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Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says that it has identified the security company and the guard at the centre of an investigation now under way into Tuesday's death of four-year-old Nathan Newman, who shot himself with his father's assigned...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Vendors in downtown Kingston have expressed mixed feelings over the just-concluded Christmas sales, calling it the worst in years."The sales were very slow. It was far less than I had expected because last year this time, I would have about $3...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

At the time of its official opening, Ackee Village, located off Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, was tipped to be a major pull for tourists seeking a different Jamaican experience.Five months on, it's beginning to show signs that it could indeed...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, the head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC), has come out on the side of rank-and-file members of the constabulary in their pursuit of a better salary structure."I...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Just imagine for a moment that you are transported back in time. It's 1930 rural St Catherine, a small district known as Bellas Gate, a few days before Christmas.A refreshingly cool mountain breeze ruffles the leaves of the nearby trees. Donkeys in...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The improper disposal of plastic bottles, among other solid waste, is affecting the already overburdened downtown Kingston sewer mains, the National Water Commission's (NWC) Corporate Public Relations Manager, Charles Buchanan, has said.Buchanan was...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

After a slow start in pulling in events immediately after its construction in 2011, the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James is at last becoming the big-ticket venue it was designed to be, pulling in a whopping 1,497 delegates for the recently...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is once again touting eastern Europe as the next big area of growth in terms of tourist arrivals into Jamaica, citing new airlift arrangements as the basis for his optimism.According to Bartlett, the potential for...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It might as well be Christmas Day for more than 200 special needs children who were feted by the Sanmerna Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre yesterday.Gifts and food...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government of Jamaica is to dole out just under $200 million to west Kingston residents before the end of the year as compensation for damages accrued during the May 2010 operations by the security forces in their attempt to arrest former...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Economic Growth Council (EGC) will be looking to effect immediate economic expansion with three primary veins of focus to deliver 2.3 per cent growth by next year, says the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the council Aubyn Hill.Hill's...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While violence against tourists amounts to less than one per cent of all crimes committed in St James, it is still a concern that requires tangible change overall to effectively counter Jamaica's international image as a crime-infested country, says...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 9:46 AMPaul Clarke

With upwards of 310 murders committed in St James alone since the start of the year, the police say they are confident that an eight-point plan to rid the tourist capital of wanton criminality and indiscipline will be successful. The plan was...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 10:07 AMPaul Clarke

A high-level meeting involving the top brass of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now under way at the Office of the Police Commissioner in St Andrew.  The meeting is being used to plan the way forward in the fight against the...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will for six months preside over the Council of Ministers of the powerful African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group.Her tenure begins in February 2018 through to July 2018.The minister...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Technology and gaming services provider International Gaming Technology (IGT)yesterday gave computer technology students at the Holy Trinity High School a taste of an early Christmas as part of their annual outreach under their After-School...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Successive Jamaican governments have failed to adequately fund treatment and prevention programmes for the sizeable portion of the population suffering from one form or another of mental health disorder, says Professor Frederick Hickling.He said, in...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It is costing the Jamaican health sector a staggering $12.6 billion per year on average to cover medical care for persons needing treatment for violence-related injuries and road traffic crashes.The figure represents 36 per cent of the annual...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The police are claiming a massive breakthrough into the operations of one of Jamaica's most sophisticated and ruthless criminal outfits, the Terrence Gang, which they say has extended into seven parishes and has been responsible for a number of...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The chronic shortage of space at the Savanna-la-Mar Public Hospital will soon be a thing of the past as plans are in the pipeline for a new block to be constructed, the hospital's chairman, Eric "Busha" Clarke, has said.The new block will take the...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While some persons are allowed unfettered access through checkpoints in the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO)-controlled Denham Town in west Kingston, others are properly searched before leaving or entering, as per the terms of the operations.This...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

No stone will be left unturned in the search for the killers of retired Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams, whose body was found in the back of his car yesterday morning, the police hierarchy has said.Police Commissioner George Quallo has instructed...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The new paint job on the world-famous 'Redemption Song' statue at Emancipation Park in New Kingston has not gone unnoticed by members of the public.The statue received a facelift recently, and some members of the public are calling it majestic and...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The chronic shortage of space at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland will soon be a thing of the past as plans are in the pipeline for a new block to be constructed, the institution's chairman, Eric 'Busha' Clarke, has said....

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the lack of innovation in the agriculture sector could spell doom for the industry if the right policy mix is not employed."We need to face the fact that if we don't devise the means of being innovative and...

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