Legal charges expected for high-level politicians … Six MPs could face courts for breaching anti-corruption law … Recommendations made for very senior government official to be arrested and charged

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Six members of parliament (MPs) from both sides of the political divide could soon face legal charges for breaches of Jamaica’s anti-corruption laws. Case files for all six lawmakers have already been referred to Director of Corruption Prosecution…

more

Comment

Key players in Petrojam scandal should be concerned – sources - Report into the state-owned oil refinery makes ‘adverse recommendations’ to Integrity Commission

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A report that is now before the Integrity Commission has seemingly made a number of “adverse recommendations” involving key players in the multimillion-dollar scandal that was uncovered at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam. But according to…

more

Comment

Holness stands out … But corruption and crime bedevil JLP Government four years later

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Four years after he led the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to the thinnest electoral majority in the country’s political history, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has significantly improved his national standing and is now being viewed as “the country’s…

more

Comment

Gas station explosion victim dies one day shy of 60th birthday

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Daniel Farquharson would have celebrated his 60th birthday today. But unforeseen tragedy claimed his life. The pig farmer and mechanic died yesterday afternoon from injuries he sustained in the massive explosion that destroyed Heaven’s FESCO gas…

more

Comment

JLP 2016 ten-point manifesto …Were promises kept?

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

1 New Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry will ensure that investments are rapidly facilitated to avoid government obstacles and duplication or working at cross purposes. This ministry will cultivate public-private partnerships to bring…

more

Comment

Bishop Purcell Jackson replaces Damion Crawford for PNP in Portland Eastern

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

Bishop Purcell Jackson has been named the People’s National Party (PNP’s) standard bearer for Portland Eastern.He replaces Damion Crawford who resigned in January, eight months after his defeat by the Jamaica Labour Party’s Ann-Marie Vaz in the…

more

Comment

Woman charged for stabbing partner in the face

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

A woman has been charged after she stabbed her partner in the face with a knife.  The incident happened at the Pearnel Charles Arcade in downtown Kingston some weeks ago on January 13.  The police say the woman, 38-year-old Yanique …

more

Comment

Police investigate another JDF soldier shooting in St Catherine

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

The St Catherine Police are investigating a shooting incident in Eltham Vista, Spanish Town this morning involving another member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The Gleaner understands that the incident occurred after the JDF soldier…

more

Comment

Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders’ momentum after Nevada win

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

(AP) — Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of a self-avowed democratic socialist could…

more

Comment

US citizen slapped with criminal charges

Gleaner on February 23rd, 2020 | File Under More News -

A US citizen is to face the Jamaican courts to answer illegal alien and possession of ammunition charges.  He is 24-year-old Dondre Sinclair of Queens, New York. Sinclair was arrested late yesterday afternoon by police at a house on Dumfries…

more

Comment