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Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The alleged mastermind of the Uchence Wilson Gang exhaled heavily on Thursday as Chief Justice Bryan Sykes found him and several cronies guilty on several major charges. It is a major turn in the course of the case. Up until yesterday, for...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The lawyer representing the family of Jodian Fearon, the first-time mother whose death drew national outrage because she was denied access to healthcare at several hospitals, has strongly disagreed with the decision of Jamaica’s chief prosecutor...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The returning who was at the centre of a ballot controversy in Clarendon North Western has gone into retirement. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) lists Cecil Peters as the returning officer for the constituency. Director of Elections...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The bitter relationship between People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Lisa Hanna and one councillor in the St Ann South Eastern constituency, Lydia Richards, has entered a new chapter with the latter throwing her support behind Mark...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The woman who is said to be the girlfriend of alleged gang leader Uchence Wilson was freed of one charge by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes on Tuesday in the ongoing criminal case now in its final stages before the court. Sykes, in his summation, said...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A fierce political battle for the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) between front runners Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna got under way on Sunday, with November 7 set for the climactic run-off for presidency of the deeply divided 82-year-...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Two men who were on trial for allegedly being part of the Uchence Wilson Gang were freed on Tuesday of knowingly providing a benefit to a criminal organisation. Ricardo Serju and Jermaine Stewart were found not guilty in the Home Circuit Court. On...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A landmark Supreme Court decision ruling as unconstitutional the months-long detention of five men without charge could doom the Holness administration’s much-touted plans to use states of emergency (SOEs) as a long-term crime-fighting measure....

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Donald Keith Duncan, one of the legendary generals of the People’s National Party (PNP) who steered it during the tumultuous upheaval of the 1970s, is dead, forced to retreat from the political battlegrounds where the coronavirus was an invisible...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the People’s National Party (PNP) set to enter another round of leadership changes within three months, various groups in the 89-year-old party are already lining up behind two presumptive candidates although nominations have not yet been...

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

The prime minister has dusted off much of his old Cabinet and brought it into full function for his second term. Andrew Holness on Friday announced his full Cabinet, but there are few changes from the one that was in place prior to the September 3...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) has still not settled on a way forward in the short term as the highly anticipated Monday night executive meeting to review the offer of resignation from party President Dr Peter Phillips did not take place....

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

While asserting that his administration is committed to closing the digital divide in Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Monday plans to develop a national payment system. However, he said the Government will first ensure that...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used his post-inauguration speech on Monday to signal a shift in how he would manage his emerging Cabinet, suggesting he would devolve more power and authority to his ministers while demanding accountability. Holness...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In agony, precipitated by a massive defeat at the polls on Thursday, People’s National Party (PNP) faithfuls who gathered at the party’s headquarters in St Andrew insisted that the losers who had orchestrated the leadership troubles of the party...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pearnel Charles Sr, the veteran trade unionist and agitator, is bowing out of politics but will watch as his offspring carry on the family legacy in Parliament. Pearnel Charles Jr crushed the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Patricia Duncan...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine South Eastern could not survive the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) tsunami that covered the island on Thursday as Colin Fagan of the People’s National Party (PNP) suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Robert Miller. It is the first time...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness might have been too courteous to People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips in Saturday night’s leadership debate by not rubbishing the manifesto that the latter’s party has published, veteran Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) still expects its campaign to continue full speed ahead into the September 3 general election even as one of its senior troops on the front line has been forced to retire from the grounds of the battle after...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Economist Dr Peter-John Gordon has warned of spiralling unemployment in the wake of Jamaica’s central bank’s chilling projection of a seven to 10 per cent contraction in the economy for fiscal year 2020-21. He believes that the economic crisis is...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Touting that he has worked hard in the just-concluded term as member of parliament for St Elizabeth South West, Floyd Green has made it clear that his campaign for re-election is based on a legacy of performance in the rural constituency. The...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Veteran Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters and workers in Clarendon South Eastern have rejected claims that the People’s National Party (PNP) could break their dominance and snatch the constituency in the September 3 polls. The PNP’s Patricia...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Surrogates of Horace Dalley, the veteran People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in Clarendon Northern, are brimming with confidence ahead of the September 3 general election. Dalley has been the member of parliament for the Clarendon...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Although not in overwhelming numbers, a majority of Jamaicans disagree with the Government’s decision to restart the tourism industry on June 15 after it was initially shut down because of major outbreaks in Europe and North America from which most...

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

An RJRGLEANER-Don Anderson poll that shows overwhelming public support for the Holness administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic has rankled the opposition spokesman on health, who believes that Jamaicans have bought into a “false”...

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