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Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Senate yesterday passed legislation amending the Processed Food Act and the Processed Food (General) Regulations, 1959, removing the requirement for export certificates to facilitate the implementation of the Automated System for Customs Data (...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has called for the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, to be tried before her own court for the actions of Britain, which was one of the main colonial powers in the slave trade.Henry, a minister of...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Senate yesterday passed companion pieces of legislation allowing for companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange to be exempt from paying income tax, stamp duty, and transfer tax on share buy-back transactions.Piloting the three pieces...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite significant costs to maintain the current fleet of buses owned by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC), the Government has no plans at this time to retire the older buses, looking instead at another four years before it acquires...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is currently implementing a rationalisation exercise to reduce the number of workers at the overstaffed state-owned bus company, which has nearly 500 more personnel than what is needed...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Members of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday called on the Transport Authority to get rid of the asbestos-plagued Jamintel building at the corner of Duke and North streets in Kingston, pointing out that...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell

As the race for the prized St Mary South East seat heats up, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has questioned the moral standing of the People's National Party (PNP) in selecting a candidate who is not Jamaican but Canadian.The PNPs Dr Shane Alexis who...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) are coming under fire from the People's National Party (PNP), which has accused the agencies of using state funds in a partisan manner as a $29.7 million...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for St Andrew Southern, Mark Golding, yesterday took aim at Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw for his "don't draw mi tongue" rhetoric, as both political figures squared off over gross...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A seemingly irritated Leslie Campbell, member of parliament for St Catherine North East, yesterday walked out of a meeting in Gordon House after his submission that the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) was "erroneously"...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Declaring that the Jamaican dollar has depreciated by only 1.0 per cent for the 12-month period up to October 2 this year, Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor Brian Wynter said that the central bank is reaping positive results from the Bank of Jamaica Foreign Exchange Intervention and Trading Tool...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It appears that a number of government ministries and departments have refused to observe protocol by failing to fly the national flag.The Gleaner has been visiting a number of ministries and public bodies since last week and and observed several...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Pensions (Public Service) Act, 2017, which is intended to reform pension arrangements in the public sector, was passed yesterday by the Upper House with 62 amendments.This follows weeks of delays in completing the debate in the Senate, as...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips yesterday unveiled a sizeable 19 portfolio positions in a Shadow Cabinet that saw some shifts from the previous council of spokespersons.In addition to the Shadow Cabinet, Phillips also named eight persons...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 5:44 PMEdmond Campbell

​Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Nari Williams Singh, says 147 flights were cancelled as a result of the lightning strike at its control tower in Kingston earlier this month. Williams Singh told members of...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Jamaican Government has spent more than $50 million to airlift 200 Jamaicans living in Eastern Caribbean countries back home in the wake of the devastation caused to those islands by hurricanes Irma and Maria.However, there are several Jamaicans...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that no action has been taken against 138 senior officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), despite reports being submitted to its leadership and the Police Service...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a plethora of reports submitted by the Auditor General's Department to Parliament, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which has responsibility for reviewing such reports, has not had a sitting since November 1, 2016.The committee, chaired...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell

Following a stern warning from Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown against the abuse of state resources in St Mary South East in order to gain political mileage in a pending by-election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he only answers to...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the commissioners preparing a report on the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s will get no more extensions to complete their work.The Cabinet approved a three-month extension last week for the...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration is working feverishly to table legislation in Parliament for the establishment of fixed election dates in Jamaica.Holness told journalists at his second quarterly press conference yesterday at Jamaica House that...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:03 AMEdmond Campbell

Children in Jamaica are among the most vulnerable groups affected by rising poverty levels and account for almost half of those living in poverty, according to the National Policy on Poverty, a White Paper tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Jamaican Government will not be able to provide a sovereign guarantee for the multimillion-US-dollar project to develop Government Circle, comprising the construction of a parliament building, a museum,...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Incensed by the red tape in the public sector that had delayed the approval by the Ministry of Finance of 17 additional posts for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday directed a barrage of...

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