Bloody Mess

The chikungunya virus (chik-V) outbreak affecting the island could pose a major challenge to the Blood Bank at a time of the year when blood is usually in high demand

Poverty arrests Akeem's progress

At 19 years old and living in one of the toughest inner-city communities in downtown Kingston, Akeem Laws has emerged as a shining light who enjoys the respect of those around him.

Who's stopping MOM?

A charitable organisation out of the United States, which has donated millions of dollars worth of equipment and supplies to Jamaica over the past 17 years, is now thinking of turning its back on the country because of bungling with a container shipped to the island one year ago.

Chik-V clean-up in Seaview

Member of Parliament for Western St Andrew Anthony Hylton has called for a collective effort to keep the Seaview Gardens community in his constituency clean.

Cutting the red tape

By the end of the first half of next year, persons should be able to register new companies in Jamaica without leaving the comfort of their homes.

MSMEs disorganised

With less than 20 per cent of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) accessing loans through banks and credit unions during their lifetime, the government agency charged with supporting businesses in Jamaica says steps will have to be taken to assist these operators to access funding.

Marshal ready to defend the Houses!

"Mr Marshal, yuh have yuh piece?," Justice Minister Mark Golding jokingly asked as the Senate prepared to sit yesterday.

Orane to lead labour market reform

Businessman Douglas Orane is to chair the Labour Market Reform Commission which has been set up by the Cabinet.

Bill tabled to improve taxpayer's appeal

In keeping with recommendations made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2008, a bill has been tabled in the House of Representatives to have the Taxpayer Appeals Department become an independent entity in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.

KPH superstars

Jamaica's largest trauma centre - the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) - often makes the news with stories that are unpleasant and uncomplimentary to the cadre of medical talent at the facility.

No business here!

The bureaucracy hotline, launched by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton two years ago has died.

'Pour me a drink of cassava punch'

While Jamaica continues to dawdle with a long-touted push to increase the production of cassava, at least one regional state is going full steam ahead with the tuber and Jamaicans could soon see drinks, cakes and even ice cream made from cassava on local supermarket shelves.

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