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Stories by Edmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Decrying the high levels of crime in Jamaica that has become a huge barrier to investments locally, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) John Mahfood is pressing the Government to fast-track promulgating...

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

While the Ministry of Education and Youth struggles to iron out lingering policy issues that have left two critical training institutions in limbo, lawmakers turned up the heat Wednesday on a senior ministry official for allegedly misleading a...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Sanctions have been recommended against Rovel Morris, chief executive officer (CEO) of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, for the accounting officer’s role in a corruption scandal that enmeshed then Mayor Michael Belnavis and which involved the...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), Shane Dalling, has signalled that he was not picking a fight with Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis but is insisting that her conclusions that his salary contract is in...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Under-fire National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang and Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague are the big survivors in a Cabinet reshuffle that saw Prime Minister Andrew Holness retaining all cards in his deck in what has been described...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

At least one developer is warning that the proposed increase of eight per cent in the price of cement by the country’s main supplier, Carib Cement, will have a significant impact on the lower-income end of the housing market. “The low-income end of...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The finance ministry is considering surcharge action of $11.2 million against sidelined acting Permanent Secretary Dr Grace McLean and more than $112 million against the in-limbo incumbent Dean-Roy Bernard, documents bearing the signature of...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson is calling for an urgent push by the education sector to rescue thousands of Jamaican students negatively impacted by the fallout in learning since the onset of COVID-19. He said that these students...

Published:Monday | January 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Here’s a synopsis of some of the other major stories for 2021: January 05: Jamaica and, by extension, the Caribbean lost one of their most gifted entrepreneurs who built an all-inclusive hotel empire that spanned the region, despite having no...

Published:Monday | January 3, 2022 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The last year around the sun was quite turbulent for Jamaica, punctuated by adversity, anguish, resilience, goodwill and a Government dogged by corruption scandals, while at the same time soaking up harsh criticisms for its policy shift that had...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With nearly two months before local government elections are constitutionally due, Director of Elections Glasspole Brown says the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has sent a budget of more than $1 billion to the Ministry of Finance and the Public...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Principal Director of the National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe wants the urgent implementation of institutional and legislative reforms as well as robust law enforcement to reduce corruption, punish the corrupt and rebuild trust...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With 41 per 100,000 of the homicides committed in Jamaica being men, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson says that young males have become endangered species in the country. Addressing a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of St Andrew at...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Legal luminary and former president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton, has shredded arguments by legislators who crafted a gag provision in law to restrict the Integrity Commission, Jamaica’s single anti-corruption body from announcing...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As neglected families in hospitals continue to deprive patients of critical bed spaces, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the Government is taking steps to initiate legal action against their relatives who have abandoned them...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Steps by the Government to pass legislation to indemnify the State for imposing and collecting excessive traffic fines since 2006 were a flawed approach to resolve the issue and will not stand up to legal scrutiny, says attorney-at-law Gavin Goffe...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The board of Jamaica College (JC) says it is now awaiting a response from Education Minister Fayval Williams, after approving three recommendations regarding a request for a five-year extension of special leave to principal, Ruel Reid, who has been...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Some trade unionists have cautioned against a vaccine-or-test mandate for public-sector workers in the short term, arguing that such an approach would be premature. In the context of slow inoculation nationally, the Professor Gordon Shirley-chaired...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Mark Golding, said that a government led by him would pump significant resources into early childhood education to ensure that students transitioning to secondary schools have the required competence...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

In a no-holds-barred address to Comrades at the People’s National Party’s (PNP) 83rd annual conference on Sunday, former president P.J. Patterson called for all hostilities within the organisation to cease as he delivered a sharp rebuke to warring...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Sidelined Permanent Secretary Dean-Roy Bernard has charged that the privatisation of the controversial Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE) was effected shortly after his exit as chief accounting officer of the Ministry of Education and...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

EXPRESSING HER passion for helping children, particularly boys, Pauline Gregory Lewis who wears several hats, including that of volunteer, author and teacher, says the time has come for Jamaicans to redouble their efforts at rescuing young men from...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Having been appointed as the new clerk to the Houses of Parliament, Valrie Curtis is not daunted by the multiplicity of challenges facing her support staff whose critical input is pivotal to keeping the wheels of the legislature turning. This...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With less than eight per cent of Jamaica’s population being fully vaccinated to date, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has disclosed that a significant portion of 60,000 doses of AstraZeneca might have to be discarded if shots are...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Beverley Anderson Manley, who played a pivotal role behind the scenes in the enlistment of the first four women into the army in 1976, has described the elevation of Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman to chief of defence staff of the Jamaica Defence...

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