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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...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:39 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the debate over the minimum wage gains momentum, labour expert Danny Roberts is suggesting that the Government, along with employers in the private sector, take steps to determine “what is a liveable wage” in 2020, and make adjustments to the...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Like the proverbial Sword of Damocles, eviction notices have been ominously hanging over the heads of Marcia Johnson and her family for the last 10 years. Like clockwork, the notice is served with an ultimatum for Johnson to leave the premises...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:33 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Fifty-seven-year-old Walter Duncan has been literally sleeping on the edge of the capital city for the last six months. His bed is a two-and-a-half-foot concrete wall at the Kingston waterfront. A piece of cardboard provides a buffer between his...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) yesterday submitted before a panel of three retired justices at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that former head of Strategic Planning and Project Management Centre, Karim Kiffin, should not receive more than a lump...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday commissioned a J$3.7-billion Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as part of efforts to mitigate against service interruptions that its customers suffer. Gary...

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