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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...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 6:26 PMJerome Reynolds

Several service stations across the island are reportedly low on fuel as petroleum truck drivers remain on strike. Phillip Chong, President of the Jamaica Gasoline Retailers' Association (JGRA), says his members are concerned. The JGRA...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 10:54 AMJerome Reynolds

The Transport Authority has delayed by two weeks, the implementation of route changes for rural bus operators who terminate in downtown, Kingston. The authority says the move is to allow for further consultations with stakeholders. The rerouting...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 8:53 AMJerome Reynolds

Defence attorney, Bert Samuels, is raising alarm at plans by the government to empower the police to collect fingerprints from items and objects in public spaces. National Security Minister, Robert Montague, has disclosed that the Fingerprint ...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:24 PMJerome Reynolds

Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Senator Mark Golding, wants the Government to hold broad based consultations before eliminating jury trials for murder cases involving the use of a gun. Debate on legislation to introduce the change started in the...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 2:53 PMJerome Reynolds

The Police High Command is reporting that it has completed an administrative review of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) operation in West Kingston in May 2010. The high command says the review was conducted between February 28 and June...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 10:47 AMJerome Reynolds

A majority of Jamaicans believe that Jamaicans workers are better or are more reliable than the rest of the world. This was the finding of a Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll conducted islandwide from June 9-11, among 1,500 respondents. The...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 10:08 AMJerome Reynolds

Alleged Jamaican lottery scammer Gregory Gooden has been extradited to the United States on wire fraud and money laundering charges. Gooden, 35, who is from Black River, St Elizabeth, was handed over yesterday to US marshals by...

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