JFJ cash crisis

The country's most high-profile human-rights lobby, Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ), has revealed it might have to cut some of the services it offers to the public should it fail in its bid to secure an estimated $35 million in international grant funding to offset operational expenses....

Funds shortfall keeps maritime training below potential

A lack of resources has been blamed for hindering the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) from having a greater impact.The cry comes from both Jamaica College principal, Ruel Reid, and Executive Director of the CMI Dr Fritz Pinnock....

19-year-old cancer survivor remains undaunted

Nineteen-year-old Mario Spencer is an amazing young man. Bone cancer may have shattered his dreams of playing professional football, threatened to take his life, greatly affected his health and put his life on a different path, but throughout the three-year ordeal...

Big opportunities in maritime sector

Jamaica stands to gain billions of dollars if the maritime sector receives the necessary investment.Fritz Pinnock, executive director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), gave eye-opening figures last Thursday during a presentation at the CMI to...

Look at heritage to overcome test stress

Revisiting Jamaica's powerful history is key to helping local students ease their anxiety before tests.That is the opinion of American psychologist, Dr Mark Bolden, who was speaking to education stakeholders on the topic 'Roots of Student Testing...

Four arrested for sexual offences

Four more adults are in police custody today facing allegations relating to various sexual offences.Investigators from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) yesterday announced the arrest of the four over...

NCU recognises security forces for Jamaica 50

Nineteen individuals - 17 women and two men - and one institution, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), were recognised as being "Models of Excellence in Nation Building" by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) during its 12th annual Prayer, Thanksgiving...

JFJ calls for protection of INDECOM Act

As the minister of national security moves to open discussions for the review of the legislation governing the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act, local human-rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ)...

ECJ wrong this time

SENATOR TOM Tavares-Finson's ill-advised, nasty and vicious attack on Member of Parliament Everald Warmington for his views of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) exemplifies what is wrong...

KD backs Warmington

Government Senator K.D. Knight on Friday added his voice to those critical of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) proposals on campaign financing. Knight appeared to have formed an alliance with St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament Everald Warmington...

Injured, but not out

EAST PORTLAND Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield has declared that the debilitating hip injury he suffered from a fall in his constituency last month will not prevent him from showing up for sittings...

Spotty Parliament attendance record

THREE MEMBERS of Parliament have scored perfect attendance records for sittings of the House of Representatives in the first 100 days of the rein of the People's National Party's (PNP)....

Legislative agenda stalls

THE Portia Simpson Miller-led administration has failed to table even one piece of legislation in Parliament during its first 100 days in office. The Order Paper, a document containing a synopsis of the issues before the legislature for debate...

Small steps being made to deal with corruption

Executive Director of the National Integrity Action Limited, Professor Trevor Munroe, is hailing what he sees as "a number of firsts - small but significant and unprecedented steps - towards greater transparency and accountability in Jamaica's...

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