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Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Describing Jamaica’s dangerous criminals as rats who went into hiding during the just-expired states of emergency (SOEs), National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has pledged that the security forces will hunt down and detain the perpetrators of...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With the Opposition blocking the Government’s attempt to extend the current states of emergency (SOEs) beyond two weeks, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says a constitutional amendment could be considered to allow for an initial period of up to...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jowayne Smith, a final-year music student at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, was a picture of gratitude after learning that he was one of three students named to receive the Jah Jerry Scholarship for the current academic...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang has said he does not believe that embattled State Minister J.C. Hutchinson should again be sanctioned for fresh allegations of conflict of interest and nepotism...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Robert Montague, chairman of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is batting for law-abiding Jamaicans to be allowed visa-free entry to the country’s major trading partners such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Montague, who...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, has castigated his detractors for seeking to extract political gain from the state of disrepair of the nation’s roadways. In his address to thousands of party supporters at the National...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is now engaged in talks with Washington to target Jamaican dons in the United States who wield resources and influence to direct murders and crimes back home. Addressing supporters at the 79th annual conference of the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

“Shocked and humbled” are the emotions expressed by Lennox Wallace, parish manager of St James Health Services, when he was declared Civil Servant of the Year 2022 in the Management Category at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in St Andrew on Friday...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A police oversight body has unearthed several issues it says has weakened the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Marine Division’s effectiveness in preventing and combating crime along the coastline and in the island’s territorial waters. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Despite announcing that the freshly declared states of emergency (SOEs) have received support from members of the parliamentary Opposition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Government he leads could face a familiar hurdle when the security...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Spokesman on Education Senator Damion Crawford has urged the Government to urgently implement a raft of new initiatives suggested by the People’s National Party (PNP) to tackle violence and indiscipline in public schools. In a press...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

General secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, has described as “unfortunate” racially tinged comments made by his colleague minister Everald Warmington about Opposition Leader Mark Golding. Asked if the JLP and the...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former managing director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Dr Patrick Thelwell, says he was made a scapegoat when the board of the public body terminated his contract last Friday in the wake of an audit that uncovered a policy breach that...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

While not calling for the sacking of Dr Christopher Tufton in the wake of revelations about the deaths of 14 newborns over four months from a bacterial outbreak at Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), former health minister Dr Fenton Ferguson said the...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former board member of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Olive Downer Walsh yesterday dismissed claims by the Integrity Commission that she was conflicted, owing to her employment with a company that received contracts from the...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Following a complaint that one of the operating theatres at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) had ceased operations owing to a massive leak from the ceiling, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said that when such problems arise, a...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Senior vice-president of the West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL), Danville Walker, has urged St Andrew South Eastern Member of Parliament Julian Robinson to ask Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke why his ministry initially...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA) has released a damning report on the state of a number of lock-ups in the four parishes that form Area One in western Jamaica. The geographic zone comprises Trelawny, St James, Westmoreland, and...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Dr Fenton Ferguson, the former People’s National Party (PNP) ‘Six-Star General’, whose half-dozen consecutive general-election winning streak in St Thomas Eastern was halted in 2020, has resigned as chairman and caretaker of the constituency. He...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the Police Federation, Corporal Rohan James, says rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are “getting restless” over the snail’s pace at which the Government’s compensation review process is moving. In a Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Citing the significant prospects of wooing tourists to enjoy Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage, Canadian High Commissioner Emina Tudakovic believes that the country has missed opportunities to gain more from the hospitality dollar. The Canadian...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Abysmally low public confidence in soldiers and the police presents a grave threat to law and order in Jamaica, experts say, with overexposure of the army cited for the increased risk of being “somewhat contaminated”. The analysis is drawn from a...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With growing consensus on adjusting the lofty Vision 2030 targets as Jamaica charts developed-country status, Dr Adrian Stokes, a development economist, has argued that it will be very difficult to move the needle on those goals without addressing...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Retired legal luminary Seymour Panton has argued that any suggestion that the Court of Appeal could serve as Jamaica’s court of last resort was an attempt to extend the country’s ties with the London-based Privy Council which serves as Jamaica’s...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) President Adrian Saunders has argued that the fundamental reason for the paucity of Jamaican cases that go to the Privy Council was the crippling expense that acts as a barrier to many. He said that the filing fees...

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