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VPA commends approval of action plan for response to children

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has commended the move by the Government to approve the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV). The approval came from Cabinet and the recent tabling of the...
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VPA commends approval of action plan for response to children

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has commended the move by the Government to approve the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV). The approval came from Cabinet and the recent tabling of the...

Kingston experiencing tourism renaissance–Bartlett

Although Kingston is officially listed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as one of the island’s six resort areas, the city has not always enjoyed first-call status as it relates to tourist arrivals. This, however, seems to be rapidly changing as...
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Kingston experiencing tourism renaissance–Bartlett

Although Kingston is officially listed by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as one of the island’s six resort areas, the city has not always enjoyed first-call status as it relates to tourist arrivals. This, however, seems to be rapidly changing as...

JAMPRO seeks to diversify BPO sector

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from June 24 to 28, as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Formerly known as Call...
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JAMPRO seeks to diversify BPO sector

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from June 24 to 28, as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. Formerly known as Call...

Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...
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Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...

Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....
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Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....

Antiguan government wants to buy out Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...
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Antiguan government wants to buy out Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...

Contempt proceedings filed against FLA board by policeman

The Board of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been taken court over its alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court order to return the firearm of a policeman. Police constable Sancho Summerville is seeking an order that the FLA board...
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Contempt proceedings filed against FLA board by policeman

The Board of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been taken court over its alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court order to return the firearm of a policeman. Police constable Sancho Summerville is seeking an order that the FLA board...

CMU court challenge against FID rescheduled to October

The court challenge by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) against the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has been pushed back to October 24. Today, the judge hearing the case indicated that the half an hour set aside for submissions was...
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CMU court challenge against FID rescheduled to October

The court challenge by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) against the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has been pushed back to October 24. Today, the judge hearing the case indicated that the half an hour set aside for submissions was...

Bunting, Phillips to face off in PNP presidential election September 7

The highly anticipated contest for the post of president of the People's National Party (PNP) seems set for its annual conference in September. The party's executive committee has proposed September 7 as the date for the election of...
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Bunting, Phillips to face off in PNP presidential election September 7

The highly anticipated contest for the post of president of the People's National Party (PNP) seems set for its annual conference in September. The party's executive committee has proposed September 7 as the date for the election of...

Operational challenge forces shutdown of NWC St Andrew facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that an operational problem has forced the shutdown of the Cookhamdene water supply facility in St Andrew. Based on this disruption, customers in the areas served by the system are experiencing a...
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Operational challenge forces shutdown of NWC St Andrew facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that an operational problem has forced the shutdown of the Cookhamdene water supply facility in St Andrew. Based on this disruption, customers in the areas served by the system are experiencing a...

Alleged shootout in St Catherine, men in custody

One man is under police guard in hospital and another has been arrested following an alleged confrontation with members of the security forces in Kitson Town, St Catherine on Saturday. The police report that about 2:00 p.m., a joint police-...
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Alleged shootout in St Catherine, men in custody

One man is under police guard in hospital and another has been arrested following an alleged confrontation with members of the security forces in Kitson Town, St Catherine on Saturday. The police report that about 2:00 p.m., a joint police-...

Antiguan government wants to buyout Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...
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Antiguan government wants to buyout Digicel's operation

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it remains committed to buying out the operations of Irish-owned telecommunication company, Digicel. The government reiterated the plan as it announced new...

19 cops promoted to rank of Deputy Superintendent

Nineteen inspectors have been elevated to the gazetted officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as Deputy Superintendents. Among them are Woman Inspector Camille Tracy from the Area One Headquarters, Woman Inspector Samantha Smith-Daley from...
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19 cops promoted to rank of Deputy Superintendent

Nineteen inspectors have been elevated to the gazetted officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as Deputy Superintendents. Among them are Woman Inspector Camille Tracy from the Area One Headquarters, Woman Inspector Samantha Smith-Daley from...

More than 200 Jamaicans killed so far in road crashes

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that road fatalities have passed the 200-mark. Statistics from the Unit reveal that as of June 24, two hundred and sixteen persons have been killed from a total of 198 fatal crashes. It...
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More than 200 Jamaicans killed so far in road crashes

The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport is reporting that road fatalities have passed the 200-mark. Statistics from the Unit reveal that as of June 24, two hundred and sixteen persons have been killed from a total of 198 fatal crashes. It...

Labour Ministry continues to warn against suspicious web-links

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is again warning Jamaicans about suspicious links to websites which are being circulated by dishonest persons. The Ministry says a number of unscrupulous web-links, bearing false information, continue to...
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Labour Ministry continues to warn against suspicious web-links

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is again warning Jamaicans about suspicious links to websites which are being circulated by dishonest persons. The Ministry says a number of unscrupulous web-links, bearing false information, continue to...

