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Stories by Debbie-Ann Wright

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 11:33 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

Human rights groups have told a human rights commission that in the absence of a legal framework for pretrial detentions, Jamaican lock-ups have morphed into long-term prisons, where inmates are often tortured. The groups, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) and Amnesty International...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 6:30 PMDebbie-Ann Wright

The Jamaican government today shunned an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearing examining the alleged unlawful detention of persons by the Jamaican police.

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 9:48 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has instructed the board of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to bring in the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) to investigate certain projects completed under the...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:56 PMDebbie-Ann Wright

Political commentator Kevin O’Brien Chang has described as crazy the fact that Dr Shane Alexis is seeking to enter the Jamaican Parliament despite him not being a Jamaican citizen. Chang notes that, as a member...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 10:47 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

Another regional politician is questioning the continued separation among Caribbean countries despite years of the proposed Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). Speaking at the opening of the People’s National Party annual...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 9:51 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disagreed with local officials that Jamaica will be able to achieve two per cent or more growth this fiscal year. At a press conference last evening, the leader of the IMF’s review team which visited...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 10:52 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is insisting it’s the security forces which should take the lead in giving updates on activities in the zones of special operations (ZOSO) and not the political authorities. He was speaking in...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 2:31 PMDebbie-Ann Wright

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that many Jamaican communities currently fit the main criteria for being declared special zones for security operations and the list will have to be further narrowed down based on the availability of...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 1:26 PMDebbie-Ann Wright

Education and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, has announced that $200 million is to be spent this year on the pilot project to provide transportation to needy students in rural Jamaica. He disclosed the budget at this morning’s post-...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 11:13 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

One trade unionist is warning the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to expect several lawsuits in relation to its treatment of contract workers. President of the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, Vincent Morrison, says...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

National Security Minister Robert Montague is declaring that the latest flare-up of crime in St James has been contained following the additional deployment of police and military assets to the parish since Thursday night.He said the activities of...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2016 | 1:42 PMDebbie-Ann Wright, News Editor - Radio

A new study on the state of housing in Jamaica has highlighted a number of negative implications of the shift of residential construction out of the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA), facilitated by the country...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMDebbie-Ann Wright

Allowing voting from places such as hospitals and nursing homes is among the options the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will be weighing as it grapples with increasing apathy among Jamaican electors.Fewer than 48 per cent of registered voters...

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