$200m sweetener for St Thomas sugar workers
by Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:28 am
Cane farmers and sugar workers who were once employed by the recently shuttered Golden Grove Sugar Factory in St Thomas are to benefit from a $200-million grant from the Government. The announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw,...
on January 27, 2020 at 5:26 am
Phillips: Only term for JLP is prison term People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips criticised the ruling Jamaica Labour Party for its handling of corruption, reserving stinging remarks for Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Phillips, whose...
JCF reviewing social intervention strategy
on January 27, 2020 at 5:25 am
Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang, says that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reviewing its social intervention strategy in order to better address antisocial behaviours that could lead to crime. He was speaking at the ground-...
Ja, Panama sign multi-destination marketing and airlift agreement
on January 27, 2020 at 5:23 am
Jamaica has signed a multi-destination marketing and airlift agreement with the Republic of Panama, bringing this type of arrangement to five countries in the North-Western Caribbean. Speaking with The Gleaner from Fitur, the international tourism...
Venezuela focus has starved Caribbean at OAS table – Espinosa - Almagro has polarised region, says secretary general candidate
by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:22 am
The Organization of American States (OAS) has expended too much time and effort on the Venezuelan crisis while paying scant regard to other pressing matters affecting the 34-member bloc, says María Fernanda Espinosa, one of three candidates vying...
Dawes: Several town centres, disabled community to get free public Internet
on January 27, 2020 at 5:21 am
WESTERN BUREAU: The Universal Service Fund (USF), an agency in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, has announced that members of the public will soon be able to access free Internet services at the Closed Harbour Beach Park, once...
Students make Dengue Clean-up Day fun
on January 27, 2020 at 5:14 am
Students and teachers of Villa Road Primary in Manchester injected some fun into the cleaning up of their school compound on Friday as the first day of the weekend-long National Dengue Clean-up exercise got under way. The day began with...
Sav Hospital sewage audit result expected next month
on January 27, 2020 at 5:14 am
Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is expecting the independent auditor’s report on the dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital to be on his desk by mid-February. The Ministry of Health and Wellness...
All systems go - Construction for Morant Bay Urban Centre to begin in June
on January 27, 2020 at 5:14 am
Constructions for the multibillion-dollar development scheme, the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas, will officially begin in June of this year on the grounds of the Old Goodyear Oval in Springfield. The announcement was made by Lyttleton ‘Tanny...
New police station coming for Green Acres
by Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:13 am
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will expand its reach in the St Catherine North Division with the construction of a new police station in the suburban community of Green Acres, near Spanish Town. Ground was broken last Friday for the...
High-level US government official for AmCham Awards
on January 27, 2020 at 5:12 am
Chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration of the United States Department of Commerce, Thomas F. Gilman will be the guest speaker at the 34-year-old American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica Business...
Dogs join praedial thieves in frustrating St James farmers
by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:12 am
WESTERN BUREAU: At least two of the 2,666 registered farmers in the hills of southern St James said the vexed issue of praedial larceny has taken on a new face, with dogs joining praedial thieves in robbing them of livestock and preventing them...
St James farmers unhappy with newly rehabilitated roads
by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:11 am
WESTERN BUREAU: After waiting for more than 30 years for the rehabilitation of their farm roads, farmers in upper St James are expressing disappointment with the work carried out on the Dragoon and Flagstaff farm roads, which were opened by J.C....
Anchovy High to become ‘school of choice’ by 2022 - New past students’ association president announces bold plans ahead of school’s 50th anniversary celebrations
by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:10 am
WESTERN BUREAU: The newly formed past students’ association of the Anchovy High School in St James has announced an ambitious plan to transform the school into the high school of choice in western Jamaica, ahead of the school’s 50th anniversary...
Hague Agricultural Show hit by partisan rancour - Pastor rebuked for his contentious prayer
by Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writer on January 27, 2020 at 5:09 am
Western Bureau: If last Wednesday’s launch of the 65th renewal of the Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show is anything to go by, the event, which is slated for Ash Wednesday, could have a contentious political overtone, as Victor Wright, the...
Robinson criticises state of emergency in East Kingston
on January 26, 2020 at 11:03 pm
Julian Robinson, Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Eastern, has said that the state of emergency declared in East Kingston is motivated by a need to detain people. He was speaking at a meeting of the People's...
JTA to observe day of mourning tomorrow
on January 26, 2020 at 10:03 pm
President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has declared Monday a day of mourning for its membership. His announcement was in reaction to the shooting death of 36-year-old Carl Samuels, a teacher of...
Koffee wins Grammy Award
on January 26, 2020 at 9:49 pm
Koffee has become the first solo female to cop the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd ceremony for the coveted music awards. Koffee, 19, took home the Grammy for her debut album, Rapture. On accepting the...
Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
on January 26, 2020 at 7:58 pm
Basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash along with four others. The incident took place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, California this morning. Reports say Kobe was travelling in his...
PM shocked at use of non-disclosure agreements at CMU
on January 26, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he is shocked that non-disclosure agreements would be used at the level of a board. The prime minister was responding to a question by Television Jamaica's Andrea Chisholm during this...