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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There appears to be a brewing war of words between newly elected St Catherine South Eastern Member of Parliament Robert Miller and Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas. A recent between the men has escalated to the point where Thomas had reported an alleged...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Regional producers are hoping the new CARICOM Manufacturers Association (CMA) will help to boost intra-regional trade and manufacturing as CARICOM countries try to strengthen its single market and economy. Speaking at yesterday’s virtual signing...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament are supporting the withholding of approval for road rehabilitation or maintenance projects that seek to utilise marl or so-called chip-and-spray fixes. The committee decided...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More local businesses are pushing to expand their offerings online – some launching online stores for the first time – in a bid to ramp up sales by offering customers more convenient shopping options as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dampen...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Although several factors have been driving the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases across the world, climate change is being pinpointed as one of the major influences. Unplanned urbanisation, increased exposure of humans to disease...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will, in a matter of weeks, welcome more deported migrants from the United Kingdom (UK) even as lobbyists attempt to put a halt to the plans. Upwards of 20 persons are being readied by the Home Office to be deported, The Gleaner has learnt...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

“Gross underfunding” has tied the hands of the National Works Agency (NWA) from addressing decades-old deficiencies in Jamaica’s road infrastructure, Chief Executive Officer E.G. Hunter has said. Hunter said that budgetary constraints restricted...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The savage dog attack on a five-year-old St Ann boy on Sunday has triggered greater scrutiny on the preponderance of strays across Jamaica, with the deficit of sufficient and functional pounds threatening public safety. That’s the view of Dr Simon...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Broadcaster Markland Edwards said that his bid to seek the Portmore mayorship was spurred by a cry from the people of the municipality for better leadership. Edwards, who has never ran for or held a political office before, is among applicants to...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Electricity (Electrical Work, Registration and Licensing) Regulations, 2020, was approved in the Senate yesterday and will replace the archaic method of registering electricians. Jamaica has been ailing for decades with limited numbers of...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With United States President-elect Joe Biden planning to sign a flurry of executive orders after being sworn into office on January 20 next year to reverse a number of Trump policies, Cuba could once again see a warming of relations with its...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Professor of Sedimentary Geology in the Department of Geology and Geography at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Simon Mitchell, is urging the Government to enforce no-build zones to protect lives and property in adverse weather episodes....

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Harbour Heights in east Kingston are collectively breathing a sigh of relief that the torrential rains which battered the island for weeks, leaving in its wake a trail of disaster, have abated. They are demanding urgent attention to...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-one patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) have been referred for convalescent plasma clinical trial treatment as local researchers up the ante in the search for a safe and reliable therapy to fight the deadly COVID-19...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

On again, off again. Monday morning’s resumption of face-to-face classes for 17 schools has been washed out by an islandwide flash flood warning, dousing flickering hopes for normality since the coronavirus shuttered institutions in March. The...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

At least two of the people said to be eyeing an eventual push to replace Dr Peter Phillips as member of parliament (MP) for the St Andrew East Central constituency once the incumbent steps down are mum on their aspirations. Party insiders have...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As torrential rains continue to lash Jamaica, the Government is considering a reallocation of funds for its flood bill that was tabled in Parliament last week. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement at Wednesday’s handover of tablets...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fatigued by Internet connectivity issues to access lessons online, residents in and around Yallahs in St Thomas are breathing a sigh of relief at the inclusion of their high school among 17 institutions for a reopening pilot starting November 9....

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Immigration is among several big-ticket items that could help decide the outcome of the presidential election when Americans head to the polls on Tuesday. Almost 92 million Americans have voted so far as a majority of states reported record early...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says the National Witness Care Strategy and Action Plan, as well as a Multi-Agency Protocol for Child Justice, will serve to bring Jamaica’s justice system closer to First-World standards. Speaking at Wednesday’s...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, Curtis Ward, said United States top diplomat Donald Tapia’s “constant meddling” in the country’s affairs should have been nipped in the bud and not allowed to...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The November 3 United States presidential election has been cast in existential terms amid criticisms by Jamaican expatriates that Donald Trump has damaged the White House and lowered America’s standing in the world. With more than 60 million...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad has underscored the importance of maintaining the safety of front-line workers as they respond to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the island. At yesterday’s multi-partner donation of over 80,000...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Local companies with plans to expand their physical plants say that they have become increasingly impatient with the time it is taking to establish the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Caymanas in St Catherine. Sanmerna Paper Product, which is...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Mark Golding wants an overhaul of the party’s constitution as it relates to how its leaders are elected. Apart from potentially making the 82-year-old political party a lot more attractive,...

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