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Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Terrence Williams, head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), is decrying independent Jamaica's failure to effectively deal with the problem of crime and to provide security and justice for its people.Arguing that Jamaica has...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Chairman of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), Trevor Forrest, ignored the advice of the permanent secretary in the parent ministry against the late addition of Carolyn Warren to a shortlist of persons to be interviewed for a management...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition senator K.D. Knight wants the Government to carry out a deed poll and rename the Edward Seaga Highway the Kingsley Thomas Highway.The North-South leg of Highway 2000 was recently named after former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, but in the...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

While the board of directors of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) begins its search for a new managing director in the wake of the resignation of Carolyn Warren on Wednesday, Opposition lawmaker Phillip Paulwell wants the former public...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

The impact of United States (US) sanctions on the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco), owned by United Company (UC) Rusal of Russia, has been alleviated, at least for now, following sustained lobbying by the Jamaican Government.The Jamaican...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

The then Office of the Contractor General (now Integrity Commission) has reported in its 2016 annual report that some procuring entities in the public sector have failed to adhere to the Ministry of Finance and Public Service's (MOFPS) directive...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Acknowledging that she has received information alleging that she has additional convictions, apart from the 1995 crime that was reported, Carolyn Warren, the managing director of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), has dismissed the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Chairman of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill has questioned why the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is financing a $30 million project for National Energy Solutions Limited (NESoL) to carry out...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

While the use of the gun to murder residents in Denham Town has been significantly reduced since the introduction of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in October 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the propensity to commit violence...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has described as "bullying" the blacklisting and designation of some Caribbean countries as tax havens by the European Union (EU)."I believe it is bullying, at a minimum, and it's blackmail because the...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

As drought conditions continue to impact at least three parishes across the country, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has announced a $30-million allocation to municipal corporations in selected parishes for the trucking of water to...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given instructions for major policy changes to provide increased oversight of public bodies in the wake of a litany of breaches that occurred at the beleaguered state-run Petrojam.At the same time, in a dramatic...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has signalled the likely withdrawal of bipartisan support for political, legislative and governance issues if Prime Minister Andrew Holness fails to relieve Science and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants the people across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to feel the effects of the regional body during his tenure as chairman.Some of the ways, he said, in which the people of the region could feel the effects of...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Seventeen members of the Upper House yesterday voted in support of extending the state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division. While the resolution received the two-thirds majority backing for its passage, some legislators...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

The political crisis in Venezuela and the current relationship between CARICOM and the South American country will not be discussed at the upcoming Heads of Government Conference in Montego Bay, St James, early next month.Senator Kamina Johnson...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Teams from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the new Integrity Commission yesterday swooped down on the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, confiscating documents and computers amid allegations of nepotism, corruption...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is making it clear that the Government has not asked Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology Hillary Alexander to undertake an investigation at Petrojam.In a release yesterday, the...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Jayden Clarke was bubbling with excitement as he watched the proceedings at a ceremony to award students who registered exemplary performances in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the National Arena in Kingston yesterday.The young, bright...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has reported that the United States (US) has increased its cooperation and support in preventing the illegal flow of firearms from its shores into Jamaica.Earlier this month, The Gleaner reported that 70...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Government senators yester-day shot down a proposal for civil society or rights groups to sit on the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency's (MOCA) oversight committee, which is to hold the director general and other officers of the...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Members of the Upper House yesterday coalesced to decry the plastic nuisance causing serious environmental concerns in Jamaica and around the globe on World Oceans Day.Before the Senate embarked on the business of the day, Senate President Tom...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague said the Government is committed to saving the jobs of some 1,200 workers at the UC Rusal-owned Windalco plant in Ewarton, St Catherine.In a statement to the House of Representatives yesterday,...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Dean-Roy Bernard on Wednesday faced disgruntled members of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), who chided the ministry for not engaging the...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter

A comment about the hiring procedures and the recruitment of a slew of Generation 2000 (G2K) members at the Tourism Product Development Company Limited, which was directed to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Jennifer Griffiths,...

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