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Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Police Civilian Oversight Authority (PCOA) has released a damning report on the state of a number of lock-ups in the four parishes that form Area One in western Jamaica. The geographic zone comprises Trelawny, St James, Westmoreland, and...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Dr Fenton Ferguson, the former People’s National Party (PNP) ‘Six-Star General’, whose half-dozen consecutive general-election winning streak in St Thomas Eastern was halted in 2020, has resigned as chairman and caretaker of the constituency. He...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the Police Federation, Corporal Rohan James, says rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are “getting restless” over the snail’s pace at which the Government’s compensation review process is moving. In a Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Citing the significant prospects of wooing tourists to enjoy Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage, Canadian High Commissioner Emina Tudakovic believes that the country has missed opportunities to gain more from the hospitality dollar. The Canadian...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Abysmally low public confidence in soldiers and the police presents a grave threat to law and order in Jamaica, experts say, with overexposure of the army cited for the increased risk of being “somewhat contaminated”. The analysis is drawn from a...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With growing consensus on adjusting the lofty Vision 2030 targets as Jamaica charts developed-country status, Dr Adrian Stokes, a development economist, has argued that it will be very difficult to move the needle on those goals without addressing...

Published:Saturday | August 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Retired legal luminary Seymour Panton has argued that any suggestion that the Court of Appeal could serve as Jamaica’s court of last resort was an attempt to extend the country’s ties with the London-based Privy Council which serves as Jamaica’s...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) President Adrian Saunders has argued that the fundamental reason for the paucity of Jamaican cases that go to the Privy Council was the crippling expense that acts as a barrier to many. He said that the filing fees...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, has denied a claim by Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis that two senior employees were transferred to the company’s head office after internal auditors...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The contract of a regional operations manager of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) was not renewed and an accountant and procurement officer were transferred to the agency’s head offices in a shake-up following glaring anomalies...

Published:Monday | July 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

When Amanda Wright, her four children, along with three other kids and two adults, set out on a trip to Skateland in Old Harbour Saturday afternoon, the excitement and joy felt by the youngsters were palpable. But the family was jolted by a...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Helene Davis Whyte, says that while progress has been made on the public-sector compensation review, workers who have been hit hard by sharp increases in inflation are anticipating a...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Facing the daunting task of getting her studies back on track after fleeing Ukraine in February in the wake of the Russian invasion, 21-year-old Aliya Johnson is pulling out all the stops to achieve her career goal: that of becoming a doctor of...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Acting executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), Michael Leslie, has hailed the donation of 15 prostheses and brassieres for breast cancer survivors by 18-year-old Derrick Bernard as a historic gesture by a young man to assist women...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator Aubyn Hill, says there is a huge window of opportunity for Jamaica as the Government engages investors to take up the 650 acres of Caymanas property and four areas in Trelawny earmarked for...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte and Opposition Leader Mark Golding clashed on Tuesday afternoon in Gordon House during a debate to extend the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) across the country. In his...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Chairman of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), Dr Elizabeth Ward, believes that the multi-stakeholder approach used in Grants Pen, St Andrew, to bring the conflicting gangs in the past together to iron out their differences and chart a road...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) handed down a $15-million award in April 2022 to Catherine Allen for her unjustifiable dismissal by Guardian Life Limited, the entity with which she worked as an actuary. But the quasi-judicial body rebuked...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

At least two major construction companies and developers have signalled that they intend to throw their hat in the ring as they jostle to win the multibillion-dollar contract to construct Jamaica’s new state-of-the-art Parliament edifice at Heroes...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

As the race for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General heats up, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that support for Kamina Johnson Smith’s candidature for the job has been “generally very good and specifically very encouraging”. In terms of...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Debate has intensified about plans by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to discontinue the 20 per cent duty concession on motor vehicles and weave it into travelling officers’ salaries, with one major union expressing concern about the...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

There is increasing disquiet in the public sector with the powerful Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) yesterday giving the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service an April 11 ultimatum to furnish the findings of the compensation...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

When dark clouds begin to gather, Avis Morrison will not have to worry anymore that as soon as it begins to rain, she would have to scramble with several containers to catch the water from the roof that leaks profusely into her house. Described...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 11:43 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is insisting that the elimination of the duty concession to travelling officers in the public sector would not place them at a disadvantage. Clarke was responding to news of unease among...

Published:Friday | February 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaican Government is being urged to treat the massive fallout in global oil markets triggered by weeks-long escalation in tensions and Russia’s declaration of war on Ukraine as a national emergency. The ripple effects could worsen consumer...

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