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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of three unions representing the approximately 1,000 employees at the JISCO-Alpart bauxite plant at Nain in St Elizabeth has charged that many of the ills being faced by local workers there is as a direct result of the lack of input from their...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Forty-five employees of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group have signed up to be part of a furtherance of education initiative, which is being spearheaded by the company’s Human Resource Department. RJRGLEANER CEO Gary Allen said that the aim of...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says it has taken note of concerns raised by Jamaicans living and working in the Middle East who have been adversely affected by the closure of the embassy in Kuwait. “The decision was taken to...

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

Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years old will have nearly doubled from 12 to 22 per cent. Even more startling, by next year, the number of people aged 60 and older will outnumber children younger than five...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Proposed legislation introduced by Caribbean-American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke aimed at providing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamian nationals recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian is receiving strong support less...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With fears that the probe into the April murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers could go cold, investigators are again appealing to members of the public to share what they know. Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Deputy...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Moments after 61-year-old Arleen Byrd scaled the Jersey barrier separating the four lanes on Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Shortwood Road, she joked about her athletic prowess in high school. However, she pointed out, the folly of having...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-six-year-old Stacey-Ann Harris is no ordinary woman. Along with her husband, she manages a large fishing operation in Portland while also putting in full hours as owner of a popular nightclub and bar, as well as a restaurant. But even more...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The head of the National Works Agency (NWA) has said that motorists who choose to use the flyovers at Three Miles should experience a smooth journey into and out of Kingston as the new school year begins today. Yesterday, NWA officials and police...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Colleagues across the political divide yesterday saluted Dr Kenneth Baugh as a man whose stature transcended politics and who dedicated his life to uplifting his countrymen. The 78-year-old former deputy prime minister, member of parliament (MP)...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While the statement ‘15 seconds of discomfort could save a man a lifetime of pain’ continues to ring true in reference to the importance of prostate cancer screening, one in eight Jamaican men will be diagnosed with the disease. Jamaica has the...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Works Agency (NWA) CEO E.G. Hunter says that plans to upgrade the drainage system in the Tinson Pen area have not been shelved. The plan for a redesign and drain expansion emerged after last October’s flooding, caused by heavy downpour...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:30 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For years, local contractors have got away with subpar work at high cost overruns on state projects. However, if Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, those days will soon be a thing of the past. Yesterday, at the signing of the contract for...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging fellow politicians not to allow political wrangling to derail the country’s infrastructure programme, given its overall value to national development. He made the call during yesterday’s contract signing for...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Amazon has been burning for the past two weeks, releasing tonnes of carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that were previously locked in the ground of the world’s largest rainforest. Its impact is already being assessed, with...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Women who practise heavy alcohol consumption are at risk of developing breast cancer amid a rise in the number of persons being diagnosed, according to a leading United States cancer researcher. Dr Mark Pegram, who is the first director of the...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Father of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz would have been 93 years old if he were alive today. Last Sunday, local politicians joined diplomats inside a packed Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium in Kingston to celebrate the life...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:36 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The catastrophic fires ripping through the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has drawn attention to how media houses around the globe are dealing with the subject of climate change. Insisting that climate change is a critical topic on which dialogue must...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fresh jitters have emerged among members of the Windrush Generation in the United Kingdom since Boris Johnson succeeded Theresa May as prime minister last month. There are fears that the new prime minister could stymie efforts made to compensate...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Professor Verene Shepherd has been re-elected to serve a second four-year term on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The 2019 elections were held at the United Nations in New York on June 21...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Lloyd Distant says that no good can come from a parliamentary walkout by either Government or Opposition members, saying that the move was counterproductive to the delivery of wholesome legislation to...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tufts University’s Professor Dr Kris K. Manjapra has argued that Britain has a big case to answer with regard to reparations for slavery in Jamaica. His assertion comes amid increased calls for reparations in recent months against the background of...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

CARICOM partners remained adamant yesterday that Jamaica should make further payments to the Caribbean Development Fund after they were told ahead of one of the caucuses at the 40th Heads of Government Conference in St...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Results coming out of dialogue on the issue of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) at the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting now under way in St Lucia will be critical to national and regional economic development, says Howard...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Approximately $65 million was paid to consultants to carry out the strategic review into the operations of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, Energy Minister Fayval Williams has revealed. The disclosure came during yesterday’s sitting of the...

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