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Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has declared that Jamaica’s arrears are in the best condition ever. Speaking to stakeholders on Tuesday at the 2019 procurement seminar at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, Clarke assured micro, small and...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Patrick Newman, director at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Walderston, Manchester, says Jamaica needs some special facilities for children who are not candidates for foster care in order to nurture them in a loving environment. Newman made the call...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:37 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Campion College Principal Grace Baston yesterday sought to set the record straight on concerns around funding her institution was promised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in relation to the Career Advancement Programme (CAP). On...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Eight months since being formally advised via email from Campion College that her child was awarded a monetary grant through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP), a disgruntled parent yesterday said...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips yesterday revealed that he has seen evidence where a member of Ruel Reid’s security team was being paid heftily through the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) as questions continue to mount over...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Member of Parliament for Manchester Southern Michael Stewart has described the present state of the education system in Jamaica as a runaway ship and is calling on the Government to have a minister installed immediately, six weeks before the start...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), in marking its 50th anniversary, will offer five tertiary-level students internship opportunities to sharpen their skills and contribute to the standards agency which seeks to continue nation-building. On...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement last week of impending sweeping deportation raids beginning on Sunday has rattled communities across the North American country, sending several undocumented immigrants, including Jamaicans, into...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that more than $39 million was paid out to consumers by utility providers in the first quarter of 2019 for service breaches of guaranteed standards. According to the OUR’s performance report for...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It appears that the Government and some probation officers may be headed for a collision course when the Ministries of Justice and National Security jointly roll out a child-diversion programme come November. Yesterday, during a sensitisation...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Government is thinking of ways to spin seaweed into cash as a way to tackle the sargassum threat currently plaguing the island’s shores, especially in Portmore, St Thomas and Portland. It is believed that a rise in ocean temperatures has been...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is yearning for the completion of the four multibillion-dollar legacy road projects and a return to normalcy as police officers have been experiencing serious challenges in laying down the law on...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While the National Works Agency (NWA) is maintaining that work on four legacy road projects in the Corporate Area will be completed by the end of summer, business operators and motorists affected by the rehabilitation exercise are anxious to see...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his address during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Morant Bay Urban Centre last week, told parish leaders that there is no need to ‘bad mind’ St Thomas and declared that all major townships will be developed....

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“Think big and set your goals high.” That was the charge Lady Allen gave yesterday to the 126th graduating class at the Shortwood Practising Infant, Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew. “There is nothing in this world you cannot do once you...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Andrew family, though still in shock, is breathing a sigh of relief as their youngest sibling regained consciousness after her common-law husband 25-year-old Jermaine McKenzie took his own life, thinking he had strangled her to death yesterday...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Family members and residents of Ramble, St Thomas, came together over two days this week, sharing memories and laughter, as they prepared the final resting place for educator, public affairs commentator and Gleaner columnist Martin Henry. According...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:38 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After years of hearing plan after plan being proposed for the idle lands that once housed the Goodyear factory on the outskirts of Morant Bay in St Thomas, residents from across the parish journeyed to the location yesterday as they banked hopes on...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Government is banking on a new electronic case management system being piloted in juvenile facilities to help keep tabs on persons in state custody, some of whom get lost in prisons. The project, which will get going with a training phase on...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The jubilation among grade six students and their families after the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) results were released last Friday was hard to take in for the family of slain 12-year-old Dujon DaCosta. The young student athlete, who reportedly had a...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As early as 10:30 a.m. yesterday, nervous parents began descending on the grounds of the Half-Way Tree Primary School, eager to learn how their children performed in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the high-school placement exam. This being the...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With reports of at least a dozen cases of rape in a number of Portmore communities recently, one citizens’ association president says plans are afoot to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems throughout their neighbourhood. Byron...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Grief gripped staff members at IBEX yesterday as the workers at the Greater Portmore-based business process outsourcing company continued to mourn the tragic passing of a colleague last weekend. Black was the colour of the day as they reflected on...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew North police are probing whether the death of a man in Grants Pen late Monday is linked to an ongoing investigation involving the deceased man ‘s older sibling. Dead is 20-year-old Dylant ‘Tom Tom’ Wedderburn, a vendor of Shortwood...

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