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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...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:39 PMJerome Reynolds

The management of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has called a press conference for this afternoon to update Jamaicans on the country’s airspace. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 2 o’clock. The authorities have been...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 3:02 PMJerome Reynolds

The West Kingston Commission Incursion Compensation Committee has been given a one-month extension. The three-member panel was expected to complete its work by the end of this month or latest by October. Information Minister Ruel Reid ...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 2:17 PMJerome Reynolds

The budget of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) Commission of Enquiry has been revised to approximately $58 million. The delay-plagued Commission has again been given a new deadline to produce a report.  Information...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:43 PMJerome Reynolds

President of the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers’ Association, Kurt Solomon, says there is no truth to claims that air traffic controllers are on industrial action which is contributing to disruptions in the airspace. Solomon says all hands...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 6:18 PMJerome Reynolds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Zone of Special Operations in Mount Salem, St James is legal. There have been concerns that the community does not meet the criteria set out in the law especially after the police revised the...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 3:16 PMJerome Reynolds

Uncertainty surrounds thousands of Jamaicans living in the United States who are beneficiaries of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme. On Monday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 8:53 PMJerome Reynolds

The People’s National Party (PNP) wants the Political Ombudsman and the Office of the Contractor General to immediately establish a mechanism to monitor the use of state funds in areas where by-elections are pending, especially St Mary...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 10:06 AMJerome Reynolds

Education Minister, Ruel Reid, says he expects a smooth start to the school year with classes resuming today. In his back to school message to the nation, Reid said subventions, furniture and books were provided to schools months in advance of...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 1:33 PMJerome Reynolds

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says safeguards have been put in place to guard against abuses and to ensure accountability by the security forces in the Zone of Special Operations. Holness this morning declared Mount Salem in St James the...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 7:15 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government is to launch an amnesty for guns and drugs in communities designated as zones of special operation. Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says persons in possession of guns, ammunition, drugs and other contraband will be allowed to...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 4:14 PMJerome Reynolds

Chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association, Allan Rickard, says the closure of the Monymusk sugar factory in Clarendon would mean economic devastation for the parish and surrounding areas. Rickards further says a suspension of...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 5:59 PMJerome Reynolds

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that the murder tally has now passes the 1,000 mark. According to the police, as at Saturday, there were 1,005 homicides. Citing the statistics at a press conference this afternoon, opposition spokesman...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 5:19 PMJerome Reynolds

A 92-year-old disabled Jamaican woman was among four persons rescued from floodwaters in Houston, Texas, today as the American city continues to be inundated by rains. The rescue came after an appeal by the elderly woman’s grand daughter on...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 1:53 PMJerome Reynolds

The Opposition has come out against amendments to the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act which allows cops to be imprisoned for failing to give adequate notice before resigning from the Force. Sub-officers and constables are now required to give six...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:33 PMJerome Reynolds

South St Catherine Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, says he has been provided with the redraft of the amended Banking Services Act which proposes to regulate banking fees, among other things.  Jackson says he received the Bill...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 10:50 AMJerome Reynolds

The Education Ministry is to take on the cost for schools to employ cooks to prepare meals for students in public schools. Education Minister, Ruel Reid, said the move is to help ease the financial burden on parents who have to fund these special...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 6:28 PMJerome Reynolds

Fisher folk and other marine interests, particularly south of the island, are being urged to exercise caution and intensify their preparedness as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches. Acting Head of the Weather Branch, Kareen Gourzong, says at 4 o...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 10:41 AMJerome Reynolds

The Government is to introduce electronic monitoring of persons subjected to restraining orders. National Security Minister Robert Montague says discussions are underway with a supplier to procure the equipment. Montague says the...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 9:05 AMJerome Reynolds

Attorney-at-law Graceann Cameron has been barred from practising in Jamaica. Cameron was found guilty of professional misconduct by the General Legal Council in May. A disciplinary hearing at the Council found that she misappropriated the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 7:23 PMJerome Reynolds

Three Kingston teens believed to be involved in several robberies have been taken into custody by the police. In posts on its Twitter account today, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said the male teens are aged 13, 14 and 15 years. The JCF...

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