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Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The machine at the centre of the controversial probe being carried out by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in Manchester can produce gun parts, according to attorney-at law John Junor, who is involved in the investigations.He has, however,...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is questioning the legitimacy of an investigation by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), surrounding allegations of the discovery of an arms-manufacturing machine in Manchester.Yesterday,...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People's National Party (PNP), has charged that the imposition of a second state of emergency since the start of the year is the Government's acknowledgement of its own policy failure in regards to combating crime...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pearnel Charles Sr, veteran Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member of parliament for North Central Clarendon, has said that while he has no objection to contenders showing interest in his seat, he objects "to people coming into the constituency while I...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Danny Roberts, head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, has warned trade unions that the contentious style of negotiations with Government could be counterproductive.He has cautioned the unions to be careful that the very...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 10:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The agitated Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) will today decide whether to accept the latest wage offer from the Government, even as there is a rush to pay back millions in retroactive sums which, according to the Government, cannot be delayed...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A mere month after the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) parachuted Dr Nigel Clarke into its stronghold of North West St Andrew triggering internal wrangling, another showdown is set to take place.This time it is in Clarendon North Central, where Speaker...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is pushing for the Judicial Services Commission to provide greater oversight of the judiciary.During his contribution to the 2018-19 Budget Debate, last Thursday, Phillips said it had been put forward in a 1993...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A threat to impose a tax on manufacturers involved in producing beverages might have been averted yesterday following the revelation that one of the country's largest drink manufacturers has responded to a plea from the Government to reduce the...

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

The five members of the new single anti-corruption body, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica, have been named.Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed the names of the members on Facebook on Saturday night.However, current...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Under-fire Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has refused to bow to public calls for him to apologise for saying Dr Nigel Clarke, inter alia, has “great British education and [was] sort of mimicking the values and the...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:05 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Though faced with the tough task of leading the charge to reduce crime and stamp out corruption in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), stakeholders have formed the strong opinion that Major Antony Anderson is a solid pick for police commissioner...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the debate over the Data Protection Bill now before a joint select committee of Parliament rages on, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has called for a balance to be struck between privacy rights, freedom rights, freedom of the press, and...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Economist Dr Damien King has sounded an ominous warning that the threat of United States President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and alumina is dangerous and will make countries poorer.There are possible implications for Jamaica...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has painted a picture of Dr Nigel Clarke, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate down to contest today's by-election for the North West St Andrew seat, against the backdrop of the dark colonial...

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

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has warned Caribbean countries to begin looking at ways to guard against crafty hackers who could compromise their democracy.He noted that technology has proven to be a twin-edged sword, notwithstanding its clear...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Another senior member of the Government has come out demanding that former colonisers "back pay" Jamaica and other Caribbean countries that they conquered for their economic benefit as the fight for reparations continues to gather steam.Minister of...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There was ample praise for the police from the motoring public on the weekend, following the cops' strong showing at 42 critical intersections in the Corporate Area, which helped to ease traffic flow in the bustling capital city.Many had braced for...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following the revelation that Britain was repaying slavery compensation to former plantation owners up to 2015, and as a part of the celebration of Black History Month, the National Council on Reparations (NCR) and the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

School officials at Mona High School are now hoping for the best for two students and a teacher who were injured in an explosion at the institution on Thursday.The explosion has triggered an investigation by the Ministry of Education and the Matilda...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reparation advocate and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon Mike Henry says he has completed a draft of a petition he plans to pursue all the way to the Privy Council against British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in relation to slavery and...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission, Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, has taken sharp aim at the British government over what he said has been their hypocritical stance against the movement for reparation...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is to be legal wrangling over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), as Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has signalled that he will be taking the law to the Constitutional Court for it to be struck down.Phillips, also People's...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is "tired of hearing people disrespecting the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)".Brown, speaking last week at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights inSt Andrew, said that while it was...

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