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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I hear increasingly about 'soft skills' in my job search. How do I go about making sure I possess such skills and competently talk about them? I have to be wondering if this is why I am not getting any calls for interviews.JudithCAREERS:...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Less than two months after fire destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in St Andrew, plans for the building of a state-of-the-art facility to replace it are well in motion.Two children died in the blaze while some 30 others...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Enfield Health Centre in South East St Mary is to get a new lease on life, having been taken over under the Ministry of Health's Adopt-A-Clinic initiative.The almost 40-year-old facility will see improvements, including the repair of the ceiling...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Past The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $600,000) 5YO...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Contrary to your belief as espoused in your editorial of February 22, 2018, titled '', it is not the peace builders and violence interrupters who are ceding the State to criminals. It is the State itself, as run in turn by the...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONTREAT, NC (AP):The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died yesterday. He was 99.Graham, who...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is sad that in some organisations, individuals are being promoted to positions of responsibility because of tenure and not because they are job-fit. In those organisations, if there had been careful succession planning, selecting...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact albeit a short-term one on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy.A closely monitored survey of the private sector found activity cooling...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Go ahead and sue the government, but it will be in vain. The threat has no validity...what is being done is quite appropriate and correct. I don't think there's anything unconstitutional about the law."

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 11:06 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been two years since the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won the general elections, and in spite of the steady upward movement in the country's murder figure over the period, there has been quite a lot of positives taking place...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was recently listening to an interview on the radio and it has reinforced my opinion that we would do a lot better if we adopted the Republican governance model (like the USA) over the Westminster that we currently have.Pros to...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in United States elections: the post office.Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the US presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Work is expected to commence on irrigation systems in St Catherine and Clarendon this fiscal year under a $100-million infrastructure rehabilitation project.The funds have been provided by the Government in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure,...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government is to engage a consultant to assess and prepare a preliminary design for the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Special Education Diagnostic Centre in Portland during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.Details of the $5-...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Construction of the new offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to be located in downtown Kingston, is expected to be completed by early next year.An additional sum of $253.8 million has been set aside in the 2018-19 Estimates...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just a few decades ago, the world experienced what can be called an Eastern European Spring, when the vast Soviet empire collapsed - brushing aside decades of communist rule.Then, just a few years ago, the world experienced the Arab...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I listened keenly to Mark Barnett, president of the National Water Commission (NWC), speaking on TVJ's 'Smile Jamaica' on Monday morning (February 19, 2018), speaking about the importance of conserving water and that all catchment...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Is it too late to rise above partisanship and do what is honourable as it relates to the appointment of the chief justice of Jamaica? Will we, as a people, always be labelled as...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONGVILLE PARK, Clarendon:Acting head of the Clarendon police, Superintendent David White, has urged residents of Longville Park to start trusting the law enforcers.Speaking on Sunday at Longville Park Phase II Community Centre, Superintendent White...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 11:11 PM

JERUSALEM (AP):Benjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, an upgrade from older Israeli politicians in his telegenic poise, mastery of message, and gift for the sound bite in English and Hebrew. But those skills may have...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan authorities said that suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack yesterday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while police said they foiled another attack in the east, killing a suspect and...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 11:04 PM

THE EDITOR, Sir:In addition to the points that have been made in The Gleaner's editorial ('More waffle on Justice Sykes') on Friday, February 16, 2018, the prime minister is reminded that in appointing Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice, he...

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