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Stories by Jerome Reynolds

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:57 PMJerome Reynolds

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Winston De La Haye, says a preliminary report from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad has indicated that samples from a Jamaican patient has tested negative for Cholera....

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:40 PMJerome Reynolds

Agriculture Minister, Karl Samuda, says Jamaica is monitoring the situation surrounding the ban by the United States on the importation of fresh beef from Brazil arising from safety concerns. Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture ...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:14 AMJerome Reynolds

The family of Jamaican, Jawara McIntosh, the son of reggae icon Peter Tosh, is to take the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey in the United States to court over an alleged beating that has left him in a coma. The family’s attorney, Jasmine Rand...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:20 AMJerome Reynolds

Winston Watson, General Manager of the state-run Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), has indicated that its biodiesel energy project has now moved into the phase where it is being...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:11 PMJerome Reynolds

Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, says outstanding annual reports from his office will be tabled in Parliament next week Tuesday. The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has been chided for failing to submit reports for 2014 and 2015. In an...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:01 PMJerome Reynolds

The Ministry of Labour is to embark on a recruitment drive for its Overseas Employment Programme. The Ministry says the recruitment will be held between June 26 and July 17. Candidates must be between 21 and 45 years old, possess a Tax Registration...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:38 PMJerome Reynolds

The House of Representatives is to pay tribute to former prime minister and outgoing Member of Parliament Portia Simpson Miller next week Tuesday. Last week, Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell, announced...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:43 AMJerome Reynolds

Two-hundred-and-thirty-nine Jamaicans have been granted licences by the Government to sell electricity to Jamaica Public Service (JPS) under the Net Billing arrangement. This was revealed by Energy Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, in Parliament...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:53 PMJerome Reynolds

The Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that the number of speeding tickets issued up to June 9 this year is 21 percent more than for the similar period last year. It says traffic cops issued 233,309 speeding tickets or...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:16 PMJerome Reynolds

It appears violence in some areas of Jamaica caused some local authorities to earn less revenue from entertainment licences in 2016. The Economy and Social Survey 2016 put out by the Planning Institute of Jamaica indicates that local authorities...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:49 AMJerome Reynolds

The National Water Commission (NWC) says the rains have impacted more than 20 of its facilities in Clarendon, St Catherine, St Thomas and Rural St Andrew. The NWC says they are being affected by high turbidity, blocked intakes and...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:18 AMJerome Reynolds

Communication Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, says teams continue to work to clear roads blocked as a result of the flood rains. Shaw says floodwaters and landslides have impacted some areas in Trelawny, Manchester...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:52 PMJerome Reynolds

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that a section of the Nolan Hill to Border main road, in St Andrew, will be closed to vehicular traffic for three months starting on Monday. The NWA says the closure is to facilitate repairs to a...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:08 AMJerome Reynolds

Alleged credit card fraudster Andre Sinclair has been granted $500,000 bail. Bail was granted yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court following an application by attorney-at-law Able-Don Foote. Sinclair was ordered by the court to...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:47 AMJerome Reynolds

Jamaicans living abroad sent home US$2.2 billion to their families in remittances last year. This is an increase of US$65.5 million  when compared to 2015. The 2016 Economic and Social Survey notes that this represented the seventh...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:37 AMJerome Reynolds

People's National Party General Secretary, Julian Robinson, says the party is in the process of finalising the replacement for Simpson Miller in South West St Andrew. Robinson said discussions are being held between the party and...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:25 AMJerome Reynolds

General Secretary of People’s National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, says the party expects Prime Minister Andrew Holness to call by-elections within three months of the resignations of Portia Simpson Miller and Dr Omar Davies. Leader of...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:04 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government wants to make it a criminal offence to be a member of a gang or to associate with gang members. National Security Minister, Robert Montague, has told Parliament that the Government will be pursuing amendments to the anti-gang...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:36 PMJerome Reynolds

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, says the agency suspects arsonists were behind the fire at its dump in Portland. Gordon says while investigations are ongoing, the events at the dump...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:34 AMJerome Reynolds

Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) is to write to the Ministry of Finance for clarification on the number of Jamaicans who benefited from the Government’s personal income tax break. PAAC Chairman, Dr...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 6:01 AMJerome Reynolds

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says the active recruitment of Jamaican cops by countries in the region remains a challenge and Jamaica wants a collaborative approach to training. Montague says each year Jamaica loses dozens of police...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:37 PMJerome Reynolds

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says a review of the country’s disaster shelters is now underway. McKenzie has informed that there are 900 shelters across the island. He says the exercise will determine those that are in...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:15 AMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell, says the Government should review the tax on fuel so as to hault the jumps in prices and ease the burden on the vulnerable. According to Paulwell, the tax is one of the major factors driving up the...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:23 AMJerome Reynolds

  The Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) is to write to the Managing Director of RUBiS for his intervention in the dismissal of an employee. UCASE General Secretary, John Levy, says the union agreed to...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:57 AMJerome Reynolds

Audley Gordon, the Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says the agency is moving to get additional garbage trucks to help clear waste generated by Labour Day activities. Gordon says the level of debris seen...

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