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Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown has given the green light to the two candidates of the April 4 East Portland by-election, telling The Gleaner yesterday that Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz and the defeated Damion Crawford met the May 16...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

After much public outcry, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MOFPS) last Friday gave the all-clear for the Integrity Commission to advertise and interview individuals for positions within the body whose substantive posts were subsumed...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Integrity Commission member, retired Justice Seymour Panton, yesterday said that while the state body appreciates the country’s need for information on cases being probed, it has to adhere to rules of non-disclosure. Panton, a former president of...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:20 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

More than a year after Contractor General Dirk Harrison’s office was subsumed into the National Integrity Commission, he is yet to get his instrument of appointment from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and there are signs that the transparency...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:17 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Holness administration, Minister without Portfolio Daryl Vaz, and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) have been slammed by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) for their role in the sale of beach property to Puerto Caribe Properties...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:32 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Casting himself as the victim of character assassination, defeated People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for East Portland, Damion Crawford, was left devastated yesterday by a stinging 306-vote loss to Member of Parliament-elect Ann-Marie Vaz of...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Anti-corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to strip Ruel Reid of his education, information and youth portfolios but urged law enforcers to speedily complete their...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll showing that 90 per cent of Jamaicans are in full support of having more soldiers carrying out daily policing, academic Dr Christopher Charles has suggested that the response was in keeping with...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Political commentator Dr Paul Ashley has argued that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) should have taken its concern regarding the “unconstitutionality” of prolonged extensions of the states of emergency (SOE) to court, noting that it...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between Petrojam and its former unqualified human resources manager, Yolande Ramharrack, was not only expensive hush money, but has shut down all anti-corruption investigations where her testimony was paramount,...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

“Councillor adamant that persons demanding free houses in new development will be ignored.” Tension is running high in sections of the east central St Andrew community of Maxfield Park as residents square off over a housing development...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

  It is reportedly taking two years for the Teachers Appeal Tribunal to hand down written judgments in cases brought by teachers who were suspended or dismissed by school boards, leaving several educators jobless and hopeless. Information...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Colin Campbell, the former People's National Party (PNP) general secretary as well as former minister of information and development, says that the Jamaican Government must come clean on the Venezuelan issue in light of its recent decision to...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite concerns of a financial fallout from the ban on certain single-use plastic and styrofoam products, which takes effect next week, Government Senator Matthew Samuda said there is support from both political parties, as well as the business...

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

Aggressive, stroke-filled, and with pin-point batting and bowling accuracy are qualities the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) hopes to harvest and hone in the new Jamaican cricketer the association is trying to develop.These qualities, the...

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

Campus Registrar at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, is confident that the institution will be approved for institutional re-accreditation despite the rigorous systems and standards of the University Council...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Young Jamaican entrepreneurs chosen under the Youth Leadership of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) will continue to receive guidance even after their United States (US) internship programme comes to an end, noted Jeremiah Knight, public affairs...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

When a heavily hued Jamaican woman with 'Chiney bump' (hair twisted and rolled into knots) was featured as a television presenter, there was collective shock and surprise, but there was also celebration for the promotion of women who looked like the...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Scores of Jamaicans with a desire to volunteer in the communities most in need of their services are not doing so because of fear of crime.This was underscored last week by four persons who have spent countless numbers of hours volunteering across...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With just about 10 weeks to go before Christmas, a flurry of activities has come before Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee as members of parliament (MPs) sent 49 projects for approval before the holidays.At Tuesday's sitting...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sophia Deer, an assistant to former Energy, Science and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley, and a director on the board of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), was a signatory for cheques to contractors for work done on behalf of the agency....

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Several more communities in Jamaica could have been declared zones of special operations (ZOSO) and others corralled under states of public emergency (SOPEs) if the security forces had more resources, including boots on the ground, the Internal and...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips promised that a future PNP government would established a ministry of social transformation and community development, which will depend heavily on social workers to reverse many of the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller yesterday greeted Comrades at the 80th anniversary conference, calling the party an organisation that has provided outstanding leadership for the country after eight decades."Our...

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