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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:11 AM

THE JAMAICAN public can, within the next calendar year, expect a new and improved Climate Change Policy Framework and Action Plan to inform interventions that help to ready the island for the effects of a changing climate. The updated document,...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:10 AM
Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:10 AM

JAMAICA IS putting the meat on the bones of a project that tackles the scourge of plastics pollution in the island’s cities, as part of a larger Caribbean effort being financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and with the support of the...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:09 AM
Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Social distancing was a daily reality for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in rural Jamaica long before COVID-19, as wheelchair users, in particular, reported often being extorted by route taxi operators who require them to pay more than triple the...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Cabinet has given approval for the introduction of premium service packages and attendant fees by the Registrar General’s Department (RGD). The packages are for the processing of same-day and next-day service for birth, death and marriage...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

On Wednesday, Andrene Dora Burrell, a past student of Glenmuir High School, celebrated her 30th birthday. However, unlike other times when she expected to receive gifts, this year she decided to give them instead. “As I started preparing for my...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament are supporting the withholding of approval for road rehabilitation or maintenance projects that seek to utilise marl or so-called chip-and-spray fixes. The committee decided...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 7:51 PM

Sports Minister Olivia Grange and Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt have paid tribute to late football legend Diego Maradona. Grange said she was saddened by the news of the Maradona's passing.  "Whether you supported...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 4:48 PM

Cops assigned to the Hunts Bay Police today seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition on Tobias Road in Kingston 11. A man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure. The police say that about 6:50 a.m., a team was on an...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 3:44 PM

Gas prices will go up by $0.42 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $106.57 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $109.40. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $2.03 per...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 3:34 PM

More than 100 institutions across Jamaica have been inspected and given a passing grade by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

 

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 1:53 PM

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says there will be sufficient supply of tubers and meat for the Christmas period. Green said that the Ministry has been monitoring the food supply chain in light of the damage that was done...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 1:29 PM

The Barrett Town Police in St James seized a 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition in the community of Vietnam, Barrett Town last night. It is reported that about 10:20 p.m., a police team was responding to reports of explosions when several...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:11 PM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has collected statements and other materials in the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of a man and the injury of another in Denham Town last week. The family of the deceased...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 11:04 AM

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 247. Those who have died are: A 78-year-old male from Manchester. A 54-year-old male from Trelawny, whose death was previously under investigation. A 74-year-old female...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 10:54 AM

A section of the White Horses to Morant Bay main road in St Thomas has been blocked to vehicular passage after a trailer  crashed along the roadway this morning.  The police report that about 5 o'clock a trailer with a container...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 9:48 AM

The National Water Commission says high turbidity levels and dislocated pipelines have forced the shutdown of the Port Morant Pumping Station in St Thomas. This has resulted in water supply disruption to the communities served by the facility....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ramping up housing solutions will not in itself solve Jamaica’s crisis of informal settlements until there is a fundamental shift in generational social problems. That is the view of Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The mother of five-year-old Mickele Allen, the Jamaican boy who was attacked and mauled by dogs in his hometown of St D’Acre, St Ann, said that she is feeling happy and thankful following the initial surgery performed on her son at the Montefiore...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: NATALEE REID, the operator of the Rehabilitation Centre that has been operating in the Chigwell and Rejoin communities in Hanover without the consent of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), has said she is now working to bring...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s tourism industry lost a devoted industry friend this week when Arlene K. Hoffman, style diva, Fifth Avenue socialite, ad agency owner, and the creative powerhouse that butterflies loved to follow passed on. Hoffman, a native New Yorker...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Business leader Lloyd Distant Jr vowed on Tuesday that the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) would remain vigilant as the voice and conscience of industry as the private sector negotiates the challenges dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic heading...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:19 AM

A total of 7,050 persons have been successfully placed in employment through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Labour Market Information System (LMIS), for the period 2008-2020. The LMIS is an interface job-matching system that permits...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Sean Martin is an autism advocate who is zealous about spreading awareness of the disease in Jamaica and, by extension, the Caribbean. Martin is the founder of a non-profit foundation, Shayla’s Voice, which was named in honour of his autistic...

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