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Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Even before Dr Peter Phillips declared his intention to challenge for the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) when Portia Simpson Miller steps down, delegates including some members of parliament (MPs) attending his constituency...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:58 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) incumbent vice-president, Noel Arscott, who is seeking reelection on a promise to transform supporters into members, said there is strong resistance to get people to join the movement, as they are demanding benefits...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Jamaica Manufacturers Association president Metry Seaga has described as unfortunate comments made by Wisynco's boss William Mahfood last week, that the Government's investment agenda cannot be centred around its "go-to" guy, Minister Daryl Vaz....

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Noel Arscott, one of the People's National Party's (PNP) incumbent vice-presidents, has declared that his hands are clean as the party continues to be rocked by revelations that millions of dollars collected from donors towards its 2016 general...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) Vice-president Dr Angela Brown Burke has moved to clear the air following a number of social-media spats with fellow Comrades.Brown Burke says she holds no grudge, despite being embroiled in some ugly verbal...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Accusing fingers are being pointed at five senior members of the People's National Party (PNP) who are believed to have collected campaign donations and not turned them over to the party in the lead-up to the last general election.But the party's...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) vice-president Dr Fenton Ferguson is offering to mentor some young Comrades with ambition to go far in politics, as he is worried that too many are "full of chat, with no political bite".Ferguson, who has won the...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) vice-president Angela Brown Burke has described as rubbish suggestions that the political power in her hands, the reach of her husband Paul, the party's general secretary, and strong following of Phillip Paulwell, the...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) incumbent vice-president, Angela Brown Burke, who is seeking re-election to the post come September, has declared her undying loyalty to the party's president, Portia Simpson Miller.Brown Burke, in an interview with The...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Dr Fenton Ferguson was given very little hope to retain his Eastern St Thomas seat in the February 2016 general election, but he did, and with the largest margin of victory since he first became member of parliament.He was heavily scrutinised and...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Dr Fenton Ferguson, one of three People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidents set to seek re-election at the party's 78th annual conference come September, is urging young Comrades to show loyalty to those who lead the political organisation....

Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) Vice-president Dr Fenton Ferguson has charged that a disrespectful campaign to remove some of the stalwarts of the party could do more harm that good.Ferguson, who will be seeking re-election to the post of PNP vice-...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A settlement proposed by the board of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) could see a former senior executive of the entity returning almost a half of the $146 million he was paid in pension and gratuity.In addition, senior staff members would have...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Mark Golding yesterday walloped Colin Campbell in the election for the post of chairman of the St Andrew South constituency and moved himself into the almost certain position to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in its Corporate Area...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Hope is coming for thousands of Jamaicans waiting for months, and sometimes years, for surgeries in the island's public health sector. With some patients now being given dates of 2018 and 2019 for well-needed surgical procedures, Health Minister Dr...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

People's National Party (PNP) aspirants seeking election to the posts of president and vice-presidents have been told to desist from attacking any candidate, their teams, or supporters as the party prepares for internal elections to be held on...

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

A fiery People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller yesterday threatened Comrades who bring the party into disrepute by taking its business in the public domain, telling the conference of the party's Women's Movement that "no one...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The Police High Command has indicated that it is going to pull the bodyguards assigned to several members of the former Portia Simpson Miller-led administration.The former government members were last week told that...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:13 AMErica Virtue

The Administrator General's Department (AGD), which manages the estates of Jamaicans who die without making a will and where minor children are involved, has revealed that it is...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Peter Bunting - the man who sent former Prime Minister Hugh Shearer into political retirement in 1993, and who intends to contest for the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) - is rejecting claims that his challenge is to embarrass or...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

If not Dr Carl Williams, then who? That's the question from Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting as he responded to increasing calls for the sacking of the commissioner of police in the face of the scary murder figures.Bunting,...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Despite the ongoing quarrel between Parliament's Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee and the Social Development Commission (SDC) over the cost for implementing projects and monies owed for non-implementation, the agency continues to get...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Members of the Economy and Production Committee of Parliament yesterday agreed to focus on energy, tourism, skills training and creative industries as key areas on which the country must focus to achieve economic growth for the success of government...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Opposition People's National Party yesterday ended an eight and a half hour meeting with partial acceptance of the report of the Julian Robinson-led committee, which conducted a post-election autopsy of...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 3:14 PMErica Virtue

Members of the Opposition Peoples' National Party (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) say they are prepared for a marathon meeting today. The meeting, which started at 10 a.m at the University of the West Indies School of Engineering lecture...

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