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Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Thieves are breaking hearts and uprooting livelihoods in the constituency of Clarendon South West, plundering up to 150 animals in one raid. The stolen animals are ending up on dinner tables across the island, but Member of Parliament Noel Arscott...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In a major development in the multibillion-dollar gaming industry, the board of commissioners of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has approved the granting of a licence to newcomer Mahoe Gaming Enterprises Limited. Executive...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:22 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Bar Association has chastised Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte over comments she made in the wake of a court ruling attributed to Justice Bertram Morrison but she has hit back at her critics. Earlier this week, it was reported in...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Human-rights advocates are deeply disappointed with the Government’s decision to not go ahead with a recommendation to give the Independent Commission of Investigations powers to arrest and prosecute the police autonomously. This as Terrence...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) securing one win apiece in St Catherine East Central since the constituency was created ahead of the 2011 polls, Member of Parliament Alando Terrelonge is hoping to...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:05 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A shower of late Sunday afternoon rain did not deter the almost two dozen People’s National Party (PNP) workers in St Catherine East Central as they canvassed voters on the weekend for the upcoming polls. Led by the PNP’s new man in the...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

It appears unlikely that Jamaicans will head to the polls before September 3 this year as Parliament voted on Tuesday to extend states of public emergency in 10 police divisions even as a bill has been tabled proposing that both the general and...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Parliament is amending legislation to ensure that a minimum of 30 per cent of either sex makes up the composition of government boards and bars politicians from serving on public boards. Though the law is sex-neutral, it is expected to erode...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Bemoaning that there are too many idle lands in the country, the new minister with responsibility for land, Leslie Campbell, says the Government will be moving to have titles issued for some 360,000 unregistered parcels, the majority of which are...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following the exit of a second councillor from the People’s National Party (PNP) last week, former vice-president of the party, Angela Brown Burke, is lashing out against the treatment meted out to some party supporters and loyalists. This comes...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A report from a joint select committee that deliberated on the Sexual Offences Act and related statutes was yesterday approved by the Upper House, setting the stage for husbands to be criminally charged for raping their wives, a move bound to...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Mark Golding has asserted that the banking sector has fallen short in facilitating COVID-19 relief payments from the Government, as it was reported yesterday that some beneficiaries faced significant hurdles in...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has defended the Government’s approximately $3.8 billion spend on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Some $6 billion has been budgeted to tackle the deadly coronavirus, of which close to 600 cases...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

First-time Member of Parliament Zavia Mayne, who represents the rural constituency of St Ann South West, is banking on constituents to keep true to what he said was their promise to back him with votes once he “performed” in his capacity as their...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Parliament Public Adminis-tration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) had difficulty on Wednesday in identifying the role of the Michael Lee-Chin-chaired Economic Growth Council (EGC) as it probed the reasons behind the low out-turn of growth since...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The chairman of Camperdown High, which has been engulfed in the Petrojam scandal, has fired back at the Integrity Commission, declaring that the school’s administration has nothing to hide. This after the commission reported to Parliament that the...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Before her entry into representational politics, Tova Hamilton had been working behind the scenes in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) at various levels, and was always being pushed to make the step which could land her a seat in the Upper House of...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is demanding assurances that the legal and technical issues involved in staging both the local government and general elections on one ballot be ironed out before concluding on what...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is no doubt in the mind of People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer Dr Dayton Campbell that pulling out the voters in the upcoming general election will be difficult, but he believes he has the organisational machinery in place to...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of shielding his embattled cabinet minister, Daryl Vaz, who was recently stripped of his environment portfolio responsibilities, following revelation...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

AN OCTOBER 10, 2022 date has been set for the trial of a police officer who has been charged for the shooting deaths of a father and son in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The revelation came on Tuesday from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

THERE IS growing pressure on the Government to give the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) prosecutorial powers as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been blamed for being too slow or ineffective in securing...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:22 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the People’s National Party (PNP) buttressing the leadership of its national election campaign, it has placed special emphasis on retaking the constituency of St Catherine East Central, with Raymond Pryce leading the ticket. The seat is...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER MENTALLY ill Jamaican will not be allowed to suffer the same fate as Noel Chambers, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang vowed, as members of parliament hung their heads barely above their shoulders during Tuesday’s sitting. Chambers...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:29 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has asserted that the leadership of the St James Municipal Corporation was seeking to undermine the minority caucus because of their efforts to expose corruption in local government...

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