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Published:Friday | June 24, 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:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 5:33 AM

Following a ruling of the Privy Council this morning, five functionaries of the People’s National Party (PNP) will now have to testify in open court in the long-running Trafigura bribery. The Privy Council upheld the rulings of local courts....

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 5:12 AM

Five functionaries of the People’s National Party (PNP) will have to testify in open court in the Trafigura bribery case after the Privy Council this morning upheld the rulings of local courts.  

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:21 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

“I feel like I am out in space, don’t know where I am.” That captured the free fall into which Bishop Beverly Miller Haynes was plunged on Sunday as she sat with senior members of her church processing the shock death of former Jamaica footballer...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With concerns that high-risk people in deep rural communities have not been netted by the mass vaccination programme over the past six weeks, one public-health expert says the roll-out of the mobile immunisation units could prove crucial in...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:12 AM

Staff members at the Four Paths Primary and Junior High School in Clarendon are still trying to come to grips with the gruesome murder of their colleague, grade-three teacher Nattalie Dawkins. Dawkins’ body was exhumed from a shallow grave in...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:12 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

President of the Ginger Ridge Community Development Committee (CDC), Devon Wills, has raised concern about the water crisis afflicting several St Catherine districts and is appealing for the intervention of the authorities. “We need the promised...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:11 AM

In honour of Autism Acceptance Month, Beaches Resorts has announced its expanded commitment to families with children on the autism spectrum, ensuring a safe, fun and comfortable vacation experience that’s tailored to their needs. With one in 54...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:10 AM

For families who earn their living on a day-to-day basis, planning for the lockdown weekends that were imposed by the Government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus was a daunting task. It is for this reason that Food for the Poor Jamaica...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

A 14-year-old girl, who is suspected to have ran away from her Cottage Pen home in St Thomas, has left her mother, Maria Bryan, in a state of anxiety. The mother of three told The Gleaner that she has not been able to sleep or eat since Tuesday,...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Farmers in Trelawny are set to benefit from a US$7,000 grant, which is in collaboration between the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and The University of Technology (UTech). Parish Manager Courtney Taylor disclosed the information...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:09 AM

When Long Pond Sugar Factory in Trelawny closed down operations five years ago, 30,000 acres of sugar lands became idle. Efforts have since been made to lease the lands to different entities. Sugar Company of Jamaica was allotted 3,600 acres, while...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The mounds of solid waste and the burn marks along both sides of the section of the Sandy Gully bridge which separates the inner-city communities of Waterhouse and Drewsland in West Central St Andrew, bear testament to the manner in which residents...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) said it is aware of the current oversupply of cabbage within the marketplace, and the growing concerns for other vegetable crops. It will continue with the Mobile Farmers Markets/Buy-Back Programme to...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:06 AM

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it has made changes to affect the 2021 regional examinations following calls by the Caribbean Teachers Union (CUT) for changes to be made in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and recently,...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Martha Elizabeth Ricketts celebrated her 101 birthday on Friday, March 19. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, the day of her 100th birthday, Mayor Dale V. Holness of Broward County, Florida, officially declared the day Martha Elizabeth Ricketts’ Day, in...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 6:04 PM

The police say they have commenced investigations into a video being circulated on social media that involves a woman physically assaulting a man while being cheered on by members of the public. In a statement today, the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 5:40 PM

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is deeply saddened by the sudden death of former Reggae Boy, Tremaine Stewart. Stewart passed away after collapsing while playing football in his community of Gordon...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 4:18 PM

A total of 51 students from nine tertiary institutions, who are facing financial difficulties, have been awarded bursaries totalling $4.5 million, courtesy of the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation (SJF). The recipients, who include pre-trained Spanish...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 2:43 PM

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — The United States National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) has welcomed a vote by the US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee to establish a commission to study and develop...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 2:20 PM

Murder charges have been laid against St Andrew businessman Delton Knight in connection with the shooting death of his son at their business place on Gordon Town Road, on Monday, April 12. Knight, 64, was charged after being...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 1:07 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting that an investigation into allegations made against People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell has come to an end. In a statement today, the JCF said that after...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:21 PM

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization says the World Health Organization's (WHO) new Global Diabetes Compact aims to bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes in the Caribbean and other...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 11:28 AM

A 14-year-old girl suspected of running away from her Cottage Pen home in St Thomas has left her mother, Maria Bryan, in a state of anxiety. The mother of three told The Gleaner that she has not been able to sleep nor eat since Tuesday,...

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