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Published:Friday | June 24, 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:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 4:08 PMCMC

Guyana's education minister, Priya Manickchand, says schools across the country will remain closed for face-to-face interaction during March, for every grade except grades 10, 11 and 12. During an update on the ministry’s social...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 3:32 PMJamaica Information Service

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) says it secured $12.1 million in refunds and compensation on behalf of aggrieved consumers who transacted business with product and service providers between April 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. Speaking at a...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 2:44 PM

The police are investigating a double murder in Central Village, St Catherine last night.  The victims have been identified as 23 year-old Jevaughn Nugent, otherwise known as 'Spitty', a construction worker, and Kevaughn Tulloch- ...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 2:06 PMCMC

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, has announced plans to build a fence along the country's border with Haiti, which extends for about 380 kilometres, or 236 miles. Abinader said the barrier will help curb illegal...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:15 PM

The Police Officers' Association (POA) has welcomed Friday's ruling by the Court of Appeal, overturning the conviction of former senior superintendent of police, James Forbes, in a corruption case.  Forbes had been found...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:48 AMThe Associated Press

At least 18 people have been killed, the UN Human Rights Office is reporting, as security forces in Myanmar today made mass arrests and used lethal force, intensifying their efforts to break up protests, a month after the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:27 AM

Five people died from COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the number deaths from the disease this week alone to 26, as the country continues to grapple with a surge in cases of the infectious and deadly disease. Overall 422 people have died since the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:03 AMJamaica Information Service

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says work is advanced on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine in Cuba. Speaking during PAHO’s COVID-19 digital briefing last Wednesday, PAHO's assistant director, Dr Jarbas...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 9:30 AMAndre Williams - Gleaner Writer

Two men were reportedly found dead in the trunk of a  grey Toyota Axio motor car Windermere Close in St Andrew. The bodies had, what appeared to be, gunshot wounds to the head. It's believed the incident happened some time between last night...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:23 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Women comprise less than a third of the total number of professors among four of Jamaica’s top universities and colleges, a situation labelled ‘unacceptable’ by the leaders of the institutions who admit that structural patriarchy continues to...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:23 AM

Grenada lifting UK travel ban (CMC): Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell on Friday announced steps to reopen the island’s tourism sector in the coming months. Mitchell said commercial flights from the United Kingdom (UK) and hotel properties...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:23 AMEdmond Campbell - Senior Staff Reporter

The leadership of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is urging the Joe Biden administration to carry out a “dispassionate early review” of the United States’ scorched policy towards Venezuela, with a view to lifting draconian sanctions that have...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:22 AM

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has provided The Sunday Gleaner with the following overview of the legislative process. The entire procedure for the preparation of legislation and the settling of the legislation programme involves seven...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Weeks after three former police chiefs rapped parliamentarians for their lethargic approach to enacting new legislation to curb lawlessness across the island, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has likened the quality of drafting instructions being sent...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Gleaner Writer

DAMION HYLTON is today giving God thanks for helping him navigate his way from the inner-city community of Southside in Parade Gardens, Kingston, to completing his master’s degree in Italy while the COVID-19 pandemic raged. Now back in Jamaica, he...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:21 AM

An Ossining, Jamaica native, aviation structural mechanic seaman Chantol Kelly, was awarded Blue Jacket of the Quarter aboard USS Constitution on Thursday. Bluejacket of the Year is awarded to a junior sailor who exemplifies outstanding dedication...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:20 AM

The Lenten period, which spans from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday and is said to be an acknowledgement of Jesus’ over a month-long fast many years ago, is commonly recognised on an individual basis. During this time, Christians set aside 40 days to...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

CROSS KEYS, Manchester: “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort,...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:18 AM

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston, under the leadership of His Grace Archbishop Kenneth D. Richards, has prepared a Strategic Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Kingston 2020-2030. As the title suggests, this is a 10-year plan and...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Below is an edited version of a contribution to the debate on the Independent Fiscal Commission Act, 2021. I support the Independent Fiscal Commission Bill, 2021. Last year when this House debated the suspension of the fiscal rules to extend the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Last week, Camara Kwesi Rowe, senior pastor of Living Remnant Apostolic Church in St Elizabeth, weighed in on the charges made by Shanika Sutton, operator of a deliverance and prophetic ministry, who told Family and Religion that the killing of...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Last week we asked and answered the question, ‘What is the Kingdom of God?’ This week we will begin to discuss the building blocks of it to help us understand it. The first elements are: 1. COMPRISED OF BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS “I assure you and...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:14 AM

There are no plans to lift a ban on visitation to the island’s prisons any time soon, as COVID-19 outbreaks within the correctional system have made decisions of the sort extremely risky. At the same time, the Government continues to juggle a...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A week before Lorna Lewis lost her life to COVID-19, fellow inmates at the South Camp Adult Correctional Centre tried desperately to raise alarm over what they said was a rapidly developing crisis at the prison. From secret calls to journalists and...

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