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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...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Chief Executive Officer of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter has said that a master drainage study costing nearly US$1 million, which was completed and presented to the Government little more than two years ago, is currently being...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Chief Executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter, has moved to defend major works carried out by his agency.He declared that there is no evidence that such roadworks have been found wanting."One needs to establish factually...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Suggesting a system of warranty on road repairs in Jamaica to stem the flow of taxpayers' money down the drain, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley is arguing that contractors should bear the cost of repairing roads that fall into disrepair a short...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Attorney General's Chambers has paid nearly $70 million in judgment debts over the last nine months to litigants who successfully sued the State.In her contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Attorney...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As the Jamaican Government rushes to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the significant impact of heavy rains on the country's infrastructure and the agricultural sector, Carvel Stewart, past president of the Incorporated Masterbuilders...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:35 AMEdmond Campbell

He might be the prime minister with a massive portfolio, having to travel overseas to represent Jamaica on several occasions over the past year, but Andrew Holness could teach his colleagues on both sides of the aisle a thing or two about the...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has declared that he remains strongly dedicated to protecting vulnerable Jamaicans, particularly children, from the harmful effects of smoking marijuana, despite his plans to bat for recognition of the medicinal...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A furious Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has rubbished claims by his opposition counterpart, Dayton Campbell, that he fired Hugh Graham, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, over a...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Nearly 2.9 million Jamaicans visited public health facilities for medical care in 2016.Of this number, a little more than 1.5 million visited the public health centres.At the same time, almost 670,000 Jamaicans sought medical care at the accident...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Tensions reached boiling point in the Upper House yesterday when Opposition Senator Lambert Brown questioned why the Government has not asked Danville Walker to resign as...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says that he is prepared to examine a suggestion to re-establish the tax committee of Parliament to review the administration's tax measures before they are announced.His comments came on Wednesday...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Legal Reform Unit of the Ministry of Justice is pledging to deploy nearly 50 per cent of its human resources to carry out a comprehensive review of Jamaica's laws, including those dating back to the 19th century.Maurice Bailey, director of legal...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jamaica's health sector is to undergo a major overhaul in the next two years, with the Government sourcing $3.5 billion from the National Health Fund (NHF) to repair, replace, and upgrade critical infrastructure across the country.Health Minister Dr...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

THE Member of Parliament for Hanover Western, who was state minister in the ministry with responsibility for water in the last administration, has described the National Water Commission (NWC) as a public body that is bankrupt of ideas.Taking aim at...

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