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Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:36 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday said that he is expecting that by the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, Parliament will pass the legislation that will make the Bank of Jamaica an independent body capable of setting monetary policy. He...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Inter-American Development Bank country representative for Jamaica Therese Turner-Jones says that the country must change the way it thinks about energy, especially as it takes deliberate steps to diversify its sources of the important resource. “...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having written a number of articles highlighting the achievement of other high school students across the island, the spotlight is now on outgoing deputy head boy of Wolmer’s Boys’ School, David Salmon, who ranked first at the Kingston-based school...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tributes have been pouring in as news of the passing of renowned Jamaican composer and choir director Noel Dexter spread throughout the music fraternity. Dexter, 80, passed away on Sunday. Culture Minister Olivia Grange said she was saddened to...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesperson on Education Ronald Thwaites yesterday called for a clear funding plan for schools where parents are unable to pay auxiliary fees. “The schools cannot do without the money – the contributions that come from parental...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Best known as the man who was at the helm of the University Singers for well over a decade, renowned Jamaican composer and choir director Noel Dexter died yesterday, sending tremors throughout the local music fraternity. Dexter, 80, was director of...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Rashawn Stewart, the outgoing head boy of the St James-based Cornwall College, has said that the declaration of his Mount Salem community as a zone of special operations (ZOSO) has contributed to his success in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:30 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After struggling with mild autism when he was younger, Wolmer’s Boys’ School student Ibrahim Duffus is crediting his recent success in the 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) to his parents, who he said helped him to overcome...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Human-rights group American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) yesterday filed a new lawsuit on behalf of three Jamaican fishermen challenging the constitutionality of the law used to convict them in the United States in October 2017. Their contention...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite a slight decline in the pass rate for students who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), there were improved performances in most subject areas. There were also improved performances in the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean Broadcast Union (CBU) President Gary Allen is urging governments across the region to involve the media in the conversation as they develop policies that may affect the industry as they continue to move into the digital age. “As a new...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The future of the Ray Ray Ground market remains uncertain as the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation explores a number of options, including a relocation of vendors to other nearby markets. This was the revelation by KSAMC CEO Robert Hill...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Cultural expert Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper has thrown her support behind Dr André Haughton, who is championing the cause for the removal of the ban on the use of expletives during stage performances. “Jamaican bad words have a quite...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:39 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Integrity Commission has indicated that it has set no timeline by which the summary of the statutory declarations for Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be gazetted despite his publicly expressed desire to see a resolution before the end of...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Demanding a change in mindset, Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, director of the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre at The University of the West Indies, is describing as “cruelty” the way the elderly are being cared for by healthcare professionals...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that he could release his 2018 statutory declarations by the end of the week if the Integrity Commission does not publish the documents. The prime minister made the statement amid mounting pressure for...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For what he says is sometimes a thankless job, Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay feels that his work as a police officer was not for naught. Hay was yesterday appointed to the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer for service to the...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:07 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Under the sweltering heat of the morning sun at National Heroes Park in Kingston, a number of persons yesterday awaited the arrival of the president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Moments after 9 a.m., the president’s motorcade drove...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tamar Blake, who raised an alarm when a woman tried to register a baby snatched from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in January, is among more than 100 Jamaicans appointed to the various orders of societies of honour and given badges of honour this...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having pleaded guilty last month to using an illegal firearm to commit eight murders over a three-month period in 2014, Kemar Thompson, 29, was this week sentenced to serve roughly 66 and a half years before being eligible for parole. He had also...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With at least six weeks remaining before the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 17 alleged cronies resumes, here is a recap of key points. During the trial, which began on March 4, a total of 37 witnesses took the stand. Sixty-one...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged 17 cronies has been adjourned until September 18, following yesterday’s ending of the Easter term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. As the trial continued yesterday,...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney yesterday asserted that the prosecution has not proven its case against accused Stephenson ‘Slim’ Bennett beyond a reasonable doubt, citing that the absence of hard evidence makes the case wholly circumstantial. In this respect,...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday indicated that he has thus far identified what he described as “consistencies” in the evidence given by the two self-proclaimed former members of the Uchence Wilson Gang. He gave this indication as he challenged...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is now exploring long-term solutions to treat with the Caribbean-wide invasion of sargassum, which is estimated to have cost the region billions of dollars. This was the revelation by...

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