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Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 2:14 PMJerome Reynolds

Anti-corruption group, National Integrity Action (NIA), is calling for Minister of  Science, Energy, and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley to tender his resignation over the scandal-hit Petrojam. The NIA says if he fails to do so...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 4:16 PMJerome Reynolds

The Transport Ministry is to look into the feasibility of reviving trams or streetcars in Kingston. Portfolio Minister Robert Montague has indicated that the Jamaica Railway Corporation has been tasked with the exercise. In his contribution to the...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 1:10 PMJerome Reynolds

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is reporting that three employees, including the Mortuary Supervisor, at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) have been interdicted as it probes the case of the improper disposal of the remains of...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 2:04 PMJerome Reynolds

Former Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is maintaining that political influence continues to be an ongoing problem at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ). In a letter to the editor, Fisher said he raised the matter during his time at the...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 11:45 AMJerome Reynolds

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) rescue team is now conducting a search operation for a small aircraft with three persons aboard which went off radar yesterday afternoon. Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer at the JDF Major Basil...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 3:07 PMJerome Reynolds, Janet Silvera

Members of the Opposition have hit back at Prime Minister Andrew Holness who has charged that the extension of the State of Emergency in 2010 failed because the then parliamentary opposition did not support it. Holness, who was speaking at a...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 11:38 AMJerome Reynolds

Forty-two-year-old businessman Mark Nooks has been freed of illegal possession of firearm and assault charges in the Gun Court after it was revealed in court that the complainant was attempting to extort him. The prosecution dropped its case...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 11:10 AMJerome Reynolds

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, has called ousted councillor for the Yallahs Division in St Thomas, Dean Jones, to a meeting next week Thursday morning to discuss the outcome of the court case against him and whether he breached the...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:51 PMJerome Reynolds

The Island Traffic Authority has again been plunged into mourning following the brutal murder of another motor vehicle examiner. Fifty-one-year-old Lorenzo Escoe was shot multiple times last night at his home in Havendale, St Andrew. The...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 7:14 PMJerome Reynolds

The Financial Investigations Division (FID) has told the parliamentary committee reviewing the proposed Data Protection Act that the legislation could have serious national security and investigative repercussions without certain adjustments....

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:39 PMJerome Reynolds

The Broadcasting Commission is proposing that the proposed Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act be given more powers to levy sanctions against entities who fail to comply with a request for information. Under the proposed law, the...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 1:07 PMJerome Reynolds

International human rights watchdog Amnesty International continues to raise concern about extrajudicial killings in Jamaica. In its annual report released yesterday, Amnesty International states that unlawful killings – some of which may...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 5:18 PMJerome Reynolds

Reparations advocate and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry, says he has completed a draft of a petition he plans to pursue all the way to the Privy Council against British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in relation to ...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 9:37 AMJerome Reynolds

Ivan Anderson, the Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Construction Company (NROCC), says a system needs to be introduced to allow toll operators to recover fees from motorists who use the highways without paying. Anderson...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 9:00 AMJerome Reynolds

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the application filed by lawyers representing former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and other senior officials of the People's National Party (PNP) in the Trafigura case. They are...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:09 PMJerome Reynolds

The hearing in the Court of Appeal into the application filed by lawyers representing former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and other senior officials of the People's National Party (PNP) in the Trafigura case is expected to be heard...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 9:58 AMJerome Reynolds

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says there is no truth to claims that the appointment of Bryan Sykes to act as Chief Justice was to facilitate her ascension to the job. There was speculation that Malahoo Forte was being...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 5:39 PMJerome Reynolds

National Water Commission (NWC) customers could see an increase in their water bills as a result of the introduction of water abstraction fees by the Water Resources Authority (WRA). The fee structure, which takes effect on April 1, applies to...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:44 AMJerome Reynolds

A police constable who allegedly stole a motorcycle from the Barnett Street Police Station in St James is to reappear in the St James Parish Court today. Constable Jhanoye Johnson was offered bail in the sum of $250,000 when he appeared...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 5:20 PMJerome Reynolds

The House of Representatives this afternoon descended into a shouting match between government and opposition members over a bill to amend the Banking Services Act, which, among other things, seeks to regulate fees charged by deposit-taking...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 9:01 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government has offered the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association a 16 per cent salary increase over four years. The offer was presented by government negotiators at a meeting yesterday. The government had previously offered a six percent...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 8:46 PMJerome Reynolds

The insurance company which held the $42.7 million performance bond by O'Brien's International Car Sale and Rental Limited has now paid over the money to the Ministry of National Security. The payment was made after the ministry wrote...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 5:09 PMJerome Reynolds

The national security minister has softened his tone towards the Commissioner of Police, George Quallo, over the traffic nightmare on the Palisadoes Road on New Year’s Day. It was total gridlock along the roadway as patrons attending a...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:21 PMJerome Reynolds

The Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has called for the Government to establish special major task forces dedicated to probing cases in high crime areas. Phillips says the task forces should be staffed with the most...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:17 PMJerome Reynolds

Some user of the North South Highway, which runs from St Catherine to St Ann, will pay more to travel on the toll road. The new rates will take effect at 10 o’clock on the night of Monday, January 22. The increases range between $50...

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