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Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Human rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has registered its opposition to Section 5 of the proposed Bail Act, 2022, which speaks to pre-charge bail. JFJ Executive Director Mickel Jackson argued that there is no giving back time when...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

In April 2006, when Erica Wright-Silas came across the Bashy Bus, a mobile clinic offering HIV/AIDS information, counselling, and testing, she didn’t have the slightest idea that something could possibly be wrong. “I had no symptoms at all. I just...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Eight inmates and two correctional officers from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston are set to participate in a pilot project in entertainment business next year. The pilot, which is focused on increasing access to higher...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has increased the capacity of the National Statistical System (NSS) to collect, analyse, and disseminate data on violence against women and girls (VAWG). The Planning Institute of Jamaica, in collaboration with UN Women, developed a...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Youth parliamentarians have urged the Government to increase the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) loan limit, explore modern housing options and take targeted approaches to reduce squatting. Deputy Prime Minister Patrina Stewart noted that squatting...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The seven states of emergency (SOEs) which were declared in sections of the island plagued with high crime rates on November 15 are set to fizzle on November 29 after the Government failed to win opposition support for their extension in the Senate...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When Annetta Newell completed her secondary education at Clarendon College over three decades ago, she was seeking adventure and action but most importantly, the teenager wanted to serve her country. She joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has bolstered its capacity to respond to organised crime in the fishing sector with the launch of the Blue Resilience Project and will become home to the first regional Blue Justice Initiative (BJI) hub. Fisheries crime is aimed at...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Cabinet has approved the award of a contract to Phoenix Partnership (Leeds) Ltd for the implementation of the second stage of the Electronic Health Records Systems to the tune of $780 million. The system is expected to give parishwide access to...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Members of the joint select committee reviewing Jamaica’s whistleblower legislation are mulling a six-year period for reporting victimisation or occupational detriment following a disclosure. “Where an employee suffers occupational detriment at or...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Renewed calls have been made to repeal the Official Secrets Act as an important avenue to facilitate more successful operations under the Protected Disclosures Act, 2011. Principal director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

CEO of Seprod Group, Richard Pandohie, has urged Trinidadian companies on a trade mission to Jamaica to look beyond the traditional business paradigm of hunting new markets for goods and services. He has encouraged a different approach: growing...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 7:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Employees of the cash-starved Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) are plundering the state-run entity’s supplies, siphoning off fuel by hatching elaborate schemes, Managing Director Paul Abrahams has charged. The debt-strapped company has suffered...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Warren Clarke has revealed that experts pushed back at reservations about the construction of the Green Acres Police Station, contending that the area could be adequately drained. In late September, heavy...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Minister Marlene Malahoo Forte is hoping to next month name the members of the Constitutional Reform Committee to advise on a process of overhaul 60 years after Independence, including the process of transitioning...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has made progress in its implementation of recommendations by the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) in a 2022 performance audit that was tabled in Parliament in August. Deputy Auditor General Gail Lue-Lim...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, former president of the Caribbean Conference on Maritime Delimitation, believes the 33 Jamaican fishermen who returned home last week are fortunate that Colombian authorities did not impose stronger sanctions against...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Francesco ‘Billy’ Reid, one of 33 fishermen who returned to Jamaica Friday following detention in Colombia for illegal fishing, said he has no intention of going offshore in the future. The 48-year-old told The Gleaner that he mainly fishes...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Tamekia Meeks did not own a laptop upon being accepted into university and, mere days before she was expected to move on campus from her home in Barham, Westmoreland, she did not have the first dollar for the deposit to secure boarding. The 23-year...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:58 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The lack of standardisation in the allied health sector is resulting in graduates leaving institutions being unable to carry out vital checks or recall information critical to ensuring patient safety. President of the Practical Nurses Association...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At 13 years old, Taniel Rose was dealt a painful blow. Her father, Jeff, left their home in Linstead, St Catherine, to purchase an item and did not return. He has been declared dead and she is still craving closure but despite that, she has...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With the global AIDS response under threat, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima, has called for improvement as Jamaica lags average Caribbean performance on two targets. The UNAIDS 90-90-90...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A full-time student, full-time employee, exchange student and student representative, Briana Edwards did it all. The 22-year-old Montego Bay High School alumna now proudly holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and a double minor...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“Bloom wildly, unapologetically and always add your razzle-dazzle.” That’s the mantra that 22-year-old Tamoy Campbell, a graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, lives by and the past three years were a testament to that as she...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Shane Lawson missed the opportunity to graduate with his wife, Vergie Lee, in 2019 as he had a course left to complete, but on Saturday, the two will walk across the stage at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to accept their awards. He...

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