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Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The large number of unattached youth in the sometimes volatile community of Nannyville Gardens provides the potential fuel for any fire in the area, but businessman David Chambers has a plan to address this.Chambers, a long-time resident of the...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Government is pumping millions of dollars into programmes to educate, equip, and empower unattached youth, but one resident of Nannyville Gardens believes that might just be flushing money down the drain.Fennela Haye is convinced that the...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

With a massive $26 billion owed by National Water Commission (NWC) customers, President Mark Barnett says the company is now in discussions with several entities that have expressed an interest in purchasing the outstanding receivables.Barnett told...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Alando Terrelonge, state minister for culture, gender affairs, entertainment and sport, says the appointment of Kedesha Campbell by the prime minister to head the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Programme Management Unit is grounded in fostering...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is mourning the passing of Dr Hermon Douce, who died after a brief illness on May 10 in Florida, United States. He was 88.Douce, an ordained pastor who entered denominational work in 1953, served the...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Betty Ann Blaine, co-founder of Hear The Children's Cry, welcomed news of the establishment of government-sponsored day-care centres, but strongly suggested that they operate between the times when school is dismissed and when parents get home.Floyd...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come Labour Day on Wednesday, the process of increasing the number of public schools fitted with ramps to accommodate physically disabled students will begin.Education Minister Ruel Reid said that roughly $50 million has been earmarked for the...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A tension-filled day at St Elizabeth Technical High School where Basil Waite and Everton Fisher squared off to be the People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for the St Elizabeth North East constituency ended with huge cracks in the party's...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With his eyes set on a seat in Gordon House when the next general election is called, Basil Waite, former People's National Party senator, said he would be seeking the support of the incumbent Evon Redman and Everton Fisher as he works to unite...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Eight out of 10 Jamaicans are of the view that a husband should legally have a say as to whether his wife decides to end a pregnancy.That is part of the findings from an all-island poll, conducted recently by the Johnson Survey Research Limited on a...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Eleven hundred Comrades are registered to vote in today's key run-off between Basil Waite and Everton Fisher for the right to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in the St Elizabeth North East constituency.The vacancy has emerged following...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Several People's National Party (PNP) supporters in St Elizabeth North East are adamant that the constituency, which has been solidly 'orange' over the years, could go 'green' because it has not had a good political representative since the time of...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Keith Duncan, co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), has been given a simple message to take to the Andrew Holness administration: "Target Trinidad".The message was delivered to Duncan last Monday during the latest Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Residents of Nannyville Gardens are demanding that the Government ensures that the country gets full value for every cent of taxpayers' money spent.They are also urging the Andrew Holness administration to ensure that there is transparency in how...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Montego Bay entrepreneur Claudette Bryan, known as much for her community outreach work as she is for her business acumen, is determined to ensure that Jamaicans have a rehabilitated Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) and in the shortest possible time...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Corporal Arlene McBean is the new head of the Jamaica Police Federation.McBean was elected immediately following the federation's 75th annual conference at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort in St Ann last Thursday.She is the first woman to head the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government and Opposition have expressed condolence to the Government and people of Cuba following the aircraft crash last Friday which left more than 100 people dead."In this time of mourning, we share the deep pain of all Cubans, our...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government is taking steps to amend the Pensions (Superannuation Funds and Retirement Schemes) Act, following the disclosure by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) that only a handful of the Jamaican population had a pension plan.In her...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has enlisted chef extraordinaire Jacqui Tyson to examine meals prepared in both government-run and privately operated children's homes, with a view to making them more nutritious and appealing...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Health Department is currently putting plans in place to build a new live-in facility for Montego Bay's homeless people as part of a move to reintegrate the intended recipients into society, as well as to improve the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With the number-one cause of neonatal deaths at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) being prematurity, the hospital yesterday welcomed four incubators valued at more than US$15,000 (J$1.9 million).The hospital currently has two incubators, and the...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

If delinquent National Water Commission (NWC) customers were entertaining the thought of another amnesty to clear their outstanding bills, the agency's president, Mark Barnett, said "it's simply not on"."We have done enough. We have given enough...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):A Cuban-operated airliner, with at least 110 people aboard, crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport yesterday. Cuban media have reported three survivors.The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Stephen Drummond from Drummond & Squillace in New York has reiterated the call for Jamaican recording artistes to protect their legacy...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A conservative Christian group has issued a warning to bleeding-heart judges in Jamaica that they would not sit by and allow them to impose their world views in sensitive cases without being called out.The warning comes against the background of two...

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