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Swimming solo - Atkinson discusses Commonwealth Games disappointment, diversity in swimming

Standout Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson, while expressing disappointment with the local support for swimming, is looking to continue encouraging diversity in the sport after her global impact was brought to the fore at the recently concluded Commonwe...

McKenzie gathers information on Albion Estates green space

The Ministry of Local Government is now gathering information in relation to a disputed 400-acre lot in Albion Estates, St Thomas, where residents have complained bitterly for years that the land that they claim was intended to be recreational space ...

Respect our democratic process - Holness tells gay advocates overseas

In an apparent push-back against pressures from some gay lobby groups and pro-gay countries that are frustrated by the slow pace at which Jamaica is moving to secure the rights of LGBT people, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has appealed for respect fo...

Wisynco, JMA partner to encourage recycling at Expo Jamaica 2018

The largest biennial trade show in the Caribbean, Expo Jamaica, gets going today, with the opening ceremony slated for 5:30 p.m. Under the theme 'Advancing Breakthoughs', the Jamaica Manu-facturers' Association (JMA) and the Jamaica Exporters' A...

McKenzie holds talks with Chinese ambassador on fixing parochial roads

With deplorable road conditions in many parts of rural Jamaica posing serious problems to farmers and motorists, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has begun preliminary talks with the Chinese ambassador to explore areas of support, including...

False hope - Workers resigning with wrong expectation of redundancy payment

Scores of employees have been resigning from their jobs with the mistaken expectation that they will receive redundancy payments from their employers, a Ministry of Labour official disclosed yesterday. "There's a misconception out there among the pub...

Miller leaves Caymanas Park after 28 years - SVREL makes racing secretary post redundant

SUPREME Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) yesterday made the post of racing secretary redundant, effectively ending Denzil Miller Jr's more than 28-year association with Caymanas Park. Miller, who started as a deputy starter in the la...

Spencer: Plans afoot to boost farm output

Following a tour of the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Remand Centre in west Kingston yesterday, State Minister of National Security Rudyard Spencer alluded to plans to ramp up the level of production and productivity at the facility that houses boys waiti...

St James state of public emergency must end, public defender insists

Arlene Harrison Henry, the nation's public defender, wants the state of public emergency in St James to come to a rapid end, as she believes it has failed to achieve its targets and is a means of detaining youth unlawfully. The Gleaner spoke to Harr...

$100 million plus counterfeit goods seized

More than $100 million in counterfeit clothes and shoes were seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC) in an operation on Barry Street in downtown Kingston yesterday. The raid was conducted on two adjoining Chine...