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Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Hold those plans to call the next general election this year. That's the suggestion from a majority of Jamaicans to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller based on the latest Gleaner-Bill Johnson opinion polls.With senior officials of the governing...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Work is continuing apaceat the proposed Festival Marketplace and Food Bazaar, adjacent to the Kingston Craft Market, in downtown Kingston.The marketplace is intended to be one more element and attraction in the development of the Kingston Waterfront...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Armed with what she describes as a genuine love for the people and an unshakeable faith in God, Jacqueline Taylor-O'Gilvie believes she has the ammunition to do what no one else has been able to do in 35 years: defeat Karl Samuda in a general...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Forced to stave off frequent criticisms about the poor state of the infrastructure in the South West St Andrew constituency which she has represented for 33 years, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has vowed to do all she can to improve the area....

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Stung by the criticism he has received since telling supporters in his East Rural St Andrew constituency that his initial announcement that he would not seek re-election was just a "trick", Damion Crawford has moved to clear the air.Addressing...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 1:03 PMArthur Hall

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has vowed to lead the People’s National Party (PNP) to another victory in the next general elections. The Prime Minister made the statement while addressing party supporters at her South West St Andrew...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:07 AMArthur Hall

People’s National Party (PNP) president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has rejected claims that a lack of leadership is to be blamed for the problems now bedeviling the party. Addressing the annual conference of her South West St...

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

For some, it seemed inevitable, others expected it to last forever, but whatever their expectation, residents of Mandeville all agree that the 2009 closure of the Kirkvine bauxite plant was a body blow to the town and neighbouring communities.

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 11:04 PMArthur Hall, Senior News Editor

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's coalition government has been voted out of office in Trinidad and Tobago. In a close race based on preliminary results, Dr Keith Rowley's People’s National Movement (PNM) won 22 of the...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 1:06 PMArthur Hall, Senior Editor

Reports of a candidate sending out text messages this morning in a last ditch attempt to solicit votes, and long lines at some polling stations, are the only complaints so far after more than six hours of voting by citizens of Trinidad and Tobago...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad:The issue of the treatment of Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationals trying to enter Trinidad and Tobago has received no mention on the campaign stage as citizens of the twin-island republic prepare to go to the polls today....

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Opposition spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw is seeking to allay fears that recent public disagreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could mar relationships with multilateral agencies if the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is elected to form...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Caught-up in a dogfight to retain its hold on power in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the People's Partnership has turned to Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin to help pull out a bumper crowd for its final mass rally before Monday's...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Airlines around the world were yesterday warned to brace for a second straight night of disruptions of Jamaica's airports as a sickout by some air traffic controllers left the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) without sufficient manpower to...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The St Andrew South Police have vowed to step up the monitoring of dances and other entertainment events in the division in an effort to stamp out the practice of children attending these functions.The warning came after the police arrested 21...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Lured by the promise of sweet deals, including free handsets, hundreds of dollars in credit, and free SIM cards, Jamaicans have been taking advantage of number portability, which was introduced last week, and both Digicel and LIME are reporting...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

An inspirING performance from the pair of Bernard Blackwood and Gary Mowatt carried The Gleaner to a 76-59 victory over favourites, Campari, in the final of the National Association of Domino Bodies Kingston and St Andrew region Wray...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, armed with a strong endorsement of Jamaica's economic programme by the world's most powerful man, United States President Barack Obama, heads to Washington today for the spring meetings of the multinational...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 9:16 AMArthur Hall

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has welcomed the visit of United States President Barack Obama to the island. “The JAS, it’s Board of Management, the more than 220,000 farmers in Jamaica and...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 11:26 AMArthur Hall

It’s not yet decided whether US President Barack Obama will meet with Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, during his State visit to Jamaica next month. Consular for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Jamaica, Joshua Polacheck, says so far,...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Almost one year after the St Thomas police raised the red flag about parents in the parish pushing their children into sexual activities in return for money, the problem is continuing with fresh concerns about the impact this is having on the children...

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Downtown Kingston residents are not convinced that the latest redevelopment plans will bear fruitResidents of downtown Kingston have reacted cautiously to the news about the latest plan to revitalise the Kingston Waterfront.The Urban Development...

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Faced with mounting criticisms for his role in a scheme which the court has deemed unconstitutional, attorney-at-law Arthur Williams has moved to clear the air on the pre-signed letters used to oust him and fellow senator, Dr Christopher Tufton,...

Published:Sunday | February 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The leadership of the Hanover-based Tryall Club has scoffed at claims by one of the island's top hoteliers that he was not given the job as managing director of the facility because he is black.

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