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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 100 homeless persons in and around downtown Kingston were treated by the Rotaract Club of New Kingston last week at the Marie Atkins Shelter.They were able to access dental care, including cleaning, fillings, and extractions by the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Venezuelan Embassy in Kingston remains silent on the unravelling of the Petrojam partnership in which the Jamaican Government is looking to retake the 49 per cent stake the South American country owns in the state-owned oil refinery.Several...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's first female poet laureate, Lorna Goodison, was among a distinguished field of five who were awarded the prestigious 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards at the newspaper's North Street offices in downtown Kingston yesterday.Goodison received the...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The United Kingdom-based pressure group - Windrush Movement - is demanding greater transparency and assurances from the Jamaican Government, following the Windrush scandal and the apparent ease with which the British government has, in some cases,...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There could be as many as 330 deaths attributed to road traffic crashes this year, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is projecting.Last year, 383 persons died on Jamaica's roads, the most since the 391 recorded back in...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Health Fund (NHF), cited for its excellent contribution to the health needs of Jamaicans, was among a list of six to be awarded yesterday at the 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards, the 39th edition.Also awarded were Dr Wendel Abel,...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The hope of a meeting between representatives from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, which was set for today to discuss concerns they have with the report that was tabled in...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Marvin Hall has talked the talk and is now walking the walk in an effort at giving Jamaican children an opportunity to be on a level playing field as their counterparts in other more developed countries, and in the process, he has pioneered a new...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that strengthening the relationship with the diaspora must include pertinent input from critical stakeholders as much as from the Government.This active...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Poor planning and failure to do adequate due diligence have resulted in the public coughing up an additional $30 million for renovation work at the Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development....

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Having overpaid by some $7.1 million on the five-year lease agreement for its Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices over a two-year period, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is being asked by the Auditor General's Department...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The five-year-long US$42.5 million Kingston and St Andrew Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Reduction Programme is bearing fruit, according to president of the National Water Commission (NWC), Mark Barnett.Non-revenue water levels in Kingston and St Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it stands in support of a planned winding down of operations at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew to move centralised waste-management activities to other sites across the island.The announcement...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A National Diaspora Policy is one of the many major agenda items for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for 2019.State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says the policy is likely to be...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) is to spend $1.5 billion to replace the existing transmission pipelines from Ferry to Six Miles in St Andrew. This follows the massive break in the line some 35 feet below the surface in a section of the Mandela...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents in sections of Denham Town and Hannah Town in west Kingston say they are worried that a lack of piped water in their communities since August could derail school plans for the new term starting January 7 next year.Pleading their case is...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Typical of most inner-city communities, residents in the western Kingston constituency of Fletcher's Land depend largely on their internal systems to create for themselves. These include the wildly popular roadside parties and round-robin series of...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that the Government has been taking steps to curtail violence against returning residents in a number of communities across the country, including Mandeville, Manchester....

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Sinopharm Pan-Caribbean has established business units in medical equipment trading and healthcare in Jamaica and the Caribbean region, says General Manager Peter Zheng."Sinopharm is actively coordinating and cooperating with the Ministry of Health...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take steps to ensure that regulations are drafted urgently to bring into effect the Public Procurement Act.This...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Chinese presence in Jamaica dates back to the period of indentured labourers, between 1845 and 1917. Since then, both countries have enjoyed a strengthening of relations.There have been investments by a number of Chinese companies with varying...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Capital city Kingston has always carried with it a certain allure, but over time the eroding social and physical infrastructure has been the main cause for its decay. However, there has been a resuscitation in recent years, with signals from the...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The rejection of the evidence that serious challenges existed in the implementation of the states of public emergency (SOE) has have resulted in a moral and political dilemma for several Jamaicans who support both crime-fighting efforts and the...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

After almost two years of torrid, and, at times, heated negotiations, yesterday, the Government and the Jamaica Police Federation signed a heads of agreement, which covers the contract periods 2017-2019 and 2019-2021."We are pleased, based on the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 130 children with disabilities from the Corporate Area sang, danced, and feted to their hearts' delight at a Christmas treat arranged by the Sanmerna Foundation in partnership with the Be the Change Foundation/Jamaica Urban Transit Company...

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