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Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 5:05 PMJerome Reynolds

National Security Minister Robert Montague says the police have seen a significant increase in the recovery of illegal guns and ammunition. Speaking at a press conference this morning where the second special zone of operation was...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:07 PMJerome Reynolds

After spending $110 million to buy five buses, the Transport Authority is moving to offload the vehicles because they have been deemed unsuitable. This was revealed by the Authority’s Managing Director, Cecil Morgan, at a sitting...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 7:33 PMJerome Reynolds

​The state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons behind the stoning of its buses. Speaking at a press conference today, the JUTC's Managing Director, Paul...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 6:55 PMJerome Reynolds

​The People's National Party has shot down arguments that Dr Shane Alexis is not committed to Jamaica and the people of South East St Mary. The party says while he was born in Canada, his roots are in Jamaica as he was raised and...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 6:37 PMJerome Reynolds

​The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is blasting the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) for selecting a person without Jamaican citizenship to represent the party in the upcoming by-election in South West St Mary. At a press...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 8:54 AMJerome Reynolds

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has extended the life of voter identification cards by two years. All current voter IDs expire at the end of 2017. In a notice, the ECJ says the cards will continue to be valid until December 31, 2019. The...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 11:33 AMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has taken issue with the government for pressing forward with anti-money-laundering and terrorism financing resolutions to suit international obligations and not prioritising reducing murders. Senator Brown argued...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 10:34 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government has for now opted not to include attorneys on the list of entities required by law to report financial transactions linked to or suspected to be connected to terrorism. The Senate on Friday decided against debating and passing a...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 5:50 PMJerome Reynolds

The Government is to spend over $513 million to construct new office space to accommodate the St Ann office of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Information Minister Reul Reid said the office will be housed in a new two-...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 1:19 PMJerome Reynolds

National Security Robert Montague has indicated that 150 new district constables are to be recruited as the ministry moves to boost community policing. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Montague disclosed that the recruitment is to fill...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:19 PMJerome Reynolds

The Ministry of Finance revealed this morning that the Jamaican economy contracted in the first quarter of the current financial year. Acting Financial Secretary, Darlene Morrison, made the disclosure to members of Parliament’s Public...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 5:20 PMJerome Reynolds

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton revealed in Parliament today that the Government is spending approximately $100 million for the first year of the programme to administer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in schools. Tufton...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 1:19 PMJerome Reynolds, Shanna Monteith

Chief Executive Office of the Child Development Agency (CDA) Rosalee Gage-Grey says the agency is now conducting an assessment into the case of the 12-year-old girl being beaten with a machete by her mother in St Thomas. Speaking on...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 1:00 PMJerome Reynolds

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher says the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is awaiting funding to step up its election activities for the three by-elections. Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced yesterday that Nomination Day...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 5:37 PMJerome Reynolds

The Senate today passed legislation which will require public sector workers to contribute to their pensions. A legislation which will allow for the establishment of a designated fund from which pensions will be paid was also passed. The Pensions (...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 5:28 PMJerome Reynolds

Head of the Police Area Five, Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick Knight, says last night’s attack on three women, two of whom are members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), suggests that it was a reprisal shooting. A police...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 1:43 PMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Ronald Thwaites has called for Parliament to have a debate on the Cockpit Country. Thwaites made the call in a private member’s motion yesterday afternoon in the House of...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:27 PMJerome Reynolds

The Police have raised the threat level against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to extreme following several recent attacks on cops. The JCF informed the public via Twitter that violent attacks against cops are imminent. It is...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 5:43 PMJerome Reynolds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be making cash contributions totalling US$200,000 to help with hurricane relief in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica.   One-hundred-thousand dollars will be provided to each country....

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 9:32 AMJerome Reynolds

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has been forced to apologise to workers in the divorce unit of the Supreme Court who staged a sit-in yesterday to register their objection to claims of corruption in the office. Speaking early yesterday...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 6:39 PMJerome Reynolds

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Ministry is to hand over three more cases of fake divorces to the police fraud squad which is probing a corruption scandal at the divorce unit at the Supreme Court. Chuck told our news centre that...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 3:27 PMJerome Reynolds

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda says the government has decided against imposing a tax on refined sugar imported into the country. The cess was put forward by the previous administration which planned to levy a tax of US$35 per tonne on...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:11 PMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown is calling for the Senate to set up a Select Committee on crime. Brown made the call in a private members motion moved in the Upper House this morning. He said the committee would hear suggestions from the public on...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 2:20 PMJerome Reynolds

The Government is moving to implement a performance evaluation system for Boards of Public bodies. A Ministry Paper tabled in Parliament indicates that a pilot for the Board Performance Evaluation Instrument for Boards of Public Bodies is...

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