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Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Outgoing president of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller has warned Comrades of the possibility of a snap general election as the Holness administration, with its slim parliamentary majority, might attempt to take gain a broader...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Departing People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke has thrown down the gauntlet. He wants strong disciplinary action to be taken against the soft-spoken but outspoken South East St Ann Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, over comments...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Ministry of Finance is reportedly looking at former Contractor General Greg Christie to be the next head of the Jamaica Customs Agency.Sunday Gleaner sources say Christie is being hand-picked to replace Major Richard Reese, whose three-year...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:32 AMArthur Hall

A commitment to making Jamaica a safe place for residents and visitors alike keeps them on the job, even at the risk of their health. But the police in Montego Bay, St James, are desperate for help from the residents as they seek to tamp down the...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

They are coming under increased pressure to put a lid on crime in Montego Bay, St James, but the men and women on the front line are facing their own battles, which are often ignored by the public.With 21 active gangs in St James and 17 involved in...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The pain was obvious in her voice as she spoke with The Gleaner yesterday, less than 24 hours after she buried her brother, one of the 199 persons killed in St James since the start of the year.With the pain, there was also fear as the employee of a...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

There are whispers in local legal circles that international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, could make an offer to two local firms when they return to the Supreme Court tomorrow to start proceedings into the assessment of damages case involving all...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

For the first time in eight years, delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) will go to the polls to decide who should serve as president and vice-presidents of the 78-year-old party.While the contest for the post of president has received the...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

He is financing his campaign from a "piggy bank" rather than the traditional war chest, and he has no doubt it will take a Usain Bolt-like performance for him to cross the finish line in front, but Dr Enoch Karl Blythe is quietly confident that he...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The late Gleaner journalists Gary Wayne Spaulding and Glenroy Wayne Sinclair are among 46 Jamaicans appointed to the Order of Distinction, Officer Class, in this year's national honours and awards.The two, who died within hours of each other in June...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Two minor blips on the international pharmaceutical radar will face off with one of the giants of the industry, starting tomorrow when the Supreme Court begins to hear the assessment of damages case involving all three.The international...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The convulsions inside the People's National Party (PNP) since its surprise electoral defeat in February could worsen this week as more uncertainty hits the party with the opening of the period for nominees to contest for the posts of president and...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Declaring that he had nothing to hide, Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Friday presented sections of the media with the annual reports he has filed with the Integrity Commission since he became a member of the Government in 2007, and vowed to...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Executive director of National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe, has applauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for making public his filings to the Integrity Commission over the past 10 years.Munroe has also endorsed Holness' decision not to...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Sunday Gleaner sources in the People's National Party (PNP) are reporting that a review of the party's defeat in the recent general election has concluded that the decision not to participate in the national political debates was a fatal error that...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Still struggling to deal with the shock election defeat in February, the People's National Party (PNP) will continue its internal discussions today with the second 'Comrades Grassroot Reasoning' staged by its New Foundation groups.But with clear...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Opposition spokesman on finance Dr Peter Phillips has written to Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, urging her to probe claims made by Finance Minister Audley Shaw while closing the Budget Debate last Wednesday.According to Phillips, Shaw's...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

An interesting contest is shaping up for the four vice-president spots in the People's National Party (PNP) with the first member of the second-tier leadership of the still hurting party, Dr Wykeham McNeill, to throw his hat into the ring today.The...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Symbiote Investments Limited, the newest player in local mobile telecommunications sector, is vowing to use price and quality service to take on the big two, FLOW and Digicel.The company, which will operate as Caricel, says it will focus on the data...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

A miscalculation by some school administrators could be the cause of the reduced payments collected by some beneficiaries of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) this month.Under the rules, students have to attend classes...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Still smarting from its surprise defeat in the recent general election, the People's National Party (PNP) will continue to review the factors behind its loss and attempt to plot a way forward when Comrades meet in downtown Kingston today.But there...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:17 AMArthur Hall

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard and the Narcotics Police yesterday staged the largest maritime drug bust in Jamaica in more than 14 years, when they intercepted and seized 36 bales of cocaine during a major drug interdiction just off the...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The National Water Commission (NWC) has admitted that it has been incorrectly collecting a late fee of $250 from some of its customers even as it challenges the story published by The Sunday Gleaner last week, which first reported this unfair act....

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

New chairman of the General Legal Council (GLC), Allan Wood, QC, has his sights set on introducing more protection for persons who fall victims to unscrupulous attorneys.Wood was recently elected to succeed Michael Hylton, QC, who had led the GLC...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Eighty-six per cent of young Jamaicans believe persons in their age group (14 to 40) have faced some form of discrimination in Jamaica despite the island's motto, 'Out of Many, One People'.That's the finding of a just-concluded mobile youth survey...

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