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Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

She was determined to ride whatever water source that would sweep her into George William Gordon House as a member of parliament. Her life’s experiences prepared her for a tsunami, but September 3, 2020 turned out to be a high tide, and she landed...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:24 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Three former members of the Police High Command have placed the failure of the Jamaican State to properly police and punish criminals in the last 40 years squarely at the feet of past and current legislators in the Lower and Upper Houses of...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:23 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

No one could have imagined that so much power is stacked in her small frame, but Amanda Gorman – I mean Ayanna Samuels – is an alluring fusion of trailblazing cerebral explosive and black consciousness. You are at your own risk if you underrate the...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:28 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Dangerous thorns spring aplenty in the gritty inner-city community of Rose Gardens, nested inside the crime-infested community of Southside in the capital city, sitting within the larger infestations in Kingston known as Spoilers. Robert Calvert...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:57 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Financial and psychological stress resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on hundreds of students in tertiary institutions with an estimated 600 affected students at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, still awaiting the...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:16 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Marcia Salmon* took Spoiler* into the home she shares with her two children in her community in a rural area shortly after they crossed paths. She had met him in a neighbouring parish, when she accompanied a friend to visit relatives. Two weeks...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite news that the mid-island parish of Manchester has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last three months, many residents of the parish believe reports of the spread and ill-effects of the illness have been exaggerated and have been...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The reintegration of more than 100 doctors who were laid off from the health sector has not eased the punishing shifts being worked by junior practitioners, many of whom are now unable to take vacation leave as a result of mandatory quarantine...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Former parliamentarian Ronald Thwaites is calling for the urgent revival of discussions around dual citizenship in the House of Representatives, which a joint select committee began after he tabled a motion in 2010 but were never brought to a...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

In what was another turbulent week in the opposition People’s National Party, Damion Crawford has told The Sunday Gleaner that the movement is being hurt by “political backstabbing”. The PNP vice-president was at the end of sharp rebuke from...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2020 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Reflecting on his harrowing ordeal since contracting COVID-19, Basil Waite is urging Jamaicans to take the pandemic more seriously, adding that it was only God’s grace which pulled him back from death’s door. In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) will today elect a general secretary to succeed Julian Robinson and a chairman to take up the mantle from Fitz Jackson in a second round of high-level internal elections this month. On November 7, delegates elected...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Scores of illegal settlers across the island have been legitimised as landowners for properties they have occupied – some for decades – despite concerns that some of these settlements could expose lives, properties and the environment to danger....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:24 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Win or lose next Sunday when the People’s National Party (PNP) selects its new general secretary and chairman, firebrand Comrade Dr Dayton Campbell has called time on his stint in representational politics for this term, but it may even be longer....

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:26 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Delegates of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday elected Mark Jefferson Golding as the political movement’s sixth president in its 82-year history, denying Lisa Hanna a chance to wear the crown. Golding, the member of parliament (MP) for St...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaicans in the United States are expressing fear that a win for President Donald Trump in Tuesday’s election will present greater dangers for minorities and further erode gains made over the years. Most are hanging on to hopes for a Joe...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

While the ideological divide and gut-wrenching political violence which dominated the campaign for the 1980 general election have been largely put to rest, there is consensus that unhealthy legacies still linger four decades later. Among them are...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The two presidential candidates for the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) last week committed to robust reform of several legislations to empower ordinary Jamaicans, protect them in law and take steps to reverse gains lost by the...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 has not only claimed more than a million lives around the world, but it is waging a mental and physical war on humanity, creating new and long-term, life-threatening health issues in previously healthy individuals who contract the dreaded...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

In a few days, People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirants Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna will receive the delegates list to be used in the November 7 internal polls to replace Dr Peter Phillips, which will be conducted by the Electoral...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:14 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The political ghost of the 1983 Grenada revolution is spooking the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela, and concerns are growing in the troubled South American country that the United States will invade it ahead of its presidential elections in...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Three private laboratories have been granted permission by the Ministry of Health...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica continues to grapple with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a scientist is warning that companies could be sending millions of dollars down the drain as they engage some long-established and fly-by-night sanitation companies looking to...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:37 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Late political organising maestro Dr D.K. Duncan and Pearnel Charles Sr were political combatants at best in the public domain during the political cold war of the 1970s and ‘80s in Jamaica, except an unusual bond kept them inextricably linked...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:34 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Amid the continued rise in coronavirus cases and deaths in the island, there are fears that a shortage of healthcare workers could hurt efforts to combat the virus even as the Government gets going with plans to construct three field hospitals to...

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