Latest News From The Jamaica Gleaner
The Andrew Holness administration intends to spend US$20 million to facilitate the commencement of construction of a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam in the 2019-2020 financial year.
A male person of interest who was picked up on Wednesday in Buff Bay, Portland, by senior investigators probing the murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield has been relased...
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the beleaguered state-owned bus company, has projected that it will rack up operating losses of just over $9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. The losses are the result of a $1.5-billion increase in the...
The Ministry of Health is to complete designs and acquire the requisite regulatory approvals for the construction of the long-awaited 220-bed Western Children Adolescent Hospital in Montego Bay, St James...
The Doubling of the capital expenditure for the security forces for the upcoming fiscal year will significantly boost their capacity to curb crime, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said.
- JOA On Board To Spread Love Of Domino In Schools President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), attorney-at-law Christopher Samuda, said that his organization is backing the National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB) and its initiative to utilize the game in the upliftment of educational... Read More
- Canada Cuts Diplomatic Staffing In Cuba Canada is slashing staff at its Cuba embassy after another diplomat was diagnosed with a mysterious brain injury that has affected several dozen North American envoys to the island, the government announced Wednesday.The new case brings to 14 the... Read More
- Region Urged To Brace For Brought, Recurrent Dry Spells The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says chances of drought and recurrent dry spells during the peak of the dry season have increased as the weak El Niño conditions are forecast to persist until the end of... Read More
- Flash flood Watch Discontinued For All Parishes The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has discontinued the flash flood watch for low lying and flood prone areas of all parishes. It says satellite imagery and rainfall reports indicated a decrease in showers across northern parishes throughout... Read More
- Cabinet Approves Draft JTC Bill Cabinet has signed off on the draft Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) Bill, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid.The Bill seeks to establish a governing body for the teaching profession and a licensing and registration... Read More
- Chang Could Seek Another SOE In St James Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is not ruling out another State of Emergency (SOE) in St James due to the level of gun violence that has been reported in the parish.The SOE that has been in effect in the parish since last year, comes to an end... Read More