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Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Claudia Uribe, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director of the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin American and the Caribbean, has said the teaching profession is facing several...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPetre Williams-Raynor/ Contributing editor

WITH THE special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius revealing that the world at that temperature is one that is in much better shape than at two degrees, some Caribbean stakeholders are insisting on the need for a renewed push for steep...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARIBBEAN Community (CARICOM) countries are being urged to take a serious relook at their advocacy efforts ahead of the global climate talks in Poland next month, and in the wake of the approved summary for policy-makers (SPM) of the Inter-...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A team from the California, USA-based charitable organisation Great Shape Inc is back in Jamaica, with the help of Sandals Foundation, this time assisting the Oracabessa Primary School in St Mary through a language arts literacy project.Co-director...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 11:09 PM

Below is an article from the Registrar's General Department regarding a child's right to a name and identity.Investing in our children means giving them access to certain fundamental human rights such as the right to a name and identity. Article 7...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 8:26 PM

(JIS): Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that comprehensive tobacco legislation is coming next year. He said that the law will, among other things, restrict tobacco companies from advertising in certain settings. “(It) will...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 8:03 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 7:12 PM

(JIS): Jamaicans are being encouraged to give more support to local food producers, as this creates opportunities for the diversification of farms, and places greater focus on value-added products, micro and small business development and job...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 6:19 PM

A 45-year-old female taxi driver was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon along the Tollgate main road in Clarendon.

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 4:24 PM

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) to develop a ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ public education campaign. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 2:41 PMAlbert Ferguson

Albert Ferguson, Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, said robots cannot and will not replace the teacher in the classroom, despite the latest technological advancements in...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 2:03 PMChristopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the hygiene training they received last year, Lennox Wallace, the chief health inspector for St James, is unhappy with some of the food vendors operating in Montego Bay, who he says are not...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 1:58 PMJody-Ann Gilpin/ Gleaner Writer

The resilience of several regional countries to the effects of climate change is expected to improve with the training of persons in Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Management by the University of Technology (UTECH). The delivery of the short...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:52 PM

Foreign Affairs Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is not expecting any changes to bilateral relations with the United States given the outcome of yesterday's mid-term elections. “Jamaica’s relationship with the US has always...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 10:46 AM

Cabinet yesterday gave the greenlight for the development of a national policy on financing the risk of natural disasters. This comes as the government revealed that the cost of natural disasters to the economy, between 1993 and 2003, amounted to $...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 9:54 AM

Jamaica's prime minister, Andrew Holness, has called on the youth to reject crime and violence as part of their civic duty to the country. He said young people have a responsibility to renounce the influence of the dons and gangs and report...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 9:29 AM

Jamaica’s Special Olympians are one step closer to representing the country in Abu Dhabi in 2019, thanks to a $3.8 million contribution from the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The funds, raised from LETR activities staged between 2017 and...

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

Wife of the governor general, Lady Allen, is urging well-thinking Jamaicans to take the necessary steps to safeguard the society's children and youth and aid their holistic development.Noting that 33 per cent of the population are children and...

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

Cervical cancer survivor, Juliet Davis, is in support of the health ministry's introduction of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine being administered to thousands of grade-seven students across the island.Davis, who was first diagnosed...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary:Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie last Thursday officially opened a state-of-the-art drop-in centre in Port Maria, St Mary, which is geared towards providing assistance to those in need of state care.McKenzie, who was...

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

Regional Health and education promotion officer at the Western Regional Health Authority, Marceleen Wheatle, says primary- and high-school students in Hanover have been highly receptive of the Jamaica Moves programme.The national health initiative...

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

Effective today, the Princess Street-North Street intersection in downtown Kingston, located across from the entrance gate of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure, which will come into effect at 9:00 a...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:Licensed firearm holders in Manchester could face stricter penalties for losing their guns as the police continue to battle with the increased incidents of negligence."It has been a consistent challenge since the two yearsthat...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For Prince Hall and his We Believe Foundation, the thought is that trees don't bear fruits for themselves, but for us to eat. So as people, we are obliged to help others.When Hall launched his gospel album, We Believe, on Father's Day, June 17, in...

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