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Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has promised to issue job letters to members of his Cabinet to ensure that high-level performance is maintained if the organisation is victorious in the impending polls."All ministers under the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Police Superintendent Charmaine Shand, who was head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force St Thomas operation until last week, has commended efforts by People’s National Party candidate for West St Thomas, Marsha Francis in quelling tensions in...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 9:14 AMGary Spaulding

Declaring that she was well aware that the roads are rocky and the hills are steep, Juliet Holness has vowed unswerving commitment to East Rural St Andrew."I will walk with you," said Holness, with ringing endorsement from her husband, Andrew,...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Declaring that the "I tricked you" era is a thing of the past, the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) late yesterday threw down the gauntlet during a constituency conference for its candidate for East Rural St Andrew, Juliet Holness....

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Portia Simpson Miller is the president of one of the oldest and most organised political parties in the Caribbean. Not only does she have the power to hire and fire ministers, but she also has the awesome power to determine when elections are called...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 5:42 PMGary Spaulding

THERE APPEARS to be confusion in the Cabinet ahead of its weekly meeting on Monday after Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill signed a Ministerial Order effectively quashing the quarrying licence signed by Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell to...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Chairman of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) John Junor late yesterday called an emergency meeting with representatives of three key government ministries, as well as international investor Karisma, in a bid to end an impasse...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has obtained a copy of the quarry licence connected to a major hotel development which was granted to relocate sand from one location to the other. This is in contrast to claims by the Negril Chamber of Commerce of “shady sand-...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Although Raymond Pryce is no stranger to controversy, the battle-worn politician is being urged to 'smile at the storm with God in the vessel'."Them could a resign him, fire him, move him, as long as dem no kill him," said Andrea Charles, a declared...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

International oil and gas explorers are once again in Jamaican waters with the blessing of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and promises to the local fishing community.This time, the explorers are venturing on a data-collection...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Mixed reactions greeted yesterday's announcement by Phillip Paulwell, minister of science, technology, energy and mining, that the Government is seeking to ensure that motorists affected by bad gas are compensated.While Leonard Green, president of...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is declaring that it has enough money to survive a protracted election campaign.JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has scoffed at taunts by factions in the rival People's National Party (PNP) that the JLP is not in...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Government is paving the way for motorists affected by contaminated gas to be compensated. Phillip Paulwell, the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, made the disclosure during an oil and gas exploration tour of the vessel BGP...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

A stalwart of the People's National Party (PNP) lamented yesterday that Norman Manley, the founder of the organisation, and his son, Michael, were "turning in their graves at National Heroes Park" as the party's Old Hope Road, St Andrew, headquarters...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party, Dr Horace Chang, says he has been contacted by personnel from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) in relation to Devon Wint, the councillor for the Point Hill...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

A contingent of supporters of North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce are now meeting with officers of the People’s National Party (PNP) after busloads of them descended on the party’s headquarters. They arrived at...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and senior members of the governing People's National Party (PNP) are being accused by political aspirants in their rival party of manipulating gaping loopholes in the electoral mechanism without consideration...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

A motor vehicle reportedly owned and driven by the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for Northern Trelawny, John-Paul White, was said to have been damaged by unknown persons in the vicinity of the popular tourist resort Braco Village Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

A motor vehicle driven by the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for Northern Trelawny, John-Paul White, was damaged by alleged disgruntled PNP supporters today. It is understood that White, who replaced first-term Member of Parliament...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 4:00 PMGary Spaulding

General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) Paul Burke has has charged that a "cowardly faction" is seeking to undermine the organisation and has described them as "agent provocateur"."There is a handful, just as how there is a handful of...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

While some Comrades would like for Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips to get the opportunity to lead the country, political stalwarts share his view that the immediate focus must be on winning the upcoming general election for the People's National...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Dr Peter Phillips, the man who has led Jamaica to 10 successive quarterly International Monetary Fund (IMF) reviews, has admitted that he has not taken his eyes off the position of prime minister of Jamaica."It would be a great honour should there...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 2:13 PMGary Spaulding

The Retirement landfill in St James was lit on Wednesday and New Year's Day, with indications that they were not celebratory bonfires, but the work of arsonists.Director of Operations at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Percy...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Nearly four years after the community was overwhelmed by a severe rodent infestation, residents of Calabar Mews in St Andrew are again expressing fears that huge rats are being lured back in the community to wreak havoc on their lives.It was in...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

'Tis the season to be jolly, but the Government and local business community have found other reasons to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.A Bloomberg News report that Jamaica's Stock Exchange surged in 2015 to the top spot ahead of those of...

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