Senate chaos

FLOYD Morris, president of the Senate, has vowed to "take decisive action" the next time any senator seeks to ignore his authority.

Fraud probe leaves pensioners in the cold

The Revenue Protection Division (RPD) has acknowledged that up to 150 new pensioners have not received their November payment because of the multimillion-dollar fraud it uncovered at the Accountant General's Department (AGD).

Haliborange Ebola Facts

Under the National Health Emergency Plan, Jamaica has activated the multi-agency Ebola Contingency Action Plan to deal with the country's preparedness and response to the deadly disease that has been deemed the worst global health emergencies in modern times.

'Most Jamaican parents could become criminals if ...'

OPPOSITION LAWMAKER Delroy Chuck has argued strongly that if corporal punishment is completely removed and punished by criminal sanctions, most Jamaican parents would be exposed to criminal prosecution.A

Truck crash scene still being processed

WESTERN BUREAU:Nearly a day after two persons were killed and four others seriously injured when a water truck smashed into a shop in Roehampton district, St James, the Anchovy police are still processing the scene of the tragedy.

Kenyan priest killed in crash

Manchester, Jamaica:A priest is now dead after a major collision with a Knutsford Express bus Thursday evening on the Melrose Bypass.

Pay up and get the benefits - Arscot

WESTERN BUREAU:Local government Minister Noel Arscott has issued a call to property owners in St James to pay their land taxes to help strengthen the local government ministry's capacity to undertake infrastructure development in their communities.

Western Soroptimist club creates history

WESTERN BUREAU:The Western Jamaica Soroptimist International club has been awarded the prize for the Best Practice for Economic Empowerment, for its long-standing project, the Wee Care Basic School, by the Soroptimist International of Great Britain...

Vendor accused of cutting unfit ackees has bail extended

WESTERN BUREAU:The Manchester woman, who was arrested after she was allegedly seen cutting open unfit ackee pods while plying her wares at the Charles Gordon Market, in St James, had her bail extended when she appeared in court yesterday.

Cop walks free from extortion charge

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James policeman who was arrested on extortion charges last August, walked free from the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court after the case against him was dismissed at the complainant's request.

Principal says schools producing unqualified students

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Angela Samuels-Harris, principal of the Montego Bay Community College, says the majority of secondary school students are leaving school without meeting the requirements to attend colleges and universities.

Chik-V monitoring was delayed

Despite recording its first case of chikungunya in July, Jamaica only placed the disease in the tier one significance class in October, long after the mosquito-borne virus created havoc in eastern parishes and the Corporate Area.

Sociologist says contract work a threat to productivity

LABOUR EXPERT Dr Orville Taylor has said that contract work is a threat to the decent work agenda.

Brown continues to defend NHT's purchase

LAMBERT BROWN, president of the University and Allied Workers Union, on Thursday reiterated his position on the National Housing Trust's decision to purchase the Outameni property in Trelawny.

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