JAMAICA GLEANER - NEWS

  1. Catholic Church of Mandeville celebrates 25th anniversary this Sunday

    Celebrating 25 years of existence as a vicariate and diocese, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville is set to mark this blessed occasion at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre in the parish, this Sunday (June 24).Having been established in 1991...
  2. Daughter pays tribute to - 'extraordinary dad'

    Simone Townsend describes her father, Ukel, as extraordinary, partly owing to the fact that though times were tough, he managed to single-handedly cater to all her needs and those of his other three children."When my parents separated around nine...
  3. New NCU president inaugurated - Challenges administration to expand opportunities

    The recent inauguration of the 24th president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Dr Lincoln Edwards, was more than a flamboyant ceremony, it was also a time for deep introspection and an announcement of the plans for continued progression."...
  4. Parents upset about girlfriend's past

    Q I am in love with a fantastic girl and I want to marry her, Doc. I am glad to tell you that she wants to marry me and she says that she loves me very much. I am 20 and she is two years older. I adore her so deeply and cannot imagine life without...
  5. JProjek - spreading the message of Christ

    Ignorance sometimes leads to unbelief, a case Rudolf Robinson admitted to be true."I grew up in Jamaica, a country saturated by churches, but I knew nothing about religion or Jesus Christ. When I became a teenager, armed with little knowledge of...
  6. US ban on Brazilian beef won't affect local market

    Jamaica has no plans to ban meat products from Brazil at this time, according to Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda. His announcement follows news that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has...
  7. NWC to resume late payment fees

    Customers of the National Water Commission (NWC) who make payments to the utility company after the due date for bills has expired will again be charged a late fee.The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says the NWC can resume applying late...
  8. Another 100 students to gain valuable experience through JPS summer programme

    The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Summer Employment Programme continues to show its value in helping to prepare young adults for the world of work, with nearly 100 high school and tertiary level students selected this year.Young people from various...
  9. Implementation of NIDS a must-Lynch-Stewart

    Acting Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart says the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS) is important, as it will becomethe primary source for identity assurance,...
  10. Silence! - Petrojam management mum on reorganisation of entity

    Petrojam, Jamaica's sole oil refinery has refused to answer questions on an alleged reorganisation process at the state entity which a union says has been bothering its more than 200 members there."The general manager (Floyd Grindley) will not be...
  11. Young church leader - sends a word

    His message is coming straight from the heart with nothing but love for his fellow people. Drummer and men's ministry member, Randy Stewart, of the Newport New Testament Church of God, is not pleased with how far we seem to have strayed from our...
  12. Concrete company falls on hard times

    A significant decline in sales has forced Hardrock Concrete Mix, a Spanish Town-based manufacturer of pre-mixed concrete to shutter its operation even though there is strong demand for the construction material."I haven't sold any concrete since...
  13. Education - Minister highlights - value of - IP protection

    Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, has highlighted the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection to national development.He noted that IP remains the pillar for providing equitable reward for creators and those who...
  14. Basic schools benefit from water tanks in western St Mary

    Teachers and representatives from 12 basic and primary schools in western St Mary received 600-gallon water tanks yesterday, thanks to an education-focused initiative spearheaded by local politicians.According to the Member of Parliament (MP) Robert...
  15. Diary of the ghetto priest | My Father's Day gift

    Brother Marc Maurice was to spend most of the day with me, at Holy Innocents where our Missionaries of the Poor Sisters care for some elderly rejected and abandoned old ladies picked up at the Kingston Public Hospital and the University Hospital of...
  16. More support from World Bank

    The Government's economic reform agenda will be further boosted with the provision of another World Bank Development Policy Loan (DPL) in the sum of approximately J$9.05 billion (US$70 million).This provision will further underpin the administration...
  17. Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

    PITTSBURGH (AP)A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had...
  18. No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

    WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a...
  19. IGL raises bar in safety and health standards

    The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, has lauded IGL Limited for raising the bar on health, safety and environment (HSE) issues, as the company rewarded employees for good safety practices and revealed the results of the...
  20. Action speaks louder than words

    Among the most annoying experiences for persons with serious illnesses is being faced with huge medical bills and having to resort to making appeals for help while being flooded with words of encouragement.While they make the appeal for financial...