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Stories by Erica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Since Jamaican yellow yam became associated with the success of the country's track and field athletes, especially retired sprinting legend Dr Usain Bolt, interest in the product has sky-rocketed resulting in extensive research currently under way...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Mellissa Edwards-Whyte would have celebrated her 46th birthday yesterday."Next week, she would have travelled overseas for her daughter's wedding. She was the mother to the children of other Crime Stop counsellors. She volunteered and could be...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Suzette (Camille) Buchanan, the former head of the Universal Service Fund (USF) - who was hired by the agency's board without the master's degree required for the managing director position stated in the advertisement of September 11, 2016 -...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Petrojam's embattled human resources manager, Yolande Ramharrack, is currently facing unspecified disciplinary action, Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriation Committee (PAAC) was told yesterday."Formal charges have been laid. The...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Years after it was first proposed, the Jamaica Teaching Council Bill - which will provide for the establishment of a governing body for the profession as well as a regime for the licensing and registration of all government-paid teachers - is now...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's high crime rate is putting pressure on the island's sole state-operated forensic lab, the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, and causing delays in some investigations, as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is forced to...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

While arguing that National Hero Norman Manley was not "pre-mature" in stating that the mission of his generation was to gain self-government for Jamaica, outspoken attorney and social advocate Dr Paul Ashley says the island's leaders have failed...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

Westmoreland squatters occupying sections of an 867-acre property owned by John and Kathleen Eugster have lost the right to remain on the land following Friday's ruling by High Court Justice Cressencia Brown Byfield, who set aside a stay of...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF), David Wan, wants members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to open their borders to allow the free movement of labour across the region.Addressing a Gleaner Forum titled 'Jamaica Under Labour...

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