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Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness rebuked adversaries of the controversial National Identification System (NIDS) as he drummed up political support around the issue in West Kingston, the toughest stronghold for his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).NIDS, which...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Principal of the Wolmer's Boys' High School Dr Walton Small is likely to be named as the next candidate for the People's National Party (PNP) in South St James, to replace veteran Member of Parliament (MP) Derrick Kellier.Small is also the president...

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

Cabinet has approved the development of a national natural disaster risk-financing policy."The policy will target both pre-disaster, meaning mitigation, resilience measures, and post-disaster risk transfer measures and how to plan for and better...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesman on Finance Mark Golding says that Jamaica has the option of withdrawing from some international treaties and aligning itself with countries that are more like-minded in order to fully legalise marijuana.He made the suggestion...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has lamented the implementation deficit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), noting that there has to be improvement if the region is to tackle issues such as climate change and...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 800 new students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, have been deregistered for failing to pay their tuition fee or arranging a payment scheme, and there are claims that more than twice that number of returning...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Andrew Holness-led administration has promised the fearful and concerned residents of central Kingston that it will not neglect them, as the much-talked-about development of the National Heroes Park and surrounding areas takes shape.According to...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

George Davis, president of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), has added his voice to the global condemnation over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but has gone further to urge vigilance in the local space, urging journalists to cry...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has trumpeted that developers are buying into the vision of the Government and have moved to capitalise on infrastructural works now under way to modernise the city of Kingston.He said that requests are coming in for...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition spokesman on Finance Mark Golding says the People's National Party (PNP) has a more creative approach to using the more than $45 billion of unclaimed funds in bank accounts to help the medium, small and micro enterprise (MSMEs) sector.He...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A little over a week after financial and data firm Bloomberg announced the Jamaica Stock Exchange as having the best rally in the world for 2018, the University of the West Indies (The UWI) has disclosed that it is considering going public through...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is insisting that there will be no increase in tuition fees to reflect the regional institution's recent placing among the top five per cent of the world's best institutions as published by...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has been backed by Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, who, too, is adamant that change must come to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) if the issues of crime and violence are to be brought under...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Four past students, including the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), have been added to the St George's College Hall of Fame.PSOJ President Howard Mitchell, Robert Hill, Clovis Metcalfe and Phillip Wong were the latest...

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...

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