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Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Cultural specialist Professor Donna Hope believes that young men are delaying fatherhood because they want to live out their young days without the immediate burden of having a family of their own."A lot of young men who have traditionally been the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Energy giant New Fortress will be making further steps in a matter of weeks to begin "dropping irons" in its preparatory work for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub.New Fortress founder and chairman Wesley Edens made the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:10 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The granddaughter of Jamaican immigrants to Costa Rica has become the first female vice-president in that country.Epsy Campbell Barr, an economist, is not only the first black female to be elected to the office of vice-president in Costa Rica, but...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Frightening figures from the country's private pension scheme regulator have shown that only a handful of the Jamaican population have a pension plan, leading experts to warn of the possibility of an old-age poverty crisis if there isn't a...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The profound impact that Winnie Mandela had on some of the nation's leaders was reflected yesterday as they hailed the woman known for standing by the side of Nelson Mandela during a time when chaos reigned in South Africa and the fight was on to...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Seventh-day Adventists are sometimes finding it difficult to get and keep work because of their observance of the Sabbath from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.That's according to the latest International Religious Freedom Report published by...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Government Senator Ransford Braham is proposing that a fund be established to assist victims and their families who have been financially affected as a result of criminality."In Jamaica today, where poor people are losing their lives, where mothers...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Audley Shaw, the new minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has expressed strong optimism that his ministry can fuel the economy to realise the elusive high economic growth.But according to the minister, it will be a serious task...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Administrators at the University of the West Indies, Mona, are livid with staff members for bringing back to the campus stray dogs which the university is fighting to rid the campus of.In a letter to the school community earlier this month, a copy...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced plans for the construction of more museums and libraries in honour of past leaders of the country.Holness, while speaking at the rededication ceremony of the Bustamante Museum in Kingston last Thursday,...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite objections by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), former Prime Minister Edward Seaga says that he deserves having the North-South Highway renamed in his honour, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced during the dedication...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The machine at the centre of the controversial probe being carried out by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in Manchester can produce gun parts, according to attorney-at law John Junor, who is involved in the investigations.He has, however,...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is questioning the legitimacy of an investigation by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), surrounding allegations of the discovery of an arms-manufacturing machine in Manchester.Yesterday,...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People's National Party (PNP), has charged that the imposition of a second state of emergency since the start of the year is the Government's acknowledgement of its own policy failure in regards to combating crime...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pearnel Charles Sr, veteran Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member of parliament for North Central Clarendon, has said that while he has no objection to contenders showing interest in his seat, he objects "to people coming into the constituency while I...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Danny Roberts, head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, has warned trade unions that the contentious style of negotiations with Government could be counterproductive.He has cautioned the unions to be careful that the very...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 10:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The agitated Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) will today decide whether to accept the latest wage offer from the Government, even as there is a rush to pay back millions in retroactive sums which, according to the Government, cannot be delayed...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A mere month after the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) parachuted Dr Nigel Clarke into its stronghold of North West St Andrew triggering internal wrangling, another showdown is set to take place.This time it is in Clarendon North Central, where Speaker...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is pushing for the Judicial Services Commission to provide greater oversight of the judiciary.During his contribution to the 2018-19 Budget Debate, last Thursday, Phillips said it had been put forward in a 1993...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A threat to impose a tax on manufacturers involved in producing beverages might have been averted yesterday following the revelation that one of the country's largest drink manufacturers has responded to a plea from the Government to reduce the...

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

The five members of the new single anti-corruption body, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica, have been named.Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed the names of the members on Facebook on Saturday night.However, current...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Under-fire Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has refused to bow to public calls for him to apologise for saying Dr Nigel Clarke, inter alia, has “great British education and [was] sort of mimicking the values and the...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:05 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Though faced with the tough task of leading the charge to reduce crime and stamp out corruption in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), stakeholders have formed the strong opinion that Major Antony Anderson is a solid pick for police commissioner...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the debate over the Data Protection Bill now before a joint select committee of Parliament rages on, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has called for a balance to be struck between privacy rights, freedom rights, freedom of the press, and...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Economist Dr Damien King has sounded an ominous warning that the threat of United States President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and alumina is dangerous and will make countries poorer.There are possible implications for Jamaica...

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