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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...

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

Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda has responded to whispers in agriculture circles that the ministry is moving to sever ties with the long-established Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).Addressing the opening ceremony of the 63rd staging of the...

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

University of the West Indies' senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Damien King, was forced to fend off an onslaught of criticisms from Opposition-backed supporters on the weekend, following his pronouncement that the Banking Services...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics Dr Damien King has declared that the end of devaluation has come.Speaking at a policy discussion forum, The End of Devaluations? The Implications for Businesses and the Economy of Jamaica's New Exchange...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) William Mahfood has questioned why businesses are not cutting prices on consumer goods in the wake of the appreciation of the Jamaican dollar.Mahfood, who is also chairman of the...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) prospective candidate for the North West St Andrew by-election, Dr Nigel Clarke, is promising consultation with residents should he succeed in his bid to replace Derrick Smith as member of parliament on March 5....

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

Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting is rejecting the notion that the leading cause of violence is the country's high poverty.The member of parliament for Central Manchester who had portfolio responsibility for national security in the...

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

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced March 5 as the date voters in North West St Andrew will go to the polls to elect their new member of parliament.Nomination day will be February 12, Holness also announced.The prime minister made the announcement...

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

The region's attempt at integrating into a single market is taking too long and the progress is moving too slowly, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi has...

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

A prominent member of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has rushed to the defence of the under-pressure Minister of National Security Robert Montague even as calls mount in that quarter for him to be sacked over the escalating crime...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former member of parliament and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) veteran, Derrick Smith, has accused the party's general secretary, Dr Horace Chang, of issuing to him the "greatest disrespect of his political career" as the squabble over who should take...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Amid the consistent complaints from fresh university graduates about the low wages being offered in the job market, a senior business executive is imploring them to take advantage of every employment opportunity, despite the initial low remuneration...

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

With the strong backing of the United States, authorities in Jamaica are vowing to strengthen their efforts in combating people-smuggling as concerns grow over the shocking scale of the crime in the country.Even as Jamaica continues to make stride...

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

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, former councillor Audley Gordon, and Smith's son Duane, who is sitting councillor, are the early names being whispered as possible...

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