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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:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:15 AM

The Bob Marley Foundation recently partnered with Integrated Clinics International (ICI) to host the second biannual health fair in Nine Miles, St Ann.Residents, including children and adults from the community, benefited from a day of free health...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis said that while the western city is enjoying major investments, the road network, which is one of the most needed supporting structures in development, is falling apart due to lack of proper maintenance...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) seeks to diversify Jamaica's tourism sector and attract investments from new markets, it led a promotional mission to Colombia to attract hotel investments at the Expo Cotelco, Colombia's largest hotelier...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs) need to increase their investment in disaster risk management prevention, states Yuri Chakalall, natural disaster and risk management senior specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The micro, small...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has said Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.The parish has attracted some major hotel developments are recent years, and Bartlett said that some 6,000 additional rooms along...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I recently got married to a 53-year-old Antigua-born man who is now a US citizen.Prior to that, I applied for a visa twice and was denied - once in 2002 and again in 2016. I don't know the reason for the first denial, but...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I am a British citizen living outside the United Kingdom and I need to apply for my child's first British passport. How would I go about this?- HADear HA,If a child has never had a British passport, the parent must apply for a first...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Miss Powell,I've been saving for the past three years for my move to Canada. I'm a young pharmacist and I plan to sponsor myself as a Federal Skilled Worker. How much money do I need to have in my bank account? I have a joint account with my...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ORACABESSA, St Mary:In what has been described by Vice-Principal Donovan Thomas as a "paradigm shift," a programme aimed at increasing the pass rate in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics examination has yielded results...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Education, Youth, and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid has said that the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) is creating greater opportunities for youth through education and skills training while aligning them with the 21st-century jobmarket....

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Urban Development Corporation's (UDC's) construction of a state-of-the-art beach park at the Closed Harbour Beach in St James will begin in January 2019.The 16-acre property, also known as 'Dump-up' Beach, will be transformed into a world-class...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 8:43 PM

Three men, said to be gangsters, were killed during a shootout with the police in Trelawny, on Monday.

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 8:35 PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has advised the United States that instead of being concerned with China’s growing influence in developing countries, Washington should provide more aid...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 6:42 PMJason Cross

As Trinidad and Tobago picked up the pieces after undergoing unprecedented flooding, due to excessive rainfall in the last few days, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said he was pleased with the outpouring of support from regional counterparts....

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 6:24 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the United States reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 6:02 PM

Prosecutors in the trial for murder-accused police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown have said that they cannot confirm when their final witness will be available to take the stand. They indicated last week that their two final witnesses...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 5:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the US border. But across his administration...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 5:16 PM

As residents in St Ann’s Bay react with anger to the brutal murder of 14-year-old Ocho Rios High School student, Raven Wilson, an appeal has come from Devon Evans, chairman of the Bethel Basic School in Windsor Heights, St Ann’s Bay, asking parents and the wider community to take greater care of their children.

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 4:07 PM

Late former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Member of Parliament for North East Westmoreland Headley Cunningham is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government. Cunningham died on September 22. The service will be held on...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 3:19 PM

Cruel, inhumane and barbaric are some of the words used by Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, to describe the killing of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, a third form student of Ocho Rios High School in St Ann. The mutilated body...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 2:41 PM

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) says it is shocked at the killing of former talk show host Trinidadian, Ricardo Welch, also known as the “Gladiator”, who was attacked and shot to death last week in the twin-island republic....

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 2:10 PM

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says construction of the state-of-the-art beach park at the Closed Harbour Beach in St James will begin in January 2019. The 16-acre property, also known as “Dump-up” Beach, will be transformed...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:02 PM

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist’s possessions: It includes complex scientific...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 11:07 AM

Child rights and advocacy organisation Hear The Children’s Cry is calling for more to be done to protect the nation's children from criminals and to prosecute offenders. The organisation, in a statement this morning, condemned the murder...

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