Wed | May 27, 2020

Stories by Gary Spaulding

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

National Security Minister Peter Bunting yesterday labelled as "hypocritical" the posturing of the parliamentary Opposition on the proposed prison deal with the United Kingdom."This is nothing but pure, vulgar, political hypocrisy and theatrical...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Starting tomorrow, the Integrity Commission of the People's National Party (PNP) will begin its enquiry to determine whether the slate of selected standard-bearers is fit and proper for the upcoming general election.The enquiry takes place ahead of...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Opposition Senator Arthur Williams has served notice that he will not yield to the temptation to vote along party lines when senators vote on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to replace the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Jamaica's...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 2:08 PMGary Spaulding

Jamaica is to be the recipient of the lion's share of the £300-million infrastructure grant from the United Kingdom (UK), to be administered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Department for International Development (DFID) that leads...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner to Jamaica, David Fitton has said it was not Britain’s idea to exclude media interviews for the visit of Prime Minister David Cameron. The Press Association of Jamaica had raised concern that there was no opportunity...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

"Britain is back in the Caribbean to bring an end to the benign neglect of the region."This was the declaration of David Cameron, the United Kingdom (UK) prime minister in a brief exchange with The Gleaner and selected media entities yesterday.With...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 10:42 AMGary Spaulding

Dorothy Peart, the sociable, 94-year-old World War II veteran cut an unusual dash when she ventured out to meet David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom, yesterday.Although she is confined to a wheelchair these days, the matriarch of the...

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

The official visit of United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron has yielded promises of a share of a £300 million fund aimed at growing the Jamaican economy as well as a new prison for the island.The country also stands to benefit from a US$9...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 2:54 PMGary Spaulding

The Dorothy Pine-McLarty chaired Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is being called out to explain why it has failed to bring to book, recalcitrant legislators who have refused to file returns on campaign expenses.Civil society activist Carol...

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

Nearly four years after the parliamentary election of 2011, less than half of the 150 candidates who contested the polls have filed returns of election expenses to returning officers for the constituencies in which they were candidates.The Electoral...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Attorney-at-law Leslie Campbell yesterday secured the right to represent the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in North East St Catherine, but his victory has left some Labourities fuming.Campbell secured 111 votes to decimate former parliamentarian Sharon...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 1:13 PMGary Spaulding

THE JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) will today seek to bring the curtain down on the selection exercise in its pair of contentious constituencies.Gregory Mair's replacement as the standard-bearer for the JLP in North East St Catherine should be known...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

World Bank Country Manager Galina Sotirova is urging whichever party emerges victorious in the next general election to stay the economic course being charted by Jamaica under the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) extended fund facility."No matter...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The United States Embassy in Kingston has expressed approval of what it describes as the professional approach adopted by local security personnel in dealing with another security scare at the Old Hope Road facility. Joshua Polacheck, IRC Associate...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

"THIS IS a time to heal," trumpeted former president of the People's National Party (PNP), P.J. Patterson, yesterday as he "prophesied" that the party will be moving like a tsunami in the days to come."Is there no balm in Gilead?" continued the...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

A People's National Party (PNP) supporter was rushed from the national arena a short a while ago by a medical team at the party's 77th annual conference now under way. Uniformed medical professionals wheeled out the woman out of the crowded...

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

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's charismatic mettle will be put to the test today when she stands in front of supporters, who are clearly at odds in some constituencies, at the public session of the People's National Party (PNP) 77th annual...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 3:55 PMGary Spaulding

AFTER AN uneventful first day, delegates of the People's National Party (PNP) are today expected to engage in deliberations on the party's preparedness for a general election.The music of Forward Portia, Forward, declaring that the "PNP massive was...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

Three political aspirants are today scheduled to be interviewed by the secretariat of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as they seek to become its candidate in North East St Catherine.Former South Central St Catherine Member of Parliament Sharon Hay-...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The People's National Party (PNP) selection conference for East Rural St Andrew has also been postponed. This brings to three the number of selection contests that have been put-off since yesterday. General Secretary of the PNP Paul Burke...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 1:24 PMGary Spaulding

There has been no word yet out of the People's National Party (PNP) following an emergency officers meeting called late last Friday, but party insiders say the leadership is struggling to deal with internal rifts threatening to tear it apart....

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding

The battle over who is to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in North East St Elizabeth took an ominous turn last Friday, when it moved into the courts and became uglier yesterday as it played out in a nasty way on the streets of the...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 5:44 PMGary Spaulding

LAWS GOVERNING eye care in Jamaica are to be improved and updated in order to assist thousands afflicted by a range of sight-related ailments.The United States-based Eye Health Institute (EHI) has received an undertaking from the Jamaican Government...

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

Looming national elections are slated to be top priority during the People's National Party (PNP)'s 77th annual conference, launched yesterday at the party's Old Hope Road, St Andrew, headquarters.While stressing that it was the prerogative of...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2015 | 12:27 PMGary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

The PNP this morning launched its 77th annual conference slated for September 18-20. At a press conference to launch the conference, PNP chairman Robert Pickersgill said the second of the three-day conference will focus on election...

Pages

Subscribe to Gary Spaulding