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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...

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

The viability of Jamaica's legal ganja and hemp industry has been called into question, with Government lawmaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert suggesting that Jamaicans might beclinging to false hope as there are financial barriers that could exclude...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, Jamaica will join the 59 countries around the world that have banned corporal punishment.Holness had previously indicated that he was planning to take legislation to Parliament to outlaw corporal...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:35 PMEdmond Campbell

Information Minister Ruel Reid has sought to assure Jamaicans that the Andrew Holness administration has the utmost regard for environmental issues. His comments come against the...

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

Government and opposition lawmakers yesterday gave their unswerving support to a further 60-day extension of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James.Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Representatives...

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

In short order, the People's National Party's (PNP) Mark Golding and Angela Brown Burke will be taking their seats in the Lower House, having scored emphatic electoral wins in yesterday's by-elections in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West,...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It might not appear to be the case since there have been no mass meetings, no radio and television advertising, and no wild charges and counter-charges, but voters in St Andrew South West and St Andrew South will go to the polls today to elect their...

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

For the last four months, the Office of the Contractor General has been conducting a probe into the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited's (JUTC) engagement of Millennium Security Limited (MSL) to provide services to the state-owned bus company,...

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

The management of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is brushing aside calls by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) for the resignation of the board of directors and the managing director, Paul Abrahams.Opposition Spokesman on...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has said that despite lingering concerns from residents in St Mary South East regarding the large influx of persons from outside the constituency, who they blame for the flare-ups, she expects the remaining...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With allegations of ongoing political violence and tension running high in St Mary South East ahead of the October 30 by-elections, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment-Brown, along with the Peace Management Initiative and the police, will today make...

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...

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