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Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a flat rejection by some unions of the Government's six per cent wage offer over two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the groups representing public sectorworkers to reconsider their positions.He said that the workers were...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With the National Housing Trust (NHT) allocating two one-bedroom houses out of a total of 1,500 units at the Estuary scheme in Friendship, St James, to the disabled community, members of the Regulations Committee of the Senate pressed for an...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region.Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it is expected that current Contractor General Dirk Harrison...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Jamaican Government is considering purchasing the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam owned by Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, as concerns mount among banks locally and overseas over an executive order issued by United States President...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Job cuts in the public sector are inevitable.That's the word from Prime Minister Andrew Holness as he piloted a bill in Parliament yesterday to abolish the Road Maintenance Fund and transfer its functions to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Leader of government business in the Senate, Kamina Johnson Smith, has indicated that the Government will cover a critical cost associated with the registration of persons with intellectual and other disabilities in order for them to provide...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Controversy continues to follow the passage of the National Identification Registration Act as a marathon sitting of the Senate last Friday was marred by a dispute over a Privilege Motion moved by opposition lawmaker Dr Floyd Morris.The motion was...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Member of the lobby group Jamaicans for Justice, Susan Goffe, has described as backward the operations of Jamaica's Houses of Parliament after police personnel and the marshal to the Houses ruled that she could not take notes in...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Government pushed ahead with plans to pass the National Identification Registration Act last night despite strong recommendations from the parliamentary Opposition for the bill to be referred to a select committee of the Upper House.Members of...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Forensic recovery of evidence data centre devices that can extract data from computers and smartphones, along with other critical pieces of equipment to aid in the fight against corruption, were yesterday handed over to the Office of the Contractor...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The viability of Jamaica's legal ganja and hemp industry has been called into question, with Government lawmaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert suggesting that Jamaicans might beclinging to false hope as there are financial barriers that could exclude...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, Jamaica will join the 59 countries around the world that have banned corporal punishment.Holness had previously indicated that he was planning to take legislation to Parliament to outlaw corporal...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:35 PMEdmond Campbell

Information Minister Ruel Reid has sought to assure Jamaicans that the Andrew Holness administration has the utmost regard for environmental issues. His comments come against the...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Government and opposition lawmakers yesterday gave their unswerving support to a further 60-day extension of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James.Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Representatives...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

In short order, the People's National Party's (PNP) Mark Golding and Angela Brown Burke will be taking their seats in the Lower House, having scored emphatic electoral wins in yesterday's by-elections in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West,...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It might not appear to be the case since there have been no mass meetings, no radio and television advertising, and no wild charges and counter-charges, but voters in St Andrew South West and St Andrew South will go to the polls today to elect their...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

For the last four months, the Office of the Contractor General has been conducting a probe into the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited's (JUTC) engagement of Millennium Security Limited (MSL) to provide services to the state-owned bus company,...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The management of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is brushing aside calls by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) for the resignation of the board of directors and the managing director, Paul Abrahams.Opposition Spokesman on...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has said that despite lingering concerns from residents in St Mary South East regarding the large influx of persons from outside the constituency, who they blame for the flare-ups, she expects the remaining...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

With allegations of ongoing political violence and tension running high in St Mary South East ahead of the October 30 by-elections, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment-Brown, along with the Peace Management Initiative and the police, will today make...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Senate yesterday passed legislation amending the Processed Food Act and the Processed Food (General) Regulations, 1959, removing the requirement for export certificates to facilitate the implementation of the Automated System for Customs Data (...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has called for the British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, to be tried before her own court for the actions of Britain, which was one of the main colonial powers in the slave trade.Henry, a minister of...

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