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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Chinese Embassy has rejected remarks made by outgoing United States Ambassador Donald Tapia, accusing China of eavesdropping on his telephone conversations via a Jamaican domestic network. In denouncing the US top diplomat’s comments, Xia...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A pair of medical experts are planning a “deep dive” into Jamaica’s clogged health sector with an ambitious plan to completely overhaul the outdated paper-based medical record infrastructure with a world-class digital system. United States-based...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For the roughly 16 months that Donald Tapia has been Washington’s top diplomat in Jamaica, he has been urging the Andrew Holness-led Government to steer clear of Chinese 5G telecommunications technology, arguing that it poses national security...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Outgoing United States Ambassador Donald Ray Tapia has identified Audley ‘Man a Yaad’ Shaw as the most likeable Jamaican he has met in his year and half tour of duty. Tapia told The Gleaner that Shaw would come out tops if he had to choose as the...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels is seeking immediate answers into whether four Jamaicans arrested at sea by the United States Coast Guard were “kidnapped” under the veil of the Shiprider Agreement two months ago. His query has to do with the recent...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

‘Tom bwoy’ Elsie Smikle is proud of the moment she bowled legendary West Indies cricketer George Headley in a pick-up game in her formative years living in Contrivance district in Walderston, Manchester. Back then, cricket was par for the course...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Like their fellow fisherfolk across the Kingston Harbour, Port Royal fishers are finding it a lot more difficult making a decent catch nearshore and are being forced to go into deeper waters to make enough money. Michael Henry, president of the 32-...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Fayval Williams says a new business model is required for tertiary institutions to avoid a recurrence of the situation at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, where plummeting receipt of tuition fees has forced it to...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of the claimants in Wednesday’s successful Supreme Court ruling that a multimillion-dollar St Andrew apartment complex was illegally approved and constructed believes that many more such developments are in breach. Gavin Goffe, an attorney-at-...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Although COVID-19 has interrupted the usual Christmas activities, the Sanmerna Foundation, in tandem with Inspire to Change Foundation (ICF) and the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), made sure more than 110 children with disabilities across...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Representatives of the opposition People’s National Party on Wednesday questioned what benefits Portmore would receive as a parish that it is not getting currently as a joint select committee held its first sitting to review the proposal for the...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell is urging the Government to consider applications for another fibre-optic licence to generate greater competition, which, he insists, is needed to improve service standards and to drive down costs. He...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Following criticism from scores of Windrush victims who have been complaining about the low offers and long delays in receiving compensation, the United Kingdom has decided to fast-track the payments and make them more generous. Dr Desmond Jaddoo,...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It’s just over a week before Christmas Day and fisherfolk along the Kingston Harbour are not feeling very merry. There is little fish to catch due to the large volume of garbage and silt washed down by recent heavy rains. In addition, it has been a...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Charge d’ Affairs at the United States Embassy John McIntyre used the occasion at the handover of medical equipment, supplies and power generators to the Glen Vincent Health Centre in Kingston, to reinforce the strong partnership between his...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A senior research analyst at the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC) is pitching agriculture and agro-processing as the best option to move the country’s economy into a position of sustained growth. Wendel Ivey told panellists at yesterday’s Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica lurches towards 270 COVID-19 deaths, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has again warned that party promoters who breach the Disaster Risk Management Act will be made to pay if found liable. Speaking in the House of...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Chinese Embassy in Kingston says it rejects recent remarks made by United States (US) Deputy Chief of Mission John McIntyre that suggested the Asian economic superpower poses strategic risks through its telecommunications equipment and devices...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the recently concluded post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement will likely take the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to a higher level if the new landmark...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican who expressed concern last week that his deportation from the United Kingdom could be a “death sentence” as he had no known relatives here has tested positive for COVID-19 after landing last Wednesday. Now undergoing treatment as he...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The second batch of deported migrants from the United Kingdom (UK) for the year is due to arrive on a charter flight from London today amid a cacophony of objections to the flight. Matters concerning the potential spread of the novel coronavirus in...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 3:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Meat suppliers and vendors in Spanish Town, St Catherine, say they are adequately stocked for Christmas but are worried that customers might not be pigging out as usual. Andrew Ellis of Andrew’s Meat and More, located inside the Spanish Town Market...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas is hoping for support from council members on plans to name the under-construction municipal building in honour of the municipality’s first directly elected mayor, George Lee. The 22,654-square-foot facility situated on...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A 23-year-old man who is to be deported from the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday, December 2, having served time in prison for peddling ‘class A’ drugs, is accusing the Home Office of being “callous, wicked and uncaring” for arresting him in full...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas has rejected claims that he is disenfranchising known Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters by stonewalling their attempts to be part of meetings concerning a planned development in Westchester. The claims were made by St...

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