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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Over the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to submit comments on the...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The six-year-old architecture firm Atelier Vidal is no stranger to success, having copped the 2014 Governor General Award for Resort Design. However, while drafting what may become Jamaica's next Parliament building is no picnic, coming out on top...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

PICK YOUR PARLIAMENTOver the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With about two months until the climax of the Houses of Parliament Design Competition, all eyes will be on whose design will be chosen to become the historic model by which the Government will construct its new seat of power.That honour could well...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is among eight Caribbean states to benefit from a climate change assessment programme being spearheaded by the Republic of Korea (South Korea) as part of its expanding overseas engagement with developing countries.Dubbed the Impact...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

In anticipation of his receipt of the Badge of Honour at today's National Honours and Awards Ceremony, Neville Whittaker, councillor for the Gordon Town division of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, is encouraging younger Jamaicans...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Eleanor Jones, environmentalist and businesswoman, says that there is need for a fresh injection of selfless giving of one's time and effort to create a better society.She, however, acknowledged that Jamaica has benefited over the years as a result...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's new Parliament building has the potential to become the country's most iconic edifice, according to the project's adviser and patron, Gordon Gill."This could really be Jamaica's 'Dubai' moment. I think this new Parliament building,...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that his administration recognises a need for greater development of Jamaica's human capital while hinting that the nation could be part of a new Human Capital Index to be launched by the World Bank.Holness was...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Destigmatising mental health is a sure way of showing the humane side of the Jamaican society, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said in his comments to mark World Mental Health Day, celebrated each year on October 10."A big part of the process...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that the country is living on past glory and that it was important to invest in the country's infrastructure - including a new Parliament building - to show that as a people, we are serious about...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says Jamaica should find strategic ways of leveraging the untapped potential of its diaspora.He told the country's diplomats gathered in Kingston for the 2018 Executive...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The launch of the National Foreign Trade Policy and Consultancy for the establishment of the National Trade Information Portal is being lauded by Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, as a modern, coordinated...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that a report that was commissioned last year to look into the future of the National Housing Trust (NHT) has been completed and will be made public shortly.A debate on the report's content will also take place in...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

After waiting for more than 10 years for construction of housing solutions geared at creating a better community, residents of a section of Maxfield Park, commonly known as Frog City, are finally witnessing the dream becoming a reality with...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Rotaract Club of New Kingston's response to combating the ecological effects of climate change on Jamaica's coastline is to plant mangroves along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston, which is also expected to aid in restoring damaged coral reef....

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

At just 17 years old, the world was just about to open up in all its majesty for Shawn'd Ferguson. He had big dreams of being a success but was taking his time deciding what career path to take. Then tragedy struck.Ferguson was among a group of...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two of the survivors of the vehicular crash in the vicinity of Heroes Circle, Kingston, last Friday night, which claimed the lives of two of their friends, say they too could have easily been killed if it weren't for quick thinking."I had to jump up...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is a complaint of inner-city residents from Negril Point to Morant Point. They think they are being blocked from employment opportunities because of their addresses. And residents of Jones Town in south St Andrew have the same cry.And for Jones...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr has hailed Chile's significant economic success on the commemoration of the 208th anniversary of South American nation's independence, noting their contribution to Jamaica's...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than $36 million has been paid to customers of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) for breaches of service standards, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has stated.This covers the...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former senior University of Technology lecturer and curriculum and assessment specialist Michael-Anthony Dobson-Lewis is urging calm amid the confusion around mixed signals received by parents and students on the matter of textbooks for the Primary...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) said that while it supports the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the new secondary-school entrance exam, its members are gravely concerned that it is being implemented in ways that are likely to result in...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Errol Campbell, a 59-year-old aerospace engineer, is a citizen of nowhere. Even though born in Britain to Jamaican parents, he is effectively a man without a country.His story, like many of the Windrush Generation cases now being investigated by the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Fritz Pinnock said that at no time did the university consider changing the name of its Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Centre, which bears the name of Dr Andrew Wheatley,...

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