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Published:Saturday | March 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

This month, students of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) at The University of the West Indies will be able to apply for financial assistance from the FSS Guild Committee. Spearheaded by social sciences representative, Omolora Wilson, the Tiger...

Published:Monday | February 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The Russian Government has urged Jamaicans to remain calm about the future of UC Rusal, seeking to give the assurance that sanctions imposed by the West over the military conflict in Ukraine were unlikely to undermine the operation of its bauxite...

Published:Monday | February 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Less than 48 hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the military to activate its deterrence forces, which include nuclear weapons, Moscow’s man in Kingston sought to downplay a nuclear conflict as the war in Ukraine escalates. Putin’...

Published:Monday | February 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As Marcia Taylor examined the charred ruins of her dreams, she sank into spiralling despondency as she pondered her next move. The 55-year-old is one of 66 vendors in the Oxford Mall Arcade whose goods, equipment, furniture, and livelihood went up...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Amid the sharp increase in the cost of living and the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar, business and sector leaders have advocated for a 30 per cent rise in the minimum wage, offering a safety net for low-income workers whose personal budgets...

Published:Tuesday | February 8, 2022 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

WHEN then 22-year-old Kateisha Allen had her son in 2016, she was determined not to be the usual stay home mother. Little did she know at the time that her desire to support her family facilitated a journey of self-discovery. Five years later, the...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As the Mico University College Alumni Association (MOSA) celebrates 100 years, the organisation has outlined that its priority for the future is to continue the institution’s technological transition and infrastructure development. MOSA has been...

Published:Monday | January 31, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

In the latest indicator of the Government of Jamaica’s shifting assertiveness on banking fees, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has indicated that the Holness administration is not ruling out a “last-resort” formulation of anti-competition laws to...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The family of David Stimpson, the National Museum of Jamaica curator, is requesting support from the public to raise funds for his medical treatment. The Institute of Jamaica employee was allegedly attacked and stabbed multiple times by a co-worker...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

A construction boom in Portmore has triggered calls for an expansion of the road network in the fast-developing St Catherine community. Besides the erection of business process outsourcing centres and other emerging buildings, the impending...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Retired Court of Appeal Justice Hillary Phillips says the pace of modernisation of the justice system in Jamaica should be expedited. “We have been speaking about getting to a paperless registry, getting into paperless offices, but I don’t know if...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As tributes pour in for anti-apartheid stalwart Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is recommending that his example be used to achieve consensus to tackle issues facing Jamaica. Tutu, who was a driving force for...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Employees of Cari-Med who recently brought the company to court over its COVID-19 vaccination policies have broken their silence after the Supreme Court’s decision to throw out their claim that the company’s vax-or-test mandate breached their...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) President Michael Leckie backs the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine pass to avoid the return of another round of bruising lockdowns that have decimated many businesses and sparked sporadic economic...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The Indian High Commission to Jamaica has continued its efforts to introduce free medical camps across the island. Held to mark the country’s 75th anniversary of independence, the high commission organised three medical camps in Kingston on Sunday...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Amid the low number of rulings by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that Jamaica adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final appellate court...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

A four-year-old is battling for life after being shot in the head during a drive-by attack by gunmen that killed one man. The incident occurred in Bunnan Gully, a community located along Mannings Hill Road in St Andrew. The deceased has been...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

An increase in entry barriers against unvaccinated Jamaicans is expected to be a key strategy of the Holness administration in its bid to ramp up the country’s flagging COVID-19 immunisation campaign That will complement community-focused outreach...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to the insurance industry, with a fallout in premiums causing job losses among sales agents who are the foot soldiers that keep the sector afloat and growing. But, despite a seven per cent fall in...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Insurance companies have been urged to create more “inclusive” coverage specifically tailored for low-income Jamaicans who have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The call was made on Saturday by Opposition Senator Damion...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Network of Seropositives (JN+) organised a vaccination drive and health fair last Saturday at Trevennion Park Road. According to Executive Director of JN+ Jumoke Patrick, the health fair and vaccination drive was a part of World AIDS...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The privatisation of electrical inspection services previously offered by the Government Electrical Inspectorate (GEI) has led to a meteoric rise in costs for customers seeking to become registered on the grid which could threaten the push for...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

A 16-year-old girl who was slain in bizarre circumstances at her home was among 12 persons killed over 24 hours on the weekend in a psychological blow to the states of emergency (SOEs) imposed nine days ago to rein in runaway murders. Five of the...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s garbage watchdog and chief collection agency has pledged to probe the transformation of a Paddington Terrace open lot into a massive dump and has vowed to crack down on the widening scourge of construction-industry rogues who scatter...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

At least two prominent alumni of Jamaica College (JC) are not anticipating a financial fallout from the saga surrounding Saturday’s resignation of scandal-plagued principal Ruel Reid.. Reid, who is facing fraud charges relating to his secondment as...

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