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Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The five members of the new single anti-corruption body, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica, have been named.Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed the names of the members on Facebook on Saturday night.However, current...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Under-fire Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has refused to bow to public calls for him to apologise for saying Dr Nigel Clarke, inter alia, has “great British education and [was] sort of mimicking the values and the...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Though faced with the tough task of leading the charge to reduce crime and stamp out corruption in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), stakeholders have formed the strong opinion that Major Antony Anderson is a solid pick for police commissioner...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the debate over the Data Protection Bill now before a joint select committee of Parliament rages on, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has called for a balance to be struck between privacy rights, freedom rights, freedom of the press, and...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Economist Dr Damien King has sounded an ominous warning that the threat of United States President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and alumina is dangerous and will make countries poorer.There are possible implications for Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has painted a picture of Dr Nigel Clarke, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate down to contest today's by-election for the North West St Andrew seat, against the backdrop of the dark colonial...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has warned Caribbean countries to begin looking at ways to guard against crafty hackers who could compromise their democracy.He noted that technology has proven to be a twin-edged sword, notwithstanding its clear...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Another senior member of the Government has come out demanding that former colonisers "back pay" Jamaica and other Caribbean countries that they conquered for their economic benefit as the fight for reparations continues to gather steam.Minister of...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There was ample praise for the police from the motoring public on the weekend, following the cops' strong showing at 42 critical intersections in the Corporate Area, which helped to ease traffic flow in the bustling capital city.Many had braced for...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following the revelation that Britain was repaying slavery compensation to former plantation owners up to 2015, and as a part of the celebration of Black History Month, the National Council on Reparations (NCR) and the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

School officials at Mona High School are now hoping for the best for two students and a teacher who were injured in an explosion at the institution on Thursday.The explosion has triggered an investigation by the Ministry of Education and the Matilda...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reparation advocate and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon Mike Henry says he has completed a draft of a petition he plans to pursue all the way to the Privy Council against British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in relation to slavery and...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission, Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, has taken sharp aim at the British government over what he said has been their hypocritical stance against the movement for reparation...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is to be legal wrangling over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), as Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has signalled that he will be taking the law to the Constitutional Court for it to be struck down.Phillips, also People's...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is "tired of hearing people disrespecting the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)".Brown, speaking last week at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights inSt Andrew, said that while it was...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda has responded to whispers in agriculture circles that the ministry is moving to sever ties with the long-established Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).Addressing the opening ceremony of the 63rd staging of the...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies' senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Damien King, was forced to fend off an onslaught of criticisms from Opposition-backed supporters on the weekend, following his pronouncement that the Banking Services...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics Dr Damien King has declared that the end of devaluation has come.Speaking at a policy discussion forum, The End of Devaluations? The Implications for Businesses and the Economy of Jamaica's New Exchange...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) William Mahfood has questioned why businesses are not cutting prices on consumer goods in the wake of the appreciation of the Jamaican dollar.Mahfood, who is also chairman of the...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) prospective candidate for the North West St Andrew by-election, Dr Nigel Clarke, is promising consultation with residents should he succeed in his bid to replace Derrick Smith as member of parliament on March 5....

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting is rejecting the notion that the leading cause of violence is the country's high poverty.The member of parliament for Central Manchester who had portfolio responsibility for national security in the...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced March 5 as the date voters in North West St Andrew will go to the polls to elect their new member of parliament.Nomination day will be February 12, Holness also announced.The prime minister made the announcement...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The region's attempt at integrating into a single market is taking too long and the progress is moving too slowly, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi has...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A prominent member of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has rushed to the defence of the under-pressure Minister of National Security Robert Montague even as calls mount in that quarter for him to be sacked over the escalating crime...

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