JAMAICA GLEANER ONLINE

  1. Age does not matter - Youth say voting will not depend on maturity of political representative

    Several young people across the Corporate Area have strongly dismissed assertions that the age of a political leader will influence their decision to take part in the democratic process.A debate has again stirred surrounding the capacity of the...
  2. Young people hoping to enter politics to eradicate its corruption

    Effecting positive changes in Jamaica's historically murky political environment, along with the desire to serve society, is the main pull for some brilliant youth eyeing representational politics in the country.At a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...
  3. Why should young people get involved in politics?

    We asked our guests to complete this sentence: Young persons should get involved in the democratic process because... ? And this is what they said:Markel Virgo, Norman Manley law School, director at the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning"For...
  4. Records tumble on opening day of Champs

    Kimar Farquharson showed impressive power and endurance, while Shanette Allison was explosive and commanding, both bothering the record-keepers on yesterday's opening day of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships at the...
  5. Early retirement part of plan to cut public-sector wage bill

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said the early retirement scheme to be offered to public-sector workers effective April 1, 2017 over a one-year period is part of the administration's efforts to cut the oversize state wage bill.A projected wage-to-...
  6. Tesha's deportation from The Bahamas delayed

    The deportation of reputed Jamaican gang leader Tesha Miller from The Bahamas, which was expected to happen yesterday, has been placed on hold.Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Criminal Investigation...
  7. They should go! - Analyst says opposition senators should resign and give Phillips clean slate

    Mark Golding, leader of opposition business in the Senate, says members of that side will be meeting to discuss their positions with the impending appointment of a new opposition leader, but commentator, Dr Paul Ashley believes that's not necessary...
  8. Many owners to pay huge sums for property taxes as of April 1

    While the Government pushes ahead with plans to create what it says is a more equitable and modern tax system, thousands of individuals and entities have been learning they will this year be required topay huge increases to Tax Administration...
  9. Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground

    A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) to defend its research methodology which provided data suggesting increase ganja use...
  10. Big business for small hotels as Champs begins

    Small hotels across Kingston and St Andrew are in for big business during the five-day period encompassing the annual staging of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys...
  11. Paralympic heroes hailed for triple medal haul

    Considering Jamaica was represented by a four-member contingent, Jamaica Paralympic Association director Edmund Jones lauded as "very good' the three Para Pan American Youth Games medals returned from Sao Paulo, Brazil.Para athletes Tevaughn Thomas...
  12. Leaders react to Phillips' PNP takeover

    Some sector leaders have been reacting to the ascension of Dr Peter Phillips to the presidency of the People's National Party (PNP), the political opposition in Jamaica. They argue that his takeover, on the third try, comes as Jamaicans become...
  13. Greater Portmore North by-election goes to PNP

    Gary Nicholson, 46, won the Greater Portmore North division in a municipal by-election marred by low voter turnout - trend that has characterised elections in Jamaica over the last two decades.After all 38 boxes were counted, Nicholson polled 2,125...
  14. Less than 1% of early childhood centres meet ECC standard

    Western Bureau:Floyd Green, the state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that of the approximately 2,500 registered early childhood institutions in Jamaica, only 18 schools, or less than one per cent, have so far met...
  15. Never again! - After being viciously stabbed, allegedly by their co-worker, traumatised cousins vow not to return to Moncrieffe's

    After reportedly being viciously attacked last Friday by an employee, co-owner of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop, Vassel Moncrieffe, and his 19-year-old acting assistant manager, Jadene Wilson, both successfully underwent surgery and are recuperating well...
  16. Jamaican man in murder-suicide tragedy in Maryland

    Maryland, United States:A Jamaican man living in Maryland killed his two daughters, and critically wounded his wife before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide.Dead are 37-year-old Carlton Goodwin, his four-year-old daughter...
  17. Simplify basic-school teaching, urges Reid

    Rather than complex areas of learning far beyond their years, children at the early-childhood level should be focused on developing cognitive and physical capabilities, according to Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, youth and information.The...
  18. Warrants issued for absentee witnesses in Sylvan Reid trial

    WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Circuit Court has issued warrants for several prosecution witnesses in the case against Councillor Sylvan Reid, who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, after they failed to appear before the court...
  19. 'The PNP needs you' - Phillips eyes youth vote, warns against cynicism

    Receiving the proverbial baton from his predecessor Portia Simpson Miller, new president of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips yesterday wasted no time in wooing young Jamaicans to become members of the party...
  20. Peter takes 'oath' - P.J., Portia, affiliates welcome new PNP leader

    Surrounded by former People's National Party (PNP) presidents and prime ministers P.J. Patterson and Portia Simpson Miller, and in front of an annual conference-size crowd, Peter David Phillips yesterday took the oath of office to the presidency of...