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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...

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

Fireworks are expected today at the first meeting of the People's National Party's (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) since its February 25 defeat at the polls.PNP sources last week indicated that they expect a fiery session when Comrades meet...

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

More than 700 persons who are healthy and able to go home are continuing to occupy beads in public hospitals, putting a further strain on the ailing health sector.Data compiled by the Ministry of Health shows almost every hospital playing host to...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Cabinet's plan to divest the State-owned horse racing company, Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), could be stalled in the starting gates following legal action by former champion jockey Shane Ellis.The Supreme Court last week granted an injunction...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Head of the police Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen has promised to have his teams in place to minimise disruptions on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston come Monday when a multimillion-dollar road improvement undertaking will begin....

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The swearing-in of a new Parliament is a momentous occasion for any country, and Jamaica is no different as it prepares for members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to take their seats on the government benches in Gordon House today.Yesterday, the...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

While, publicly, members of the People's National Party (PNP) are refusing to ascribe blame for the defeat in the just-concluded general election, privately, it appears that the proverbial 'long knives' have been drawn and they are aimed mainly at...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 2:00 PMArthur Hall, Senior News Editor

Paul Burke, the under pressure People’s National Party (PNP) general secretary, has urged Comrades to blame him if they are desperate to point fingers at anyone for the party’s loss in the recent general elections. “If the party...

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

Outgoing Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has returned the vehicle, phone and diplomatic passports given to her when she was appointed to head the ministry in 2012.Hanna's handover came hours before Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 10:13 AMArthur Hall

People’s National Party (PNP) President, Prime Minister Portia Simpson — Miller, has expressed confidence that she will remain in the top job when the votes are counted later this evening. After casting her vote at the Whitfield Town...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 9:08 AMArthur Hall

It’s Portia’s place, but the Comrades in South East St Andrew are taking no chances. From Maxfield Avenue to Payne Land to Whitefield Town and Majesty Gardens, they were out in their numbers already casting their votes — leaving...

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