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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:03:02 -0500: Plagued by poverty - Gov't signals it will tackle rising levels of pauperism
Children in Jamaica are among the most vulnerable groups affected by rising poverty levels and account for almost half of those living in poverty, according to the National Policy on Poverty, a White Paper tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gov't moves to refine sugar imports
The introduction of fundamental changes to the regime on refined sugar importation for the retail trade announced by Karl Samuda, minister ofindustry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, on Wednesday, awaits his signature on a Ministerial Order...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: DPP gets green light for additional staff
The Ministry of Finance has moved to ease the pressure on the beleaguered court system by confirming, through a letter, that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will now be able to employ some additional staff.The information...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 5% in four years not going to happen, says Mahfood
The Jamaican economy will not grow by five per cent in four years without murders going down and the island's tourism pull increased dramatically, CEO of Jamaica Teas, John Mahfood, has said.He was speaking on Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club meeting at...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Residents traumatised by Portmore cop's killing
Residents of Epsom, Eight West in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, said that they felt traumatised and vulnerable yesterday, following the shooting death of Constable Nicaldo Green at his home in the community on Tuesday night.Green, 29, was assigned...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Blind senator 'keeping an eye' on Nat'l ID Bill
Advocating for the disabled community, Opposition Senator Floyd Morris has said that he will be scrutinising the National Identification and Registration Bill once it reaches the Upper House so as to ensure that the legislation is "comfortable for...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Local businesses urged to plan for natural disasters
The devastation being experienced in several countries in the Caribbean has not escaped the attention of business owners in Jamaica, who have urged their associates to make sure that plans are in place to alleviate damage should the country...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Gov't can't underwrite Heroes Circle project - PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Jamaican Government will not be able to provide a sovereign guarantee for the multimillion-US-dollar project to develop Government Circle, comprising the construction of a parliament building, a museum,...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: October 9 committal hearing for Shineka Gray murder case
WESTERN BUREAU:Mario Morrison and Gregory Roberts, the men charged with the murder of 15-year-old Shineka Gray earlier this year, will return to the St James Parish Court on October 9 when their case will be heard for committal to the Circuit Court....
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Uncertified food vendors plaguing Hanover
Responding to concerns about the number of itinerant food vendors that are popping up in the towns andvillages across Hanover at nights,especially on weekends, the parish health department is now planning strategies to address food-safetyconcerns.In...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:29:31 -0500: ECJ says process already in train for fixed by-elections
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it is well advanced in proposing amendments to the Representation of the People Act for the holding of by-elections within a prescribed time. In a statement released today, the ECJ said by...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:08:12 -0500: Woman deported from Jamaica arrives in Canada with drugs in coffee beans
The police have launched a major probe into reports that at an inmate who was on Saturday released into the custody of immigration authorities for deportation, arrived in Canada on Monday with drugs in her suitcase.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:38:17 -0500: Police constable shot dead in Portmore
A 29-year-old police constable was on Tuesday night shot dead by unknown assailants as he arrived home in Portmore, St Catherine. The constable who worked at the Stadium Police Station had just entered his house when he was attacked and shot. His...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Chucking blame - Justice minister blasts inept public sector
Incensed by the red tape in the public sector that had delayed the approval by the Ministry of Finance of 17 additional posts for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday directed a barrage of...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Speaker bars MP from quizzing Holness on debushing report
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles, yesterday shot down a question from Julian Robinson, member of parliament for St Andrew South East, after the lawmaker sought answers from the prime minister as to why he has not fulfilled...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: British high commissioner looks to hit reset button with Jamaica
Asif Ahmad, British high commissioner to Jamaica, says that methods he employed in helping to fashion a healthy trade and investment relationship between the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and which helped to provide a sturdy economic platform...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Modest memorials best - Over-the-top remembrance of students could reopen wounds - psychologist
Child psychologist Dr Orlean Brown-Earle has cautioned schools about planning over-the-top memorials to commemorate the lives of students who have died, as it may reopen old wounds in those most affected by the passing."Oftentimes with memorials,...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Cleaner Jamaica coming - Environmental preservation at the core of LNG use
Jamaica is expected to reap significant benefits with the addition of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the country's energy mix, and the environment is being touted as the big winner.Ahead of a planned conference on natural gas with local and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Ministry misfires on new FLA board
There is confusion surrounding whether a new Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) board has been appointed, after a series of conflicting press releases out of the Ministry of National Security.In the latest release sent out yesterday, the ministry...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Plans to separate juveniles, adults in lock-ups hit a snag
The status of the work on phase one of a plan to retrofit children's detention facilities across Jamaica has hit a snag, five years after the programme was established.The plan provides for the separation of juveniles from adults who come in...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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