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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Stronger regulations and tougher enforcement are required to bring an end to environmental breaches, says Suzanne Stanley, CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Stanley has thrown her support behind the legal action being pursued by St...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two major manufacturers are upbeat that news of a tentative deal brokered between the United Kingdom and the European Union will calm international markets and give a lift to local exporters even though Jamaica’s main trading destination is the...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Amid blistering criticism of the White House appointment of Donald Tapia as ambassador to Jamaica, a former envoy has warned of the dangers to international diplomacy when non-career campaign donors are parachuted into embassies. That caution was...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:40 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and other constitutional freedoms are not mere ‘paper rights’. They are important elements in the way we live as human beings, asserts University of Technology, Jamaica, principal Professor Stephen...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Head of the Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Verene Shepherd is calling for regional governments to do all that is within their power to improve the lives of indigenous peoples within their...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) strolls towards its divestment goal, Chairman Dennis Chung has revealed that the country could be losing out on billions of dollars in potential investment. In fact, speaking at a Gleaner...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:36 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Former Junior Energy Minister Kern Spencer says he, more than most persons, would understand the emotional turmoil being faced by discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid and his four co-accused facing multiple criminal charges relating to alleged...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply concerned about the protracted political crisis in Haiti and that it is also paying close attention to the increasing size and intensity of the protests with outbreaks of looting, vandalism, and...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Peter Espeut has labelled as “unfortunate” the arrest and charge of former education minister Ruel Reid over allegations of fraud and impropriety within the Ministry of Education and some of its agencies, including the Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Haiti has been reeling again from another in a series of deadly protests, ignited by calls for President Jovenel Moise to step down amid allegations that he has mishandled the economy and which has led to chronic food and fuel shortages. Seventeen...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Several of Jamaica’s dignitaries, including the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, and politicians from both sides of the political divide were among a packed audience at the Boulevard Baptist Church on Sunday for the launch of...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Citizens are being warned to no longer take the Anti-Litter Act for granted as the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) ramps up a raft of new measures and regulations aimed at dramatically increasing the fines associated with it. The...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The United States Embassy recently saluted 12 of its partners with the second annual Stakeholder Appreciation and Recognition Awards (SARA) at a glitzy ceremony at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 27. Counsellor for Public...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

When more than 900 Alpart employees lost their jobs because Alpart bauxite plant shut down operations in 2009, it resulted in the largest bloc redundancies from one company in Jamaica. It also burnt a hole in the pockets of residents and small...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Donna Scott-Mottley says that the country is still mystified even though the Government has agreed to withdraw a resolution to extend the period of exemption for Cabinet documents from 20 to 70 years. The...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While the Office of the Political Ombudsman (OPO) (Interim) Act, 2002 established the body as a commission of Parliament to conduct investigations into the actions and statements of politicians, it must be careful it is not abrogating, or...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has urged the United Nations (UN) member states to move beyond commitment and “act as needed to achieve the goals and targets of the 2030 development agenda”. Calling the Sustainable...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The nearly six-decade-old United States economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba is the most unfair, severe, flagrant and prolonged system of unilateral sanctions ever applied against any single country, says Ines Fors Fernandez,...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica is in a strong position to recover quickly from the US$10-million fallout as a result of the collapse of Thomas Cook, one of the world’s oldest and largest tour companies. On Monday, the British...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite being caught up in a Brexit conundrum, Britain will remain steadfast in its diplomatic and financial arrangements with countries of the English-speaking Commonwealth. That is the word from British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad, who was...

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:31 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

If it were up to Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica, citizens of the former British colony would no longer require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom (UK). But since the legal requirement is out of his hands, the country will...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of three unions representing the approximately 1,000 employees at the JISCO-Alpart bauxite plant at Nain in St Elizabeth has charged that many of the ills being faced by local workers there is as a direct result of the lack of input from their...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Forty-five employees of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group have signed up to be part of a furtherance of education initiative, which is being spearheaded by the company’s Human Resource Department. RJRGLEANER CEO Gary Allen said that the aim of...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says it has taken note of concerns raised by Jamaicans living and working in the Middle East who have been adversely affected by the closure of the embassy in Kuwait. “The decision was taken to...

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