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Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The Office of the Political Ombudsman officially launched its website on April 11, which offers various features to encourage greater public engagement with the office. The website, created by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), adds to the...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The nearly 1,000 unattached young Jamaicans who graduated from the first edition of the yearlong Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) have walked through the door of opportunity after gaining a raft of new skills that could make them job-ready...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM

As the West Indies cricket team embarks on the journey with a new president, I say congratulations and all the best to Mr Ricky Skerritt. I also thank Mr Dave Cameron for his service to West Indies cricket over the years. I encourage Mr Skerritt...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation’s (StJMC) decision to publish the names of persons owing some J$70 million in back rent for occupancy of the controversial Bogue Industrial Estate lands in Montego Bay is bearing fruit as...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:05 AM

“What Are you wearing tonight? I’m wearing that outfit I bought last week.” Glancing at this message on your smartphone seems simple, but engaging in this form of distracted driving can cause a life-threatening accident. Now more than ever, we are...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 6:15 PM

Jamaica's business leaders are urging for bipartisan consensus in developing a modern national identification law and accompanying system in light of Friday's court ruling that the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) is unconstitutional...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 5:35 PM

Trelawny is poised to become the next big resort destination, with the parish attracting billions of dollars in investment in hotel developments over the last several years. The parish currently has over 2,000 hotel rooms, with more slated to...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 4:55 PM

The National Land Agency (NLA) is to introduce in Jamaica Systematic Land Registration (SLR), which is utilised by many countries around the world to increase land tenure regularisation. Senior director of the National Land Agency’s (NLA)...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 2:44 PM

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has announced the selection of university lecturer Dr Andre' Haughton to represent the party in the Senate. Haughton is replacing Noel Sloley who has resigned. An...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 1:34 PM

Energy Minister Fayval Williams says Wigton Windfarm Limited has saved the Government over US$54 million on oil imports. According to the energy minister, the production of clean energy from the facility has enabled the country to avoid the...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 1:03 PM

The government is to sign tomorrow two financing agreements with the European Union (EU) totalling nearly $3 billion, specifically to fund the Public Financial Management Reform Programme and improve forestry management in Jamaica. The EU...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 11:33 AM

As efforts continue to make government more efficient, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says more underutilised state-owned assets will be divested. Holness said the objective is to create greater space for spending on hospitals,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 10:33 AM

Three illegal firearms and 17 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized in three separate incidents between Friday and yesterday, resulting in the arrest of two men. In the first incident, Waterford Police carried out an operation in Happy...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 10:17 AM

A district constable was found with gun shot wounds to the head this morning on Windward Road, east Kingston. He has been identified as District Constable Michael Alladice, who was attached to the Kingston Central Police Division at the time of his...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:43 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

While the overwhelming number of Jamaicans receive their immunisation shots early, a fringe anti-vaccination movement, including some Rastafarians, insist that they will not submit to state policy. According to the Immunisation Regulations of 1986...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:42 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There is heightened alert at the island’s airports and seaports owing to an outbreak of measles in the United States, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said. Emphasising that the ministry was taking precautionary measures...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:42 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Expectant mothers are expressing concern that in addition to taking basic items for their newborns, they have been pressed to provide supplementary supplies, such as enemas and incopads, that should be made available by hospitals. Enema, a fluid...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:36 AMCarlene Davis and Nadine Wilson-Harris - Gleaner Writers

Resource shortages continue to hamper healthcare services at Jamaica’s public hospitals, and calls for intervention have fallen on deaf ears, says president of the country’s chief nursing lobby. Appeals were made during last year’s round of wage...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:34 AM

World-renowned New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey will be the keynote speaker at the 37th Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference, slated for June 20-22, in Kingston. A native of Salt...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:33 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that greater focus will have to be placed on the environment when Jamaica’s hospitality room stock reaches 50,000 within the next decade. He made the declaration while delivering the keynote...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:33 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

The Pensions (Public Service) Act 2017 came into effect on April 1, 2018. It is very important legislation with far-reaching consequences. As such, Legal Scoop has decided to sensitise readers on the implications of the act in a series of columns....

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell - Senior News Coordinator

Hailing the landmark court ruling against the constitutionality of the National Identification and Registration Act 2017 as a victory for the Jamaican people, church and civil-society groups have argued that the Holness Government made a grave...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:27 AMGlenville Ashby/Contributor

Every action, every programme or solution presented to a people must have an identifiable good on a collective level. Every action or behaviour is either constructive or destructive. If you can tell me the good that abortion brings to the black...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Daily, most of my colleagues, if not all, get calls from clients telling us that they need a survey done and want to know the cost of doing same. The problem is, most times they are not sure about which surveying service they need, as ‘a survey’...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 3:20 PM

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) has called on the government to go back to the drawing board and craft a new national identification system. The call comes in the wake of yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court that the National...

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