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

Colin Campbell, managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), has rubbished claims that the head of the company's Revenue Protection Division, retired police officer Radcliffe Lewis, is receiving perks to which he is not entitled....

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is sticking with its international body, which has ruled that women should not be ordained as ministers. But that does not mean that females are seen as inferior in the local church.In fact, president of...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A group of visiting medics from Jacksonville, Florida, teamed with local experts from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) over the Easter period to bring joy to several persons who were awaiting surgery for various issues affecting their ears, nose...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' decision to refuse members of the former administration the privilege of purchasing vehicles assigned to them has not affected members of the civil service on whose behalf the policy was drafted more than two decades...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A shortage of beds in the island's public hospitals have left some seriously ill patients admitted to wards having to stay in wheelchairs, ordinary chairs and benches.Several hospitals are facing a large volume of patients as the country goes...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller's 22-member Council of Spokespersons has received the nod of approval from some commentators despite widespread surprise at some of her choices.Among the selections which have sparked debate is that of trade...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Former Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is not yet ready to call time on his career in representational politics despite being sent to the Opposition benches in Parliament for one more term.The veteran member of parliament was successful in his...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being urged to move slowly before carrying out his plan to stage a referendum on key constitutional issues.Holness used his inaugural address last Thursday to underscore his commitment to...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Former general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) Maxine Henry-Wilson, has admitted that the party's failure to properly take care of the basic issue of canvassing contributed to its recent defeat at the polls.Addressing a Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke has pointed to the many Jamaicans who decided to vote late in the day as a key factor in the party's defeat last Thursday.According to Burke, these uncommitted voters were seduced by the...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:10 AMErica Virtue

Half-Way Tree came alive yesterday with an orange canopy blanketing the ground as Comrades came out in their thousands to hear Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announce the date of the next general election. They started rolling into the city...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller claims that she has endured political pain and personal hurt on her every step during her 10-year reign as president of the People's National Party (PNP).In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Gleaner last week...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) president Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has made it clear that she is not in the political departure lounge and is in no hurry to leave the helm of the 78-year-old party that she has led for a shade under 10...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Having confirmed on Tuesday that she had been "touched" by her Master, People's National Party (PNP) president Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hinted that Jamaicans will be going to the polls by Easter, promising one of the happiest...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:02 AMErica Virtue

At no more than five-feet five-inches tall, 64-year-old, Norma Lindsay-Outar is staring at the political ‘Mount Everest’ she will have to climb for the People's National Party (PNP) in her quest to unseat the eight-term Member of...

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

A Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government will not reverse the no-user-fee policy introduced while it led the country between 2007 and 2011, despite claims by several persons in the sector that it is unsustainable.JLP leader Andrew Holness last week...

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

Still recovering from an attack by armed hoodlums which left him nursing three gunshot wounds, Dr Raymoth Notice has rejected the theory that he was the victim of an intended robbery.Instead, Notice believes he has been marked for death for the last...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Supporters of North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce have vowed to take their protest to the People's National Party's Old Hope Road headquarters in Kingston in a bid to have him reinstated as the candidate."Let me tell you that...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 5:08 PMErica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Jamaica Constabulary Force have now cleared sections of the Balaclava main road in North East St. Elizabeth which were this morning blocked by supporters of outgoing Member of Parliament Raymond...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Rosalee Gage-Grey, executive director of the Child Development Agency (CDA), has admitted that the environment for males who work with children has become toxic and increasingly difficult.Gage-Grey said adults working with children should take the...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Across the island, several schoolgirls, some as young as 14, have been setting their sights on the few male teachers left in the system, sending explicit photographs and aggressively trying to entice the authority figures into sexual relationships...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Several occupiers of small parcels of land on the Great Valley property in South Manchester are facing a bleak 2016 as they have been ordered to leave by Wednesday.The residents, mainly small farmers, were issued the eviction notices on October 29...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Medical personnel at one the island's major hospital were recently left with gaping mouths when an elderly woman was brought in for emergency care after serious injuries from...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The long-promised sexual-harassment legislation should be before the Cabinet tomorrow and could be tabled in Parliament ahead of the Christmas break."I am hoping to have it tabled by the end of the calendar year. If not, early in the new year," de...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Central Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is warning that the misdirection of a large number of Jamaican males is one of the clearest indications of a catastrophe waiting to happen.Addressing a panel...

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