Age does not matter - Youth say voting will not depend on maturity of political representative
Several young people across the Corporate Area have strongly dismissed assertions that the age of a political leader will influence their decision to take part in the democratic process.A debate has again stirred surrounding the capacity of the...

Young people hoping to enter politics to eradicate its corruption
Effecting positive changes in Jamaica's historically murky political environment, along with the desire to serve society, is the main pull for some brilliant youth eyeing representational politics in the country.At a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...

Why should young people get involved in politics?
We asked our guests to complete this sentence: Young persons should get involved in the democratic process because ... ? And this is what they said:Markel Virgo, Norman Manley law School, director at the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning"For...

Records tumble on opening day of Champs
Kimar Farquharson showed impressive power and endurance, while Shanette Allison was explosive and commanding, both bothering the record-keepers on yesterday's opening day of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships at the...

Early retirement part of plan to cut public-sector wage bill
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said the early retirement scheme to be offered to public-sector workers effective April 1, 2017 over a one-year period is part of the administration's efforts to cut the oversize state wage bill.A projected wage-to-...

Tesha's deportation from The Bahamas delayed
The deportation of reputed Jamaican gang leader Tesha Miller from The Bahamas, which was expected to happen yesterday, has been placed on hold.Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Criminal Investigation...

They should go! - Analyst says opposition senators should resign and give Phillips clean slate
Mark Golding, leader of opposition business in the Senate, says members of that side will be meeting to discuss their positions with the impending appointment of a new opposition leader, but commentator, Dr Paul Ashley believes that's not necessary...

Many owners to pay huge sums for property taxes as of April 1
While the Government pushes ahead with plans to create what it says is a more equitable and modern tax system, thousands of individuals and entities have been learning they will this year be required topay huge increases to Tax Administration...

Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground
A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) to defend its research methodology which provided data suggesting increase ganja use...

Big business for small hotels as Champs begins
Small hotels across Kingston and St Andrew are in for big business during the five-day period encompassing the annual staging of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys...