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Stories by Jovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Lyndsey McDonnough did not tell her fellow board members of the National Health Fund (NHF) that she was co-owner of Market Me, the company they were giving millions in taxpayers’ money to implement the physical health campaign, Jamaica Moves. The...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Lola Marshall-Williams, the partner of Cabinet Minister J.C. Hutchinson, who has been punished over his role in the Holland Estate sweetheart deal saga, has declared that her hands are clean in the latest scandal that has erupted in the Andrew...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:31 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

There are conflicting accounts about how a company, with a director and shareholder who is the partner of a Cabinet minister, was selected in 2019 to operate more than 1,400 acres of old sugar lands in St Elizabeth. The entity, Holland Producers...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) could make another push to have former Petrojam executives Floyd Grindley and Perceval Bahado-Singh extradited to Jamaica to face charges over their alleged roles in the messy Petrojam...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:29 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The Caribbean’s COVID-19-ravaged telecommunications industry is in need of “urgent” government bailout, amounting to millions of dollars, to prevent poor-quality service and higher prices for consumers, a powerful regional lobby group for firms...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:31 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

A billion-dollar catering contract approved by Cabinet is now the subject of an official complaint before the Integrity Commission. Sunday Gleaner investigations have revealed that Elegant Weddings Event Planning...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

SOME SENIOR administration officials at the St Ann Municipal Corporation who have claimed that they were stifled in speaking out about a myriad of alleged questionable practices at the local authority are rejoicing now that the country’s main anti-...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2020 | 12:36 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The curtain on a new era of transparency in public service appeared ready to be lifted when three months before his February 2016 election win, then Opposition Leader Andrew Holness promised to publicly release his health records. The Holness-led...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Fourteen firefighters on the cusp of major career moves in April 2018 following news of their promotion had their celebrations cut short as three days after the announcement, the decisions were rescinded by a board, which claimed that the then fire...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Three weeks after a probe revealed that most local private hospitals were unregistered, The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that the island’s private ambulance service is operating without oversight, putting members of the public at risk. When contacted...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:22 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Fresh allegations are confronting the Government that its inaction is exposing Jamaicans participating in decades-old overseas work programmes in the United States and Canada to human trafficking. A showdown also looms between Jamaica’s Office of...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

Only four private hospitals in Jamaica are currently certified to operate. The state of affairs was uncovered during a Sunday Gleaner probe into the circumstances that led to the death of 23-year-old first-time mom Jodian Fearon, hours of giving...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

With economies grinding to a halt in coronavirus-hit Caribbean countries, hardly any breathing room is likely as the six-month “above-normal” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season looms, bringing to regional shores what officials are calling the “perfect...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:05 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The sometimes-vilified business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is a privileged sector in Jamaica because, for successive administrations over the past decade, it’s been pursued as a key economic solution to the political and social problem of...

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