Overseas-based player hits out - Netballer slams non-selection for Sunshine Girls squad
Jamaica Gleaner

Another national netballer has come out swinging after she was not named in the squad for the upcoming Quad Series and the Commonwealth Games."I think the selectors don't like me, and once they don't like you, it doesn't...

Lift the veil! - Golding wants CARICOM's financials made public
Jamaica Gleaner

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is calling for greater transparency in the financial affairs of the CARICOM Secretariat.Golding, who chaired the commission established by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to review...

Family affair - Ann Marie Vaz set to join her husband Daryl as JLP representatives in Portland
Jamaica Gleaner

Ann Marie Vaz, the wife of Portland Western Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz, is poised to make the plunge into representational politics as the next Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative in the neighbouring Portland...

Spiralling murder rate must be number one priority in 2018
Jamaica Observer

It is quite troubling that more than 1,600 Jamaicans lost their lives in 2017 due to crime.It is beyond politics and is a serious cause for concern that requires a multifaceted combined effort from every well-thinking...

​PNP confirms Neita-Robertson's interest in representing party, eyes next general election
Jamaica Gleaner

The People’s National Party (PNP) has confirmed that top criminal defence attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson has expressed an interest in representing the party in the next general election. PNP insiders say...

Customs law amendments to be tabled by end of March
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service is looking to table amendments to the Customs Act in Parliament by the end of March 2018.Minister of State, Fayval Williams, said the changes...

Weekly Round-up: Chief Justice saga... Banking Bill thrown out... Babsy's ministry defends Etana's tour grant
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Things came to a head this week between the island's judiciary and Prime Minister Andrew Holness over the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice.Holness drew criticism after...

Zimbabwe Opposition risks split after leader's death
Jamaica Observer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's main Opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan...

Government presents multi-billion dollar budget to Parliament
Nation News

KINGSTON – Finance Minister Audley Shaw will open the budget debate on March 9 after he presented a J$773 billion fiscal package to Parliament on Thursday. Shaw noted that the Andrew Holness government...

Ralph Lauren fashions boon for Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

The recent launch in New York of fashion icon Ralph Lauren's Jamaica-inspired 2018 Spring Collection is the latest boon for Brand Jamaica as the island continues to benefit from a windfall of celebrities vacationing on...

Opposition leader calls for measurable outcomes of ZOSOs
Jamaica Observer

LEADER of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has asked the Government to state definitively what are the measurable outcomes being used to mark the success of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs).He told the House of...

Prime Minister Holness vs the judiciary
Jamaica Observer

This is a fight we do not need, but our prime minister seems to have a penchant for self-harm. His heart is in the right place, but to talk loudly is not strength, nor is to make headlines: “I meant it!”

Walter Molano | Peru: Political Cat and Mouse
Jamaica Gleaner

Peru: Political cat and mouseLike a sleek feline pawing a defenceless mouse, Keiko Fujimori holds a tight grip on the political survival of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.The daughter of former President Alberto...

NIDS regulations by September
Jamaica Gleaner

The Andrew Holness administration has given a September deadline for the tabling in the House of Representatives, the National Identification and Registration Authority Regulations. Government lawmakers passed the...

PHOTO: Young JLP supporter?
Jamaica Observer

In the midst of nomination day activities in the St Andrew North Western constituency on Monday, a young girl is being carried by a man who is a Jamaica Labour Party supporter.

Councillors encouraged to know the Building Act
Jamaica Observer

Mayor of Kingston Senator Councillor Delroy Williams has called on colleagues in the municipality to acquaint themselves with the Building Act of 2017.The law was passed in the House of Representatives last year with 24...

Frenchman admits killing girl who vanished from Alps wedding
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AP) — A former military dog trainer confessed yesterday to “unintentionally” killing a nine-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the Alps last year prompted nationwide...

Israeli leader vows to carry on despite corruption charges
Jamaica Observer

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed yesterday to carry on after police recommended indicting him on corruption charges, angrily dismissing the allegations and the critics calling on him...

ZOSOs extended in Mount Salem, Denham Town
Jamaica Observer

THE zones of special operations (ZOSOs) in Mount Salem, St James and Denham Town in Kingston are to be extended by a further period of 60 days. The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved two resolutions requesting...

PSOJ president adds voice to acting chief justice issue
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Howard Mitchell has made public the organisation's position on the prime minister's appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice, indicating that it is...

ZOSO extended in Denham Town, Mount Salem
Jamaica Gleaner

The House of Representatives has approved a 60-day extension of the zones of special operations in Mount Salem, St James and Denham Town, Kingston. The zones were extended at the request of Prime Minister Andrew Holness....

Alpart reopening juices economy, 1.1% growth recorded in Dec quarter
Jamaica Gleaner

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has credited the resumption of operations at the Alpart alumina refinery in St Elizabeth for the 15 per cent increase in the mining and quarrying industry during the October to...

Jamaican escapism for Ralph Lauren on NY runway
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — American fashion's elder statesman Ralph Lauren headlined New York Fashion Week on Monday with a dose of escapism inspired by Jamaica for his 2018 spring collection, as his iconic...

Jamaica has entered new phase of investing maturity — Golding
Jamaica Observer

In 2017, the demand by new investors to participate in the various initial public offerings (IPO) was significant. So intense was the demand that anecdotal reports said that one broker in New Kingston had to put out...

Don't mess with judges and their independence
Jamaica Observer

 The fact that the operations of the courts came to a virtual standstill on Monday, February 12, 2018 cannot go without notice. And the fact that this standstill was brought on by the obstinate positioning of the...

Cabinet reaffirms separation of powers, judicial independence and accountability
Jamaica Observer

The Government yesterday, in a statement responding to the concerns of judges who met at the Supreme Court Monday, said the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, reaffirms separation of powers and judicial...

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