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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...

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

Government minister in charge of investments, Daryl Vaz, is adamant that the Andrew Holness administration is committed to the redevelopment of Port Royal.Vaz told The Sunday Gleaner that claims that the planned redevelopment is being stalled by...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Several police divisions across the island were reporting an unusually high number of rank-and-file members calling in sick yesterday, prompting fears that the cops have stepped up their protest over the Government's failure to make them an improved...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

No more oaths to the Queen, a focus on community policing, and a new authority to monitor their performances are some of the changes proposed in the latest draft of legislation to rebrand the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).The draft document, seen...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Struggling to devise measures to stem the bloodletting in St James, where more than 310 persons have been killed since January, the leadership of the police force has scrapped its regular weekly review meeting tomorrow and instead summoned a high-...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Government has underscored its commitment to begin the early retirement of some civil servants this fiscal year with the allocation of $983 million to cover this cost in the First Supplementary Estimate of Expenditure for the fiscal year.Prime...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The government should soon roll out several new measures to address the crime monster which has claimed more than 1,300 lives across the island since the start of this year.Minister of National Security Robert Montague last Thursday started a series...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

It has been a cash-fuelled by-election season.The Government has admitted spending some $250 million on infrastructure works in the constituency, but the Opposition says the expenditure has been closer to $500 million.But that is just the start of...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland has called for a 'coalition of the just' to tackle the scourge of organised crime.Going into a recent meeting of Commonwealth law ministers in The Bahamas, where it was noted that member...

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