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Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Keith Duncan, co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), has again urged Jamaicans not to be unduly worried about the recent slippage in the value of the Jamaican dollar against its US counterpart.Responding to concerns...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Residents of Cassia Park in St Andrew are concerned that local private-sector leaders seem more interested in lining their pockets than the overall improvement of Jamaica.The residents used the latest Gleaner On The Corner with the Economic...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesman on Finance Mark Golding says the People's National Party (PNP) has a more creative approach to using the more than $45 billion of unclaimed funds in bank accounts to help the medium, small and micro enterprise (MSMEs) sector.He...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Beginning today, the Supreme Court will start to hear arguments in the Opposition People's National Party's (PNP) challenge to the National Identification and Registration Act.The legislation was passed by Parliament in the face of a walkout by the...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has trumpeted that developers are buying into the vision of the Government and have moved to capitalise on infrastructural works now under way to modernise the city of Kingston.He said that requests are coming in for...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, sought to reassure concerned members of the public that no Jamaican students were hurt during protests at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, last...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Two hundred and twenty recruits graduated in a passing out ceremony at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) training facility in Moneague, St Ann, on Saturday, after completing the army's 16-week training module.The recruits represent the fourth cohort...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Trinidad and Tobago military has been mobilised to carry out relief efforts in the twin-island republic following heavy flooding that has been blamed on three days of heavy rainfall.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Trinidadian journalist...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As the trial for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown continued into day eight last Monday, defence attorney Norman Godfrey insisted that a letter that his client is alleged to have given assistant commissioner of the Independent...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has confirmed that a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rocked the eastern section of Jamaica yesterday afternoon.The epicentre was recorded near Blue Mountain Peak.Persons, mainly in the...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has expressed optimism about Jamaica's earning potential from ganja in light of Canada's legalisation of cannabis for recreational use."The signal to us is that we can't continue...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Mico Care Centre is now designing a second version of its diagnostic reading test, which was initially designed for local students, but is being used in some Caribbean countries and sections of the United States.The first version of the Mico...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Traumatised by the murder of close relatives or friends, and scarred from excessive abuse, some of the nation's children have gone mute.Unfortunately, with only five speech pathologists in the island, there are not many persons qualified to get them...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Communication challenges and a shortage of some resources slightly marred a water and aviation emergency simulation at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston last Thursday.But operators of the airport were generally satisfied...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MBJ Airports Limited will conduct a full-scale aerodrome emergency exercise, titled 'Exercise Mockingbird', at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) on Thursday.The activity is to be confined to designated areas within the operational footprint...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Of the more than 2,000 children seeking assessment at the Mico Care Centre annually, approximately 75 per cent are boys who are often taken there by desperate and frustrated mothers searching for help.The Mico Care Centre is operated by the Mico...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The ongoing growth in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector across the island is being welcomed by a long-time resident of Cassia Park in St Andrew, who sees this as a possible solution to the high unemployment rate of Jamaica's youngsters....

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

As the Jamaican market continues to be flooded by foreign goods, participants in the latest Gleaner On the Corner with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) forum made a strong call for more protection for local products.The residents of...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Jamaica Fire Brigade is short a commissioner, two deputy commissioners, with several other top positions also vacant.The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the fire brigade is also short of a director of the human resource department and a...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has repeated its warning to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force not to tamper with shooting scenes.This followed the fatal shooting of Renardo Powell on Marescaux Road in central Kingston...

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:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU:A group of students from Ryne Park in St James were exposed to real terror yesterday morning when a man who was a passenger in the taxi in which they were travelling alighted from the vehicle, pulled a handgun, and executed the driver...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Push Start Foundation, a United States-based entity headed by Clarendon native Beverly Nichols, is providing US$1 million for a major expansion and upgrade of the Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon.The work will include a new minor operating...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago has been plunged into deep mourning following the murder of former radio talk show host Ricardo Welch, known as the 'Gladiator'.He was gunned down at Parang Boulevard, Santa Cruz, yesterday morning, as he...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

An opposition senator, citing official documents, has revealed that close to 11,000 persons have been detained by the security forces since the first state of public emergency was imposed in St James in January.Additionally, according to Donna Scott...

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