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Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Bakari Sellers, the guest speaker at the People's National Party (PNP) opening night of the party's 80th annual conference, pounced on the issue of corruption even as he called for a strong pushback against the scourge.Sellers' address at the...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

PRESIDENT OF the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has contended that the Government is pursuing bad economic policy as it relates to the country's exchange rate, arguing that the slippage of the dollar against its US counterpart has...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With just five days to go before delegates decide who will occupy second-tier leadership in the People's National Party (PNP), the head of the party's secretariat, Julian Robinson, said the party is putting all in place for the election, which is...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has expressed strong optimism about the Jamaican economy as he looks forward to structural changes anticipated in the country's energy sector.According to Clarke, there is a revolution taking place in the energy...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Heading down the final stretch of his vice-presidential campaign, People's National Party (PNP) contender Damion Crawford has offered what he believes is the reason Prime Minister Andrew Holness is popular among the youth.Crawford, at the same time...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government has made it clear that its priority is to preserve what the Jamaican dollar can buy even as there are jitters in the market about the slide in the value of the currency against the United States dollar.Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Paul Buchanan, the man at the centre of growing controversy in the People's National Party's (PNP) organisation in Central Kingston, has rejected claims that he is plotting to overthrow the sitting member of parliament (MP) for the constituency,...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Registrar of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, is urging the Ministry of Education to put more emphasis on getting teachers ready to deliver the content of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), warning that their mindset...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Actor, writer and teacher Owen 'Blacka' Ellis is insisting that intelligent Jamaicans take their rightful place in the country and not allow ignorance and people with narrow views to take the lead.According to Ellis, some of the ideas now creeping...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Maxine Henry-Wilson's contribu-tion to public service extends way beyond politics, for which she is widely known."I am glad that the country, through the Government, has decided to honour me," she said.She told The Gleaner that her dedication to...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The revelation that mercantile trade extraordinaire Michael Anthony Ammar Jr is to be conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander came as a great surprise to both himself and his family.The 60-year-old, while elated, has...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Ignoring the call from Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke to take the foreign exchange debate off the political stage, Opposition Leader and President of the People's National Party, Dr Peter Phillips, last Sunday blasted the Government over its...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition continues to knock the Government over its handling of crime, with the latest crusader, Phillip Paulwell, member of parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, lamenting the flare-up of violence in the Corporate Area."They are...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

National Mathematics coordinator, Dr Tamika Benjamin, is warning that there is a great risk the gains made in student performance in mathematics over the past few years could be eroded if educators do not change their approach to teaching, by...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has told Prime Minister Andrew Holness to shut down his administration if he is unable to find a competent minister to replace Dr Andrew Wheatley at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy.It has been more...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has rejected suggestions coming from within the party that the vice-presidential election should not be held, fearing a massive fallout and political disruption in the aftermath.Mark Golding...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:59 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is pleading with employers to diversify their job requirements amid concerns from the top brass of the regional body that thousands are failing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A travel advisory published by the United States (US) Embassy sometime ago warning Americans visiting Jamaica to avoid certain communities, including Stand Pipe in St Andrew, was used as a stepping stone to forge a better relationship between the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

After years of battling the crisis of bad fishing practices that bung the growth of the fisheries sector, leading to dramatic depletion of the fish population in Jamaican waters, word from at least one concerned stakeholder group is that the fish...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday blasted the Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell, for demanding that the Government remove the special consumption tax (SCT) on fuel used to hedge against price increases.Paulwell has made...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

While there has been an apparent consensus on the need to address the growing crisis surrounding plastic bottle waste in the country, stakeholders continue to agonise over what method could be most appropriate to get citizens to recycle.According to...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Ransford Braham sought to dispel fears expressed at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night that the mass destruction of buildings and displacement of some residents would result from the planned...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

At least one resident is claiming that the strong opposition by some to the development of National Heroes Circle and the environs is being driven by politics.Hubert Henry, a resident of Allman Town in central Kingston, charged that politicians and...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As tension continues to mount over a prime piece of property in the vicinity of Devon House in St Andrew, the matter yesterday escalated into a chaotic scene as businessman Dwight Moore, a party in the dispute, remained defiant as men from Fudgies...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's nurses are being urged to make their voices "stronger and louder" if the nation is to gain a better healthcare system.Ethnie Miller-Simpson, chief branding officer and CEO of Zinergy International, in addressing the LASCO/Nurses'...

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