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Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 4:53 PMEdmond Campbell

The Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA), the agency mandated to safeguard the rights and well being of children in Jamaica, is reporting a disturbing development in the church - that of reports of sexual abuse against children by senior members...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 5:01 PMEdmond Campbell

Insults flew like poisonous darts across the political divide in Gordon House Wednesday night, penetrating deep into the psyche of its intended targets and triggering a mix of rancour, laughter and the rapid hammering of the chairman's gavel during...

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 5:54 PMEdmond Campbell

One major stakeholder in the education process has indicated that Government failed to engage it at a critical point when decisions were being made to introduce new policy to cauterise the unethical recruitment of students to high schools based on...

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 6:26 PMEdmond Campbell

It will soon take just a few years of delinquency in the payment of property taxes to cause landowners to lose their property if legislation tabled in Parliament yesterday is approved.The legislation, tabled in the House of Representatives, gives...

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

MINISTER WITH responsibility for electoral matters, Phillip Paulwell, yesterday denied suggestions that the Government is strapped for cash to pay a new political ombudsman and hence the long delay in appointing someone to the post.Former Political...

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 7:18 PMEdmond Campbell

An analysis of fatal crashes on the country's roads in 2014 has shed light on some stark realities in terms of various factors fuelling the nation's alarming statistics on road deaths.The Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI) carried out a detailed...

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 2:39 PMEdmond Campbell

RETURNED OPPOSITION members of the Upper House, Dr Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams, have made it clear that they will not be muzzled at the next sitting of the Senate even if the Supreme Court has not made a declaration on a petition to ascertain whether they remain senators, in accordance with the Constitution.

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 11:23 AMEdmond Campbell

MOTORISTS WHO drive a vehicle without insurance coverage could run into trouble with the law as a parliamentary committee reviewing the Road Traffic Act has recommended that the police should have the power to seize uninsured vehicles when the...

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 4:16 PMEdmond Campbell

DESPITE VARIOUS challenges facing their constituents several first time members of parliament are reporting successes in the implementation of a number of educational projects in their constituencies. Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum a...

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 6:00 PMEdmond Campbell

A SMALL group from the Rastafarian community watched with keen interest and waited patiently yesterday as the Senate debated for nearly five hours the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, which was later passed with five amendments. Justice Mi...

Published:Monday | February 2, 2015 | 12:06 PMEdmond Campbell

“SOMETIMES YOU can’t sleep at nights,” confessed Dr Andrew Wheatley, a first-time Jamaica Labour Party member of parliament who is by no means a political neophyte but concedes that being a representative of the people at this level is not an easy job.

Published:Monday | February 2, 2015 | 12:01 PMEdmond Campbell

Difficult assignments don’t usually scare Denise Daley, the People’s National Party member of parliament for East St Catherine. But Daley admits that her early parliamentary encounter had left her stupefied at the time, as there were no clear guidelines or formal instructions on how she should carry out her legislative duties.

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 8:12 PMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of Education says it will rationalise and merge 600 basic schools into 220 infant schools by the end of 2015.

Published:Monday | January 26, 2015 | 6:00 PMEdmond Campbell

Less than a month before the Government tables the 2015-2016 Estimates of Expenditure, Financial Secretary Devon Rowe has signalled that

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2015 | 5:55 PMEdmond Campbell

Blasting the Parliamentary Opposition, following its call for the scrapping of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Justice Minister

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Published:Tuesday | January 20, 2015 | 6:48 PMEdmond Campbell

ALL 63 members of parliament will cast a critical vote on April 28 - the three-month period given to legislators to support or reject the

Published:Thursday | January 15, 2015 | 10:02 AMEdmond Campbell

Published:Thursday | January 15, 2015 | 10:10 AMEdmond Campbell

PEDAL CYCLISTS who ignore road signs and use their cellular phones or other electronic devices while riding may soon find themselves in t

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 6:43 PMEdmond Campbell

Published:Monday | January 12, 2015 | 4:52 PMEdmond Campbell

JAMAICA'S FIRST public defender, Howard Hamilton, yesterday hailed the appointment of Arlene Harrison Henry, a 37-year veteran in the leg

Published:Wednesday | January 7, 2015 | 4:53 PMEdmond Campbell

THIRTY-SIX-year-old Kenroy 'Buckyton' Grant has experienced the worst of times in the tough inner-city communities of Payne Land in South

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2015 | 5:23 PMEdmond Campbell

WHILE MAKING it abundantly clear that public-sector workers will not have to contemplate another wage freeze for the new financial year,

Published:Monday | January 5, 2015 | 4:29 PMEdmond Campbell

CITING YOUTH unemployment as one of the main challenges affecting the economy and, by extension, his South East St Andrew constituency in

Published:Thursday | December 18, 2014 | 4:29 PMEdmond Campbell

THE VULNERABILITY of Parliament was exposed yesterday after lawmakers and the parliamentary staff turned up at work to discover that Gord


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