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Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

HIV prevalence among Jamaica's female sex workers is continuing the steady decline recorded over the past 10 years, but the intimate partners of these women continue to put themselves at risk by refusing to use condoms.That's according to the...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) added 67 correctional officers to its ranks last year but still finished the year with 66 fewer officers as overworked and under-paid warders retired, resigned or died.According to 2017 Economic and...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

A woman wept uncontrollably outside the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston recently after her lawyer told her that the first available date for the trial of her lawsuit would be in 2022."How can that be?" the woman queried, as she threw her...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaican-made products are facing tough competition from imported items on supermarket shelves, and one local food-safety expert has revealed that the findings from the testing of some imported foods "would blow your mind".According to managing...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Farmers who supply crops to local exporters can expect a greater level of scrutiny due to the implementation of more stringent regulations by foreign governments aimed at protecting their consumers.With the introduction of the Food Safety...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

An interesting battle is shaping up inside the People's National Party (PNP), with three newcomers and three of four incumbents now nominated for the four vice-president posts in the 84-year-old political party.Incumbent Noel Arscott has thrown in...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Police High Command has issued an appeal to the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to seek help when they are undergoing stress.Reacting to the death of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who is believed to have...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr

The Lions Club of Port Antonio, in keeping with its philanthropic mandate, recently donated a wheelchair to Rhoda Folkes, a retired district constable from Mill Bank in Portland.Folkes was presented with the much-needed wheelchair on Tuesday during...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has committed to providing $US40,000 (J$5.2m) to the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to be used to procure tablets for educators.Speaking at the science, technology, engineering and...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Justice this week hosted its first quarterly press briefing for this fiscal year at its Constant Spring Road Head offices in St Andrew, with the occasion also serving as a contract-signing ceremony for the refurbishment of the St...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

There are two working bathrooms at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon, but at the moment, the doors are closed because persons refuse to pay the $50 charged to use them.Instead, many persons have opted to make the beach their bathroom."A...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The integrity of the phone video, text messages, and voice notes used to convict dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel of murder remain intact and was properly left to jurors to consider, a prosecutor has argued.Further, prosecutors yesterday asked the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A market study conducted by Dr Joy Moncrieffe of the Institute for Applied Social Research has confirmed the view held by many that employers are not keen on employing persons with disabilities (PWDs).The 2016 study said that while there were some...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Technology and climate change are areas that Congresswoman Yvette Clarke believes Caribbean countries can strengthen while enhancing their relationship with the United States of America.Clarke, who was addressing students and staff of the University...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Bishop Dr Wellesley Blair, former board chairman of the Universal Service Fund (USF), has declined to comment on an employment contract he allegedly signed unlawfully that resulted in the termination of former USF CEO Dr Hugh Cross."Anybody [who]...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Maintaining that the island's air traffic controllers (ATCs) are being "grossly underpaid", the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association (JATCA) says that it is contemplating "taking action" after a series of unproductive wage talks with the...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has reported that less than two months after opening registrations for the Government of Jamaica's Houses of Parliament Design Competition, it has received a "resounding response from more than 200 architects...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness departed the island yesterday afternoon for historic official visits to Namibia and South Africa, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has announced.During the prime minister's absence, Dr Horace Chang, minister of...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 11:11 PMCarlene Davis

Fish vendor Elaine Clarke is distraught over the unsanitary conditions at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon and wants the authorities to address the matter."Sanitary inspector soon come here, because a food we a deal with and it no good...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican Bar Association (JamBar) has proposed that the Labour Relations Code (LRC) be amended to empower the Industrial Disputes Tribunal and other boards to examine cases in their entirety instead of dismissing them for minor procedural...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and other officials on Wednesday afternoon formally welcomed new non-stop flights by German airline Eurowings and Panama's Copa Airlines at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.Eurowings made its...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston, Jamaica, has worked itself back on the list of top 20 most dangerous cities in the world.On Tuesday, USA Today published a list of 50 cities, globally, deemed most dangerous based on the number of homicides per 100,000.Jamaica is listed as...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Justice Lennox Campbell's summation of the evidence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial was "defective in form and substance", one attorney has charged.According to Oswest Senior-Smith, the attorney for Andre St John - one of the three men convicted of...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Statistics show that Westmoreland has recorded the highest number of child fatalities in traffic accidents between 2012 and 2017.Lead researcher Dr Earl Bailey made the revelation following his analysis of data from the...

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