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Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 8:00 AMEdmond Campbell

General Secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness will, this week, hold consultations with his colleagues to set a timetable for the holding of by-elections in the St Andrew South West...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

After a firm resolve yesterday from Leader of Government Business in the Upper House Kamina Johnson Smith that debate and passage of the Pensions (Public Service) Act will go on, despite appeals to delay it from her opposition counterpart, Mark...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

While members of the Upper House deliberated on a bill to amend the pensions law, a tense standoff was unfolding between a team from the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the police almost on the doorsteps of Gordon House.The Gleaner understands that members...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

While the heads of the security forces mull areas for which they will write the prime minister for him to declare zones of special operations to tackle escalating crime, one lawmaker wants the Government to identify areas that are in dire need of...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The impunity with which criminals carry out their unlawful acts appears to have been on full display yesterday a few metres across from Gordon House - the seat of Jamaica's legislature - where a gunman reportedly shot and injured a man at the corner...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Calling her rival, Angela Brown Burke, "my sister", in the race to represent the People's National Party in St Andrew South West, councillor for the Payne Land Division Audrey Smith-Facey is expressing confidence that on Sunday, the majority of...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A charity organisation formed by members from the Jamaican diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK) is peeved that an ambulance it donated to Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, has been languishing at Kingston Wharves for 11 months while the...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite having "personal feelings" on a bill to amend the National Housing Trust (NHT) Act to withdraw $11.4 billion from the housing agency over the next four years for budgetary support, Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration has pumped an additional $2.574 billion into the Ministry of National Security to assist in rolling out the Zones of Special Operations crime initiative, which is intended to target communities rocked by rampant...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The management of Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine is giving the assurance that security measures have been stepped up there in the wake of two recent attacks on medical personnel that have left the victims traumatised.On Saturday night, a...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With members of the Jamaican diaspora expressing serious interest in pouring investments into the local health sector, the Government, through its trade and investment promotion vehicle, JAMPRO, is working feverishly with the health ministry to...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Nearly six months after the Andrew Holness administration rejected a J$5.5 billion offer by the United Kingdom (UK) government to help construct a new adult correctional facility in Jamaica, a British diplomat has said the door is still open for the...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Jamaica David Fitton says Commonwealth countries such as Jamaica should position themselves to hold pivotal trade talks with the United Kingdom at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting slated for April...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council, Dr Lucien Jones, has said the new Road Traffic Act should be introduced at the same time the proposed traffic ticket amnesty is being implemented, to deter motorists from flagrantly breaking the law...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Member of Parliament for St Catherine South, Fitz Jackson, is making it clear that he has not retreated on plans to retable a controversial bill to amend the Banking Services Act, noting that he is "resolute and no effort at frustration is going...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Senator K.D. Knight has expressed reservations about placing both parliamentarians and public-sector workers under a single anti-corruption body, indicating that the searchlight on lawmakers may be dimmed with another 50,000 public...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite lingering concerns about some provisions in the Zones of Special Operations Bill, opposition senators joined their Government counterparts to pass the legislation, signalling that the Andrew Holness administration is one step closer to...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid on Thursday declared that the Andrew Holness administration would shortly be responding, in Parliament, to the findings and recommendations of the contractor general in the so-called debushing...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:48 AMEdmond Campbell

Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid says Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to respond to the report of the probe by the Office of Contractor General (OCG) into the controversial $800 million de-bushing project. Senator Reid says Prime...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:37 AMEdmond Campbell

An advocacy group has told legislators that the law should not allow rape victims who become pregnant to have an abortion. In a submission to the joint select committee reviewing Jamaica’s Sexual Offences Act and related laws, the Pregnancy...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:15 AMEdmond Campbell

Women’s rights advocacy group Tambourine Army says the law should be amended to impose a mandatory life sentence for the rape of a child. Co-founder Nadeen Spence argued before the joint select committee of Parliament reviewing the...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Wide-ranging presentations were made yesterday to the joint select committee of Parliament reviewing the Sexual Offences Act and related laws, with four groups registering strong positions on several issues such as abortion, sexual offences against...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 6:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Government and the parliamentary Opposition yesterday moved from positions that threatened to divide them on a critical piece of law to fight crime to near unanimity after hours of deliberations to tweak the so-called Zones of Special Operations...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has defended the decision of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to put the force of his office behind the Zones of Special Operations Bill that was crafted to cramp spiralling crime that has left Jamaica bleeding....

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 PMEdmond Campbell

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is recommending that a declaration of a Zone of Special Operations should be put to lawmakers to decide rather than giving the prime minister such substantial power in council. Chairman of Jamaicans for Justice Horace...

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