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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...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has said that his office will be monitoring the more than $600-million road project in St Mary that was announced by the Andrew Holness administration last week.The value of the project includes the works component...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is vowing that a future Government led by his party would change the present law to fix the date, within a specific time, for the holding of by-elections to fill vacancies in...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The People's National Party (PNP) says if it forms the next administration, it will create a legal path for the nearly 700,000 squatters to become homeowners.President of the PNP, Dr Peter Phillips, in his address to the party's 79th annual...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It is not clear whether it was intended to copy the phraseology 'America first' used by United States President Donald Trump, but Dr Peter Phillips yesterday coined the Jamaican equivalent, declaring that it should be "Jamaica first" when it comes...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

"There was not a dry eye - everyone was crying," Errol Greene, chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), described how the staff at one of the largest departments at the health facility reacted to news yesterday that 40-year-old...

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

Jamaicans in the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands and St Martin who have been severely impacted by the effects of Hurricane Irma and want to return home will be getting assistance from the Andrew Holness administration.Minister...

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

The cost to complete the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) report into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s continues to spike, with the Government allocating more funds yesterday to pay the commissioners who have again asked...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, said party president, Dr Peter Phillips, will, on Sunday, outline specific policy initiatives on crime and violence and other challenges facing the country, in the areas of...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the security forces have demonstrated that they do not have to abuse the rights of citizens in order to carry out an effective job in the first zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James.In...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Following a string of job offers, gifts and praises being heaped on him for his selfless, heroic act of saving a drowning boy, Tremayne Brown is to be given a national award.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Julie Katzman, executive vice-president of the Inter American Development Bank, says Jamaica has done an outstanding job of taking action to "right the economic ship" which she said was a precondition for any kind of strong economic growth.Katzman...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Under the Government's proposed National Identification System (NIDS), Jamaicans without a National Identification Card (NIC) will not be able to do business with government agencies and departments when it is rolled out in 2019. Additionally,...

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