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Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Professor Verene Shepherd has been re-elected to serve a second four-year term on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The 2019 elections were held at the United Nations in New York on June 21...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Lloyd Distant says that no good can come from a parliamentary walkout by either Government or Opposition members, saying that the move was counterproductive to the delivery of wholesome legislation to...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tufts University’s Professor Dr Kris K. Manjapra has argued that Britain has a big case to answer with regard to reparations for slavery in Jamaica. His assertion comes amid increased calls for reparations in recent months against the background of...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

CARICOM partners remained adamant yesterday that Jamaica should make further payments to the Caribbean Development Fund after they were told ahead of one of the caucuses at the 40th Heads of Government Conference in St...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Results coming out of dialogue on the issue of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) at the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting now under way in St Lucia will be critical to national and regional economic development, says Howard...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Approximately $65 million was paid to consultants to carry out the strategic review into the operations of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, Energy Minister Fayval Williams has revealed. The disclosure came during yesterday’s sitting of the...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament (MP) and government minister Rudyard Lawson was yesterday remembered as a great family man and an exceptional politician in a thanksgiving service at the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has taken Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President-elect Owen Speid to task over statements he made regarding the recent Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams. The ministry has rejected as false,...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson said news of the vulgar anti-Kingston College chant spurred by the North Street-based school’s successful campaign to snap Calabar High’s multi-year Champs winning streak had left him feeling upset. Patterson, a...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) have inked an agreement to retrofit air-condition systems and improve energy efficiency at three police facilities at a cost of $126.5 million. The contract was...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two months after eight-year-old Shantae Skyers was raped, murdered and her body dumped in bushes on her way home from school in her rural St Andrew community, relatives are afraid her attacker could escape justice as investigators are still trying...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the Jamaica Defence Force fired the first round in the 19-gun salute indicating that the cortège was starting its journey from the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity towards National Heroes Park in Kingston yesterday, excitement filled the air...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Quick-thinking householders cashed in on chaotic scenes on the outskirts of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Kingston yesterday as mourners who could not land a seat in the funeral for Edward Seaga’s funeral forked out hundreds of dollars to...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:38 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A Manchester, England-based activist group, Windrush Defenders, has earmarked Saturday, June 22, as a Day of Action and is calling for Jamaicans to help spur political dialogue among local politicians on the impact the Windrush scandal is having on...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Delegates of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference have fully endorsed the National Diaspora Policy, signalling their support for the document in its draft stage, effectively giving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade the green...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Before there ever was an official invite to Ghana for the Year of Return, Audley Sinclair Morris, a Jamaican from Mona in St Andrew, fell head over heels for the West African country. “I am now on the brink of getting my Ghanaian citizenship. I...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans at home receiving remittances from relatives in the United Kingdom (UK) could find that supply of cash drying up depending on the outcome of Britain’s charge to leave the European Union, asserts Dr Kevin Brown, chairman of the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cherie Johnson, one of the 2019 Governor General’s Jamaica Diaspora Award for Excellence recipients, says that the power of positive thinking and a hunger for valuable educational experiences provided the stimulus to turn her life around after...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Acting President of the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) Dr Makesha Evans says she is upset by unsavoury sentiments from aggrieved members of the faculty and is disputing claims that the troubled college has been callous in its...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The debate over whether Jamaica should amend the Offences Against the Person Act to make abortions legal in the country continued this week, with one pro-life activist telling Parliament’s Human Resource and Social Development Committee that the...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:35 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang said the planned police headquarters to be sited in an area of south St Andrew commonly referred to as ‘No Man’s Land’ will be a beacon of change and renewal for downtown Kingston and surrounding...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite wide-ranging discussions on issues affecting Jamaicans overseas and opportunities for their engagement locally at the biennial Diaspora Conference over the years, a belief that not much comes out of the talks has been fuelling an increased...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A week before the release of results from the first sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, several education ministry officials are struggling to understand and explain the new format in which the students’ performances are being...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Queen’s Counsel Frank Phipps has invited reparation protagonists to set a new precedent by directly petitioning Queen Elizabeth II, Jamaica’s head of state, for crimes against humanity when Britain shipped approximately 600,000 Africans to work on...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tagera Ottey had one dream, and that was to offer service to humanity as a medical doctor. Her relentless drive to realise her dream took some unexpected twists and turns, but ultimately, she has been afforded the chance of a lifetime through...

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