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Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Lisa Hanna, the South East St Ann MP who was earlier this year at the centre of a leadership controversy, has told Comrades at a People's National Party (PNP) rally in Brown's Town, St Ann that on many occasions she had come close to giving...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Sixty-eight year old Elaine Hylton hustles into Brown's Town square in North West St Ann, blowing her vuvuzuela and declaring victory for the People's National Party (PNP) in the upcoming general election. "Labour wrong caah win down...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte has been suspended from service in the Senate until she furnishes the president, Floyd Morris, with a letter supporting her claims that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council had expressed an interest...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

K.D. Knight put it succinctly when he used the phrase "that is what democracy is about".The people vote for a Government, and that Government is empowered to take decisions in the best interest of the people.Parliament, as Knight explained, is that...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Amid concerns that criminals are hiding online in plain sight, a member of the Government said in Parliament on Tuesday that monitoring suspected persons online may be an important step in preventing misdeeds.Closing the debate on the Cyber-crime...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

THE MINISTRY of Health has vowed to tackle the increase in mosquito population across all parishes, with special focus on schools.Residents are being urged to contact the health department in their parish to report any area that is in need of...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Staff Reporter

Political protests which have resurfaced in North Trelawny, Eastern Portland and North East St Elizabeth have been featuring in discussions among Comrades gathered at the Riu Hotel in St Ann for the People's National Party (PNP's) candidates' preparation retreat.

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMSenior Staff Reporter

The Registrar of the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies has signalled its intent to cancel the registration of the National People’s Cooperative Bank (NPCB) unless it can be shown that the bank is conducting its financial...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Having won Central St James by only 98 votes, the People's National Party's (PNP) Lloyd B. Smith has sounded an ominous warning that the seat is in real danger of falling to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the next general elections....

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Raymond Pryce will not go forward as a candidate for the People's National Party (PNP) in North East St Elizabeth. The first time MP, who is also deputy general secretary of the party, was tonight told by the executive of the party that his...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

West St Andrew Member of Parliament Anthony Hylton has announced plans to create a workforce college in Seaview Gardens as part of a thrust to prepare the people to benefit from logistics-related activities."The college will provide skills training...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Former parliamentarian Sharon Hay Webster has expressed a renewed interest in serving as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) candidate for North East St Catherine. Hay Webster, a two-term MP for the old South Central St Catherine constituency for...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is claiming that the Government in paying off the PetroCaribe debt is putting itself under a cash-flow threat. “What is of great concern to us is that in trying to manage down the cost of debt, and the stock...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMGary Spaulding, Senior Staff Reporter

With the vast majority of the 602 persons murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams is touting the Get The Guns Campaign; as an effective programme to put the lid on murder. The Commissioner did not...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Robert Brooks gazed into a wide open, rugged pit at Johnson Bottom in North Central Clarendon. A few decades ago, the area was a hive of mining activity. Bulldozers, backhoes and trucks were engaged to rip the ore from the earth, the aim being to...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

Two Orderlies to the Houses of Parliament were ordered out of the Chamber earlier today following a dispute between them and the management of Gordon House over allowances for shoes. The Orderlies claim the $5,000 contribution they've been...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: Having seen his winning margin sliced dramatically in the last general elections,  North East Manchester Member of Parliament has told constituents that he needs his dominance restored. Shaw, referred to as a five-star...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: South Trelawny Member of Parliament Marisa Dalrymple Philibert Sunday night delivered a sobering address to Labourites in Christiana, Manchester, telling them that hard work and unity are necessary for the Jamaica Labour...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

CHRISTIANA, Manchester: A Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) parish council aspirant has called for parents across the island to wear black and join teachers in their fight for increased wage. "Wear black because we need to ensure that the nation'...

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

Despite a $4-billion shortfall in the nominal primary surplus target under the extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Fund’s staff team, which reviewed Jamaica’s performance, is to ...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

If there were doubts as to whether quality presentations can be made in the Sectoral Debate without members of parliament being on their feet for upwards of two hours, think again.The revamped debate, which ended last week, demonstrated that members...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

THE BREADBASKET Parish of St Elizabeth is currently reeling from the effects of severe drought conditions, with farmers said to be experiencing significant losses as their crops dry up in the field."Just from the drought alone, many persons would...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter

Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today heard that the Riverton City fire has cost two major public bodies a total of $311 million and the amount could further rise. That is because the figure does not include any medical claims...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

"I am envisioning a government system where somebody can be a member of the Cabinet even if they are from the other political party," Charles Frost told the gathering at Campion College in Liguanea to loud howls of disapproval.

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Despite owing millions of dollars to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke says the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will be holding back 20 per cent of funds due to the light and power company...

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