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Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

People's National Party (PNP) President, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was in her element in South West Clarendon on Thursday night declaring that the her party will win five of the six constituencies in the parish in the impending...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

RACE COURSE, Clarendon: The Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has suggested that Opposition Leader Andrew Holness declare his assets and liabilities for public scrutiny. It follows mounting attention on Holness' Beverly Hills mansion...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Horace Dalley, the MP for North Clarendon who suffered a shocking defeat in the 2007 general election, is predicting that Central Clarendon Mike Henry will be the sole survivor of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) contenders in the parish...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

RACE COURSE, Clarendon: The once safe Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seat of South East Clarendon could fall into the column of the People's National Party (PNP) for the third time in its history. Patricia Duncan Sutherland has taken aim at the JLP...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Major national stakeholders have written to the leaders of the two major political parties seeking commitment for five major items going into the next elections. The stakeholders comprising business leadership, academia and civil society said the...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

There are two constituencies in St Elizabeth that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) believes it must win in order to remove the People's National Party (PNP) from the Government in the next general election. But the Members of Parliament for those...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

After being subjected to much criticism and scorn for her 'touch by the master' comment,  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller responded last night telling her detractors to get to know Christ. Speaking in Independence City in Portmore...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Peter Phillips, the Finance Minister has revisited the issue of the mansion being built by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. There have been a flood of reactions since last Sunday when Phillips raised the issue at a People's National Party...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

BLACK RIVER, ST Elizabeth: Jamaicans will not be called  on to vote for a Government before Christmas. After being on the road for five weeks, People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller has called a sudden halt to the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth: Dr Peter Phillips, the campaign director for the People's National Party (PNP) has dared Opposition Leader Andrew Holness to deny that Jamaica was unable to draw down on multilateral funding because of the failure of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth: Hugh Buchanan made a major error on the People's National Party (PNP) platform when he introduced the wrong Bobby as the chairman of his party. Instead of acknowledging Robert Pickersgill as the PNP chairman, Buchanan...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth: In a major signal to Comrades in South West St Elizabeth, two feuding members of the People's National Party (PNP) on Sunday evening hinted that the wounds are being healed. Ewan Stephenson and MP Hugh Buchanan held...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Western Jamaica will be the focus of the country's two political parties this weekend as the campaign to form the next government intensifies. Andrew Holness will yet again lead the top bass of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to St Elizabeth,...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Twenty-seven-year-old Ashley-Ann Foster, the People's National Party (PNP's) youngest standard bearer for the impending general election says it is time for her peers to get involved in the political process, arguing that it is insufficient...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMAnastasia Cunningham, Senior Staff Reporter

The boards of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) have resigned at the request of the newly appointed Health Minister Horace Dalley. Dalley told The Gleaner Monday evening that the...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Andrew Holness' mansion has now become a major talking point on the political hustings. Peter Phillips, the PNP campaign director while speaking in Portmore, St Catherine on Sunday said PNP president Portia Simpson Miller is unlike other people...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

PORTMORE, St Catherine: Campaign director for the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has ribbed the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Audley Shaw for questioning the decision of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reduce...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

"Don't wait another day we are ready," declared Denise Daley, the People's National Party (PNP) chairman for Region Four which covers Clarendon and St Catherine, as she addressed hundreds of Comrades at a rally in Portmore, St...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

PORTMORE, St Catherine: The Marketing and Communications Manager at the state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Clinton Clarke, is set to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in the next general election. Clarke, who will contest...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

The Senate's Standing Orders Committee has been asked to consider whether the President has the authority to take on to himself powers which are not expressly provided in the Standing Orders — the rules guiding parliamentary proceedings....

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton has called for a delay of voting on the three bills to establish the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica's final appellate court. Making his contribution to the CCJ debate today, Tufton...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

 Imani Duncan Price has been confirmed as the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for East Rural St Andrew. Duncan Price, a government senator, is the replacement for junior tourism minister Damion Crawford in the constituency which...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are being told not to expect the announcement of the date for general election this weekend from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Paul Burke, the general secretary of the governing People’s National Party (PNP) said today that...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Among the accomplishments of her government Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller highlighted at a People’s National Party mass rally on Sunday was that the inflation rate is running at less than three per cent — the lowest in more than...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has declared herself to be "the teacher" and has run the red ink through the books of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Simpson Miller at a PNP mass meeting in...

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