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Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday rapped the Government for failing to craft a Budget that cushioned the harsh realities facing the Jamaican people and slammed the administration’s preparations for COVID-19 that is now affecting the...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:35 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A second Charles entered the House of Representatives yesterday, marking a historic moment in its existence. Pearnel Charles Sr was given the honour of swearing in his son, who bears his name and now represents Clarendon South East, the seat...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dianne McIntosh, was yesterday forced to defend her staff after an irate opposition member of parliament expressed strong dissatisfaction with the work of the ministry. The spat stemmed...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the political temperature continues to rise as a general election draws nearer, the People’s National Party (PNP) has taken issue with at least two Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) constituency standard-bearers who now work in the civil service. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:26 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The deadly COVID-19 disease, now threatening to be a global pandemic, is bound to have an impact on Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ timing and scheduling of the upcoming general election, says Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Fearful private doctors are being told to prepare their offices for patients who could present with the deadly COVID-19 disease as the country continues to brace for its arrival and impact. Addressing a seminar held at The University of the West...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) received more than $100 million to battle in the April 4, 2019, Portland East by-election. Some 10 months after the dust has settled, with the JLP’s Ann Marie Vaz emerging...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Daniel Farquharson and his wife, Cheryl, had dreams of seeing their daughter, Daniella, enter medical school and were counting down the days till September for the birth of that reality. But in a horrific 48-hour experience, that dream vanished,...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for Central Manchester, Peter Bunting has said, while investigations continue into yesterday afternoon's explosion at Heaven's FESCO service station in the parish capital, Mandeville, there will be a...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, attacked the Andrew Holness administration on Sunday, charging that it had sabotaged Portmore, the bustling dormitory and commercial St Catherine town. Holness, who was in Portmore...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) surrogates last night ripped into the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Alando Terrelonge, the current member of parliament for St Catherine East Central, as they formally installed Dr Winston De La Haye to be the PNP’s...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Kari Douglas, the fiery councillor who ditched the People’s National Party (PNP) to join the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last week, was on the political hustings yesterday in as much a change of colour as tune. Douglas, who was at a JLP Area Council...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Executives at the Victoria Mutual Group are scrambling to cauterise a fallout resulting from a massive data breach that saw thousands of customer records being sent out in an email to an undisclosed number of clients. According to Victoria Mutual...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Today’s nomination for Clarendon South East is not expected to have the buzz and political flair as was the case with the previous two by-elections that have been held in recent times. That’s because, the People’s National Party (PNP) will not field a...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has defended calling a by-election for Clarendon South East, rebuffing criticism from the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), which is crying foul. Holness announced a by-election for the seat following the...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness launched a blistering broadside against self-serving politics yesterday, issuing a stern warning to those under his watch that he would not tolerate graft and self-enrichment as he eyes a second term...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters in Clarendon South East are convinced that Prime Minister Andrew Holness did the right thing in calling a by-election following the resignation of Member of Parliament Rudyard Spencer. Holness announced...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With a by-election looming in Clarendon South East in the aftermath of Member of Parliament Rudyard Spencer’s resignation in the House of Representatives last night, People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer Patricia Duncan Sutherland is...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Even as Prime Minister Andrew Holness cautions political supporters that he is not ready to send Jamaicans to the polls, he has urged canvassers and other party officials to get their house in order when he tolls the iconic bell. “One good term...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The non-disclosure agreements that were signed by former members of the troubled Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council are to take centre stage at Cabinet today. Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that he was “shocked” at a Sunday...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In his most aggressive defence of his Government’s national security policies, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that his administration has a more effective long-term strategy in curbing violent crime than the Opposition People’s National...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s population is predicted to nosedive by 50 per cent at the end of the century and present a development challenge for the country. This was revealed by the Caribbean Development Bank of Jamaica (CDB). Speaking at the annual Sir Arthur...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the People’s National Party (PNP) continues to ready itself for the calling of a general election, it is making a desperate effort to show unity. The late inclusion last week of Dr Dayton Campbell to the Shadow Cabinet was another attempt by the...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Knowing fully well how an election fever could quickly go cold, several electoral hopefuls expected to run on the People’s National Party’s (PNP) ticket at the next polls have been uneasy with the party’s aggressive New Year campaign. Yesterday,...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:43 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Uncertainty looms over the political future of People’s National Party (PNP) Vice-President Damion Crawford heading into the next general election, but campaign director Phillip Paulwell says the party is working to heal a new fracture. Crawford...

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