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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 4:31 PM

The Ministry of Education says it has been receiving numerous complaints that students have been experiencing challenges accessing their CSEC results. The ministry says it does not support the withholding of results and reminds schools that it...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 2:57 PM

The security forces are advising persons who are participating in the bird hunting season and who intend to hunt within the St. James and the St. Catherine North Police Divisions, where states of public emergency have been imposed, that while there...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 11:27 AM

Detectives from the Hanover Police Division have named two men as persons of interest. They are Jamar Johnson and Gavin Seaton, otherwise called ‘Willow’, both of Elgin Town in the parish. The police say both men are critical to an...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 11:03 AM

The Ministry of Health, in addressing concerns raised regarding increased user fees at public hospitals, is assuring the public that the government’s no user fee policy for public patients without insurance remains in effect. READ: User fees...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 10:48 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has highlighted the need for stronger cooperation between residents of Hanover and the security forces to further reduce the murder rate in the parish. Since the start of the year, Hanover has recorded an eleven...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 10:26 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has appealed for understanding as the Government undertakes road improvement works in Kingston, St Andrew, and St Catherine. Holness said he is aware of the inconvenience and prolonged delays being experienced by...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 10:17 AM

The intersection of Windward Road and Mountain View Avenue in Kingston will be closed to vehicular traffic this Sunday, August 19, to facilitate National Water Commission (NWC) pipe laying works. The closure will be between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m....

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 10:06 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that traffic heading towards Half-Way-Tree along Hagley Park Road has been diverted on to West Road, and East Road to exit on to Hagley Park Road by way of either Elspeth Avenue or Carpenter Road. The...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 9:59 AM

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green says the Walker’s Place of Safety, which was destroyed by fire in January, will be a state-of-the-art facility once completed. Green said that he is in possession of the final designs...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Itelbpo and the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the purpose of building capacity in the Jamaican business process outsourcing (BPO) industry.This MoU reflects both parties'...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nine brilliant girls from schools across the island were recognised by LASCO Curves for their outstanding achievement in this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at a special ceremony, held at LASCO Distributors Limited, White Marl, St...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Amid ongoing concerns surrounding youth unemployment and its negative consequences, the Multicare Youth Foundation (MYF), through its Starbucks YUTE Work Project, has facilitated a one-year mentorship programme for participating young adults.In an...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKatherine Chen/ Contributor

Walking down the humid streets of Jamaica, there are a few things one can spot immediately. Firstly our ever-present collection of the world's finest potholes, available in a variety of sizes. Next, a wide array of vendors offering bag juice or cold...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Maternal mortality is still a problem in Jamaica, and this is still due, in large part, to the three delays. This was the feedback to a presentation done by maternal, neonatal and infant health (MNIH) rights advocate Linnette Vassell at a workshop...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017.Based in San Francisco, California, in the United States, Airbnb is an online community...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Come to The Parables! Bring your husbands and wives and your children. It will be fun, yet deeply serious - like the cross and the glorious resurrection.Tomorrow, Saturday, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4:00 and 7 p.m., we premiere The...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

Legendary entertainer of the stage and film Clarence 'Count Prince' Miller passed away in London, England, yesterday at age 83. He had been ailing for some time before his illness from cancer took a turn for the worst earlier this month.He was a...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be removing illegal signs and billboards erected across the city.Speaking at a recent meeting of the corporation, Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams said that an audit is being undertaken...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Association of Development Agencies (ADA), a group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to promote sustainable development and social change in Jamaica, has launched an innovation lab, which will work with civil society groups and...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Government is continuing work to improve more of Jamaica's public beaches in order to enable greater access to these facilities.This assurance comes from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said that the Government is committed to doing...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 8:27 PM

On a day when controversial figure Benny White was elected unopposed as chairman of the People's National Party (PNP's) Fellowship division in East Portland, a senior member of the Parliamentary Opposition told comrades not to be swayed by...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 4:20 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which he said earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017. Based in San Francisco, California in the United States, Airbnb is an online...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 4:16 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that capacity at its Moravia Treatment plant in Manchester has fallen to 65% due to drought conditions. The NWC says some customers will experience intermittent water...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 4:10 PM

Telecommunication company Flow Jamaica is reporting that damage to its network as a result of major road projects being undertaken across the Corporate Area has cost the company $40 million. Flow says since the start of the year the company has...

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