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Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Anti-corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to strip Ruel Reid of his education, information and youth portfolios but urged law enforcers to speedily complete their...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll showing that 90 per cent of Jamaicans are in full support of having more soldiers carrying out daily policing, academic Dr Christopher Charles has suggested that the response was in keeping with...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Political commentator Dr Paul Ashley has argued that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) should have taken its concern regarding the “unconstitutionality” of prolonged extensions of the states of emergency (SOE) to court, noting that it...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between Petrojam and its former unqualified human resources manager, Yolande Ramharrack, was not only expensive hush money, but has shut down all anti-corruption investigations where her testimony was paramount,...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Councillor adamant that persons demanding free houses in new development will be ignored.” Tension is running high in sections of the east central St Andrew community of Maxfield Park as residents square off over a housing development...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

  It is reportedly taking two years for the Teachers Appeal Tribunal to hand down written judgments in cases brought by teachers who were suspended or dismissed by school boards, leaving several educators jobless and hopeless. Information...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Colin Campbell, the former People's National Party (PNP) general secretary as well as former minister of information and development, says that the Jamaican Government must come clean on the Venezuelan issue in light of its recent decision to...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite concerns of a financial fallout from the ban on certain single-use plastic and styrofoam products, which takes effect next week, Government Senator Matthew Samuda said there is support from both political parties, as well as the business...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Aggressive, stroke-filled, and with pin-point batting and bowling accuracy are qualities the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) hopes to harvest and hone in the new Jamaican cricketer the association is trying to develop.These qualities, the...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Campus Registrar at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, is confident that the institution will be approved for institutional re-accreditation despite the rigorous systems and standards of the University Council...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Young Jamaican entrepreneurs chosen under the Youth Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) will continue to receive guidance even after their United States (US) internship programme comes to an end, noted Jeremiah Knight, public affairs...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

When a heavily hued Jamaican woman with 'Chiney bump' (hair twisted and rolled into knots) was featured as a television presenter, there was collective shock and surprise, but there was also celebration for the promotion of women who looked like the...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Scores of Jamaicans with a desire to volunteer in the communities most in need of their services are not doing so because of fear of crime.This was underscored last week by four persons who have spent countless numbers of hours volunteering across...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With just about 10 weeks to go before Christmas, a flurry of activities has come before Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee as members of parliament (MPs) sent 49 projects for approval before the holidays.At Tuesday's sitting...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sophia Deer, an assistant to former Energy, Science and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley, and a director on the board of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), was a signatory for cheques to contractors for work done on behalf of the agency....

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Several more communities in Jamaica could have been declared zones of special operations (ZOSO) and others corralled under states of public emergency (SOPEs) if the security forces had more resources, including boots on the ground, the Internal and...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips promised that a future PNP government would established a ministry of social transformation and community development, which will depend heavily on social workers to reverse many of the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller yesterday greeted Comrades at the 80th anniversary conference, calling the party an organisation that has provided outstanding leadership for the country after eight decades."Our...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips yesterday promised that a future government formed by his party would oversee a social revolution for the education sector, to reverse the economic inequity ravaging the society that has...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaicans celebrate the success of students who have aced subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is also celebrating its good fortune. However, the association noted that...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

As Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) continues its probe of the operations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy, technocrats struggled to provide details about the $60-million verbal contract issued...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite years of talk by successive governments, the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), civil society groups, and individuals that civics - studies about the rights and duties of the citizenry - should be returned to the classroom, its return has...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

"Verbal corruption" allowed the state-owned National Energy Solution Limited (NESol) to hire a private firm, Peak Energy Solutions Limited, and pay it millions of dollars for service rendered without a contract in place. That was the charge of Fitz...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The long-running police used-car saga involving the Government and O'Brien's International Car Rental and Sales has taken a new twist.Yesterday, Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) was told that the 66 cars that...

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