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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:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:14 AM

The Government has sought the assistance of Estonians to develop security standards and policies required by law for the roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS). A local cybersecurity firm has also been contracted to work...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Tuesday’s fraud trial involving two former Petrojam executives was marked by a testy exchange between Parish Judge Maxine Ellis and defence attorneys K.D. Knight, QC, and Bert Samuels over the latter’s apparent preoccupation with photographing...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Staff Reporter

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the weaponising of the provision of housing solutions by successive administrations is one of the key challenges facing the government-owned National Housing Trust (NHT). Golding said as a result, the NHT,...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:10 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: A NEW alternative licensing programme for small ganja farmers is on the horizon, says Morland Wilson, member of parliament for Westmoreland Western. That revelation has come five years after a pilot project – designed to benefit...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:10 AM

India has declared support for Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith’s candidature for the post of secretary general of the Commonwealth. In a letter addressed to Johnson Smith, the Indian Minister of External...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of persons turned out to volunteer as three major projects highlighted Labour Day 2022 in St Ann, where education, the environment and health were some of the areas targeted on the day. Over in the deep rural community of Grants Bailey,...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Principal Clover Johnson is anticipating a lot of excitement when her students return to the Seaview Early Childhood Development Centre from their midterm holiday to a much brighter play area, which has also been made more conducive to play with...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says there are no reported cases of monkeypox in Jamaica at this time. Chief medical officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says persons must report to the health department if they develop a fever and a rash...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Colourful buntings featuring the hews of India and Jamaica welcomed the president of the Republic of India, Ram Nath Kovind, and wife Savita, together with their 20-man delegation on their visit to the India-Jamaica Friendship Garden inside the...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Angela Brown Burke, is calling on the Government to introduce more tangible solutions to helping teachers meet qualification requirements stipulated in the Jamaica Teaching Council bill. Her recommendation...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE APPROXIMATELY 40 students of the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) in Granville, St James, are now better equipped for training and integration into the digital workforce following the installation of the school’s...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:05 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

I made a mistake, but I deserve a chance. That’s the plea of Rahmone Taylor, who is ruing decisions and choices he made in his youth. Taylor was deported from the United States over a decade ago following ganja-related charges. The Rock River,...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:05 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Corine Smith, 79, had been ailing for a brief while, but seemed to be on the path to recovery up to last Wednesday. Last Thursday morning she was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies after complaining of feeling unwell. There, she...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 11:17 PM

Nickeelo ‘Akelio’ Lewis, one of the most wanted gunmen in St James, is now in custody. He was captured after police intercepted a car he was traveling in along the Reading main road in Montego Bay, this afternoon.

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 10:22 PM

Dancehall artist, 'Skeng', was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, earlier today. The Jamaica Constabulary Force released a brief statement on Twitter this evening. The police said Skeng was charged with...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 8:03 PM

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The assailant was killed by law enforcement.

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 7:58 PM

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Lothan Cousins, says the state-owned National Water Commission (NWC) is "desperately in need of a serious intervention" and accused the government of mishandling the water portfolio. 

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 7:06 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulator (OUR) for a rate increase. The company has also applied for an extraordinary rate review.  

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 4:36 PM

The National Identification System (NIDS) card will replace the need for the identification service of a justice of the peace (JP), Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Floyd Green has announced.  Green, who has...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 3:30 PM

Calvin Hill, the security guard charged in connection with the ATM explosion at the Scotiabank in Port Antonio, Portland, failed to appear in court today because he remains hospitalised. Hill, who is charged with arson, count house breaking, and...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 3:13 PM

The Auditor General's Department has been asked to meet with the Jamaica Customs Agency to discuss issues arising from a damning report on bunkering operations and private bonded warehouses.  In issuing the request today, chairman of...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 2:41 PM

Bail was today extended by the Traffic Court for Nicole Williams, the woman who led the police on a chase across the Corporate Area in April. The chase, which was captured on video, went viral on social media platforms. Williams, a warehouse...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 2:26 PM

The Little Ochie Seafood Restaurant in Alligator Pond, Manchester has been reopened by the health department.  The re-opening took effect on Saturday, May 21.  The popular establishment was ordered closed by the health department on...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2022 | 1:49 PM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says there are no reported cases of monkeypox in Jamaica at this time. Chief medical officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie says persons must report to the health department if they develop a fever and a rash...

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