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Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Incensed by the red tape in the public sector that had delayed the approval by the Ministry of Finance of 17 additional posts for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday directed a barrage of...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has said that his office will be monitoring the more than $600-million road project in St Mary that was announced by the Andrew Holness administration last week.The value of the project includes the works component...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It is not clear whether it was intended to copy the phraseology 'America first' used by United States President Donald Trump, but Dr Peter Phillips yesterday coined the Jamaican equivalent, declaring that it should be "Jamaica first" when it comes...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The People's National Party (PNP) says if it forms the next administration, it will create a legal path for the nearly 700,000 squatters to become homeowners.President of the PNP, Dr Peter Phillips, in his address to the party's 79th annual...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is vowing that a future Government led by his party would change the present law to fix the date, within a specific time, for the holding of by-elections to fill vacancies in...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

"There was not a dry eye - everyone was crying," Errol Greene, chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), described how the staff at one of the largest departments at the health facility reacted to news yesterday that 40-year-old...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jamaicans in the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands and St Martin who have been severely impacted by the effects of Hurricane Irma and want to return home will be getting assistance from the Andrew Holness administration.Minister...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The cost to complete the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) report into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s continues to spike, with the Government allocating more funds yesterday to pay the commissioners who have again asked...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

General Secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, said party president, Dr Peter Phillips, will, on Sunday, outline specific policy initiatives on crime and violence and other challenges facing the country, in the areas of...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the security forces have demonstrated that they do not have to abuse the rights of citizens in order to carry out an effective job in the first zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James.In...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Following a string of job offers, gifts and praises being heaped on him for his selfless, heroic act of saving a drowning boy, Tremayne Brown is to be given a national award.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Julie Katzman, executive vice-president of the Inter American Development Bank, says Jamaica has done an outstanding job of taking action to "right the economic ship" which she said was a precondition for any kind of strong economic growth.Katzman...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Under the Government's proposed National Identification System (NIDS), Jamaicans without a National Identification Card (NIC) will not be able to do business with government agencies and departments when it is rolled out in 2019. Additionally,...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 8:00 AMEdmond Campbell

General Secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness will, this week, hold consultations with his colleagues to set a timetable for the holding of by-elections in the St Andrew South West...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

After a firm resolve yesterday from Leader of Government Business in the Upper House Kamina Johnson Smith that debate and passage of the Pensions (Public Service) Act will go on, despite appeals to delay it from her opposition counterpart, Mark...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

While members of the Upper House deliberated on a bill to amend the pensions law, a tense standoff was unfolding between a team from the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the police almost on the doorsteps of Gordon House.The Gleaner understands that members...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

While the heads of the security forces mull areas for which they will write the prime minister for him to declare zones of special operations to tackle escalating crime, one lawmaker wants the Government to identify areas that are in dire need of...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The impunity with which criminals carry out their unlawful acts appears to have been on full display yesterday a few metres across from Gordon House - the seat of Jamaica's legislature - where a gunman reportedly shot and injured a man at the corner...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Calling her rival, Angela Brown Burke, "my sister", in the race to represent the People's National Party in St Andrew South West, councillor for the Payne Land Division Audrey Smith-Facey is expressing confidence that on Sunday, the majority of...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A charity organisation formed by members from the Jamaican diaspora in the United Kingdom (UK) is peeved that an ambulance it donated to Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, has been languishing at Kingston Wharves for 11 months while the...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite having "personal feelings" on a bill to amend the National Housing Trust (NHT) Act to withdraw $11.4 billion from the housing agency over the next four years for budgetary support, Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration has pumped an additional $2.574 billion into the Ministry of National Security to assist in rolling out the Zones of Special Operations crime initiative, which is intended to target communities rocked by rampant...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The management of Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine is giving the assurance that security measures have been stepped up there in the wake of two recent attacks on medical personnel that have left the victims traumatised.On Saturday night, a...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With members of the Jamaican diaspora expressing serious interest in pouring investments into the local health sector, the Government, through its trade and investment promotion vehicle, JAMPRO, is working feverishly with the health ministry to...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Nearly six months after the Andrew Holness administration rejected a J$5.5 billion offer by the United Kingdom (UK) government to help construct a new adult correctional facility in Jamaica, a British diplomat has said the door is still open for the...

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