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Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With the first ever International Mathematics Teaching Summit days away, a list of pre-event activities are already creating a buzz. As part of the upcoming event is the first of its kind Mico University College-National Commercial Bank (NCB)...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It could cost the Government about US$200 million (J$25 billion) to construct new drains in the Tinson Pen area of Kingston, National Works Agency (NWA) Chief Executive Officer E.G. Hunter has revealed. Major flooding in the vicinity of Tinson Pen...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Revitalising the plethora of bilateral arrangements between Jamaica and Botswana will be the main focus of that country’s new ambassador, Collen Kelapile, who also hinted at leveraging his country’s know-how in the area of mining. This may include...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says she takes responsibility for not following up on warning notices that were issued to the members of parliament who were fingered in breach of the Integrity Act for failure to declare income...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that there is no discernible negative impact from the latest United States travel advisory issued last week for Jamaica. He said that the Government has brought in respected tourism consultant Dr Peter Tarlow...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is set to host the third meeting of the Jamaica-Costa Rica Joint Commission in 2019, which is expected to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Incoming chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica,...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:50 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Davina Scott overcame poverty in her native Jamaica and the embarrassment of not being able to read and write to rise to become one of 10 students who have received a New York Times College Scholarship. The scholarships, which are...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:46 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Ancillary workers in several communities across the country will directly benefit from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) to engage in HEART Trust/NTA training in...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two of the country’s most powerful business associations, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), have come out in praise of the Budget for fiscal year 2019-20, alluding to the finance minister’s...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Citing procedural weaknesses for the collapse of the system, town clerk at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) Robert Hill says that the council plans to restart registration of handcarts operating in market spaces next month....

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican lawmakers have been urged to review the nearly 40-year-old Employment (Equal Pay for Men and Women) Act amid growing unease about the disparity in salaries along gender lines. An International Labour Organization report titled ‘A Quantum...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government has paid $3 million in lease over half a year for an empty building. The Ardenne Road, St Andrew, building, which was leased by the Universal Service Fund (USF), is said to be undergoing renovations. The revelation was made by...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The tense political atmosphere in the high-stakes Portland East by-election, which is set for April 4, could spiral out of control if supporters of both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) fail to adhere to the...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government of Jamaica has acted swiftly in dealing with impropriety arising from the Windrush scandal and mass deportation of Jamaicans from the United Kingdom, says State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. His assurance arose out of a meeting last...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Chinese businesses are more than welcome to operate and invest in Jamaica as the country stands to gain from the transfer of technology and the wealth of their businesses, which is likely to further sustain Jamaica’s own economic turnaround, says...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The St Andrew South police, in recent times, have placed the spotlight on an area of Greenwich Town known as ‘Bow Tie Land’, off Spanish Town Road, which they say gunmen have been utilising as a safe haven. Officer in charge of operations, Deputy...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cabinet has approved a deal between China Harbour Engineering Company and the Housing Agency of Jamaica for the construction of 1,900 housing solutions at Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The development will be undertaken in six phases over 60 months...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There is no plan by Chinese companies to monopolise Jamaican industries. That’s the word from Dr Hu Zhimin, president of the Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica (ACEJ). With at least 16 Chinese companies already registered to operate in...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Transforming the approximately 4,600 acres of cane lands at Bernard Lodge in St Catherine into a brand-new city with a host of social and civic amenities will take developers 18 years, according to the project’s urban planner, Martin Addington. It...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Businesses along Hagley Park Road that have haemorrhaged billions of dollars in losses from the Government’s months-long roadwork project should be offered tax write-offs as compensation for a precipitous fall in revenue. That’s the word from...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night received the RG Platinum Award for its sterling service to nation building through the Jamaica National Service Corps, a state-led initiative aimed at transforming at-risk youth into model citizens and...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:04 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-five-year-old Pam (last name withheld), the lone female among 29 deported migrants who were processed at Harman Barracks after being sent from the United Kingdom on a charter flight to Kingston yesterday, has castigated the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the community of Belgium in Grants Pen, St Andrew, tries to pick up the pieces from last Thursday’s deadly blaze which claimed the lives of two-year-old twins Nahelia and Nahalia Pinnock, one neighbour is finding it particularly hard to...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A quintessential family man, friend, and a hard worker was how family, friends and ­colleagues remembered former government minister and trade unionist, Dwight Nelson, at his funeral yesterday. Tribute after tribute at a packed Cathedral of the...

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