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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...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica and other Caribbean states must quickly change their crime-fighting strategies if the runaway problem they now face is to be tamed, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in a study released last week.The study, dubbed '...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A plan to graduate persons from the social safety net Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) is among the measures now before the Cabinet as part of the review of the system.A review of PATH, the Government's main social...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Up to late yesterday, police investigators were still struggling to put together the sequence of events which ended with two young sisters dead, their 15-year-old brother being questioned and their mother getting medical help.So far, the police have...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Several Jamaican entities looking to employ persons in the period 2014 to 2016 faced great difficulties as many of those who applied for the jobs were just not ready for the working world. That’s one of the findings of the just released...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Upbeat about the prospects for Jamaica, more than 80 per cent of the 660 firms which participated in the latest Ministry of Labour and Social Security commissioned, National Labour Market Survey are designing plans to grow and expand their...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Reports are now surfacing that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) could lose up to $100 million by staging the 42nd annual conference of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Montego Bay, St James, next month....

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is confident that its electoral fortunes will not be impacted by the change of leadership in the opposition People's National Party (PNP).Dr Peter Phillips is set to replace Portia Simpson Miller as president...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) has joined its tourism counterpart in expressing disagreement with the Government's decision to move money from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Consolidated Fund.In a letter to Finance Minister...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Despite facing a projected accumulated loss of $3 billion, the leadership of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is expressing confidence that it is taking the right steps to turn things around, with a projected profit this fiscal year proof that it...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Member of Parliament (MP) for Western Hanover Ian Hayles is defending his decision to go to court to block the publication of a report by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) despite criticisms that he is opening a constitutional conundrum."...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Accountant General's Department (AGD) has so far racked up a bill of almost $76 million to lease the ground floor of the old Oceana Hotel building in downtown Kingston, which it is yet to occupy.To compound the seeming waste of taxpayers' money...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Illegal gun and ammunition dealers have reportedly flooded the island with nine millimetre (9mm) bullets, with criminals having a field day.Sunday Gleaner sources have pointed to several communities in the Corporate Area, Clarendon and St James,...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:18 AMArthur Hall

The Government's decision to increase the special consumption tax (SCT) on alcohol could cause Red Stripe to scrap plans to spend US$20 million to put in a...

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