PM charms China: Simpson Miller's trip signals Jamaica is open for business, says ambassador

Beijing, China: Chinese businesses are being encouraged to come to Jamaica and set up shop with the promise of closer access to United States markets.Ralph Thomas, Jamaica's ambassador in China, said yesterday...

6-y-o dies, sisters injured after freak accident at beach

What started out as a pleasant holiday trip to a beach in St Ann over the weekend was suddenly transformed into a nightmare for a 28-year-old father of two when a jet ski raced out of the water on to land and into...

MoBay's Joseph Whitter remembered as a giving man

Western Bureau:Montego Bay business-man Joseph 'Joe' Whitter, arguably the western city's most accomplished land developer and philanthropist, is dead.Whitter, 81, died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Be wary of complacency in crime fight, says Bunting

Following a New York Times article that lauded Jamaica for its efforts in reducing crime by some 40 per cent since 2009, National Security Minister Peter Bunting is expressing caution.Bunting said while the positive attention is good, the country cannot...

Couples guests show some love

Couples Resorts' repeat guest, Lilliane Bastien, a teacher at the Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School in Montreal, Canada, spent the last few months organising a toy and book drive by her students and their families....

Cops target Mt Salem in anti-gang operation

Western Bureau:The problem-plagued Mount Salem community in St James, which has been a hotbed of gang-related violence, was yesterday targeted by a strong detachment of police and soldiers, who conducted house-to-house searches for gangsters...

NPTAJ raises safety concerns ahead of new school year

With the new academic year set to start in two weeks, stakeholders in the education sector are calling for clear-cut plans to protect thousands of students who will be traversing the war-torn streets in the western...

'No retreat, no surrender,' vows new JTA head

The New Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) president, Dr Mark Nicely, has vowed "no retreat, no surrender" in his union's fight to protect and advance the cause of the membership of the 24,000-strong teachers' union.Delivering his inaugural address...

News in brief

Police personnel could get the go-ahead to start using tasers as a crime-fighting weapon before year end.National Security Minister Peter Bunting says a policy on the use of tasers by members of the security forces should be decided on in the next few...

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