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Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the People’s National Party (PNP) continues to ready itself for the calling of a general election, it is making a desperate effort to show unity. The late inclusion last week of Dr Dayton Campbell to the Shadow Cabinet was another attempt by the...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Knowing fully well how an election fever could quickly go cold, several electoral hopefuls expected to run on the People’s National Party’s (PNP) ticket at the next polls have been uneasy with the party’s aggressive New Year campaign. Yesterday,...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:43 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Uncertainty looms over the political future of People’s National Party (PNP) Vice-President Damion Crawford heading into the next general election, but campaign director Phillip Paulwell says the party is working to heal a new fracture. Crawford...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The late former president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Beverley Lopez, was hailed on Saturday as a woman of principle who loved her country. Lopez, who was laid to rest on Saturday, died at her home on November 24. Scores...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the dengue virus outbreak continues to claim lives amid heightened public concern, a local medical professional with advanced training in natural medicine is suggesting that papaya leaves can help to provide a remedy for those suffering. At...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:25 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The experience of being classed as a scammer is fuelling Sujae Boswell’s drive to remove a scar that has marred his home town in St James, infamous for the deadly lottery scam. Hailing from the gritty community of Hendon, Norwood, Boswell is a...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Having twice told the parliamentary Opposition not to seek to influence the police and anti-corruption agencies, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted that more work will be required to strengthen the overall framework governing the bodies....

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has warned current Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness that he cannot wait too long to call a general election. Golding, who back in 2011 endorsed Holness, then leader of Government business in the...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Having dropped several hints that it is about to shift gears into election mode, there will be high anticipation surrounding the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 76th annual conference on Sunday. Party leader Andrew Holness and other senior officials...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:51 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday revealed that the Chinese government has indicated an interest in rolling out major investments in the Caymanas Economic Zone. Addressing Parliament last night, Holness said that his working visit to China...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Buffeted by a wave of public criticisms in the wake of at least two major scandals bedevilling his administration this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness delivered a stern warning to the hierarchy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on the weekend....

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There are more signs that the two major political parties are about to shift gears as the election season draws near. The leader of the governing Jamaica Labour Party, Andrew Holness, was in South East St Ann on the weekend and told the party’s...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite his political career being birthed in tumult and foundering on upheaval in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Douglas Vaz was yesterday praised as a stalwart and a patriot. Vaz, 82, died yesterday in his sleep, plunging his family and the...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:50 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In an escalating diplomatic row with Jamaica a central figure, the Chinese Embassy in Kingston fired back at a senior United States military commander who on Wednesday warned Jamaica to be wary of China’s presence in the region. Admiral Craig...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

After resisting her godfather’s prodding for her to pursue studies at The University of West Indies (UWI), Mona, Shaneilia Ellis last Saturday walked away with a double major under her cap. But he who pushed her to realise this life goal never...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite uncertainty behind the revocation of United States visas to a senior Jamaican Cabinet minister and a high-ranking opposition parliamentarian, there are mixed views on whether Washington’s action is an attempt to twist the arm of the Holness...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:36 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s oppressive anti-gay laws and discriminatory practices cost the workforce around $11 billion annually and make the minority group three times more vulnerable to mental-health illness, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 8:56 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has given political backing to the police to go after politicians unscrupulously dipping into the pockets of local contractors along with predatory police and criminal dons. The issue was raised on Wednesday...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In a stunning revelation yesterday evening, former Contractor General Dirk Harrison detailed how the pockets of local contractors are raided by politicians, the police, and dons although already faced with stiff competition from foreigners who...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A deepening rift is emerging among People’s National Party (PNP) factions in the West Rural St Andrew constituency, which was vacated by Jennifer Housen, who last week blasted the secretariat for its administration of the seat. Rohan Banks, one of...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

It will be a little easier to hold public officials to account with the rolling out of a website backed by a corruption watchdog, the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP). The organisation’s portal currently allows for the tracking of the...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday stressed that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) would not interfere with the ongoing investigation and court case involving former Minister of Education Ruel Reid, even as he fired shots at the People’s National...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:38 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has settled two Clarendon constituencies as the general election constitutionally due by 2021 draws nearer. The Gleaner understands that Pearnel Charles Jr will be the party’s standard-bearer in South East Clarendon...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Western Hanover constituency is closer to having a standard-bearer. After round two at the polls, attorney-at-law Tamika Davis polled 129 votes to beat businessman Andrew McLeary, who amassed 102 votes. The run-off...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Everald Warmington is to exit the political scene and will not contest in the next general election for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Warmington, 67, made the announcement at a JLP Area Council Two meeting on Sunday. “I won’t be around for much...

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