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Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:34 PMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna became the first official candidate in the November 7 race for the president of the People’s National Party (PNP), submitting nomination papers yesterday afternoon. Hanna, backed by a number of women in the PNP, including Imani Duncan...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna has picked up the endorsement of two key People’s National Party (PNP) operatives as the campaign for the presidency of the 82-year-old political organisation intensifies. PNP Vice President Phillip Paulwell yesterday threw his lot in...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Key surrogates of the Lisa Hanna and the Mark Golding campaigns say that they are shunning vote-buying as they prepare to shift gears heading into the November 7 battle for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP). Writing in The...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that access to water is a human right, Opposition Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns is pushing for the Government to enforce building orders which make it mandatory for developers to have water-harvesting systems in multifamily dwellings. But...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Nine members of the Uchence Wilson Gang convicted of being a part of the criminal organisation in the trial which was concluded on Tuesday will be sentenced on November 30 revealed Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, as he completed his summation of the 19-...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The heavy hand of the law came down once again on Uchence Wilson, the leader of a gang bearing his name, and several of his cronies. Yesterday, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes while continuing his summation of the case found Wilson, Derron Taylor,...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The alleged mastermind of the Uchence Wilson Gang exhaled heavily on Thursday as Chief Justice Bryan Sykes found him and several cronies guilty on several major charges. It is a major turn in the course of the case. Up until yesterday, for...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The lawyer representing the family of Jodian Fearon, the first-time mother whose death drew national outrage because she was denied access to healthcare at several hospitals, has strongly disagreed with the decision of Jamaica’s chief prosecutor...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The returning who was at the centre of a ballot controversy in Clarendon North Western has gone into retirement. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) lists Cecil Peters as the returning officer for the constituency. Director of Elections...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The bitter relationship between People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Lisa Hanna and one councillor in the St Ann South Eastern constituency, Lydia Richards, has entered a new chapter with the latter throwing her support behind Mark...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The woman who is said to be the girlfriend of alleged gang leader Uchence Wilson was freed of one charge by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes on Tuesday in the ongoing criminal case now in its final stages before the court. Sykes, in his summation, said...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A fierce political battle for the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) between front runners Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna got under way on Sunday, with November 7 set for the climactic run-off for presidency of the deeply divided 82-year-...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Two men who were on trial for allegedly being part of the Uchence Wilson Gang were freed on Tuesday of knowingly providing a benefit to a criminal organisation. Ricardo Serju and Jermaine Stewart were found not guilty in the Home Circuit Court. On...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A landmark Supreme Court decision ruling as unconstitutional the months-long detention of five men without charge could doom the Holness administration’s much-touted plans to use states of emergency (SOEs) as a long-term crime-fighting measure....

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Donald Keith Duncan, one of the legendary generals of the People’s National Party (PNP) who steered it during the tumultuous upheaval of the 1970s, is dead, forced to retreat from the political battlegrounds where the coronavirus was an invisible...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the People’s National Party (PNP) set to enter another round of leadership changes within three months, various groups in the 89-year-old party are already lining up behind two presumptive candidates although nominations have not yet been...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The prime minister has dusted off much of his old Cabinet and brought it into full function for his second term. Andrew Holness on Friday announced his full Cabinet, but there are few changes from the one that was in place prior to the September 3...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) has still not settled on a way forward in the short term as the highly anticipated Monday night executive meeting to review the offer of resignation from party President Dr Peter Phillips did not take place....

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

While asserting that his administration is committed to closing the digital divide in Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Monday plans to develop a national payment system. However, he said the Government will first ensure that...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used his post-inauguration speech on Monday to signal a shift in how he would manage his emerging Cabinet, suggesting he would devolve more power and authority to his ministers while demanding accountability. Holness...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In agony, precipitated by a massive defeat at the polls on Thursday, People’s National Party (PNP) faithfuls who gathered at the party’s headquarters in St Andrew insisted that the losers who had orchestrated the leadership troubles of the party...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pearnel Charles Sr, the veteran trade unionist and agitator, is bowing out of politics but will watch as his offspring carry on the family legacy in Parliament. Pearnel Charles Jr crushed the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Patricia Duncan...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine South Eastern could not survive the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) tsunami that covered the island on Thursday as Colin Fagan of the People’s National Party (PNP) suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Robert Miller. It is the first time...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness might have been too courteous to People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips in Saturday night’s leadership debate by not rubbishing the manifesto that the latter’s party has published, veteran Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) still expects its campaign to continue full speed ahead into the September 3 general election even as one of its senior troops on the front line has been forced to retire from the grounds of the battle after...

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