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  • Health ministry moving to address dengue, flu overcrowding at hospitals
    on December 12, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Jodi-Ann Gilpin, Gleaner Writer The Ministry of Health is renovating a ward at the St Joseph’s Hospital in St Andrew in order to alleviate overcrowding from dengue and flu cases at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Kingston Public... […]

  • JFJ reacts to vote on states of public emergency
    on December 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is arguing that despite the best of intentions, the present States of Public Emergency have not adhered to the laws of the country. The declaration came as it reacts to yesterday's decision... […]

  • Jamaica adopts UN resolution on international migration
    on December 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Jamaica has adopted the United Nations' Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The resolution was adopted at the UN's Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which was held from December 10-11. It received the... […]

  • Traffic delays on Mandela Highway, Washington Boulevard
    on December 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    The police are advising members of the public to expect delays while traversing Washington Boulevard due to work being conducted by the National Water Commission (​NWC) in the vicinity of Cooreville Gardens. As a result of the works, the westbound... […]

  • International media paint long history of resorts covering up sexual harassment
    by Jodi-Ann Gilpin on December 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

    The tourism sector has once again come under fire. This time resorts have been accused of paying out big money to victims of sexual assault to stay silent.The plight of several women was highlighted in an article titled "Jamaica resorts covered up... […]

  • A new era for partnership - China committed to openness and win-win cooperation
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

    The following is a contribution from Tian Qi, China's ambassador to Jamaica.The world economy is facing another historical prospect as Chinese President Xi Jinping just wrapped up his state visits to Argentina and Panama and exchanged in-depth views... […]

  • Government calls for private sector to do more to empower women
    by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Describing as glaring, the inequalities between Jamaica's women and men, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport on Monday says the Government believes the private sector can do far more to greater empower the country's women.The... […]

  • Haulage and brokerage the niche for Andrew Henry
    by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    There is custom brokerage and then there is road haulage, but what separates businessman Andrew Henry from the pack is the ingenuity to offer a combination of both under one roof at his Newport West establishment."We're a logistics centre. We say [... […]

  • Kaleidoscope Paints makes entry into Jamaican market
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Kaleidoscope Paints makes its re-entry into Jamaica this month.The Trinidad and Tobago-based paint company brings more than four decades of invention and innovation into the Jamaican market, providing a wider range of high-quality decorative,... […]

  • Talkback Tuesday
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    When asked on Monday about the controversy surrounding former Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley's possible reappointment to the Cabinet, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he is a believer in second chances, reform and redemption.In yesterday's #... […]

  • Build rule of law, equality and governance, says UN resident coordinator
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    United Nations Resident Coordinator Bruno Pouezat has called for Jamaica to work on building its rule-of-law institutions; equality for all; and transparent, participatory and accountable governance as practical steps to securing human rights for... […]

  • Briefing | Sports integral to community integration and development
    by Dr Andre Haughton on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    When I was a boy, we played Under-17 and Under-20 football competitions sponsored and organised by the Social Development Commission (SDC). Others played basketball, while the females participated in netball.Mt Salem won theSt James... […]

  • My Political Journey: Jamaica’s Sixth Prime Minister Pt. 7 | The curtain falls
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister - 1992 to 2006. His book, My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister, which was published by The University of the West Indies Press, will be launched... […]

  • Hello Mi Neighbour | Wear your thinking cap while shopping for Christmas
    on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Hello mi neighbour! Break the monotony. A few Christmas questions: do you give Christmas gifts? If so, what and why do you give? If not, why not? Is it that you don't know what to give, have no one to give to, don't celebrate Christmas, or don't... […]

  • NIS deductions to increase April 1, 2019
    on December 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced that as of April 1, employees will start paying more in deductions for the National Insurance Scheme. […]

  • Lasco principal, teacher of year awarded
    by Jodi Ann Gilpin on December 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    It was difficult for supporters to compose themselves after Margaret Campbell, principal of St Goerge's College was named the Lasco/Ministry of Education,  Youth and Information Principal of the Year. […]

  • Death Squad Trial | Unavailability of witness stalls trial
    on December 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    The murder trial of the three Clarendon cops said to be involved in a police death squad stalled this afternoon as the prosecution was unable to proceed due to the unavailability of a handwriting expert. […]

  • Gov't, opposition quarrel over PAC meeting on Petrojam report
    on December 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    A public quarrel erupted between the Government and the Opposition after today’s premature end to the meeting of a parliamentary committee that was reviewing the damning findings of a comprehensive audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam. […]

  • Samuda instructs parliamentary staff to leave PAC meeting probing Petrojam audit
    on December 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament was prematurely adjourned this morning after Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, Karl Samuda, instructed the Clerk and Hansard writers to withdraw from the meeting. […]

  • Opposition PAC members want Petrojam forensic audit expanded
    on December 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Livern Barrett, Parliamentary Reporter  Opposition members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) wants the scope of the forensic audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam expanded. In addition, Opposition members... […]