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Published:Thursday | June 30, 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:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 10:21 AM

With children on summer break, Superintendent, Kingston and St Andrew Fire Service, Julian Davis-Buckle, is encouraging parents to be vigilant of their activities and not to leave them unattended. “For the holiday season, it is important that...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 9:54 AM

The Government is taking steps to protect and preserve the country’s forest cover, through the launch of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Readiness Preparation Project. The initiative is being...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 9:50 AM

A total of 13 chronically delinquent taxpayers who failed to obey court orders were yesterday arrested in St Ann by a joint team from the Tax Administration Jamaica and the Major Organized Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency. The TAJ says...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Thirty-five additional mentors have been trained under the third instalment of the mentorship component of the We Transform Youth Empowerment and Reintegration Programme. The training session was held last Friday at the Ministry of National...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:25 AM

The Real Estate Board (REB)/Commission of Strata Corporations (CSC) is clamping down on the number of unregistered real estate developers who are selling properties illegally. “For the second time in 2019, we have had a ­conviction for an...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMGareth Davis/Gleaner Writer

Informal settlers occupying lands along river banks in St Mary are at risk of suffering great loss to life and property in the event that a hurricane hits Jamaica. Residents in several squatter settlements, which appear to have grown overnight,...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mike Henry, has said the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund has committed financing towards the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ oncology nurses training...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is digitising its business processes through the implementation of an image management system. The system provides digital images of records, which can be viewed and used in various other forms. It is...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I am a British citizen and I would like to know how I can apply for an emergency travel document. GN Dear GN, A person can apply for an emergency travel document, sometimes called an ‘emergency passport’, if he/she is abroad, needs...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, Please tell me if my children's father can be granted primary custody of our kids without my consent? He is living in New Jersey and he divorced me and filed for our kids. The court granted him custody. I could not...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Dear Ms Powell, I recently completed studies at a Canadian university and my study permit expires in August. I’m missing my family, so I plan to go back to Jamaica and chill out for a while then return to apply for the post-graduate work permit...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With an oversubscribed demand for commercial space in Montego Bay, stakeholders are bemoaning a decision by the Government to establish a sewage treatment pond in the Bogue area of the Second City. The P.J. Patterson-led...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:11 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ann-Marie Vaz says she has achieved her infrastructural targets set for her first 100 days in office as member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland. Vaz, who found favour with electors during the April 4 by-election, told The Gleaner last week...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:10 AM

St Vincent and Grenadines to get first female head of state KINGSTOWN, ST Vincent (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he has written to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth requesting that retired educator, Susan Dougan, be named as the new governor...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Five years ago, Kimone Shirley took a leap of faith and quit her job as a credit officer to become a full-time nail technician. At the time, she only had a few clients and, therefore, worked part-time. Now, the 2018 winner of the JN Small Business...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Students at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at The University of the West Indies were exposed to the importance of digital transformation to businesses, which was underscored as being critical for entrepreneurs, if they want to...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 6:47 PM

The hunt is on for a taxi driver accused of fatally dousing his 24-year-old Clarendon girlfriend with a corrosive substance and injuring their two children in a bizarre attack last night.

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 3:55 PM

A Jamaican man accused of posting nude pictures on the Internet of his ex-girlfriend, a former American television news anchor, was today convicted in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in a case of revenge porn.

 

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 1:42 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that work is under way to replace a collapsed storm water culvert along a section of the Holland Bamboo roadway in St Elizabeth. The roadway has been reduced to single lane traffic in order to facilitate...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 11:57 AM

Residents of Kingston and St Andrew are being warned by the National Water Commission (NWC) to brace for further possible disruptions in their water supply as it says a number of its systems are still being impacted by the ongoing drought. The NWC...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 10:17 AM

Five additional business incubators will be established over the next two years, which will provide much-needed business services and support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) operators. Minister of State in the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 9:45 AM

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is assuring Jamaica that local foods are safe for consumption and are produced in keeping with international pesticide standards. Principal Director for Technical Services at RADA, Marina Young,...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 9:35 AM

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Government will ensure that the process of accountability and transparency is embedded in the Ministry’s Adopt-A-Clinic programme. Addressing the official ceremony for the...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Principal of Three Hills Primary School in Charles Town, St Mary, Slean Harris, has commended the contributions of overseas sponsors who, along with Couples Tower Isle hotel, have effected repairs to several classrooms at the institution. Gene and...

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