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Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Following a below-par 2016-2017 crop year, a number of local manufacturers will be starting their sugar production much earlier this season as they seek to make up for the shortfalls from last year.Except for Worthy Park Estate, in St...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Serju

Owners Pan Caribbean Sugar Company will take control of the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon, at least for the 2017-18 sugar crop, agriculture minister Karl Samuda said on Wednesday, but uncertainty about the fate of the facilities thereafter has...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMLeon Jackson

Western Bureau:After an anxious six-year wait, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) says that vendors in Falmouth, Trelawny, are poised to get the promised craft market, which is key to the expansion of their various businesses, by mid-October....

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Jamaica's Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, has issued a stern warning to young people in general, and students in particular, to stay away from lottery scamming, noting that there is much more to life than the acquisition of...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government's decision to draw down on National Housing Trust (NHT) money was as a consequence of "circumstances" and not just to use the funds to do other things.He was speaking at yesterday's...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Consumers can no longer use price to differentiate real from counterfeit goods competing for their money. Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, head of the Anti-trafficking in Persons Unit, revealed that illicit traders were selling fake brands at...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMErica Virtue

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid yesterday made his contribution to the State of the Nation debate in the Upper House with a presentation, which though heavily skewed to the education side of his portfolio, nonetheless included a brief mention...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has suggested that persons who recently obtained a divorce decree should check with the Supreme Court to ensure that it is valid.Chuck made the suggestion yesterday following his shocking revelation that the Justice...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:30 PM

The Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has revealed that a major police probe is now underway involving staff members in the divorce unit of the Supreme Court.

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:58 AMChristopher Serju

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has given Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, a seven-day ultimatum during which he must retract a recent statement that some of its members continue to rob the...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:53 AMErica Virtue

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday told journalists that it was not the intention of the Government to withhold information, although the Government’s chief spokesman has had to offer numerous clarifications on policy issues from Cabinet...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:29 AMEdmond Campbell

Following a stern warning from Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown against the abuse of state resources in St Mary South East in order to gain political mileage in a pending by-election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he only answers to...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:11 AMSyranno Baines

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, a group of private sector players have banded together to alleviate the suffering in Dominica by seeking to collect and donate four container loads of essential products, in addition to...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:10 AMLivern Barrett

The nation’s top prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, has directed that a thorough investigation be conducted after a man admitted yesterday that he used the same land title to secure bail for persons accused of gun crimes, some of whom were not...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness's promised job letters to Cabinet ministers did not materialise despite a pre-election promise to do so, but, speaking at his quarterly media briefing at Jamaica House yesterday, Holness said that ways have been found...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

Jamaicans are being urged to re-engage in the long-held practice of love for neighbour and oneself in order to re-engineer socially accepted norms in the society.The call was made by His Grace Kenneth Richards at a special tree-planting ceremony in...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyrannno Baines

A guiding principle of the Mountain View-based Excelsior Community College (ECC) is the empowerment of at-risk youth within the nine communities that surround the institution, according to ECC principal, Philmore McCarthy.In commemorating Men's Day...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the commissioners preparing a report on the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s will get no more extensions to complete their work.The Cabinet approved a three-month extension last week for the...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Andrew Holness administration is working feverishly to table legislation in Parliament for the establishment of fixed election dates in Jamaica.Holness told journalists at his second quarterly press conference yesterday at Jamaica House that...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:11 PM

Three men accused of pumping 12 bullets into another have failed to turn up for court in the middle of their murder trial.

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:03 AMEdmond Campbell

Children in Jamaica are among the most vulnerable groups affected by rising poverty levels and account for almost half of those living in poverty, according to the National Policy on Poverty, a White Paper tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Mario Morrison and Gregory Roberts, the men charged with the murder of 15-year-old Shineka Gray earlier this year, will return to the St James Parish Court on October 9 when their case will be heard for committal to the Circuit Court....

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Jamaican Government will not be able to provide a sovereign guarantee for the multimillion-US-dollar project to develop Government Circle, comprising the construction of a parliament building, a museum,...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AM

The devastation being experienced in several countries in the Caribbean has not escaped the attention of business owners in Jamaica, who have urged their associates to make sure that plans are in place to alleviate damage should the country...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Ministry of Finance has moved to ease the pressure on the beleaguered court system by confirming, through a letter, that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will now be able to employ some additional staff.The information...

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