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Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 11:16 PMRomario Scott

Olivia Grange, the minister of gender, culture, entertainment and sport, has disclosed that a number of shelters are being built for victims of abuse even as the government moves to facilitate permanent housing solution for the family of two girls...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:03 AMRomario Scott

The frustration faced by persons who have to wait long periods to get treatment at the Accident and Emergency (A...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

At the end of June, the tenure of United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno will come to an end, this after having spent four years in the post.At a farewell ceremony hosted by Moreno at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday,...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) is seeking to get from the Government a written commitment to the calling of an early by-election in the event there is a vacancy on the opposition benches in Parliament.The request comes against the backdrop of PNP...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Andrew Holness administration has so far been receiving positive feedback from stakeholder groups for its performance in wake of its one-year anniversary since being voted into office.The chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The police have disclosed that they have not been able to make any headway in the case involving a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) allowing a female civilian to perform a simulated sexual act on his M-16 rifle.In the less-than-10-...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Heath Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has turned back stinging criticisms from his opposition counterpart over the issue of noxious fumes choking patients and staff at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James.Horace Dalley on Friday launched an...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

At a time when domestic violence is on the rise in Jamaica, there has been a sharp reduction in the number of police personnel murdering their spouses.The police say that over the past two years, they have not recorded a single killing of a spouse...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Dwayne Vaz, the member of parliament (MP) for Central Westmoreland, is convinced that injecting millions of dollars through massive government investments is the only way to assist his constituency in addressing its social and infrastructural ills....

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid growing concerns among members of the Parliamentary Opposition, Derrick Smith, the minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, has declared that the Government is not opposed to having a fixed timeline for by-elections when...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last week declared that the public-sector transformation reform on which the Government has embarked is a national policy.Speaking at Jamaica House in Kingston, the prime minister said his administration was seeking to...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Veteran crime fighter Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor is calling for a radical change in the approach to preventing and fighting crime in the country.Supt. McGregor, who is in charge of the Territorial Operations Portfolio of the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Pearnel Charles Jr, state minister in the Ministry of National Security, last week extended an invitation to members of the Sizzla Youth Foundation and other key stakeholders to share with him the formula that resulted in a turnaround of the once...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Sheri-Ann McGregor, president of the usually vocal The Jamaican Bar Association, says she is in no position to comment on the recent revocation of the visas of two high-profile attorneys.Last week, news came that for undisclosed reasons, the United...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Telecommunications company FLOW is offering customers whose private numbers were exposed in the 2017 residential telephone directory, a new private number, free of charge for a year.FLOW said that as part of its efforts to minimise negative impact...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Opposition has accused the Andrew Holness-led administration of "reaping what it did not sow" and has charged that the months-old administration cannot take credit for the levels of growth that are being recorded in the economy.Government...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The tourism and cargo-shipment sectors are set to record momentous growth as a result of an air-service agreement that was yesterday inked between the Jamaican and Canadian governments.The agreement, negotiated on the Jamaican Government's behalf by...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Transport Authority (TA) has dismissed recent claims that taxi companies are using illegal taxis, or robots, to transport passengers across the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).The Gleaner had put the issue to the owners and managing directors...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A former Barbadian prime minister is strongly suggesting that Jamaica and other Caribbean countries latch on to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to give the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) a boost of confidence.Speaking last Wednesday in the...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Former prime minister and chairman of the Government's Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Commission, Bruce Golding, is of the view that lack of research is putting a drag on the integration process of Caribbean countries.He noted that there is little...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Everald Warmington, the state minister in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has charged that some members of parliament (MPs) are lazy, this in light of being accused by the opposition spokesman on Transport and works of politically...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A man said to be of unsound mind last night had his home set ablaze after being accused of gruesomely killing a well-known elderly taxi operator in a small, informal section of Hague, Trelawny, yesterday evening, shortly after 4 p.m.The police say...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Rudyard Spencer commissioned into operation six new vehicles for the Jamaica Customs Agency to enhance its effectiveness in carrying out its mandate.The vehicles include three Nissan...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Reverend Al Miller, backing away from his declaration that he would not contest his conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice, is heading to court to appeal the guilty verdict handed down by Parish Judge Simone Wolf Reece...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:34 AMRomario Scott

The country's pride is set to take a hard hit today as the online petition launched to commence the proceedings of clearing the name of National Hero Marcus Garvey is likely to end at midnight without the 100,000 signatures needed for it to...

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