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Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Government is relentlessly lobbying the United States (US) Department of State to mitigate the adverse effects of the sanctions against United Company (UC) Rusal, operator of West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO), according to the minister of...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Scores of employees have been resigning from their jobs with the mistaken expectation that they will receive redundancy payments from their employers, a Ministry of Labour official disclosed yesterday."There's a misconception out there among the...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Landmark Developers Limited is pushing for arbitration in the sewer system dispute at Liberty Estate, St Ann. Karl Samuda, minister with responsibility for housing, announced last week that he would present Cabinet with a plan for the Government to...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:04 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague should be in a position to address growing concerns regarding the implications of Jamaica's engagement with United Company (UC) Rusal, Russian operator of West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO), following the...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague should be in a position to address growing concerns regarding the implications of Jamaica's engagement with United Company (UC) Rusal, Russian operator of West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO),...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is still relevant to infrastructural advancement in contemporary Jamaica as it celebrates 50 years of shaping metropolitan districts. That is the view of Edward Seaga, former prime minister and founder of the...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Dr Hilton McDavid, national security researcher and lecturer, thinks there is greater need for interdisciplinary research on crime and violence, as the country continues to grapple with rampant criminality.Between January 1 and April 7, there have...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Members of Parliament (MPs) Marlene Malahoo Forte and Dr Angela Brown Burke articulated completely different realities regarding the impact of the zones of special operations (ZOSOs), which the Houseof Representatives yesterday extended for 60 days...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Landmark Developers Limited has fired back at the minister with responsibility for housing for asking the police to bar them from disconnecting residents of Liberty Estate, St Mary, from the incomplete sewerage system. The company argued that it is...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Dr Tracy McFarlane, social and health psychologist, believes that caregivers of cancer patients should not ignore the impact of the role on their well-being and push to find balance."Coping with the psycholo-gical cost of being a caregiver centres...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

State Minister for National Security Rudyard Spencer has issued a formal apology through a letter written by the political ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, for partisan comments he made at a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) meeting in Bellefield,...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has called for the creation of national guidelines to govern patient-physician relationships that would see doctors taking a leading role in cancer prevention by initiating conversation about the disease."Whenever...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has called for balanced discourse about the deaths of two workers at the Cornwall Regional Hospital following the disclosure by Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Dayton Campbell that the deaths prompted a sick-...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

President of the Senate Tom Tavares-Finson on Thursday urged Opposition Senator Lambert Brown to withdraw an assertion that police officers involved in the so-called death squad cases are in jail because, among other things, they took a stance...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Some rights of residents living in communities throughout the St Catherine North Police Division will continue to be suspended for three months, after the 49 members of parliament present in Gordon House yesterday voted in favour of the resolution...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Failure is not an option in the fight against crime, according to Dr Horace Chang, the new minister of national security, who takes over the portfolio at a time when the Government is moving to disrupt the sustained wave of murder affecting the...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Security expert Robert Finzi-Smith has lauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness' push to create a programme requiring all unattached youth between 18 and 24 to complete one year of mandatory service with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Holness says...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The nation will have to wait another week to hear the findings of the report on the fatal blaze at Walker's Place of Safety two months ago.Two children were killed at the privately run facility at the intersection of Lyndhurst Road and Lyndhurst...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Police Federation has a final opportunity today to indicate if its members are willing to accept retroactive payments up to April 2017, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw disclosed while closing the 2018-19 Budget Debate...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Government has completed 90 per cent of the business processes required for the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS), Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed during his contribution to the Budget Debate yesterday.The...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The lack of an improved solid waste management framework locally has hampered the effectiveness of anti-litter social marketing campaign, Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica, according to Suzanne Stanley, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust."...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Opposition senators objected to a proposed role of the national security minister in the bill to establish the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) as an independent body during yesterday's sitting of the Upper House. Clause 9,...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Peter Phillips, leader of the opposition, called for the Integrity Commission, the country's newly formed single anti-corruption body, to be empowered to investigate all government contracts, no matter how small, as he made his Budget Debate...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Public sector workers can receive a better wage offer than the 16 per cent increase over four years that is currently on the table, according to Opposition Spokesman for Finance Mark Golding, who was addressing a post-Budget Debate press conference...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding yesterday dismissed the Government's announcement that there would be no new taxes for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, stating that it is three Budgets late with the move.In his maiden Budget Debate...

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