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Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former People’s National Party’s (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke says Comrades have no moral authority to chide the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on allegations of vote-buying in elections. Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment-Brown...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Political analysts have criticised the strategy employed by the People’s National Party (PNP) in the campaign for yesterday’s keenly watched East Portland by-election, contending that the party lacks the focus needed to be successful at the polls....

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown is investigating what she has called credible allegations of vote-buying in yesterday’s high-stakes Eastern Portland by-election. Parchment Brown told The Gleaner that the police would be investigating the...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness says traditional People’s National Party (PNP) supporters are encouraging their children to vote for his party in the upcoming by-election. “As I stopped at a bar and I spoke with a few people...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) could find itself losing a parliamentary seat it has held for the past 30 years come Thursday as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz is leading her rival, Damion Crawford, in the East Portland race. This...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:38 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that Jamaican politics is still characterised by leader-centric influence, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley believes that there is no surprise to RJRGLEANER-Don Anderson poll findings that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

This week’s Mathematics Summit will place high on its agenda artificial intelligence (AI) special education of gifted and developmentally challenged children. Local and international experts will today kick off the business end of the three-day,...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime ministers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been sounding off over the decision of a select few Caribbean leaders to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump last Friday in Florida to discuss the deepening political...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There are assurances from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information that the controversy that broke last week surrounding the sacking of portfolio minister Ruel Reid will not affect the administration of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP)...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Damion Crawford, the man who Friday became the candidate for the People’s National Party in Portland Eastern, said his focus is on selling a “politics of independence” to the people of that constituency. And although he was just been introduced to...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has fired back at People’s National Party President Dr Peter Phillips and Political Oumbudsman Donna Parchment Brown over the firestorm created following accusations that state resources are being used to influence the...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

It’s official! Damion Crawford and Ann-Marie Vaz have been called to their set positions for an April 4 by-election showdown in the race that will decide who will become the member of parliament for Eastern Portland. The two candidates were...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Damion Crawford, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) prospective candidate for the March 25 East Portland by-election, has declared that he is fighting a class war with Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer Ann-Marie Vaz and will prove he does...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night dramatically announced March 25 as the day constituents of East Portland would go to the polls to select a new member of parliament in what is shaping up to be a titanic showdown. Holness made the...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Voters in the constituency of East Portland will pick a new representative in Parliament on March 25, Prime Minister Andrew Holness revealed tonight.  Holness, who also indicated that Nomination Day will be March 8.

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican construction firms are prejudicially labelled as corrupt and inept when their projects are hit by cost overruns and delays, but government and other stakeholders give foreign contractors a free pass for failure, a construction expert has...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Having been convinced by the leadership of the party’s Area Council Two that East Portland is ready for a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wave, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to announce a by-election date on Friday. Labourites will gather...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Newly installed Energy Minister Fayval Williams has defended the Jamaican Government’s decision to explore the possibility of shutting down Petrojam’s refinery portfolio and operating as an import terminal if the ageing state-owned entity fail to...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 11:58 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

For months, sections of west Kingston and south St Andrew were under lockdown by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), armed with powerful rifles as they set about driving out criminals who have terrorised residents for years. But last Saturday, the...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 1:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Carved out of the gritty concrete jungle of Kingston, Ionie Clarke’s big, broad smile is as disarming as her rock-solid confidence. The student leader, a trainee in the Jamaica National Service Corps, said that she has always been driven to make...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Inspector Sheldon Gordon, the man who has been controversially parachuted into the chairmanship of the Jamaica Police Federation, has fired back at the former chairman, Corporal Arleen McBean, who hinted at gender bias as the reason for her no-...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Arlene McBean, the vocal police corporal who became the first female chairman of the 75-year-old Police Federation, has been sacked from the post, sending ripples throughout the Jamaica Constabulary Force. McBean was removed by the executive of the...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled his administration's intention of tapping the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for competitive loan offerings to expand the country's creaking water-supply system."Just recently, president of the CDB,...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The more than 100,000 residents of Kingston and St Andrew who had been experiencing disruptions in their water supply from the National Water Commission (NWC) should find it easier accessing the precious commodity in their homes.This as Prime...

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