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Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 11:37 AMEdmond Campbell

An advocacy group has told legislators that the law should not allow rape victims who become pregnant to have an abortion. In a submission to the joint select committee reviewing Jamaica’s Sexual Offences Act and related laws, the Pregnancy...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 11:15 AMEdmond Campbell

Women’s rights advocacy group Tambourine Army says the law should be amended to impose a mandatory life sentence for the rape of a child. Co-founder Nadeen Spence argued before the joint select committee of Parliament reviewing the...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Wide-ranging presentations were made yesterday to the joint select committee of Parliament reviewing the Sexual Offences Act and related laws, with four groups registering strong positions on several issues such as abortion, sexual offences against...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Government and the parliamentary Opposition yesterday moved from positions that threatened to divide them on a critical piece of law to fight crime to near unanimity after hours of deliberations to tweak the so-called Zones of Special Operations...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has defended the decision of Prime Minister Andrew Holness to put the force of his office behind the Zones of Special Operations Bill that was crafted to cramp spiralling crime that has left Jamaica bleeding....

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 PMEdmond Campbell

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is recommending that a declaration of a Zone of Special Operations should be put to lawmakers to decide rather than giving the prime minister such substantial power in council. Chairman of Jamaicans for Justice Horace...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As she often describes herself "the girl from Wood Hall, St Catherine," Portia Simpson first announced her entry into representational politics when she won the Trench Town West division in the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation in 1974.Two years...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:59 AMEdmond Campbell

In the lead-up to Portia Simpson Miller's last day in Parliament, The Gleaner looks back at some of the stand-out moments of a political career that spanned several decades. See more tomorrow.     From early in her political...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams wants the oversight body he leads to have powers to probe cases involving officers in the proposed new Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).At a...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Crime and violence have not only posed a serious threat to the security of Jamaicans, with an average of 28 murders per week and 672 killings up to June 17 this year, but taxpayers are paying a high price for gun conflicts. The Kingston Public...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition spokesman on Justice Senator Mark Golding and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday locked horns during a special select committee of Parliament after the senator declared the Zone of Special Operations bill unconstitutional...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:47 PMEdmond Campbell

Opposition spokesman on national security Peter Bunting has urged the special select committee of Parliament deliberating on the Zones of Special operation bill to tread carefully in giving the police sweeping emergency powers when it is not needed...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With a chorus of complaints still ringing within the ranks of the police force regarding the powers accorded to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to compel cops to give statements and to answer questions, the head of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Eyeing emerging and existing industries with a view to changing Jamaica's dependency on some traditional sectors, Opposition Leader Peter Phillips yesterday launched the Youth Employment, Innovation and the New Economy Commission, with a mandate to...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With crime soaring to "intolerable and unacceptably high levels", Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Government to lead a national effort in developing an effective plan to stop the bloodletting in Jamaica.Addressing journalists at a...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 9:26 AMEdmond Campbell

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life is urging the Government to decriminalise prostitution and introduce a regulatory regime which would require sex workers to comply with general laws dealing with labour, occupational health and safety and human...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life is urging the Government to decriminalise prostitution and introduce a regulatory regime that would require sex workers to comply with general laws dealing with labour, occupational health and safety, and human...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell

Efforts to craft regulations establishing no-build zones in areas vulnerable to flooding are well under way according to Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie.He argues that there are areas vulnerable to floods or earthquakes in which...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A recommendation by a joint select committee of Parliament two years ago to establish a non-executive review board to oversee the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has not found favour with the Andrew Holness-led administration.The...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government will be increasing its public-education drive to sensitise communities in rural Jamaica and inner city areas about the scourge of human trafficking.He said the ministry will be more aggressive, this...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:31 AMEdmond Campbell

The fate of people who are accused of the heinous crime of trafficking in persons may soon be decided by a judge only, in court, as the Government takes steps to amend the law to revamp jury trials for such offences.Permanent Secretary in the...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 9:58 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition spokesman on Health Horace Dalley has cautioned the Government against rationalising the four regional health authorities (RHAs). Dalley says the opposition would resist such a move. In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jamaicans for Justice spokesperson Susan Goffe says that the current use-of-force policy within the Jamaica Constabulary Force strikes a balance that gives law enforcers the right to exercise lethal force when justified while also emphasising that...

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the likelihood of multilaterals holding back donations and international investors shying away from countries that are perceived to be corrupt, Leighton McKnight, chairman of the Jamaica Audit Commission and senior partner with...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Mark Golding has called on the Andrew Holness administration to make a clear pronouncement on whether it supports the democratically elected government of Venezuela, even as pressure mounts and calls grow...

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