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Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Acknowledging the need for a greater understanding of health care needs for children in Jamaica, the education, youth and information minister, Ruel Reid, is urging a change in culture to better care for the ones diagnosed with mental illnesses."A...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Dr Peter Philips, in one of his first acts as opposition leader, yesterday, launched the People's National Party's (PNP) National Land Ownership Commission, which will seek to garner recommendations to make it easier for Jamaicans to access land...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to make known next week Tuesday the proposed adjustments to the property tax regime, coming out of Cabinet deliberations on the issue, Information Minister Ruel Reid has said."The Cabinet has...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Culture Minister Olivia Grange has rubbished claims by the South East St Ann Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna, who, a day before, accused the minister of nepotism and corruption in the awarding of a contract for the Jamaica Emancipation and Heritage...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Former Culture Minister Lisa Hanna raised eyebrows in the parliamentary Sectoral Debate yesterday, delivering what seems like a body blow to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party Government after outlining detailed information that suggests...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The annual ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, now in its 107th year, is a valuable part of the push towards a greater slice of the sports tourism market, declared tourism minister Edmund Bartlett.Responding to questions on...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke

In just under two months, Mercilyne Iona Stephenson is looking forward to joining Jamaica's list of centenarians. But the frail woman, born May 28, 1917, fears she may not make it because of the dire situation in which she has found herself.Now, at...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

There is broad consensus around the Ministry of Health's newest initiative: the National Food Industry Task Force which is aimed at engaging the food industry with health and other sectors of government and civil society as it expedites programmes...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Temporary work carried out on a section of the troublesome National Water Commission (NWC) sewer main on North Street, Kingston, near two of Jamaica's oldest boys' schools has eased the worries of a few but has caused unimaginable pain for several...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While some real estate owners will be marginally affected by the amendments to property tax rates and Government's revaluation of land, others may be forced to sell their holdings in order to manage their tax obligation, given the massive increasesthey are now facing, says the...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While the Government pushes ahead with plans to create what it says is a more equitable and modern tax system, thousands of individuals and entities have been learning they will this year be required topay huge increases to Tax Administration...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Small hotels across Kingston and St Andrew are in for big business during the five-day period encompassing the annual staging of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Consumers are being asked to avoid the purchase of corned beef and to report to public health departments any food establishment that still offers the product for sale, the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) said."We are just...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While urging cooperation and insisting that residents and businesses refrain from dumping waste and garbage into the North Street, Kingston, sewage lines, Dr Horace Chang, minister with responsibility for water, environment and housing, said that...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is adamant that the ban on the importation and sale of corned beef products from Brazil will remain in place in spite of assurances from that country's embassy that none of the 21 meat-processing Brazilian companies...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The problem of the ongoing raw sewage overflowing on to North Street in downtown Kingston continues despite a lengthy $36 million project to correct it. According to Charles Buchanan, communications manager for the National Water Commission (NWC),...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Brazilian processing plants that supply corned beef to at least one of Jamaica's two major distributors of the product are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities in the ongoing "rotten beef and poultry" probe now unfolding in the South...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

In spite of the Government's immediate ban on corned beef imported from Brazil, some vendors and wholesalers are standing in defiance, pointing out that they need to earn a living, and that not selling the popular commodity would put a significant...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Ninety-seven per cent of the rehabilitation and expansion work on Marcus Garvey Drive has been completed, with the project looking set for completion by the April 30 deadline, according to National Works Agency (NWA) Communications Manager Stephen...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has added its voice to growing opposition to aspects of the government's tax package, with its president Omar Robinson describing the plan as counterproductive to overall growth of the tourism sector....

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Philanthropist and entrepreneur R. Danny Williams announced his retirement as chairman of the Sagicor Group effective June 1 while at a press conference held in New Kingston at the Sagicor Auditorium yesterday.Williams's retirement as head of one of...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government's recent announcement to apply tax on group health insurance has not gone down well with the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ), which said that it feared that such a move would negatively impact the already overburdened public...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The now common practice by some illegal taxi operators of using WhatsApp voice notes and text messages in a Closed User Group (CUG) as a means to evade the police is being closelymonitored by law enforcement officials, Head of the Police Traffic...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The handover of a Bullettrax System to the Institute of Forensic Science yesterday marks an important part of the Government's effort to combat the illicit trafficking in firearms and ammunition, National Security Minister Robert Montague said,...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Even with road fatalities trending downwards by more than 30 per cent since the start of the year when compared to the same period in 2016, male drivers continue to be at the greatest risk.Hence, the main focus of new strategies to be implemented by...

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