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Stories by Romario Scott

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Security personnel stationed at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are on edge, fearing that they will be blamed for an act of vandalism that took place in the shadows late Tuesday night.The subject: the controversial bust of...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will now have to respond to a petition calling for him to establish the boundary of the Cockpit Country and put an end to mining in the protected area.This after the petition, started on August 21 by environment...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 10:20 AMRomario Scott

The country is to receive 20 sniffer dogs in the next two weeks. This from National Security Minister Robert Montague who says the dogs were purchased by the Government. A further 20 are to arrive later. The dogs are to detect illegal...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, is insisting that the declaration of Mount Salem, St James, as a zone of special operations (ZOSO) was not influenced by politics.Chang, speaking at a JLP Area Four political...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

"Fix the road, Andrew, fix the road, Andrew!" was an animated Robert Montague's rallying cry for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to fix more roads in St Mary, even as the Opposition is crying foul over the timing of a $600-million road-construction...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 2:00 PMRomario Scott

The Member of Parliament for St Catherine Eastern, Denise Daley, says some parts of her constituency could be declared a zone of special operation but she doesn't know enough about it. In confessing that her knowledge is limited on the special...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Opposition Leader of Barbados Mia Motley wants that Caribbean countries to introduce multipurpose identification cards for citizens in the region to facilitate deeper integration of the countries.Mottley, the main speaker on the opening day of...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

People's National Party supporters in South St Andrew are daring Prime Minister Andrew Holness to call a by-election for their constituency.The Comrades say they are tired of calling their standard-bearer Mark Golding "mister"."A MP we wah call him...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Last Friday's declaration of Mount Salem in St James as the first zone of special operations by Prime Minister Andrew Holness triggered immediate reaction on social media.The hashtag #ZOSO began trending and was used to monitor the conversation...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

People's National Party (PNP) delegates of the Norman Gardens division, in East Kingston and Port Royal, yesterday selected Jacqueline Lewis as the party's standard-bearer for the division.Lewis, the sitting chairman of the division, amassed 151...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 1:34 PMRomario Scott

The police have confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody in relation to the murder of 34-year-old Dexter Pottinger, a fashion designer of Yarico Place, Kingston 20. The police say arrangements are now being made for the man to be...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has lashed out against the crime situation gripping the country, calling on the political leaders to rally against the heartless murderers who have had Jamaicans living in fear.Her call comes on the heels...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 1:04 PMRomario Scott

Several persons, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, have taken to social media to express their sympathies to former People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary Western, Jolyan Silvera, following the tragic death of his...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A new bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey meant to appease the public following outrage over one previously erected at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is also being ridiculed. At the same time, the university is accused of...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Concerns in some quarters that with the passage of the new Arbitration Act, courts and the traditional legal system could be circumvented, have been dismissed by Secretary General of the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre, Dr Christopher...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

There are telling signs that all is not well in the People's National Party (PNP) political bastion of South West St Andrew, following the no-show of a long-time political organiser and councillor, Audrey Smith, at the constituency's annual...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew Eastern, Fayval Williams, is appealing for patience in traversing sections of the Mona area as major infrastructure work is under way.There has been a noticeable build-up of traffic in the area since work...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A high-level team of senior politicians from the People's National Party (PNP) is now being assembled as the party seeks to shore up its candidate, Dr Shane Alexis, to face off against Dr Norman Dunn of the Jamaica Labour Party for the South East St...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Prominent medical doctor Shane Alexis will be on the People's National Party's (PNP) ticket in the race to replace Dr Winston Green as member of parliament for St Mary, South East setting up another clash of doctors when a by-election is called for...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

It is now 130 years since the birth of Marcus Garvey, and to this day, the national hero is still being hailed and remembered as one of the bravest men of his time."A revolutionary," is how Minister of Entertainment, Sport, Culture and Gender...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 10:54 AMRomario Scott

A senior member of the Andrew Holness administration has disclosed that the recently released Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Administrative Review report has not been accepted by the Government.  The controversial report which ...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid growing unrest at the Kingston Freeport Terminal, the Government has stepped in to ease the frustration of truckers who had become irate over the pace of work at the terminal.At a press conference yesterday morning at Jamaica House in Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:38 PMRomario Scott

At a press conference this morning at Jamaica House, Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth Creation Horace Chang said the Government and frustrated truckers have worked out a formula for preventing the issues which led...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) has distanced itself from its spokesman on national security, Peter Bunting, for publicly lashing out against the Chinese dominance in the construction sector, suggesting that its former general secretary was...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 4:01 PMRomario Scott

Amid a strike by tanker drivers, Petrojam is seeking to assure the public that its loading racks are fully open for business. General Manager of Petrogam Floyd Grindley said the petroleum refinery company is committed and capable of delivering all...

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