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Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Patrick Allen could be asked to exercise his authority under Section 80 (5) of the Jamaican Constitution and appoint a new Opposition leader if Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting and his supporters head to...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:13 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Michael Thompson tried on several occasions to prove that he was the legitimate owner of a 2006 Toyota Allion motor car that was involved in an accident in 2016 and was in the custody of the Constant Spring police. After the vehicle was seized, he...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Ongoing works to rehabilitate the Broadgate section of the Junction main road in St Mary have been irritating many residents, who are yearning for the project to be wrapped up, giving them a reprieve from the dust nuisance and dynamite blasts...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

"He pursued his entrepreneurial ventures with diligence and the consistent pursuit of excellence. And throughout his life journey, he maintained a healthy sense of honour. May God bless surround his family in their time of bereavement," said Audley...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The new captain appointed to steer the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) ship through choppy seas as a corruption probe engulfs the institution says he will not be going in blind when he takes up the post as interim president on June 1. “I have...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:30 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says Jamaica should become accustomed to the new way of life ushered in by the coronavirus, which has sent millions of jobs around the world into homes and others into virtual spaces. Sir Patrick, in an exclusive...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Government agencies, non-profit organisations and political operatives were inseparable in communities under COVID-19 lockdown last Thursday as The Sunday Gleaner toured the area, but South East St Mary Member of Parliament Dr Norman Dunn has...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:29 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Lady Allen – wife of Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen – says Jamaican women are among the strongest and most resilient in the world, and despite many bearing the full brunt of the coronavirus pandemic as breadwinners for their families...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The family of Jodian Fearon, the 23-year-old mom who died under controversial circumstances at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) hours after giving birth last weekend, is calling for legislation to ensure that no other Jamaican has...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

It’s been two years and a month since he assumed the office of minister of finance and the public service in Jamaica, but COVID-19 has put Dr Nigel Clarke in the illustrious company of economic wretchedness among finance ministers of the world....

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Full-blown political panic has hit the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) following last week’s public disclosure of the advanced-cancer diagnosis for its leader Dr Peter Phillips, resulting in its quest to find an acceptable interim leader...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Four of Jamaica’s political representatives, including two newcomers, have described COVID-19 as an unwelcomed visitor that has forced them to rethink their approach and change their behaviour in carrying out their duties. Gone are the days of warm...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Healthcare professionals at the frontline of the COVID-19 fight in Jamaica have issued a plea to their countrymen and women to treat with seriousness the measures implemented by the Government to stem the spread of the highly contagious virus –...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

One of the country’s brightest medical minds, Professor Michael Boyne, believes that the crippling fear and death associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is comparable only to the terror attack of September 11, 2001 in the United...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Motorcades and mass meetings, two of the major arteries of Jamaica’s political culture, may forever be altered by COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease that has shut down world economies and caused the deaths of thousands. Two of...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Frontline healthcare workers in the war against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are expressing paralysing anxiety to deal with the outbreak, as confirmed cases continue to rise in Jamaica. Doctors and nurses stationed at...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:36 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Curious residents in Eight Miles, Bull Bay, St Thomas, peered from behind closed gates on Thursday as health officials went to several houses along the road testing the temperature of residents. In Pondside Lane, two pickup trucks marked Ministry...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Natasha and Brandon Chang are suffering immeasurable pain. The two are children of late businessman Roger Chang, who went missing on March 14 and was found dead with multiple stab wounds the following day. Natasha described their father as the...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The land of reggae music festivals, outdoor life and mass gatherings could become a country under COVID-19 medical emergency for the next three to five months, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton believes, which could effectively put...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

In what appears to be the clearest signal of a break in diplomatic relations with Venezuela, Jamaica has not only closed its diplomatic mission in Caracas, but has repatriated all assets housed there. The finance ministry, in July last year,...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

In a subtle criticism of three CARICOM member states for their action in relation to the ongoing Venezuelan political crisis, Vincentian-born political activist, Ambassador David Comissiong, said that the region should be in one accord with regard...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips and House Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr are both resolute that persons charged with governing the country must ensure that they themselves uphold the law. The senior parliamentarians were responding to a Sunday...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Imminent local and legislative elections, widely expected in the first half of 2020, have apparently sent hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans to Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) venues to renew national identification cards issued before 2015....

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica anticipates general election in 2020 the country’s electoral body, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), is currently preparing its estimates of expenditure for local government polls due this year, and legislative election also...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Faced with electricity bills averaging more than $200 million annually, the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has started a US$3.9-million (J$530 million) energy-efficiency programme in two of its hospitals to stem the bleeding of funds...

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