JAMAICA GLEANER - NEWS

  1. Gov't tackles Azan on inappropriate spending claims

    The governing Jamaica Labour Party has challenged claims by Clarendon North West Member of Parliament Richard Azan that millions of dollars in public funds, under a contract monitored by the National Works Agency, were used to provide accommodation...
  2. ... NWA head defends agency against claims

    The payment system for the Soursop Turn to Chapleton, Clarendon road project makes it "extremely difficult" for any "skulduggery" to take place, chief executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter, has said.Hunter has also said no...
  3. Youth leaders: Simply being young has never been enough

    Two youth leaders have rejected and described the notion as misguided and uninformed that age is a critical factor in reaching the youth population.A debate has again been stirred about the capacity of the leaders of both political parties to...
  4. Falmouth's problematic drains to get attention

    WESTERN BUREAU:The Trelawny Municipal Corporation is to spend $8.5 million to carry out drain-cleaning work in Falmouth as part of a drive to minimise flooding, which has been a problem in the seaside town.Speaking at a recent town hall meeting,...
  5. If all else fails, look to the C'wealth - Senate president urges Jamaica to seek refuge with Brits

    Donald Trump's vision of locking the United States (US) away from the rest of the world has sent president of the Jamaican Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson, into warning mode, appealing to all Jamaicans to look to the Commonwealth for possible refuge.He...
  6. NCU's Natsima wins National Business Model Competition - Will represent Jamaica in Silicon Valley

    Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has, yet again, come away as the winner of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC) for the fourth consecutive year since the competition's inception with student-entrepreneur team, Natsima Nutraceuticals,...
  7. GG lauds LASCO for supporting, inspiring cops

    Sir Patrick Allen, governor general of Jamaica, has lauded the LASCO Affiliated Companies for its continued efforts to inspire members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to uphold the integrity of the organisation."I think LASCO has touched on the...
  8. CDB gives US$40m for poverty reduction in eight countries

    Jamaica is among eight countries set to benefit from a US$40-million funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for poverty reduction in the Caribbean region, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).Countries that will also benefit are...
  9. St James Health Department taking vigilant stance - Wallace

    WESTERN BUREAU:In light of recent food security concerns, which were sparked by the Government's ban on corned beef imported from Brazil, Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, said his department will be taking extra...
  10. DeSilva soars in the Middle East

    Two years ago, Royanne DeSilva had no idea where Qatar was. Today she lives there, having received an amazing opportunity to become a flight attendant.DeSilva, who grew up in May Pen, Clarendon, said that she has had to acknowledge the fact that her...
  11. JFLL's track record attracts donation from Japanese Embassy

    Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning's (JFLL) track record of taking persons from a literacy rate of zero to obtaining multiple passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) has attracted the generosity of the Japanese...
  12. NLA pushes new anti-property fraud service to diaspora

    The National Land Agency (NLA) last Saturday unveiled its new online anti-property fraud service, Property Watch, to some 5,000 Jamaicans living in Canada who attended the inaugural JN Group Expo, organised by The Jamaica National Group.The event,...
  13. Public Sector Pension would not be viable without gov't contribution – JCTU president

    President of the Jamaica Confederation Trade Unions (JCTU) Helene Davis Whyte says the proposed public sector pension scheme will not be viable without government's contribution. Opposition spokesman on finance, Dr Peter Phillips, raised...
  14. Tony Vendryes | Beware of cell-phone use

    A cultural revolution called the Wireless Age has exploded worldwide. No other technology has grown on us like the mobile phone. Within three decades, this device has moved from zero to over 7.3 billion units worldwide. By 2014, there were more cell...
  15. Falmouth Hospital's new theatres to assist Cornwall Regional

    The newly refurbished operating theatres at the Falmouth Hospital, which have not been in operation since 2007, will soon be ready to take cases from Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH). The refurbished operating theatres will assist with cases from...
  16. 1,200-unit housing project for Negril

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness said ground will be broken shortly for a 1,200-unit housing development in Negril, Westmoreland, which will target tourism workers."We expect this project to be completed by 2020 and that the people of Westmoreland will...
  17. Munro College registers stunning comeback to win 2017 Schools' Challenge Quiz title

    Jovan Johnson, Staff Reporter In a stunning comeback this evening, Munro College from St Elizabeth beat defending champions, Titchfield High School 27-24 to take the 2017 TVJ Schools' Challenge Quiz title - their sixth hold in the history of...
  18. Brazilian Embassy says other countries have lifted corned beef ban

    The Brazilian Embassy appears to be making another attempt to have the Jamaican authorities lift its ban on corned beef imports from the south American country. In a release this afternoon, the embassy pointed out that major markets including the...
  19. Holness says gov't must act now to implement pension reform

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness is maintaining that the Government has to act now to implement pension reform in the interest of the Jamaica’s financial growth. Holness, speaking in the parliamentary debate on the new pension bills today,...
  20. Gov't tables law to give incentives to persons who plead guilty

    The Government this afternoon tabled legislation in Parliament to provide for specific incentives such as reduced sentences for accused persons who plead guilty or who want to do so. The new legislation will also repeal the existence of mandatory...