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Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:24 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former head of Strategic Planning and Project Management Centre at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Karim Kiffin, who was dismissed without cause in 2018 by the central bank, received a $50.2-million award yesterday by a panel of three adjudicators at...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The man who once declared that the fight against corruption was not a “ballroom dance” but a battle that could not be fought by the “weak or faint of heart” has been appointed to a key position in the two-year-old Integrity Commission. His...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Major players involved in Jamaica’s lottery scam are on the radar of top United States’ law-enforcement agencies and are being targeted for extradition this year, a senior federal official has warned. “I can tell you that there are active...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:21 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s judiciary has crafted a bold and ambitious road map to achieve its vision of being the best in the Caribbean by 2023 and one of the best in the world in six years’ time. Chief Justice Bryan Sykes indicated that it was the first time in...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the ministries and agencies of government with anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism finance (CTF) mandates to collaborate to plug gaps in the country’s regime. Clarke,...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Two experienced professionals who have served on multiple boards, Howard Mitchell and Dennis Chung, have declared that they have never signed non-disclosure agreements as members of public boards or directors of private companies. They also told...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:36 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has positioned Jamaica as the fourth most corrupt state among Caribbean countries ahead of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti. The 2019 index, released yesterday, showed...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:23 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As Washington forges stronger alliances across the region to pressure the beleaguered Venezuelan regime to relinquish power amid socio-economic turmoil, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heaped praise on Jamaican Prime Minister...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Emanuel DaRosa, says the new 194-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in Old Harbour, St Catherine, will cushion the effects of sharp spikes in the price of oil on the world market. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:37 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Fresh on the heels of his reappointment to the People’s National Party’s (PNP) shadow Cabinet, firebrand St Ann North West Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell says he will raise the tempo of advocacy for transparency, accountability and probity...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:20 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the Islamic Republic of Iran threatens harsh vengeance against the United States for killing Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the country, local Islamic leader Mustafa...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Tasked with the responsibility of being the guardian of public expenditure, the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) says it will, this year, conduct and complete about nine audits for tabling in Parliament. It is expected that an audit on...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:39 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the debate over the minimum wage gains momentum, labour expert Danny Roberts is suggesting that the Government, along with employers in the private sector, take steps to determine “what is a liveable wage” in 2020, and make adjustments to the...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Like the proverbial Sword of Damocles, eviction notices have been ominously hanging over the heads of Marcia Johnson and her family for the last 10 years. Like clockwork, the notice is served with an ultimatum for Johnson to leave the premises...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:33 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Fifty-seven-year-old Walter Duncan has been literally sleeping on the edge of the capital city for the last six months. His bed is a two-and-a-half-foot concrete wall at the Kingston waterfront. A piece of cardboard provides a buffer between his...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) yesterday submitted before a panel of three retired justices at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that former head of Strategic Planning and Project Management Centre, Karim Kiffin, should not receive more than a lump...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday commissioned a J$3.7-billion Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as part of efforts to mitigate against service interruptions that its customers suffer. Gary...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the Government undertakes a $1.3-billion sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme, the agency tasked with the responsibility to provide oversight is signalling that it will carry out intense scrutiny of the works to ensure that...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s foremost anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, National Integrity Action (NIA), believes the country could further slip on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) or stand still when the watchdog’s 2019...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:42 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) could face a massive compensation bill of more than $100 million if the panel of adjudicators at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) now hearing a case between the bank and a former employee rules in favour of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:50 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Little more than a week after prime minister and leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, directed party supporters to visit his social media platforms for accurate news, while suggesting that not all information presented by the...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:30 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ resolve to curtail the traffic chaos created by lawless motorists in town centres holds true, the widespread indiscipline in the Corporate Area and other urban centres will come to a halt. While acknowledging the...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:20 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The new leadership of the young professionals’ affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Generation 2000 (G2K), says it will be using a combination of media platforms to get its message out to young people as it woos increased support for the...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Accusing factions loyal to People’s National Party (PNP) President Peter Phillips of a “vindictive push” to have her removed, Kari Douglas quit yesterday as minority spokesperson amid a fallout targeting backers of leadership challenger Peter...

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