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Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson said many struggling Jamaicans are not captured in official economic statistics.

Another stimulus package is needed to give Jamaica’s tanking economy a fighting chance, Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson has asserted. Robinson said the bailout funds should be channelled into the productive sectors such as...
Dr Shanice Mullings (left) prepares to swab the nostrils of eight-year-old Actavia Harging who was scared of submitting to the coronavirus test in Central Village, St Catherine, on January 13. The Ministry of Health has fanned out with mobile testing sites

The Holness administration is seeking to expedite accreditation of coronavirus testing sites amid the mushrooming of informal operators and the slow start by approved private labs. At least four of the eight private laboratories that have been...
National Works Agency CEO E.G. Hunter (centre) touring the Gordon Town and Savage Pen roads alongside Prime Minister Andrew Holness and St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Holness on December 5. The Government allocated Christmas funding to re

Eyebrows were raised during Thursday’s meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) when works czar E.G. Hunter disclosed that only 22 per cent of members of parliament (MPs) have used the entire allocation for Christmas...

Western Bureau: The tears of sorrow that flowed two months ago when fire razed their home, killing five-year-old DeAndre ‘Jaydon’ Peterkin, were replaced with tears of joy on Wednesday when a St James family was given the keys to their newly...

Jamaican Jason W arrived in New York 10 years ago, seeking the American dream. Because he has remained there illegally, he has lived in the shadows, taking whatever jobs he can to survive financially. When his mother died, he was unable to attend...

United States Vice-President Kamala Harris is expected to leverage her history of advocacy in pressing the White House on economic and social justice for blacks and other minorities, Jamaican academics have said. Joseph Biden assumed the presidency...

A total of $1.8 billion has been dedicated to the procurement of laptops and tablets for students in the Jamaican education system. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke said that the $1.8 billion excised from the budget of the Ministry of Education,...

Western Bureau: Residents of Jointwood in St Elizabeth are frustrated with the lack of responsiveness by the State in repairing the road to their community after three sections of the thoroughfare collapsed during last November’s flood rains....

Tears rolled down the face of Norma Walters as she watched her former schoolmate’s daughter being sworn in on Wednesday as vice-president of the United States. Walters, who attended school alongside Donald Harris decades ago in the northern Jamaica...

Claudius Brown, the ex-cop who has a master’s degree and wanted to become a taxi driver this year, is no longer homeless. Brown, whose story The Gleaner recently captured, was deported from the US in 2006 for overstaying after visiting his sick...
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