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Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Acknowledging that the razor-thin majority of his administration will mean no easy cruise, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday extended the hand of partnership to the Opposition as he was sworn into office."This historic election delivered the...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

With his wife sharing not only parliamentary privileges but a piece of parliamentary history as well, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has promised to set both the stage for and examples of the value of good family life.During his inaugural address at...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The usual serenity at King's House will today be shattered by gleeful, thunderous applause as Andrew Michael Holness is installed for his first full term as prime minister of Jamaica by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on the lush, green lawns of...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

AS IS likely to take place in Jamaica under Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness, the head of government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has, for the past year, held a one-seat majority in Parliament.The Jamaica Labour Party...

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Dean of Discipline of Kingston College Ainsworth Walker has defended the school's decision to turn away scores of fourth, fifth and sixth form students who were yesterday, slated to sit midterm examination on the North Street campus.Many of the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Dr Herbert Gayle, senior lecturer at the University of the West (UWI), has found in a post-election mini-qualitative survey that the People's National Party (PNP) actually "shot itself in the leg", severely crippling its chances in the February 25...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Jamaica seems set to return to the polls in very short order, with indications that either of the two major parties that crawls out of last Thursday's election on top could end up governing with a majority of one in the House of Representatives.But...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Andrew Michael Holness’ meteoric rise to the zenith of Jamaica’s political showground in 2011, only to be toppled within three months, was not enough to end the dream of the young political warrior. Neither were the devastating effects...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

THE PEOPLE’S National Party’s (PNP) Dr Fenton Rudyard Ferguson has shrugged off the effects of what is unquestionably the most turbulent period of his long political career to repel a spirited challenge from the Jamaica Labour Party...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

In a glorious bounce-back to reclaim the challenging St Mary Western seat for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Robert Montague has succeeded in killing two proverbial birds with one stone.Montague did not only exact revenge on the People's National...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has rebounded from a turbulent four years to defy great political odds and seize the win in the nation's 17th general election.When the dust settled after an incident-filled day, the JLP secured more than 12 marginal...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 1:17 PMGary Spaulding

Patrick Roberts, the man who has been chosen by the People's National Party (PNP) to unseat leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness in St Andrew West Central is very displeased. Both Holness and Roberts crossed path at the...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 8:31 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, have cast their ballots in the St Andrew Eastern constituency in which the party's standard bearer, Fayval Williams is up against the People's National Party (PNP...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

After an eventful political campaign that intensified over the last two weeks, an epic electoral contest looms large today on the country's colourful political landscape.As the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) pronounced its readiness, the much-...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 9:12 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, has questioned Joseph M. Matalon's opposition to the party's plan to exempt workers earning $1.5 million or less from personal income tax.The tripartite plan will also see workers earning...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Andrew Holness, the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has suggested that the People's National Party (PNP) must be held accountable for all its broken promises, coupled with its failure to act."They promised you an IMF deal in two weeks, 15...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has emphasised that a Government led by him would not abandon the existing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Underlining his claim that the IMF agreement is being mishandled...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 2:47 PMGary Spaulding

Andrew Holness has declared that he is a different person than he was in 2011."I think I am a better leader, generally, because I am still at a stage where I am not set in my ways," said the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader."I can still learn, and...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness has said that the hands-on role in the management, planning, and building of his Beverley Hills house, now under construction, has served as a massive cost saver.In moving to demolish the arguments...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 4:47 PMGary Spaulding

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness yesterday brought a surplus of adjectives to describe the party's 2016 manifesto he dubbed 'The Partnership for Prosperity'."In describing our manifesto, I would say that it is credible, realistic,...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has promised that the party's manifesto, to be launched today, will be far-reaching as it is fundamentally different from that of the People's National Party.Holness asserted that the mission...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness yesterday admitted that he felt "hurt" by the role played by People's National Party (PNP) Campaign Director Dr Peter Phillips in fuelling the firestorm over his Beverly Hills house."The...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Led by its Leader Andrew Holness, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) flexed its muscle during a mass rally in Stony Hill in West Rural St Andrew on Monday night as it took aim at the People's National Party (PNP).Holness brought the climax to a night...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

For hometown girl Marsha Francis, there is no question about it - she is destined to make history.Francis, the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Thomas Western, has served notice that she is on a mission to wrest the seat from the...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Gary Spaulding Senior Gleaner Writer CAMPAIGN MANAGER of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has been challenged to tackle the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Audley Shaw in a debate if party president Prime...

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