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Contractor General Dirk Harrison is calling for a detailed review of the new owners of telecommunications company Caricel Jamaica. It was announced earlier this month that South African company, Involution Limited, had bought...

Security expert Lieutenant Commander George Overton is expressing doubt the increases in fines and penalties for violating the Road Traffic Act will result in much change among motorists. Lieutenant Commander Overton, who was a guest...

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has advised that several schools will be closed on March 5, as they will be used as polling stations to facilitate the by-elections in St Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division in the...

International human rights watchdog Amnesty International continues to raise concern about extrajudicial killings in Jamaica. In its annual report released yesterday, Amnesty International states that unlawful killings – some of which may...

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has disclosed that his office’s investigation of the $427.9 million used car contract for the police force is now complete and a report is being prepared. Harrison gave the update last night after...

The Education Ministry says a formal investigation is underway into an explosion that occurred at the Mona High School yesterday afternoon. Reports are that while a Chemistry teacher was setting up the lab for a display for Jamaica Day, there was...

Contractor general Dirk Harrison says his office is probing allegations about the use of money from the Equalisation Fund to repair three roads in St Andrew North Western where a by-election will be held on March 5. The claim was...

Acting Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has reportedly described the recent meeting of judges and subsequent issuing of a declaration on his appointment as an unfortunate event to be avoided. He reportedly expressed the sentiment at a February 16 meeting...

Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says he will hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam, owned by the Venezuelan...

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) is reporting that the 190 megawatt power plant under construction in Old Harbour Bay, is now over 40 per cent complete.   It says this year, Phase 2 of the project will see mechanical and...

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has announced that grade-five students will sit mock exams for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) in June. In an interview with JIS News, Senator Reid said all the necessary arrangements have already been made...

St John’s, Antigua: The Windward Volcanoes saw off the Guyana Jaguars with a 53-run victory in semi-final action of the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Cup at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here Thursday night. After being sent in to bat by...
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