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Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Three brand new Renault-manufactured garbage trucks valued at approximately $61 million were commissioned into service yesterday by Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie, which should ease the perennial issues of...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Armed with knowledge that high-school students are targets for recruitment into criminal gangs, head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ealan Powell, has said that the problem must be confronted head-on by...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Harvest Tabernacle Christian Endeavour Ministries was yesterday evicted from the National Commercial Bank (NCB)-owned property it occupied at Ferry in St Catherine, with its pastor, Boswell Raymond, likening the eviction to a crucifixion."It...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye has hit back at the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) for suggesting that a fresh outbreak of the vector-borne Zika virus is likely, with data showing the rate of infection...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government's decision to allocate $300 million to ease the burden on financially challenged students enrolled at the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, and the Caribbean Maritime Institute has been welcomed by the...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Like so many before her, Casey-Ann Brooks was a bright spark, full of spunk and loaded with potential. Then suddenly, her life was turned inside out when after just one sexual encounter with her high-school boyfriend, she became pregnant at the...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Freight handlers and custom brokers say they are frustrated with the performance of the Automatic System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) a year after its roll out, noting frequent breakdown is crippling operations and causing unwanted disruptions. The...

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

It comes as no surprise to Myrtle and George Quallo Sr that their son, George Fitzroy Quallo, has been appointed to lead the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:59 AMPaul Clarke

Failure to address mental health issues in children could end up costing the Government millions of dollars in providing legal and other corrective measures if nothing is done to address the problem, asserts special educator Ruthlyn James, director...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Andrew Taylor was like scores of other Jamaican teenagers, full of energy and a determination to make a better life for himself.But like so many other young Jamaicans, the challenge of living in a depressed inner-city community saw him being caught...

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...

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