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Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:40 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Bandele Sankofa’s plans to watch the English Premiere league match between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday were cut short by a horrific nightmare for him and his family after he received a call that his niece, Dr. Nadia...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:37 AMArthur Hall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) to hear the case between Petrojam and its former general manager Howard Mollison, who was fired with immediate effect in July 2016, almost one year before his contract...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:The recent announcement by the Government of plans to construct a bypass to ease the perennial congestion in Lucea, Hanover, is stirring much discussion in the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), with at least one Councillor voicing...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:07 AMLivern Barrett

Telecommunications company Caricel has vowed to use “every resources at our disposal” to fight the Government’s decision to shut down its operations. “It is a travesty of justice that our Government could find no other way...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Bishop Conrad Pitkin, the custos of St James, says the people of the parish are grappling with fear and uncertainty as to what will happen when the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) comes to an end on January 31, next year."We...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Veronica Carter, the vice-president of public affairs at New Fortress Energy, says her company is seeking to ensure that as many children as possible in St James and other parishes get a chance to enjoy the spirit of Christmas this...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

University of Technology (UTech) engineering student Navion Plummer accepts that the domestic work environment is not the most attractive, but believes he serves as an inspiration for young people to stay home and help improve the economy.Plummer,...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Andre Kong, director of fisheries in the agriculture ministry, is urging the security forces to increase their efforts in helping to secure the livelihood of more than 24,000 stakeholders in the fishing industry. He wants them to crack down on...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Zachaeus Smith, vice-president of the New York-based Northeast Alumni and Friends of Godfrey Stewart High School (NAF), wants to see the removal of political influence from the education sector. He is calling for the creation of an...

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:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Government Senator Matthew Samuda says there will be no unfair advantages for manufacturers and distributors under the impending January 1, 2019, single-use plastic ban.He was speaking at a 'Consumer Talk' on the ban, hosted by the National...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Declaring the senior Reggae Girlz the hottest component of Brand Jamaica at the moment, head coach Hue Menzies is calling on corporate Jamaica to throw its full support behind the programme."When you travel, you better understand Jamaica as a brand...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation that wants to set up shop in Jamaica. And it says it has a plan to ensure that the traditional small...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For 22-year-old Ramone Saunders, placing first in the steel-fabricating category in the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) worker skills competition was the crowning achievement in his career so far.Saunders, who started out as a labourer at...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Churches are among the main beneficiaries of the proceeds of gambling revenue collected by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to which they apply for sponsorship support and other ventures.It came to light last Thursday that despite...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has indicated that he wants to know if further extensions of the states of emergency (SOEs) are legal before giving them his blessing."I fully understand it and...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, has repudiated reports in the media that Prime Minister Andrew Holness had said that "twenty dangerous criminals" will be unleashed in St James at the end of the state of emergency on January 31, 2019....

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:58 AM

In a plea for voluntary organisations to focus on what she calls the "disease of violence and abuse caused by failing relationships", CEO of First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union (FHC) Roxann Linton has proposed that voluntary organisations and...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is again warning operators of bars, shops, clubs and other businesses with gaming machines such as poker boxes, that they need to be registered to operate legally.A drive is now on to educate...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Hope Botanical Gardens in St Andrew now welcomes 1.5 million visitors annually, but that is not enough to satisfy the operators, who are pushing to increase the numbers going into next year.The operators are expecting that the construction of a...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Basic infrastructure work for the planned Greater Bernard Lodge development in Portmore, St Catherine, is scheduled to get under way early next year, and Joseph Shoucair, who...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has joined a host of Jamaicans paying tribute to former minister of tourism, senator and special envoy, Ambassador Frank Pringle, who died at his Spring Farm, Rose Hall, St James, home last Monday night."...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerns over a possible increase in the number of Jamaicans becoming addicted to gambling have spurred the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) into action.The BGLC is spending some $14 million annually in a responsible gaming programme...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Against the reports of the devastating impact that gambling addiction has had on families worldwide, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) in Jamaica has made responsible gaming one of its mantras even as...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

While most Jamaicans are preparing for the usual festivities which surround the Christmas period, more than 40 residents of premises on Fifth Street in Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, are now homeless and trying to figure out their next move.Among the...

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