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Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Local companies with plans to expand their physical plants say that they have become increasingly impatient with the time it is taking to establish the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Caymanas in St Catherine. Sanmerna Paper Product, which is...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Mark Golding wants an overhaul of the party’s constitution as it relates to how its leaders are elected. Apart from potentially making the 82-year-old political party a lot more attractive,...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) presidential contender Mark Golding has not ruled out his long-time business partner and former parliamentary colleague Peter Bunting for the Senate, hinting that he could be part of his inner circle should he win the...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:34 PMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE UNITED Kingdom (UK), working with Fiji and Belize, yesterday brought together Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in a virtual round table to broker better access to finance and identify solutions for a resilient recovery from coronavirus....

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:29 PMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s employed labour force suffered a six per cent decline at the end of July in comparison with July 2019, according to the latest data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) Labour Force Survey (LFS). At as July 2020, there were...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College students are now breathing a sigh of relief with their adjusted grades after being stumped when earlier Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results showed that over 90 per cent of them had failed English A. So, too, is...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the soon-to-be-launched Windrush National Organisation (WNO UK), Dr Desmond Jaddoo, says a system is needed to bridge the gap between persons affected by the United Kingdom’s hostile environment policy and the Home Office, which is...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green says his ministry is moving quickly to strengthen the sector with plans to pull farmers fully into the technological age. Green delivered the main address during yesterday’s virtual conference in...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Unaware to two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) corporals as they drove off their Up Park Camp base in Kingston on Tuesday, they were under intense surveillance by army sleuths, who had been aroused to their ­shenanigans and had partnered with the...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is considering a reintroduction of paid parking in sections of the city to end the practice of hustlers on the streets forcing motorists to fork out cash to make use of parking spots. Mayor...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Mayor Delroy Williams has said that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), which he leads, has been looking at ways to remedy a recurring flooding problem across sections of the Corporate Area when it rains heavily. He said a...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of the four co-accused men in the June 2011 murder of well-known seafood businessman Roderick ‘Bunny’ Francis was released yesterday as the Crown was unable to find sufficient evidence tying him to the killing. Director of Public Prosecutions (...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Small-business operators in Waterford, St Catherine, are bracing for further losses as a result of new curfew hours imposed on the community this week after it recorded 24 recent COVID-19 cases and three deaths. On Tuesday, the Government announced...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Llandewey, Font Hill and Georgia in St Thomas are appealing for urgent repairs to a bridge in the area out of fears of being marooned as recent rains have damaged or inundated alternative routes. The bridge has been in need of repair...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Waterford resident Ervin Hamilton was the first to enter the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ mobile COVID-19 testing unit on Sunday morning, acknowledging that knowing his status was vitally important to his job as a taxi driver. Cabbies have been...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of Jamaica’s foremost paper towel manufacturers, Sanmerna Paper Products, has announced plans to open a plant in Nigeria. Managing Director Robert White told The Gleaner that dialogue with outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica Janet...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A group of youngsters is calling for a better approach to development, taking into account the value of trees to the environment, especially in semi-urban areas, which are aggressively being cleared for various construction projects. Akkeem Polack...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Disbarred real estate attorney Jennifer Messado had her bail extended yesterday as the preliminary proceedings in her fraud trial continued in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Her attorney, Christopher Townsend, said that the entire process...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Like scores of others, 70-year-old Thaletha Barrett had made her home on the sprawling lands at 10 Olympic Way, White Wing. She is among the longest-living residents remaining in the partially bulldozed inner-city community, having been there since...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the local COVID-19 death toll gets closer to 100 and the number of cases continues to rise daily, Health...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang veered away from speaking to the legal implications surrounding the out-of-use special security measures in the form of states of public emergency (SOE) as the Government’s main crime-fighting weapon, and...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda has committed to the revision and implementation of the National Policy for Senior Citizens. Samuda, who was making his first presentation as the new portfolio minister, said the framework of the...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old twins Joi-An and Jor-Dan Henry needed no external motivation to do well in their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, and by the results, it is clear why. The pair registered stunning successes, pulling in 19...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew are up in arms over the manner in which they say the police went about bringing an end to a party during curfew hours there on Wednesday night. They also blame the cops for a resulting attack in which at...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

D.K. Duncan, the former People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament (MP) and government minister, was a “master field marshal”, according to former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. Patterson, who was a contemporary of Duncan’s, remembered him...

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