Jamaica Gleaner

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:34:31 -0500
No work for doctors amid public health crisis - Hospitals reportedly not employing medical professionals due to budgetary constraints caused by COVID-19
Ironically, the very health crisis that Jamaica is battling has reportedly pressured the country’s resources so severely that it has caused a number of doctors to be out of work. In spite of the country’s need of healthcare workers to fight the...

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:35:07 -0500
Report from Guyana’s chief elections officer rejected by OAS
Deeming it as acting in bad faith and contrary to the interest of democracy in Guyana, yesterday the Organization of American States (OAS) rejected the latest report of the country’s chief elections officer which gives the win in the disputed Marc...

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:32:03 -0500
The ghost gun mystery - Nine-year mayhem of a killing machine that has the police baffled
Its first known murder in Jamaica was committed nine years ago. The last time the Jamaican police found evidence of its use was four years ago through spent shells found at the scene of a double murder in Portland. The two men killed in that...

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:33:34 -0500
Long wait for justice - Destitute claimants forced to start legal battle all over after judges retire without delivering judgment
Cindy Robinson was 22 years old when she visited the Morant Bay Health Centre, located in St Thomas, for a routine tooth extraction in April 2007. The government-run clinic has disputed her claim of negligence during the procedure, but Robinson...

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:29:23 -0500
Nepotism, cronyism run Jamaica - Stakeholders say the practice is deeply entrenched in politics, business
Jamaica’s political apparatus has operated and functioned on nepotism and cronyism since independence, but until lawmakers enact legislation to make the practice illegal, no amount of inflammatory language from state commissions will make a...

Jamaica Observer

Sun, 12, Jul, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Andrew Wheatley's struggles as a child
Ask Dr Andrew Wheatley to relate his life story thus far, and you would immediately be greeted by a picture of sadness, which soon turns to subtle happiness as the dosage of the request wears off.He will even want to make a few ad...

Sun, 12, Jul, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Calling all COVID-19 recovered patients
THE University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has issued a call for individuals who have recovered from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to be part of a pilot study aimed at finding ways to treat ill COVID-19 patients and redu...

Sun, 12, Jul, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
How KC boys came to Wheatley's rescue at UWI
THERE are still those who believe that Kingston College (KC), the largest all-boy institution of learning in the Caribbean, is a cult.And even though stories were put to him while he attended St Jago High School about how 'cocky' ...

Sun, 12, Jul, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Delays result in doctors out of work
THE Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) is furious over delays in the employment of some of its members, which has left medical doctors sitting at home without work.The JMDA told the Jamaica Observer that on July 1 when the...

Sun, 12, Jul, 2020 07:01:00 GMT
Senate agrees to stiffer penalties for sexual violence
The Senate on Friday approved the report of a Joint Select Committee (JSC) which had been reviewing four pieces of legislation primarily affecting the issue of violence against women and children since 2017.The JSC, which was chai...

Jamaica Star

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:01:48 -0500
Triple murder rocks Spanish Town
The Spanish Town police are probing the circumstances behind the killing of three men on St Johns Road, Spanish Town, early yesterday morning. Dead are Rusheed Vassell, otherwise called 'Bully', a customer-service representative of Cayton,...

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:01:27 -0500
‘Never give up’ - Woman left disabled after surgery takes up farming
In 2008, Kaydene Simth was rushed into an operating theatre after doctors determined that her scoliosis was so bad that there was insufficient blood flow to her brain. The Wain Road, Port Antonio, Portland, resident, was born with the...

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:02:02 -0500
Overseas influencers arming August Town gangs - Councillor says J’can-born individuals fuelling crime
At least four of August Town's deadliest gangs are being funded and influenced by persons living overseas who are natives of the community. This is according to councillor for the Papine division Venesha Phillips. The politician was among a...

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:01:25 -0500
George Williams to sue State after 50 years in prison
Taxpayers could be forced to pay huge sums in compensation to George Williams, the 71-year-old who had spent 50 years in custody without trial. Williams, who is mentally ill, was facing one count each of murder, malicious destruction of property....

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:01:22 -0500
J’can students fear for future after ICE declaration
Tahj-jai Sharpe, a Jamaican at the Howard University in Washington DC, in the US, had made plans to advance into post-grad school, but he is now worried about his future. This, after news surfaced that all international students are required to......