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Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

On the heels of the stabbing death of 16-year-old Michion Campbell at the Kingston Technical High School, Education Minister Fayval Williams says stakeholders will have to go back to the drawing board on how students are nurtured. In a Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:14 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Six years after encountering challenges to get Spanish hotel chain Iberostar to pay for wrongful suspension stemming from alleged fraudulent on-the-job activities, the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has ‘vindicated’ Marlon McLeod. On Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The National Water Commission (NWC) is hoping to shave millions of dollars from its $1.1-billion monthly electricity bill with today’s project launch for the Mona Reservoir floating solar system. Floating solar systems provide an opportunity to...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Two months before stabbing his father to death at their Petersfield District home in Westmoreland in July 2021, Garnett Foster Jr had researched ways to kill a parent. The now 18-year-old man had become wayward and believed that his parents,...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

More than 2,000 complaints of abuse or breaches of employment policies have been filed against employers under the Seasonal Agricultural Work Programme, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has said. But of that figure, only 43 per cent...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

It wasn’t the customary fanfare associated with pre-pandemic People’s National Party (PNP) annual conferences, but hundreds of hopeful Comrades eager to see the political movement back at the zenith of Jamaican politics filed on to the grounds of...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Acknowledging that there is significant work to be done to regain state power, People’s National Party (PNP) stalwarts and long-time members believe that the 84-year-old out-of-favour movement will peak at the right time, rejecting assertions that...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is expected to present two pivotal resolutions to its annual conference on Sunday which, if approved, will change the way the leadership corps of the 84-year-old organisation is selected. The Mark...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:14 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade’s decision to officially decline the appointment of Cabinet secretary is an indictment on the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Government, a civil-society advocate and the parliamentary Opposition have...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) President Mark Golding says the party made several offers to St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna prior to her announcement not to seek re-election when the current political cycle ends. Those offers...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade’s appointment as Cabinet secretary has been met with scepticism by former senior civil servants who have expressed concern that it may not be in keeping with a provision of the Jamaican Constitution. Meade, the former...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Michael Millwood’s construction company Millard Development has been forced to abandon a sewer main project along Constant Spring Road after staunch resistance from residents. In a September 5 letter to Garth Jackson, the National Water Commission...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Mark Golding and the People’s National Party (PNP) have registered improved figures in their positive performance ratings, a year after poll numbers spelt trouble for the opposition party bedevilled by infighting and resignations. The opposition...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Mico University College President Dr Asburn Pinnock is advising the Government to regularise teacher migration by training and exporting the services as an income-earner, amid the challenges facing the sector. Pinnock’s proposal comes on the heels...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

WITH THE monumental support of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) behind her, former People’s National Party (PNP) councillor Kari Douglas is expecting to come out on top in what should be a fierce contest against Jesse James Clarke for the...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is moving to expand its ban on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam amid large corporations’ engagement in unethical but legal practices to sidestep restrictions while maintaining profits. The expansion is expected to come...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

National Workers Union (NWU) General Secretary Granville Valentine says the Ministry of Education’s announcement that bursars will not be impacted by the new payroll system to be implemented in schools is a “smokescreen”. Valentine, in a Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Construction on the St Thomas leg of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project has been a torment for several major distribution companies, significantly impacting logistics and other operational activities. But National Works Agency (NWA)...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaican migrants rank among the top three groups of foreigners who use the United States military to gain citizenship, data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicate. Between 2017 and 2021, some 2,360 Jamaicans...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Education Minister Fayval Williams is being urged by the Association of Science Teachers of Jamaica (ASTJ) to commission an audit of public schools to fully understand the challenges facing administrators as scores of teachers walk off the job. In...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

A 51-year-old St Andrew man who alerted the police to guns that gangsters had hidden in his yard, says he is being removed from the witness protection programme against his will. The man has also accused case officers of breaching his rights,...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:13 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Steven Golding, is lobbying the Holness administration to pursue reparation by imposing a special tax on foreigners from countries with a history of trading in chattel slavery. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:15 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

A tailwind of excitement in Crofts Hill, northern Clarendon, over the discovery of presumed gold traces and pyrite is being met with caution by local and international companies that are insisting that nothing conclusive has come of exploratory...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna had become a lightning rod for disgruntled party supporters, forcing her to announce a premature departure from representational politics, a senior member of the Opposition People’s National...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Less than a year after moving into National Housing Trust (NHT)-constructed units at Twickenham Glades in St Catherine, residents say that the $14-million structures are falling apart. The Housing Trust presented the keys of 110 two-bedroom,...

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