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Published:Thursday | June 30, 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:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 5:18 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is refuting reports a list it released of the most wanted men in St James is flawed. It had been reported that two of the persons named on the list are dead and that another is in hospital. However, Deputy...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 5:07 PM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says there has been a positive response from the public to its tip hotline, set up as part of the measure to fight crime under the state of public emergency in St James. The state of public emergency was...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 4:46 PM

The government has allocated approximately $370 million to carry out a major infrastructure development programme in St James. Under the programme, several roads in the parish, that have been badly scoured by the recent rains, will be...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 1:45 PMCecelia Campbell-Livingston

Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury, is raising concern about an abandoned section of the Sandy Bay main road which he says is a potential death trap. Speaking at a community church service recently in Longville Park, Shagoury appealed to...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 1:28 PMLivern Barrett

The murder trial of a cop linked to the so-called police death squad cases failed to get underway today because of the government's failure to pay his legal fees. Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown was scheduled to go on trial for...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 1:18 PMShanna-Kay Monteith

A trauma team from the Ministry of Education this morning visited the Trinityville Primary School in St Thomas where students are mourning the death of their classmate who was one of three people murdered last week.  Six-year-old Odette...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:34 PM

The Legal Aid Council says it is providing legal representation for persons who have been detained under the state of public emergency in St James. The council says it has collaborated with Cornwall Bar Association to make 19 lawyers,...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:17 PM

The police in St Ann are probing the murder of attorney-at-law Lois Ferguson-McKoy who was found dead in her house at Shaw Park in the parish. The police say Ferguson-McKoy, who was also a social worker, was bludgeoned to death by...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 11:20 AM

Starting today, some motorists will pay more to use the North South Highway, which runs from St Catherine to St Ann. The increases mostly range from between $50 and $100. The new rates take effect at 10 o’clock tonight. Highway...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 10:58 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture will be establishing five agro-economic zones at strategic points across the island. Minister without Portfolio,  J.C. Hutchinson, says the plan is to go into Hanover, St Mary, St Elizabeth, Clarendon and in St...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 10:39 AM

Quick action by a Policeman resulted in the seizure of a firearm and the detention of one man, following a fatal shooting on Henderson Avenue, Kingston 11 on Saturday. The dead man has not yet been identified. Information garnered from the...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 10:26 AM

Gunmen yesterday shot and killed a mother execution style and attempted to set her house on fire with her children inside in Lionel Town, Clarendon. Dead is 35-year-old janitor Joy Cammock. The police say early yesterday morning Cammock and her...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:46 AM

The biggest barriers to achieving success are often ourselves and those around us. However, identifying your challenge, fuelled by your commitment, passion and dedication towards your goals can assist you on your road to success. According to...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:08 AMMarina Ramkissoon/Contributor

Change management projects often fail although there are some stories of hope. Prosci, one of the most well-known global consultancy companies in change management, often reports on successful change projects which have improved human performance,...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Since the start of 2018, the Information and Communications Unit of the Jamaica Productivity Centre has been visiting schools for the purpose of discussing with students topics relating to productivity concepts and tools.From our rap sessions with...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:02 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Additional resources are to be provided for the local justice sector this year as part of a pivotal effort to swiftly deal with court cases involving murders and other violent crimes committed in the country.Justice Minister Delroy...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill has summoned senior technocrats from the Ministry of Finance and Jamaica Customs to its next meeting on Wednesday.The committee says it wants the...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the Government and public-sector workers continue tough wage negotiations to conclude the two-year wage agreement ending financial year 2019-2020,, Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says the administration was seeking to reach a...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If the nation is truly serious about effectively dealing with the problem of crime, the nation will need to face serious truths and hard facts on the issue. It is not about implementing new laws, or allocating more financial resources to law...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, says the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) is committed to investing some $15 billion in development programmes for 2018.In delivering the...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Declaring his agency's full commitment to infrastructural development, Professor Gordon Shirley, president and CEO of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), says more than $2 billion will be spent to upgrade Falmouth alone.In an address...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 9:53 PM

Local divers along with the Marine Police are to resume their search Monday for an 18-year-old male, who is suspected to have drowned in a river near the Olivier Housing Scheme in Buff Bay, Portland on Sunday afternoon. Niko Murray who lives in the...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 6:04 PM

A businessman and a woman were killed by gunmen last night in Porus, Manchester. Dead are: 49-year-old St Claire Wayne Jordine, of Clark's Town district, and 52-year-old Marcia McKenzie, of Red Berry district, both in Porus. A 50-year-old man...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 5:50 PM

The island's 11 youth information centres (YIC) are being transformed into innovation centres, to facilitate government's plans to encourage entrepreneurship among young people in Jamaica. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth...

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