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Stories by Arthur Hall

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has scoffed at claims that his decision to appoint Bryan Sykes to act as the country's chief justice is an attempt to overstep the bounds into the affairs of the judiciary."The notion that the acting appointment is for...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has ditched diplomacy and reacted with anger over recent comments allegedly made by United States President Donald Trump in which Haiti, El Salvador and African countries were described as 's...holes'.According to...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has dismissed claims that it has been the stumbling block in a proposed US$500-million development of the historic Port Royal into an international tourism hot spot.Obviously stung by the allegations,...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica's Ministry of Health and officials of other countries have convinced the General Assembly and the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a review to recognise the medicinal properties of ganja.The 40th Expert...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Government minister in charge of investments, Daryl Vaz, is adamant that the Andrew Holness administration is committed to the redevelopment of Port Royal.Vaz told The Sunday Gleaner that claims that the planned redevelopment is being stalled by...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Several police divisions across the island were reporting an unusually high number of rank-and-file members calling in sick yesterday, prompting fears that the cops have stepped up their protest over the Government's failure to make them an improved...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

No more oaths to the Queen, a focus on community policing, and a new authority to monitor their performances are some of the changes proposed in the latest draft of legislation to rebrand the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).The draft document, seen...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Struggling to devise measures to stem the bloodletting in St James, where more than 310 persons have been killed since January, the leadership of the police force has scrapped its regular weekly review meeting tomorrow and instead summoned a high-...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Government has underscored its commitment to begin the early retirement of some civil servants this fiscal year with the allocation of $983 million to cover this cost in the First Supplementary Estimate of Expenditure for the fiscal year.Prime...

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...

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