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Stories by Jovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

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news of their promotion had their celebrations cut short as three days after the announcement, the decisions were rescinded by a board, which claimed that the then fire...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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