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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...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Former Member of Parliament, the People's National Party's (PNP) Hugh Buchanan, seems set to be sent packing when the votes are counted in St Elizabeth South West come Thursday.The latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has signalled that...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

If, as is widely expected, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness retains his seat come Thursday, he could walk into the new Parliament with his wife Juliet at his side.That's according to the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Political observers are all agreed that the results in 12 to 16 seats could determine which party gets the nod to form the government after the votes are counted on Thursday.The race is expected to be close in some of the marginal seats across the...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:24 AMArthur Hall

  Labourites and Comrades in Eastern St Andrew know it’s a tight race between the People’s National Party’s Andre Hylton, who is defending the fewer than 500 votes margin he won by in 2011, and Fayval Williams, who is...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

After a surprise 227-vote defeat in St Mary Western in 2011, the Jamaica Labour Party's Robert 'Bobby', Montague seems set to return to the House of Representatives after the votes are counted on February 25. Montague, a then minister in the Andrew...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The people of St Mary Western have one message to whoever is elected to represent them on February 25: "We want work."The lack of employment in the area is by far the most pressing concern for residents, followed by bad road conditions, crime, and...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Fewer than half the 1.8 million persons on the latest voters' list have a favourable opinion of the governing People's National Party (PNP) despite every indication that it will be elected for another term when the votes are counted on February 25....

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Political candidates who might want to flout the law and pay persons to vote for them come February 25 will have to fork out a low of $1,000 to more than $10,000 for each vote.The latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has found that 13 per...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

With every indication that almost half of the just over 1.8 million electors on the latest voters' list are not planning to vote in the February 25 general election, and with a close race expected, there are indications that money could be the...

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

With 18 days left before Jamaicans go to the polls, two research teams from the University of the West Indies, using different methods, have projected that the People's National Party (PNP) will be back in power when the votes are counted.Using the...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:16 PMArthur Hall, Senior News Editor

Outgoing Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew Damion Crawford has denied reports that he has resigned from the People’s National Party (PNP). News broke early this morning that Crawford had walked away from the party in a huff after...

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

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is taking credit for Jamaica not experiencing the disruption and street protests recorded by several other countries that have implemented similar punishing fiscal measures over the past few years.But university...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Jamaica has been ranked 50th of the 113 countries included in the latest measure of the state of democracy around the world by the Global Democracy Ranking and leads the regional states with a population of more than one million.But Professor Trevor...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting strong interest from potential investors to its latest effort to find qualified bidders to deliver 37 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to the national grid."It is going very smoothly, the bids...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

HEAD OF the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) Albert Gordon is warning that Jamaica is facing a major water crisis, and this is not because of the almost inevitable drought that will come next year."There is a crisis in that the infrastructure...

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