|Chaos at tax office - New online system fails - Customers disgruntled
Tempers flared inside the Inland Revenue Department and Tax Collectorate at Cross Roads, St. Andrew, yesterday, after the online Automated Motor Vehicle System (AMVS), which promised a faster service, failed.
Norway writes off debt with Jamaica
Jamaica will have its debt with Norway, incurred from shipping purchases in the 1970s, written off, the Norway Government announced yesterday. Jamaica, together with Ecuador, Egypt, Peru and Sierra Leone, owed a combined US$80 million...
Empty promises for Josť Marti - Technical High School still waiting for new classrooms from Education Ministry
Grades seven to nine students at the Josť Marti Technical High School in St. Catherine, are still operating on a staggered system, despite promises from the Ministry of Education and Youth that a building to accommodate them...
University of Technology (UTech) to assist needy students
The University of Technology will spend at least $62.7 million to assist students who were unable to meet the September 29 deadline for tuition payments, according to corporate communications manager, Hector Wheeler.
JLP's Everald Warmington resigns
EVERALD WARMINGTON, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for South West St. Catherine, has resigned as chairman of the party's Area Council Two. Mr. Warmington, however, has said that he still remains a member of the party...
Four Jamaicans in HIV vaccine trial
The Epidemiology Research and Training Unit (ERTU) in the Ministry of Health has, to date, enrolled four persons for the HIV vaccine trial, according to Professor Peter Figueroa, principal investigator.
Bahamian doctor appeals court's forfeiture order
A Bahamian doctor whose US$130,000 (J$8.58 million) aircraft was ordered forfeited to the Jamaican government after it was used in a drug-trafficking operation, is asking the Court of Appeal to set aside the order.
Murder accused remanded in custody
Dwayne Lewis, the man who allegedly stabbed to death his child's mother and her female friend, was remanded in custody when he appeared before Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey, yesterday.
'Deportees' to get a second chance - Proposed farm village to reintegrate persons in society
An agricultural project aimed at engaging Jamaican 'deportees' in meaningful activities, as well as assist them to reintegrate into the society, is being established.
Materials arrive for Yallahs bridge
SOME OF the materials to be used in the construction of a bridge at the Yallahs Ford in St. Thomas are being trucked to the site even though the National Works Agency (NWA) said no contract had been awarded for erecting the structure.
Showdown in Parliament - Buchanan's censure motion against Samuda tops agenda
A heated debate is expected during today's sitting of the House of Representatives as Parliament puts the spotlight on a censure motion moved by Government back-bencher Donald Buchanan against Jamaica Labour party (JLP)...