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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...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Former Director General of the Planning Institute of the Jamaica (PIOJ) Collin Bullock has warned that neither the Government nor the country should be looking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the designer of the country's fundamental...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 4:22 PMRomario Scott

Co-chairman of the government’s 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...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As the country awaits an announcement on the successor programme to the current extended fund facility between the Government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Economics Department at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is putting...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Chairman of the Jamaica Library Service (JLS), Paul Lalor, is dismissing the suggestion that the physical libraries in the country are struggling to remain relevant, especially due to the spike in Internet services being made available to would...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) campaign director for local government elections, Noel Arscott, said the party would again sweep all 14 parish councils whenever the elections are called."We are going to retain all of them. We will have some...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The man credited with the radical transformation and development of the Jamaica Customs Agency, whose employment contract comes to an end on October 31, is putting out an early signal to his employers that he is "always available to serve".Major...

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