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Stories by Erica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Drugs, critical to the treatment of long-term conditions such as hyperthyroidism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disease are among more than 50 that are in short supply in private pharmacies, sending patients into long queues at Drug Serv facilities.The...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Everald Warmington, who chairs the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament, told yesterday's sitting that he refused to sign the committee's final report acknowledging press coverage of proceedings.Yesterday, before members...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The dispute over an 867-acres property in Little Bay, Westmoreland, is again heating up, with fears that it could become violent.Lawyers representing the owners of the property are again trying to evict persons who have been living there for years....

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Caios Levy, a Jamaican who lives in Canada, is convinced that positive things are happening in Jamaica, despite the high crime rate and the widening economic gap between rich and poor.On one of his frequent trips to the island, Levy dropped in on a...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Everald Warmington, the state minister with responsibility for works in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and who chairs the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament, yesterday unleashed a tirade against the RJRGLEANER...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter has his eyes on the movement of oil prices on the world market as a result of geopolitical factors. Oil prices have risen 17.7 per cent since January, and the upward trajectory is already causing worry about...

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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