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Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:14 AMBY PETRE WILLIAMS-RAYNOR

DR ORVILLE Grey is one of Jamaica’s rising stars in climate change circles. But he is shortly to trek across the globe to South Korea to serve the Green Climate Fund (GCF), waving goodbye to his island home – if only for a while. The...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:03 AM
Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:02 AM

West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco)has expressed its appreciation to 50 of its tenant farmers by gifting them with bags of fertiliser.The company's acting Agriculture Director Maksym Losyev said the move was to recognise the men and women as...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Staff Reporter

Stressing the clear and present danger of sharing personal information on social media, educator and chief executive officer of AIM Educational Services, Nicole McLaren-Campbell, is urging young people to be more responsible Internet users.She noted...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 7:27 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stated that Jamaica is no longer getting oil from Venezuela but has avoided saying whether his administration supports the economic isolation of the South American country in the international community. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 7:24 PM

It was persistence that delivered the thrills this year for Clarendon's Nathaniel Stone -- the 2018 Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Champion. Stone, a three-time parish finalist, took the title after he spelt the championship word...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 5:39 PMJerome Reynolds

National Water Commission (NWC) customers could see an increase in their water bills as a result of the introduction of water abstraction fees by the Water Resources Authority (WRA). The fee structure, which takes effect on April 1, applies to...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 4:07 PM

After 182 words, seven contestants are through to the finals of the 59th annual Gleaner Spelling Bee Competition now underway at Television Jamaica studios in St Andrew. Each has gone through with two handicaps, meaning, each person has two...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 2:35 PM

Eleven people including four Costa Ricans have been arrested and approximately 1,000 pounds of ganja and two motor cars seized in Sweet River district, Westmoreland. The Westmoreland police report that about 11 o'clock yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 9:19 AM

The Inspectorate of the Constabulary, the arm of the police force that enforces standards, is probing an incident in which a man was videotaped entering into a patrol car and removing a police-issued bulletproof vest and hat.

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:54 AM

A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others. The powerful 6.4 magnitude tremor struck about 12 miles off the island's east coast. Emergency responders have rescued about 150 people...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:45 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is apologising for the traffic snarl in the Corporate Area caused by road works on Monday evening. Hundreds of motorists complained of being stuck in the gridlock for hours. #KgnTraffic It's bumper to...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:44 AMJerome Reynolds

A police constable who allegedly stole a motorcycle from the Barnett Street Police Station in St James is to reappear in the St James Parish Court today. Constable Jhanoye Johnson was offered bail in the sum of $250,000 when he appeared...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:39 AM

The new road traffic bill is now one step closer to becoming law. Transport and Mining Minister, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry closed the debate on the Road Traffic Bill 2016 in the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday and it was passed with 131...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:30 AM

The 2018-19 budget is to be tabled in the House of Representatives next week Thursday. The Estimates of Expenditure, to be tabled by finance minister, Audley Shaw, will provide details of how much the Government intends to spend on recurrent...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Far beyond its most obvious uses as a nesting ground for numerous birds and nursery for many species of fish, Refuge Cay also provides a multiplicity of other important services...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Andre Haughton

Over the last four months, the Jamaican-to-US dollar exchange rate has appreciated by approximately 4 per cent, and is now at approximately j$125 to US$1, indicating that a new exchange rate landscape might be on the horizon. The University of the...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

San Juan, Puerto Rico:By March 7, Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the country will present a completed business plan on the Global Centre for Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management at the ITB Berlin in Germany.The tourism minister...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The reported circumstances surrounding the death of a baby in Mavis Bank, St Andrew, on Christmas Eve last year have brought into sharp focus the need to prioritise maternal and child health in Jamaica.This is according to principals for the...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When the idea to host a corporate challenge as part of the Jamaica Moves campaign was conceptualised and launched in June last year, the far-reaching impact and overall buy-in from corporate Jamaica was underestimated. Nearly two months after the...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A retired police investigator has testified that accused killer Michael McLean, with his attorney present, voluntarily led detectives to the shallow grave where the body of a six-year-old girl, one of six people he is alleged to have killed, was...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications provider Digicel says in response to what customers say they want, it has been busy making sweeping changes to deliver simplified offers and more transparent charging.The company says this fresh approach has more prepaid mobile...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 7:21 PM

Dr Janet Dyer has been appointed managing director of the HEART Trust/National Training Agency effective February 1. Dr Dyer's association with HEART Trust/NTA spans some 32 years, beginning as a trainee at the Runaway Bay HEART Academy in 1986...

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