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Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:22 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Testy exchanges characterised a debate on a resolution to establish a bicameral sessional select committee of women in Jamaica’s legislature on Friday after one opposition lawmaker questioned the constitutionality of the move. The resolution had to...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 1:25 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The proposed dramatic increase in the mandatory minimum sentence from 15 to 45 years could render prisoner rehabilitation useless, a rights activist has said. Executive director of Stand Up for Jamaica, Carla Gullotta, theorises that those...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 12:56 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the Financial Services Commission (FSC) prepares to face tough questions from journalists today about the nearly J$3-billion investment fraud at Stocks...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:17 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A recommendation by the Opposition Leader Mark Golding for members of his shadow cabinet to sign the leadership code of conduct prepared by the Integrity Commission (IC) has been accepted by the anti-corruption body. Golding submitted to the...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:32 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Principal Director of National Integrity Action, Professor Emeritus Trevor Munroe, is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding to promptly sign the leadership code of conduct sent to them for signature by the...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 1:18 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) Chairman Orville Hill has defended his organisation’s decision to approve the design for the new-look Devon House courtyard amid public debate over the changes, which critics say have dealt a severe blow to...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2022 | 1:30 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Anxiety is growing among nurses in the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) after a second day of disappointment left them empty-handed, having not yet received salaries and arrears under the new compensation system. Finance and the Public...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 1:34 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

More than two weeks after the Integrity Commission wrote to Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Mark Golding, asking them to sign a ‘Leadership Commitment to Code of Conduct’, both leaders were yet to ink the document up to December...

Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former managing director of the Transport Authority, Willard Hylton, has criticised Transport Minister Audley Shaw as being out of touch and ineffective, citing his “chaotic” management among the chief reasons he did not renew his contract. Hylton...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Describing Jamaica’s dangerous criminals as rats who went into hiding during the just-expired states of emergency (SOEs), National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has pledged that the security forces will hunt down and detain the perpetrators of...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With the Opposition blocking the Government’s attempt to extend the current states of emergency (SOEs) beyond two weeks, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says a constitutional amendment could be considered to allow for an initial period of up to...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jowayne Smith, a final-year music student at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, was a picture of gratitude after learning that he was one of three students named to receive the Jah Jerry Scholarship for the current academic...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang has said he does not believe that embattled State Minister J.C. Hutchinson should again be sanctioned for fresh allegations of conflict of interest and nepotism...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Robert Montague, chairman of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is batting for law-abiding Jamaicans to be allowed visa-free entry to the country’s major trading partners such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Montague, who...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, has castigated his detractors for seeking to extract political gain from the state of disrepair of the nation’s roadways. In his address to thousands of party supporters at the National...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government is now engaged in talks with Washington to target Jamaican dons in the United States who wield resources and influence to direct murders and crimes back home. Addressing supporters at the 79th annual conference of the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

“Shocked and humbled” are the emotions expressed by Lennox Wallace, parish manager of St James Health Services, when he was declared Civil Servant of the Year 2022 in the Management Category at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in St Andrew on Friday...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A police oversight body has unearthed several issues it says has weakened the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Marine Division’s effectiveness in preventing and combating crime along the coastline and in the island’s territorial waters. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Despite announcing that the freshly declared states of emergency (SOEs) have received support from members of the parliamentary Opposition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Government he leads could face a familiar hurdle when the security...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Opposition Spokesman on Education Senator Damion Crawford has urged the Government to urgently implement a raft of new initiatives suggested by the People’s National Party (PNP) to tackle violence and indiscipline in public schools. In a press...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

General secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, has described as “unfortunate” racially tinged comments made by his colleague minister Everald Warmington about Opposition Leader Mark Golding. Asked if the JLP and the...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former managing director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Dr Patrick Thelwell, says he was made a scapegoat when the board of the public body terminated his contract last Friday in the wake of an audit that uncovered a policy breach that...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

While not calling for the sacking of Dr Christopher Tufton in the wake of revelations about the deaths of 14 newborns over four months from a bacterial outbreak at Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), former health minister Dr Fenton Ferguson said the...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former board member of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Olive Downer Walsh yesterday dismissed claims by the Integrity Commission that she was conflicted, owing to her employment with a company that received contracts from the...

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

Following a complaint that one of the operating theatres at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) had ceased operations owing to a massive leak from the ceiling, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said that when such problems arise, a...

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