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Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A virtually trouble-free by-election process, was how Dr Lloyd Barnett, chairman of the election watchdog group Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), described the process to elect new members of parliament in three constituencies.He...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 1:02 PMPaul Clarke

A daring theft of a motorcar on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston this morning ended in one of the alleged robbers being shot dead by the police and one held in custody, while two other men escaped.

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

In a community that has police and military joint command checkpoints at every possible point of entry and smack in the middle of Denham Town, site of the latest zone of special operation (ZOSO), is the St Albans Primary School in west Kingston....

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government is paying strict attention to potential cybersecurity threats posed to Jamaica's banking, industrial, and economic sectors, said Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, at a function yesterday at the Police...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that money used in the purchase of 11 new compactor garbage trucks, valued at more than $214 million, was funded directly from revenues generated from property tax payments into the Government coffers.He said the...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Residents of Denham Town are already asking for an extension of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) beyond its initial 60-day lifspan, citing much-needed peace and calm brought about by the presence of the security forces, while praising the...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While National Hero Marcus Garvey left an indelible legacy for Jamaicans, his forward thinking and message of equality and the value of education for all has also transcended local shores, resonating as far away as South Korea in its search for...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government has collected nearly $200 million from motorists with just under two weeks remaining until the close of the traffic ticket amnesty."Collections up to the middle of last week stood at approximately $223 million since the start of the...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Local business process outsourcing (BPO) players are telling potential investors that Jamaica is ripe for their investment, citing, among other things, an educated workforce and a stable democratic government as reasons to choose Jamaica as their...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Finance Minister Audley Shaw says that Jamaica's economic outlook remains positive and that the assessment of negative growth for the first quarter of the fiscal year, as noted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Head of Mission Dr Uma...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Yet another church group has come out against attempts by some Christians to spur the Government and civil society into softening their tones on the possible repeal of the buggery law.The Independent Churches of Jamaica said that it "categorically...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaica has been given high marks for its effort in striving to meet the United Nations Programme HIV/AIDS Fast Track Progress target, a useful analysis that seeks to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030.UNAIDS Rights,...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Crime does not pay, but it certainly is costing the Government of Jamaica a tidy sum, amounting to $68 billion per year, a dollarfigure the National Security Minister Robert Montague says could fund the construction of 16 new schools.Addressing the...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Anglican Archbishop for the West Indies the Rev Dr John Holder says that there is no biblical basis for the support of the sodomy law by some who use religion as a platform to deny others their individual rights.Holder said at yesterday's start of...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Rector of Christ Church Father Sean Major-Campbell says that better understanding is needed by fellow church leaders to spur conversation around the repealing of the buggery law, while issuing a call to the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance (JAE) and the...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government now has another crime-fighting tool in its arsenal with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which is already in use in Mt Salem,St James, being able to map criminal hot spots, among myriad other applications.The system...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Two powerful church groups, the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance (JEA) and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, are distancing themselves from a planned two-day conference, to start tomorrow, which seeks to examine the Church and anti-buggery...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 8:54 AMPaul Clarke

Audley Gordon, the Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says the uncontrolled burning of tyres and other hazardous materials in and around the Riverton City Landfill in St Andrew must be stopped or...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The burning of tyres and other hazardous materials in communities around the Riverton City dump for financial gain must be stamped out or regulated if the deteriorating air quality is to improve, says National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government's decision to draw down on National Housing Trust (NHT) money was as a consequence of "circumstances" and not just to use the funds to do other things.He was speaking at yesterday's...

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

Jamaicans are being urged to re-engage in the long-held practice of love for neighbour and oneself in order to re-engineer socially accepted norms in the society.The call was made by His Grace Kenneth Richards at a special tree-planting ceremony in...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke

Three-time defending CUMI Come Run 10K champion, Karlene Blagrove believes she is in fine nick and stands a great chance to cop a fourth consecutive victory at the charity event, which is set to run-off on Saturday.Now in its ninth staging, the CUMI...

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

The Ministry of Finance has moved to ease the pressure on the beleaguered court system by confirming, through a letter, that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will now be able to employ some additional staff.The information...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The status of the work on phase one of a plan to retrofit children's detention facilities across Jamaica has hit a snag, five years after the programme was established.The plan provides for the separation of juveniles from adults who come in...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Asif Ahmad, British high commissioner to Jamaica, says that methods he employed in helping to fashion a healthy trade and investment relationship between the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and which helped to provide a sturdy economic platform...

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