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Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

When Brazil’s samba orchestra takes centre stage today at the Qatar World Cup, Jamaicans will join millions of football-crazy fans in supporting a team whose prowess and artistry have defined the beautiful game. The South Americans, who have...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:14 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Training institutions offering degree programmes for nursing in the Caribbean have not applied for accreditation from the regional accrediting body – Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education and other Health Professional (CAAM-HP) the...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Massive and unexplained increases to paying customers for electricity usage and charge in August and September have many Jamaicans furious at light and power company Jamaica Public Service (JPS). The outrage has been expressed on social media, talk...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 7:36 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders in the allied health service industry are urging Jamaicans to capitalise on thousands of practical nursing jobs available in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom – countries with large expatriate populations from the...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Having studied cooking while enrolled at Vauxhall High School in east Kingston, Rudolph Brown might well have become a chef. “Yes, man, I love the kitchen to this day,” Brown, a veteran Gleaner photographer, said in an interview days before the...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:05 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Ian Allen does not look a day older than the 37 years he has spent at The Gleaner Company, beginning as a photography clerk filing negatives in the library, before processing them in the era of black and white and later into a world of colour...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Professor Fritz Pinnock, who is battling criminal charges, resigned two months ago as president of the government-owned Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), but there has been no disclosure of whether there was a financial settlement. The...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The owners of a disputed 867-acre property in Little Bay and Brighton, Westmoreland, intend to press ahead with demolition plans in a bid to clear the land of squatters despite a protest that thwarted a planned exercise last week. Kathleen Eugster...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Five years after he promised to end the culture of privacy about the health status of elected representatives by releasing his own health records, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has not honoured the commitment he made as opposition leader. Neither...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some of the children of late former Prime Minister and People’s National Party (PNP) President Michael Norman Manley are fuming over what they said was no consultation with them about the plan to use his image and that of former Prime Minister and...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2022 | 12:13 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Fayval Williams will meet the board of Jamaica College (JC) shortly following its rejection of the Doran Dixon-chaired Governance Committee of the National Council on Education (NCE) directive that Old Boys’ Association (OBA)...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former People’s National Party (PNP) chairman Phillip Paulwell believes the Opposition will suffer consequences for its decision not to support the Government’s bid last November to extend states of emergency (SOEs) in seven police divisions...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Code of Regulations, which adjudicates on all aspects of the education system in Jamaica, is in need of urgent legislative surgery, according to the Professor Orlando Patterson-led committee in its report to the Government. Without immediate...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT for concept and ideals aside, the Government’s ‘mandatory’ seven-year secondary-school programme has put it on a collision course with stakeholders in the sector, with many already suggesting that a sixth-form pandemic has been...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Following The Blueprint Ministry’s (FTM) aficionado Andre Buchanan has hit out against the leadership of the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Jamaica, accusing the body of cosying up with the Pope – the head of the Roman Catholic Church – and...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former Carmax used-car salesman Ian Lyn Muhammad has expressed shock and sadness that he is still flagged by the International Police (Interpol) as being wanted by Jamaican law-enforcement authorities. Lyn Muhammad said that the designation has its...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Embattled former Education Minister Ruel Reid has applied for an extension of special leave from Jamaica College until 2026. He had originally been seconded from the St Andrew high school for national duties in 2016.

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Taxpayers are still financing multimillion-dollar salaries for the scandal-scarred Ruel Reid and Fritz Pinnock, the putative heads of Jamaica College (JC) and Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), respectively, who have gone on leave since 2019....

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

At 86 years old, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry is the oldest elected representative in the Lower House in Jamaica, and it is clear that he has no plans to leave Gordon House any time soon. The many-time Jamaica Labour Party member of parliament for Clarendon...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) elder statesman and former Cabinet minister Derrick Smith landed softly on a $7.5-million consultancy carpet in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) just as he retired from representational politics to usher in...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Bus and taxi fares are to be increased by 15 per cent across the island come Monday, August 16, the transport ministry announced last evening in the first adjustment to rates in eight years. Transport operators have been clamouring for an increase...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Audrey Smith Facey was known as the strongest of the three councillors Portia Simpson Miller had in her political arsenal in St Andrew South Western for nearly two decades, and she was widely expected to replace the member of parliament (MP) when...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Fresh from a political nightmare week the People’s National Party (PNP) wants to forget, the organisation begins a two-day meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC), its second highest decision-making body, with peace and consensus talks...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Haiti, the hemisphere’s poorest and most unstable state, is now under a state of emergency following the predawn assassination of President Jovenel Moise and the wounding of his wife, Martine-Marie, on Wednesday. There are now fears that its...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Fayval Williams unveiled the Government’s national summer school and homework programme, which will seek to rein in learning loss from the pandemic which has shuttered schools worldwide with severe connectivity and equipment...

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