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  • Samuda calls for paradigm shift on climate change dialogue
    on August 20, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Government Senator Matthew Samuda has charged that the potential impact of climate change on small island developing states such as Jamaica is the greatest current modern threat. However, Samuda says this presents an opportunity to pursue economic... […]

  • Traffic restriction along Junction Road in St Mary
    on August 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    The movement of traffic along the Junction road in St Mary will be restricted over the next three weeks to facilitate the ongoing road rehabilitation project. The restriction will take effect on Thursday, August 22 and will remain in place... […]

  • 'Reckless' Dunrobin Avenue driver to meet with police
    on August 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    The driver of the black Mercedes Benz motorcar which was captured on video and shared via social media driving recklessly on a major public thoroughfare has been contacted by the police. The video went viral on social media last week ... […]

  • Drought affecting NWC systems in St Ann, Portland and St Mary
    on August 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that 29 of its water supply systems in St Ann, Portland and St Mary continue to be affected by the ongoing drought, despite intermittent rainfall in some areas. The NWC says... […]

  • CXC Standout: Ardenne's Ruwenzori Ra racks up 16 CSEC passes
    on August 20, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    No surprise to her or her parents, 17-year-old Ruwenzori Ra has racked up 16 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) passes, more than enough for her to matriculate to sixth form and, later, an excellent tertiary institution. […]

  • PNP caretaker wants auxiliary fee waiver for families affected by drought
    on August 20, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    People’s National Party Caretaker for South West St Elizabeth, Ewan Stephenson, is calling for the Government to waive school auxiliary fees for families in farming communities affected by the ongoing drought. Further, Stephenson says the... […]

  • Appoint a full-time Education Minister, new JTA president urges Holness
    on August 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Owen Speid, the newly-installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wasted no time last night in speedily calling for Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, to appoint a full-time Minister of Education to fill post left vacant following the departure of the Ruel Reid. […]

  • Owen Speid installed as new JTA president
    on August 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Owen Speid, principal of the Rousseau Primary School in St Andrew, was last night installed as president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA). Speid was sworn in during an investiture ceremony held on the first day of the JTA's 55th... […]

  • Education Ministry to host tertiary and job fairs
    on August 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will host two tertiary and employment fairs on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23 at Campion College in St Andrew and the St Hilda’s Diocesan High School Auditorium in St Ann,... […]

  • 758 traffic cameras installed islandwide
    on August 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Hundreds of cameras have been installed across the island by the government in keeping with the proposed electronic surveillance system to help reduce traffic violations. According to Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, Cabinet has... […]

  • Transport Authority clarifies tracking requirements for public passenger vehicles
    on August 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    The Transport Authority is clarifying what is says is misinformation in the public regarding the number of companies that may be utilised by public passenger operators to install tracking devices on their vehicles. The authority says it... […]

  • Firearm and ammunition seized in St James, five arrested
    on August 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Five persons were arrested following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a police-military operation on Dooney Corner in Salt Spring, St James. The Montego Bay Police report that about 5:30 Monday morning  a... […]

  • We need to partner to solve crime – Chang
    on August 20, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chan has emphasised that solving crime is not just the duty of the ministry and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), but also the responsibility of communities, working in partnership with the police.... […]

  • Dr Chris Parchment: passionate about giving back
    by Vanessa James/Gleaner Writer on August 20, 2019 at 5:27 am

    “The reason I give is because I know what it is not to have,” said Dr Chris Parchment, who is living one of his dreams by making an impact on communities by hosting on health fairs and assisting students and parents. “It is something that I have... […]

  • Noel Dexter hailed for creative genius, intellect
    by Nickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer on August 20, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Tributes have been pouring in as news of the passing of renowned Jamaican composer and choir director Noel Dexter spread throughout the music fraternity. Dexter, 80, passed away on Sunday. Culture Minister Olivia Grange said she was saddened to... […]

  • ‘She was a treasure’ - Elaine Perkins remembered fondly as loved ones bid final farewell
    by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer on August 20, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Former radio producer Vivienne Elaine Perkins was remembered in a service punctuated with tears yesterday as family, friends and media colleagues gathered to pay their final respects to a woman they recall as a lover of good stories. Perkins was... […]

  • High schools will now have more critical thinkers – Green
    on August 20, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has said that students entering high school today are far better prepared in the area of critical thinking than ever before. Giving the keynote address... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Employment boost - Young Jamaicans to benefit from training and work experience
    on August 20, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Young people in urban and rural communities across the island are to benefit from valuable training and work experience aimed at strengthening their opportunities for employment. This will be facilitated under three memoranda of understanding... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Social Media: The new money-maker?
    on August 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Twenty years ago, the terms social media manager, vlogger, social media influencer or Youtuber, did not exist; and were not viable career options for most graduates. However, with the popularity of the Internet and the growth of social media... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Phase 3 Productions: Providing employment for scores of Jamaicans
    by Keisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer on August 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

    It is no longer enough to be a leader in a particular field. You need to constantly innovate, upgrade and push forward. For the past 35 years, Phase 3 Productions has taken drive and creativity and combined it with cutting-edge state-of-the-art... […]