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Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 3:50 PMEdmond Campbell

The Government has announced plans to merge Clarendon Alumina Partners (CAP) and the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and list the company on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Jamaica Bauxite Mining owns 51 per cent of the old Kaiser operations while CAP...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Eight out of 10 Jamaicans are of the view that a husband should legally have a say as to whether his wife decides to end a pregnancy.That is part of the findings from an all-island poll, conducted recently by the Johnson Survey Research Limited on a...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of Local Government is now gathering information in relation to a disputed 400-acre lot in Albion Estates, St Thomas, where residents have complained bitterly for years that the land that they claim...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 2:31 PMEdmond Campbell

State Minister in the Ministry of Youth Floyd Green has said that the courts will have new options to deal with children who are deemed to be uncontrollable under the Child Care and Protection Act. Green said that, under the Act, when a child is...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is proposing that $10 billion of long-term uncollected refunds be pulled from the coffers of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to transform squatter communities across the island and address the question of...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

An accounting clerk in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's Rehabilitation Programme Policy (RPP) gifted $1.7 million to her husband, mother, her three sisters, three brothers and a friend, in an unethical, if not illegal, raid of the fund...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

After years of missed deadlines and protracted plans, the Government is now considering pulling the plug on the proposed multibillion-dollar Harmony Cove mega-resort project.Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 10:35 AMEdmond Campbell

Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says he will hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, owned by the Venezuelan...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 7:53 PMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that the country will bestow a significant honour on his mentor, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, for his contribution to the development and modification of a range of national institutions. His...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:55 PMEdmond Campbell

The Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will this year ramp up its efforts to detect contraband and uncustomed goods through the procurement and deployment at various ports of entry, cargo imaging scanners...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:07 PMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration has given a September deadline for the tabling in the House of Representatives, the National Identification and Registration Authority Regulations. Government lawmakers passed the National Identification...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

AT THE end of an arduous legislative journey, the Banking Services Bill ended up on the scrap heap yesterday after 30 Government lawmakers rejected its passage in a close vote, which saw 29 opposition legislators supporting the proposed law....

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:53 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration will be announcing measures shortly to address the use of styrofoam and single-use plastic bags that have posed serious environmental and health concerns locally. Government senator Matthew Samuda, who piloted a...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell

Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, said she had written to the attorney general in July last year seeking advice on how to remove the names of people from the voters' list who had migrated.Pine told journalists...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 2:47 PMEdmond Campbell

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has hauled some 19 persons before the courts for breaches under the country's environmental laws. Executive Director of NEPA, Peter Knight, told members of Parliament's Public Accounts...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 2:59 PMEdmond Campbell

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher says the Attorney General’s Department is yet to respond to a request from Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) for legal advice on removing names from the current voter’s list. Fisher...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

A stream of tributes have poured in for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political stalwart Enid Bennett, who died yesterday, following a brief illness.The unassuming, but respected, former veteran member of Parliament first represented the people of...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Seven of 15 nations within CARICOM yesterday joined an overwhelming majority of United Nations (UN) member states in defying threats from the Donald Trump administration and voting in favour of a resolution urging the United States (US) to rescind a...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The country should know early next year the results of a probe by Contractor General Dirk Harrison into the contentious contractual arrangement between the Ministry of National Security and O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Limited to...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) Global Logistics Centre, a one-stop facility that offers opportunities for global logistics, warehousing of auto parts, tyres, and motor vehicle accessories was yesterday officially launched at Tinson Pen in...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

It happens just once a year, but senior citizens who live in the vicinity of Gordon House - the seat of Jamaica's Parliament - eagerly look forward to the event when they are fÍted by the administrative staff of Parliament.Merrick Brown, Parliament'...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Jeremy Lawrence, senior engineer at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMC), has said that despite the declaration of Portland Cottage years ago as a no-build zone, by the then Clarendon Parish Council, more houses have been erected...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Auditor General's Department, in a case study of the operational performance of Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), has said that it was not assured that value for money was obtained from investment amounting to more than $800 million in the local...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris has called on the Government to make one primary and high school in each of the 63 constituencies across Jamaica disabled-friendly.Opening the debate on a motion in the Upper House yesterday, Morris urged the...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says that during its investigation of police lock-ups at three stations earlier this year, an officer of the force recommended that the oversight body launch a probe into what he saw as the...

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