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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Portmore, St Catherine could become the next frontier for the fast-growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, as industry stakeholders seek to expand their operations to take advantage of the Sunshine City's large and highly educated labour...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Once Jamaica's most important investor country, Britain's investment interest in Jamaica diminished in recent decades, with Spain and China taking over that role. However, a second British wave is about to burst on to the horizon, according to High...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years, and while there has been an explosion of initiatives...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is touting the importance of appreciating the value of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector to the Jamaican economy."We should not seek to in any way depreciate the value of the BPO sector. It is a very...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is costing the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, close to $30 million per month to secure its 650 acres of space.Principal of the tertiary institution, Professor Dale Webber, who made the disclosure, said the sum spent for security was...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are not being priced out of boarding, says Campus Registrar Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson.She was making reference to the new student dormitories, which are more costly than the traditional...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Panama continues to be an important partner in Jamaica's effort to further improve air traffic control and advance the country's maritime and port development, state minister for foreign affairs Pearnel Charles Jr has said.Earlier this year, the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Brazil will not be part of any plans to use military intervention in Venezuela, says Carlos Michaelsen den Hartog, Brazilian ambassador to Jamaica.He said that more should be done to find a lasting solution to the crisis in the oil-rich South...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told students at Penwood High School in his West Central St Andrew constituency yesterday that as part of their civic responsibility, they should resist criminality and reject the approach of dons in their communities....

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Far more needs to be done to identify people with mental-health issues, as that appears to be at the heart of some of the senseless slaying of children, asserts Romaine Sohan, guidance counsellor at Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine.He is...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

French Ambassador to Jamaica, Denys Wibaux, has hailed his embassy-endorsed'A Touch of France' exhibitionas a showpiece event forcementing the French-Jamaican relationship.'A Touch of France' was launched in 2000 and is a biannual exchange of...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The second batch of privates, numbering some 218, received Certificates of Completion in the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) programme amid plans by the Government to expand the initiative once resources become available."As more resources...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Mexican Ambassador Juan Jose Gonzalez Mijares has said it is critical for direct airlift between his country and Jamaica be established to inculcate greater cooperation between two of the Western Hemisphere's most powerful tourist destinations."One...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While Latin America and Caribbean countries have made advances towards the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jamaica's Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has urged the United Nations (UN) to...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Plans are in the pipeline of the National Water Commission (NWC) to significantly expand its water transmission systems by utilising larger and more reliable sources such as the Rio Bueno in Trelawny to meet the demand of the growing population....

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the National Police Youth Club Council (NPYCC) Adriel Grant has said a coordinated effort is needed to stem the murder and abuse of children, while urging a return to the days when a village raises a child."The NPYCC unreservedly...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The success of the Critical Care Nursing Programme could be a template for similar programmes being developed to address the shortage of specialist nurses in other areas of the sector, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has posited.He was...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Acknowledging the need for the redevelopment of their communities, residents of central Kingston appear to have welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' reasons for wanting to construct the new Parliament building at National Heroes Park as he...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Designing a state-of-the-art, iconic, and impressive edifice takes time, effort, and a certain dedication to detail that is hard to come by, except that the National Flower Team - an odd name to give a high-powered group of architects and designers...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness told a town-hall meeting in Kingston on Thursday that there is no area of the country that the Government of Jamaica, which represents the people of Jamaica, cannot bring under its development trajectory. He was...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Institute of Architects Christopher Lue is worried that the rate of development in the housing and commercial sectors is outpacing the supporting infrastructure and that failure to address the imbalance will exacerbate the...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

An 82-year-old Jamaican Windrush victim says that the British government's "hostile environment" immigration policy was a covert racist attempt to deny people of Caribbean heritage their rightful place in British history and society.It is a view...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Over the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to submit comments on the...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The six-year-old architecture firm Atelier Vidal is no stranger to success, having copped the 2014 Governor General Award for Resort Design. However, while drafting what may become Jamaica's next Parliament building is no picnic, coming out on top...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

PICK YOUR PARLIAMENTOver the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to...

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