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Stories by Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has blamed a hiring binge by the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for the termination of employment of some new doctors at the Papine, St Andrew, institution...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Less than 24 hours after he was found not guilty and excitedly shared his plans of rebuilding his farm, Copeland Sankey, one of the six alleged members of the King Valley Gang who were acquitted on Wednesday, is to face questions in relation to a...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Copeland Sankey, one of the six alleged members of the King Valley Gang who were acquitted yesterday, said he is now anticipating rebuilding his business that was destroyed when he was wrongfully arrested by the police almost two years ago. The...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday rejected the reason the main witness in the King Valley Gang trial gave for inconsistencies in his statement given to the police and that given as evidence in court. Last Friday, attorney-at-law Everton Bird was...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:08 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Demanding reparation for the more than 300 years of slavery in the Caribbean, Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), charged that colonialism has left a legacy of diabetes and hypertension that continues to...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Everton Bird was yesterday granted permission to have the main witness recalled to be cross-examined on new inconsistencies which he discovered during the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang trial. The attorney got the go-ahead...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used Thursday’s resumption of dining at restaurants in Jamaica to rally investors and entrepreneurs to reignite economic activity to emerge from recession. Lauding Thalia Lyn, founder and CEO of Island Grill, for...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:30 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott says the problem of mentally ill persons being held in prisons for decades without sentence is rooted in a system that forces such persons to prove not only their innocence, but that they will not commit further...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:32 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

More than 100 public health professionals were deployed yesterday to Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston to conduct community surveillance following the positive testing of five residents for COVID-19. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Despite news of an impending request to change a controversial racist image on an insignia worn by Sir Patrick Allen, a social-media lobbyist who stoked outrage over the depiction wants the governor general’s office disbanded altogether. The Order...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

JAMAICANS PRONE to respiratory illnesses have been warned to take precautions as swathes of the country become covered with the hazy Saharan dust. The phenomenon is expected to be concentrated in the island for the next three days. Several times...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Although still facing backlash from the majority of churches in Jamaica, Jaevion Nelson, executive director of Equality for All Jamaica Foundation, said some church leaders are currently standing out in support of people belonging to the lesbian,...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:33 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

A group of 27 parents of grade one and kindergarten students at Immaculate Prep in Kingston have expressed outrage at the school board’s denial of their pleas for discounted fees for online classes and for barring children’s access to the Zoom...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:11 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

DESPITE NATIONAL outrage over complaints of skyrocketing electricity charges, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has denied that its billing system is defective. The power provider has welcomed Energy Minister Fayval Williams’ call, on...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

ALTHOUGH IT has been 14 years since his five-year-old daughter was mowed down by a gunshot victim as she stood waiting on her dad, the pain is still fresh for Sheckton Hudson. He still wears a piece of her on his heart every day. Hudson even...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The St Ann Municipal Corporation could face legal action if it does not quickly turn over payment to Rahim’s Cleaning and Trucking Limited, the company hired to undertake controversial $46-million COVID-19 sanitisation at eight locations in Ocho...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:06 PMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

SINGING THE praises of airport staff and health officials after emerging from the arrival halls of the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday, Norma Kelly returned to Jamaica with a new lease on life and a sense of liberation. The Jamaican...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:29 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Nearly five years after Britain’s Cameron administration offered to part-finance a new penal facility in Jamaica, the Holness Government has announced that it will fund the construction of a state-of-the-art prison out of pocket. The declaration...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has resumed his call for the Andrew Holness-led administration to immediately put a stop to all “experimental emergency response virtual teaching”. Speid, who was speaking at the...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:29 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

WHILE THE Jamaican police force and the army have had a piecemeal and stop-start engagement of body cameras over the years, private security companies have gradually incorporated the video-surveillance equipment as a crucial backstop in monitoring...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

More than half a decade after moves were made to equip personnel with body cameras to guard against unprofessional conduct and extrajudicial killings, national security and defence officials have confirmed that neither the police nor the army has...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

A JAMAICAN restaurateur whose philanthropic efforts have warmed the stomachs of the homeless in Florida is on the verge of losing her business because of spiralling overheads and low revenues caused by coronavirus containment measures. Millicent...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has pledged to aggressively expand the footprint of drip irrigation as Jamaican farmers wilt under searing temperatures amid below-average rainfall. Preliminary data gathered by the Meteorological Service of...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Describing the late Oliver Clarke as an incredible philanthropist and businessman and “undercover celebrity”, Alexandra Clarke said that her late father always sought to keep her grounded, warning against notions of entitlement. Clarke, a banker...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The president of one of Jamaica’s most powerful unions has warned the Government against pushing for the whole-scale return of the workforce to offices and plants. The high-ranking official has also suggested that the decision might prejudice the...

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