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Stories by Brian Walker

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

The current management of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has launched a probe into the expenditure of J$1.4 million (US$10,500) to host a premium party during a strategic planning retreat last September.The party, held at Palms at Palmyra in...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 11:12 PMBrian Walker

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, president of the University of Technology (UTech), is upbeat about the push for institutional accreditation from the University Council of Jamaica."The university is seeking institutional accreditation. We expect to...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

Utility providers operating across the island want stronger legislation to identify and punish thieves and others who obstruct service delivery.Among the companies is the National Water Commission (NWC), which continues to battle water theft and...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

Police raids, hostile clients, and persons determined to have unprotected sex are some of the major challenges facing sex workers in Jamaica who continue to beg the state to protect them by legalising the trade.Apple, a 42-year-old mother of five,...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

Anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe is demanding that any public official, up to Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley, be sanctioned, if investigations confirm breaches of the rules at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam."In ensuring...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 4:04 PMBrian Walker

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, today told Parliament that the Government is lobbying the U.S. Department of State in a push to protect workers, the environment and revenue in light of sanctions imposed by America on United Company (UC) Rusal,...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 5:03 PMBrian Walker

Cornwall regional patients to be relocated amid air quality issues Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says in another week patients at the main building of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James will be relocated.  He was responding...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:54 AMBrian Walker

Opposition Senator KD Knight wants Prime Minister Andrew Holness to announce his crime plan no later than April, barring which he has threatened to galvanise citizens to pressure the Government. Knight was making his contribution to a Senate debate...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:45 AMBrian Walker

Retired Lieutenant Commander George Overton believes that despite a number of plans and strategies to address crime and violence, there needs to be more accountability regarding implementation. “We are a nation in crisis. Crime, violence,...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

The scars across 20-year-old Jadene Wilson's body are like magnets, attracting questions that force her to reflect on the March 24, 2017 bloody rampage at Moncrieffe's Patio Shop on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.Justice Martin Gayle last Thursday...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is calling for greater transparency in the financial affairs of the CARICOM Secretariat.Golding, who chaired the commission established by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to review Jamaica's relations in the...

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