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Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 3:22 PMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

General-secretary of the People's National Party, Julian Robinson is to step down from his position.  He announced his intention to step aside to the party's National Executive Council, now meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he will commit to increasing the gender mix in the upper house to 50 per cent in the next Senate he appoints.  “We...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Both of the nation's political leaders have committed to implementing legislation to fix election dates if their parties are elected to form the next government.  The two were sparring in the General Election Debates organised by the...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is saying that the country will remain on the European Union financial blacklist if non-financial businesses and professions do not provide data on their dealings. The finance minister explained to The Sunday...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Some 140 healthcare workers from Cuba arrived in the island yesterday as Jamaica seeks to boost its capacity to contain and treat the dreaded COVID-19 that has triggered the lockdown of the country’s air and seaports. Cargo, however, will still be...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) activist and former information minister, Colin Campbell, has landed in hot water and is facing the possibility of a lawsuit that could set the stage for more disclosure surrounding the recent revocation of two senior...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Jennifer Housen, who had backed Peter Bunting in a losing effort to wrest the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) from Dr Peter Phillips, is claiming that forces bent on sabotaging her were enabled by the party hierarchy ahead of her...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, the man who stood as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in Jamaica and had been living in the country for three years, has said goodbye … for now. The Cameroonian, who was sent from the Washington-...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Incumbent People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips gave Peter Bunting a birthday beating yesterday, solidifying his position at the helm of the 81-year-old political party. This was not the gift Bunting expected for his 59th...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

As the September 7 presidential race draws near, today’s selection of the regional chairmen and the regional executive of the People’s National Party (PNP) will be a crucial moment. Both Peter Bunting’s Rise United and Peter Phillips’ One PNP camps...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

At least one anti-corruption watchdog agency is dissatisfied with the recently tabled Integrity Report, noting the lack of information on the financial status of parliamentarians, which the group said could give rise to unnecessary speculation....

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

For years, The Cayman Islands had been under the control of Jamaica’s Westmoreland Parish Council, which had been managing the country for the British. But in 1959, that relationship came to an end, and that nation of small islands has never been...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

With his eyes sharply focused on sitting in Jamaica House as prime minister in the near future, Dr Peter Phillips is insisting that the People’s National Party (PNP) will not be derailed by the pending leadership challenge as it continues to...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Rival supporters engaged in a war of words as dramatic scenes unfolded at the People’s National Party (PNP) headquarters yesterday when it was announced that Imani Duncan-Price had turned back the challenge of four others vying for the powerful...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown stirred controversy on Friday after accusing the Government of quietly slipping through the back door legislation that could give credence to homosexual practices in Jamaica. Brown was making specific mention to a...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:37 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Former long-time chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP), Robert Pickersgill, has not bought into suggestions coming from factions within the party that the looming leadership challenge triggered by Peter Bunting is likely to cause upheaval...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party President (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips has called an extraordinary meeting of all affiliated members of parliament and councillors for today as there are even clearer signs that his reign could be challenged. The meeting, The...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:36 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) bigwigs lining up behind Peter Bunting for an anticipated challenge to Dr Peter Phillips’ reign as president of the party have flatly dismissed criticisms that the current leader should remain unobstructed. Bunting’s...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

The recent killings of five Jamaican convicts deported from Britain have sent off alarm bells among advocacy groups in that country, but local British authorities have remained resolute that wrongdoers will continue to be sent on a one-way ticket...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

Days after the Integrity Commission sought to deflect blame amid public pressure to publish updates on ongoing investigations, the British high commissioner to Jamaica has made it clear that “time will come” when his government will be asking for “...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

It was the symbol of potential and the structure housing artwork that had copped prestigious awards, but the arts block of the Seaforth High School stood bare and charred yesterday after fire ravaged the building early yesterday morning. The scene...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

As concerns mount over the safety of students attending universities in the Corporate Area, some are turning to tasers and pepper spray to protect themselves from hoodlums hell-bent on raiding their bags of valuables. Anna-Kay Graham*, 23, told...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

As the country digests political neophyte Ann-Marie Vaz’s historic by-election win in Eastern Portland last Thursday over Damion Crawford, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) most popular politician, calls have intensified for its president, Dr...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

For years, Owen ‘Father Fowl’ Clarke stood as the unmatched king of lavish lifestyle in the dancehall, outflossing socialites, artistes and sports personalities he often rubbed shoulders with in the same space. That reign came to a bloody end...

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