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Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

Owen Speid, the immediate past president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), says efforts to place more bursars in primary schools need speeding up to ease the burden on principals, who have had to assume the...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

Former president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) Reverend Dr George Simpson has died.  Simpson died this morning. He was 76. Simpson, who was conferred with the Order of Distinction (Officer) in 2003, retired from...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

Omar Sweeney, managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), says although the construction work on the headquarters of the Montego Bay Fire Station on Barnett Street in the city is behind by three months, it will be completed...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says members of the religious community will not benefit from any special favours if they breach The Disaster Risk Management Act. The government has enforced the Act since March to manage the spread of...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica's finance minister says the country's healthy net international reserves (NIR), at nearly US$3.2 billion, has enabled for the timely servicing of debts. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke explained that Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The United States envoy in Jamaica says the prospects for greater investments by his country on the island have never been better, pointing to major improvements in the local economy and efforts by the government to make it...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will be taking control of the Flanker Training Institute (FTI) later this month and will train and certify some 60 young men from the community and...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Floor It Jamaica Plus, a distinguished flooring company which manufactures exotic hardwood furniture in Guyana, has used the just-concluded Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association’s (JMEA) third staging of the Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dean-Roy Bernard has revealed that steps are being taken to ensure that the approximately 400 persons now employed to the ministry without degrees can attain them over a four-year...

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