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Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 10:43 AM

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has been elected by acclamation as the new Chairman of the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Committee on Tourism. Bartlett came out ahead of the candidates from Paraguay and Ecuador for...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 10:30 AM

Rocky Point in Clarendon has been placed under a 48-hour curfew. The security measure started at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 03. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: North - Along an imaginary line approximately 2 kilometres from the...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 9:12 AM

A 53-year-old district constable died last night after being wounded during a gun attack in Abbey Gardens off the Hatfield Main Road, west of Mandeville. His attacker, who is yet to be identified but believed to be in his 50s, was...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMGeorge Ruddock/Gleaner Writer

LONDON: Jamaica’s High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan last week led tributes to renowned dance choreographer Carlton ‘Jackie’ Guy MBE, CD, who passed away in London on Tuesday, November 23. He was 77 years old. Jackie Guy was part of the famous...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMKaryl Walker/Gleaner Writer

FLORIDA: The legacy of the matriarch of Jamaican culture, Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately called ‘Miss Lou’, is being carried on in no small way by a group of Jamaicans based in the city of Miramar in South Florida. Inspired by Bennett-...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Twenty Tivoli Gardens High School students were gifted with tablets purchased through alumni donations at a special handover ceremony last Tuesday. Addressing the ceremony, Cleve Laing, president of the Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Five months after work commenced on the rehabilitation of 1,200 square metres of roadway in the Quarry community in Glendevon, St James, the $15 million project, which was done using the new technology of combining concrete with...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 7:37 PM

The Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) has suspended the authorisation of Alliance Financial Services Limited to operate a cambio and remittance business. The BoJ has also revoked Alliance's authorisation to operate in the Central Bank's...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 3:50 PM

The St James Municipal Corporation today donated $250,000 towards medical expenses for 10-year-old Calyssa Walker, who was shot and injured by gunmen during a high-speed car chase in Montego Bay on October 6. Montego Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 3:38 PM

The management of the Meadowest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine has mobilised security changes to clamp down on indiscipline by some mourners.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 3:35 PM

The United States is to provide Jamaica with US$190,000 or approximately J$29 million to support the country's COVID-19 response programme. The funds, which are being provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 3:33 PM

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it is moving to recover millions in legal costs from applicants and firearm holders who lost cases filed against the authority to reverse decisions of its board. The FLA says both the Supreme Court and the...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 3:29 PM

United States-based non-profit American Friends of Jamaica Inc. (AFJ) has partnered with the Private Sector Vaccine Initiative (PSVI) to implement a vaccination programme that targets vulnerable communities.  Using data from the UWI-based Mona...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:54 PM

The Jamaica College (JC) Old Boys' Association is pushing back at the leadership of the 232-year-old institution which has been critical of two of its members. Earlier this week the JC leadership issued a cease-and-desist call to old boys...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 3:26 PM

A St Catherine man who is alleged to have been among two others who broke into a house on Windsor Road in Spanish Town in the parish and injured an occupant during a robbery has been charged. Charged with unlawful wounding, burglary, and robbery...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 1:17 PM

Loan and insurance premium financing institution, Alliance Finance Limited, is insisting that it is in good standing with all government financial guidelines and regulations. The Financial Investigation Division today reported that the...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:54 PM

The chief investigator in the Clansman-One Don Gang case this morning disclosed that the prosecution's second main witness is not likely to face any anti-gang charges but may be charged with other crimes. 

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:38 PM

The Lucea Police in Hanover are now searching for clues at a crime scene in Elgin Town where two men were shot and injured by armed men on Friday morning. It is reported that shortly after 8 a.m, the two men were walking along a dirt track which...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:11 PM

Alliance Investment Management Limited, Alliance Finance Limited, their president Peter Chin and vice president Robert Chin have been charged with various breaches of the Bank of Jamaica Act, the Banking Services Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act....

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 10:41 AM

Four more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 2,406. The deceased are an 85-year-old woman from St Elizabeth, a 64-year-old man from St Catherine, an 85-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew and a 61-year-...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 9:55 AM

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) has announced plans to increase its staff complement through the addition of new positions in the upcoming fiscal years. Speaking with JIS News, JFB Commissioner, Stewart Beckford, said the brigade's staff...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 9:52 AM

The Government has allocated $1 million to each Member of Parliament to support resilience building efforts in constituencies across Jamaica. Minister of Housing and Urban Renewal Pearnel Charles Jr. said that the Ministry will be working...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 9:41 AM

The upgraded Flanker Health Centre in St James was been officially reopened. The facility was rehabilitated at a cost of $47.3 million under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), with funding by the European...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:12 AM

Statesman and advertising pioneer Professor Arnold Foote died at his home in St Andrew yesterday at age 87. Foote thrived in what is universally accepted as a highly competitive advertising industry; and for several decades, had every finger in...

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