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Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has dumped Dr Dayton Campbell, the outspoken campaign manager for Peter Bunting in his losing bid to unseat Phillips last month, from the shadow cabinet. Campbell, then opposition spokesman on health, was absent...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:10 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) is confident that payment to the Rastafarians who were brutalized by the state in 1963 in Coral Gardens will begin before Christmas. Compensation for the victims was contingent on a Social Enquiry Report done by the...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal yesterday threw out the Government’s attempt to deny former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Dean-Roy Bernard a chance at judicial review of his reassignment as director general to the Ministry of Finance and...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has indicated that it is in receipt of a portion of a social enquiry report that it had been eyeing court action to get access to since the publication of a Gleaner story on Monday. The human-rights lobby had contended...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:12 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two years after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised for the State’s role in the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre and promised compensation to victims and families of the deceased, The Gleaner understands that no money has been disbursed. Holness,...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The cookie crumbles today. After weeks of intense campaigning, delegates will today bring the curtains down on the high-stakes leadership race in the People’s National Party (PNP). Just under 3,000 electors are eligible for the exercise, which...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

It’s all systems go as after weeks of intense campaigning and bitter public spats, People’s National Party (PNP) delegates are set to choose either incumbent Dr Peter Phillips or challenger Peter Bunting as the president of the 81-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:25 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will send a 100-member team of presiding officers and polling clerks to conduct Saturday’s People’s National Party (PNP) presidential polls at the National Arena. The EOJ – the country’s electoral directorate...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:40 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

With just a week left before People’s National Party (PNP) delegates select either Dr Peter Phillips or Peter Bunting as party president, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley believes the campaign has raised the party from the dead. Ashley told...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:38 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) officials and representatives of the two contenders in the September 7 presidential race are surgically combing through the voters’ list. PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson told The Gleaner yesterday that the...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Richard Azan has been silent for weeks since it became official that Dr Peter Phillips would be challenged by Peter Bunting for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP). He was silent even before it became official. The clearest...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 12:21 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Days after St Thomas Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Fenton Ferguson announced that he is supporting the Rise United team of presidential candidate Peter Bunting, Evon Redman said he will not instruct delegates how to vote. The St Elizabeth...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:36 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Well into the throes of its leadership election and under the glare of media, the behaviour of People’s National Party (PNP) supporters has forced the party to revise the existing rules of engagement that govern internal polls. Supporters of the...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:35 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Rocked by allegations of predatory sexual harassment and cover-ups, the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts has established a committee to improve transparency, fairness, and safety at the institution. The seven-member Possibilities...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:34 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Rise United team of People’s National Party (PNP) leadership challenger Peter Bunting is now ahead with member of parliament support, according to The Gleaner’s weekly on-the-ground tracking ahead of the September 7 presidential polls. Members...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:26 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The majority of the People’s National Party (PNP) delegates who will vote in the September 7 presidential poll will come from the party’s groups islandwide and its National Executive Council (NEC). The NEC, which is the PNP’s highest decision-...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:08 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Throngs of People’s National Party (PNP) supporters turned out yesterday to nominate the two candidates lining up for the September 7 presidential election to lead the 81-year-old party. The first contender to arrive was Peter Bunting, the...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:49 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The contenders in the race for president of the People’s National Party (PNP) will be called to the blocks today to officially start their dash to the September 7 polls. Peter David Phillips, the sitting president and member of parliament for St...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Incumbent People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Philips is hoping that lightning will not strike thrice in his political life and deny him leadership of the party he has served for years as he begins his defence of his stewardship to...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Ruel Reid, the discarded former minister of education, youth and information, is pushing for Jamaica College (JC) to resume paying him millions of dollars in principal’s incentives he received while on active duty as head of the Old Hope Road, St...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has painted a dismal picture of the Andrew Holness-led Government’s stewardship of Jamaica since 2016, telling a Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Tuesday that despite the buoyant economy, Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dean-Roy Bernard, who served as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education during the tenure of Ruel Reid, is asking the court to block the appointment Dr Grace McLean to his former post. Bernard – who was transferred from the ministry in...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts was on Wednesday asked to explain how the institution spent $4 million on “supper” and “taxi fare” in one financial year, giving an average of $364,000 to each of the 11 staffers working in...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Brascoe Lee, the man who co-founded the National Democratic Movement (NDM) with Bobby Marsh in 1995, died yesterday after a short illness. Lee, a former state minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and four-term member of parliament for South...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law and member of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament Leslie Campbell yesterday referred to Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Principal Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson as the “...

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