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Published:Thursday | April 11, 2024 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Principal Director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Danielle Archer is calling for the urgent repeal of the Official Secrets Act, arguing that the more current Protected Disclosures Act, or whistleblower legislation, cannot succeed alongside the...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2024 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Pamela Monroe Ellis-led Auditor General’s Department has placed climate-change related projects and the effectiveness of the country’s spending in that area under the microscope. A performance audit is now in progress with focus on the...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2024 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Following Tuesday’s parliamentary debacle, occasioned by a government walkout led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, one political analyst is suggesting that Opposition Leader Mark Golding and members on his side of the political divide answer to...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2024 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Economist and financial analyst Dr Adrian Stokes says he is expecting Opposition Leader Mark Golding to explain to the country, in his contribution to the 2024-2025 Budget Debate today, how he would fund his proposed increase in the income tax...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2024 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The wearing of body-worn cameras by the police during operations is a key issue that newly minted Commissioner of Police Dr Kevin Blake is well equipped to advance, given his technological credentials, says Hugh Faulkner, commissioner of the...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

FORMER DEPUTY commissioner of police Mark Shields has hailed the appointment of Dr Kevin Blake as the new commissioner of police, noting that his background in technology and his deep understanding of how information technology can revolutionise...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2024 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Executive Director of the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) Jeanette Calder says the failure to table two reports from the auditor general for more than a month is a serious threat to efficient parliamentary oversight and monitoring of...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The 30,000-strong Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has given its leadership a mandate to resolve outstanding issues under the compensation review exercise with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service speedily or its members will not...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2024 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

While welcoming Everald Warmington’s resignation from the Cabinet on Thursday, one accountability advocate is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to revisit his 2016 election pledge that would allow for the impeachment of public officials for...

Published:Thursday | February 29, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Strong calls have come from members of civil society for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to sack controversial lawmaker and senior Cabinet minister Everald Warmington for his emphatic suggestion that he would starve People’s National Party (PNP)...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2024 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The general secretaries of the country’s two major political parties are oozing with confidence ahead of the political showdown on Monday when Jamaicans will decide who holds the reins in the 13 parish municipalities and the Portmore city...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2024 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With the allocation of $1.7 billion by the Government to facilitate a little more than two million electors to exercise their franchise in the local government elections, which take place today and Monday, Chairman of Citizens Action for Free and...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2024 | 12:16 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, in her recently tabled 2022-2023 annual report, issued 22 “disclaimer opinions” to at several municipal corporations for their failure to properly account for billions of dollars spent or in their possession....

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2024 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Political commentator Dr Paul Ashley says the February 26 local government elections will be a straight fight between Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Mark Golding as the electorate has little or no knowledge of their local...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2024 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The financial haemorrhaging at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is expected to continue in the 2024-2025 financial year with the state-owned transport body projecting nearly $16 billion in losses. This compares with a $9.7-billion...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2024 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The two-year window for public entities, private businesses and other institutions to retrofit their buildings to allow members of the disabled community to access their services or products more easily or face possible sanctions expires today....

Published:Friday | February 9, 2024 | 12:15 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The electoral muscles of the two major political parties were on full display on Thursday as die-hards turned out in their numbers to support their candidates who were nominated to contest the February 26 local government elections. In an apparent...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2024 | 7:34 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

If the People’s National Party (PNP) secures the majority of municipalities in the upcoming February 26 local government polls, this could be construed as a national referendum on the performance of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2023 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Palpable fear and nightmarish encounters have become commonplace for Dr Elsa Amanu* and her 12-year-old son after nearly three years of traumatic experiences at their home in Green Acres, St Catherine. Amanu, who came to Jamaica from Venezuela to...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2023 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jervis Moore, director of investigations at the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), has called for greater partnership and cooperation between the public and private sectors and law enforcement in order to step up the fight...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2023 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

HEAD OF Fraud Prevention at the National Commercial Bank (NCB), Dane Nicholson, is urging the Government to craft legislation with tougher penalties for persons who devise fraudulent schemes to defraud customers of financial institutions. Citing...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte has raised questions about the Integrity Commission’s (IC) effectiveness in using the model of reviewing statutory declarations of public servants as a means of tackling corruption...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2023 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

JUSTICE MINISTER Delroy Chuck has accused his opposition counterpart Donna Scott-Mottley of “politicising” a comment he made about the disposal of properties belonging to persons who died without making a will. Scott-Mottley, in a news release...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2023 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A majority of Jamaicans 18 years and over have voiced strong support for the country to replace the United Kingdom (UK)-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). An RJRGLEANER Communications Group-commissioned Don Anderson poll...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2023 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Deputy Leader of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Opposition Senator Donna Scott-Mottley says her party is extremely disappointed that the Government has placed discussion on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the backburner. Mottley, who...

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