Firearm seized in Manchester, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Good Hope district, Manchester on Saturday. The police say a team was conducting operations in the area about 11:00 p.m. when a man was seen at a bar acting in a...
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Firearm seized in Manchester, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Good Hope district, Manchester on Saturday. The police say a team was conducting operations in the area about 11:00 p.m. when a man was seen at a bar acting in a...

Steve Lyston | Issues that determine your wealth

Having money is what each and everyone would want, individually and nationally. However, there are many things that can affect whether we achieve wealth or not. Here are some of the things that can affect your finances, whether negatively or...
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Steve Lyston | Issues that determine your wealth

Having money is what each and everyone would want, individually and nationally. However, there are many things that can affect whether we achieve wealth or not. Here are some of the things that can affect your finances, whether negatively or...

Rebecca Tortello | Remembering Uncle Eddie – Part One

One of the stages one goes through when grieving the loss of a loved one is trying to find meaning and accept the loss. I have had to do this a few times in my life: enduring the loss of my parents, a close friend, and other close relatives. Once...
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Rebecca Tortello | Remembering Uncle Eddie – Part One

One of the stages one goes through when grieving the loss of a loved one is trying to find meaning and accept the loss. I have had to do this a few times in my life: enduring the loss of my parents, a close friend, and other close relatives. Once...

Lunch-hour closure of post office angers residents

The consistent closure of the Hopewell Post Office in Hanover for lunch is a grave inconvenience to senior citizens and PATH beneficiaries who use the services to access state benefits on a regular basis. The residents complain that there is no...
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Lunch-hour closure of post office angers residents

The consistent closure of the Hopewell Post Office in Hanover for lunch is a grave inconvenience to senior citizens and PATH beneficiaries who use the services to access state benefits on a regular basis. The residents complain that there is no...

Montego Bay wants Supreme Court branch

Damia Dawes-Monthrope, a director of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is recommending that the existing $1-million cap on claims brought to the parish court be increased to $5 million to alleviate the problems litigants face when...
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Montego Bay wants Supreme Court branch

Damia Dawes-Monthrope, a director of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is recommending that the existing $1-million cap on claims brought to the parish court be increased to $5 million to alleviate the problems litigants face when...

Trelawny’s first traffic lights almost ready

Although the physical structure for Trelawny’s first traffic lights has been erected, another $15 million is needed to make the lights, which are located at the North Coast Highway- Daniel Town intersection, functional. E.G. Hunter, the chief...
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Trelawny’s first traffic lights almost ready

Although the physical structure for Trelawny’s first traffic lights has been erected, another $15 million is needed to make the lights, which are located at the North Coast Highway- Daniel Town intersection, functional. E.G. Hunter, the chief...

One man in custody, another hospitalised following shootout with security forces

One man has been admitted to hospital under police guard and another is in custody following a reported gunfight between members of the security forces and a group of men in Kitson Town, St Catherine yesterday. An illegal firearm containing eight...
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One man in custody, another hospitalised following shootout with security forces

One man has been admitted to hospital under police guard and another is in custody following a reported gunfight between members of the security forces and a group of men in Kitson Town, St Catherine yesterday. An illegal firearm containing eight...

Waterford rocked by triple murder

Gunmen went on a rampage in the St Catherine community of Waterford last night, killing three men and injuring two others including a 12-year-old boy. Those slain have been identified as Marlon Boothe, 37, of Maryland Road; Nicholas Douglas, also...
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Waterford rocked by triple murder

Gunmen went on a rampage in the St Catherine community of Waterford last night, killing three men and injuring two others including a 12-year-old boy. Those slain have been identified as Marlon Boothe, 37, of Maryland Road; Nicholas Douglas, also...

Gun taken from body of dead man

An illegal firearm and ten rounds of ammunition were reportedly taken from the body of a man who was shot and killed in Bayshore Park, Harbour View yesterday. The slain man has been identified as Dennis McIntosh, also called ‘Schoolaz...
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Gun taken from body of dead man

An illegal firearm and ten rounds of ammunition were reportedly taken from the body of a man who was shot and killed in Bayshore Park, Harbour View yesterday. The slain man has been identified as Dennis McIntosh, also called ‘Schoolaz...

Elderly among scores of mourners who traveled for hours, brave searing heat for #SeagaFarewell

Hundreds of mourners, some of them travelling for hours from rural parishes, braved the searing midday heat to pay their last respects to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Among them was Herbert Downes, an elderly man from Hanover, who did...
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Elderly among scores of mourners who traveled for hours, brave searing heat for #SeagaFarewell

Hundreds of mourners, some of them travelling for hours from rural parishes, braved the searing midday heat to pay their last respects to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Among them was Herbert Downes, an elderly man from Hanover, who did...

