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

National Integrity Action (NIA) says it is in full support of a recommendation by the Integrity Commission (IC) for lawmakers to remove Section 40 (4) of the Integrity Commission Act (ICA), which is a potential corruption enabler. In its 2023-2024...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2024 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A St Andrew family is in distress as they anxiously await word on the fate of Alrick Moncrieffe, a 20-year-old who was washed away by floodwaters on Wednesday in Havana, Arnett Gardens. Moncrieffe, otherwise called ‘Kalonji’ and ‘Lala’, was playing...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

After weeks of hammering from politicians linked to the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) about his status as a dual citizen, Opposition Leader Mark Golding yesterday announced that he would relinquish his British citizenship. However, political...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2024 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton is urging farmers across the country to start making preparations to cushion the effect of what could be the likely impact of Hurricane Beryl on Jamaica. Forecasters have placed...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2024 | 12:48 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaican taxpayers and the Parliament are still unable to assess how the Ministry of Health and Wellness spent almost $700 billion in public resources allocated to the ministry over a 10-year period, owing to the apparent failure by Permanent...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2024 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Commissioners of the Integrity Commission are of the view that the anti-corruption body should have the protection of the Jamaican Constitution. The view has been expressed by the commissioners in light of a comment made by former Prime Minister PJ...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Gleaner columnist Reverend Peter Espeut has sought to dismiss scathing remarks directed at him by Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte on Tuesday regarding controversial comments he made about members of the...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Peter Bunting has suggested that the Government take steps to reintroduce the Stay Alert App as a means of alerting law enforcement when persons are faced with danger or emergency situations. During a...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Managing Director of the Transport Authority Ralston Smith says the agency is in the process of establishing a regulatory framework for ride-hailing entities to provide oversight for how industry players attract and retain drivers. His comments...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2024 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Transport Authority Managing Director Ralston Smith said news of the passing of Dr Daniel Dawes, the chief executive officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF), has sent shock waves through not only the organisation he leads, but the entire...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2024 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Hugh Small, KC, says Jamaica will not break ties with King Charles III before the next general election that is constitutionally due by September 2025. His comments come against the background of a pronouncement by State Minister...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2024 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The 11-union strong Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) has thrown its full support behind former Clerk to the Houses of Parliament Valrie Curtis in calling for an apology and withdrawal of a letter, from Speaker of the House Juliet...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2024 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

GOVERNMENT LAWMAKERS paid tribute to former clerk to the Houses of Parliament Valrie Curtis in her absence on Tuesday, but the parliamentary Opposition reserved their accolades for a future event when they can commend the former administrator of...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2024 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament Dwayne Vaz is facing charges for breaching Section 43(1)(b) of the Integrity Commission Act (ICA). At the same time, a senior public servant is in trouble with the anti-corruption body for failing to...

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...

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