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Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Businessman Joseph 'Little Joe' Matalon and economist Dr Damien King, the latest inductees into the prestigious Campion College Hall of Fame, share more than just school ties. Both are committed to Jamaica and confident that this little island can...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Addressing a Gleaner Editors' Forum last week, University of the West Indies principal, Professor Archibald McDonald, said while the label, "intellectual ghetto" hurt badly, it also served as a motivator to the faculty at the Mona campus."It hurt...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Staggering homicide figures, continuous blood flow, and elevated crime and criminality have not daunted the more than 20 persons who are seeking to become Jamaica's next police commissioner.Sources close to the Police Services Commission last week...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) president-in-waiting Dr Peter Phillips has downplayed reports that he is becoming anxious to ascend to the throne.PNP insiders have told The Sunday Gleaner that the failure of party president Portia Simpson Miller to...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Distinguished South African literary icon, apartheid critic, journalist, and broadcaster Peter Henry Abrahams is dead. He was 97 years old.According to police reports, Abrahams, who would have turned 98 in March, was found dead in his remote...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Norman Manley High School towers over the open space where the first phase of a housing development consisting of 200-plus housing units was scheduled to should have started in 2002.That development was delayed and residents of the depressed...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

As more sordid allegations related to sexual misconduct in the Moravian Church in Jamaica and Grand Cayman come to light, The Sunday Gleaner has seen allegations from a woman who claims she was abused by two ministers of the church.The woman has...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Moravian Church in Jamaica and Grand Cayman has appointed the Reverend Phyllis Smith-Seymour to act as its president, days after the resignation of the Reverend Dr Paul Gardner and the Reverend Jermaine Gibson, who were president and vice-...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The fallout from the sex scandal rocking the Moravian Church in Jamaica worsened yesterday when two of the most powerful members of the church administration stepped aside.President of the Moravian Church in Jamaica the Reverend Dr Paul Gardner and...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:03 AMErica Virtue

A full house of some of the region's best legal minds yesterday witnessed the launch of the Jamaica Association of Women Judges at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, with master of ceremonies Justice Hilary Phillips arguing that this was coming at an...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Dr Peter Phillips was convinced that he would some day be part of the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP), and with his coronation expected early this year, a former colleague says the man poised to replace Portia Simpson Miller will...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:47 AMErica Virtue

As the Yuletide reaches a crescendo this weekend, some of Jamaica's finest doctors have only one wish - to have a Christmas without a medical emergency.For consultant neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Dr Carl Bruce,...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Dr Peter David Phillips, who appears set to be crowned president of the People's National Party (PNP) when Portia Simpson Miller walks away from the post, has scoffed at claims that Comrades are giving him a long-service award.Phillips, who has...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Unity Farm - the St Mary property at the centre of controversy after it was purchased from a company owned by former government minister Dr Paul Robertson and his then wife Karlene - is now back on the market.The new board of National Housing Trust...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) could move in for a political kill sometime in the new year, as the People's National Party (PNP) continues to flounder in the wake of another crushing defeat at the polls.Holness, in his victory...

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

It was the day after People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller threatened to come back to St Ann after she was heckled by supporters in the Claremont division, which is represented by Lambert Weir in the parish council.The party...

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

In less than 36 hours, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will see if its campaign to target the most influential parish councils in the island has paid off, as Jamaicans vote in the traditionally low-turnout local government elections tomorrow.The JLP...

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

The Ministry of Health said although there were 112 neonatal deaths at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) between January and September of this year, it is satisfied that based on investigation, only four of those died from Group B Streptococcal (...

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

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has targeted the 22-member mid-island municipality of Clarendon it its quest to wrest control of a majority of parish councils from the opposition People's National Party (PNP).Success in this quest would see...

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

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will today stage four delegate conferences ahead of next weekend's annual general conference, which will be hosted as a one-day public session at the National Arena in Kingston.The 73rd annual conference is...

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

Local government minister and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) deputy leader, Desmond McKenzie, expects the results of the November 28 local government elections to go the way of the general election - with the party winning the majority of the 228...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:07 AMErica Virtue

When Brian Reginald Austin George’s trailblazing life came to an end on October 23, it took away the magical love of a husband, broke the bond of marriage between him and his beautiful and devoted wife Keneea Linton-George, and the strong...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

In a stunning twist to the recent tragic deaths of newborns at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), The Sunday Gleaner has received a copy of a report requested of and submitted by VJH officials, which showed that 26 babies had in fact died at the...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The four babies the Ministry of Health acknowledged to have died recently at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), after being infected during an outbreak of Group B Streptococcus (GBS), were delivered on the night shift at the facility.After The...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Dr Fenton Ferguson - who had a tumultuous tenure as health minister under the previous administration - is now contending that current government officials who nailed him to the political cross while they were in opposition are now suffering...

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