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Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 10:15 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 | 10:23 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 | 11:57 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...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 11:25 AMJerome Reynolds

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it received 221 complaints from members of the public against the security forces over the first three months of the year. Assault by members of the security forces was the leading...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 11:06 AMJerome Reynolds

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says steps should be taken by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to undertake further training and weapon safety awareness for all its members. INDECOM says the discipline of aimed shooting...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 1:09 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The hotel accused of illegally mining and removing sand from Negril is defending itself saying it had been granted a licence to do so. The Negril Chamber of Commerce yesterday raised an alarm about what it described as what appears to be shady sand...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2015 | 1:24 PMJerome Reynolds

Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell last week instructed the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica to test samples of petrol at gas stations and submit a report. The move arose from public complaints about substandard gasoline.

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:21 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison is encouraging teachers to avoid using corporal punishment as a means to disciplining students. Gordon Harrison says the habit of beating children needs to stop. Her comments come in light of a case...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 1:00 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Chairman of the Jamaica Federation of Corrections, Arlington Turner, says there is no truth to claims of a death squad of correction officers operating at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston. Turner says claims of wide-scale...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:53 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Jamaica is to further relax the visa requirements for nationals of select Latin American countries who make short-term visits to the island. Cabinet has approved an amendment to the conditional waiver visa requirement for holders of a passport from...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:26 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Public sector workers are to get a subsidy to use the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). A circular posted on the Ministry of Finance’s website indicates that the subsidy was one of the items agreed to in the Heads of Agreement...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 1:31 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Another public passenger operator has taken the Transport Authority to court. This time, hackney carriage operator, Mark Seccard, has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking to challenge the regulator’s decision to change the number...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 12:17 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, is calling for security arrangements to be put in place at all courts across the island to protect prosecutors and support staff. Her appeal comes against the background of an attack on a...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 8:40 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Local Government Minister Noel Arscott says he has now signed the necessary instruments to have the boundary changes in the Portmore Municipality in St Catherine gazetted. There have been repeated calls for the government to fix boundary...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 6:26 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

It will not be known before 2016 if former Jamaica Labour Party stalwart, Joan Gordon Webley, will be accepted as a member of the People's National Party (PNP). PNP General Secretary Paul Burke says people seeking to join the party must wait...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 4:38 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education is to close 18 primary schools come September. Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the schools are being closed because of their small populations, under performance, high operational costs, among other things....

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 10:09 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Government and manufacturers are yet to reach an agreement on the vexed issue of introducing a tax on refined sugar. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Donovan Stanbery, says the discussions are ongoing. Stanbery further says...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 4:40 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it is working to address a problem which has left some customers without electricity since yesterday. The power to those customers was disrupted following a downpour of rain yesterday. Corporate...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 2:15 PMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Opposition spokesperson on health, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte, says the Government should immediately undertake a cleanup programme to minimise the impact of the Zika virus (ZIKV). The Ministry of Health has advised that there is now an outbreak...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Phillip Paulwell, the man who championed the liberalisation of the telecommunication sector in Jamaica, wants to see the sector go a step further in promoting competition and consumer choice by no longer locking mobile phones to a single network....

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 9:04 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Former police commissioner Owen Ellington says the police did not take steps to man possible escape routes such as drains and tunnels in the lead up to the 2010 West Kingston operation because it was unsafe to do so. Ellington says the police were...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 8:47 AMJerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it is yet to hear from the Government after unions rejected the government's wage increase offer last week. According to the Association, teachers are eager for the government to resume talks...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 3:58 PMJerome Reynolds

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is to travel to Jamaica on March 17 and 18 to hear the application filed by human rights and gay rights advocate, Maurice Tomlinson, against the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize. The hearing is to...

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