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Juliet Holness, the St Andrew East Rural representative, banged the speaker's gavel shouting "order" as members of both side of the House of Representatives beat desks to acknowledge her 'elevation' this afternoon.

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says there needs to be a comprehensive review of the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act which relaxed the usage of ganja in the country. In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament this...

Head of the St James Police, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Marlon Nesbeth, is lamenting the availability of guns in the parish, which he says criminals fire without discretion when committing crimes.     His comment...

Caribbean Airlines is advising its customers to ensure they are informed about the vaccination requirements of the countries to which they are travelling. Head of Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure says to ensure an uninterrupted travel...

Twenty-two prisoners have been transferred from the Port Antonio police station lock-up to facilitate fogging on the cell blocks as the ministry of health steps up its drive against the dreaded Zika virus.

Minister without portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Daryl Vaz, has declined to give further details of the 80,000 jobs he announced will soon be created saying, he doesn’t want to get people’s hopes up....

Jovan Johnson, Parliamentary Reporter The Finance Ministry has admitted that the spending of sums by the government to refurbish a floor of the old Oceana Hotel in downtown Kingston at a cost close to the figure the building was sold for raises...

The National Caucus of (People's National Party (PNP)) Councillors says it’s extremely concerned about the recent raids at parish councils, saying they appear to be political in nature. Last week the Major Organised Crime and Anti-...

The Principal of the Harmon’s Primary School in Manchester, Georgia Waugh Richards, is the new President-elect designate of the Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA). She is to be officially declared at the JTA's annual conference in...

Cigarette company Carreras is warning the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit Craven ‘A’ cigarettes. Carreras says the Craven ‘A’ cigarettes carry a best before date of April 2014 and a product code with the digits:...

The Cannabis Licensing Authority has so far received more than 200 applications from persons who want to get involved in Jamaica’s ganja industry. This was revealed by Minister without portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation...

The Manchester Health Department is threatening sanctions of up to $1 million for people who refuse to allow health teams to access their premises to carry out mosquito control activities. The Chief Public Health Inspector in Manchester, Charmaine...

 Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson is warning that the government will be taking stronger action against employment agencies scamming Jamaican job seekers. About 30 private employment agencies currently operate in...

The Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson says a reform committee is now exploring ways to prevent the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) from running out of money. The NIS provides a range of retirement and employment benefits to...

The Auditor General has found that the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) has disbursed almost half of a multimillion-dollar loan fund to members of a committee set up to administer the loan programme as well as senior employees of the Agriculture...

Eleven people were reportedly shot in Area One last night resulting in the deaths of four of them. This morning, the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, was only able to provide limited information on three of the...
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