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Stories by Arthur Hall

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...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:06 AMArthur Hall

Criticisms over the Government's failure to introduce far-reaching legislative changes, including those to fix the date for general election and introduce impeachment options for parliamentarians, have been rejected by Prime Minister Andrew Holness....

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has vowed that the major legislative changes he proposed during the lead-up to the 2016 general election will beimplemented, but he is just not prepared to give a commitment as to when.Going in to the February 25, 2016,...

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

Members of the Andrew Holness-led Cabinet have six more months to prove to him that they deserve to keep their jobs.According to Holness, while the ministers were not given the job descriptions he had promised in the lead-up to the general election...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is confident that his administration has brought fresh hope to Jamaicans in the almost one year that it has formed the Government.Tomorrow marks one year since he led the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a one-seat win...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Crime and corruption are to get special attention from the Andrew Holness-led administration as it moves into its second year as government, however, the prime minister is advising Jamaicans not to expect any tough, knee-jerk actions.During an...

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

Persons held in Jamaica's prisons who have been deemed 'unfit to plead' could be moved into a more fitting environment if the Government accepts the recommendations of the Mental Health and Homelessness Task Force, established by Minister of Health...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:34 AMArthur Hall

The police force has rejected claims that poor investigation by its detectives is one of the major reasons for the low conviction rate under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisation) Act, better known as the 'anti-gang legislation...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Despite the knowledge that the high level of crime could cost him his job and even cost his party the next general election, National Security Minister Robert 'Bobby' Montague is not supporting calls to curtail some civil liberties to tackle the...

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