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Stories by Arthur Hall

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Former Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley is adamant that the problems of Petrojam preceded him and are systemic to that entity and some other state agencies.Wheatley resigned from the Cabinet in July amid allegations of...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

For weeks he was the target of almost every dart flung by the parliamentary Opposition, and even members of civil society joined in, as more and more damning allegations came out about operations at entities in the Ministry of Science, Energy and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

More than one year after Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck first indicated that the Government would be speedily reviewing and modernising Jamaican laws with ridiculously low fines, the justice ministry is now promising that the first set will be...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 1:07 PMArthur Hall

Three illegal firearms have already been seized by the security forces in the first 12 hours of the state of emergence declared in sections of the Corporate Area this morning. Details of the seizures are yet to be released but The Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

More than 20 teachers whose fate have been in limbo for months because there was no body in place to hear their appeals against their suspension or dismissals can breathe easier today as the education ministry has appointed the members of a new...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A seemingly botched attempt by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to fire one of its employees has left the agency facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit and a court injunction blocking the dismissal.Farrah Blake, a manager at the UDC subsidiary...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Former director of the HEART Trust/NTA, Colin Virgo, has rejected the findings of an internal audit which raised concerns over the $387,000 he had been paid in travel expenses for the nine-month period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.Virgo...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has paid out just over $17 million to its former executive director Jennifer Edwards to settle her wrongful dismissal case.In May the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) ruled that the March 2105...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

CEO of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Suzette Camille Buchanan has become the latest head of an entity under the former minister of science, energy and technology to resign.Sources told The Sunday Gleaner that Buchanan handed in her resignation last...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

HIV prevalence among Jamaica's female sex workers is continuing the steady decline recorded over the past 10 years, but the intimate partners of these women continue to put themselves at risk by refusing to use condoms.That's according to the...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reportedly told his Cabinet colleagues that he is prepared to take tough actions to sort out the issues at Petrojam as the controversy swirling around the oil refinery could damage its market value and scupper its...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaicans are starting to be more tolerant in many areas but the question of aborting on demand is still a no-no.In a recently conducted all-island poll by the Johnson Survey Research Limited, the majority of respondents said the laws governing...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

They are from different sides of the political divide, but the members of Parliament (MPs) for the two constituencies in Portland, Daryl Vaz and Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, have one message for criminals who might be headed to the parish: "Stay out!"The...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:55 AMArthur Hall

Almost 38,000 or six per cent of Jamaican children between 5 and 17 years old were engaged in child labour during 2016. Furthermore, nearly half (48.9 per cent) of the working children were involved in hazardous work or activities...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Security has been increased around former Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, following reports out of the United States of a possible threat on his life by gunrunners.Montague, who was reassigned to the ministry of transport and mining...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Government is projecting a massive increase in housing opportunities for Jamaicans in the next fiscal year, with its three major agencies projecting increased spending and more than 8,400 housing starts by March 31, 2019.The main state agency,...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:13 AMArthur Hall

Dr Nigel Clarke has several messages he plans to share with residents of St Andrew North West in the lead-up to the March 5 by-election, but none more so than his ability to get things done. “I am taking a diverse platform of experience in...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Hit by a barrage of customer complaints and expressions of concern from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the watchdog Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) when he took over as the new chief executive officer of Digicel Jamaica last...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Members of the People's National Party's (PNP) hierarchy are crying foul after news broke yesterday of a planned audit of Padmore Primary tomorrow, when its principal Keisha Hayle is scheduled to be nominated to contest the St Andrew North West by-...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

With the Andrew Holness administration approaching the end of the second year of its scheduled five-year term, the opposition People's National Party (PNP) is moving to ensure that it has candidates in place to contest all 63 constituencies.The...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Despite its failed experiment with political newcomer Dr Shane Alexis in the recent by-election in St Mary South East, the People's National Party (PNP) has turned to another political neophyte to contest the looming race in St Andrew North Western....

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has scoffed at claims that his decision to appoint Bryan Sykes to act as the country's chief justice is an attempt to overstep the bounds into the affairs of the judiciary."The notion that the acting appointment is for...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has ditched diplomacy and reacted with anger over recent comments allegedly made by United States President Donald Trump in which Haiti, El Salvador and African countries were described as 's...holes'.According to...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has dismissed claims that it has been the stumbling block in a proposed US$500-million development of the historic Port Royal into an international tourism hot spot.Obviously stung by the allegations,...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica's Ministry of Health and officials of other countries have convinced the General Assembly and the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a review to recognise the medicinal properties of ganja.The 40th Expert...

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