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Stories by Arthur Hall

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The government should soon roll out several new measures to address the crime monster which has claimed more than 1,300 lives across the island since the start of this year.Minister of National Security Robert Montague last Thursday started a series...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

It has been a cash-fuelled by-election season.The Government has admitted spending some $250 million on infrastructure works in the constituency, but the Opposition says the expenditure has been closer to $500 million.But that is just the start of...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland has called for a 'coalition of the just' to tackle the scourge of organised crime.Going into a recent meeting of Commonwealth law ministers in The Bahamas, where it was noted that member...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

One of the most anticipated legal rulings in Jamaica in recent time is expected to be handed down in the Supreme Court on Friday when Justice Viviene Harris rules how much the international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, should pay to Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

With one week to go before voters in South East St Mary go to the polls in a by-election, Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj is projecting a victory for the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Norman Dunn, but he has warned the JLP that its win is not...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

One month after Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica, Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland remains heartbroken over the devastation to the small island which is the land of her birth."It was absolutely heart-breaking," Scotland told...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica’s ailing justice system could be given a lifeline when the Commonwealth Secretariat unveils a package of legislative reform tools following a meeting of the groups’ law ministers in Nassau, Bahamas, which ends today...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica continues to rank among the countries that most respect freedom of information in the world, gaining two places to eight in the recently released Press Freedom Index 2017 by Reporters Without Borders.But organisers of a Media and Information...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has criticised the Andrew Holness administration for what he says is its failure, since being elected Government, to continue the necessary reform of the economy at the pace that is needed."I think what is clear...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Government has made no secret of its plan to leverage business process outsourcing (BPO) to drive Jamaica's economic growth, but members of the local private sector are not all convinced about the sustainability of this fast-growing industry."I...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 11:04 AMArthur Hall

Jamaicans remain upbeat about the country’s economic prospects, although the reality of the slower than anticipated rate of growth over the past 18 months has tempered some of the expectations. That’s the finding of the latest...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

It will be one of the most crucial by-elections in Jamaica's recent political history when voters in St Mary South East go to the polls on Monday, October 30.At the same time, voters in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West will also go to the...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Two of Jamaica's leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the island's toughest inner-city communities have warned that the fight against the crime monster will not be won unless they are given a formal role in the battle.Less than...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today expected to announce a date in the week of October 23-27 for voters in three constituencies which are without representation in Parliament to go to the polls.Holness will headline a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Major players in Jamaica's energy sector are continuing to endorse the decision to introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the country's energy mix despite indications that the saving could be much lower than was initially anticipated.Addressing...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Tired of burying their sons, a group of mothers in Salt Spring, St James, have joined together to say enough is enough, and they are calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to help them by declaring the community the island's second zone of special...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Scores of Jamaicans who depend on the National Health Fund (NHF) for benefits could be at risk as the agency faces a cash crisis that has developed because it cannot collect billions of dollars from beneficiaries, including the Ministry of Health.At...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Having suffered the agony of being declared the winner on election day and then losing the seat by five votes in the magisterial recount, Dr Norman Dunn is determined to make no mistakes this time around whenever voters in South East St Mary are...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

New president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), Gary Allen, has urged regional media to sharpen their focus on press freedom while underscoring the value of the existing indigenous broadcasters to the region's continuing development....

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The tears which flowed down the faces of members of People's National Party (PNP) with the untimely death of Member of Parliament for St Mary South East Dr Winston Green last week could increase this week as Comrades face the frightening prospect of...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Deputy Chairman of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Dennis Meadows is now the subject of a probe by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).In a release yesterday, chairman of the FLA Dennis Wright said he has asked MOCA to...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told members of his Cabinet that they will not be allowed first preference to purchase the vehicles assigned to them after three years.This follows confirmation that between January 2015 and December 2016, sixteen...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Buoyed by the success of its deal with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) and agreements with Red Stripe and Jamalco, the international firm New Fortress Energy is bullish on its prospects locally.The company has already started delivering...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to seek help from the police after fires at five of its waste-disposal sites between April and June.Executive director of the NSWMA Audley Gordon said that the latest fire occurred early...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Ministry of National Security has accepted a recommendation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that Jamaica and other Caribbean states must quickly change their crime-fighting strategies if the runaway problem they now face is to be...

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