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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: In dark on plastic ban - Lead agency says legislation still being drafted; questions on penalties 'premature'
Una-May Gordon, director of the climate change division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has dismissed as "premature" questions about the range of penalties/sanctions for persons or institutions that run afoul of the pending ban...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: No Jamaica-US rift, says Johnson Smith
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that the governments of Jamaica and the United States (US) are in talks over a new information-sharing agreement, but has denied that there is a rift between the two countries....
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: New Three Miles bypass to bring relief to motorists
Within a few weeks, motorists should experience an ease in the traffic congestion caused by the recent closure of the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew, with the construction of a bypass road now under way.Yesterday, the...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Gleaner Editors' Forum | National Council on Education will not be revamped, Reid tells JTA
Education minister Ruel Reid is seeking to allay the fears of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) that the Government is set to change the operations of the well-respected National Council on Education.Since 1993, the National Council on...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Gleaner Editors' Forum | Teaching Council Bill moves closer to agreement
Years after it was first proposed, the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill - which will provide for the establishment of a governing body for the profession as well as a regime for the licensing and registration of all government-paid teachers - is now...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Phillips wants compensation for businesses affect by Three Miles closure
Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday indicated that the Government should compensate businesses operating within the proximity of the now-closed Three Miles area in St Andrew for the adverse effects of the road project, charging that they...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Sykes seeks to make J'can judiciary best in the region in three years
Jamaica's Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has revealed that he is aiming to make the country's judicial system, crippled for decades by chronic under-resourcing and a backlog of civil and criminal cases, the best in the Caribbean in three years.Sykes...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Transport operators demand fare increase - seek 100 per cent raise amid steep operating costs driven by road construction
The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) yesterday demanded a fare increase for transport operators, who say they are being heavily inconvenienced by roadwork in sections of the Corporate Area.President of TODSS, Egeton...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Bomb hoax forces Supreme Court closure
Possibly adding to the high number of backlogged cases in the court system, operations at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston came to a halt yesterday as a result of a reported bomb threat.The suspected threat sent people scurrying for safety...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Student among four killed in Westmoreland
WESTERN BUREAU:A sixteen-year-old student of Manning's School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, was among four persons shot and killed, as blood-thirsty gunmen went on a shooting spree in the western parish between late Sunday night and early...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Expert: J'can engineers not threatened by robots
The growing trend of robots taking over jobs now occupied by humans, as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will in no way render local engineers useless, according to vice-president of marketing at the Jamaica Institute of Engineers' (JIE...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Doctors subpoenaed in Mario Deane case
WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court yesterday issued subpoenas for the doctors who examined Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates charged with murder in connection with the 2014 beating death of Mario Deane, to appear in court on...
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Building code can buffer earthquake, hurricane damage - JIE president
Strict adherence to Jamaica's proposed building code can be a significant buffer against earthquake and hurricane damage, Dwight Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE), said.He was speaking at the official opening ceremony...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Social revolution - Phillips promises policies to reverse inequities
People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips yesterday promised that a future government formed by his party would oversee a social revolution for the education sector, to reverse the economic inequity ravaging the society that has...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Growing rift between US, Ja - Gov'ts at stalemate over intelligence-sharing MOU
There are increasingly loud whispers in diplomatic circles about a growing rift between the governments of Jamaica and the United States (US) over the terms of a proposed updated intelligence-sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: 4.6 quake felt islandwide
Jamaicans in all but one parish reported yesterday that they felt a minor earthquake.In a statement yesterday, the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona, inSt Andrew, confirmed that the island had experienced an earthquake...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Crawford creates PNP euphoria
Having had their fill of platform utterances, tailored political dubplates and rallying cries, the rain clouds that eventually burst over the National Arena in Kingston yesterday afternoon did little to dampen the euphoria of Comrades at the People'...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: 'One love' at 80 - Portia praises PNP for eight decades of outstanding leadership
Former People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller yesterday greeted Comrades at the 80th anniversary conference, calling the party an organisation that has provided outstanding leadership for the country after eight decades."Our...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500: Gleaner Editors' Forum | JTA says performance-based pay not workable
The leadership of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has balked at a suggestion that the salary paid to teachers should be tied to the educational outcomes of their students.The leaders of the 25,000-member union underscored the urgent need...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:07:12 -0500: Anti-gang week strengthens fight against organised crime
In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), representatives from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the National Security Ministry, through its Citizen Security and Justice Programme and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, yesterday attended a church service to observe the beginning of Anti-Gang Week ...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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