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Stories by Edmond Campbell

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:18 AMEdmond Campbell

If the Andrew Holness administration has any concrete plans to raid the National Housing Trust (NHT) for budgetary support this year, it will run into a brick wall of opposition from the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA).President of the JMA...

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

Lamenting the increase in violent crimes and other unlawful activities in Jamaica, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) Metry Seaga is making an urgent call for a social partnership to fight crime.The no-nonsense JMA head said...

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

They sat on a curb wall at the People's National Party (PNP) headquarters, Old Hope Road in St Andrew, last Wednesday, enjoying the pulsating reggae rhythms which energised person in the large crowd who waited patiently for the arrival of Dr Peter...

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

The Corruption Prevention Commission is reporting that for 2015, the University of Technology (UTech) recorded the highest percentage rate of delinquency in terms of employees who failed to file annual statutory declarations with the Corruption...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The top brass of the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday gave strong support to Dr Peter Phillips as he submitted his nomination for the presidency of the party at the movement's headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.However, PNP President...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition senator Lambert Brown has blasted the Government for dragging its feet with a promised crime plan to tackle the soaring murder rate in the country.In his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate yesterday, Brown...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Two principals of Seal Investments Company Limited, a construction firm with offices in Montego Bay, are in hot water with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) as the oversight body has referred senior members of the company to both the...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a grey area as to who will be the spokesman or the head of the new Integrity Commission, the House of Representatives yesterday passed the long-awaited Integrity Commission Act to establish a single anti-corruption body to investigate and...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As debate on the vexed issue of exorbitant banking fees continues to attract widespread public attention, president of the Jamaica Bankers' Association, Nigel Holness, is rushing to the defence of the banking sector, saying its membership has not...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

At least 34 member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) have given unwavering backing to Jamaica's health minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, as he made a compelling case for remedial action to stave off the extensive recruitment of...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Arguing that the Government will not compromise on the issue of literacy as it relates to obtaining a driver's licence, Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday made it clear that the State was prepared to provide remedial education to anyone who is...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Head of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Michael Lee Chin says that he will be meeting with top Israeli businessmen in less than two months in an effort to woo substantial investments from that country to Jamaica.Lee Chin, who accompanied Prime...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:37 AMEdmond Campbell

Landowners whose property taxes are in arrears for at least four years could have their land sold by the Government to recover the outstanding amounts. Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw yesterday tabled the Tax Collection (...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The original objective of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast has been met, according to four inner-city young people, who pointed to the relative calm and the absence of wanton killings linked to partisan politics in recent times, a stark...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis said despite highlighting an overpayment of US$5,025 to a former senior officer ofthe Jamaica Liaison Service (JLS) in 2014, to date there is no evidence that the money has been repaid.The JLS administers the...

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

The Government will be spending at least $2.5 billion over the next two fiscal years to clean up the voters' list, removing hundreds of thousands of names that should not be on the register.Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Finance and Public...

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

Declaring that there was urgent need to fight crime on all fronts, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says that the Government will, in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, significantly boost the budget of the justice sector.In the current financial year, nearly...

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

The hotline to make reports of incidents of child abuse will now be working 24 hours a day, eight hours more than the previous 16 hours it operated. This move by the Government comes in the wake of increased reports of child abuse.The Office of the...

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

Members of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee will today comb through the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure which contains an additional $6.8 billion for public debt servicing and an extra $5.9 billion for the...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:51 AMEdmond Campbell

Indicating that he has the political will to implement the long-awaited public-sector transformation exercise, including job cuts, Andrew Holness, the head of the Government, yesterday announced some far-reaching measures to overhaul the public...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the Government yesterday outlining plans for the implementation of the public-sector transformation programme this year, unions representing workers in the service have said that they are on board.Helene Davis Whyte, president of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Even as the Government targets April this year to pass the long-awaited Pensions (Public Service) Act, the main union representing public-sector workers says that state employees still have concerns about aspects of the proposed law.Under the new US...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) O'Neil Grant is crying foul at what he describes as the discriminatory treatment of officers in the Fiscal Management Group (FMG) of the public sector who are often required to reapply for...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Three months before the widening and upgrading of a 2.4 kilometre section of Marcus Garvey Drive, residents of Greenwich Farm, a community which the road passes, are demanding that an overhead pedestrian crossing be part of the project, apparently...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

There are jitters in the marketplace that the country could be faced with a severe shortage of rice for the Christmas season, with one major importer of the product arguing that if the freeze imposed on the distribution of rice on the wharves is not...

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