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Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

National Health Fund (NHF) Chairman Howard Mitchell has sought to calm fears about Jamaica’s immediate vaccine inventory, disclosing on Sunday that there is sufficient stock of Oxford-AstraZeneca doses to cover the masses who turned out for a COVID...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Glowing tributes were paid to retiring Court of Appeal Justice Hilary Phillips yesterday during a special sitting of the court as the curtain came down on her 47-year legal career. President of the Court of Appeal Patrick Brooks, who led the...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Dr Dayton Campbell may have survived as general secretary amid a developing scandal but the decision to retain him in the People’s National Party’s (PNP) senior ranks has sparked a smouldering conflict that could further torch a deeply divided...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Embattled People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell has asserted that sex crime allegations levelled against him are part of an ouster plot This development could open up fresh wounds in an internecine conflict between...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang railed against the ease with which suspected criminals could be granted bail as he called for laws to reflect Jamaica’s crime crisis. His soundings are bound to further rattle criminal attorneys already...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A high court judge has refused an application by managing director of Guardsman Group, Robert Epstein, to amend his defence and to file a counterclaim in the consequential case involving the National Housing Trust and the security company as the...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Just over half of the vouchers the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information had issued to help with the purchase of tablets and laptops have been redeemed. This was revealed by portfolio minister Fayval Williams, as she gave an update on the...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Parliament is to debate a bill proposing that tattoos and other symbols be used under the powerful anti-gang legislation to identify criminals as it moves to further clamp down on the country’s most notorious organisations. Currently, the Criminal...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Though retiring from politics, long-time People’s National Party Senator AJ Nicholson is back in the spotlight having been named by Kamina Johnson Smith as the one who sent her emails which she found to be threatening and harassing. During Friday’...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Some $600 million will be pumped into the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank to enable micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to access affordable financing. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw while...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Insisting that the Government was on a bad legal footing and accusing the Holness administration of “selling out” the country as it sought to have China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) build the Montego Bay Perimeter Road Project, Opposition Leader...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Several projects are to be undertaken by the Special Economic Zone Authority to build out an additional 400 acres of space worth US$1.3 billion. Construction on these projects is expected to begin during this financial year. This was announced by...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness led tributes to Ambassador Anthony Johnson at Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament, describing him as a gentleman of great intellect and integrity who has left a lasting legacy. Johnson died last week at the age of 82. “...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:35 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Students poised to sit a range of exit and external examinations are set to return to school for face-to-face engagement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. The declaration covers the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the Caribbean Secondary...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:31 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has nudged judges to issue longer prison terms to convicts, as a strong signal to the country amid howls from certain groups over perceived light sentences being handed down from the Bench. In making his contribution...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The current method of placing students into secondary schools should be scrapped, said President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Jasford Gabriel, who declared that it is a breeding ground for inequity in the education system. Students...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As there are moves now afoot to inject energy into the tourism industry, Opposition Senator Damion Crawford yesterday knocked the Government for not being proactive in getting it ready for life after COVID-19. Presently, bookings at the country’s...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has withdrawn his controversial pronouncement that he would push jungle justice if the rule of law breaks down and females in his immediate family were sexually abused or assaulted. In a statement during Friday’s...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie delivered an ominous warning Thursday evening as the country braces for a third wave of the coronavirus spread, disclosing that the peak week could bring 180 deaths. Bisasor-McKenzie has hailed...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that embattled Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright will be paid during his two-month absence from the House of Representatives due to “unforeseen circumstances” requiring his immediate attention. This was revealed...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former legislator and diplomat Anthony Johnson died yesterday at the age of 82. News of the passing of the former member of parliament (MP) and senator emerged as the House of Representatives sat yesterday. Former Government Minister Derrick Smith...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that matey violence claims one in 10 Jamaican women murdered each year, anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle has accused the violence against women lobby of hypocrisy for not focusing on their deadly involvement in love triangles and gangs...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

“Something is not right with the programme!” That was the assertion made by Labour and Social Security Minister Karl Samuda Tuesday afternoon as he insisted that the popular farm work programme is to be ploughed and relaid. Disclosing in his...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The temperature in the Senate soared by the minute yesterday as female lawmakers sparred over the issue of the viral video, even as George Wright was the target of sharp rebukes for much of the session. It was Opposition Senator Donna Scott-...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:26 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean leaders used Thursday’s high-level climate summit hosted by United States President Joseph Biden to press for debt relief and investment swaps for island states that have been victim to major weather events. Antigua and Barbuda Prime...

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