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Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Western Portland's Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz has declared that he is back in the folds of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) "more than 100 per cent".Vaz, who has been on the sidelines of the JLP since he led a failed attempt by Audley Shaw to...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 5:36 PMGary Spaulding

The battle over economic governance between the two major political parties continued Thursday on the political platform with Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw moving to counteract claims by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips.At a Jamaica...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Backed by a catchy new tune, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness on Thursday night urged Labourites in South East St Elizabeth to bid Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller good bye. Like a disc jockey at a dancehall session Holness...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Bad mind, grudgeful and envious were how Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) deputy general secretary Audley Gordon described Campaign Director for the People’s National Party Dr Peter Phillips for bringing the issue of the mansion of JLP leader...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

There are indications that the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is engaged in a push to fast-track an internal process to install Dr Christopher Tufton as its candidate in the troubled St Catherine West Central constituency.With the...

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

Confidence oozed from every pore of veteran educator Donovan Roland Isaacs as he sat with our news team.He has been selected by the People's National Party (PNP) for the gigantic task of challenging the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Derrick Smith in...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

There were signs of heightened anticipation among platform speakers of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) during its mass rally on Sunday, in Alexandria, St Ann South West.Their sense of urgency, they hinted, was an impending "explosion" on the...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran politician Pearnel Charles has reignited the gay debate telling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters in St Ann that a four-year-old promise by then Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller was purely aimed at getting support. In the...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

ALEXANDRIA, St Ann: It has been an untidy situation as traffic attempt to trundle through a crowded Alexandria square in South West St Ann where the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is holding its mass meeting. From the political platform, JLP...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 2:29 PMGary Spaulding

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is the most watched person in Jamaica at this time, and for good reasons.With the country in election mode, the telescopic focus is zooming in on Simpson Miller, the only person empowered to call the much-...

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

Attorney-at-law Donna Parchment Brown, the custos of St Andrew, has reportedly been selected over clergyman Karl Johnson.The new political ombudsman, whose statutory responsibility is to oversee and investigate adherence to Jamaica's Code of...

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

The constituency of West Central St Catherine has once again been rocked by turmoil as the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) was forced last night to scratch a resisting Devon Wint from the...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

AS IT was four years ago, President of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller is set to square-off once again with Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness.But things have changed drastically in a number of ways since...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

As the political beat gets louder, gospel artiste Ninja Diamond has succeeded in captivating the attention of music lovers on the campaign trail over the past few days.Ninja Diamond, whose real name is Oneil Richardo Palmer, raised the tempo by...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The huge turnout in the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Central St Catherine stronghold on Sunday notwithstanding, the main targets of platform speakers were the throng of non-committed voters sitting on the political fence.At the same time, the...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Sector interests have found favour with the invitation to Jamaicans by the west Kingston commission of enquiry to participate by submitting their own batch of recommendations.The commission stated in a notice published in The Sunday Gleaner of...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness has served notice that the Opposition is not yet done with Cabinet minister Dr Fenton Ferguson over the dead babies scandal although he has been stripped of the health portfolio. "He still has some...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Audley Shaw, the fiery Jamaica Labour Party Spokesman on Finance has acknowledged that he erred last week when he told supporters that a Health Ministry audit team had reported from as far back as August that there was an infectious outbreak in the...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips was the target of criticisms from a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) platform in Spanish Town, St Catherine Sunday evening. “We have had other bad PNP Governments as but what (has) happened under this one is a...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired police officer Newton Amos, the Jamaica Labour Party's standard bearer for North West St Catherine has vowed to dispatch into retirement the incumbent People's National Party MP Robert Pickersgill. Amos whipped the crowd...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Lupus specialist Dr Desiree Tulloch Reid fought back the tears at a Gleaner Editors' Forum last week, as she recounted the struggles endured by patients stricken with the lifelong affliction.Her voice broke as she muttered: "I am so blown away...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

After a performance that was strongly criticised during the 2011 general election campaign, Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has vowed that it will not make the same mistakes this time around.G2K...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Delano Seiveright, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Eastern St Thomas says his focus, if elected, will be directed at introducing tourism to what he described as the most neglected parish in the island. “I commit to you that there...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The two major political parties have not yet agreed on a format for national debates ahead of the impending election although the campaign is on in earnest.General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP) Paul Burke told The Gleaner yesterday...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness has promised the people of St Thomas that his government would create special agricultural zones in the parish. Speaking at the ‘Poverty to Prosperity’ session in Morant Bay, Eastern St...

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