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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 23, 2019 | 5:31 PM

Bar operator Bevon Tomlinson of Bryan's Land, Clarendon,  who is charged with illegal possession of firearm and assault, has been granted  $100,000 bail with surety. He is to return to the Manchester Parish Court on...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 5:01 PM

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that effective Monday, August 26 it will no longer exchange the Bermuda dollar at its banking counter. The BOJ says the decision has been taken because the bank has been unable to repatriate the foreign currency...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 3:46 PM

Motorists using Constant Spring Road should brace for delays in the vicinity of the Marketplace on Constant Spring Road this evening. The National Works Agency (NWA) says the delays are as a result of a section of road being reduced to single...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 2:18 PM

Jamaican Leon Haughton likes honey in his tea. Which is why during his Christmas visit to relatives in Jamaica, he made his regular stop and bought three bottles from a favourite roadside stand before heading home to Maryland in the United States....

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 1:30 PM

Jamaica has been named by United States President Donald Trump among major drug-transit or illicit drug-producing countries.
 

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:47 PM

The police are reporting that the suspect who disarmed and attacked a policeman at the Cross Roads Police Station in St Andrew on Thursday has been caught. The police say the security guard was captured this morning during an operation in Spanish...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 11:59 AM

The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) will host the region's inaugural symposium on traffic crash investigation and black box analysis next week. The event will be held at the CMU campus in...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 11:33 AM

A Parabellum nine millimetre pistol along with five 9 millimetre rounds of ammunition was seized by the police in Negril, Westmoreland on Thursday. One man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure. The Negril Police report...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 11:13 AM

Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, says the Ministry will be conducting surveys in short order to assess water shortages in affected schools across the country. Addressing the Jamaica Teachers’ Association 55th...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 9:35 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Floyd Green, says the feasibility study being developed for the proposed irrigation system in Flagaman, St Elizabeth is far advanced. The system is projected to take water from the Black River to...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 9:29 AM

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) has upgraded its equipment in an effort to assist with the reformulation efforts of manufacturers seeking to make their products healthier for consumers. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Thursday, Executive...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:32 AM

more than 100,000 visitors have splashed into Bay Gardens Resorts’ Splash Island Water Park since it opened four years ago off the acclaimed Reduit Beach in St Lucia. Julianna Ward-Destang, the water park’s managing director and the brains behind...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:29 AM

In an effort to highlight the economic impact of the numerous pan vendors across the island, CB Foods continues its annual initiative, which began in 2004, in search of the island’s top pan chicken man or woman. Tomorrow, Folly Oval in Portland...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:26 AM

With over 85 years of service to Jamaicans, Imperial Optical has enjoyed a successful partnership with Sagicor Jamaica. Imperial Optical focuses on maintaining quality service and continued access to health insurance coverage, thus creating better...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Being self-motivated is probably one of the most important attributes needed to achieve one’s goals. It keeps you going even when everyone else has stopped. C’Eleen Burke is one of the lucky ones, she knows exactly what she wants to become, and is...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Without the assistance of a scholarship, many students find it difficult to obtain the quality education they desire. By removing financial barriers, scholarships make education and career goals easier to obtain. Former Campion College stand-out...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

With a simple tap on their Facebook Messenger app, telecommunications firm Digicel says it customers can now have instant access to information about their prepaid and postpaid services, with the power to make changes as they like. “In the same way...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Worthy Park Estate Limited, the 100 per cent Jamaican-owned sugar estate and rum distillery, has launched its first Single Estate Reserve Rum, representing the ultimate in premium spirits. In celebration of 349 years of history and heritage, the...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Downtown Kingston will be getting a facelift Sunday with the launch of the Caribbean’s first-ever augmented reality mural at the Kingston Creative Artwalk. Kingston Creative hosts Artwalk and Market Street, the last Sunday of each month in...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

More than 600 western Kingston residents last week benefited from a health fair put on by the West Kingston Power Partners (WKKP). The residents arrived at the event as early as 7 a.m. to receive free general medicals (blood pressure, sugar and...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Everybody, not just the sweet-toothed loves pastries, even the weight-watcher. These baked sweet things are as irresistible as irresistible gets, making them a gastronomic must-have. Yet they are not so easy to make, and not everybody can make them...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

When I consider all the beautiful and simple poor I have lived with, what joy! I think of Donovan, Albert, Howard, Winston, and all the homeless, even the mad! How simple and gentle and funny they are. What a family! How they work together, laugh...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Game bird hunters have been given the green light to shoot the white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus), an alien invasive species of major concern in Jamaica, any time throughout the year. The okay has come from National Environment and...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Branson Centre Caribbean has launched a specialised component of its programme to help entrepreneurs who are building sustainable businesses that promote ocean health in the region. Recently, the centre welcomed 14 new businesses to its six-month...

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