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Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:35 AMEdmond Campbell

Arguing that the price of fuel on the local market has skyrocketed to its highest level, Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell has urged the Government to provide reprieve for consumers by rolling back taxes now being collected for an oil...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The 2018-2019 parliamentary year started on April 1, but to date, several oversight committees of Parliament are yet to be constituted.As parliamentarians prepare to rise for the summer break, one lawmaker has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:19 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of Chile Sebastian Pinera have agreed to have the two countries cooperate in a number of areas.During bilateral talks on the fringe of the 39th CARICOM Head of Government Summit in Montego Bay, St James...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A declaration by Government Senator Charles Sinclair that the Andrew Holness administration is not relying on divine intervention to solve the country's crime problem sparked a sharp debate in the Senate last Friday, as senators argued over whether...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:58 AMEdmond Campbell

  Chairman of Marathon Insurance Brokers (MIB), Richard Burgher, is demanding answers from the Government as to why Petrojam turned down a tender offer by to provide insurance services for its workers, but awarded the contract to a competitor...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell

About eight months after attorneys representing Marathon Insurance Brokers (MIB) wrote to Prime Minister Andrew Holness complaining about Petrojam’s cancellation of a tender process for insurance service without explanation, chairman of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 3:50 PMEdmond Campbell

The Government has announced plans to merge Clarendon Alumina Partners (CAP) and the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and list the company on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Jamaica Bauxite Mining owns 51 per cent of the old Kaiser operations while CAP...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Eight out of 10 Jamaicans are of the view that a husband should legally have a say as to whether his wife decides to end a pregnancy.That is part of the findings from an all-island poll, conducted recently by the Johnson Survey Research Limited on a...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of Local Government is now gathering information in relation to a disputed 400-acre lot in Albion Estates, St Thomas, where residents have complained bitterly for years that the land that they claim...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 2:31 PMEdmond Campbell

State Minister in the Ministry of Youth Floyd Green has said that the courts will have new options to deal with children who are deemed to be uncontrollable under the Child Care and Protection Act. Green said that, under the Act, when a child is...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is proposing that $10 billion of long-term uncollected refunds be pulled from the coffers of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to transform squatter communities across the island and address the question of...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

An accounting clerk in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's Rehabilitation Programme Policy (RPP) gifted $1.7 million to her husband, mother, her three sisters, three brothers and a friend, in an unethical, if not illegal, raid of the fund...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

After years of missed deadlines and protracted plans, the Government is now considering pulling the plug on the proposed multibillion-dollar Harmony Cove mega-resort project.Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 10:35 AMEdmond Campbell

Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says he will hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, owned by the Venezuelan...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 7:53 PMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that the country will bestow a significant honour on his mentor, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, for his contribution to the development and modification of a range of national institutions. His...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:55 PMEdmond Campbell

The Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will this year ramp up its efforts to detect contraband and uncustomed goods through the procurement and deployment at various ports of entry, cargo imaging scanners...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:07 PMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration has given a September deadline for the tabling in the House of Representatives, the National Identification and Registration Authority Regulations. Government lawmakers passed the National Identification...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

AT THE end of an arduous legislative journey, the Banking Services Bill ended up on the scrap heap yesterday after 30 Government lawmakers rejected its passage in a close vote, which saw 29 opposition legislators supporting the proposed law....

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:53 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration will be announcing measures shortly to address the use of styrofoam and single-use plastic bags that have posed serious environmental and health concerns locally. Government senator Matthew Samuda, who piloted a...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell

Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, said she had written to the attorney general in July last year seeking advice on how to remove the names of people from the voters' list who had migrated.Pine told journalists...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 2:47 PMEdmond Campbell

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has hauled some 19 persons before the courts for breaches under the country's environmental laws. Executive Director of NEPA, Peter Knight, told members of Parliament's Public Accounts...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 2:59 PMEdmond Campbell

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher says the Attorney General’s Department is yet to respond to a request from Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) for legal advice on removing names from the current voter’s list. Fisher...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A stream of tributes have poured in for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political stalwart Enid Bennett, who died yesterday, following a brief illness.The unassuming, but respected, former veteran member of Parliament first represented the people of...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Seven of 15 nations within CARICOM yesterday joined an overwhelming majority of United Nations (UN) member states in defying threats from the Donald Trump administration and voting in favour of a resolution urging the United States (US) to rescind a...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The country should know early next year the results of a probe by Contractor General Dirk Harrison into the contentious contractual arrangement between the Ministry of National Security and O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to...

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