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Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Despite the escalating crime rate and the country's dip on the global Corruption Perception Index, newly appointed Spanish Ambassador Josep Maria Bosch Bessa said that Jamaica is still a big deal for investors from his country."Spanish businesses...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The push for the decriminalisation of prostitution is generating further momentum with the Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, Dr Carolyn Gomes, insisting that such a move could prove economically and socially...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), is describing the most recent blaze at the 140 acre Riverton City landfill on the weekend, as an act of sabotage.He said that evidence suggests arsonists...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Crime and violence run the risk of crippling efforts to reposition Kingston as a tourist destination, according to businessman Chris Jarrett, head of the Kingston chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association."We have been saying this for...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Calling early-childhood institutions the Cinderellas of Jamaica's education system, former Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites declared it was now time to focus on the formative years of children in order to mould and craft their young minds for...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Partnerships between governments and civil society and the leveraging of technology are urgent requirements for achieving robust economic growth and prosperity in the Caribbean, noted Therese Turner-Jones of the Inter-American Development Bank's (...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Several of the island's correctional facilities are in need of urgent infrastructural development, and the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility in downtown Kingston is among those to receive priority focus, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Described at the time of its ratification in Parliament as the most far-reaching piece of public health policy, the ban on smoking in public spaces has all but gone through the door.It has got so bad that even some persons who are guilty of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke

Fear of physical harm and political victimisation is said to be proving a serious hindrance to the National Democratic Movement’s (NDM) efforts to attract new members its President Peter Townsend is indicating. At the same time, Townsend is...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

If downtown Kingston is the commercial heart of Jamaica, Half-Way Tree could fittingly be called its soul, for besides being an ideal location for commuter connectivity to any part of the island, it is the point where uptown meets downtown.But the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

A Venezuelan government official says it's best for that country to sever ties with the Organization of American States (OAS) if they are to preserve the sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic.Delcy Rodriguez, the country's minister for foreign...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 5:17 PMPaul Clarke

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) has asserted that fear of physical harm and political victimisation is causing Jamaicans not to join the party. Its president, Peter Townsend, made the claim as he rebuffed suggestions his party has...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Charge d'Affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy, Luis Gutierrez, said the Nicol·s Maduro administration remains committed to bilateral agreements between the troubled South American nation and its Caribbean counterparts, including Jamaica.Rocked by an...

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

With 201 senior citizens murdered between 2014 and 2016, a call has been made from the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) for legislation that would give the elderly protection, similar to children under the Child Care and Protection Act....

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Human trafficking involving sex and forced labour are together one of the most misunderstood crimes in Jamaica, said head of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry."The general...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Carib Cement says its customers will not face a shortage of its product as a result of the industrial action taken by workers after wage negotiations broke down yesterday, grinding production to a halt at its Rockfort plant.The National Workers'...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke

There is a school of thought that boys are marginalized and to some extent endangered. Added to that is the view that girls are excelling above them not only in education, but also in the workforce. However, Jamaica College Teacher of the Year,...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke

The combination of a high property tax regime, exorbitant banking fees and what they say is an unjustifiable land deal with the Chinese could end up being the final nail in the coffin of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME),...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It will cost the National Water Commission (NWC) over US$200 million for rehabilitation work on both the sewer and water networks across downtown Kingston, according to a statement from the entity. It said the hefty sum was necessary to firmly...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

On the day when the nation was imbued with the spirit of volunteerism and amid fresh memories of the destruction caused by floodwaters across the country last week, Caribbean Cement Company has put its money where its mouth is with a significant...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

As Prime Minister Andrew Holness spoke in front of the world-famous Ward Theatre about plans to restore the cultural landmark to its former glory, on Labour Day, a cooling breeze swept through its interior as if it was breathing again for the first...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaicans from all walks of life have been called to duty by Prime Minister Andrew Holness as the country celebrates Labour Day 2017. Holness, in his message, urged the country to unite in labour so as not to diminish the efforts of previous...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Be examples of good, professional and corruption-free police officers, urged National Security Minister Robert Montague in his charge to the 147 constables at yesterday's passing out parade and awards ceremony at the National Police College of...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

With 115 persons killed on the nation's roadways since the start of the year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made a commitment for Jamaica to slash in half the number of fatal crashes by the year 2020."The Government of Jamaica is making this...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Highly volatile and a hotbed for criminal activity, Police Area Four - which includes the Kingston West Division, where an estimated 23 known gangs are said to be operating - remains a serious challenge for the police, according to Senior...

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