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Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Imagine having to turn up to work every day to contend with an irrepressible faecal odour, sleeping with a cesspit under the same roof, and routinely having to run for cover from sewage overflow. That’s the miserable life for almost 30...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:29 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness told the British high commissioner to Jamaica in August 2017 that his Government “would not take forward” the United Kingdom’s offer to help build a prison here, in the latest twist to the saga of who rejected the...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:29 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

In a new revelation, the Holness administration is claiming that the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) offer to help build a prison here was “rejected” by the Portia Simpson Miller-led government in 2016 and not the now-ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)....

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

TOURISM LOBBYISTS are not easing up on the Government, saying they “expect” a final position by May 31 on the reopening of borders to incoming passengers, after Prime Minister Andrew Holness gave away little as he addressed the public five days...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:30 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

THE HAUNTING tragedy of the Eventide Home fire 40 years ago today, which claimed the lives of at least 153 destitute and elderly women, still symbolises weaknesses in Jamaica’s care of citizens who can no longer do it for themselves, advocates have...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

A dry sense of humour, a fiery, sharp wit and an unwavering commitment to Jamaica’s development thread the memories of three former business associates of Oliver Clarke, one of Jamaica’s most powerful media bosses for the past four decades. Clarke...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:56 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

CARICOM foreign ministers scheduled to meet today will consider an internal analysis that the United States is threatening the region’s status as a “zone of peace” through its increased military presence in the southern Caribbean. The actions,...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:23 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

An order for the immediate inspection of all uncertified private hospitals and for the full force of the law to be brought against them are among the early responses of the Holness administration now in mop-up mode following a Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:26 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

“Mi foot dead! Mi foot dead!” were the reported cries of a 16-year-old schoolboy to his cousin after he was allegedly attacked by a group of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers in his Majesty Gardens, St Andrew, community on Sunday. The boy had...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

When an order was issued for elderly persons to remain at home because of their high-risk status for the deadly coronavirus, the effect was not lost on ‘Hotline’ host Emily Shields. Shields, one of three hosts of the popular Radio Jamaica daytime...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Lawyers who have accused the Holness administration of threatening the constitutional right citizens have to legal representation by the non-exemption of attorneys under COVID-19 curfew orders will see a reversal this week, according to Senate...

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