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Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

In the wake of recent reports from the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) that more than 100 nurses have been adversely impacted by the noxious fumes at Cornwall Regional Hospital, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has apologised for the...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has acquiesced to a proposal by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips that some provisions in the regulations governing states of public emergency should be adjusted. This is to make it clear that certain powers given to...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Telecommunications firm Symbiote, which trades as Caricel Jamaica, will have its licence revoked, Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, told the House of Representatives yesterday."I have written to the principals of Symbiote...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made good on his promise to restructure his Cabinet, fitting in his key adviser Dr Nigel Clarke who now heads the Ministry of Finance while shifting Audley Shaw, who previously held the post, to the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is not ready at this time to make a pronouncement on whether the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) should be accorded the powers to arrest and prosecute members of the security forces who...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that after two years in office, he is now at the point where a decision will be made shortly to reshuffle his Cabinet. Speaking in a one-on-one interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Holness reasoned that there were...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Charging that the People's National Party (PNP) has been tinkering with land titling for years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his administration was far down the track in putting in place plans to register thousands of acres of land.In his...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With a 16 per cent increase in the murder rate to date, compared with the similar period last year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to address national-security concerns in his contribution to the Budget Debate this afternoon. He will also...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has suggested that former director of elections Orrette Fisher was pressured out of his job because of his agitation for a reverification of the current voters' list.In his contribution to the Budget Debate in...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security's Rehabilitation Programme Policy (RPP) has come under serious scrutiny from Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, who has reported that staff members at the ministry are benefiting from the funds earmarked...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is contemplating plans to offset a $9-billion debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for streetlights by selling its 20 per cent stake in the light and power company.Finance and...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A visit by the Gleaner news team to Sovereign Centre in St Andrew to see if persons with disabilities have easy access to designated parking for them revealed that many able-bodied persons occupied those spaces with impunity.This reporter quizzed...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is moving to position the country's state-owned oil refinery as one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the region, declared Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said that Petrojam Limited would be upgraded to supply the energy...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The beleaguered state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is projecting a dramatic increase in its loss from operations for the new financial year 2018-2019.For the new fiscal year, the bus company's losses from operations are...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

"The Speaker!" The emphatic pronouncement by Kevin Williams, marshal to the Houses of Parliament, on the arrival in the chamber of the referee of the Lower House, will proceed from his vocal chords for the final time today, as he moves on to new...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Members of the Upper House yesterday passed legislation with five amendments to absolve certain national heroes from criminal liability in specified events. However, one lawmaker urged his colleagues to insert in the proposed law that the country's...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Lawmakers yesterday voted unanimously to extend the state of public emergency in St James by three months, sending a strong signal to the criminal underworld that legislators were in unison as they approved a resolution to cramp the record murder...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has been combing through the accounts of government ministries and agencies and has tabled her report to the nation's Parliament. Here is some of what she has uncovered...

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