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Stories by Romario Scott

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has disclosed that the Government has so far exceeded its capital expenditure budget by five per cent.The capital budget is the money set aside for new projects like roads, schools, and hospitals.According to Clarke...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 1:11 PMRomario Scott

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid has given instructions for all employees of his ministry to be trained and certified.   Speaking at a ceremony last week at the Mona Visitor's Lodge where a summary of the Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:18 PMRomario Scott

Lennox Channer, a vice president of the Jamaica Broilers Group, has been appointed the new chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT).  The announcement was made last week by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Hanover, while...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott

Education Minister Ruel Reid has made it clear that he would be making a strident push to shake up the educational system that he believes is over reliant on the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) from the Caribbean Examination Council...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The last time they were seen face to face in public was during the bruising Manat Enquiry back in 2011, with the two gladiators going at each other against the background of an allegation of 'chair kicking' many years earlier.But last Friday, K.D....

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Painted as the scavengers of the industry, fly-by-night funeral directors have increased from an estimated 120 to 150 in recent months, forcing those certified in the field to sound the alarm as to the threat facing Jamaicans.Armed with that they...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 1:55 PMRomario Scott

Christopher Zacca, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Group Jamaica, has charged that the government needs to move to undertake an overhaul of the governance of public bodies. Zacca contends that the issues that have arisen at the...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 4:06 PMRomario Scott

A study into the treatment of families by staff whose children are in neonatal intensive care units at hospitals has found that, on a consistent basis, a majority of parents indicated that they were very satisfied with how they were treated....

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 5:31 PMRomario Scott

The JA KIDS 2011 Birth Cohort study found that there were 158 neonatal deaths between July 1 and September 30, 2011. The data, which was presented today at the JA KIDS conference at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, showed that 84...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 3:44 PMRomario Scott

The findings of the JA KIDS 2011 Birth Cohort  study are scheduled to start being released this evening at a conference at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.  The two-day conference, which began today, is organised by the JA...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Several People's National Party (PNP) supporters in St Elizabeth North East are adamant that the constituency, which has been solidly 'orange' over the years, could go 'green' because it has not had a good political representative since the time of...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has appointed Professor Dale Webber as the principal for the Mona Campus.  The decision was made during a meeting at the Regional Headquarters of the UWI in St Andrew yesterday. Webber takes the...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A massive shake-up is now under way of the management and oversight teams responsible for the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, as health officials hasten to halt declining confidence in the operations of the ailing facility....

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:39 AMRomario Scott

The Government and World Bank on Wednesday signed a US$4.875 million grant to help vulnerable fishing and fish farming communities in Jamaica to adopt climate-resilient practices. An estimated 50,000 people are engaged in fishing...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 1:57 PMRomario Scott

Attorneys representing businessman Brent Bunting in the wounding case with music producer Andrew 'Anju Blax'  Myrie, have indicated a willingness to take the matter to mediation. The matter was mentioned in the Kingston...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 1:28 PMRomario Scott

Opposition Senator K D Knight has threatened to 'rouse up' Jamaicans against the Government if it does not present a crime plan by the end of April. At Tuesday's sitting of the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 4:32 PMRomario Scott

Councillor for the Lluidas Vale Division in North West St Catherine, Hugh Graham, has been endorsed to run as the Member of Parliament in the next general election.

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:14 AMRomario Scott

It’s the final week of campaigning before the March 5 by-election in North West St Andrew and both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have made clear their intentions to crank up the machinery in...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The People's National Party's (PNP) standard- bearer in the North West St Andrew constituency, Keisha Hayle, has set her eyes on overturning the three-decade reign of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the constituency by targeting the more than 18,...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A high-ranking official of the European Union (EU) has admitted that its decision to retreat from offering preferential treatment on commodities such as banana and sugar has had a devastating impact on the region's economy.But, Stefano Manservisi,...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:03 AMRomario Scott

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has taken issue with how the police and other agencies of government catalogue and present statistics relating to crime.Mitchell, who has been pushing buttons over the...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Even as technology companies race to fix a massive vulnerability unearthed this week in a wide array of technology products, consumers and the public at large are being warned to be vigilant when handling these devices, especially those using Intel...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As much as US$500 was being charged on Monday by motorcyclists who took advantage of the desperation of holiday visitors headed to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston but who were stuck in traffic and feared that they would miss...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The potential injury to Jamaica's tourism reputation and echoing howls from an outraged public have sent several heads of agencies scampering for a comeback as pressure was being brought to bear from all quarters for persons to be held accountable...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Yesterday's passing of highly respected journalist Ian Boyne occasioned an outpouring of grief on popular social media sites, with many users taking to Facebook and Twitter to register their disbelief and utter shock at the news of his death.On the...

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