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Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 1:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched its new five-year country programme for 2022 to 2026, aimed at helping vulnerable groups to become economically resilient, improving citizen safety and security, and supporting disaster...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 1:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A technical mission undertaken by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has uncovered a slew of improper infection prevention and control measures at three of Jamaica’s special-care nurseries. Those observations unveil a culture of contagion...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 12:53 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The National Works Agency (NWA) has asserted that the remainder of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) will be awarded to the best teams, amid challenges with some of the current subcontractors. St Andrew South East Member of...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 1:03 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At least one director of Jamaica Relief Ministries (JRM) has denied that the organisation is affiliated with Embracing Orphans, whose head, Carl Robanske, has been flagged in Jamaica and the United States for alleged inappropriate sexual contact...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 12:57 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has set a new timeline for the completion of the two-storey Port Royal Museum located next door to the cruise terminal. The museum was set to be completed last October. Kimberley Stiff, PAJ assistant vice-...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 1:03 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

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Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 12:55 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans who have been waiting to undergo cataract and other eye surgeries can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Jamaica-Cuba Eye Care Programme is set to resume by the end of the quarter. During a tour of the operating theatre and clinic...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Justice has launched a social justice project, So-JUST, aimed at advancing justice reform across the island while focusing on vulnerable and underserved groups. Funded by the Canadian government, with the United Nations Development...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2023 | 1:23 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte has expressed disappointment in the parliamentary Opposition for failing to nominate two of its members to sit on the Constitutional Reform Committee. The committee is to advise on a...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:23 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency (OSI) has reported a 37 per cent reduction in the number of individuals and businesses that sought protection or filed for bankruptcy in 2022 when compared to 2021. Eleven insolvent individuals and seven...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2023 | 12:47 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The family of 17-year-old Kemeish Barr is appealing for urgent assistance to get the Jamaica College sixth-former overseas for life-saving medical intervention after being hospitalised in critical condition since mid-December 2022, following a car...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2023 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has declared January 7, 2023 as UWI Day in honour of The University of the West Indies’ 75th anniversary. The proclamation hailed The UWI for its commitment to the development of the region through the training of...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2023 | 1:01 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has asserted that it is important to hold a sense of optimism as Jamaica charts its way through 2023. “The force is in a good place and is only getting better,” he said of the Jamaica Constabulary...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 1:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Cornfield in St Andrew joined hands and hearts on New Year’s Day to repair a section of the community’s entrance which poses a threat to safety, especially for the elderly. Rowann Walters, who has lived in the area for more than 20...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With no COVID-19 restrictions in place, church leaders are expecting a big turnout for their watchnight services on December 31. Last year, there was a gathering limit of 100 people and a curfew that kicked in at 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, forcing...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 12:45 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shakira Bryan Davis quit her job as an early childhood educator and took on the responsibility of teaching her two autistic sons, who have also been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

An interceptor barrier has been installed at the mouth of Tivoli Gully to trap and prevent garbage from flowing into the Kingston Harbour. Director of operations at Clean Harbours Jamaica, Dieno Campbell, explained that when the garbage is...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 1:51 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the winter tourist season commences, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has empahsised that Jamaica remains vulnerable to COVID-19 She explained that the Omicron variant continues to mutate, and the subvariants present in...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2022 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

On a return flight to Jamaica on Sunday, Cadena Coote, 32, purchased a duffle bag which came in a pouch at the Miami International Airport to replace one of her bags which had torn. She packed her belongings in the new bag and then put her purse...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2022 | 1:33 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The National Health Fund (NHF) has upgraded its programme benefits by increasing the subsidy on its cards, introducing prostate screening to its offerings and adding more items to the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP) drug list....

Published:Monday | December 12, 2022 | 12:30 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Scores of children came out for the fun and excitement that were on offer at the annual Christmas treat hosted by Victory Covenant Ministries in Patrick City last Saturday. Youth director Lisa Johnson-Clayton told The Gleaner that the event had a...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 1:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) has added a national budget tool and a procurement tracker to its suite of online offerings aimed at promoting public engagement in holding elected government officials accountable. The project was...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2022 | 1:29 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Richmond Environmental Services Limited (RESL), which supplies water to Richmond Development and its immediate environs in Richmond, St Ann, has submitted a tariff application to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) seeking an average increase...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2022 | 1:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Eight in every 10 Jamaicans believe that closer police-community relations can help to reduce crime, the latest findings of The AmericasBarometer have revealed. The AmericasBarometer is a regional survey carried out by the Latin American Public...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Human rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has registered its opposition to Section 5 of the proposed Bail Act, 2022, which speaks to pre-charge bail. JFJ Executive Director Mickel Jackson argued that there is no giving back time when...

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