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Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:18 AM

The loss of Oliver Clarke is an immeasurable one, not only for Jamaica, but for me, personally. I don?t think that there is a measure for the reach that this man had across the length and breadth of Jamaica. He touched many people individually and...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

A year and two weeks ago, I had the awesome task of assuming the chairmanship of the board of The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, GCML, replacing the Honourable Oliver F. Clarke, who had been leading the company for over 40 years. Today, it is...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

We are saddened at news of the death of former Gleaner and RJRGLEANER Chairman Oliver Frederick Clarke (OFC to us) on Saturday, May 16 at age 75. Our shareholders, directors, managers and staff will miss him dearly and assure his family of our...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

I write this after what has been a long 18 months. My mother and I do not plan on having any formal service to commemorate my father?s death ? a decision we came to a while back, largely due to the global public health crisis we are facing, and not...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Joseph Matalon, has expressed sadness at the passing of Oliver Clarke OJ, who lost his battle with cancer on May 16. Matalon succeeded Clarke as chairman in May last year. ?Always a fighter, Oliver...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands joins with the countless institutions and individuals who are paying tribute to the late Oliver Frederick Clarke on the occasion of his passing. We join with those who have paid tribute to Oliver?s...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:14 AM

George Ruddock, editor for the Weekly Gleaner, said: ?Oliver Clarke was always clear in his beliefs that there was an important role for the black press in the UK. ?He gave his full support for the Weekly Gleaner newspaper to thrive, being the...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Several years ago, I introduced Oliver Clarke to How To Win Without Actually Cheating, a seminal work on gamesmanship written 75 years ago by a Cambridge University academic, Stephen Potter. Potter demonstrated in a tennis game how you could win...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Collin Bourne, who was formerly a corporate secretary and print, plant and distribution operations manager at The Gleaner, fondly remembers Oliver Clarke as a brilliant and astute businessman who had a tenacity for hard work and a desire to succeed...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

I am saddened by, for me, the unexpected passing of the Honourable Oliver Clarke. I wish to express sincere condolences to his family and to The Gleaner group. I was always impressed by his cordial and polished attitude. He was a good example of...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:11 AM

The Media Association Jamaica deeply regrets the passing of Oliver Clarke and hails him as a titan of Caribbean media. Oliver?s mission was one centred on press freedom and media independence. His most outstanding contribution was his role in...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:11 AM

?He had a heart of gold. He was a great mentor who genuinely cared about people. He was kind and selfless,? declared Kaysia Johnson Vaughan, a graduate of The University of the West Indies and a mentee of Oliver Clarke. She related how every year...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is profoundly saddened at the news of the passing of the Honourable Oliver F. Clarke, OJ, JP. Mr Clarke was a magnanimous private sector leader and a true Jamaican patriot. He was fearless, yet...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

I am deeply saddened by the death of Oliver Clarke, a man who has spent much of his life fighting for press freedom and the people?s right to know in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the Americas. We at The Gleaner remember him as a self-sufficient human...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

I write to express my sincere condolences on the death of the Honourable Oliver Clarke. He was my friend of many years? standing; but much more than that, he was fully committed to Jamaica?s development and, in pursuance of this, was himself active...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

"He pursued his entrepreneurial ventures with diligence and the consistent pursuit of excellence. And throughout his life journey, he maintained a healthy sense of honour. May God bless surround his family in their time of bereavement," said Audley...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Tributes continue to pour in for the late founding chairman of The Gleaner Company, Oliver Frederick Clarke, popularly called OFC, who died on Saturday, May 16 at his St Andrew home. Two current ministers of the executive, current and former...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

He gave lessons in confidence, exuded passion for country, and was a visionary. That is how media mogul Oliver Clarke, who passed on Saturday at his St Andrew home, is remembered by a few of his mentees. Twenty-three-year-old Shanakay Dyer was...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:10 AM

I met Oliver for the first time in 1961 at the London School of Economics, where I was completing my studies for the law degree. Although our ancestral roots were somewhat different and we belong to separate faculties, we soon established an easy...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 5:22 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has hinted at filing an “immediate” appeal against a ruling by a Supreme Court judge that anyone born in the country to either a Bahamian mother or father is entitled to...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 4:37 PM

Approximately 2,700 families on the government’s Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) are to receive financial assistance as a part of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s COVID-19 Multi Partners' Trust Fund (MPTF). 

 

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 3:07 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 2:48 PM

Jamaica’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by an estimated 1.7 per cent during January to March 2020, ending 20 consecutive quarters of no economic contraction. Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Dr Wayne...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 2:28 PM

One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to strengthen delivery systems to ensure that benefits reach the needy and not the greedy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed today during a digital press conference.

 

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Amid the displacement caused by the coronavirus, the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be moving to relax the entry requirements for new students for the upcoming academic year, which begins in September. The Gleaner has learned that...

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