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Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Mico Care Centre is now designing a second version of its diagnostic reading test, which was initially designed for local students, but is being used in some Caribbean countries and sections of the United States.The first version of the Mico...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Traumatised by the murder of close relatives or friends, and scarred from excessive abuse, some of the nation's children have gone mute.Unfortunately, with only five speech pathologists in the island, there are not many persons qualified to get them...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Communication challenges and a shortage of some resources slightly marred a water and aviation emergency simulation at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston last Thursday.But operators of the airport were generally satisfied...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MBJ Airports Limited will conduct a full-scale aerodrome emergency exercise, titled 'Exercise Mockingbird', at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) on Thursday.The activity is to be confined to designated areas within the operational footprint...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Of the more than 2,000 children seeking assessment at the Mico Care Centre annually, approximately 75 per cent are boys who are often taken there by desperate and frustrated mothers searching for help.The Mico Care Centre is operated by the Mico...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The ongoing growth in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector across the island is being welcomed by a long-time resident of Cassia Park in St Andrew, who sees this as a possible solution to the high unemployment rate of Jamaica's youngsters....

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

As the Jamaican market continues to be flooded by foreign goods, participants in the latest Gleaner On the Corner with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) forum made a strong call for more protection for local products.The residents of...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Jamaica Fire Brigade is short a commissioner, two deputy commissioners, with several other top positions also vacant.The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the fire brigade is also short of a director of the human resource department and a...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has repeated its warning to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force not to tamper with shooting scenes.This followed the fatal shooting of Renardo Powell on Marescaux Road in central Kingston...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Over the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to submit comments on the...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU:A group of students from Ryne Park in St James were exposed to real terror yesterday morning when a man who was a passenger in the taxi in which they were travelling alighted from the vehicle, pulled a handgun, and executed the driver...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Push Start Foundation, a United States-based entity headed by Clarendon native Beverly Nichols, is providing US$1 million for a major expansion and upgrade of the Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon.The work will include a new minor operating...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago has been plunged into deep mourning following the murder of former radio talk show host Ricardo Welch, known as the 'Gladiator'.He was gunned down at Parang Boulevard, Santa Cruz, yesterday morning, as he...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

An opposition senator, citing official documents, has revealed that close to 11,000 persons have been detained by the security forces since the first state of public emergency was imposed in St James in January.Additionally, according to Donna Scott...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Saudi Arabia acknowledged early yesterday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight and said that 18 Saudis were being held as suspects.The overnight announcements in...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Up to press time yesterday, Lydia James*, the nurse who was infected with HIV while working at a hospital in central Jamaica over a decade ago, stated that she was yet to receive any compensation.However, the guarantee coming from Dixon and...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican authorities are cracking down on the practice of one parent abducting a child and moving away with him or her as an act of spite against the other parent.Problems and solutions surrounding the matter have been items of discussion since...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is no longer listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) among the countries where the transmission of the Zika virus remains active.The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) yesterday announced that the WHO has removed its Zika virus...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is looking to pull in a further $34 billion in revenue annually by hiking the rates it charges its customers.The NWC has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for a 23 per cent average increase in...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

When the health ministry moved its offices from the Oceana Building in downtown Kingston five years ago, it also left behind $175 million in unpaid rent owed to the state-owned Urban Development Corporation (UDC).According to figures compiled by the...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The six-year-old architecture firm Atelier Vidal is no stranger to success, having copped the 2014 Governor General Award for Resort Design. However, while drafting what may become Jamaica's next Parliament building is no picnic, coming out on top...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Gleaner Writer

Authorities at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) are now reviewing the findings of a multimillion-dollar simulation exercise of an aircraft crashing into the Kingston Harbour, which was conducted yesterday.The exercise, the first of its...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Girls sitting in the laps of boys while riding public transport to and from school is not a new phenomenon, but Glen Bromfield, chief executive officer of the Medallion Hall Hotel, who is also a transport operator, has expressed concern that a stop...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

"I've known only suffering these past few years, and I didn't call it down on myself. I was only doing my job." This is the plight of Lydia James*, a nurse and mother of five who has been living with HIV since September 2007 when she was stuck in...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell, says that the bureaucratic process at the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is counter-productive and is calling for greater support from the Government...

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