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Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's desire to hold on to an outdated education system that is unable to give children a better grasp of what is needed to compete for jobs at the global level is helping to fuel violence and the gangland culture, anthropologistDr Herbert Gayle...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's tourism capital is to have its first international private academy come September 3.The co-educational middle and high school, offering an international curriculum, has been relocated from its originally intended site in Rose Hall,St James...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the National Water Commission (NWC) makes strides in Kingston and St Andrew to reduce its non-revenue water (NRW) losses, its president, Mark Barnett, has appealed to customers to be more understanding,as water disruptions were inevitable."My...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Almost seven in every 10 Jamaicans would not recommend an abortion to a friend who is faced with an unwanted pregnancy.Only one in seven persons (14 per cent) would recommend the termination of the pregnancy, while 17 per cent would give their...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) commissioners to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) have said that they have been witness to claims of abuse made by the former director of elections, Orrette Fisher, who resigned from the body in the middle of a...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writers

Western Bureau:While residents of Lucea in Hanover are now seeking to put their lives back together after last week's devastating rains, the town's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, has blamed the flooding on climate change and has called for a...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

It was literally a case of 'speed kills' along the Hopewell main road in Hanover on Sunday night as all five occupants of a Toyota Corolla motor car died instantaneously in a horrific crash that left the two occupants of another car badly injured."...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer of the Hanover police, disclosed that the traffic accident that occurred along the Hopewell main road on Sunday night was the ninth fatal crash in the parish, totalling 14 deaths since the start...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Noted historian, Professor Colin A. Palmer, has urged Jamaicans to ensure that the hard-won rights of workers are preserved.Presenting a public lecture under the theme 'The 1938 Rebellion and the PNP's vision of an independent Jamaica', as part of...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's commander for the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, have said that there would be no relaxation of...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 11:12 PMErica Virtue

Paula McKay, a Jamaican who spent more than 30 years in the United States before returning home, is disappointed by what she believes is the growing disparity between the rich and the poor in Jamaica.McKay, one of several residents who participated...

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...

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