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Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The new arbitration law enacted in Jamaica two months ago has reportedly put the country ahead of others in the Caribbean and should help attract more foreign investors, argued Dr Christopher Malcolm, the secretary general of the Jamaica Arbitration...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Former head of the army, Major General Antony Anderson is tipped, according to reports, to be the chairman of the new board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), which is currently the subject of two major corruption probes.National Security...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

There will be jobs for approximately 5,000 persons over the eight-year life of the Government oval and downtown development project, that continues to have local professionals questioning the administration's decision to sign a deal with a Chinese...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

A recommendation has been made for the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to put a stop to investigators taking applicants' files with them into the field for verification even as new documents emerge of a senior policeman supporting a convicted man'...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

A meeting yesterday reportedly ended without a deal for three people dismissed by the scandal-hit Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to be reinstated, and their union now says that Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be called upon to intervene."We...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Halt the "ill-conceived" agreement that guarantees Chinese investors US$1 million in the Government Oval project, local construction players are demanding of the Government in an intensification of their lobby against the deal.It comes as the...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

In an apparent attempt to quell tensions around the recent release of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) administrative review of its role in the 2010 operation in Tivoli Gardens, Police Commissioner George Quallo has declared, in no uncertain...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Police investigators are narrowing down on key employees at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in an expanding corruption probe at the scandal-hit agency, which remains without a board.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA)...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Legislators will face a hard task in making recommendations to the Parliament on submissions made by advocates demanding stronger marital rape laws, decriminalisation of buggery, widening of the definition of rape and sexual intercourse, and raising...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the new Parliament building will be definitely designed and built by Jamaicans, a position, it argues, that was always held, but which was lost in the 'noise' of public controversy over whether there...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is yet to publicly indicate what it has done internally in light of adverse findings against its officers and the army's actions in the 2010 Tivoli operation, and there are growing calls for the force to address the...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Business leaders are supporting a recommendation for the parliamentary committee with oversight for national security to examine the relationship between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:14 AMJovan Johnson

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is the latest entity to add its voice to the increasingly louder chorus, calling on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to withdraw its administrative review report released last week.The...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte will now be called on to make a pronouncement on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) review, which has cleared its members of wrongdoing, in the 2010 operation in Tivoli Gardens. Public Defender Arlene...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The integrity of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is being questioned in a Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) review that has cleared five cops of wrongdoing in the 2010 security operation in Tivoli Gardens.The enquiry's commissioners last year...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The anti-corruption lobby group National Integrity Action (NIA) is calling for a speedy conclusion of investigation into the scandal-hit Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) after reports of the granting of gun permits to people of questionable...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

A proposal brought to Parliament that would make gun-murder cases tried only by judges is to be withdrawn when legislators meet in September, amid resistance from defence lawyers and accusations of lack of consultation by the Opposition.Justice...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

At least four months ago, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) started probing the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), whose five board members resigned yesterday, 48 hours after its chairman, Dennis Wright, said that they were going nowhere...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The reassignment of 22 senior officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) takes effect today, but Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), the country's most vocal human-rights lobby group, as well as the public defender, is demanding that the Government...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The embattled board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is standing firm, declaring it is not corrupt and sees no reason for all its members to temporarily step aside as a high-level probe of the alleged granting of gun licences to people of...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The need to protect the "interest" of St Andrew South Western was a common refrain among the key leaders in the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday as outsider Angela Brown Burke was selected as the party's standard-bearer for the constituency....

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

More of the alleged shady operations at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), in which guns are reportedly being approved for people of questionable character, are being revealed, with more than 100 cases now said to be under investigation for...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

The Ministry of Health has admitted to missing its mid-year deadline for the start of heart surgeries at a new cardiac centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew.Some parliamentarians are not pleased.Approximately 300 children are...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 1:58 PMJovan Johnson

Opposition Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson has accused the Health Ministry of deceiving Jamaicans about the diagnostic services they can access. He told this morning's meeting of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson

There will be slight changes to the Integrity Commission bill, an anti-corruption legislation that, in its current form, would allow Cabinet to designate as confidential any contract it chooses, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said, following...

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