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Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Veteran journalist Ian Boyne was yesterday hospitalised after suffering what the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) called a medical emergency.It was not immediately clear how serious his condition was.Boyne, the deputy chief executive officer of the...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Sprint legend Usain St Leo Bolt has been immortalised in bronze with the unveiling of an eight-foot statue in his likeness at Jamaica's National Stadium yesterday, depicting his trademark 'To the World' stance.Bolt, who opted to "freestyle" in his...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than two years ago, Bowden Hill Primary and Infant School in Stony Hill, St Andrew, was scrapped and ordered closed by the Ministry of Education because it was considered non-viable. But, at the insistence of residents, it was reopened and is...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Cough syrups, alcohol-laced gummy bears and ganja disguised in e-cigarettes are among the products being abused by Jamaican teens in their quest to get a high and relieve stress, but there are concerns that this might be placing their health and...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Michelle Murray* has been living with HIV for more than 10 years and is defiant that the dreaded disease, which has already robbed her of an unborn child, will not take her to her grave.The 44-year-old woman from St Catherine found out that she was...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Rent Assessment Board was last week left defending itself after landlords, suffering the pangs of unruly and delinquent tenants, questioned its relevance amid mounting complaints from homeowners.Since the start of the year, the state agency said...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott

The idea of taxing men to compensate women for 'care work' surfaced last Thursday, along with a range of other recommendations, during a forum hosted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).During the forum, held at the Spanish Court...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Pokar Chandiram, a man described as giving unstinting service to the class of the indigent, elderly and impoverished Jamaicans, has died.The businessman, whose generosity benefited numerous Jamaican service clubs, was described as a "leading a life...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:38 AM

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While some persons are allowed unfettered access through checkpoints in the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO)-controlled Denham Town in west Kingston, others are properly searched before leaving or entering, as per the terms of the operations.This...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The new paint job on the world-famous 'Redemption Song' statue at Emancipation Park in New Kingston has not gone unnoticed by members of the public.The statue received a facelift recently, and some members of the public are calling it majestic and...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Financial expert Dennis Chung will join the Supreme Ventures Group (SVL) as chief financial officer (CFO), effective February 1 next year.Chung, current chief executive officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), is a...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has granted a six-months moratorium on tax and duties valued at over $34 million for vehicles imported by O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Ltd for the Ministry of National Security.The...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

No stone will be left unturned in the search for the killers of retired Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams, whose body was found in the back of his car yesterday morning, the police hierarchy has said.Police Commissioner George Quallo has instructed...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston

Ground was broken yesterday at the Jamalco for New Fortress Energy gas-fired heat and power plant. The project is the result of a partnership that signals the beginning of great things for the job market and the parish of Clarendon.The project will...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju

Describing the development of the National Petroleum Codes as a “very significant event”, James Rawle, chairman of the standards council at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), has charged the Government and industry players to continue to work together to ensure that these are implemented as a matter of course throughout the country...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has announced a plan to collaborate with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to house traffic violators who fail to capitalise on a new traffic ticket amnesty deadline set for January 14, 2018, at Up Park Camp...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The chronic shortage of space at the Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland will soon be a thing of the past as plans are in the pipeline for a new block to be constructed, the institution's chairman, Eric 'Busha' Clarke, has said....

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given the assurance that the Government will be hosting public consultations in the form of town hall meetings to provide further clarification on the National Identification System (NIDS).The first meeting is...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A police investigator has testified that he saw more than 50 large stones inside the house where a mentally ill man was allegedly set upon and chopped to death by a St Ann woman, her husband, and three children.According to Detective Sergeant...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Two powerful sector groups - the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) - have blasted the Government for what they consider incompetence and lack of accountability to taxpayers, which was...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Ministry of National Security is scampering to secure 100 vehicles on the local market "in the shortest possible time" in the wake of an avalanche of criticism by sector groups over a failure by O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

For more than three hours yesterday, firefighters from St Catherine, as well as the Kingston and St Andrew fire divisions, battled a huge fire that eventually destroyed a vast section of the Geddes Refrigeration Limited building off Spanish Town...

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