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Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Consistent with its ongoing upgrade of the infrastructure at Jamaica's leading cargo port, Kingston Wharves Limited has also been making significant human resource investment as it seeks to position itself as the number one shipping port in the...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Business mogul Adam Stewart and Canada's high commissioner to Jamaica, Sylvain Fabi, on Thursday gave resounding endorsements of the Government's effort to revitalise the passenger segment of the Jamaica Railway Corporation's (JRC) rail network....

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) yesterday showcased the recreational value-added component of the rail service when it hosted workers from the Civil Aviation Authority, Port Security Corps, Ministry of Transport and Mining, as well as its own...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Cruise shipping could return to the Kingston Harbour on a regular basis, Dr Horace Change, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic growth and Job Creation, has disclosed, following the recent docking of the Monarch of the Seas, which...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The senior citizens were the ones being feted, gently tapping the desk or rocking to the beat of Christmas carols as they caught up with friends from neighbouring communities at the De La Vega Community Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine, recently...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Work now being done by the National Water Commission (NWC) to overhaul a section of its sewerage system, which has resulted in North Street being closed to vehicular traffic between East Street and Rum Lane, is overdue and absolutely necessary,...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

It is a day that many inmates of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre look forward to eagerly. Many ensure they are on their best behaviour in the lead-up to make certain that they are on the list allowed to spend a few precious minutes with...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

On Thursday, a group of inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, downtown Kingston, was singled out for special treatment by the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica, whose members gave them care packages and chatted with some of the...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The Coffee Industry Board (CIB) now finds itself in further hot water with coffee dealers who lost an estimated US$3 million worth of export-quality beans stored in its Marcus Garvey Drive warehouse which were damaged and contaminated by flood...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Cruise shipping could return to the Kingston Harbour on a regular basis, Dr Horace Chang, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, disclosed last Tuesday during the welcome reception aboard the Monarch of the...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Preliminary preparatory work for resuscitating the railway network is slated to get under way over the Christmas season, following last Friday's signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Transport and Mining - through...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Karl James, general manager of Jamaica Cane Products Sales Limited, has warned that he will name and shame some of the manufacturers guilty of abusing their import licences for refined (granulated) sugar.These manufacturers have been importing...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Jamaicans will continue to buy retail sugar packaged under less than ideal conditions for some time as the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) struggles to come up with the revised packaging and labelling standards almost a year after Donovan...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Starting this weekend, the section of North Street, downtown, between East Street and Rum Lane, will be closed to vehicular traffic as the National Water Commission (NWC) undertakes a major sewer rehabilitation project slated to last for at least...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

There will be enough sugar available to meet the usual spike in demand for Christmas, with the Jamaica Cane Products Sales Limited importing 2,000 tonnes of brown (raw) sugar to fill the shortfall created by the destruction of sugar stored in its...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju

A Spanish liner with nearly 3,000 tourists aboard docked in Kingston yesterday, the first time in three years that a cruise ship has docked in the Jamaican capital, raising hopes that it might be a precursor to the future."I have to congratulate you...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Rudyard Spencer, state minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, on Wednesday promised that come next week he will make a disclosure on the progress of the public-sector transformation programme."What I can tell you is that we are...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 11:00 PMChristopher Serju

The friendship between Lloyd Wilson and Radcliffe Briscoe was just as obvious as their political preferences, as the two exited the Christian Pen Basic School in Portmore, St Catherine on Monday, after casting ballots in the local government...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Portmore Mayor-designate Leon Thomas believes hard work and effective leadership during his tenure as acting mayor made the difference for him and the People's National Party (PNP), which maintained its dominance of the Portmore municipality in St...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Pastor David Henry on Sunday used his sermon to call out rapacious commercial banks and corrupt public officials, challenging them to stop abusing their positions of power, and instead, start to truly serve the people.Speaking at Swallowfield Chapel...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

"Be patient. Obey the speed limit, road signs, and signals. Use safety devices. Do not use the cell phone while driving and even when walking. Don't drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We can and must do better to ensure our safety...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

A legal battle is brewing between the Coffee Industry Board (CIB) and General Accident Insurance Company Jamaica Limited over the latter's alleged failure to pay compensation for an estimated US$3-million worth of coffee damaged by the September...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The People's National Party's (PNP) is viewing tomorrow's national debate as an occasion to defend its stewardship of the island's 12 parish councils, Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), as well as the Portmore Municipal Corporation, of which...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Kingston Mayor Angela Brown Burke on Sunday defended her stewardship of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), as well as the 12 municipal corporations, all of which have grown in revenue under the control of the People's National Party (PNP...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has not been involved in any discussions on the use of coal as a potential power source at the old Alpart bauxite facility in Nain,St Elizabeth, whenever Jiuquan Iron and Steel gets its operations...

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