Wed | Jun 3, 2020

Stories by Gary Spaulding

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

SENIOR DIRECTOR of Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Dennis Morrison, has served notice that the Government is in need of the bauxite levy owed by the Noranda Bauxite Ltd to finance the Budget. Morrison charged that the St Ann-based company was...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The United States (US) Embassy in Kingston has confirmed that Jamaicans spent US$25 million (approximately J$3 billion) this year in application fees for visas to enter that country.That is almost twice the estimated J$1.5 billion secondary schools...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

A SIGNIFICANT swell in the number of visa applications to the United States Embassy in Kingston in 2015 by Jamaicans has propelled heightened analysis by embassy officials.Consul General at the US Embassy in Kingston Michael Schimmel revealed that...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Like the Prodigal Son of biblical fame, Dr Christopher Tufton was ushered formally back in the fold of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to great embrace on and offstage.It wasn't a 'father figure' of biblical stature who had rushed to greet Tufton but...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The church has indicated that it is concerned about the political climate in the country and that it will be issuing a statement on the matter this week.Segments of the public have repudiated the alleged lyrics of Dwayne Vaz, member of parliament...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Senior functionaries of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on Sunday night wished all Jamaica "A Merry Christmas" but just could not resist the urge to simultaneously rain political blows on their counterparts in the People's National Party (PNP).In one...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Decorated trade unionist Lloyd Goodleigh is dead. He passed away this morning at the Andrews Memorial Hospital where he had been recovering from a recent operation. Goodleigh is a former President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

 Labourites are at this hour rocking to the beat of old gospel rhythms as they await the arrival of senior Jamaica Labour Party JLP functionaries on the party’s stomping ground of Old Harbour in South West St Catherine. It's expected...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 5:30 PMGary Spaulding

The political directorate has reacted with shock at news of the sudden death of Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica AnÌbal JimÈnez Abascal.State Minister for Foreign Affairs Arnaldo Brown and Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs Edmund Bartlett...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Jamaicans are being promised a reduction in rates at the Treadways Toll Plaza in Linstead, St Catherine, as China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) races to meet its February 2016 deadline to complete construction of 61 kilometres of roadway from...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

By next month, residents of Angels in St Catherine will be able to access the spanking new leg of the North-South Highway that runs from their community to Linstead. Highway officials made the disclosure during a tour of the new highway this...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Those who know Derrick Smith are aware that the veteran politician shares three great affections.First is his beloved, Carlene, his lifelong partner.The other two affections are politics and horse racing - not necessarily in that order.Carlene's...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:31 PMGary Spaulding

The local political platform has, without prior notice, lit up with the anticipation of a rare epic showdown between two female political debutants.It's by no means the first such battle among striking protagonists of the 'fairer gender'. But it's...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness has renewed his 2011 call on Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to walk with him in a symbolic gesture of peace."In 2011, I made a call to Mrs Simpson Miller when she was leader of the Opposition,...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, has issued a "reminder" to the private sector that it has been the People's National Party (PNP), and not JLP administrations, that have historically been fiscally reckless. Holness sought to...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Dr Norman Dunn, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for South East St Mary has promised to make life better for the people of South East St Mary if he unseats the incumbent People's National Party's Dr Winston Green. The aspirant...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) opened its mass rally in Richmond, St Mary Sunday with a swipe at Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller for her pronouncement that she is awaiting the Master's beckoning to call the election. No sooner had the...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The bodies of several babies, most of whom never made it alive out of their mothers' wombs - stillbirths - were reportedly buried in a pauper's grave in the May Pen Cemetery yesterday.Sunday Gleaner sources say between 60 and 80 bodies, taken from...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Dr Jaslyn Salmon, former president of the Jamaica Red Cross, yesterday delivered gripping imageries of deprivation, suffering, and severe hunger in western Kingston after the mayhem caused by the May 2010 police-military incursion.Speaking at...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Former Public Defender Earl Witter has complained that his work has constantly been stymied by a lack of co-operation from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Witter complained at Thursday's sitting of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 7:16 PMGary Spaulding

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has floated the proposal for the establishment of a special tribunal to examine issues of compensation for residents of Tivoli Gardens and its environs, who suffered losses in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

There are suggestions that evidence was planted at a scene in Tivoli Gardens aimed at misleading the Commission enquiring into the May 2010 police-military incursion in Western Kingston. Minutes after a retired police officer attached to the Office...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:29 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Former Public Defender Earl Witter today maintained that the movement of West Kingston residents was unnecessarily restricted for more than 72 hours after the security forces entered the area to nab gangster, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke in...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Leo Taddeo, the chairman of New Era Homes 2000 Limited, is behind bars on sexual offence charges. The Real Estate Developer, who is a Canadian national, was taken into custody late last week. Noted attorney-at-law K.D. Knight has confirmed that he...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 3:43 PMGary Spaulding

With Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller scotching any prospect of a 2015 general election, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) signalled that it was breathing a sigh of relief, albeit temporarily.After expressing misgivings over the...

Pages

Subscribe to Gary Spaulding