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Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday stressed that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) would not interfere with the ongoing investigation and court case involving former Minister of Education Ruel Reid, even as he fired shots at the People’s National...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:38 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has settled two Clarendon constituencies as the general election constitutionally due by 2021 draws nearer. The Gleaner understands that Pearnel Charles Jr will be the party’s standard-bearer in South East Clarendon...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Western Hanover constituency is closer to having a standard-bearer. After round two at the polls, attorney-at-law Tamika Davis polled 129 votes to beat businessman Andrew McLeary, who amassed 102 votes. The run-off...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Everald Warmington is to exit the political scene and will not contest in the next general election for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Warmington, 67, made the announcement at a JLP Area Council Two meeting on Sunday. “I won’t be around for much...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The political loyalists of People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips who stood by him during the presidential challenge settled last month have been rewarded with top positions in the party. The campaign director for Phillips’ One...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:36 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Fruit and Shipping Company celebrating 100 years of operation is not only a major national achievement but a true testament to how partnerships can build lasting businesses. The company was founded back in 1919 by Charles Edward...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson has said that the party has standard-bearers in place in most constituencies as it prepares to try to wrest power from the ruling Jamaica Labour Party in the next general election....

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The disunity set on by the presidential challenge in the People’s National Party was on full display yesterday at the public session of the party’s 81st annual conference. Peter Bunting, who lost by 76 votes to the incumbent Dr Peter Phillips, did...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Energy Minister Fayval Williams has responded to calls by her opposition counterpart, Phillip Paulwell, to shed light on new developments that could see the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) shutting its doors. Paulwell raised an alarm...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:29 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

It was sold as an East Central St Andrew constituency conference, but it was more of a One PNP rally with almost all speakers on Sunday evening touting their support for Dr Peter Phillips, who is being challenged for the party’s presidency. With...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Donald Tapia, the new United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica, arrived in Jamaica yesterday. He stepped out of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston at 12:40 p.m. to kick-start his tour as the US’s chief diplomat in the island....

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The nightmare haunting the Integrity Commission continues as the impending departure of one if its senior staffers has become the latest shock to jolt the anti-corruption body. Dirk Harrison, acting director of corruption prosecutions at the...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The stench of corruption is one the Jamaican people know all too well. The foul smell has been on the rise in recent months, but history has shown that corruption has been a deep-seated problem in the country, and despite multiple efforts to...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has fired back at critics of the Andrew Holness administration following news that poverty had increased in Jamaica in 2017. A document tabled in the Senate last Friday revealed that in 2017, 19.3 per cent of...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:36 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP) Paul Burke has turned on the extinguisher on the firestorm he created when he said his wife deceived him in lining up behind presidential challenger Peter Bunting. Burke wrote to the...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:10 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Although his future is uncertain as to whether he will remain the People’s National Party president after September 7, Dr Peter Phillips has told the party’s powerful National Executive Council (NEC) to get ready for a general election. Speaking on...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Promising to march around the island to expose the alleged corruption ripping through the Andrew Holness administration, People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has vowed not to let up until people are held accountable for robbing...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP’s) two-day National Executive Council (NEC) meeting was transformed into a battleground this past weekend as allies of incumbent president Dr Peter Phillips peppered their opponents over the delegates’ list, which...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has obtained documents giving, for the first time this year, a peek into the financial affairs of Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips and his family. While the declarations of the prime minister and leader of the opposition by law should be...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:20 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said that an epidemic of violence was sweeping the country as he announced yet another state of emergency (SOE) to curb crime, which he attributed to gangs and dons taking control of communities. At Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In 2017, fewer Jamaicans migrated to foreign countries in comparison to 2016, data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica (ESSJ) has revealed. Traditionally, Jamaicans have migrated to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

As the People’s National Party (PNP) leadership race starts to sizzle, Dr Peter Phillips, the man trying to hang on to his job as president, fired several rounds at critics while reeling out his two-year report card at the Courtleigh Auditorium in...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:25 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Peter Bunting Rise United camp’s opposition to a much earlier special delegates’ conference for the run-off between himself and Phillips in a People’s National Party (PNP) leadership race has seemingly paid off, with the National Executive...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

At Sunday’s funeral for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, his cousin, Metry Seaga, told mourners that the former lawmaker had made tremendous personal sacrifices in serving the country for more than four decades. Speaking during the service at...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:16 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The United States Coast Guard has denied that five Jamaican fishermen who were held in 2017 and detained on the high seas for 32 days were subjected to inhumane treatment. The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of...

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