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Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:33 PMRomario Scott

Opposition spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting is bemoaning the number of young men and teenagers involved in serious crimes across the country.  His reaction comes as the police and residents in communities being affected by crime...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Jamaican billionaire banker Michael Lee-Chin is said to be stunned by an attempt of fraudsters using his name and image to lure unsuspecting individuals to click on an advertisement, and who themselves become pawns in an online scheme to generate...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The president of the People's National Party (PNP) is being warned to carefully handle the selection process of candidate to run on the party's ticket to contest a by-election to replace Portia Simpson Miller as member of parliament for South West...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that had Finance Minister Audley Shaw followed existing government protocols, he would not have racked up an over $8 million one-year cell phone bill, rejecting Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A Government senator has come to the defence of embattled Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw, suggesting that he was the victim of "reckless business practices", which has caused him to rack up a whopping telephone bill of more than...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Amid a chilling double-digit spike in murders since the start of the year, the president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, is calling on citizens to engage in mediation and dispute resolution to settle their differences,...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Telecommunications provider Digicel has indefinitely halted a controversial levy of a prepaid maintenance fee to customers whose monthly spend is less than $50.The development comes as Digicel has been under the microscope of the Office of Utilities...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The World Health Organization (WHO) is expressing alarm over what it says is the increase in cases of a new strain of gonorrhoea that cannot be treated, driving concerns that last-resort drugs will soon be ineffective.According to the WHO, data from...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A flare-up of violence over the past few days across sections of the capital city has plunged the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) into crisis, forcing management to take emergency-like measures in order to manage a surge in demand for...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As public interest heightens over the one-ring scam that some cell-phone users were exposed to on the weekend, Jamaican authorities have sought the assistance of international partners to investigate the matter.Head of the Organised Crime...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

As St Elizabeth seeks to become a major contributor to the growth agenda being pushed by the Government, the parish has found itself reeling, as there are no qualified takers for some jobs requiring high skills and education.At a Gleaner Inside the...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A building to house both the Transport Authority and the Island Traffic Authority is to be constructed in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland.The building, according to the entities involved, will facilitate more efficient transaction for customers in the...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Telecommunications giant Digicel is charging its customers $15 under its new scheme, which seems to penalise those who spend less than $50 per month on their prepaid account.An amendment to the terms and agreement between Digicel and customers gave...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has refused to say how much it will cost the institution to replace the condemned bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey erected at the Faculty of Humanities at the Mona campus. However, it has revealed that...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 11:01 AMRomario Scott

Telecommunication company Digicel is to refund prepaid customers the unannounced monthly maintenance charge it began imposing on some of them on June 22. The Office of Utilities and Regulations (OUR) is probing the matter. In the meantime, Digicel...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced that improvements are coming to the Stay Alert smartphone application as part of measures being implemented to have greater public participation in the fight against crime and violence.Soon,...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The Ministry of National Security, in seeking to get juvenile offenders get back on the right side of the law, yesterday launched its We Transform Youth Empowerment and Reintegration programme.The programme, themed 'Save a Child, Save a Nation will...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:08 AMRomario Scott

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, has hailed women who she says are making strides and moving past the subtle barriers in entrepreneurship in Jamaica.Speaking at a women's empowerment forum hosted by...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

With only a year left before the Ministry of Education replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) with the much-anticipated Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the preparation for transition is on in earnest, and further details have emerged on how...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is embracing the use of technology to enhance patient care delivery which, along with several other infrastructural developments, is to propel the hospital into a first-class facility.Officials of...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

In the face of a 19 per cent spike in murders since the start of the year, there is a strong suggestion coming from an opposition lawmaker that the condemned practice of hanging should resume to face down the crime monster in Jamaica.Ian Hayles,...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:10 AMRomario Scott

Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, has moved to dispel mounting concerns and allegations surrounding the statue of track and field superstar Usain Bolt by unveiling a maquette of his statue.Grange earlier...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

Basil Watson, the sculptor placed at the centre of the controversy surrounding the statue of sprint king Usain Bolt, says he carries no hard feelings for those who have unfairly attacked him in the aftermath of a fake image of the statue circulating...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

A ban on smoking in public spaces - made effective by the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013 - has failed to live up to the promise to protect those who wish not to inhale the noxious fumes being puffed into air by insensitive weed...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

An alarming claim that there has been a dangerous escalation in the number of persons contracting HIV in Jamaica has been rejected by chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye.Earlier this week, Dr Edward Greene, United...

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