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Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:45 AM

Senior Director Novelette Denton-Prince is overseeing HEART/NSTA Trust, the multibillion-dollar national training agency whose managing director’s contract has not been renewed. Board Chairman Edward Gabbidon made the announcement in a statement...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:43 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With what appears to be a runaway success in Jamaica’s recent COVID-19 vaccination drive, Errol Greene, the regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says he is not concerned with the anti-vaccination...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:42 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Jasford Gabriel has dismissed declarations from Education Minister Fayval Williams of declining classroom engagement time with students. Gabriel said that he has received no reports of...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:41 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NEW FOREST, Manchester: Farmers at the New Forest Agro-Park are counting more than a million dollars in losses after close to 100,000 pounds of melons failed to properly mature under mysterious circumstances. Investigations by technical...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:39 AM

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has assured members of the United States-based diaspora that the Government is going all out to stem the illegal trafficking of guns and ammunition into the country. Addressing some 2,000 members of the...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:38 AM

Director of Family Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Melody Ennis, is assuring the public that the COVID-19 vaccine does not impair or impede the body’s immune system to fight other illnesses. Speaking in an interview with...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:36 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Sean Lavery Faith Hall in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, was abuzz with activity on Sunday as residents came out in droves to receive their vaccination against COVID-19, as part of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ four-day...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:36 AM

Hello mi neighbour! It is undeniable that every time someone gets hurt in one corner of this planet, someone else in another corner feels it, albeit vicariously. Though to her certain knowledge he was a notorious criminal, yet a thousand miles away...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:36 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) has thrown its supports behind a resolution moved by Councillor Sydney Rose of the Treadways division in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, seeking to force the country’s utility...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:36 AM

Forty-two final year students from The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica will participate in a work exposure programme with Caribbean Cement Company Ltd, starting this month. The programme, CEMEX...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 5:12 PM

House Speaker Marissa Dalrymple Philibert today blocked attempts by the Opposition to move a motion for the suspension of Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright. Wright has been listed as a person of interest in an...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 4:53 PM

The Government is imposing more weekend lockdowns as it seeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Speaking in Parliament this afternoon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced another three weekends of tightened curfews. However, the hours will be...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 4:23 PM

The climax of the Government's four-day immunisation blitz was hit by supply shortages as several sites spanning across Jamaica ran short on inventory as thousands of Jamaicans swarmed centres on Tuesday.  Persons were being turned away...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 3:59 PM

José A. Freig has been named American Airlines’ new vice president of International Operations. In his new role, Freig will lead the airline's operations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Asia/Pacific, as well as...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 2:19 PM

The four COVID-19 vaccination sites in Manchester have now exceeded their limits for walk-ins and are only accommodating persons with appointments.

 

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 2:13 PM

The University of the West Indies, Mona has extended the deadline to apply for undergraduate and graduate programmes. Persons now have until May 19. The university says it understands the many hurdles prospective students and their families have...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 2:05 PM

Two men have been charged in relation to the death of Clarendon teacher Nattalie Dawkins, who went missing from her home in Four Paths on March 30. Charged with murder, abduction, burglary, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and assault...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 11:49 AM

The Health Ministry is reporting that several COVID-19 vaccination blitz sites have reached their capacity arising from high demand. The affected locations are: * The National Arena in St Andrew * Manchester High School * Sandals Inn (Kent...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 11:16 AM

Six additional COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 682. Those who died on Monday are: * A 66-year-old man from Manchester. * An 88-year-old female from St Elizabeth. * A 79-year-old woman from St Elizabeth...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 11:03 AM

State Minister in the Ministry of Education and Youth Robert ‘Nesta’ Morgan says amendments are to be made to The Child Care and Protection Act to deal generally with abuses at daycare centres.

 

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 10:18 AM

Well-known medical doctor Alfred Dawes is strongly condemning claims that he against COVID-19 vaccination.

 

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 9:35 AM

Director of Family Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Melody Ennis, is assuring the public that the COVID-19 vaccine does not impair or impede the body’s immune system to fight other illnesses. Speaking in an interview...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 9:31 AM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced vaccination blitz sites for today. The locations are: Kingston & St Andrew - National Arena, St Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Inn and Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre. St Thomas...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Several Hanover residents who responded to calls to take their first of two COVID-19 jabs at the Orchard Sports Complex in Hopewell yesterday were disappointed when at the 9 a.m. appointed time, the vaccines and many of the...

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