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Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says that the condition at the Western Regional Office of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is far from ideal for senior citizens, and he has called for...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While some school principals in western Jamaica are in a state of readiness for the start of the 2018 school year, which is less than a month away, there are others who have still not received their supplies from the Ministry of...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has challenged its members to support the central bank's efforts to establish a flexible foreign exchange rate regime by continuing to act with discipline and responsibility in managing their foreign...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:While the apprehension of wanted criminals and the seizure of illegal firearms are the primary targets at the police-military check-points leading in to St James, which is under a public state of emergency (SOE), the security forces...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Floyd Green, minister of state in charge of youth, is confident that private-public sector partnerships will generate the estimated $106 million needed to reconstruct the Walker's Place of Safety.According to the Jamaica Fire Brigade, a fire started...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Bert Samuels, attorney representing vendors at the Constant Spring Market, has expressed satisfaction over the issuing of notification by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) for them to vacate the facility.The formal notice...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The 2018 game bird season gets under way today and runs until Sunday, September 23, with two shooting sessions on Saturdays - from sunrise to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to sunset. On Sundays, there will only be one shooting session - from sunrise to...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With dental services generally costly and the new school term set to get under way in just over two weeks, parents flocked to the fourth annual West Kingston Health Fair yesterday determined to have their children access the healthcare services...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The ministry of Education expects that the difficulties being experienced by some students to access their Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) grades will be solved in the shortest possible time.This follows numerous complaints the...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two hundred and ninety-three constables who were trained at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, participated in the passing-out parade and the awards ceremony held yesterday at the National Police College of Jamaica, located in...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott

Education Minister Ruel Reid has made it clear that he would be making a strident push to shake up the educational system that he believes is over reliant on the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) from the Caribbean Examination Council...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica receives high volumes of rainfall at various periods annually, but Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has lamented that many parts of the island continue to experience water shortages...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Uton 'Bigga' Cocket, who the police say was the leader of the much-feared Hanover-based One Voice gang, and his mother, Carlene Graver, were murdered on Wednesday at their Elgin Town home in the western parish in what is believed to...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A reduction in serious and violent crimes so far this year, over last year, has been attributed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to being the direct result of Government's secret crime strategy. But Milton Tomlinson of the Peace Management...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Women's Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) yesterday launched its strategic plan for the 2018-2021 period."Over the next three years, we have simplified some of what we want to do. We have four priority areas that we will be working on to...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

After being at the helm of their registered early childhood institutions (ECIs) for decades, the principals of Sanguinette ECI and York Town Basic School are positive that they are now within touching distance of Early Childhood Commission (ECC)...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With the new Road Traffic Act a matter of weeks away from being passed into law, the Transport Authority (TA) has a unique role to play. That includes enforcement of the regulations, something the Authority's Chairman, Joseph Shoucair, seems to be...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for an urgent review of the governance arrangements in the public sector especially in light of recent developments in Jamaica.Speaking on issues of governance and accountability, Phillips advanced a...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner Antony Anderson has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) needs to be overhauled to make it more attractive for the next generation of talented Jamaicans to use it as a platform for personal and national development...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions.Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is reassuring residents in the communities adjacent to the National Heroes Park in Kingston that the planned redevelopment of the area will be to their benefit, hence they have no reason to be concerned.Residents have...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The World Cup, the global football showpiece event held in Russia between June and July, brought some respite for Jamaicans living at the mercy of armed criminals, one expert has suggested.The assertion by respected psychologist Dr Aggrey Irons came...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is implementing a results-based management (RBM) system to arrest the long-standing "implementation deficit disorder" that has plagued the efficiency of the organisation and its agencies.The RBM system...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that he has been receiving updates on the controversy surrounding former Minister of National Security Robert Montague's involvement in the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) granting a gun licence to man who...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Sir Patrick Allen, governor general of Jamaica, has urged auditors general in the Caribbean to do their best to ensure that their jobs are done without fear or pressure.Giving the keynote address at the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit...

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