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Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

A 58-year-old man who had a travel history to France and was recovering from COVID-19 died yesterday at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), as government officials intensified calls for Jamaicans to limit movement and interaction to...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:28 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Starting tomorrow, Jamaicans will be under an all-island curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to slow down the spread of COVID-19, which has killed one person locally, with another 35 infected with the virus. It will last for seven days. Members of the...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s second-highest foreign-exchange earner, remittances, could suffer a massive blow this year owing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on jurisdictions overseas with large diaspora communities. Signs of a downward trajectory have already...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As 65-year-old Trevor Small, a self-proclaimed garment constructor based in Kingston, walked along a near-empty Ocean Boulevard yesterday evening, he pondered the new work limitations that will be imposed on senior citizens like himself. Effective...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) wants the Government to provide a moratorium on payroll statutory contributions during the COVID-19 crisis and a mitigation grant of $50,000 per family under the Programme for the Advancement Through...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Operators and employees of food establishments across the country are being urged to take the necessary steps to remain free of COVID-19. Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte told journalists last Friday that under the Public Health Food Handling...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Health is tracking between 200 and 300 persons who potentially came in contact with novel coronavirus patients across six parishes: Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas, Clarendon, St James, and St Ann. This revelation was made moments...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:22 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis says she examined the Fiscal Policy Paper (FPP) in accordance with the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act and submitted the document to Parliament within the time stipulated by law. Before the start of...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:25 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has pushed back against critics who assert that he does not have the mettle to lead his party to victory in the upcoming general election. Phillips dismissed the claim that he could...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Despite being lobbied by Washington to support Luis Almagro to retain the secretary general post at the Organization of American States (OAS), Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his administration has not yet decided who will get its vote at the...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that his Government has never sought to cover up any of the seismic scandals that has rocked his administration during its four years in office to date. “The Government has always accepted that there have...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Amid a spike in murders across Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted that the country’s crime problem has “evolved currently, over and above our established capacity to address it”. Despite the imposition of states of emergency in...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Former head of Strategic Planning and Project Management Centre at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Karim Kiffin, who was dismissed without cause in 2018 by the central bank, received a $50.2-million award yesterday by a panel of three adjudicators at...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The man who once declared that the fight against corruption was not a “ballroom dance” but a battle that could not be fought by the “weak or faint of heart” has been appointed to a key position in the two-year-old Integrity Commission. His...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Major players involved in Jamaica’s lottery scam are on the radar of top United States’ law-enforcement agencies and are being targeted for extradition this year, a senior federal official has warned. “I can tell you that there are active...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:21 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s judiciary has crafted a bold and ambitious road map to achieve its vision of being the best in the Caribbean by 2023 and one of the best in the world in six years’ time. Chief Justice Bryan Sykes indicated that it was the first time in...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the ministries and agencies of government with anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism finance (CTF) mandates to collaborate to plug gaps in the country’s regime. Clarke,...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Two experienced professionals who have served on multiple boards, Howard Mitchell and Dennis Chung, have declared that they have never signed non-disclosure agreements as members of public boards or directors of private companies. They also told...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has positioned Jamaica as the fourth most corrupt state among Caribbean countries ahead of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti. The 2019 index, released yesterday, showed...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As Washington forges stronger alliances across the region to pressure the beleaguered Venezuelan regime to relinquish power amid socio-economic turmoil, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heaped praise on Jamaican Prime Minister...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:29 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Emanuel DaRosa, says the new 194-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in Old Harbour, St Catherine, will cushion the effects of sharp spikes in the price of oil on the world market. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Fresh on the heels of his reappointment to the People’s National Party’s (PNP) shadow Cabinet, firebrand St Ann North West Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell says he will raise the tempo of advocacy for transparency, accountability and probity...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:20 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the Islamic Republic of Iran threatens harsh vengeance against the United States for killing Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian elite Quds military force and one of the most powerful figures in the country, local Islamic leader Mustafa...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Tasked with the responsibility of being the guardian of public expenditure, the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) says it will, this year, conduct and complete about nine audits for tabling in Parliament. It is expected that an audit on...

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