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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Teachers have given the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination the thumbs up after yesterday's national mock sitting, citing its practicability and ease. However, while confident of its role in preparing students for secondary-level education,...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 30,000 Mexicans are expected to be in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. While Juan Jose Gonzales Mijares, the Mexican ambassador to Jamaica, will not be among the number, he feels that 'El Tricolor' stands a reasonable, if not spectacular,...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are inviting members of the public to nominate persons who could be recognised as Jamaican Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champions by June 30.Nominees...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has assured principals and teachers that it's all systems go for the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) by September and that everything will be in place for the new school year.But Reid's affirmation was...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The North-South leg of Highway 2000 was yesterday named the Edward Seaga Highway in honour of the former prime minister during an official ceremony at Unity Valley, Moneague, St Ann, where he was lauded for being a visionary.Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Poor health-seeking behaviour by Caribbean men is exacerbating the already difficult job of having them getting tested for HIV, according to Kandasi Levermore, executive director of Jamaica Aids Support for Life and member of the Caribbean...

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

Poverty and the lack of educational opportunities are two major factors causing an increase in persons being vulnerable to contracting HIV across the Caribbean, according to Sannia Sutherland, the programme director at the Caribbean Vulnerable...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Transport ministry is in the process of acquiring five new buses to be used in a pilot liquefied natural gas (LNG) project aimed at reducing emission and achieving greater performance on Jamaica's roads.Transport minister Robert Montague told...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is imperative that as a people of value and inhabitants of an island state that we elevate civic pride above all else, charged Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).He lamented that Jamaicans...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is cautiously optimistic that the decline in serious and violent crimes will take hold, pointing to statistics indicating that the current crime-fighting methods are working at a slow but steady...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The explosion of work made available through construction of the new GraceKennedy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs buildings on the waterfront in downtown Kingston has put the brakes on crime in 'Southside', central Kingston.But strong fears abound...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Newly commissioned justices of the peace yesterday received an up close and personal charge from Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, who asked that they be part of the network of Jamaicans helping to solve the country's myriad problems.Chuck said that...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While it is easy to draw a link between 'Southside', the inner-city community in central Kingston, and crime and violence, there is a whole lot more to it than meets the eye, according to social worker Andrew Payne.Payne said that while Southside is...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The US$164 million ($20 billion) Legacy Projects - Mandela Highway, Constant Spring Road, Three Miles (Hagley Park Improvement Project), and Barbican Square - must not be viewed as a waste of taxpayers' money, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said....

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Longstanding plans to upgrade the Papine Market may have to be fast-tracked after fire destroyed a section of the building early Thursday morning, according to Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams."The fire that ripped through a section of the market...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

While the state of public emergency has acted as a suppressant to the out-of-control gun violence in St James, the neighbouring western parish of Westmoreland has taken up the mantle of Jamaica's most violent police division. But the St Andrew South...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With another near- or above-normal hurricane season expected, the president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, is calling for greater strategic planning for quick recovery of business operations in the event of a...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A computer-based electronic identification system, introduced by Greater Portmore High School, as part of its entry in the Ananda Alert Safe School Competition, has won the backing of Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The cancellation of the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea is a massive disappointment to world peace and to Koreans, Young Gyu Lee, South Korea's chargÈ d'affaires to Jamaica, has said."Regarding the summit that was cancelled...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has indicated that greater effort is to be placed on educating children in their most "absorptive years" through reading programmes, which would, in the long term, help to steer the country away from the infestation of...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The library at St Michael's Primary School on Tower Street in downtown Kingston has been out of use for several months, due, in large part, to termite infestation. But now, with the help of PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC) Jamaica, it is to breathe...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

It is not hard to figure out why some of the nation's police officers appear to be so low on morale, especially when the barracks that they occupy in so many police stations across the country are in a deplorable state.On Labour Day, representatives...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 62 per cent of women who have been victims of gang-related activities were killed because of ongoing warfare.In addition, 32 per cent of females have been "triggers" for starting conflicts in crime-ridden communities across the country...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's desire to hold on to an outdated education system that is unable to give children a better grasp of what is needed to compete for jobs at the global level is helping to fuel violence and the gangland culture, anthropologistDr Herbert Gayle...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday indicated that he would be turning to the Diaspora to help finance the construction of a new Parliament building at National Heroes Circle in Kingston.Holness, who was addressing the official launch of the...

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