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Stories by Kimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2024 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Thirty-eight years after struggling to secure his immigration status in the United Kingdom (UK), the British Home Office has granted Jamaican Dennis Henry leave to remain in the country. However, he will have to wait 10 additional years – renewing...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The family of a British woman who drowned while on vacation in the island has been left distressed after trying unsuccessfully for almost three months to obtain a death certificate from Jamaican authorities to bury her. Kerita Solomon died in...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2024 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says political operatives have created a negative mood in the country that has left Jamaicans feeling “conflicted” about his Government’s achievements, rallying the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) base to counter this...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

There were terror-filled screams on board American Airlines flight 850 from Miami to Kingston late on Thursday when overhead cabins flew open and the aircraft “skidded off the runway” as the pilot navigated poor weather to land at the Norman Manley...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Constitutional Reform Committee’s (CRC) recommendation to extend the life of Parliament for two years in certain circumstances has drawn opposition from former Prime Minister PJ Patterson. Patterson, the guest speaker at Wednesday’s University...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has declared that qualification for sitting in Jamaica’s Parliament should be based on Jamaican nationality, while at the same time arguing that Section 40 of the Constitution should not be confined to...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2024 | 12:13 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaicans who travel to the United States’ southern border in attempts to secure asylum in the North American country may face immediate rejection amid a new immigration policy announced by the Biden administration. United States (US) President Joe...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

After five unsuccessful attempts to unseat Prime Minister Andrew Holness as member of parliament (MP) for St Andrew West Central, Patrick Roberts is leaving the uphill task to a more seasoned colleague, former St Andrew West Rural parliamentarian...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

A six-year-old boy diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), who reported being beaten at two public schools months apart, has been at home since March after his mother determined that he was not safe. In a statement that...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2024 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica has an enrolment shortfall of more than 90 per cent in three of the four subjects the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it will no longer certify, Education Minister Fayval Williams has disclosed. Two of those subjects are seeing...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Describing the furore over Opposition Leader Mark Golding’s British citizenship as “cass cass”, University of the West Indies professor Dr Christopher Charles says he is alarmed Prime Minister Andrew Holness has joined the talk even though there is...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The group of Jamaicans who identify as Tainos says the issue of the country’s final court should be determined by citizens, arguing that a referendum is the ideal way to settle the more than decade-long contentious matter. Robert Pairman, Kasike/...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The International Student Affairs and Travel Services (ISATS) is facing severe criticism and allegations of mismanagement after failing to deliver on the work and travel experience paid for by several university students over the last two years....

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2024 | 12:15 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Daryl Vaz on Tuesday declared that “nothing is private or secret” in the face of mounting concerns over whether his disclosure of Opposition Leader Mark Golding’s passport and citizenship information amounted to a breach of data privacy. “No public...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2024 | 12:09 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

As debate on Jamaica’s final appellate court intensifies, its King’s Counsel Group has written to the registrar of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), objecting to its proposed ‘review of merit’ rule, calling it a violation of the...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) member Michael Stern says Opposition Leader Mark Golding’s credibility must be questioned following his call for constitutional amendments that would allow Jamaicans with dual citizenship to run for office. Stern,...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2024 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Opposition showed no sign of avoiding a clash with the Government over Jamaica’s constitutional reform process, declaring that a redline is “absolutely” necessary in the decision on a final court. Opposition Leader Mark Golding on Tuesday noted...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Former president of Jamaica’s Court of Appeal Retired Justice Seymour Panton says the Government should flatly reject the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council’s (JCPC) offer for judges from jurisdictions it serves to sit on the court. Panton...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2024 | 12:10 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is the latest state-run agency to be hit by a cyberattack that has affected some aspects of the entity’s service delivery. BSJ, the statutory body established to promote and encourage standardisation in...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2024 | 12:13 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), Jamaica’s apex court, is set to introduce a ‘review of merits appeal’ rule, a major development that will effectively reduce the number of cases brought by appellants from jurisdictions it serves...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday criticised the People’s National Party’s (PNP) response to the German charter flight carrying more than 200 Indians which landed in the island on Thursday. The governing party said the Opposition’s response...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Some of the more than 200 Indians who arrived in Jamaica on a charter flight from Dubai told immigration officials that they had travelled to the island for a five-day tour, but checks of their itineraries revealed coverage for only one day....

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has found itself in a spot of bother, one political commentator believes while another has suggested that the party may have time to correct its path ahead of the parliamentary election due by September 2025...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2024 | 12:11 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

For the first time in recent years, the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has found itself with a notable lead over the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), according to the latest Don Anderson opinion poll. In the national survey, which...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2024 | 12:12 AMKimone Francis/Senior Staff Reporter

Poor academic performance at Calabar High School appears to be at the centre of the impasse between stakeholder groups and the school’s administration after fewer than 50 per cent of students attained quality passes in key subjects in last year’s...

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