Latest News From The Jamaica Gleaner
Director of the CoalSwarm Project Ted Nace has said that Jamaica will be unable to meet its target, of 7.8 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, should it go ahead with the commissioning of the proposed 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired plant...
Western Bureau:AFTER A mere one-year partnership arrangement with the world-renown High Times Magazine, the local-based group Rastafari In Inity (RII) will be taking full control of the 2016 staging of the annual ganja festival, Rastafari Rootzfest...
The United Nations (UN) climate change secretariat has added its voice to concerns being raised about a proposal made by China's Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) for the construction of a coal-fired plant in St Elizabeth.The proposal was...
The educational progress of approximately 40 students of the Penwood High School in St Andrew has been forced to a halt after a bungling by school administrators resulted in them being 'ungraded' in six subjects sat in this year's Caribbean...
Minister of Education Ruel Reid has moved to address concerns regarding the roll-out of the National Standards Curriculum (NSC).In a wide-ranging address to the 52nd annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), which concluded in...
- KSAC to conduct night audit of street lights The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation is to conduct a night audit of street lights. Town Clerk Robert Hill, says the aim is to get more accurate information on non-functioning street lights so they can be restored as soon as possible. The audit... Read More
- Madeira wildfires: Three dead as flames reach Funchal Three people have died as wildfires raged in the city of Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira. All three are said to have been elderly people whose homes caught fire. Over a thousand people have been evacuated from homes and hotels. Fires... Read More
- Man in custody for gun, ammo find A man is in police custody in connection with the seizure of a firearm and ammunition on Palmerston Road in Portsmouth, St. Catherine. On Tuesday, during a two hour operation, which ended about 5:30 p.m., a house was searched and a Lorcin pistol and... Read More
- Hospital fire kills 12 premature babies in Iraq At least 12 premature babies have been killed in a fire at a hospital in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. It took three hours to put out the blaze, which broke out overnight inside the maternity unit at the Yarmouk Hospital, in the city's west. Eight... Read More
- Police launch manhunt for leader of Clansman gang The police have launched a manhunt for head of the Clansman gang, Tesha Miller. Mr. Miller who was listed as a person of interest on Monday, was given until noon on Tuesday to report to the Major Investigation Division. Assistant Commissioner Ealan... Read More
- Funds raised for Martin’s send-off A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds to cover the final expenses of Miss Jamaica Universe 2011, Shakira Martin, who died of sickle cell anaemia at Memorial West Hospital in Miami yesterday morning. The 30-year-old’s death was... Read More