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Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Trinidad and Tobago author, academic and imam from the Nation of Islam, David Muhammad, says it is highly unlikely that Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean will face an attack from persons loyal to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).According...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Professor Sheldon Ayon 'Uwezo' McDonald - the chief lantern of an era, illuminated with ideological consciousness, political thought, activism and advocacy - was yesterday remembered by Comrades, academics, friends and family as one who believed...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 1:04 PMErica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer

Imam David Muhammad, a Trinidad Muslim leader has joined the social media controversy over the widespread regret for the ISIS-led attacks in Paris given the little world attention for terror attacks in Africa earlier this year. Muhammad, who is in...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Ronald George Thwaites is seeking a third term as member of Parliament for Kingston Central, the Corporate Area constituency with aged and ageing infrastructure, high levels of unemployment, and sporadic violence.The former talk-show host serves in...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A Jamaica-trained, United States-based neonatologist has described the deaths of the 19 babies in two local hospitals as heartbreaking, while arguing that "it is quite possible that without the bacteria, the doctors at the hospitals would have...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 1:27 PMErica Virtue

Four security companies, three universities, two hospitals and a media house, are among the 20 entities which owe nearly half of the $655 million in payroll deductions not paid over to the Human Employment and Resource Training Trust...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Nine out of 10 local hospitals previously certified and designated as 'baby-friendly hospitals' have been thrown off the list because of changing requirements of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)....

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Her popularity has plunged from 78 per cent in the heady days of 2006, when she was elected president of the People's National Party (PNP), to a low of 36 per cent today, but Portia Simpson Miller continues to enjoy a higher favourability rating...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A Significant number of Jamaicans polled by Bill Johnson in September cited joblessness and crime and violence as the most pressing problems facing the country at this time, a 10-percentage-point increase over those who held those views last year.The...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer in political science, an undergraduate and a postgraduate student will seek to forecast the results of the upcoming general election, using the science and skills garnered in pursuit of the Bachelor of...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Devon Wint may not have a national profile like Dr Christopher Tufton, but the three-term councillor from Point Hill in the deep rural climes of St Catherine is a hardened political warrior who has spent his years in the trenches.Wint clipped Tufton...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Damion Crawford's popularity as a speaker at People's National Party (PNP) meetings is approaching rock-star status.With his flashing dreadlocks and his straight talk in the language of the people, Crawford draws long applause and cheers as soon as...

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

Lisa Rene Shanti Hanna, the Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, was set to face her toughest political battle today in a face-to-face clash with Paletha Lydia Richards, councillor for the Bensonton Division, for the right to represent the...

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

Christopher Tufton, once the golden boy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), was last evening pushed further into political obscurity when he lost in his bid to become the party's candidate for St Catherine West Central.Tufton polled 196 votes to lose...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The embattled incumbent member of parliament (MP) for East Rural St Andrew, Damion Crawford, has come in for sharp criticism from sections of his own party - this time for attending none of the six People's National Party (PNP) National Executive...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 1:15 PMErica Virtue

The embattled incumbent member of parliament for East Rural St Andrew, Damion Crawford, has come in for sharp criticisms from sections of his own party - this time for attending none of the six Peoples' National Party (PNP) National Executive...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 11:57 AMErica Virtue

A slew of security personnel with conflicting information for entrance and exits have resulted in supporters clashing with police and private security at today's public session of the People's National Party (PNP) 77th annual conference at...

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

Despite claims from party president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, that mechanisms are in place to deal with the number of nasty conflicts within the ranks of the People's National Party (PNP), a senior member has called for the urgent...

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

In what is generally accepted to be its last annual conference before the next general election, the People's National Party (PNP) cranked up its election machinery yesterday as it prepared for an all-out attempt to retain power.At a well-attended...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Charging that a lack of leadership is evident at the top level of the People's National Party (PNP), some political analysts are urging the party's president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, to take strong and decisive action before healthy...

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

Scores of Jamaicans seeking work in the Canadian farm-work programme have been turned away by the Canadian High Commission here as their passports do not reflect farming as their occupation.Members of parliament (MPs), who are issued with 40 such...

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

Hugh Buchanan, member of parliament (MP) for St Elizabeth South Western, will today face more than 300 People's National Party (PNP) delegates in a constituency selection vote to determine if he will be the party's standard-bearer in general...

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

The European Union - the largest financial contributor to the energy services company (ESCO) in Jamaica - has cited delays, failed objectives, and a low consumption rate of the funds as reasons why it has walked out on the project designed to...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Gregory Mair - one of five Members of Parliament elected in 2007 on the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) ticket,but who held citizenshipnot allowable for a parliamentarian under the Jamaican Constitution - has tendered his resignation from the party after...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The LIME brand is now gone as the switch to Flow in the merged entity takes effect with the replacing of billboards and signs the first outward show of the new player in the local telecoms market.Announcing the changes, Garry Sinclair, president and...

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