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Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Typical of most inner-city communities, residents in the western Kingston constituency of Fletcher's Land depend largely on their internal systems to create for themselves. These include the wildly popular roadside parties and round-robin series of...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that the Government has been taking steps to curtail violence against returning residents in a number of communities across the country, including Mandeville, Manchester....

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

Sinopharm Pan-Caribbean has established business units in medical equipment trading and healthcare in Jamaica and the Caribbean region, says General Manager Peter Zheng."Sinopharm is actively coordinating and cooperating with the Ministry of Health...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take steps to ensure that regulations are drafted urgently to bring into effect the Public Procurement Act.This...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Chinese presence in Jamaica dates back to the period of indentured labourers, between 1845 and 1917. Since then, both countries have enjoyed a strengthening of relations.There have been investments by a number of Chinese companies with varying...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Capital city Kingston has always carried with it a certain allure, but over time the eroding social and physical infrastructure has been the main cause for its decay. However, there has been a resuscitation in recent years, with signals from the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The rejection of the evidence that serious challenges existed in the implementation of the states of public emergency (SOE) has have resulted in a moral and political dilemma for several Jamaicans who support both crime-fighting efforts and the...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

After almost two years of torrid, and, at times, heated negotiations, yesterday, the Government and the Jamaica Police Federation signed a heads of agreement, which covers the contract periods 2017-2019 and 2019-2021."We are pleased, based on the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 130 children with disabilities from the Corporate Area sang, danced, and feted to their hearts' delight at a Christmas treat arranged by the Sanmerna Foundation in partnership with the Be the Change Foundation/Jamaica Urban Transit Company...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that the Government is serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector."I am absolutely serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector. Without...

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

The launch of the National Cancer Registry of Jamaica represents another meaningful addition in the fight against cancer, as it will allow for quality data collection to inform decision-making policies, says Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.He...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Without corrupt practices and the stubborn, yet high crime rate, Jamaica's economy could have been three to 10 times bigger, according to Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director, National Integrity Action.While addressing the Jamaica Customs...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Petrojam oil refinery is in danger of becoming obsolete.The state-run entity was laid bare by a stinging auditor general's report last week.Speaking at yesterday's quarterly press briefing at Jamaica House,...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It's a heady time for the five finalists in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition, with just a few weeks left for the panel of judges to name the winning design, which is to be constructed as Jamaica's new seat of power.December 18 is the...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid said that results from the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam have been misconstrued, noting that it will have no bearing on next year's actual examinations.Speaking at the ministry's Heroes Circle offices in Kingston...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is expressing concerns with the pricing mechanism used by Petrojam, asking for a clear and transparent explanation. The organisation is also troubled by the excessive losses of fuel being incurred by...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Petrojam's most liquid assets, cash, and equivalents covered only an average 17 per cent of its current liabilities over the five-year period 2013-2018 as cash generated from core operations was inadequate, an Auditor General's Department (AGD)...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:34 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The auditor general’s report into the systemic breakdown in resource management practices at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and Petrojam, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday, outlines a series of recommendations that should...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite the more than encouraging decline in all categories of major crime, the national security hierarchy has decided to lay down the gauntlet in the ongoing war against criminal elements, with the launch of a massive island-wide operation aimed...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health is committed to establishing a National Diabetic Retinopathy Programme to combat an increase in diabetes, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said.He stated that diabetic retinopathy screening and treatment will become...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Pearnel Charles Jr, state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, affirmed Jamaica's commitment to the development of a road map to foster the growth of the 'blue economy' on Wednesday at the Global Sustainable Blue Economy...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fifteen-year-old St Hugh's High School student Tashi Munda had several great moments that highlighted her young life. However, the one that stood out the most for her principal was when Tashi stood tall at her school's last awards ceremony to...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The embattled human resource manager for Petrojam, Yolande Ramharrack, has resigned. Her resignation took effect on November 22.Ramharrack had been under scrutiny since July when it was revealed that she was hired without the required qualifications...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A United Kingdom (UK) political pressure group is insisting that apologies from Britain's Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, in and by themselves will not go far enough to erase the hurt that the hostile immigration policy, which gave birth to the...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Policing the masses can be a brutal, unforgiving and ungrateful job, but the officers at the Harbour View Police Station in east Kingston are relishing the magnitude of the role they have signed up for, and have gone on to create success stories by...

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