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Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The growing consensus among Comrades appears to be that the People's National Party (PNP) is in need of renewal, with the latest to add a voice to the call being former general secretary, Maxine Henry-Wilson.The party has been hit with one challenge...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

His father was for years Public Enemy Number One and topped the most wanted list for several months, as he was linked to numerous violent gun crimes. Now barely in his teens, he is at a...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The parents of an infant and twin toddlers are among hundreds of commuters bracing themselves ahead of tomorrow's reopening of schools for what was always a tedious journey along Marcus Garvey Drive and Mandela Highway during peak hours, but will...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Chief technical officer at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Audley Gordon has shed light on the steps to be taken to put a stop to the illegal dumping activity in the Bedward Gardens community of August Town, St Andrew.The...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has commenced investigations into a massive illegal dump that has been operating in a section of Bedward Gardens in August Town, St Andrew, for several years.The NSWMA, joined by police, visited...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

While Jamaicans continue to bask in the success of the athletes in Rio, one Olympian continues to bemoan the fact that injury prevented him from soaring to the heights that he could have reached.Paul Foreman left his footprints in the sands of...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

It is an eyesore for those who have to pass it every day, but even worse, it poses a major environmental hazard, and the scores of residents living metres away, who are most at risk, are scared to speak up about it.This is a massive illegal dump...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Thousands of Jamaicans are under investigation as United States law-enforcement officials collaborate with local police to break the back of the lottery scam and other telemarketing crimes.Under Project JOLT (Jamaican Operations Linked to...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 11:14 AMRyon Jones

While some Jamaican students attached to the United States J1 summer work and travel programme have been giving the country a black eye, others, particularly those based in Alaska, Canada, have been carrying the flag proudly, displaying all the best...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison is warning that Jamaican children are putting themselves at risk by travelling to meet up with strangers who they know only from social media.The trend of hooking up with people you meet online, referred...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 11:20 AMRyon Jones

A number of Jamaica's children are putting themselves in serious danger by engaging in a risky practice they have dubbed 'catfishing'.The term, which was derived from a 2010 documentary of the same name that has subsequently been made into a TV...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Persons convicted of sexual crimes overseas and deported to Jamaica could be working in our schools, hospitals and children's homes as there is no system in place to track them once they return to the island.Provisions are in place under the Sexual...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 10:30 AMRyon Jones

Days after The Sunday Gleaner first reported that scores of Jamaican students could miss out on the lucrative United States summer student work and travel programme because of the bad behaviour of their peers, there are indications that the fallout...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

A Jamaican who was convicted in the United States for having sex with an underage girl and labelled a ‘sexual predator’ by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been operating a medical practice in the island for the past 16...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Scores of Jamaican students could miss out on the lucrative United States overseas summer employment programme next year with their places taken by Chinese nationals....

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Though born and raised in the gritty west Kingston community of Fletcher's Land, Abigail Tiffany Cameron has, from an early age, been smashing glass ceilings and rising above the standards set for the majority of inner-city children.She is on a...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is considering drastic measures in an effort to stem the carnage on the nation's roads, which he says is approaching a public-health crisis.The first 202 days of the year have seen 219 road fatalities, up from 210 over...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

For decades, fatal accidents in the Bog Walk gorge, particularly around the Flat Bridge, have made the headlines as the area developed a reputation as a black spot.The Rio Cobre, which runs beneath the more than 300-year-old bridge, has been the...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 9:23 AMRyon Jones

Human-rights and civil-society activists are expressing outrage at the number of children locked up in juvenile correctional centres over the past five years, and warning that many of those in custody are attempting suicide as they seek to get out....

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

A Jamaican living in Qatar is calling for a rethink in how the country's diplomatic affairs are handled in that part of the world.The Jamaican Embassy in Kuwait handles diplomatic issues for persons in the Gulf States, but Joan Williams*, who along...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 11:33 AMRyon Jones

In wake of increasing complaints from pensioners, Accountant General Carlene Murdock is giving assurances that there will be significant improvements come next year.This will be made possible by the use of technology, as the Accountant General's...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Local human-rights activists are confident that one of the positive spin-offs from the amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act is that fewer of the nation's children will find themselves in custody for possession of the weed.While declaring their...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 10:58 AMRyon Jones

The heat is on and everybody can feel it. But apart from the discomfort that it brings, there are more serious effects that can result if the necessary precautions are not taken.With this predicted to be one of the hottest summers ever, the Climate...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Chairman of the 18-member Commission to review Jamaica's relations within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) CARIFORUM is guaranteeing that he and his members will not enter into the discussions with any...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Operators of funeral homes not contracted by the Government are breathing a collective sigh of relief following the reversal of procedures surrounding the treatment of some sudden-death cases. Several persons who lost family members to sudden...

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