| 'We are on target' - LOC boss distances group from Kingston mess
The head of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 has distanced his organisation from the deplorable state of Kingston, just two months before the event, and suggested some government agencies are failing...
Courts lobby for resources to aid speedy trials
The Hilary session of the Home Circuit Court opened yesterday with Miss Justice Jennifer Straw calling on the Government to ensure that the courts have the resources to try cases in a timely manner.
Renewed call for health tourism
Calls for Jamaica to engage in health tourism were refreshed yesterday when Fabian Brown, chief executive officer of the St. Joseph's Hospital, said the nation should be capitalising on its tropical climate and geographic location...
Portland residents protest cell tower
Tensions are mounting among residents of Fairy Hill in Portland, who are complaining about plans by mobile telecommunications company Digicel to erect a cellular tower in their community.
'Bail only in exceptional events'
Supreme Court Judge Kay Beckford has warned that it is only in exceptional circumstances or if the Crown's case is very weak that accused persons will be granted bail. The judge issued the warning yesterday in the Home Circuit Court...
Ripon Road to get facelift
The National Works Agency (NWA) will be carrying out repair work on Ripon Road between Wednesday and Saturday this week. Ripon Road is approximately half a kilometer in length and is located between Eureka and Oxford roads in the Kingston 5 area.
Judge alarmed at increase in sex crimes
SPANISH TOWN, St. Catherine: High Court Judge Justice Ingrid Mangatal yesterday expressed concern about the high number of sexual offences taking place in St. Catherine, and said she hoped the police would do all in their power...
CARICOM Special Visa
What is it? - During the period of February 1, 2007 to May 15, 2007, special visa arrangements will apply to all visitors for any purpose to any of the 10 CARICOM countries. The visa is to ensure ease of travel within the region for all visitors.
Not afraid to get his hands dirty
ON DECEMBER 30 when most persons were laying out their fancy duds for New Year's Eve celebrations, Assistant Commissioner of Police Les Green and members of his team were at the Martin Hill landfill in Manchester....