. Last November, the Trinidad and Tobago-based regional carrier announced that it had ordered 12 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. There...

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