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Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

There is no date yet for the much-anticipated heavyweight clash between Colin Campbell and Mark Golding for the right to chair the People's National Party (PNP) machinery in the St Andrew South constituency.Both camps are preparing for the face-off...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Public defender Arlene Harrison Henry has declared that employees at Andrews Memorial Hospital affected by the clauses in a March 2015 letter, which lists adultery and fornication among a number of breaches that could lead to disciplinary action...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Residents of the upscale community of Orange Grove in Stony Hill, St Andrew, have decided to increase the security around their homes after several persons were assaulted recently in one of a series of almost weekly robberies in the area.At least...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

There has been no word yet from the administrators of the Corporate Area-based Andrews Memorial Hospital, despite mounting criticisms over its warning to staff that they could face disciplinary action, including dismissal, for fornication or...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Blane Fitzgerald Stoddart, the president and chairman of the Better Living Centre in Pennsylvania, United States, has labelled the actions of Andrews Memorial Hospital "morally reprehensible" for its decision to take disciplinary action, including...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Administrators at the Seventh-day Adventist-operated Andrews Memorial Hospital have threatened disciplinary action, up to dismissal, of members of staff who commit the 'biblical sins' of fornication or adultery.This is part of what the hospital says...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

While determined to push her campaign for the urgent renewal of the People's National Party (PNP), Lisa Hanna is adamant that there is no need for bloodshed to make the changes."Renewal does not mean wholesale bloodshed. It is a process of change...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Faced with the embarrassment of removing one person selected by delegates to contest the February 2016 general election and the withdrawal of another over issues of tax compliance, the People's National Party (PNP) will now conduct mandatory...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:42 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) Deputy General Secretary Julian Robinson, who chaired the party’s postelection appraisal committee, yesterday disclosed that among the key findings of the committee was that the party...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Government of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his National Security Minister Robert Montague has scored low to no marks for failing to implement any new crime initiatives in its first 100 days to curb the homicidal monster which has turned...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Glenroy Wayne 'Sinco' Sinclair never did the intellectual scripts of studied analyses of the country's crime problem, but for some 20 years, he was unbeatable in reporting crime from the trenches, on the streets, and from the corner.He will report...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Mystery surrounds a recent upsurge in the number of properties being offered for sale on Roehampton Drive in upper St Andrew.Over the past month, a number of properties in the upscale neighbourhood have been placed on the market, but last week, the...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:01 AMErica Virtue

Amid reports that persons have had to wait for more than 12 months for badly needed surgeries in public hospitals, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is embarking....

 

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:01 AMErica Virtue

It started with a possible five contenders, after Dr Omar Davies, the beloved St Andrew South Member of Parliament indicated that he would not seek re-election.Then there were whispers that everyone would back out to leave the way clear for Mark...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A decision by two of the world's top-rated agencies, Standard & Poor's and Moody's to downgrade the company slated to take over the operations at...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

After years of disinterest in representational politics, Mark Golding has confirmed what those in political circles have been saying for months, he wants to be the next People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in the St Andrew South...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Coconut farmer and member of the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) A.A. Bobby Pottinger's uncompromising stance yesterday calmed militant farmers at the board's annual general meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre.The farmers were upset over...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Non-governmental organisations, especially those that contribute to the health sector, are to be asked to play a major role in assisting the Government to transition hundreds of healthy individuals abandoned by relatives in local hospitals.Health...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has announced that her office would not prosecute candidates who contested the February 25 legislative election but failed to provide election expenditure reports (returns) by the April 6...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Almost two months after they were sworn into office, the 17 members of Prime Minister Andrew Holness' Cabinet have not been given their job letters, which are expected to be used to gauge their performances.During his campaign for the job to lead...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2016 | 12:06 AMErica Virtue

Some local pastors are standing on holy ground on the hot topic of same sex unions, making it clear that all are welcomed to their churches, but not their lifestyles.The pastors, who were part of a panel of religious leaders at the first in The...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A bid by the cash-rich Coconut Industry Board (CIB) to buy the troubled Unity Farm in St Mary for coconut production was rejected by the National Housing Trust (NHT) under the last Government headed by Portia Simpson Miller.Unity Farm, which is...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A cash crunch is forcing the Jehovah's Witnesses Church in Jamaica to join its colleagues around the world in offloading some of its real estate as part of cost-saving measures.The church is selling some of its larger temples and other buildings, as...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Hundreds of Jamaican producers and their products will be on display starting this Thursday at the National Arena and the National Indoor sports Centre for the 43rd annual showpiece, which displays Jamaican products to the world.Under the theme 'The...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Scores of young Jamaicans looking for better educational and employment opportunities would pack up and leave the island for anywhere but Afghanistan.While studies over the years have confirmed that a high number of Jamaicans would be ready to...

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