J'can connection

BELEAGUERED PREMIER of the Cayman Islands, William McKeeva Bush, says his attempt to improve the immigration status of Jamaicans caused a "bang up" between himself and the governor - Duncan Taylor - of the British territory.

JUTC fare increase likely

Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies says he is satisfied that the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) can justify its request for an increase in bus fares.

School shooting leaves 26 dead

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (AP):A man opened fire on Friday inside a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, by blasting his way through two rooms as youngsters cowered helplessly in the...

22 children stabbed in China

BEIJING (AP):A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes yesterday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and...

Coffee leaf rust threatens industry

THE LOCAL coffee industry is facing a serious threat from the coffee leaf rust, a disease caused by the fungus (Hemileia vastatrix) and which is one of the most potentially devastating threats to the coffee industry worldwide.

Know your rights!

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:CRUISE-SHIP workers are being urged to empower themselves by obtaining knowledge about their rights to benefits from their employers.

Top constable places 'service over self'

Almost 10 years ago, Jason Rodriques had just left high school and, like many people in their late teens, wasn't sure of his next move.

OCG warns Cabinet against violating law

THE OFFICE of the Contractor General is indicating that the Office of the Cabinet and/or the Cabinet of Jamaica has refused to comply with a requisition of the contract oversight body and as such could be in flagrant violation of the rule of law.

Tax deadline extended

Tax Administration Jamaica has advised that the deadline for business persons and companies to make fourth-quarter payments of estimated income tax for 2012 has been extended to Monday.The payments were initially due today but the time was extended...

Embrace the power of peace - Rev Lewis

Turn on the news lately and it doesn't make for pleasant viewing.

Thwaites looking to reform ASTEP

The Ministry of Education is looking into ways to transform the Alternative Secondary Transition Education Programme (ASTEP).

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