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Stories by Romario Scott

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

With Jamaica gaining worldwide notoriety for lottery scamming, there is a suggestion from a prominent member of the business community to have cell phones and landlines making excessive international calls blocked.Businessman Patrick Casserly has...

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:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:03 AMRomario Scott

Cheerful music, the knocking of dominoes and frisky children romping in green spaces were the sights that greeted our news team last Friday as residents of the St Andrew community of August Town celebrated a year without any murders.In a year when...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A number of Jamaicans have reacted passionately to a Gleaner report earlier this week which revealed that the container package of the popular Chiffon soft margarine had an inaccurate replica of the Jamaican flag.Many have confessed that they had to...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The colossal error in the colour misplacement of what was supposed to be the Jamaican flag, printed on the package container of the popular and widely distributed Chiffon premium soft margarine, has left the management of Seprod Limited infuriated...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Illegal vending has been continuing unabated on the buses of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) despite numerous warnings from the management of the state-owned company for the practice to cease.It is the Christmas season and the rowdy vendors...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Two former education ministers have welcomed with open arms, the appointment of Professor Stephen Vasciannie as president of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica.Vasciannie, a former principal of the Norman Manley Law School, will take up...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:40 AMRomario Scott

The Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies on Thursday commissioned into operation a well that will supply the campus with water.The more than 850 feet deep well comes into operation just in time for Christmas and is expected to supply up...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Major Richard Reese, commissioner and chief executive officer of Jamaica Customs Agency, is giving an assurance that the agency's automated system for customs data (ASYCUDA) is functional and reliable.Reese told The Gleaner yesterday that issues...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Off the back of a 2.3 per cent growth in the economy for the June to September quarter of this year and with business and consumer confidence still soaring, there is a general feeling among business operators and financial analysts that this...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

With mounting concerns and swirling allegations in the domestic market about contaminated rice being sold to unsuspecting consumers, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has declared that the authorities have so...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

After two previous attempts, the member of parliament for East Central St Andrew, Dr Peter Phillips, 66, seems set to finally be crowned president of the People's National Party (PNP) as the campaign of his early challenger, Peter Bunting, came...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has blasted Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller for being "irresponsible" by not participating in Wednesday's signing of the Partnership for a Prosperous Jamaica.Simpson Miller said she did not...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The authorities have expressed serious concern that popular taxi services across the Corporate Area have been engaged in the practice of dispatching illegal taxis commonly referred to as 'robot' taxis to route passengers across the Kingston...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Several groups represented at the annual World AIDS Day breakfast forum, held at the Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies in Kingston, have expressed satisfaction with the progress...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Lydia Richards, the St Ann municipal councillor, who has been at the forefront of a revolt against her People's National Party (PNP) colleague, Lisa Hanna, vowed yesterday to continue her fight to oust the St Ann South East MP, an effort that she...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The bitter war between General Secretary of the People's National (PNP) Party Paul Burke and the former Region One chairman in the PNP hierarchy, Lisa Hanna, has picked up steam, with comments made on the public airwaves yesterday by the latter....

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Parliamentary Opposition is declaring that cooperation between itself and the Government in the Lower House will not be guaranteed.Leader of Opposition Business in the Lower House of Parliament Phillip Paulwell yesterday told The Gleaner that...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The country's two main political parties, the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), say that they are ready for today's nomination activities.Today also marks the official start of their campaigning period and they are...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

With music from renowned reggae and dancehall icon Buju Banton pelting from a huge sound system set up and in the presence of scores of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) officials and supporters, daughter of the Gargamel himself, Jodian Myrie, was on...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As the election temperature rises, Labourites in St Ann were on Sunday told that come the night of November 28, a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate will be set to take up office as mayor for the St Ann Municipal Corporation. Shahine Robinson, the...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, says Jamaica will, for a very long time, need the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if the country is to achieve debt and financial sustainability.Byles...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:50 AMRomario Scott

A professor in the Department of Behavioural and Social Science at the Northern Caribbean University has pronounced that witnesses in criminal cases are likely to flip-flop in their testimonies and statements when there is lack of confidence in the...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2016 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott

A former law-enforcement officer and a prominent player in the local legal system have thrown their support behind the idea of Government giving serious consideration to the use of digital technology to facilitate video recordings of witness...

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