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Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Cherie Johnson, one of the 2019 Governor General’s Jamaica Diaspora Award for Excellence recipients, says that the power of positive thinking and a hunger for valuable educational experiences provided the stimulus to turn her life around after jail...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Acting President of the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) Dr Makesha Evans says she is upset by unsavoury sentiments from aggrieved members of the faculty and is disputing claims that the troubled college has been callous in its...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The debate over whether Jamaica should amend the Offences Against the Person Act to make abortions legal in the country continued this week, with one pro-life activist telling Parliament’s Human Resource and Social Development Committee that the...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:35 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang said the planned police headquarters to be sited in an area of south St Andrew commonly referred to as ‘No Man’s Land’ will be a beacon of change and renewal for downtown Kingston and surrounding...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Despite wide-ranging discussions on issues affecting Jamaicans overseas and opportunities for their engagement locally at the biennial Diaspora Conference over the years, a belief that not much comes out of the talks has been fuelling an increased...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A week before the release of results from the first sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, several education ministry officials are struggling to understand and explain the new format in which the students’ performances are being...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Queen’s Counsel Frank Phipps has invited reparation protagonists to set a new precedent by directly petitioning Queen Elizabeth II, Jamaica’s head of state, for crimes against humanity when Britain shipped approximately 600,000 Africans to work on...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tagera Ottey had one dream, and that was to offer service to humanity as a medical doctor. Her relentless drive to realise her dream took some unexpected twists and turns, but ultimately, she has been afforded the chance of a lifetime through...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One local church leader has said that Pope Francis could be treading on dangerous grounds with his decision to reword a section of the Lord’s Prayer. News emerged this week that the pontiff, who leads the worldwide 1.3 billion-strong Catholic...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Hannah Town residents are hoping that some of the funds set apart in the Ministry of National Security’s budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 will be used to reconstruct their burnt-out police station in a bid to rid the community of crime. The station...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A leading academic and researcher has charged that the country’s failure to meet 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in relation to maternal and child mortality was a direct result of poor planning in the health sector. Affette McCaw-Binns,...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are mounting over the welfare of cops amid reports of several police officers being overworked as the already undermanned Jamaica Constabulary Force is seeing its resources being stretched even further due to two major security operations...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:27 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Small businesses still face financing and export barriers that stifle access to capital and slow down trade, putting them at a competitive disadvantage against larger players, says Brian Pengelley, immediate past president of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Chairman Senator Ransford Braham has expressed “a deep sense of grief and profound sadness” about the passing of Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, Edward Seaga, who established the state body in 1968 during his...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad remembers the late Edward Seaga as a man filled with energy and an active force in the shaping of Jamaica’s future. Ahmad was paying his respects for the life and work of the 89-year-old former prime minister...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As news of the passing of the former prime minister and member of parliament Edward Seaga filtered through streets and corners of West Kingston, his legacy appeared secure not only in a stone monument at the entrance to the community but solidified...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A Chinese Embassy official has called for the Jamaican Government to use every tool possible to protect Chinese nationals here. “I am requesting that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) do everything it can to address and to legitimately safeguard...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Hard-earned gains in stabilising the Jamaican economy could be eroded if political leaders fail to take lessons from the past, argues Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). Mitchell painted a dire picture...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two prominent business leaders have renewed calls for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address frontally issues surrounding his yet-to-be-cleared statutory declarations. Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell said...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Danny Roberts, head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, has warned against certain practices such as contract employment, noting that legislation should be crafted to address this issue, taking into account International...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tears, anguish and overwhelming grief permeated the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery Street, St Andrew, which hosted the thanksgiving service for murdered eight-year-old Shantae Skyers yesterday, leading the funeral director at...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:34 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The British government’s £200-million Windrush compensation scheme that seeks to give redress to Jamaican and other migrants is inadequate and falls way below expectation, says Professor Verene Shepherd, one of the Caribbean’s foremost minds on...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Professor Verene Shepherd says that Jamaica’s thrust to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Vision 2030 will only be a pipe dream if countries such as Spain and Britain do not own up to their responsibility and pay out...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Head of the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Assistant Commissioner of Police Calvin Allen, is warning motorists who have retrofitted their vehicles with flashing lights, and public transport vehicles with heavily...

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