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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...

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Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:16 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! Sadly, the modern-day home is fast becoming a danger zone. Are measures in place to deter crime and violence in this space adequate? Who demonstrates when a husband kills a wife and vice versa. Are marriage vows no longer...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party councillors at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have decried the removal by the Government of nutribun, nutribullas, and fruit juice from the primary school feeding programme and replacing them with the MannaPack Rice...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:08 AMGareth Davis Snr/ Gleaner Writer

Port Maria, St Mary: A new state-of-the-art market is now under construction in Port Maria, St Mary to replace the old one which has fallen into disrepair.Work on the market which started in July, will see a modern-day two-storey facility being built...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

At the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation last Thursday, the capital's poor drainage system and the hazard it presents was placed under the microscope.Councillor Scean Barnswell, in referring to the October 1 flood rains which...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:07 AMGareth Davis Sr/ Gleaner Writer

Port Antonio:Mayor of Port Antonio Paul Thompson last Thursday announced a reshuffling of several committees at the Portland Municipal Corporation, which has been rocked by an allegation that a councillor, who was refused sexual favours, terminated...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For the past 14 years, the CIN Lecture Series has provided the premier vehicle for discourse on issues affecting Jamaica and the diaspora, and soon, Mark Shields, former deputy commissioner of police in Jamaica and former detective chief...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Andre Haughton

The Jamaican stock market has been on a four-year increasing trend where some stocks have doubled, some tripled and others increasing fourfold in value to provide excellent rates of return for investors. According to Bloomberg, over the last 5 years...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Announcing that he will be stepping down as president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (JMEA) shortly, Metry Seaga said while he is proud of the steady progress of the sector over the years, more intervention is needed at the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has accepted an invitation from the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) for a familiarisation tour of several outsourcing firms operating in Montego Bay on Thursday.PSOJ...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Patrick Prendergast, the Campus Director at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Western Jamaica Campus, has been appointed the Co-Chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee to advise the Office of the Mayor of Montego Bay on matters...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 9:08 PM

The jury in the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, who are charged with the shooting death of Kahni Erskine following a daring daylight gun attack at a St James gas station in 2016, were shown video footage of the incident in court on Tuesday.

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 7:56 PM

The House of Representatives has approved a resolution extending the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Mount Salem, St James, for an additional 60 days. The resolution was moved by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who noted that there has been no...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 7:26 PM

Attorney Norman Godfrey today suggested that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) paid for the wife and child of murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown to stay in a St Andrew hotel for six to seven weeks...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 6:47 PM

The St Catherine North Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Oneila Thomas, otherwise called ‘Chunny’ and her 12-month-old child Jayden Elliott, both of Byles district, Kitson Town, St Catherine. They...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 4:45 PM

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has indicated that the Government is working to relocate persons residing at the Retirement Landfill in St James. McKenzie informed that the Social Development Commission will...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 3:31 PMJodi Ann Gilpin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has directed that Jamaica pursues a target of achieving 50 per cent of its energy generation from renewables by 2030. Under current policy, the country has a target of 30 per cent. Holness expressed confidence...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 11:23 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it has shutdown its Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine. The NWC says this is because of a high acidic level recorded in samples taken from the river source that serves the plant. As a...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Chief of development financing for The Jamaica National Group Carlton Earl Samuels says the growing local interest in the short-term rental accommodation market is not likely to changethe approach that financial institutions, such as JN Bank, take...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Several experts in the financial, education and employment sectors agree that exposing young people to basic financial concepts at an early age in a classroom setting will assist them to make better 'financial decisions as adults."This can only work...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prospect Primary School in Danvers Pen, St Thomas, is the winner of the Trees for Peace competition, which was launched by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on Peace Day in...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBeienetch Watson/Contributor

The continuous extension of the 'enhanced security measures' in the resort town of Montego Bay and its environs is perhaps the greatest indication of tourism's failure to improve the lives of ordinary Jamaicans. In fact, the Senate's last unanimous...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Manufacturerers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA) Metry Seaga has said he is confident that with proper policies and support, Jamaica's macroeconomic indicators will continue to grow and contribute significantly to...

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