|Opposition calls for speedy probe into escape of five prisoners
People's National Party (PNP) spokesman on national security, Dr Peter Phillips, has raised grave concerns about the escape of five prisoners within a week from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre on Spanish Town Road, St Andrew.
Smokers await their fate
Local smokers will have to wait until tomorrow to find out how much more they will pay for cigarettes. Smokers now pay between $15 and $20 for each cigarette and between $250 and $400 for each 20-pack of the more popular brands.
PNP not clamouring for a general election
FOLLOWING THE chief justice's ruling, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it is not hoping for a general election this year, but adds that if one is announced, it will be putting up a strong showing.
Electoral Commission to discuss Walker's job
DANVILLE WALKER'S fate as the country's director of elections could be decided on Wednesday when the Electoral Commission of Jamaica meets. A member of the Electoral Commission confirmed yesterday that Walker's continued role as director of election would be an item on the agenda.
Mia speaks on politics
Mia Amor Mottley was called to the Bar at age 21. She is articulate and has a sharp mind that is kept active partly by her disciplined approach to reading, even one paragraph a day. When she speaks, one immediately recognises that she has an excellent grasp of international affairs and their impact on the Caribbean region.
Gleaner columnist to receive Canadian award
Dr. Glenda Simms, one of Jamaica and the Caribbean's leading gender advocates will receive an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada this year.
Hanover cemetery row gets critical
The dispute between residents of the 31 communities surrounding the controversial Royale Rest Cemetery in Burnt Ground, Hanover, and the developers of the burial site, Delapenha's Funeral Home, is now at a critical juncture.