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  • ECC develops app for parents
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:22 am

    The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) will, on November 19, stage the first-ever Parent Partners Forum. The event in being held in collaboration with the Education Sector Transformation Plan for Learning and Teaching, a Japan grant-funded, Inter-... […]

  • Young pushes for Papine as university town
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of Technology (UTech), Dr Garfield Young, is calling for a greater buy-in from all stakeholders, towards the establishment of Papine as a university town. He made the call at the 2nd... […]

  • WJC president renews call for mandatory military service
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Pastor Glen Samuels, the president of the West Jamaica Conference (WJC)of Seventh-day Adventists, is renewing a call he made 12 years ago for mandatory military service for Jamaica’s young people, particularly young men, to turn them away from... […]

  • Find your way back from crime – Walker
    by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer on November 12, 2019 at 5:21 am

    WESTERN BUREAU: While condemning Jamaica’s chronic criminality, including last Wednesday’s rape of a senior citizen in St Ann, Dr Meric Walker, secretary of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, gave assurance that there is hope... […]

  • Immigration Corner | How to applying for a Representative of an Overseas Business visa
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Dear Mr Bassie, I represent a business outside of the United Kingdom and I would like to go there in this capacity. I would like to know what type of visa I should apply for. AP Dear AP, Persons can apply for a Representative of an Overseas... […]

  • Immigration Corner | How do I go back to Canada?
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Dear Miss Powell, I was in Canada at one time and then I was sent back home. How do I apply to go back to Canada? My children live there, and I haven’t seen them in years. What can I do to return? I look forward to your help. KJ Dear KJ, If a... […]

  • Immigration Corner | Will my stepson be granted a waiver?
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, My stepson was deported from the United States because he ran out of status and got into trouble with the law for marijuana. He is married and has one child with his wife. Is it possible for her to file for him to come... […]

  • Arthur Miller: Creating unique pieces for the home
    by Vanessa James/Gleaner Writer on November 12, 2019 at 5:14 am

    For years, Arthur Miller watched his father make furniture at their St Thomas home, but he felt as if there was more potential in the industry, so he picked up the mantle and has been making strides. Miller is the current managing director of... […]

  • Phillips: Criminals running freely under SOE face card
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Citing what he deems as the failure of several states of emergency to curb rampant crime in sections of the island, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips on the weekend rapped the Government for failing to get a grip on the situation. Speaking at a... […]

  • Bartlett to receive deserving master blend at Hospitality Ja Awards
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Before the curtain comes down on this Friday’s RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards, a rare gem will be handed over to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett in a moment almost impossible to emulate – unless, of course, your name is Joy Spence. Spence,... […]

  • HRMAJ Conference kicks off tomorrow
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Human Resource management professionals, people managers, CEOs and business leaders who will be attending the 39th annual HR conference. The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ), has said participants will be learning from... […]

  • Growth & Jobs | Eat more locally produced food, says Gibbs
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Jamaicans are again being urged to consume more locally produced food to aid in reducing the country’s high importation bill, which stood at just over US$900 million in 2018. This renewed call comes from Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of... […]

  • Growths & Jobs | Truckers need more financing options
    on November 12, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Traditionally, getting a loan from a bank or any financial institution to purchase a new truck has not been easy for companies in the business of trucking, let alone sole traders and contractors. It’s a problem even the minister of industry and... […]

  • St Ann teen charged with murder
    on November 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    A 17-year-old boy of Bellfield district, Runaway Bay in St Ann has been charged with murder. The Runaway Bay Police report that about 8:50 a.m. on Friday, 19-year-old Okar Campbell was among of group of persons who went to pick ackees in the... […]

  • JET against delaying Styrofoam ban
    on November 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is adding its voice to the call for Cabinet to dismiss appeals for the delay of the January 1, 2020 ban on Styrofoam. A group of local distributors and manufacturers have reportedly written to the government seeking... […]

  • Court grants Tesha Miller’s application to poll jury
    on November 11, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    A High Court judge this morning granted an application by reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang, Tesha Miller, for the polling of the jury as he faces charges of accessory before and after the fact to murder. &nbs […]

  • Former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca has died
    on November 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca has died. Zacca reportedly died this morning after a short illness. He was 88. The news sent shock throughout the legal fraternity. Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, said she was taken... […]

  • Clarendon man implicated in home invasion charged
    on November 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    A 22-year-old man has been charged for the shooting death of a woman and the injury of a child during a home invasion almost two years ago. Khamali Dennis, otherwise called ‘LaLa’, unemployed of Gayle district in Clarendon, is... […]

  • Health Ministry addresses concerns about shortage of dengue testing kits
    on November 11, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The Ministry of Health and Wellness says the shortage of Dengue Rapid test kits does not affect the ability to submit samples to the relevant laboratories for testing. Some players in the health sector including President of the Jamaica Medical... […]

  • Illegal gun and ammunition seized in Rockfort
    on November 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    The police are reporting the seizure of a 9mm pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm cartridges was seized by the Police in Rockfort in East Kingston on Saturday. The Elleston Road  Police report that about 7:55 p.m. a team conducted an... […]