|Government pushes for legislation to stem police killing
With police killings numbering 272 last year and 16 for the month of January 2008, the Government is pushing, early in the new legislative year, to introduce legislation to establish an independent authority to investigate killings by state agents.
Government clamping down on fraudulent cover notes
Government is moving speedily to nab motorists who drive under cover of fraudulent insurance certificates. Using increased technology, the Jamaica Constabulary Force will work with a number of agencies, including the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ), the Inland Revenue Department, and the Ministry of Finance, to clean up the system.
Scots ashamed of role in Jamaican slavery
There is a great stirring of painful memories in Scotland today and Jamaica is at the heart of the reawakening. Many of today's Scots are for the first time being made aware of the role their forebears played in the enslavement of thousands of Africans and in the operation of sugar plantations using slave labour in the West Indies.
Seventeen-year-old Jason Brown emerging from the water after being baptised by Pastor Thomas Bryan of the Seventh-day Adventist Central Conference at the National Arena yesterday.
Stricter laws needed to govern fishing industry
Stakeholders in the fishing industry are this year anticipating the introduction of new and overhauled legislation aimed at better managing the industry. The bill that is to replace the Fishing Industry Act of 1977 has been languishing for several years after review began in 1995, but is expected to be implemented some time this year.