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Stories by Kimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Seivwright Gardens division, Delroy Williams, openly criticised colleagues from the party’s powerful Area Council One who he accused Sunday of being derelict in their duties. Williams, the mayor of...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 7:24 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The absence of a designated body to regulate the allied health worker sector has driven hundreds of Jamaican practical nurses and patient-care personnel underground in North America, an issue stakeholders have argued could have grave consequences...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:28 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Tension is building among member groups within the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) even as Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke warns that public-sector workers are in danger of missing this year’s payment under...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:13 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

A two-year audit of the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Economic and other variables beyond the control of the owners of Terra Nova have been blamed for dooming the construction of 61 luxury residences, prodding the hoteliers to stick to their core business, CEO Andrew Hussey has said. The Hussey family...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:13 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is seeking to curb an influx of Cubans who appear to be using Jamaica as a transit point to Central America in an attempt to illegally gain entry into the United States. Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang confirmed in a...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

With four terms as the parliamentary representative for St Catherine South Western under his belt, Everald Warmington is keen on bringing down the curtain on his political career despite pleas from his supporters to stay. In a tearful address to...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:14 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Donovan Reid, a director in The Woof Group, the company developing a US$200-million luxury resort in St Thomas, is hitting back at critics of the project who, he said, have bandied about “a significant amount of false information”. Reid, in a...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government has suggested that the police or the Integrity Commission could investigate reports of impropriety in the running of the Operation Pride project under which approximately $8 billion has reportedly not been accounted for. The...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Chief executive officer of the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation Errol Lebert says the local government authority was not informed about a conflict of interest when it awarded three contracts to a company owned by Jason Hutchinson, the son of...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

History-making army chief Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman is facing her first leadership acid test since rising to the helm in January as allegations of sexual assault mount against a high-ranking member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)....

Published:Monday | October 24, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament Juliet Holness delivered a stinging rebuke of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) on Sunday, declaring that it has continuously supported the siting of Comrades on unsafe, marginal lands....

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Vanessa Clarke should have been celebrating her birthday on Friday, but in a cruel twist of fate, the mother spent hours in the pews of Pentecostal Tabernacle mourning the death of her 16-year-old daughter, Michion Campbell, who was stabbed to...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:13 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Portfolio minister Fayval Williams has issued a fact-finding directive to a team within the education ministry to determine the scope and extent to which persons are appointed to multiple school boards and for “inordinate” periods. Williams’...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

There are concerns within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that a pending United States resolution to the United Nations Security Council seeking support for the deployment of forces to Haiti may be vetoed by China and Russia even as nationwide...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:14 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) paid its former president Professor Fritz Pinnock close to $15 million, before deductions, as part of a separation package when he resigned in February, Gleaner sources have indicated. Pinnock’s contract...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Eight months after Winston Thorpe made a life-saving call to the police, notifying them that their colleague had been shot and left for dead in bushes in Portmore, St Catherine, the 66-year-old hero remains homeless and struggling. Thorpe, a...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

As sprint icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crossed the stage on Monday to be officially inducted into the Order of Jamaica (OJ), her son Zyon consumed her thoughts. In that moment, the 35-year-old multi-Olympic and World Championships gold medallist...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The management of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will have to work to avert three days of industrial action by the country’s immigration officers, who are said to be restive over poor treatment and unpaid special allowances...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government has doubled down on the Broadcasting Commission’s policy to ban songs it says glorify criminality from the airwaves, arguing that radio stations cannot continue to breach their licences. Minister without Portfolio in the Office of...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Four years after marauding gangsters opened gunfire on a group of mostly teens in the Matthews Lane area of West Kingston, Shinardo Wilson, the most critically injured from the lot, is on his way to a bachelor’s degree in electrical technology on a...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

An immigration investigator employed by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is lamenting how a grouse he has with the state entity is being handled after being held on interdiction for two years without 50 per cent of his salary...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Executive Director Vitus Evans is batting for tougher sentences for unregulated operators in the gaming industry, arguing that judges have been too soft. Evans said that because of this, the...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

CITING THE emergence of a “worrying trend” in double and triple murders, which has so far produced 218 victims from 99 such incidents since January, the Police High Command is banking on the recently passed Firearms Act to repel the terror that...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The nation’s firearm regulator is expected to add another layer of scrutiny for the granting of gun permits when it introduces a written component to the list of requirements for applicants. Come January, Jamaicans seeking a firearm permit will be...

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