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Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:05 AMArthur Hall

Members of parliament's Constituency Development Fund Committee yesterday blasted school administrators who continued to demand the payment of auxiliary fees before students are admitted.During a special sitting of the CDF committee yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Governments across the region must use the media to disseminate information on climate change initiatives, according to Dr Ulric Trotz, deputy director and science adviser at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.He made the call during...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines and Jason Cross/Gleaner Writers

It's not "perfect" and an alternative is quite welcome, but the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James has been the catalyst for murders trending down, according to Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.The man, known only as Okey, in his late 50s, of a Treasure Beach address, was in...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Persons being called to serve as juror need not worry about their safety, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has assured."Once they are empanelled, we try to provide them with as much security at least in the precincts of the court," Chuck said in an...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is close to completing a study that will look into implementing changes in relation to illegal vending and other illicit activities in the greater Half-Way Tree area of the capital, says...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Ornell Bedasse, the chief executive officer at Gateway Co-operative Credit Union, says the credit union has provided $7 million worth of scholarships and bursaries to 375 students from the county of Cornwall for the last 25 years.He...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, has made it clear that despite the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy for government buildings there will be no changes to the operations at Gordon House until he is guided by the Standing Orders.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament Peter Phillips has advised the top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students from the Maxfield Park division of his St Andrew East Central constituency to be wary of peer pressure.Phillips, who is also the leader of Opposition...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pushing to replace Queen Elizabeth II as its Visitor, which would make justice more accessible for students and staff who have conflicts with the institution by the appointment of a regional jurist to the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has put on hold plans to enforce a court order authorising its investigators to search the army's Up Park Camp headquarters and question top military commanders about the use of mortars during...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The opposition People's National Party is denying claims that it has called on the Government to increase bus and taxi fares.Reports have been circulating on social media that leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Philips, made the call while speaking...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Trouble is brewing ahead of Saturday's official start to the 2018 game bird hunting season, which runs until Sunday, September 23, as businessman Authnel Reid of Portland Bight, Clarendon, served notice last Friday that registered hunters like...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Lenworth Fulton, president-elect of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), has promised to restructure the national umbrella farmers' organisation in order to achieve its original objective of being a driving force for economic growth and...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Officials of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) last week used a Gleaner Editors' Forum to appeal to businesses...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, is urging Jamaicans to embrace the planned National Identification System (NIDS), which is facing some public pushback and a constitutional challenge.The IDB has provided a loan...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has rejected suggestions coming from within the party that the vice-presidential election should not be held, fearing a massive fallout and political disruption in the aftermath.Mark Golding...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has told Prime Minister Andrew Holness to shut down his administration if he is unable to find a competent minister to replace Dr Andrew Wheatley at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy.It has been more...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce's (JCC) vision of supporting Jamaica's growth by facilitating its members' integration into the global economy could be further enhanced by the ongoing island-wide Jamaica Survey of Establishments (JSE), reasons JCC...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Two more Jamaican students will depart for South Korea as part of that country's scholarship programme, joining several others already studying in the East Asian nation.Shaneika Marie Lee and Petrona Laing have been invited this year to the master's...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that data collection is usually an expensive undertaking, the leadership of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is convinced that its current World Bank-funded US$500,000 islandwide business/establishment survey is value for...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Foreigners operating businesses in Jamaica who are non-English speakers but whose company information will be needed by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) for the business establishment survey have been urged to participate and not let...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Copa Airlines has named Go Jamaica Travel as its official travel agency in Jamaica as part of a partnership to increase movement between Jamaica and several destinations in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Central and South America....

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