Jump-start for JEEP

The Government says it has identified at least $4 billion to fuel its much-touted Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).However, the source of the money is not clear despite an attempt at an explanation yesterday by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips....

A great Jamaican man laid to rest

The thanksgiving service for the life of Alexander Barclay Ewart, held at the University Chapel, Mona, yesterday, was permeated with much laughter, as family and friends shared their fond memories of the man...

Jubilee probe still planned despite nurses' denials

Despite adamant claims by nurses at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston that they did nothing wrong in handling the delivery of 23-year-old Tashamna Martin's baby, the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is continuing an independent...

Jamaica pays dearly for youth crime, says UN report

Youth crime is costing Jamaica billions of dollars each year and choking the life out of the economy. That is one of the major findings of a new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has...

US supports proposal for non-lethal weapons for cops

The United States has responded positively to a proposal from National Security Minister Peter Bunting for the police to be equipped with more non-lethal weapons. Less that one week ago, Bunting declared that he would be looking to develop the necessary policy ...

Safety concerns delay work on Palisadoes project

The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday delayed the planned closure of a section of the northbound lane along the Palisadoes roadway in Kingston.The closure was to be effective yesterday morning and remain in place for three months...

Riverton nightmare - Smoke from landfill fire covers sections of Kingston

SECTIONS OF the city and communities in Kingston 20 were yesterday covered with thick smog as noxious fumes emanated from a large fire at the Riverton landfill. Irked by the recurring problem of fires at the landfill and the health risks ...

No new debt exchange, says finance minister

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday underscored the Government's determination not to enter another debt exchange, despite the debilitating impact the debt burden is having on the country. Phillips also reaffirmed his party's pre-election...

Handwriting expert called in as murder trial stalls

In keeping with a new policy implemented last week by the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to prevent fabrication of evidence, a murder case was yesterday adjourned until February 15 for the handwriting expert...

Judge considers bail for Stone Crusher boss

Senior Puisne judge Gloria Smith is to decide on February 28 if bail will be granted to the alleged leader of the St James-based Stone Crusher gang, Eldon Calvert, and two other men who are facing murder charges. The case was also put off yesterday...

PM's oral question time dumped

UNLIKE FORMER Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who allowed himself to be questioned in Parliament without notice, Portia Simpson Miller will be sticking to the letter of the parliamentary guidelines....

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