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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 4:56 PM

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has found that four criminal laws may have been breached by "key players" in the Ruel Reid-Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) corruption case. The opinion has been sent...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 4:07 PM

The Ministry of Education is rejecting as false claims that persons at the have destroyed documents related to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) since March in a bid to impede investigations. The allegations were raised by the opposition...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 3:25 PM

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) today offered US$20 million to authorised dealers and large cambios. The central bank says the move is intended to address temporary demand and supply imbalances in the foreign exchange market. Last week, BOJ sold US$30...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 1:50 PM

The United States Senate today voted to confirm the nomination of Arizona businessman Donald Ray Tapia to become Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Jamaica.  He was confirmed by a vote of 66-26. The White House is to be notified...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 11:50 AM

The woman charged in relation to the abduction of baby Sae’breon from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston today pleaded guilty when she appeared in the Home Circuit Court. Twenty-eight-year-old Peta-Gay Ffrench, who was charged with...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 10:52 AM

Gas prices have gone by $3.00. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $134.98 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $137.81. This is the fourth straight week of increases in gas prices. Five weeks ago...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 10:27 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the Ministry is in the process of preparing a programme of drought alleviation for submission to Cabinet. Vaz, in his contribution to the Sectoral...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 10:07 AM

The police’s Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, formerly the Inspectorate of Constabulary, has established a tipline where members of the public can report police misconduct and submit information to assist with...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 9:57 AM

Prisoners at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre have created 30 products, which the facility hopes to place on the market shortly. The items, which have received the endorsement of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in St Mary are being dealt a double blow and are urgently appealing for help to salvage what they can of an already ravaged season for their crops. With their crops scorched on one side by the prolonged drought, several farmers across the...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:20 AM

FROM coping with water stress in an increasingly warmer climate to the promotion of agricultural sustainability, wastewater is too valuable a resource for the Caribbean to shy away from exploiting. This is according to Chris Corbin, programme...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM
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Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Human resource consultant and transformational speaker, Marcia Skervin, is all about empowering others to live their best lives. Through her company, Connect Your Dots, she mentors, motivates and does life coaching and stress-management talks in...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Kind Hearts Foundation, the branch of the Richard and Diana Stewart Foundation started by Richard and Diana’s grandchildren, has its sight set on building its eighth basic school in 2020 with funds raised from the sixth staging of the Colour Me...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 7:04 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has renewed its advisory for customers to be on the look-out for unscrupulous people posing as employees or bill collectors. Often, people pose as NWC employees to gain access to others...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 2:51 PM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to operate its offices in Jamaica for an additional two years, after its S$1.6-billion Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement with the island comes to an end in November... 

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:28 PM

The government will this year embark on an initiative to remove the over two million tyres currently stockpiled at the Riverton City Disposal site in St Andrew. Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 11:47 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that due to low yield from the Reading Spring in St James, it has become necessary to regulate water to Bogue Hill and a section of Bogue Heights in the parish...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 9:44 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Education and Youth, Alando Terrelonge, is to spearhead a team that is to conduct a review of educational psychologists including social workers and counsellors within the sector. Terrelonge made the disclosure...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 9:20 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government has approved additional funds to truck water to communities affected by the drought. Further, Charles Jr. says repairs...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang whose role was allegedly to cut burglar bars to gain access to properties, according to a Crown witness, has claimed that he was beaten and threatened by police when he was apprehended on August 9, 2017...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government remains resolute in ­facilitating an inclusive education system that caters to the needs of all children, particularly those with special needs. “The Government is very sensitive towards special-...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Gleaner’s followers on social media react to a story ­published on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, titled ‘Lockdown: Jamaicans go into hiding as news of sweeping deportation raids drives fear into immigrants.’ “If u live in the US for over 10 years...

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