USF managing director Suzette Buchanan separated from agency
Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Suzette Buchanan has "separated" from the Agency. The details surrounding her departure have not been released. However, it comes just over a month after concern that her...

Bad Vybz - Two jurors on Kartel murder case facing tough times overseas after seeking safe haven
Two of the jurors who handed down the guilty verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial in 2014 are claiming that their lives have been transformed into nightmares since then.The two are now living overseas and say it has been difficult trying to make...

J'can casualty in Genoa - Westmoreland woman, husband and daughter among Italian bridge-collapse victims
WESTERN BUREAU:Hopes of finding Jamaican Dawna Munroe and her nine-year-old daughter Crystal were crushed last Friday when Italian authorities confirmed they were among the 43 people killed when a bridge they were driving across collapsed in Genoa,...

'BUST-ED' - Nuclear technology proves most Jamaican children are not exclusively breastfed for the first six weeks
Less than 35 per cent of mothers in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) are exclusively breastfeeding their babies in the first six weeks of their lives, despite extensive campaigns showing that this is the best for the baby.That is one of the...

Nuking cancer - Jamaica to re-establish nuclear treatment centre for dreaded disease
Jamaica's effort to fight cancer and chronic diseases has received a major boost with the investment of more than $250 million into the re-establishment of a Nuclear Medicine Centre at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).The centre is...

'Common' complaint - Residents of yet another violence-prone community locked out because of address
Residents of Bucks Common, May Pen, Clarendon, say their already burdened community is suffering more because of the stigma that locks many of them out of employment opportunities.According to the residents, there are hundreds of businesses in May...

Buchanan bows out - USF head joins growing list of persons appointed under Wheatley to resign
CEO of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Suzette Camille Buchanan has become the latest head of an entity under the former minister of science, energy and technology to resign.Sources told The Sunday Gleaner that Buchanan handed in her resignation last...

Give them a chance, watch them soar - SDC rep confident that with support Bucks Common can rise above past
Life has never been easy for the residents of Bucks Common in May Pen, Clarendon.Over the years, the community has developed a reputation as one where deadly violence is an ever-present reality, creating a stigma that the residents say is unfair and...

Gleaner Editors' Forum | Sargassum choking Welcome Beach
Welcome Beach in Clarendon is the first major local casualty of the sargassum weed infestation, and scientists are warning that the situation is not likely to get better for Jamaica."Unfortunately, we are a collecting site and some of the fishing...

Kudos for Kofi - Jamaican leaders join the rest of the world in tributes to the - former UN secretary general
Jamaica's political leaders have joined the rest of the world in paying tribute to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who died yesterday at the age of 80.Prime Minister Andrew Holness described Annan as "a humanitarian icon".According to Holness...