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Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Auditor General's Department, in a case study of the operational performance of Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), has said that it was not assured that value for money was obtained from investment amounting to more than $800 million in the local...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris has called on the Government to make one primary and high school in each of the 63 constituencies across Jamaica disabled-friendly.Opening the debate on a motion in the Upper House yesterday, Morris urged the...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says that during its investigation of police lock-ups at three stations earlier this year, an officer of the force recommended that the oversight body launch a probe into what he saw as the...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Cash awards totalling $134 million have been made to the estates of men killed during the May 2010 incursion by the security forces in west Kingston to serve an extradition warrant on then Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.Sums...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Member of Parliament for Kingston Central the Reverend Ronald Thwaites on Wednesday called on those who were responsible for the conditions precedent to the events of May 2010 in west Kingston to also apologise to the residents, and by extension,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

"I accept his apology," said Beverley Williams as she listened keenly yesterday to the "sincere apology" of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Jamaicans, the residents of west Kingston, and members of the security forces in Gordon House in relation to...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

After a 22-page statement yesterday in the House of Representatives by National Security Minister Robert Montague and follow-up questions from opposition lawmakers on the 66 vehicles on the wharf to be delivered to the police force by O'Brien's...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

National Integrity Action (NIA) has charged that the Government's procurement procedures in the award of a contract to O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited appeared to have been compromised, either through incompetence or lack of...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of National Security is scampering to secure 100 vehicles on the local market "in the shortest possible time" in the wake of an avalanche of criticism by sector groups over a failure by O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Describing himself as "the builder", Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared that his administration was on track this fiscal year to deliver 8,500 mortgages to new homeowners - a new record in the National Housing Trust's 40-year history....

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With Caribbean states facing the brunt of what many believe to be the effects of climate change, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that pumping aid into countries hit by hurricanes was not necessarily the answer.In a message to the international...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown yesterday called on the Government to expunge the demerit points of motorists who have been paying their traffic ticket fines, noting that those who did not play by the rules have had no points taken from their...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition....

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a flat rejection by some unions of the Government's six per cent wage offer over two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the groups representing public sectorworkers to reconsider their positions.He said that the workers were...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the National Housing Trust (NHT) allocating two one-bedroom houses out of a total of 1,500 units at the Estuary scheme in Friendship, St James, to the disabled community, members of the Regulations Committee of the Senate pressed for an...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region.Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it is expected that current Contractor General Dirk Harrison...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Jamaican Government is considering purchasing the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam owned by Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, as concerns mount among banks locally and overseas over an executive order issued by United States President...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Job cuts in the public sector are inevitable.That's the word from Prime Minister Andrew Holness as he piloted a bill in Parliament yesterday to abolish the Road Maintenance Fund and transfer its functions to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Leader of government business in the Senate, Kamina Johnson Smith, has indicated that the Government will cover a critical cost associated with the registration of persons with intellectual and other disabilities in order for them to provide...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Controversy continues to follow the passage of the National Identification Registration Act as a marathon sitting of the Senate last Friday was marred by a dispute over a Privilege Motion moved by opposition lawmaker Dr Floyd Morris.The motion was...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Member of the lobby group Jamaicans for Justice, Susan Goffe, has described as backward the operations of Jamaica's Houses of Parliament after police personnel and the marshal to the Houses ruled that she could not take notes in...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Government pushed ahead with plans to pass the National Identification Registration Act last night despite strong recommendations from the parliamentary Opposition for the bill to be referred to a select committee of the Upper House.Members of...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Forensic recovery of evidence data centre devices that can extract data from computers and smartphones, along with other critical pieces of equipment to aid in the fight against corruption, were yesterday handed over to the Office of the Contractor...

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