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Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has told Prime Minister Andrew Holness to shut down his administration if he is unable to find a competent minister to replace Dr Andrew Wheatley at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy.It has been more...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has rejected suggestions coming from within the party that the vice-presidential election should not be held, fearing a massive fallout and political disruption in the aftermath.Mark Golding...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:59 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is pleading with employers to diversify their job requirements amid concerns from the top brass of the regional body that thousands are failing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A travel advisory published by the United States (US) Embassy sometime ago warning Americans visiting Jamaica to avoid certain communities, including Stand Pipe in St Andrew, was used as a stepping stone to forge a better relationship between the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

After years of battling the crisis of bad fishing practices that bung the growth of the fisheries sector, leading to dramatic depletion of the fish population in Jamaican waters, word from at least one concerned stakeholder group is that the fish...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday blasted the Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell, for demanding that the Government remove the special consumption tax (SCT) on fuel used to hedge against price increases.Paulwell has made...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

While there has been an apparent consensus on the need to address the growing crisis surrounding plastic bottle waste in the country, stakeholders continue to agonise over what method could be most appropriate to get citizens to recycle.According to...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Ransford Braham sought to dispel fears expressed at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night that the mass destruction of buildings and displacement of some residents would result from the planned...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

At least one resident is claiming that the strong opposition by some to the development of National Heroes Circle and the environs is being driven by politics.Hubert Henry, a resident of Allman Town in central Kingston, charged that politicians and...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As tension continues to mount over a prime piece of property in the vicinity of Devon House in St Andrew, the matter yesterday escalated into a chaotic scene as businessman Dwight Moore, a party in the dispute, remained defiant as men from Fudgies...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's nurses are being urged to make their voices "stronger and louder" if the nation is to gain a better healthcare system.Ethnie Miller-Simpson, chief branding officer and CEO of Zinergy International, in addressing the LASCO/Nurses'...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced that the Government will double the opportunities for training critical-care nurses as part of his ministry's strategy of addressing their shortage in the health sector, this as the issue of...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Certified funeral directors and embalmers are of the view that the absence of a training institution for persons aspiring to enter the sector is one of the main factors fuelling the growth of so-called fly-by-night operators who are said to be...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has advised the staff of Petrojam that his administration was committed to the proper management of the state-run oil refinery, even as he admitted that there was corruption at the agency.The prime minister, who has...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is moving to close policy loopholes as it has been revealed that Executive Director Camille Buchanan had hired her daughter for more than a year to work as a social media manager.The USF falls under the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Scores of new justices of the peace for the parish of St Andrew took the oath of office yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston with a provocative reminder that their services were too priceless for them to charge the public to access...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

To have received his certificate of completion from the National College for Education Leadership (NCEL) Aspiring Principals Programme would have been one of the proudest moments of Clive Mohammed's life. But fate would have it that he would die...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government is seeking to take over the historic Moneague College in St Ann to provide advanced training for members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang made the announcement last week while...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to the unavoidable and inevitable digitalisation of the Jamaican society, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his administration is laying the foundation for a digital makeover that will have a jaw-dropping effect on life.Holness, who...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Since its explosion on the local scene in 2015, Gustazos has developed an enviable reputation for providing top deals on its e-commerce platform across various sectors.However, according to Chief Executive Officer Carlos Villares, Gustazos has been...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

United States judge, Renatha Francis, who was born and raised in Jamaica, has been named to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, emerging above five other persons who were considered for the position.The St Hugh's High School alumnus, is...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Although some were willing to accept the possibility of a dip in productivity during this year's staging of the World Cup, business leaders were not so clear-cut in their views about which team would take home the most prized title.Brazil and...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Public health specialist Professor Alafia Samuels has warned that countries like Jamaica will continue to have challenges with obesity if the issue of food sovereignty is not addressed.Speaking at the official opening of The Medical Association of...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

On day one of his historic trip to Canada, Prime Minister Andrew Holness wasted no time in luring potential investors to Jamaica, telling them that they could be confident in the fiscal environment and asserting that his administration was resolute...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Insisting that early childhood children do not require homework at their age, lead researcher for JA KIDS Professor Maureen Samms Vaughan has disclosed that 88.5 per cent of children were being sent home with work by their teachers daily or two or...

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