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Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the fear of crime among St James residents has been reduced during the state of emergency, which the House of Representatives approved yesterday for an extension until August 2.The 53 members who were present voted...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Senator Lambert Brown blasted the Government last Friday for its failure to disclose the names and salaries of advisers and consultants contracted since March 3, 2016. He had tabled the question in the Upper House seven months ago."It would appear...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

More and more victims of revenge pornography locally are moving to seek justice, with 28 cases reported to the police last year. This was a 75 per cent increase over the number of cases reported in 2016.Revenge pornography is a form of malicious...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

As nations observe World Day for Safety and Health at Work today, local senators have lamented the need for a stronger workplace safety culture."Mr President, safety and health at the workplace is something that we take for granted. Accidents and...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Eleven patriots from the county of Surrey stepped up to receive Governor General's Achievement Awards yesterday for their steady commitment to excellence in academia and community service."Our 11 Surrey county awardees this afternoon have used their...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

Media stakeholders have welcomed Jamaica's movement from eighth to sixth out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index, but they are concerned about legislation that could reverse the gains made."While we are happy about Jamaica's improved...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMBrian Walker/Staff Reporter

The Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has welcomed the decision by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to commission a study that will look at the health profile of the staff of Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James."I have instructed the...

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...

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