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Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator K.D. Knight yesterday charged that the Upper House of Parliament was not the place for dishonourable politicians. Making his contribution to debate on the Appropriations Bill in the Senate yesterday, Knight saluted his fellow...

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

Actual construction work on the South Coast Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) is slated to begin soon, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness. In his contribution to the Budget Debate in Parliament on Tuesday, Holness told the nation that design work...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People’s National Party wants the full weight of the law brought to bear on everyone who has so far been implicated in corruption at the Ministry of Education, which resulted in yesterday’s axing of portfolio minister Ruel Reid. His...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government’s decision to temporarily close its embassy in Caracas has drawn the ire of the Opposition, with its spokesperson, Lisa Hanna, accusing the Government of “seeking to break diplomatic relations with Venezuela”. The embassy...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Government is seeking “competitive” sources of financing to undertake a proposed third infrastructure development initiative to succeed the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), which was in its winding-up phase, to significantly...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

In just about a week, Jamaicans at home and abroad will know which of the five finalists in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition would have won the right to have their concept chosen as the blueprint for the country’s first dedicated...

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...

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