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Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:32 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

At least four of the five seats in Clarendon could decide which political party holds sway in the upcoming election as the leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) converge on constituencies in the parish...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration will pass legislation to classify politically motivated offences as hate crimes after the September 3 general election. At the same time, Dr Peter Phillips, the...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Dismissing notions that he was too ill and lethargic to lead the country, Dr Peter Phillips, the 70-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) president, declared on Tuesday that he was “fit and ready to go”. Having completed surgery for Stage Three...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Having attained ‘seven-star general’ status in political parlance, and arguably one of Jamaica’s longest-serving ministers in any administration over a 23-year period, Robert Pickersgill, whose decades-long political career is coming to an end, is...

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

With a worrying rise in the number of Jamaicans contracting COVID-19 in the last week, prospective election candidates who plan to crank up their political machinery in a show of strength today – nomination day – are being warned that campaign...

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

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The words of Thomas H. Palmer, an educator, has seemingly inspired retired senior cop Newton Amos as he takes aim at his political rival to snatch a seat in Gordon House, Jamaica’s Parliament. Twice...

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

Newton Amos, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for St Catherine North West, is castigating Member of Parliament Robert Pickersgill for failing to maintain the Bramwell Clarke sporting complex, which has fallen in a state of disrepair....

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Marlene Lewis, a long-time supporter of People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament for St Catherine South, Colin Fagan, has described the incumbent as a “very good MP” that has showed no signs of discrimination against his constituents...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Robert ‘Big Rob’ Miller’s entry for the first time into representational politics in 2020 belies his depth of experience and track record as a tough and astute campaigner. He has been on the ground and in the political trenches one year shy of two...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Colin Fagan, the member of parliament (MP) for St Catherine South East who has beaten back three challenges at the national polls, says those who believe that he is on shaky ground are in for a rude awakening in the next general election. In what...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:23 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

If government ministers are involved in corruption, they will be obliged to resign immediately and Jamaicans who cannot explain how they accumulate wealth could lose their assets to the State. These form part of decisions taken by stakeholders on...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaican public is “hungry” to see top-ranking government officials pay the consequences for alleged acts of corruption in the public sector, says Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, outgoing head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

More than 50 per cent of Jamaicans say that their standard of living has been adversely affected since the onset of COVID-19 in March. A survey carried out by Don Anderson, executive chairman of Market Research Services Limited, revealed that 56...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:23 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to strike at the heart of the global economy, a key source of grants to Jamaica has signalled that its funding of local projects will not be halted or reduced. Malgorzata Wasilewska,...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The timing of the announcement of the blacklisting of Jamaica and other African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states was unfortunate, Malgorzata Wasilewska, the outgoing European Union (EU) ambassador, has said. In a Gleaner interview at the end of...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Newly installed director of Information and Complaints at the Integrity Commission Craig Beresford has said the oversight body will be using the requisite tools contained in the law to ensure full and accurate compliance in relation to the...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

An agitated Dr Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s minister of health and wellness, went on the offensive on Thursday evening when he bluntly told a reporter who asked if he cheated on his wife that it was “none of your business”. “I would prefer you...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:27 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Seymour Panton, says that prosecutions are likely to follow from the two Petrojam reports that were tabled at the end of June in Parliament. Asked to comment on former energy minister Andrew Wheatley’s move to...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:33 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

“Unshakeable!” That’s how retired justice Seymour Panton described his stance in relation to parliamentarians who are used by individuals as a vehicle to distribute scarce benefits to their constituents. Panton, a former president of the Court of...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Chairman of the Integrity Commission, retired Justice Seymour Panton, has slammed lawmakers for passing a statute that gives no clear directive to commissioners of the anti-corruption oversight body in relation to the filing of their statutory...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Integrity Commission Oversight Committee (ICOC) of Parliament could be on a collision course with Integrity Commission Chairman retired Justice Seymour Panton for statements the latter made in the body’s second annual report, chiding...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Despite adverse findings against Dr Andrew Wheatley by the director of investigation at the Integrity Commission, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hinted that he would not rule out appointing the embattled former energy minister in a future...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:25 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has written to the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) regarding allegations that public officials aligned to the party are actively involved in representational politics in breach of the Code of Conduct and...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:28 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is facing a tough decision on whether to name a key loyalist, the scandal-scarred Dr Andrew Wheatley, among his ruling party’s slate of prospective candidates in the next general election. The embattled former energy...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

UNITED STATES Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia says that Washington has steered clear of any involvement with the prison system in Jamaica, signalling that it would not provide funding to construct correctional centres locally. Asked if the US...

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