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Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

THE FAR-REACHING bill aimed at parachuting local governance into the protective ambit of the Constitution yesterday enjoyed the approval of all 17 senators present at yesterday's sitting of the Senate, but not before a former local government...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

As the drought drags on with no end in sight, some urban communities located not so far from the source of the precious commodity are constantly without water.Residents of Maxfield, Waltham Park and adjoining communities are literally thirsting for...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Identity theft is not foreign to the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and so the passport-issuing body is preparing to import a new device to fight the scourge.With heightened sophistication in criminality a way of life, the PICA...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Scores of suspected 'players' from hot spots covered by the Kingston Police Central Division were yesterday rounded up as crime-fighters stormed the areas on the first of a two-day operation."All hands are on deck but our hands are full; we have to...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

National Security Minister Peter Bunting is today set to square off with his opposition counterpart, Derrick Smith, in Parliament for Round Three of a verbal battle raging over the 2015 murder statistics.Apart from a promised statement from Bunting...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Sixty-year-old Baroness Patricia Scotland, a daughter of the region who charted an indelible path in the legal and political sphere in the United Kingdom, aspires to be the...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Over the past decade or so, the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) has opened the door of its Old Hope Road headquarters to approximately 15 Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) refugees.Although wary, the Comrades have kept quiet in the face of...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

First-time Parliamentarian Mikael Phillips is set to take on the nightmarish Region Five of the People's National Party (PNP).Phillips told The Gleaner that he had his eyes on the chairmanship despite the tumult in Region Five comprising Manchester...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

With rainfall higher on the north of the island and demand for water lower, the authorities are contemplating flushing the precious commodity to the south coast with the use of huge pipelines.For acting president of the National Water Commission (...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Jamaica's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Aloun Assamba has expressed concern that Jamaicans residing in that country are not heeding immigration warnings until they are confronted by obstacles that render them immobile.Assamba was referring...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 7:16 PMGary Spaulding

THE PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) seems set to explode with members, blind with rage and on a collision course with the leadership, following disclosure that old Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stalwart Joan Gordon-Webley is now in the camp of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Approximately 350,000 persons who were deemed by the government of the Dominican Republic to be illegal aliens will be allowed to reside in the country.That's the word from Dominican Republic Ambassador to Jamaica Dr Jose Tomas Ares, even as he...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Don't be too hasty to rush to judgement was the plea of the ambassador of the Dominican Republic (DR), José Tomas Ares, to Jamaicans who are up in arms over the decision to boot hundreds of thousands of persons of Haitian descent from that country....

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

New crime-fighting chief Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has been accused of overreaching and overrating himself even as Jamaicans are being urged to give him more time to prove his worth.On Monday, Williams gave himself full marks for leading...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Jamaica's chief crime fighter, Dr Carl Williams, has given himself full marks on the success of his 10-month tenure as police commissioner, as the murder toll shot past the 600 mark on Sunday.Asked at a press conference he convened...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Staff Reporter

With the vast majority of the 602 persons murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams is touting the Get The Guns Campaign; as an effective programme to put the lid on murder. The Commissioner did not...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

After crunching the figures, Director of Elections Orette Fisher believes the country would save approximately $1 billion if the general and local government elections were held simultaneously...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

As the murder tally races towards the 600 mark in the first seven months of 2015, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams said he would be outlining how the public, including the media, can assist in crime fighting, instead of merely "standing aside...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Nation in traumaThe image of Kerry Ann Stewart's dead beau's face continues to haunt her memory two months after Worrel Terrelonge was gunned down by thugs in Port Morant, St Thomas."Oh, Jesus, I can't explain, I just don't know how to explain that...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 4:55 PMGary Spaulding

Major Garth Ander-son yesterday rejected suggestions that civilians were killed during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens after legitimate forces secured the area.But for the professionalism of members of the Jamaica Defence...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Major Garth Anderson, an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force, has told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that‎ gunmen battling against the security forces in the May 2010 Tivoli operations were motivated by loyalty and the promised...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

After a series of blows, disruptions, mishaps and tragedies, including the murder of a prominent member of the teaching profession, Dunrobin Primary School appears to be firmly anchored, once again, in the glory days of the past.Janice Reid, who, as...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Parliamentarians on both sides of the political divide have embraced the Government's decision to extend the Short-Term Poverty Intervention Project.The 42 members of parliament on the Government benches, as well as the 21 from the Opposition, will...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

With a growing number of Jamaicans on the farm-work programme reportedly slinking off never to return, Labour Minister Derrick Kellier yesterday warned that no hanky-panky would be countenanced as his ministry goes in search of a fresh batch of...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Charge D'Affaires of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Jamaica, Jesus Orus Baguena, has asserted that he does not foresee any short-term impact on the relationship with Jamaica as it wrestles with the United Kingdom on the way forward.With a...

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