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Stories by Jerome Reynolds

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 4:36 PMJerome Reynolds

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has renewed concern that neither the Police Service Commission (PSC) nor the Commissioner of Police has initiated disciplinary proceedings against 20 senior cops cited for wrongdoing. In a...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:19 PMJerome Reynolds

Normal operations have resumed at the Blood Bank and the National Public Health Laboratory in Kingston as medical technologists have gone back to work. This after the Ministry of Health last evening settled the payment of retroactive sums...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 7:26 PMJerome Reynolds

The Ministry of Health is now moving to pay retroactive money owed to medical technologists who have again taken industrial action. More than 80 workers, who are employed to the Blood Bank and the National Public Health Laboratory in Kingston, have...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 9:34 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government is moving to regulate the kinds of material which can be disposed of at landfills. The administration is to enact the National Solid Waste Management (Disposal of Solid Waste) Regulations to give effect to the change. In his Throne...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 11:16 AMJerome Reynolds

Two men have been arrested for breaches of the lottery scamming and firearms acts following an operation by the police in Grange Hill, Westmoreland. The police say their identities are being withheld pending further investigations. The Grange Hill...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 2:06 PMJerome Reynolds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is moving to ensure that adequate resources are in place for detainees under the state of public emergency. Prime Minister Holness says he’s aware of complaints in the public domain and is...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 7:40 PMJerome Reynolds

National Security Minister Robert Montague says he’s concerned that cops with questionable records have been rewarded with promotions in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 2:41 PMJerome Reynolds

Eight entities have been selected to bid for the divestment of the Norman Manley International Airport. The Development Bank of Jamaica says the Request for Proposal will now be issued to the firms, which will be allowed to conduct due diligence to...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 7:22 PMJerome Reynolds

Investigators at the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) probing the Government’s controversial $600 million de-bushing programme have started questioning contractor Tyrone Robinson. Investigators have held a question and answer session...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 11:28 AMJerome Reynolds

A Joint Select Committee of Parliament is today to begin deliberation on the Government’s proposed law to introduce zones of special operations, which will give the security forces additional powers to tackle crime. Today’s sitting...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 9:20 AMJerome Reynolds

One of the contractors in the Government’s controversial $600 million de-bushing programme is taking issue with the Contractor General Dirk Harrison. Tyrone Robinson is charging that Harrison is giving the wrong impression that he...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds, Acting Assistant News Editor – Radio

One of the attorneys for Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ), which has been awarded a total of $16 million (US$125,975) in damages against its free-to-air rival CVM Television Limited in its copyright lawsuit, said the case serves as a reminder that...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds

With an ongoing concern about major foreign countries such as the United States and Canada bleeding Jamaica of its specialist care nurses, the Government is to lobby the international health community for help to stop the poaching of the island's...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds

When 23-year-old medical student Aujae Dixon graduates next year, he intends to stay and work in Jamaica for the long haul. He doesn't expect the same for most of the class of 2017."A lot of persons just plan to be here because they have to complete...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government is to offer an apology to residents of west Kingston over the operation by the security forces in the area in May 2010, which left dozens dead and injured and millions in damage to houses and other properties.Justice Minister Delroy...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 6:08 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Social commentator Dr Henley Morgan has described as unworkable, the proposal to remit the National Housing Trust (NHT) refunds of low income earners to their National Insurance Scheme (NIS) accounts. The president of the Jamaica Chamber of...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 1:41 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law and children and woman’s rights advocate, Margrette Macaulay, says Jamaica needs to fast track the review of the country’s anti-abortion law in light of the public health concerns associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) and...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 2:17 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government will put key constitutional and social issues to a referendum. Holness made the commitment in his inauguration speech yesterday. However, he did not name the issues which will be put to a vote...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds

Jamaican consumers can now walk into a retail store of any of the two local telecommunication companies and purchase an unlocked instrument.Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell says telecom companies have given "tacit" agreement to the move as part...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 2:08 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The National Water Commission (NWC) is warning that the impact of the drought will extend into next year. As a result, the Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, is encouraging Jamaicans to continue to practice...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 4:18 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Health is encouraging Jamaicans who travel to countries now being affected by the Zika Virus (ZIKV) to take steps to protect themselves from being infected. At least 10 countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Suriname and now...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds

As more and more Jamaican journalists engage in social media and the digital world as part of the evolving news environment, media companies are being encouraged to establish protocols to govern the conduct of their workers.In countries like in the...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:05 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Government has removed a controversial clause in the proposed DNA law which speaks to a prisoner transfer arrangement and the taking of samples from persons transferred to Jamaica to complete their sentences. The clause caused a delay in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds

Soca and Halloween came together to form a fantastic experience at the recent staging of Sunnation's Sunset Cocoa Jouvert.The lush, expansive grounds of Caymanas Estate in St Catherine was the place to be for soca and Halloween lovers on Saturday as...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 12:08 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Office of the Public Defender has launched a probe into the circumstances that led to the deaths of 18 newborns at two of the island’s major hospitals. The Office says the investigation has already started, but has declined to comment any...

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