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Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie is demanding that funeral home proprietors and practitioners raise the standards within the industry to ensure the profession does not continue to be used as a hustle by some...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The practice of companies flooding the local market with a variety of processed foods has been given the brunt of the blame as one of the leading causes of untimely deaths in Jamaica.Stating that he understands the reasoning behind companies adding...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Incoming Police Commissioner George Quallo yesterday received a warm welcome in the House of Parliament from both sides of the political divide, signalling high expectations of the new police chief.National Security Minister Robert Montague declared...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaicans of Chinese descent are expressing outrage as thieves continue to deface headstones and steal marble that was used to construct the majority of the approximately 3,600 graves at the Chinese Cemetery in Kingston.The graves belong to the...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In celebration of Child Month, State Minister in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green has argued that the abominable wrongs being carried out against Jamaica's children are being underlined by the fact that the Secret Gardens' memorial for children...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Much appreciation is being expressed for the Government's plan to build a new Parliamentary building, which will include features to properly facilitate members of the disabled community.Visually impaired director of policy research and political...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Preventing illicit traffickers from traversing Jamaica's territorial waters at will should become easier for the security forces to tackle since some members of the Jamaica Defence Force's (JDF) Coast Guard and the Jamaica Constabulary Force's...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The long-awaited apology from the Government to the residents of Coral Gardens, particularly the Rastafari community, for the atrocities meted out to them more than half a century ago...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With Jamaica seeming to be missing out big time on economic opportunities in sports, chairman of the Institute of Law and Economics, Milton Samuda, has outlined the seriousness in ensuring the country takes advantage of its athletes' successes....

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Corporate Area fans of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships have placed sure bets on the Red Hills Road-based Calabar High School, predicting that they will take the 2017 games. They do not seem to have a clear choice for...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As much as he might not have to worry about moving up Jamaica's social ladder, brilliant and outspoken Ardenne High School student Fabrizio Darby is very concerned about the low level of sustainable job opportunities that his peers will have to...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Effecting positive changes in Jamaica's historically murky political environment, along with the desire to serve society, is the main pull for some brilliant youth eyeing representational politics in the country.At a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning's (JFLL) track record of taking persons from a literacy rate of zero to obtaining multiple passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) has attracted the generosity of the Japanese...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Donald Trump's vision of locking the United States (US) away from the rest of the world has sent president of the Jamaican Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson, into warning mode, appealing to all Jamaicans to look to the Commonwealth for possible refuge.He...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Labelling yesterday's long-awaited transition of leadership within the People's National Party (PNP) as the "same old bruk-down PNP bus, (only with a) different driver", Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw vibrantly attempted to cement...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:20 AMJason Cross

A hunt to find commercial quantities of oil and gas off Jamaica's shores is the latest mission of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), which has Science Energy and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley quite optimistic.Wheatley, who was taken...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

After struggling for a long time with the reality of living in a rotten wooden house, Barbara Denton is now smiling brightly since receiving the gift of a newly renovated one-bedroom home in Clifton, Bernard Lodge, in St Catherine. Thanks to the...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Police officers in Kingston may no longer have to travel to and from work using the same transportation as regular members of the public, including criminals. This is because a 30-seat Mitsubishi Rosa bus was handed over to the Jamaica Police...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' plan to rid the island's education system of corporal punishment has been warmly embraced by the president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, Howard Isaacs, who feels transformation is badly needed in regard to how...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Speaker in the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles (Senior), has expressed outrage at the way citizens keep quiet after witnessing criminals wreak havoc on others, stressing that unless Jamaica starts producing brave citizens who are ready to...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

In order to ensure that deceased members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are transported respectfully to their final resting places, Minister of National Security Robert Montague has announced plans to procure a hearse for that purpose....

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:07 AMJason Cross

The man sitting as the head of the organisation charged with public cleansing and solid waste management has labelled some Jamaicans as out-and-out 'nasty'. Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Thousands of youngsters turned out yesterday to become the "hands and feet of Jesus Christ", rendering assistance to the needy in St Catherine and also learning important life skills like discipline and teamwork, thanks to the Central Jamaica...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Budding local researchers and scientists who stood the chance in the past of losing their research ideas to top universities in the United Kingdom may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief after a $5-million partnership deal-signing between the...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Children's advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison is seeking to highlight some of the pitfalls that more often than not will occur when children are exposed to high levels of crime, violence and sexual abuse.At a panel discussion which formed part of...

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