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Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Lower-level workers at the Nature Preservation Foundation (NPF) have complained bitterly that they are forced by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) to survive on reduced income since the onset of COVID-19 last year, while higher-paid...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s teachers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 have been put on guard that they will not receive the same treatment as their inoculated counterparts when schools reopen for face-to-face classes in September. That might include...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, has admitted that the compensation scheme process for members of the Windrush Generation has been painfully slow. In a recent Gleaner interview, Ahmad said that the British Government had...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on Tuesday, borrowed a line from entertainer Shaggy, declaring that ‘it wasn’t me’, in relation to a seeming lookalike patron who appeared in a social media post at a party where few persons were wearing masks. “I did...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With an uptick in the transmission of COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is likely that a tightening of measures will be announced next Tuesday to reverse the steady increase in persons contracting the virus. And as the...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Copping national and regional awards during his formative years at Vaz Preparatory School and Campion College in Jamaica, Jabari Hastings, who went to Stanford University on a full scholarship, continues to blaze a trail of excellence by completing...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Derick Latibeaudiere has supported a proposal from Jamaica’s anti-corruption watchdog for senior central bank personnel who are involved in regulations, examinations, or inspections to be restricted from...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

New chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Gaston Browne, is pushing fellow members of the regional bloc to urgently advance the integration process or run the risk of being left behind. In his first address as chairman to the 42nd Regular...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has called for the Government to establish a special utility court to prosecute electricity thieves. Senior company officials have argued that no loss-reduction programme would be effective and sustainable...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

More than 10,000 small businesses earning about 29 per cent of their revenues from cigarettes could see a significant fall-off in revenue if provisions in the draft tobacco law get the nod from Parliament, a major industry player has said. Carreras...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

George Thomas said he has been bowled a curve ball after signing documents in a rush to sell his house for $8 million, only to discover that the sum he received to accommodate construction of the May Pen to Williamsfield leg of Highway 2000 was...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Some residents of Redberry in Manchester have complained that despite lobbying China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to address the dust nuisance in their community, very little has been done to ease the problem. Olivia Miller, a resident of...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

After spending years abroad, Stephen Griffiths returned to the land of his birth to build a house, settle down, and do a bit of farming. The furthest thing from his mind was being embroiled in a dispute with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A government lawmaker has raised alarm that some investors in Jamaica’s cannabis industry are ready to pull out because of inertia on the export policy, with at least two stakeholders already abandoning the sector. Multimillion-dollar United...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The parliamentary charade involving the Speaker and Opposition members last week over the seating arrangement of berated Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament (MP) George Wright is expected to fizzle today as the leadership on both sides of the...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

While waiting for its day in court challenging a Supreme Court ruling that detentions under states of emergency were in breach of the Constitution, the Andrew Holness administration has signalled that work is well advanced on new legislation to...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Edmund Bartlett, the leader of government business in the House of Representatives, on November 3, referred three motions to the Ethics Committee, one of which related specifically to Clarendon Northern Member of Parliament Dwight Sibblies. The...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Dwight Sibblies, the member of parliament for Clarendon Northern, has stepped aside from his role as chief internal auditor at the University of Technology (UTech) amid deepening enquiry into whether his political role and other public-sector job...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A senior executive of Jamaica’s single anti-corruption body says lawmakers should step up to the plate to ensure that the country’s legislative framework is conversant with international best practices. Greg Christie, the executive director of the...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) on Wednesday handed down a $12.5-million award to Dr Sandra Williams-Phillips, a consultant cardiologist who was unjustifiably dismissed some 11 years ago from the Bustamante Hospital for Children. In arriving...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Senior officers who presided over the $46.8-million contract awarded to Rahim’s Cleaning and Trucking Limited to clean and sanitise eight locations in Ocho Rios, St Ann, last March have come in for sharp criticism in a revealing audit obtained by...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

An audit conducted into the $46.8-million government contract awarded to Rahim’s Cleaning and Trucking Limited to sanitise and clean eight locations in Ocho Rios, St Ann, has unearthed worrying findings, including exorbitant pricing costs and...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:40 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica is struggling to handle a crime problem and now there is the added problem of having the United States pay specific attention to one of the areas the country seems to have excelled. The US now has particular players in the scamming '...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:22 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has been warned to retract his endorsement of vigilante justice or be deemed unfit to serve as a lawmaker. The call by a civil-society pressure group comes in the wake of a series of scandals in the Parliament and...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:21 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Describing extradition as a powerful anti-crime tool, a senior United States law-enforcement official said that two Jamaican players in multimillion-dollar lottery scams were now involved court proceedings locally and could be sent abroad for trial...

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