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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For more than three decades, Jamaica's political and business leaders have been trying, with mixed results, to get the country's economic affairs on a strong footing. After years of devaluation of the local currency as well as internal and external...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is targeting single-digit road fatalities by the end of the next decade, even though projections from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest that injuries caused by road traffic crashes could be the fifth...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Not enough respect is being shown to skill-based careers in the changing job market where technology is altering the relevance of some positions, and a failure to adopt will place Jamaica at a disadvantage, warns state minister in the Ministry of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jeju Island in South Korea, although only a fraction the size of Jamaica, welcomes approximately 300 flights per day and 15 million tourists per year, a staggering number in any scenario. Tourism on Jeju Island accounts for approximately 70 per cent...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the gradual refurbishing and expansion of community clinics, such as the Stony Hill Health Centre for which ground was broken yesterday, was the surest way of bringing back credibility to primary...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Relatives of persons killed in traffic accidents suffer immense emotional strain, and many unanswered questions linger when gruesome photographs of the deceased persons, as well as the mangled remains of motor vehicles, are splashed across social...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Youth involvement and structured engagement are vital elements for national development, says Kethania Griffiths, executive director of Youth Crime Watch of Jamaica, while warning that failure by civil society and the political class to engage young...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has rubbished claims made by the Opposition People's National Party that he recently committed $61 million to nine schools for political gain in the North West St Ann constituency to which he was recently named as the...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican brewery giant Desnoes and Geddes (D&G), producers of the world-famous Red Stripe Beer, kicked off celebrations of its 100th anniversary with a church service at the Boulevard Baptist Church yesterday...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Young men in Top Temple, a section of Rockfort in east Kingston, say they are starving for job opportunities to come their way. They are frustrated as those opportunities are hard to come by unless they are well known by potential employers.Hakeem...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The most important period of development in a child's life is the first 1,000 days, and that fact was reinforced by the launch of the zero-to-three strategy, Jamaica Brain Builders Programme, yesterday, at the Cynthia Shako Early Childhood and Day...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

John Levy, general secretary for the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, has said that workers at the troubled Petrojam oil refinery are in limbo as it pertains to which minister now holds the reins of the energy portfolio...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans are being encouraged to open up their hearts and homes by adopting a child from one of the approximately 58 children's homes spread across the country and not leave it to the State alone to care for the wards."You see the 105 children here...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Rent Assessment Board, Rose Bennett-Cooper, says that modernising the Rent Restriction Act of 1983, making it more balanced with established standards of responsibility for both landlord and tenant, will redound to the benefit of a...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Teachers have given the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination the thumbs up after yesterday's national mock sitting, citing its practicability and ease. However, while confident of its role in preparing students for secondary-level education,...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 30,000 Mexicans are expected to be in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. While Juan Jose Gonzales Mijares, the Mexican ambassador to Jamaica, will not be among the number, he feels that 'El Tricolor' stands a reasonable, if not spectacular,...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are inviting members of the public to nominate persons who could be recognised as Jamaican Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champions by June 30.Nominees...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has assured principals and teachers that it's all systems go for the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) by September and that everything will be in place for the new school year.But Reid's affirmation was...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The North-South leg of Highway 2000 was yesterday named the Edward Seaga Highway in honour of the former prime minister during an official ceremony at Unity Valley, Moneague, St Ann, where he was lauded for being a visionary.Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Poor health-seeking behaviour by Caribbean men is exacerbating the already difficult job of having them getting tested for HIV, according to Kandasi Levermore, executive director of Jamaica Aids Support for Life and member of the Caribbean...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Poverty and the lack of educational opportunities are two major factors causing an increase in persons being vulnerable to contracting HIV across the Caribbean, according to Sannia Sutherland, the programme director at the Caribbean Vulnerable...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Transport ministry is in the process of acquiring five new buses to be used in a pilot liquefied natural gas (LNG) project aimed at reducing emission and achieving greater performance on Jamaica's roads.Transport minister Robert Montague told...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is imperative that as a people of value and inhabitants of an island state that we elevate civic pride above all else, charged Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).He lamented that Jamaicans...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is cautiously optimistic that the decline in serious and violent crimes will take hold, pointing to statistics indicating that the current crime-fighting methods are working at a slow but steady...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The explosion of work made available through construction of the new GraceKennedy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs buildings on the waterfront in downtown Kingston has put the brakes on crime in 'Southside', central Kingston.But strong fears abound...

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