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Published:Friday | October 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Debate on a bill to provide the legal and regulatory framework to facilitate international financial services in Jamaica started in Parliament on Wednesday amid concerns from a senior lawmaker that Jamaica's problem with lottery scamming could scare...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A senior executive from the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) yesterday struggled to explain to a parliamentary committee how the entity allowed farmers to cultivate cane on hundreds of acres of land at Caymanas in St Catherine for years...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With local government elections anticipated before year end, the People's National Party (PNP) says it expects key recommendations of the Appraisal Committee that examined the reasons for the party's defeat in the February 25 general election to be...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The 120-megawatt Bogue electricity plant in Montego Bay, which has been retrofitted to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), should be up and running on October 7, producing electricity at about US$0.12 per kilowatt hour.In June, the Jamaica Public...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With 108 per cent of seniors aged 65 years and over enumerated, representing eight percentage points more than that population cohort as recorded by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), questions have again been raised about dead electors...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The long-awaited transformation of the public sector appears to be in its final strides, with the Government pledging to submit to Cabinet, by the end of this month, an action plan with specific timelines for implementation.In a statement to...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller, has given instructions to party officials to implement what she is describing as a more centralised system for campaign donations.According to Simpson Miller, this move would...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

AFTER RECEIVING a report from the board and management of the Port Authority of Jamaica in response to unauthorised pension payments at the state agency, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has fired off more questions for the company's principals to...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Checks by The Gleaner with the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) have found that the South West St Andrew Trust, which Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday declared was unregistered, was in fact registered on May 8, 2012.However, the Trust, which...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A private trust comprising three persons that received 11.58 acres of Government land valued at $164 million for $10,000, purportedly for the benefit of the residents of South West St Andrew, was never formally established, but yet received approval...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will shortly be addressing flagrant breaches of the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, whereby at least 14 senior executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica received both pension and gratuity amounting to...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

By November this year, 700 jobs will be created at the Alpart plant in Nain, St Elizabeth, which is being acquired by Chinese company Jiuguan Iron and Steel (JISCO) from Russian firm UC Rusal.In another four years, JISCO will be investing US$2...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Pushing for "renewal and deepening democracy" in the People's National Party, nominee for the post of president Dr Karl Blythe has penned a letter to thousands of delegates of the party seeking their support as he pledges to restore democracy to the...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Tavistock Terrace property owned by Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller could push the value of her total assets to as high as $55 million.Ever since Simpson Miller unveiled to the media the contents of her report to the Integrity Commission...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis is reporting that a senior officer who worked with the Port Authority of Jamaica has received three pension benefits, including a "golden handshake" valued at more than $100 million, in addition to gratuity...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

After declaring liquid assets amounting to approximately $15 million in her latest submission to the Integrity Commission of Parliament, Portia Simpson Miller has said that her primary purpose in politics has been to "uplift and advance the lives of...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says that her office is willing and ready to take on the onerous task of leading the process to dismantle garrison constituencies in Jamaica.The three-member panel that presided over the West Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration will begin talks with officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today as the Government seeks to hammer out a successor agreement to the current extended fund facility (EFF) which is expected to come to...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Ahead of a meeting today with members of the private sector, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has sought to mend fences with local stakeholders who have had strained relations regarding trade and the movement of Jamaican nationals...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:15 AMEdmond Campbell

Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has sent a direct message to members of the force he says have become "accustomed to impunity" - those days have come to an end.The INDECOM boss was responding...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

One of Jamaica's most hard-hitting commissions of Parliament - the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) - is reportedly struggling to keep its daily operations going.The agency has indicated that it is currently operating on a shoestring budget...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The gruesome killing of three-year-old Nevalesia Campbell in Brown's Town,St Ann, last weekend has spurred the Government and, by extension, lawmakers into action with an urgent commitment to revisit three critical pieces of legislation geared at...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell

The perennial overflowing of sewage on the streets of downtown Kingston is to receive attention from the Government as it seeks funding in the sum of $3 billion from the Inter American Development Bank to start work on North Street, where the...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition spokesman on Justice Senator Mark Golding has chided Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte for encroaching on the portfolio responsibilities of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck and National Security Minister Robert Montague.Speaking...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Government has announced that it will be pumping massive resources over a three-year period into the national security apparatus to reduce the wave of murders that has been unleashed by criminal elements, particularly in western Jamaica.National...

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