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Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:55 PMEdmond Campbell

The Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will this year ramp up its efforts to detect contraband and uncustomed goods through the procurement and deployment at various ports of entry, cargo imaging scanners...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:07 PMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration has given a September deadline for the tabling in the House of Representatives, the National Identification and Registration Authority Regulations. Government lawmakers passed the National Identification...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

AT THE end of an arduous legislative journey, the Banking Services Bill ended up on the scrap heap yesterday after 30 Government lawmakers rejected its passage in a close vote, which saw 29 opposition legislators supporting the proposed law....

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:53 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration will be announcing measures shortly to address the use of styrofoam and single-use plastic bags that have posed serious environmental and health concerns locally. Government senator Matthew Samuda, who piloted a...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell

Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, said she had written to the attorney general in July last year seeking advice on how to remove the names of people from the voters' list who had migrated.Pine told journalists...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 2:47 PMEdmond Campbell

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has hauled some 19 persons before the courts for breaches under the country's environmental laws. Executive Director of NEPA, Peter Knight, told members of Parliament's Public Accounts...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 2:59 PMEdmond Campbell

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher says the Attorney General’s Department is yet to respond to a request from Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) for legal advice on removing names from the current voter’s list. Fisher...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A stream of tributes have poured in for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political stalwart Enid Bennett, who died yesterday, following a brief illness.The unassuming, but respected, former veteran member of Parliament first represented the people of...

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

Seven of 15 nations within CARICOM yesterday joined an overwhelming majority of United Nations (UN) member states in defying threats from the Donald Trump administration and voting in favour of a resolution urging the United States (US) to rescind a...

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

The country should know early next year the results of a probe by Contractor General Dirk Harrison into the contentious contractual arrangement between the Ministry of National Security and O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) Global Logistics Centre, a one-stop facility that offers opportunities for global logistics, warehousing of auto parts, tyres, and motor vehicle accessories was yesterday officially launched at Tinson Pen in...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It happens just once a year, but senior citizens who live in the vicinity of Gordon House - the seat of Jamaica's Parliament - eagerly look forward to the event when they are fÍted by the administrative staff of Parliament.Merrick Brown, Parliament'...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jeremy Lawrence, senior engineer at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMC), has said that despite the declaration of Portland Cottage years ago as a no-build zone, by the then Clarendon Parish Council, more houses have been erected...

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...

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