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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Senator Charles Sinclair wants a reform of Jamaica’s local government landscape to increase the autonomy of municipal corporations. In his presentation to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday, he said the Local Governance Act of...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Opposition senator Lambert Brown is bemoaning the “state of fear and trepidation” in which Jamaica finds itself, calling for effective action from the Government to reduce the high murder rate. He said since the start of the year up to October 22,...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

St Elizabeth South Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Franklin Witter says domestic water supply to constituents has increased under his leadership. Witter said that when he took office in 2016, piped water could only be found in a “mere 20 per cent...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With eight years left to achieve the targets of the 2030 Agenda, Jamaica’s poverty prevalence has declined from 19.3 per cent in 2017 to 11 per cent in 2019, with rural areas recording the highest rates. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 – one...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“Jamaica has enabled me and for that I’ll be forever grateful.” These are words of gratitude spoken by Jamaican billionaire businessman Michael Lee-Chin, shortly after he was inducted into the the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Senator Aubyn Hill has charged that more focus must be placed on exports if Jamaica is to achieve economic independence. Citing 2021 data, Hill, the minister of industry, investment and commerce, said Jamaica imported goods and services valued at...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has expressed concern that some gated communities could be excluded from the island’s 15th population and housing census because of access challenges. STATIN Director General Carol Coy said that the...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Radcliffe ‘Ruddy’ Roye’s introduction to photography happened under unexpected circumstances, but looking back, he wouldn’t have it any other way. The Herbert Morrison Comprehensive High alumnus grew up in Farm Heights, Montego Bay, and recalled...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

ANAHEIM, California: Professionals in the renewable energy sector have asserted that recent developments in state policies and utility targets for energy storage are creating the market conditions for innovative long-duration energy storage...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Anaheim, California: As the clean energy landscape around the world changes, countries are being encouraged to invest in suppression systems to guard against the impact of fires. Engineering Manager at Firetrace International Brian Cashion argued...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-year-old Celine Sitladeen, who hails from Manchester, took a leap of faith when she applied to the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) in Portland to pursue an undergraduate degree in general agriculture. She had worked for...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“Enough is enough!” Rocked by an increase in murders in his constituency, St James Souther Member of Parliament Homer Davis has declared it time for Jamaicans to stop protecting criminals. He said that many families have been robbed of their...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

MEMBER OF Parliament Donovan Williams says crime and violence continues to “plague” his Kingston Central constituency. The first-term MP said Rose Gardens, more popularly known as Spoilers, remains an area of major concern. “We have had several...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Anaheim, California: In the move towards a decarbonised economy, hydrogen is being considered as a renewable energy storage option. Burns...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

St Elizabeth North Eastern Member of Parliament Delroy Slowley has called on the Government to host mandatory orientation sessions for Jamaicans interested in participating in the overseas seasonal farm work programme, in an effort to maintain...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Homeless people in the Corporate Area will soon have the opportunity to gain technical or vocational skills training from the State’s leading human capital development agency, HEART/NSTA Trust. Registration began yesterday as the Kingston and St...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-two Jamaicans are currently enrolled in a voluntary intervention programme led by RISE Life Management Services, which assists those struggling with their gambling habits in stepping away from such activities and refocus their lives and...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

An analysis of Jamaica’s STEAM ecosystem has found that 55.5 per cent of the required components are not present, 11.1 per cent are developing, 22.2 per cent are emerging, and only 11.1 per cent are proficient. STEAM is an approach to learning that...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Though Jamaica’s responsible gaming programmes are deemed to be on par with what obtains internationally, there are new player protocols that RISE Life Management Services programme coordinator Richard Henry wants to see replicated in the country...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A recent study has found that almost 13 per cent of Jamaicans are considered problem or moderate problem gamblers, but stakeholders have asserted that the country is not facing a crisis. Problem gamblers are those who experience negative...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine North Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Kerensia Morrison has called for the National Water Commission (NWC) to revise its 1985 regulation that ties water to the property owner rather than the customer. The lawmaker argued that the...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

For several years, Emma Lewis had an annual mammogram, each returning normal results. But earlier this year, her radiologist noticed an abnormality on the breast images. Lewis underwent a few scans and a biopsy in April, which confirmed that the...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

ANAHEIM, California: A US-based company has asserted that there is a pressing need to understand how the agricultural economy can exist in conjunction with solar sites, as countries seek to achieve renewable energy targets. Lauren Glickman, vice-...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Richmond Park Primary School Principal Delwyn Gordon was a picture of gratitude on Friday as he accepted a donation of US$3,500 to assist in improving the lives of his students. The school is among 67 institutions which received donations of...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Former energy minister, Phillip Paulwell, has charged that the involvement of all Jamaicans is necessary, if the country is to achieve its 2030 goal for renewable energy. Jamaica has set a target of achieving 33 per cent of electricity generation...

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