LIVE: Hundreds gathering for #SeagaFarewell

Hundreds of Mourners have gathered at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Seaga who was 89 years old died, on his birthday on May 28 in Miami, Florida. Outside the precincts of...
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LIVE: Hundreds gathering for #SeagaFarewell

Hundreds of Mourners have gathered at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Seaga who was 89 years old died, on his birthday on May 28 in Miami, Florida. Outside the precincts of...

Special Seaga keepsake inside Sunday Gleaner today

Log on to our epaper or get your copy of today's Sunday Gleaner for a 48-page Edward Seaga keepsake, ahead of today's funeral for the former prime minister, as well for these stories:  - Canada rolls out welcome mat to...
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Special Seaga keepsake inside Sunday Gleaner today

Log on to our epaper or get your copy of today's Sunday Gleaner for a 48-page Edward Seaga keepsake, ahead of today's funeral for the former prime minister, as well for these stories:  - Canada rolls out welcome mat to...

Mixed achievements for Vision 2030

Jamaica has achieved or exceeded just over a third of its targets under the Vision 2030 Development Plan, says Dr Wayne Henry, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). In another 34 per cent of cases, the country improved its...
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Mixed achievements for Vision 2030

Jamaica has achieved or exceeded just over a third of its targets under the Vision 2030 Development Plan, says Dr Wayne Henry, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). In another 34 per cent of cases, the country improved its...

Diary of a Ghetto Priest | Do you love Jamaica?

Are we willing to give until it hurts? That’s the only way we can be freed from selfishness. That’s the only way we can become a loving people, a good people, a kind people, a people who bring joy to others, a sacrificing people who seek the good...
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Diary of a Ghetto Priest | Do you love Jamaica?

Are we willing to give until it hurts? That’s the only way we can be freed from selfishness. That’s the only way we can become a loving people, a good people, a kind people, a people who bring joy to others, a sacrificing people who seek the good...

Religion & Culture | Blacks need teachers, not leaders

Leadership is defined as ‘the action of leading a group of people or an organisation’. When rigidly enforced, leadership creates a host of problems ranging from groupthink, loss of individuality, and sheepish obedience, to abuse of power. Rooted in...
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Religion & Culture | Blacks need teachers, not leaders

Leadership is defined as ‘the action of leading a group of people or an organisation’. When rigidly enforced, leadership creates a host of problems ranging from groupthink, loss of individuality, and sheepish obedience, to abuse of power. Rooted in...

JUST programme initiatives

Under the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) programme, Canada continues to support court services through the rollout of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS). CISS has been deployed in family, tax and traffic courts....
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JUST programme initiatives

Under the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) programme, Canada continues to support court services through the rollout of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS). CISS has been deployed in family, tax and traffic courts....

Canadians team up for storm aid

With the Atlantic hurricane season now in full swing, Canadian high commissioner to Jamaica, Laurie Peters, assures that her country is fully prepared to offer assistance to Jamaica and its neighbours in the event of a natural disaster. A Canadian...
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Canadians team up for storm aid

With the Atlantic hurricane season now in full swing, Canadian high commissioner to Jamaica, Laurie Peters, assures that her country is fully prepared to offer assistance to Jamaica and its neighbours in the event of a natural disaster. A Canadian...

US Embassy and Branson Centre charting ‘Journeys to Scale’

The United STATES Embassy’s Public Affairs Section and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, Caribbean have inked an agreement to host specialised fireside chats throughout the year under the theme ‘Journeys to Scale’. The memorandum of...
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US Embassy and Branson Centre charting ‘Journeys to Scale’

The United STATES Embassy’s Public Affairs Section and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, Caribbean have inked an agreement to host specialised fireside chats throughout the year under the theme ‘Journeys to Scale’. The memorandum of...

Take back our country! - Bishop Bell leads march against social ills on the island

“It has begun!” As various atrocities, including crime and violence, lawlessness and scant regard for morality, continue to negatively impact the island, Bishop Winton Bell of Time Out for Jesus Worldwide Ministries is calling on Jamaicans to...
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Take back our country! - Bishop Bell leads march against social ills on the island

“It has begun!” As various atrocities, including crime and violence, lawlessness and scant regard for morality, continue to negatively impact the island, Bishop Winton Bell of Time Out for Jesus Worldwide Ministries is calling on Jamaicans to...

Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians medical mission impacts Jamaica

Ninety-seven doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses, other medical personnel and support staff descended on the island on June 9, and for seven days they impacted many in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary, Kingston, and St Catherine. At the Port...
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Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians medical mission impacts Jamaica

Ninety-seven doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses, other medical personnel and support staff descended on the island on June 9, and for seven days they impacted many in the parishes of St Ann, St Mary, Kingston, and St Catherine. At the Port...

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