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  • Sykes seeks to make J'can judiciary best in the region in three years September 18, 2018
    Jamaica's Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has revealed that he is aiming to make the country's judicial system, crippled for decades by chronic under-resourcing and a backlog of civil and criminal cases, the best in the Caribbean in three years.Sykes...
    Livern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer
  • Expert: J'can engineers not threatened by robots September 18, 2018
    The growing trend of robots taking over jobs now occupied by humans, as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will in no way render local engineers useless, according to vice-president of marketing at the Jamaica Institute of Engineers' (JIE...
    Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer
  • No Jamaica-US rift, says Johnson Smith September 18, 2018
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that the governments of Jamaica and the United States (US) are in talks over a new information-sharing agreement, but has denied that there is a rift between the two countries....
  • Bomb hoax forces Supreme Court closure September 18, 2018
    Possibly adding to the high number of backlogged cases in the court system, operations at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston came to a halt yesterday as a result of a reported bomb threat.The suspected threat sent people scurrying for safety...
    Nickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer
  • New Three Miles bypass to bring relief to motorists September 18, 2018
    Within a few weeks, motorists should experience an ease in the traffic congestion caused by the recent closure of the Portia Simpson Miller Square (Three Miles) in St Andrew, with the construction of a bypass road now under way.Yesterday, the...
    Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer
  • Building code can buffer earthquake, hurricane damage - JIE president September 18, 2018
    Strict adherence to Jamaica's proposed building code can be a significant buffer against earthquake and hurricane damage, Dwight Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE), said.He was speaking at the official opening ceremony...
  • Gleaner Editors' Forum | National Council on Education will not be revamped, Reid tells JTA September 18, 2018
    Education minister Ruel Reid is seeking to allay the fears of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) that the Government is set to change the operations of the well-respected National Council on Education.Since 1993, the National Council on...
    Arthur Hall/Associate Editor
  • Transport operators demand fare increase - seek 100 per cent raise amid steep operating costs driven by road construction September 18, 2018
    The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) yesterday demanded a fare increase for transport operators, who say they are being heavily inconvenienced by roadwork in sections of the Corporate Area.President of TODSS, Egeton...
    Corey Robinson/Staff Reporter
  • Gleaner Editors' Forum | Teaching Council Bill moves closer to agreement September 18, 2018
    Years after it was first proposed, the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill - which will provide for the establishment of a governing body for the profession as well as a regime for the licensing and registration of all government-paid teachers - is now...
    Erica Virtue/Gleaner Writer
  • In dark on plastic ban - Lead agency says legislation still being drafted; questions on penalties 'premature' September 18, 2018
    Una-May Gordon, director of the climate change division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has dismissed as "premature" questions about the range of penalties/sanctions for persons or institutions that run afoul of the pending ban...
    Christopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

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