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Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is insisting that public sector reform is absolutely necessary if the Jamaican economy is to unlock its potential for growth.She said that the public sector wage bill...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries.Their...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

In defiance of strong dissenting voices, administrators of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, have restored the controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey at its Faculty of Humanities. It is now under 24-hour guard, The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Court Management Services has challenged a claim from the police that the instructions to arrest the mother of a seven-year old boy who was allegedly assaulted by older boys last week in Trelawny came from a nearby court.The Court Management...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The incident involving a seven-year-old boy, who was the victim of an assault at his school in Trelawny, last week, and the subsequent arrest of his mother, sparking national outraged, has taken a twist.The boy was reportedly held down by other...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

For 20 months, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has operated a Government with a one-seat majority in the House of Representatives.But that changed shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday as Dr Norman Dunn took his seat on the Government benches as the...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Depending on today's result in the by-election between the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Norman Dunn and the People's National Party's Dr Shane Alexis in South East St Mary, another legal battle over who is qualified to sit in the country's Parliament...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

There is a suggestion from a university academic that Jamaica should seek justice in the International Court of Justice for the impact of climate change on its growth and development instead of seeking reparations for slavery.Lecturer in the...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Security personnel stationed at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are on edge, fearing that they will be blamed for an act of vandalism that took place in the shadows late Tuesday night.The subject: the controversial bust of...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will now have to respond to a petition calling for him to establish the boundary of the Cockpit Country and put an end to mining in the protected area.This after the petition, started on August 21 by environment...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 10:20 AMRomario Scott

The country is to receive 20 sniffer dogs in the next two weeks. This from National Security Minister Robert Montague who says the dogs were purchased by the Government. A further 20 are to arrive later. The dogs are to detect illegal...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, is insisting that the declaration of Mount Salem, St James, as a zone of special operations (ZOSO) was not influenced by politics.Chang, speaking at a JLP Area Four political...

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

"Fix the road, Andrew, fix the road, Andrew!" was an animated Robert Montague's rallying cry for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to fix more roads in St Mary, even as the Opposition is crying foul over the timing of a $600-million road-construction...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 2:00 PMRomario Scott

The Member of Parliament for St Catherine Eastern, Denise Daley, says some parts of her constituency could be declared a zone of special operation but she doesn't know enough about it. In confessing that her knowledge is limited on the special...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Opposition Leader of Barbados Mia Motley wants that Caribbean countries to introduce multipurpose identification cards for citizens in the region to facilitate deeper integration of the countries.Mottley, the main speaker on the opening day of...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

People's National Party supporters in South St Andrew are daring Prime Minister Andrew Holness to call a by-election for their constituency.The Comrades say they are tired of calling their standard-bearer Mark Golding "mister"."A MP we wah call him...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Last Friday's declaration of Mount Salem in St James as the first zone of special operations by Prime Minister Andrew Holness triggered immediate reaction on social media.The hashtag #ZOSO began trending and was used to monitor the conversation...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

People's National Party (PNP) delegates of the Norman Gardens division, in East Kingston and Port Royal, yesterday selected Jacqueline Lewis as the party's standard-bearer for the division.Lewis, the sitting chairman of the division, amassed 151...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 1:34 PMRomario Scott

The police have confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody in relation to the murder of 34-year-old Dexter Pottinger, a fashion designer of Yarico Place, Kingston 20. The police say arrangements are now being made for the man to be...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has lashed out against the crime situation gripping the country, calling on the political leaders to rally against the heartless murderers who have had Jamaicans living in fear.Her call comes on the heels...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 1:04 PMRomario Scott

Several persons, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, have taken to social media to express their sympathies to former People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary Western, Jolyan Silvera, following the tragic death of his...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A new bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey meant to appease the public following outrage over one previously erected at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is also being ridiculed. At the same time, the university is accused of...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Concerns in some quarters that with the passage of the new Arbitration Act, courts and the traditional legal system could be circumvented, have been dismissed by Secretary General of the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre, Dr Christopher...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

There are telling signs that all is not well in the People's National Party (PNP) political bastion of South West St Andrew, following the no-show of a long-time political organiser and councillor, Audrey Smith, at the constituency's annual...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew Eastern, Fayval Williams, is appealing for patience in traversing sections of the Mona area as major infrastructure work is under way.There has been a noticeable build-up of traffic in the area since work...

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