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Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A report from a joint select committee that deliberated on the Sexual Offences Act and related statutes was yesterday approved by the Upper House, setting the stage for husbands to be criminally charged for raping their wives, a move bound to...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Mark Golding has asserted that the banking sector has fallen short in facilitating COVID-19 relief payments from the Government, as it was reported yesterday that some beneficiaries faced significant hurdles in...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has defended the Government’s approximately $3.8 billion spend on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Some $6 billion has been budgeted to tackle the deadly coronavirus, of which close to 600 cases...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

First-time Member of Parliament Zavia Mayne, who represents the rural constituency of St Ann South West, is banking on constituents to keep true to what he said was their promise to back him with votes once he “performed” in his capacity as their...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Parliament Public Adminis-tration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) had difficulty on Wednesday in identifying the role of the Michael Lee-Chin-chaired Economic Growth Council (EGC) as it probed the reasons behind the low out-turn of growth since...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The chairman of Camperdown High, which has been engulfed in the Petrojam scandal, has fired back at the Integrity Commission, declaring that the school’s administration has nothing to hide. This after the commission reported to Parliament that the...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Before her entry into representational politics, Tova Hamilton had been working behind the scenes in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) at various levels, and was always being pushed to make the step which could land her a seat in the Upper House of...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is demanding assurances that the legal and technical issues involved in staging both the local government and general elections on one ballot be ironed out before concluding on what...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is no doubt in the mind of People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer Dr Dayton Campbell that pulling out the voters in the upcoming general election will be difficult, but he believes he has the organisational machinery in place to...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of shielding his embattled cabinet minister, Daryl Vaz, who was recently stripped of his environment portfolio responsibilities, following revelation...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

AN OCTOBER 10, 2022 date has been set for the trial of a police officer who has been charged for the shooting deaths of a father and son in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The revelation came on Tuesday from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

THERE IS growing pressure on the Government to give the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) prosecutorial powers as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been blamed for being too slow or ineffective in securing...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:22 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the People’s National Party (PNP) buttressing the leadership of its national election campaign, it has placed special emphasis on retaking the constituency of St Catherine East Central, with Raymond Pryce leading the ticket. The seat is...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER MENTALLY ill Jamaican will not be allowed to suffer the same fate as Noel Chambers, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang vowed, as members of parliament hung their heads barely above their shoulders during Tuesday’s sitting. Chambers...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:29 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has asserted that the leadership of the St James Municipal Corporation was seeking to undermine the minority caucus because of their efforts to expose corruption in local government...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:24 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) Campaign Director Phillip Paulwell believes that COVID-19 restrictions will transform political and canvassing strategy in Jamaica as the country prepares for a general election constitutionally due by February 2021....

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has asserted that the leadership of the St James Municipal Corporation was seeking to undermine the minority caucus because of their efforts to expose corruption at the local...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

POLICE COMMISSIONER Major General Antony Anderson has heaped praises on the public for giving the police information which resulted in the man responsible for killing two cops being cut down after he again challenged the security forces in another...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:22 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The House of Representatives yesterday paid tribute to two former ministers, two ex-councillors, and a former permanent secretary, but it was Shahine Robinson who was the centre of tearful tributes by parliamentarians mourning her passing. Prime...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 1:06 PMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

CHAIRMAN OF the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament, Dr Wykeham McNeill, has taken issue with portions of the COVID-19 protocols published by the Ministry of Health that are to govern the tourism sector and has...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

PEOPLE’S NATIONAL Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has endorsed the holding of general and local government elections on the same ballot, a proposal that would cause a seismic shift to the process of voting in Jamaica since universal adult...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:27 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There are mounting calls for the Government to commence an immediate review of the processes that could lead to mentally ill people accused of crimes getting lost in the prison system for several years without a trial. This comes on the heels of...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s courts are being blamed for a human-rights crisis at correctional facilities after an Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) report unearthed that an 81-year-old man died in the custody of a facility after a 40-year wait for...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:23 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With loyalists of People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips now on edge and preparing for another round of internal schism, two signatories of a controversial letter are insisting that the correspondence is not a launching pad for...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

EDUCATION MINISTER Karl Samuda has explained the decision by his ministry to accede to the request by the Caribbean Examinations Council to bring forward the date for external exams even as the Opposition continues to level criticisms. Some 132,...

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