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Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 8:55 AMEdmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

The tabling of the 2016-2017 Estimates of Expenditure will be slightly delayed as the new Andrew Holness-led administration is moving feverishly to craft a new Budget. “The first thing we have to do is to construct a budget and that’s...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:01 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Arguing that tense climate in two constituencies could undermine the integrity of the electoral process, the Governing People’s National Party (PNP) has written to the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) seeking to get two sets of polling...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 2:32 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Hours after Damion Crawford declared "I shall return", People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller on Friday said she will ensure he has a bright political future. "Comrade Damion Crawford is my son in whom I am...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 1:15 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Labourites have been urged by Jamaica Labour Party heavy hitter Audley Shaw to be sceptical of reports in the media. "Watch weh you read and watch weh yuh hear inna di media. So so ginalship a gwaan inna the news media. Watch it!" Shaw...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 3:07 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Staff Reporter

Member of Parliament for South East Clarendon, Ruddy Spencer, is calling for an urgent economic intervention in Lionel Town, in the parish, which he said is about to see “the worst days of its life”. Nothing that Monymusk Sugar Estate...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 1:50 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

 Audley Shaw last night used a political platform in Lionel Town, Clarendon to misrepresent the facts about disbursements on money from the Equalization Fund to the 22 divisions in the Clarendon Parish Council. Shaw, who had earlier raised the...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 11:53 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

A Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) parish council aspirant has suggested that Jamaica is being punished with plagues because of its decision to elect the Portia Simpson Miller-led People’s National Party (PNP) to govern the affairs of the country....

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 11:31 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

 JLP campaign chairman Mike Henry has warned all six parliamentary candidates in Clarendon that they will have to live in their constituencies. "You all going to have to live in your constituency the day after you win the seat,"...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 9:45 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Winston Maragh, a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor in Clarendon, has described former prime minister Michael Manley as an "idiot". Maragh, while moderating a JLP mass meeting in Lionel Town Clarendon, said that through his actions,...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 9:37 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

A retired local politician has beseeched Labourites to prevent the entry of the Duncan sisters to Parliament. Alfred Francis, a former councillor for the Mocho Division, said at a Jamaica Labour Party rally in Lionel Town, Clarendon that the...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 4:30 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Members of Parliament today congratulated Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips on being named The Gleaner's Man of the Year. The honour, which was bestowed on the finance minister yesterday, was brought to the attention of the House of...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 4:14 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Members of Parliament have rushed to the defence of Member of Parliament for South West St Andrew, Everald Warmington. MP for North East St Andrew, Delroy Chuck, said Warmington was...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 6:46 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Controversial Member of Parliament Everald Warmington twice referred to Government Member Lisa Hanna as "a Jezebel" during today's sitting of the House of Representatives prompting her colleagues to rush to her defence. A Jezebel...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 4:07 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies has revealed that as at December 2015, the government incurred US$1 million (J$120 million) in the failed effort to privatise the Norman Manley International Airport. Davies, speaking in the House of...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 10:15 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Evangelist Sandra Brooks has told Comrades that God expects the People's National Party (PNP) to heal the divisions within its ranks. "A party that is divided cannot stand," Brooks said at a PNP gospel concert in front of the...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 9:57 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Except for a few diehard supporters, the street in front of the People's National Party (PNP) headquarters on Old Hope Road, St Andrew was sparse Saturday night. The PNP had hoped to stage a massive Corporate Area gospel concert just before...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 4:38 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

A sexual harassment bill has been tabled in the House of Representatives which seeks to outlaw sexual intimidation, coercion and pestering in the workplace, institutions and in landlord-tenant relationships. Prime Minister Portia Simpson...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 4:22 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Rosalee Gage Gray, the CEO of the Child Development Agency, has been instructed to initiate disciplinary proceedings against members of her staff for their handling of the removal of a group of wards from a State facility. The report said there was...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 3:45 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

An irate Government Senator Lambert Brown brought a premature end to his contribution to an anti-crime bill in the Upper House today amid taunting from Opposition Senator Tom Tavares Finson. Brown, a government senator, and Tavares Finson were are...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:13 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Confessed Irwin Point rapist Patrick Green has been linked to 20 cases of rape through the use of DNA technology, Justice Minister Mark Golding said in the Senate today. Green has pleaded guilty for the 2012 rape of five females, including an eight...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 6:41 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

A provision in the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill for Jamaicans to be given first priority in landing jobs has been amended. Industry minister Anthony Hylton, in piloting the bill in the House of Representatives today, gave no reason for the...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 4:57 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica is now one step closer to having the campaign financing bill made into law after the House of Representatives this afternoon approved the legislation despite concern that it does not go far enough. The bill will now be sent to the...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 3:48 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Two communities in North West St Elizabeth — Johnson Bush Road and Red Hills/10 Foot Road — are set to get electricity for the first time by the end of January next year. In making the announcement, Phillip Paulwell, the energy...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 10:16 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Having seen James Robertson's winning margin take a massive hit in the last general elections, the governing People's National Party (PNP) believes it can win the West St Thomas seat for the fifth time in the history of the constituency....

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 8:53 PMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Dr Morais Guy, the chairman for the People's National Party (PNP's) Region Two says the embattled East St Thomas MP Dr Fenton Ferguson has done enough for his East St Thomas constituency and the parish to be re-elected to serve a...

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