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Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

First-time lawmaker Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has admitted that she sometimes gets bored listening to debates in Parliament.Cuthbert-Flynn, the former star athlete-turned-politician, asserted, too, that not enough legislation is being passed and...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The parliamentary committee tasked with monitoring public expenditure has proposed that Cabinet and the finance ministry develop clear guidelines that set out the positions and circumstances under which persons convicted of criminal offences can be...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Jamaica's parliamentary Opposition has sought answers from the Andrew Holness administration about whether the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is owed more than J$380 million by a Greek fuel-trading company that filed for bankruptcy protection in...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:06 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Andrew Holness administration has made it clear that Jamaica will not support any changes to a United Nations (UN) draft resolution, to be voted on today, that condemns the decades-old economic embargo imposed on Cuba by the United States (US...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

With lawmakers failing for more than four decades to implement proposed changes to legislation that outlaws abortion in Jamaica, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has suggested that the hot-button issue now requires “urgent consideration...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Government Senator Kerensia Morrison has urged Jamaicans overseas to help stem the murder rate in their homeland by stopping the shipping of guns into the country."Send us opportunities. Send us the school fees. Send the lunch money. Send the money...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more "ordinary" Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that "maybe the time has come" to consider giving "regular,...

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