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Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The partial shutdown of the United States Government has started to impact operations at its embassy in Kingston, but Jamaicans will continue to have their visa applications processed, at least for now.The US State Department has indicated that...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A Corporate Area businessman could face a multimillion dollar fine after he allegedly attempted to import a shipment of plastic bags in breach of the ban imposed on January 1.The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that as part of its monitoring and...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMArthur Hall

The 13-year-old student who has been blocked from the Little London High School since November for allegedly using expletives in the presence of a teacher is to return to classes tomorrow when the new school term begins...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Allegations of cronyism, nepotism and mismanagement have surfaced around yet another entity in the former Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology.This time it is e-Learning Jamaica, which is being placed under the microscope as sources claim all...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:37 AMArthur Hall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) to hear the case between Petrojam and its former general manager Howard Mollison, who was fired with immediate effect in July 2016, almost one year before his contract...

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

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that the Government will use the security forces to ensure that the fight against crime, which has led to a 21 per cent decline in murders since the start of the year, will continue into the new year when the...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

With the fallout from the auditor general's probe into the operations of Petrojam stretching to the People's National Party, which formed the government for some three years of the period reviewed, former energy minister Phillip Paulwell is...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Dr Andrew Wheatley, who held the energy portfolio for most of the past two years, has expressed disappointment and pain at the damning findings by the Auditor General's Department (AGD) into the operations of Petrojam.According to Wheatley, while...

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

Scores of young Jamaicans are missing out on job opportunities because they test positive for ganja during pre-employment drug tests.Orville Simmonds, senior case management coordinator in the Citizen Security and Justice Programme, which is...

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

His dream is to make it big in music while operating the best natural smoothies joints across Jamaica.But while he chases his dream, 'Elijah Bello' would like a steady income. He thought he had found one after acing an interview and providing proof...

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...

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