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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: MoBay is ready - Mayor says city ripe for zones of special operations
Western Bureau: As St James continues to bleed, with the murder toll racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay's mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Major crime drivers - Unemployment, lack of jobs impairing Vision 2030
Almost six in every 10 Jamaicans are convinced that the high unemployment rate is the main reason for the country's chronic crime state.Poverty, bad parenting, poor education and an unfair justice system also figure prominently among the factors...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:01:50 -0500: Special zones law - What does it mean for you?
As Jamaicans across the island prepare for the announcement of the first zone of special operations, The Gleaner outlines key elements of the new law which address what individuals can expect if their communities are named.Powers of the Joint...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Diaspora Conference | 'Get on the economic train or be left behind' - Lee-Chin tells diaspora stage set for Jamaica's growth
The stage is set for Jamaica to once again deliver strong economic growth, says Michael Lee-Chin, chairman of the Economic Growth Council, while urging members of the diaspora to "get on board the train of success or risk being left behind". Lee-Chin...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Diaspora Conference | Diaspora could get special immigration card
A recommendation has been made for the establishing of a Global Jamaican Immigration Card for members of the diaspora who seek closer ties to their homeland, says Dr David Panton, chairman of the Economic Growth Council Diaspora Task Force.This...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gov't pushes to have judges alone try gun-murder cases, MP breaks ranks
Legislation has been tabled in Parliament for a judge alone to try murder cases involving a gun, a provision that got little attention from the Opposition at yesterday's meeting of the House of Representatives that ended in confusion.But at least...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Buggery is like any other sexual sin - Pastor Brevitt
WESTERN BUREAU:Unlike some of his fellow clergymen, who are seemingly waffling on the issue, Charles Brevitt, the outspoken pastor of the Glendevon circuit of Seventh-day Adventist churches, in St James, says buggery is just as wrong as other sexual...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Ferguson still wants review of no-user-fee policy ... Despite positive IDB report on impact
Former Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson still believes there is need to review the no-user-fee policy implemented in 2008 by Bruce Golding administration, when he served as opposition spokesperson.A study of the no-user-fee policy, conducted by...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:40:02 -0500: American actress Victoria Rowell heading back to Jamaica to film soap series
American actress Victoria Rowell, who filmed her comedic soap opera ?Rich and Ruthless? in Jamaica last year, has committed to undertaking further projects here. "Persons come to Jamaica, take Jamaica and leave with it, but my goal...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 'Bad-mind' active - Crime, violence, corruption and envy the worst things about living in Jamaica
Crime, violence and 'bad-mindedness' have emerged as the main issues that cause most Jamaicans to not be so proud of the country.Corruption, unemployment and poverty also figure high on the list when Jamaicans were asked about the things that make...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Health, productivity improved with no-fee policy - IDB study
The general health of the Jamaica population, as well as productivity, improved under the no-user-fee policy in public health facilities implemented in 2008 by the Jamaica Labour Party administration of then Prime Minister Bruce Golding, according...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 'Yardie' pride - Culture, heritage, history, sports, among the major reasons to be proud about being a Jamaican
Jamaica's culture, heritage and history have been placed at the top of the list of reasons why Jamaicans think the island is special, and the factors that make persons proud to declare that they are from this little rock in the Caribbean.The rich...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gov't bows to pressure, will make slight changes to anti-corruption bill
There will be slight changes to the Integrity Commission bill, an anti-corruption legislation that, in its current form, would allow Cabinet to designate as confidential any contract it chooses, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said, following...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Waiver blockade irks diaspora as Customs imposes duty on ambulance
A charity organisation formed by members from the Jamaican diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK) is peeved that an ambulance it donated to Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, has been languishing at Kingston Wharves for 11 months while the...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gleaner stands tall in advertising
Just as it was in 2015, the 2016 Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica Top Award ended with a tie. This time, it was The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited and the Jamaica Observer that came out sharing the prime prize.The awards presentation,...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Stronger judicial system needed to fight human trafficking
Systemic weaknesses in the investigative, prosecutorial and judicial services, amid the high level of unemployment, make combating human trafficking a difficult challenge, says Carol Palmer, chairperson for the National Task Force Against...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Life-changing programme for Norman Gardens resident
Though Nichol Aris has known the volatility of Norman Gardens in eastern Kingston for more than three decades, it is a training programme of a few weeks that has left a lasting imprint on her character.The 33-year-old is the valedictorian of the...
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Get it out! - Parliament under pressure to remove provision that could shield Cabinet contracts from corruption probes
Jamaica's biggest business group and the main anti-corruption lobby in the island are demanding that the Government remove the 'dangerous' section of an anti-corruption bill that would allow Cabinet to designate some contracts 'confidential' and...
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: No time to dream - Most Jamaicans focused on survival
The typical American dream is a couple with two children, a house with a white picket fence, and a dog. Not so for Jamaicans.A recently concluded Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll found that there was no real Jamaican dream for 51 per cent of...
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Phillips pleads for unity - PNP leader calls for peace ahead of St Andrew South West decision next Sunday
People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips is appealing to supporters to ensure that the selection process to decide the party's candidate for St Andrew South West is peaceful and fair.The PNP's National Executive Council (NEC)...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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