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Stories by Erica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Vivienne Green Evans could not contain the itch of having her own business - and one involving roast breadfruit - given the demand for a piece of her mother's supply when she took it from Jamaica to the United States.Her mother would cut, carve and...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Junior doctors at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) have indicated that they will pursue a class-action suit against the Government regarding the unhealthy environment at the western Jamaica hospital.The incensed doctors informed the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Organisers of Expo Jamaica 2018 will unveil a village of emerging entrepreneurs in the Jamaica Emerging Manufacturers and Services (JEMS) village when the biennial show opens on Thursday.Among the gems that will be in the village are ganja and...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Strong Jamaican foods such as yam, green bananas and fried dumplings, along with stew chicken are favourites among Jamaicans students participating at the annual Penn Relays, held annually at Franklin Field Pennsylvania, United States.However, Team...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Appeal Court yesterday slapped a restraining order on the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), telling it in a decision that it has no power to arrest and prosecute cops. INDECOM has maintained that under Section 20...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The vexed issue of the massive debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was on Wednesday discussed by Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) amid members expressing displeasure over the darkness of roads...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Bar Association (JBA) was among three entities that made submissions to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament deliberating the Data Protection Bill of 2017, the Government's companion legislation to the National Identification System...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Joint Select Committee of Parliament set up to review the proposed Data Protection Bill heard more submissions last week on ways to enhance data protection in Jamaica, and there was a proposal from the Broadcasting Commission, which wants that...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Electors numbering 30,216 will be eligible to vote in today's by-election in St Andrew North West, an increase of 1,187 more than were eligible ahead of the February 2016 general election which was won comfortably by Derrick Smith on a Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

In its presentation before the Joint Select Committee hearing submissions from interest groups on the Data Protection Act, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) on Tuesday called for journalism to be completely exempted from provisions of the act...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Representatives of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROC) were brought to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament Tuesday, following three major concerns about the entity's liquidity and financial viability highlighted...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Everglades Farm Limited - which owns Long Pond and Hampden sugar estates - has disputed claims from permanent secretary in the ministry of agriculture Donovan Stanberry that its lease payment under the agreement with the Government since 2009 is not...

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