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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:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 1:11 PM

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Apr 200, CMC – A High Court judge today set May 30 for the start of the case in which the St. Kitts-Nevis government is seeking to oust former prime minister Dr. Denzil Douglas from the Parliament on the grounds that he...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:05 PM

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says its concerned that the Ministry of Education is reportedly collecting information on teachers who participated in the three-day sick-out last month as they pressed their demand for a better wage...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 11:08 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has engaged the services of a tow truck company, along with the police, along the Mandela Highway in a bid to improve the travelling experience along the thoroughfare. The NWA says the service has become...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 10:30 AM

DENVER, Co. (AP) -- About 1,000 people, including a group of students from Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gathered in a park near Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado, to push for gun control and to highlight the...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 1:51 AM

A third taxi operator has been shot dead in the Corporate Area in just over a week.It is reported that 40-year-old Kerron Morner was about to drive from premises on Conway Avenue in Duhaney Park when he was approached by a gunman who fired several...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Running Events Limited will be going all out for the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) through the Everyone's A Winner/Running Events 5K...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The well-known expression 'there's no place like home' is a profound statement for Vanetta Bell, a resident of Rose Town in Kingston. Bell has lived in less than favourable conditions in the inner-city community with her family of four for a number...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nine members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been shortlisted for the LASCO Police Officer of the Year 2018-2019 award.They were nominated by members of their community and the JCF in January 2018 and selected from a group of police...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Candidates for the May Pen North by-election, Tanya Lee Williams and Earl Blake, on Wednesday morning signed the Political Code of Conduct at the office of William Shagoury, custos of Clarendon.Shagoury urged the two to "do away" with political...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police personnel are usually held to high standards, however, often, we forget that they are humans, too. They are expected to maintain professionalism while interacting with the general public. However, many of us do not know what happens behind...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica currently boasts a literacy rate of 88 per cent, with 19 per cent of the population earn-ing first degrees, educator Denworth Finnikin noted. This is a major increase in comparison to 20 years ago when persons graduating with first degrees...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Hampton School in St Elizabeth has saved close to $5 million on its electricity bills through the successful execution of two energy intervention projects at the institution by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ).Under a $62-million Solar...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Beginning in May, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information will be training more teachers in restorative justice practices, in keeping with strategies to improve safety and security in schools.This is according to Director of Safety and...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Group Jamaica launched its Leadership Development Programme, SagicorLEAD, on April 17 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, where 15 talented team members from across the Group were announced as part of the first cohort to participate in the...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seventeen-year-old Jason Palmer* wants to fulfil his dream of becoming a paediatrician and has taken the first step by getting involved in the We Transform youth empowerment and reintegration programme.Jason, who is a ward at the Rio Cobre Juvenile...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In its ongoing efforts to assist with the development of the local dairy industry, animal feed manufacturer and distributor Nutramix recently conducted a seminar for dairy farmers in St Thomas.The seminar saw presentations and demonstrations by two...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bilateral projects and denuclearisation in the Korean peninsula were the topics up for discussion as Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, received a courtesy call on Tuesday from, Young...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This year Expo Jamaica, the Caribbean's largest trade show, has taken a major step into the future by fully digitising all services for the four-day exhibition. This step pushes the showcasing of Jamaican manufacturing forward and has already...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 6:26 PM

The Kingston pastor facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has reportedly requested a second paternity test. The request by Kenneth Blake, pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 6:09 PM

The Jamaica Exporters' Association and the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association have merged into one entity.  The announcement was made a short while ago at the JMA Expo at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.  

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 5:48 PM

Customers of the National Commercial Bank Half-Way Tree branch were sent scampering this afternoon after a man pulled what appeared to be a handgun in the banking hall.

 

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 4:38 PM

Police detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) have made a big counterfeit cigarette bust in Clarendon. According to the police, two people have been arrested in connection with the find valued...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 4:37 PM

The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) is reporting that last year customers of utility companies were paid a total of $129,383,876.97 in compensation as a result of breaches of the Guaranteed Standards as well as credits and compensation...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 3:30 PM

Residents of central and western parishes are being warned by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica to brace for increased rainfall starting this afternoon through to Saturday. In a statement, the agency says the weather is being influenced by a...

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