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Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The row between the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn and Isat Buchanan, one of the attorneys representing incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, has deepened. The DPP on Thursday threatened to report Buchanan to the...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Argentine football star Diego Maradona cast his ‘Hand of God’ goal in the crucial 1986 World Cup play-off as a vengeful strike against England four years after the British crushed an invading force in a bitter war over the Falklands Islands. The...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s public service is being robbed of at least $4 billion yearly because of elaborate tax avoidance and tax-evasion schemes used by some companies, a new report has suggested. Fingers are being pointed particularly at multinational...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With factions in the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) at daggers drawn, newly elected President Mark Golding is urging Comrades to unite even as challengers declare their hand to take on his preferred candidates for two key party posts....

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A huge spike in COVID-19 cases looms over the Christmas season, which could put pressure on hospital bed spaces, with males at a higher risk of dying if Jamaicans let down their guards against the coronavirus in the coming weeks, the health...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal has quashed a 2015 ruling of the Supreme Court that had awarded approximately $40 million to the family of 16-year-old Tahjay Rowe, who sustained brain damage when he was born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. The court has...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Eager politicians were on Tuesday urged to temper their expectations about how far a $1-billion road programme will help in restoring Jamaica’s flood-hit corridors after weeks of rainstorms. Each of the 63 constituencies will be allocated $15...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert had a quiet burial amid few mourners on Sunday, a stark contrast to a bombastic career in which his distinctive voice and infectious smile made millions of fans across the globe and transformed stages into...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Newly appointed Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding sent a strong message to the Holness administration on Tuesday, warning that he would keep the Government in check and be fearless in reining in corruption and malfeasance. Golding, 55,...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The search for a new president of the People’s National Party (PNP) ends today. After weeks of wooing delegates to become the sixth president of the PNP, both Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna have expressed confidence that they will be declared the...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna, one of the contenders in the race to become the next president of the People’s National Party (PNP), says Comrades who engage in nasty mudslinging should be sanctioned. Hanna, who was speaking at a press conference held at the party...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government has thrown a $120-million lifeline to the fisheries industry which has been tanking under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Portfolio Minister Floyd Green told Parliament on Tuesday that productivity in the sector has fallen as...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Much has been said about the delegates’ list, which will be used in the People’s National Party’s (PNP) presidential election as Lisa Hanna and Mark Golding face off this Saturday. The list of nearly 3,400 names mainly comprises group...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Upon the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) sweeping to power in a 51-9 seat blowout in the 1980 general election, veteran politician Mike Henry recalls that the Government was formed in crisis mode as there was only enough food in the island to last for...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:08 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Professor Trevor Munroe, a radical of the turbulent 1970s, has now admitted that it was “inappropriate” to weaponise Edward Seaga’s race in a struggle to advance the democratic socialist agenda which opponents said bordered communism. The Message...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lambert Brown, the now-veteran trade unionist who was a loud voice in the leftist Workers Party of Jamaica (WPJ), laments that the war between the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) leading up to the October 30, 1980,...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

One human rights lobby has backed a raft of recommendations for improving the island’s justice system to prevent mentally ill persons accused of crimes being abused or detained in the penal system, where they could end up being lost for decades....

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

It is a tale that has spread far and wide: the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was helping the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to boot the Michael Manley-led People’s National Party (PNP) from Government as the Cold War intensified. But...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The historic electoral whupping of the People’s National Party (PNP) of October 30, 1980, at the hands of the Edward Seaga-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) still evokes raw emotions today. Sixty seats were contested and the JLP won 51. That victory...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Although few in number because of coronavirus gathering restrictions, mourners turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Donald Keith Duncan at his official funeral inside the University Chapel in St Andrew. Even as dark clouds hovered over the...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The long-running case between the Hope Pastures residents in St Andrew and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is headed for trial. The Court of Appeal yesterday said the JPS was under a statutory obligation to supply electricity by underground...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:34 PMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna became the first official candidate in the November 7 race for the president of the People’s National Party (PNP), submitting nomination papers yesterday afternoon. Hanna, backed by a number of women in the PNP, including Imani Duncan...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna has picked up the endorsement of two key People’s National Party (PNP) operatives as the campaign for the presidency of the 82-year-old political organisation intensifies. PNP Vice President Phillip Paulwell yesterday threw his lot in...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Key surrogates of the Lisa Hanna and the Mark Golding campaigns say that they are shunning vote-buying as they prepare to shift gears heading into the November 7 battle for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP). Writing in The...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that access to water is a human right, Opposition Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns is pushing for the Government to enforce building orders which make it mandatory for developers to have water-harvesting systems in multifamily dwellings. But...

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